The US Open Polo Championship, the United States’ premier polo tournament, is set to start on Tuesday March 29. The competition, which will be played at International Polo Club Palm Beach, will see a total of 20 teams up to 22 goals, compete. It is worth noting that 7 teams will join those 13 who played the USPA Gold Cup, that came to an end last Sunday. It will indeed one of the best and attractive US Open ever, that will see almost all the best players worldwide.
Among the local and international players who are due to make their debut in the 2022 Gauntlet of Polo are brothers Barto and Camilo Castagnola, Polito Pieres, Nic Roldan, Juan Martín Nero, Pablo Mac Donough, Jason Crowder and Gonzalito Pieres. All of them will provide their skills to the most prestigious tournament of the United States.
These players are part of the seven teams who come from Grand Champions Polo Club, and will join the main draw: Aspen Valley Polo Club, Audi, Casablanca, Grand Champions Polo Club, Santa Rita Polo Farm, Sol de Agosto and Polo Training Foundation.
The tournament format is the follow
-Bracket I will play within the bracket.
-Bracket I plays cross bracket with Bracket III.
-Bracket IV plays within the Bracket.
-Bracket V plays cross bracket with Bracket VI.
After the league stage, teams will seeded into separate brackets:
-Side A: Bracket I, II, III.
-Side B: Bracket IV, V and VI).
-Top three teams from each side will qualify to the quarterfinals.
-Fourth and fifth from each side will have a playoff. The winner of each playoff will step into the quarter finals. yoff winners advance to quarterfinals.
Action will kick off with two games: AUDI vs La Fe & Dutta Corp / Show + vs Old Hickory Bourbon / Airstream. The final is due on Sunday April 24.
US OPEN POLO CHAMPIONSHIP 2022 – TEAMS
BRACKET I 1
GRAND CHAMPIONS POLO CLUB: Riley Ganzi, Gonzalito Pieres, Juan Bollini, Juan Martin Zubia.
SANTA RITA POLO FARM: Melissa Ganzi, Camilo Castagnola, Polito Pieres, Héctor Guerrero.
LA ELINA: Facundo Obregon, Juan Martín Obregon, Gero Obregon, Jared Zenni.
SCONE: David Paradice, Keko Magrini, Poroto Cambiaso, Sapo Caset.
G-STRING POLO PONIES: Gillian Johnston, Nico Escobar, Nico Pieres, Julian de Lusarreta.
CK SHACK: Henry Porter, Facha Valent, Santiago Toccalino, Kris Kampsen.
CASABLANCA: Juan Bollini Jr., Sugar Erskine, Agustin Merlos, Luis Escobar.
ASPEN VALLEY POLO CLUB: Vinny Sangaline, Pablo Mac Donough, Alejandro Novillo Astrada, TBA.
SD FARMS: Sayyu Dantata, Lucas Escobar, Pelon Stirling, Peco Polledo.
PARK PLACE: Andrey Borodin / Josh Hyde, Juan Britos, Hilario Ulloa, Cody Ellis.
LA FE: Louis Devaleix, Robi Bilbao, Francisco Elizalde, Lucas Diaz Alberdi.
LA INDIANA: Stewart Armstrong, Jeff Hall, Luquitas Criado, Mariano Aguerre.
TAMERA: Alejandro Poma, Jejo Taranco, Diego Cavanagh, Segundo Saravi.
DUTTA CORP / SHOW+: Timmy Dutta, Tomás García del Río, Iñaki Laprida, Joaquin Avendaño.
POLO TRAINING FOUNDATION: Nic Roldan, Carlitos Gracida, Jesse Bray, Matias González.
CESSNA: Will Johnston, Camp Campbell, Miguel Novillo Astrada, Gringo Colombres.
OLD HICKORY BOURBON / AIRSTREAM: Matías Magrini, Santino Magrini, Stevie Orthwein, Joaquin Panelo.
SOL DE AGOSTO: Paquito de Narváez, Grant Ganzi, Juan Martin Nero, Torito Ruiz.
PILOT: Curtis Pilot, Mackenzie Weisz, Facundo Pieres, Matias Torres Zavaleta.
The order of play of the opening day of the US Open Polo Championshipon Tuesday March 29, is the following:
11am: AUDI vs La Fe.
3pm: Dutta Corp / Show+ vs Old Hickory Bourbon / Airstream