The draw of the upcoming CV Whitney Cup took place on Monday January 31. The CV Whitney Cup is the opening tournament of the 22-goal Gauntlet of Polo hosted by International Polo Club Palm Beach.
The CV Whitney Cup will kickoff on Sunday February 6 and the final is due on Sunday February 27. The tournament will see nine teams battling for the title, among them, the current reigning champions, Park Place.
Originally known as the U.S. Handicap, the C.V. Whitney Cup was played for the first time in 1979 by handicap, in conjunction with the U.S. Open, at Retama Polo Center in San Antonio, Texas. Nine years later, in 1988, the tournament was renamed for C.V. Whitney Cup, as a tribute to Cornelius Vanderbilt “Sonny” Whitney, an avid polo player and three-time winner of the U.S. Open in 1928, 1937 and 1938, and son of 10-goal Hall of Famer Harry Payne Whitney.
Cover photo by Agustina Fonda.
CV WHITNEY CUP – TEAMS:
Cessna: Will Johnston 2, Camp Campbell 2, Miguel Novillo Astrada 9, Gringo Colombres 8. Total: 21.
Coca Cola: Gillian Johnston 1, Nico Escobar 5, Rufino Bensadon 9, Julián de Lusarreta 7. Total: 22.
Dutta Corp/Show+: Timmy Dutta 4, Tomás García del Río 8, Iñaki Laprida 7, Joaquin Avendaño 3. Total: 22.
La Fe: Louis Devaleix 0, Robi Bilbao 5, Francisco Elizalde 9, Lucas Díaz Alberdi 6. Total: 20.
La Indiana: Stewart Armstrong 3, Jeff Hall 6, Lucas Criado 5, Mariano Aguerre 7. Total: 21.
Park Place: Andrey Borodin 0, Juan Britos 9, Hilario Ulloa 9, Cody Ellis 3. Total: 21.
Pilot: Curtis Pilot 0, Mackenzie Weisz 5, Facundo Pieres 10, Matias Torres Zavaleta 7. Total: 22.
Scone: David Paradice 0, Keko Magrini 3, Poroto Cambiaso 9, Adolfo Cambiaso 10. Total: 22.
SD Farms: Sayyu Dantata 0, Lucas Escobar 4, Pelon Stirling 10, Peco Polledo 6. Total: 20.
CV WHITNEY CUP – FIXTURE
Sunday February 6
11am: Scone vs. Dutta Corp/Show+
Monday February 7
11am: Cessna vs. SD Farms
3pm: Coca Cola vs. Pilot
Thursday February 10
11am: Scone vs. La Fe
3pm: Coca Cola vs. Park Place
Friday February 11
12pm: Cessna vs. La Indiana
Sunday February 13
3pm: Park Place vs. Pilot
Monday February 14
11am: La Indiana vs. SD Farms
3pm: Dutta Corp/Show + vs. La Fe
Thursday February 17
Playoff 8th. vs. 9th.
Saturday February 19
11am: Quarter final
3pm: 40 Goal Challenge Benefitting Polo Players Support Group
Sunday February 20
Quarter finals at 10am, 12pm and 3pm
Wednesday February 23
Semifinals at 11am and 3pm
SUNDAY FEBRUARY 27, 3pm – FINAL CV WHITNEY CUP