August 20, 2023

AMERICA CUP

AMERICA CUP™

TOURNAMENT HISTORY

The America Cup, formerly known as the 16-Goal Championship, was first played in 1974 and is a national tournament currently held at the Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club in Carpinteria, California. Boca Raton holds the record for most tournament victories, claiming the cup in seven of the first eight years of competition, with John T. Oxley a member of each team. Recent champions include Restoration Hardware (2013, 2018), Farmers & Merchants Bank (2015, 2016, 2017, 2019), Santa Clara (2020) and BenSoleimani.com (2021).

In 2022, a battle between Klentner Ranch (Patrick Uretz, Santiago Toccalino, Jesse Bray, Justin Klentner) and Antelope (Grant Palmer, Joaquin Avendaño, Felipe Vercellino, Matias Torres Zavaleta) came down to the wire to determine the victor. Early contributions from Klentner Ranch’s Uretz and Bray set the offensive tone for a five-goal performance from Toccalino to power past Antelope 11-10, raising the America Cup and the bar for the remainder of the high-goal season. Read article here.

This year's edition of the America Cup will be played as the second preliminary game of the NetJets Pacific Coast Open. Recent Farmers & Merchants Bank Silver Cup champions Brookshire will square off against Farmers & Merchants Bank who are hoping to capture their fifth America Cup title.

U.S. Polo Assn., official global apparel brand of the United States Polo Association (USPA), announced it will serve as the Stadium Sponsor and Official Apparel Brand for the 2023 America Cup. U.S. Polo Assn. will be featured in multiple ways including stadium branding and apparel throughout the tournament.

Photo: 2022 America Cup Champions: Klentner Ranch - Santiago Toccalino, Jesse Bray, Patrick Uretz, Justin Klentner. ©David Lominska

TEAMS AND ROSTERS

Bracket I

Bracket II

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Bracket V

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Bracket IX

Bracket X

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Brookshire (1-0)

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Scott Wood
Outdoor: 0
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Mariano 'Peke' Gonzalez Jr.
Outdoor: 7
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Paco 'Paquito' de Narvaez Jr.
Outdoor: 4
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Tomas Panelo
Outdoor: 8
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Ignacio 'Nachi' Viana
Substitute
Outdoor: 5

Farmers & Merchants Bank (FMB) (0-1)

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Will Busch
Alternate
Outdoor: 2
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Lucas Criado Sr.
Outdoor: 6
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David 'Pelon' Stirling
Outdoor: 9
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Matt Walker
Outdoor: 2
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Danny Walker
Injured
Outdoor: 2
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Juan Curbelo
Substitute
Outdoor: 5
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Lucas 'Luckitas' Criado Jr.
Substitute
Outdoor: 7
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Alonso Andrade Gamez
Substitute
Outdoor: 2

AMERICA CUP™

TOURNAMENT GAMES

Sunday, Aug 20, 2023

August 20

Final

America Cup™

Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club

Brookshire logo

Brookshire (1-0)

11

Farmers & Merchants Bank (FMB) logo

Farmers & Merchants Bank (FMB) (0-1)

10

United States Polo Association Logo

HORSE REGISTRY
AMERICA CUP™

AMERICA CUP™

THE VENUE

For over 100 years, Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club (SBPRC) has provided a world class polo facility for team owners, professionals and amateurs of all levels. Situated between the Carpinteria Foothills and the Pacific Ocean, the club offers an unparalleled location for adrenaline-filled competition. Santa Barbara Polo Club offers over six months of polo each year at a variety of levels. Their season begins in mid-April when local California players are invited to play in casual club chukkers before the start of the spring season. Their 12-goal season runs from May to June, followed by their prominent high-goal season. The Pacific Coast Open is the highlight of the summer season and is the only outdoor Open tournament on the West Coast.

Learn about polo and be part of the club through lessons in the arena and on the grass, clinics, coaching league, arena league and camps for adults and youth at the new Polo Academy.


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