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C.V. Whitney Cup®

GAUNTLET OF POLO®

All games of the 2021 C.V. Whitney Cup® will be livestreamed on Global Polo TV.

All games reported in ET.

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C.V. Whitney Cup®

Tournament History

Originally known as the U.S. Handicap, the C.V. Whitney Cup® was first competed for in 1979 by handicap, and played in conjunction with the U.S. Open Polo Championship®. Played at Retama Polo Center in San Antonio, Texas, it was won the first two years by Tulsa. Nine years later, in 1988, the tournament was renamed for C.V. (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. In its inaugural years in 1988 and 1989, Mr. Whitney was on hand in Lexington, Kentucky, to make the first presentations of the C.V. Whitney Cup®. The winner of the cup those first two years was the Ft. Lauderdale team of Jack Oxley, Joey Casey, Ernesto Trotz and Bart Evans.

Now played as a stand-alone tournament, the C.V. Whitney Cup® is the first of three 22-goal tournaments in the GAUNTLET OF POLO® at the International Polo Club Palm Beach (IPC) in Wellington, Florida. Its home since 2003, the C.V. Whitney Cup® will be followed by the USPA Gold Cup® and the U.S. Open Polo Championship®. In 2015 the Orchard Hill team defeated Alegria in the highest-scoring final in C.V. Whitney Cup® history 16-13. Orchard Hill defended their title in 2016, defeating Audi 11-9, but the defending champions lost the trophy to rival Valiente in 2017 14-11. Notable past winners include Valiente (2012, 2014, 2017, 2018), Lechuza (1999, 2002, 2011) and White Birch (1995, 1996, 2000, 2001 and 2005).

History was made during the first GAUNTLET OF POLO® in 2019, when Pilot captured the C.V. Whitney Cup® to start a run to capture all three events, win the $500,000 bonus and earn $1 million over the course of the series. Surviving a fierce single-elimination tournament in 2019, Pilot and Las Monjitas emerged out of a field of 16 challengers to contend for the C.V. Whitney Cup® which was ultimately won 13-6 by Pilot. Reaching the C.V. Whitney Cup® Final for the second consecutive year, Las Monjitas (Camilo Bautista, Mackenzie Weisz, Francisco Elizalde, David Stirling) emerged as the champions in 2020, defeating La Indiana 11-10 in the hard-fought final.

A new champion will be crowned in 2021 with nine teams competing for the first leg of the GAUNTLET OF POLO® including newcomers Aspen/Dutta Corp and Scone, which features father/son duo Adolfo Cambiaso and Adolfo 'Poroto' Cambiaso Jr. The 10-goalers competing this year include Cambiaso (Scone), Sapo Caset (Tonkawa), Facundo and Gonzalito Pieres (Pilot), Polito Pieres (La Indiana) and Hilario Ulloa (Park Place). The winner of the C.V. Whitney Cup® will receive $100,000 in prize money while the runners-up receive $25,000. In partnership with USPA Global Licensing, each of the teams will select a charity of their choice from 10 non-profits and both charities of the winner and runners-up will receive a $5,000 donation. Showcasing many young and talented polo players, the competition includes active Team USPA Members Peke Gonzalez, Keko Magrini, Nico Escobar and Timmy Dutta and graduating members Jared Zenni, Cody Ellis and Matt Coppola. Click here to learn more about the GAUNTLET OF POLO®.

Photo: 2020 C.V. Whitney Cup® Champions: Las Monjitas - Mackenzie Weisz, Francisco Elizalde, Camilo Bautista, David 'Pelon' Stirling. ©David Lominska

C.V. Whitney Cup®

Tournament Format

Teams will be drawn into three brackets of three teams each. Teams will play within their bracket.

After bracket play, all teams will be ranked 1-9 with the top team advancing straight to the semifinals.

The remaining eight teams will play a third game with the following match-ups:

2 vs. 9
3 vs. 8
4 vs. 7
5 vs. 6

The top three teams on record after the third game will advance to the semifinals.

Two-way ties between teams that played each other will be broken by who beat who. All other ties will be broken by a one-man shootout.

Semifinal pairings will be done by a draw, with the winners advancing to the final.

C.V. Whitney Cup®

Brackets

Semifinals
Finals
Wed, March 3rd
Coca-Cola (2-2) 9
Park Place (4-1) 13
Wed, March 3rd
La Indiana (2-1) 8
Scone (4-1) 13
Sun, March 7th
Park Place (4-1) 11
Scone (4-1) 10

C.V. Whitney Cup®

Teams and Rosters

Bracket I

Scone (4-1)

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David Paradice
Outdoor: 0
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Peke Gonzalez
Outdoor: 6
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Poroto Cambiaso
Outdoor: 6
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Adolfo Cambiaso
Outdoor: 10
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Joao Pedro Souza Aranha
Substitute
Outdoor: 0

Santa Clara (1-2)

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Will Johnston
Outdoor: 2
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Felipe Vercellino
Outdoor: 6
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Miguel Novillo Astrada
Outdoor: 9
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Luis Escobar
Outdoor: 5

Cessna (0-3)

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Chip Campbell
Outdoor: 2
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Ezequiel "Gallego" Martinez Ferrario
Outdoor: 7
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Jared Zenni
Outdoor: 6
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Mariano "Nino" Obregon Jr.
Outdoor: 7

Bracket II

Coca-Cola (2-2)

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Gillian Johnston
Outdoor: 1.5
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Mackenzie Weisz
Outdoor: 3
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Julian de Lusarreta
Outdoor: 8
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Nico Pieres
Outdoor: 9

Tonkawa (2-1)

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Jeff Hildebrand
Outdoor: 0.5
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Cody Ellis
Outdoor: 3
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Francisco Elizalde
Outdoor: 9
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Sapo Caset
Outdoor: 10
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Lucas Escobar
Substitute
Outdoor: 3

Pilot (1-2)

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Curtis Pilot
Outdoor: 0.5
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Kristos 'Keko' Magrini
Outdoor: 2
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Gonzalito Pieres
Outdoor: 10
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Facundo Pieres
Outdoor: 10
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Nico Pieres
Substitute
Outdoor: 9

Bracket III

La Indiana (2-1)

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Michael Bickford
Outdoor: 2
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Nico Escobar
Outdoor: 4
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Jeff Hall
Outdoor: 6
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Polito Pieres
Outdoor: 10
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Leon Schwencke
Substitute
Outdoor: 2

Park Place (4-1)

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Andrey Borodin
Outdoor: 0
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Matt Coppola
Outdoor: 4
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Juan Britos
Outdoor: 8
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Hilario Ulloa
Outdoor: 10
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Jack Whitman
Substitute
Outdoor: 0.5
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Tomas Garcia del Rio
Substitute
Outdoor: 8

Aspen/Dutta Corp (0-3)

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Timmy Dutta
Outdoor: 4
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Lucas Diaz Alberdi
Outdoor: 6
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Gringo Colombres
Outdoor: 8
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Stewart Armstrong
Outdoor: 3
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Matias Torres Zavaleta
Substitute
Outdoor: 7

Bracket IV

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C.V. Whitney Cup®

Tournament Games

Wednesday, Feb 17, 2021

February 17

Final OT

C.V. Whitney Cup®

International Polo Club Palm Beach

Coca-Cola logo

Coca-Cola (2-2)

12

Pilot logo

Pilot (1-2)

13

Thursday, Feb 18, 2021

February 18

Final

C.V. Whitney Cup®

International Polo Club Palm Beach

Santa Clara logo

Santa Clara (1-2)

12

Cessna logo

Cessna (0-3)

10

February 18

Final OT

C.V. Whitney Cup®

International Polo Club Palm Beach

Park Place logo

Park Place (4-1)

14

La Indiana logo

La Indiana (2-1)

15

Saturday, Feb 20, 2021

February 20

Final

C.V. Whitney Cup®

International Polo Club Palm Beach

Coca-Cola logo

Coca-Cola (2-2)

14

Tonkawa logo

Tonkawa (2-1)

11

Sunday, Feb 21, 2021

February 21

Final

C.V. Whitney Cup®

International Polo Club Palm Beach

Park Place logo

Park Place (4-1)

9

Aspen/Dutta Corp logo

Aspen/Dutta Corp (0-3)

3

February 21

Final

C.V. Whitney Cup®

International Polo Club Palm Beach

Scone logo

Scone (4-1)

12

Santa Clara logo

Santa Clara (1-2)

5

Wednesday, Feb 24, 2021

February 24

Final

C.V. Whitney Cup®

International Polo Club Palm Beach

Cessna logo

Cessna (0-3)

7

Scone logo

Scone (4-1)

14

February 24

Final

C.V. Whitney Cup®

International Polo Club Palm Beach

Pilot logo

Pilot (1-2)

12

Tonkawa logo

Tonkawa (2-1)

14

Thursday, Feb 25, 2021

February 25

Final

C.V. Whitney Cup®

International Polo Club Palm Beach

La Indiana logo

La Indiana (2-1)

17

Aspen/Dutta Corp logo

Aspen/Dutta Corp (0-3)

13

Saturday, Feb 27, 2021

February 27

Final

C.V. Whitney Cup®

International Polo Club Palm Beach

Coca-Cola logo

Coca-Cola (2-2)

13

Santa Clara logo

Santa Clara (1-2)

10

February 27

Final

C.V. Whitney Cup®

International Polo Club Palm Beach

Cessna logo

Cessna (0-3)

6

Park Place logo

Park Place (4-1)

10

Sunday, Feb 28, 2021

February 28

Final

C.V. Whitney Cup®

International Polo Club Palm Beach

Aspen/Dutta Corp logo

Aspen/Dutta Corp (0-3)

9

Scone logo

Scone (4-1)

12

February 28

Final OT

C.V. Whitney Cup®

International Polo Club Palm Beach

Pilot logo

Pilot (1-2)

9

Tonkawa logo

Tonkawa (2-1)

10

Wednesday, Mar 3, 2021

March 03

Final

C.V. Whitney Cup®

International Polo Club Palm Beach

Coca-Cola logo

Coca-Cola (2-2)

9

Park Place logo

Park Place (4-1)

13

March 03

Final

C.V. Whitney Cup®

International Polo Club Palm Beach

La Indiana logo

La Indiana (2-1)

8

Scone logo

Scone (4-1)

13

Sunday, Mar 7, 2021

March 07

Final OT

C.V. Whitney Cup®

International Polo Club Palm Beach

Park Place logo

Park Place (4-1)

11

Scone logo

Scone (4-1)

10

C.V. Whitney Cup®

The Venue

The International Polo Club Palm Beach (IPC) is the premier destination for high-goal polo in the United States. Home to the most prestigious 18- and 22-goal polo tournaments in the nation, IPC has hosted the U.S. Open Polo Championship® for over 10 years. Located in the heart of the horse centric village of Wellington, Florida, polo enthusiasts flock to the club every winter to witness top level polo competition that garners some of the world’s best players, including Adolfo Cambiaso, Facundo Pieres, Gonzalito Pieres and Sapo Caset as well as one of America’s top-rated players Jeff Hall. Sunday matches take place at 3:00pm ET on the U.S. Polo Assn. Field 1, home of the official licensed brand for the USPA. The International Polo Club Palm Beach (IPC) looks forward to reopening the venue for competition in a safe and healthy manner. Please visit the IPC COVID Protocol Summary for the new protocols and procedures.


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