Sun

Dec

29

HERBIE PENNELL CUP

3:00 PM ET

Patagones

Stable Door Polo

See All Hide
WATCH NOW: Live Coverage of
WATCH NOW: Live Coverage of

August 26 - September 9, 2018

East Coast Open

The USPA Polo Network will livestream all East Coast Open games.

Watch Here

East Coast Open

Tournament History

The East Coast Open was first played in 1978 at Myopia Polo Club in Hamilton, Massachusetts. The trophy used for the event, known as the Perry Trophy, designed by Oscar L. Lanz, was first awarded in 1905 and retired by Myopia Polo Club in 1909. Per tournament stipulations at the time, if a team won the competition three times within five years, they would keep the coveted trophy. Myopia accomplished this prior to WWI and thus owned the trophy.

It was then put into use in 1978, when Donald V. Little Sr. established the East Coast Open at Myopia Polo Club. The tournament remained at Myopia for 25 consecutive years until 2003. Throughout the ‘80s and early ‘90s the East Coast Open boasted an average of 10 teams each year. Just two years after creating his own club, Peter Brant’s White Birch garnered their first East Coat Open title, of a record 12 total wins to date. White Birch repeated their win the following year against an impressive field of 13 teams, a tournament record.

In 2005, the East Coast Open moved to the renowned Greenwich Polo Club in Greenwich, Connecticut. Over the past 10 years, White Birch has dominated competition with nine wins; including a notable five-year streak from 2005-2009. .

This year, four teams will descend on Greenwich Polo Club to compete in the Northeast’s most prestigious high-goal tournament. Both Audi and Postage Stamp Farm will be returning to the field, alongside Work to Ride and Iconica. Missing from the action this year is White Birch, opening up the field to a potential first time East Coast Open champion. Many of the world’s top polo competitors, teams and players will be vying for their inscription on the Perry Trophy, amongst Hall of Famers such as Adam Snow, Hector Galindo, Owen Rinehart and Guillermo “Memo” Gracida.

Photo: 2017 East Coast Open Champions: GSA - (L to R) Henry Porter, Santino Magrini, Toro Ruiz, Matias Magrini. ©Peter T. Michaelis

Tournament Format

For preliminary matches each team will play each team in the bracket. Following the completion of the bracket play, each team will be ranked 1 to 4 on their win loss record. In the case of a two-way tie who beat who will be used to break the tie. In the case of a three or four-way tie, USPA Tournament Condition VI.g Shootout Tournament Tiebreaker with one player from each team will be used to break the ties and determine ranking of the tied teams.

For semifinal games the #1 ranked team will play the #4 ranked team and the #2 ranked team will play the #3 ranked team.

The winner of each semifinal will play in the 2018 East Coast Open Final.

East Coast Open

Teams and Rosters

Bracket I

Bracket II

Bracket III

Bracket IV

no bracket

Audi (4-1)

player photo
Chris Brant
Outdoor Handicap: A
player photo
Victorino Ruiz Jorba
Outdoor Handicap: 6
player photo
Mariano Aguerre
Outdoor Handicap: 8
player photo
Joaquin Panelo
Outdoor Handicap: 6

Iconica (4-1)

player photo
Maureen Brennan
Outdoor Handicap: 1
player photo
Peke Gonzalez
Outdoor Handicap: 5
player photo
Matias Magrini
Outdoor Handicap: 7
player photo
Mariano Gonzalez
Outdoor Handicap: 7

Postage Stamp Farm (1-3)

player photo
Annabelle Gundlach
Outdoor Handicap: A
player photo
Brandon Phillips
Outdoor Handicap: 4
player photo
Tomas Garcia del Rio
Outdoor Handicap: 7
player photo
Lerin Zubiaurre
Outdoor Handicap: 8

Work to Ride (0-4)

player photo
Tommy Biddle
Outdoor Handicap: 5
player photo
Kareem Rosser
Outdoor Handicap: 2
player photo
Pedro Guttierez
Outdoor Handicap: 5
player photo
Daymar Rosser
Outdoor Handicap: 1
player photo
Gringo Colombres
Outdoor Handicap: 7

East Coast Open

Tournament Games

Sunday, Aug 26, 2018

August 26

Final

EAST COAST OPEN

Postage Stamp Farm logo

Postage Stamp Farm (1-3)

8

Iconica logo

Iconica (4-1)

9

Monday, Aug 27, 2018

August 27

Final

EAST COAST OPEN

Audi logo

Audi (4-1)

12

Work to Ride logo

Work to Ride (0-4)

8

Thursday, Aug 30, 2018

August 30

Final

EAST COAST OPEN

Work to Ride logo

Work to Ride (0-4)

7

Postage Stamp Farm logo

Postage Stamp Farm (1-3)

12

August 30

Final

EAST COAST OPEN

Audi logo

Audi (4-1)

11

Iconica logo

Iconica (4-1)

12

Sunday, Sep 2, 2018

September 02

Final

EAST COAST OPEN

Work to Ride logo

Work to Ride (0-4)

10

Iconica logo

Iconica (4-1)

13

September 02

Final

EAST COAST OPEN

Postage Stamp Farm logo

Postage Stamp Farm (1-3)

8

Audi logo

Audi (4-1)

11

Wednesday, Sep 5, 2018

September 05

Final

EAST COAST OPEN

Iconica logo

Iconica (4-1)

11

Work to Ride logo

Work to Ride (0-4)

9

September 05

Final

EAST COAST OPEN

Audi logo

Audi (4-1)

12

Postage Stamp Farm logo

Postage Stamp Farm (1-3)

10

Sunday, Sep 9, 2018

September 09

Final

EAST COAST OPEN

Iconica logo

Iconica (4-1)

9

Audi logo

Audi (4-1)

11

East Coast Open

Greenwich Polo Club

Home to the celebrated White Birch polo team, Greenwich Polo Club, in Greenwich, Connecticut, is synonymous with the name of founder Peter Brant. A polo icon and team owner exemplar, Brant’s passions extend beyond the boards into the intellectual world of contemporary art. There is more than meets the eye at this modern club situated in the bucolic rolling hills of Conyers Farm.

On the cusp of their thirty-sixth season, Greenwich Polo Club has become the premier high-goal venue in the Northeast. Attracting world-class polo professionals including a long list of polo hall of famers, teams are drawn to Greenwich’s three immaculate fields used exclusively for USPA sanctioned tournaments. During their season ranging from June to mid-September, all efforts are focused entirely on upper-level competition (16-20 goal). Concentrating on a superior polo experience, Greenwich aims to enamor spectators with the sport and serve as a beacon for aspiring players.

The Brant Foundation Art Study Center, which is dedicated to the education and awareness of contemporary art, provides a breathtaking backdrop to all the polo action. There are always sculptures or artwork on display outside which can be seen from both the Foundation and the polo fields including the present sculpture, “Big Clay" by Urs Fischer, as well as "Ali Frazier," a sculpture by artist Richard Serra. Admission is free and open to the public Monday through Friday with an appointment, and open every polo Sunday from 1:00 – 3:00pm ET to the public.

Of the 50 matches played over the summer for three prestigious tournament titles (The Monty Waterbury, Silver Cup® and East Coast Open), nine are open to the public. Over 3,000 spectators from New York City, and Fairfield and Westchester Counties descend upon the Connecticut countryside for the featured Sunday 3:00pm ET matches. The juxtaposition of contemporary art in the context of the luscious Greenwich landscape creates an experience that is not likely to be found anywhere else in the country.

Greenwich Polo Club
1 Hurlingham Dr
3rd Floor
Greenwich, CT 06831
View Map
Club Website Club Profile Purchase Tickets

USPA

LEARN TO PLAY

Click Here
×

Online shopping is not available in your country

Find Retail Locations