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August 25 - September 8

East Coast Open

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, five teams will descend on Greenwich Polo Club to compete in the Northeast’s most prestigious high-goal tournament. Both Postage Stamp Farm and 2018 champions Audi will be returning to the field, alongside Monterroso, Monterroso Vikings and Los Violines. Three of the original team members from last year's winning team will compete once again for Audi, joined by Matias Magrini, in the hopes of inscribing their names on the Perry Trophy for the second consecutive year.

2018 East Coast Open Champions: Audi - Victorino Ruiz Jorba, Chris Brant, Mariano Aguerre, Joaquin Panelo, presented by USPA CEO Robert Puetz.

Tournament Format: Five Star

Each of the five teams will draw two teams to play against. After playing two games each during bracket play, all teams will be ranked one through five based on record. A one-man shootout will be used as a tiebreaker with the top three teams going straight to the semifinal. The fourth and fifth place teams will have a playoff for the fourth semifinal spot.

The East Coast Open will use the USPA 2019 International Rules except for Duration of Periods and the USPA Outdoor Rule 14- Duration of Play. The Shootout Tournament Tiebreaker will utilize one player per team for the penalty shootout. There will not be Instant Replay.

East Coast Open

Teams & Rosters

Bracket I

Bracket II

Bracket III

Bracket IV

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Postage Stamp Farm (4-0)

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Annabelle Gundlach
Outdoor: 0
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Brandon Phillips
Outdoor: 4
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Lerin Zubiaurre
Outdoor: 8
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Tomas Garcia del Rio
Outdoor: 8

Monterosso (2-2)

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TBA
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Ignacio "Cubi" Toccalino
Outdoor: 8
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Juan Ignacio Taverna
Outdoor: 6
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Santino Magrini
Outdoor: 4

Audi (2-1)

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Chris Brant
Outdoor: 0
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Matias Magrini
Outdoor: 7
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Victorino Ruiz Jorba
Outdoor: 7
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Joaquin Panelo
Outdoor: 6

Monterosso Vikings (1-3)

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Siri Bazzoni
Outdoor: 0
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Peke Gonzalez
Outdoor: 5
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Bartolome Castagnola
Outdoor: 8
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Ignatius Du Plessis
Outdoor: 8

Los Violines (0-3)

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Christophe Landon
Outdoor: 1
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Michel Dorignac
Outdoor: 6
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Tommy Biddle
Outdoor: 5
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TBA

East Coast Open

Tournament Games

Sunday, Aug 25, 2019

August 25

Final

EAST COAST OPEN

Audi logo

Audi (2-1)

13

Monterosso logo

Monterosso (2-2)

9

August 25

Final

EAST COAST OPEN

Los Violines logo

Los Violines (0-3)

6

Postage Stamp Farm logo

Postage Stamp Farm (4-0)

11

Tuesday, Aug 27, 2019

August 27

Final

EAST COAST OPEN

Audi logo

Audi (2-1)

12

Monterosso Vikings logo

Monterosso Vikings (1-3)

8

Thursday, Aug 29, 2019

August 29

Final

EAST COAST OPEN

Postage Stamp Farm logo

Postage Stamp Farm (4-0)

10

Monterosso Vikings logo

Monterosso Vikings (1-3)

9

August 29

Final

EAST COAST OPEN

Los Violines logo

Los Violines (0-3)

10

Monterosso logo

Monterosso (2-2)

13

Sunday, Sep 1, 2019

September 01

Final

EAST COAST OPEN

Los Violines logo

Los Violines (0-3)

10

Monterosso Vikings logo

Monterosso Vikings (1-3)

11

Wednesday, Sep 4, 2019

September 04

Final

EAST COAST OPEN

Audi logo

Audi (2-1)

11

Monterosso logo

Monterosso (2-2)

12

September 04

Final

EAST COAST OPEN

Postage Stamp Farm logo

Postage Stamp Farm (4-0)

12

Monterosso Vikings logo

Monterosso Vikings (1-3)

10

Sunday, Sep 8, 2019

September 08

Final

EAST COAST OPEN

Monterosso logo

Monterosso (2-2)

10

Postage Stamp Farm logo

Postage Stamp Farm (4-0)

12

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. 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.

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
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