Wed

Sep

23

KENTUCKY CUP

Mt. Brilliant Polo LLC

Time TBA

Orchard Hill

Faraway

Wed

Sep

23

NATIONAL PRESIDENT'S CUP

New Bridge Polo & Country Club

5:00 PM ET

Skaneateles

Hardscrabble

Wed

Sep

23

BUTLER INTERNATIONAL

Oak Brook Polo Club

6:00 PM ET

Argentina

TBA

Wed

Sep

23

BUTLER INTERNATIONAL

Oak Brook Polo Club

6:00 PM ET

Germany

TBA

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August 30 - September 13

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. This year, five teams will descend on Greenwich Polo Club to compete in the Northeast’s most prestigious high-goal tournament, including Altaris, Black Hound/Don Ercole, Gardenvale, Los Violines and White Birch. Amongst the competition is Team USPA member, Peke Gonzalez (White Birch) and alumnus Felipe Viana (Gardenvale).

As the country emerges out of the COVID-19 crisis, the USPA established opportunities to support USPA Member Club events through the use of the COVID-19 USPA Polo Tournament Stimulus Package, which provides eligible USPA Member Clubs with waived tournament fees, trophies or reimbursements, one professional umpire and $2,500 in prize money per tournament at no extra cost. Offered to each club for the first two USPA tournaments of 2020 following the COVID-19 USPA Tournaments and Events suspension, Greenwich Polo Club will be taking advantage of the program for this tournament.

2019 East Coast Open Champions: Postage Stamp Farm - Annabelle Gundlach, Lerin Zubiaurre, Tomas Garcia del Rio, Brandon Phillips, pictured with Coach Roberto Gonzalez. ©Andes Visual/Greenwich Polo Club.

EAST COAST OPEN TOURNAMENT FORMAT

Each team draws two teams to play against in the five star draw with playoff. After bracket play all teams will have played two games and all teams will be ranked 1-5 based on record. In the event of a two-way tie "who beat who" will be used if the teams played each other and all other ties will be broken with a one-person shootout. The top three teams based on record will go straight to the semifinals while the fourth and fifth teams have a playoff for the remaining semifinal spot.

EAST COAST OPEN

TEAMS AND ROSTERS

Bracket I

Bracket II

Bracket III

Bracket IV

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White Birch (3-1)

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Chris Brant
Outdoor: 0
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Mariano Aguerre
Outdoor: 8
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Peke Gonzalez
Outdoor: 6
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Pablo Llorente
Outdoor: 6

Black Hound/Don Ercole (3-1)

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Will Tomita
Outdoor: 0
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Lucas Diaz Alberdi
Outdoor: 6
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Matias Magrini
Outdoor: 7
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Victorino Ruiz Jorba
Outdoor: 7

Gardenvale (2-2)

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Shane Finemore
Outdoor: 0
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Pedro Falabella
Outdoor: 6
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Magoo Laprida
Outdoor: 8
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Felipe Viana
Outdoor: 6

Altaris (1-2)

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Jamal Nusseibeh
Outdoor: 0
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Kris Kampsen
Outdoor: 6
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Joaquin Panelo
Outdoor: 6
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Lerin Zubiaurre
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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Gringo Colombres
Outdoor: 8
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Tommy Biddle
Outdoor: 5
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Mariano Gonzalez
Substitute
Outdoor: 6

EAST COAST OPEN

TOURNAMENT GAMES

Sunday, Aug 30, 2020

August 30

Final

EAST COAST OPEN

Greenwich Polo Club

Gardenvale logo

Gardenvale (2-2)

9

Altaris logo

Altaris (1-2)

12

Monday, Aug 31, 2020

August 31

Final

EAST COAST OPEN

Greenwich Polo Club

White Birch logo

White Birch (3-1)

12

Los Violines logo

Los Violines (0-3)

8

Saturday, Sep 5, 2020

September 05

Final

EAST COAST OPEN

Greenwich Polo Club

Black Hound/Don Ercole logo

Black Hound/Don Ercole (3-1)

13

Altaris logo

Altaris (1-2)

12

Sunday, Sep 6, 2020

September 06

Final

EAST COAST OPEN

Greenwich Polo Club

Gardenvale logo

Gardenvale (2-2)

14

Los Violines logo

Los Violines (0-3)

12

Monday, Sep 7, 2020

September 07

Final

EAST COAST OPEN

Greenwich Polo Club

White Birch logo

White Birch (3-1)

11

Black Hound/Don Ercole logo

Black Hound/Don Ercole (3-1)

12

Wednesday, Sep 9, 2020

September 09

Final

EAST COAST OPEN

Greenwich Polo Club

Gardenvale logo

Gardenvale (2-2)

14

Los Violines logo

Los Violines (0-3)

11

Sunday, Sep 13, 2020

September 13

Final

EAST COAST OPEN

Greenwich Polo Club

Altaris logo

Altaris (1-2)

10

White Birch logo

White Birch (3-1)

12

September 13

Final

EAST COAST OPEN

Greenwich Polo Club

Black Hound/Don Ercole logo

Black Hound/Don Ercole (3-1)

13

Gardenvale logo

Gardenvale (2-2)

11

Tuesday, Sep 15, 2020

September 15

Final

EAST COAST OPEN

Greenwich Polo Club

White Birch logo

White Birch (3-1)

13

Black Hound/Don Ercole logo

Black Hound/Don Ercole (3-1)

10

EAST COAST OPEN

THE VENUE

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-seventh 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. Sculptures or artwork are 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.


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