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July 26 - August 11

FARMERS & MERCHANTS BANK AMERICA CUP

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Tournament History

The America Cup, formerly known as the 16-Goal Championship, was first played in 1964. Held at the Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club in Carpenteria, California, for the last several years, 2019 competition will field seven teams. Winning the trophy in 2018, Restoration Hardware broke Farmers & Merchants Bank's three-year streak, which they hope to win back this year. Three members of the winning 2018 team are returning this year with BenSoleimani.com while Geronimo Obregon will be playing with Klentner Ranch. They will be joined by returning teams Lucchese and Sol De Agosto and new teams Santa Clara and FMB Too!

Demonstrating the generational appeal of polo, Santa Clara features three generations of the Escobar family. The competition also features three members of Team USPA, Jesse Bray (Klentner Ranch), Geronimo Obregon (Klentner Ranch) and Tomas Alberdi (BenSoleimani.com). Hot off the heels of a recent victory, FMB Too! will seek to claim their second high-goal title of the season after they edged past BenSoleimani.com in a close 12-11 victory in the Robert Skene Trophy Final.

2018 Maserati of Santa Barbara America Cup Champions: Restoration Hardware - (L to R) Geronimo Obregon, Santi Von Wernich, Ben Solemani, Inaki Laprida. ©David Lominska

Tournament Format

Teams play within their bracket. The best team out of each bracket will advance to the final based on the following: 1) record 2) who beat who in two-way ties 3) USPA one-man shootout tiebreaker in three-way ties where each team has beat each other. If a shootout tiebreaker is necessary in Bracket I or II, it will take place 20 minutes after the last bracket game on that field. Tiebreakers for ranking for consolation games may be determined by coin flip instead of shootout if teams agree.

Bracket I: Winner of the first game has the bye on the second playdate. Bracket I teams have early game on third playdate.

Bracket II: On the second playdate, winners play winners and losers play losers. On the third playdate, fourth ranked team will play at 5:00pm ET against the team not played. The other two teams in Bracket II will the the 7:00pm ET game.

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Teams & Rosters

Bracket I

Bensoleimani.com (1-3)

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Ben Soleimani
Outdoor: 0
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Santiago Von Wernich
Outdoor: 5
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Inaki Laprida
Outdoor: 7
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Tomas Alberdi
Outdoor: 4

Lucchese (3-2)

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Jorge Cernadas
Outdoor: 4
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Facundo Obregon
Outdoor: 6
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Jeff Hall
Outdoor: 6
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John Muse
Outdoor: 0

Santa Clara (0-4)

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Luis Escobar
Outdoor: 4
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Nico Escobar
Outdoor: 4
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Francisco Escobar
Outdoor: 0
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Mariano Obregon
Outdoor: 7

Bracket II

Farmers & Merchants Bank (5-0)

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Danny Walker
Outdoor: 2
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Lucas Criado
Injured
Outdoor: 7
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Lucas Escobar
Outdoor: 1
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Felipe Vercellino
Outdoor: 6
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Juan Monteverde
Substitute
Outdoor: 5

FMB Too! (2-2)

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Henry Walker
Outdoor: 2
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Santiago Wulff
Outdoor: 5
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Benjamin Avendano
Outdoor: 3
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Felipe Marquez
Outdoor: 6

Klentner Ranch (3-2)

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Jesse Bray
Outdoor: 6
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Geronimo Obregon
Outdoor: 5
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Marcos Alberdi
Outdoor: 4
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Justin Klentner
Outdoor: 1

Sol de Agosto (1-2)

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Francisco de Narvaez
Outdoor: 1
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Paco de Narvaez
Outdoor: 7
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Tomas Schwencke
Outdoor: 3
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Lucas Diaz Alberdi
Outdoor: 5

Bracket III

Bracket IV

no bracket

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Tournament Games

Friday, Jul 26, 2019

July 26

Final

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Lucchese logo

Lucchese (3-2)

11

FMB Too! logo

FMB Too! (2-2)

10

July 26

Final

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Santa Clara logo

Santa Clara (0-4)

11

Klentner Ranch logo

Klentner Ranch (3-2)

13

July 26

Final

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Bensoleimani.com logo

Bensoleimani.com (1-3)

6

Farmers & Merchants Bank logo

Farmers & Merchants Bank (5-0)

8

Sunday, Jul 28, 2019

July 28

Final

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Bensoleimani.com logo

Bensoleimani.com (1-3)

7

Klentner Ranch logo

Klentner Ranch (3-2)

8

July 28

Final

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Lucchese logo

Lucchese (3-2)

11

Sol de Agosto logo

Sol de Agosto (1-2)

10

July 28

Final

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Santa Clara logo

Santa Clara (0-4)

8

FMB Too! logo

FMB Too! (2-2)

9

Friday, Aug 2, 2019

August 02

Final

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Santa Clara logo

Santa Clara (0-4)

9

Sol de Agosto logo

Sol de Agosto (1-2)

18

August 02

Final

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Bensoleimani.com logo

Bensoleimani.com (1-3)

11

FMB Too! logo

FMB Too! (2-2)

12

August 02

Final

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Lucchese logo

Lucchese (3-2)

10

Farmers & Merchants Bank logo

Farmers & Merchants Bank (5-0)

12

Sunday, Aug 4, 2019

August 04

Final

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Lucchese logo

Lucchese (3-2)

12

Klentner Ranch logo

Klentner Ranch (3-2)

11

August 04

Final

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Santa Clara logo

Santa Clara (0-4)

10

Farmers & Merchants Bank logo

Farmers & Merchants Bank (5-0)

15

August 04

Final

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Bensoleimani.com logo

Bensoleimani.com (1-3)

14

Sol de Agosto logo

Sol de Agosto (1-2)

8

Friday, Aug 9, 2019

August 09

Final

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Lucchese logo

Lucchese (3-2)

10

Klentner Ranch logo

Klentner Ranch (3-2)

12

August 09

Final

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Farmers & Merchants Bank logo

Farmers & Merchants Bank (5-0)

13

FMB Too! logo

FMB Too! (2-2)

10

Sunday, Aug 11, 2019

August 11

Final

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Klentner Ranch logo

Klentner Ranch (3-2)

9

Farmers & Merchants Bank logo

Farmers & Merchants Bank (5-0)

10

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Santa Barbara Polo Club

For over 100 years, Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club (SBPRC) has provided a world class polo facility for polo patrons, 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 Open tournament on the West Coast.

Spectators are invited from May through the first weekend in October to catch the action at their featured 3pm Sunday matches. 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 directed by USPA Certified Polo Instructor, Jeff Scheraga.

Santa Barbara Polo Club
3375 Foothill Rd
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Carpinteria, CA 93013
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