Mon

Oct

14

REGIONAL PRESIDENT'S CUP

Final

Bottega

14

Hutchinson Farm

7

Tue

Oct

15

REGIONAL PRESIDENT'S CUP

10:00 AM ET

Foxdale Equine

Aiken Saddlery/Triple Crown

Tue

Oct

15

REGIONAL PRESIDENT'S CUP

12:30 PM ET

Field One

SIG

Wed

Oct

16

REGIONAL PRESIDENT'S CUP

11:00 AM ET

Bottega

Derry Heir

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MONTY WATERBURY

Monty Waterbury

Tournament History

The Monty Waterbury cup is the third oldest official USPA trophy in active competition, named in honor of 10-goal polo immortal James "Monty" Waterbury. A member of The Wanderers polo team, which won polo's first U.S. Open Polo Championship® in 1904, he is also remembered as a member of the USA team known as the “Big Four,” that won five Westchester Cups against Great Britain.

In 1922, two years after his passing, his friends and teammates played for the first Monty Waterbury, at the Meadow Brook Club, in Westbury, Long Island, where it became a perpetual challenge trophy for an impressive 28-year stretch. Historically played for on handicap by teams entered in the Open, the final game for the U.S. Open Polo Championship® was also the semifinal game for the Monty Waterbury. The inaugural games in 1922 boasted crowds of up to 20,000 people, who witnessed monumental eight chukker long battles. In 1954, however, the U.S. Open changed venues to Illinois, and the tournament was integrated into the Northeastern Circuit schedule, where it slowly receded into the background until its resurgence in 1975.

According to Horace Laffaye in his book “Polo in the United States,” the 1975 revival was spearheaded by Circuit Governor George Haas Jr., whose Fairfield County Hunt Club won the tournament that year. “Played at Hickox Field, with the final match being held at Bethpage State Park [on Long Island]. George played inspired polo in this tournament, with plenty of help from Delmar Carroll, Peter Orthwein and Myopia’s Adam Winthrop.” Previously hosted in 2003, and every year since 2015, this year will be the sixth time the tournament has been hosted at Greenwich Polo Club in Greenwich, Connecticut. Greenwich-based White Birch is tied for the most Waterbury wins with Maryland based team Gone Away Farm, who dominated in the 80’s and early 90’s, capturing a record five wins. 2019 competition will field six teams vying for the historical cup, including two newcomers this year, Reelay and Altaris.

Photo: 2018 Monty Waterbury Champions: Huntsman - (L to R) Toro Ruiz, Dillon Bacon, Tomas Garcia Del Rio, Segundo Merlos. ©Joelle Wiggins.

Tournament Format

All games will be played on handicap, not on the flat, using 2019 International Rules. For preliminary matches all teams in Bracket A will play against all the teams in Bracket B. Following the completion of bracket play, each team will be ranked one to six based on win-loss record, in their bracket. In the case of a two-way tie who beat who will be used to break the tie. The top two teams with the best record of the six will move to the Monty Waterbury Final, the third and the fourth to the subsidiary final and bottom two teams to the friendly final.

Monty Waterbury

Teams and Rosters

Bracket I

White Birch (1-2)

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Chris Brant
Outdoor: 0
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Kristos Magrini
Outdoor: 2
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Lerin Zubiaurre
Outdoor: 8
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Joaquin Panelo
Outdoor: 6

Postage Stamp Farm (2-1)

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Annabelle Gundlach
Outdoor: 0
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Brandon Phillips
Outdoor: 4
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Martin Gandara
Outdoor: 4
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Tomas Garcia del Rio
Outdoor: 8

Reelay (2-2)

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Will Tomita
Outdoor: 0
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Mariano Gonzalez
Outdoor: 7
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Matias Magrini
Outdoor: 7
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Nicolas Diaz Alberdi
Outdoor: 1

Bracket II

Mt. Brilliant (0-3)

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Bo Goodman
Outdoor: 1
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Michel Dorignac
Outdoor: 6
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Julian Daniels
Outdoor: 6
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Agustin Arellano
Outdoor: 3

The Island House (4-0)

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Peter Holowesko
Outdoor: 0
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Victorino Ruiz Jorba
Outdoor: 7
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Santino Magrini
Outdoor: 4
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Peke Gonzalez
Outdoor: 5

Altaris (1-2)

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Jamal Nusseibeh
Outdoor: 0
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Marcos Garcia del Rio
Outdoor: 5
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Nic Roldan
Outdoor: 8
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Nick Manifold
Outdoor: 3

Bracket III

Bracket IV

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Monty Waterbury

Tournament Games

Sunday, Jun 23, 2019

June 23

Final

MONTY WATERBURY CUP

Reelay logo

Reelay (2-2)

12

Altaris logo

Altaris (1-2)

11

Monday, Jun 24, 2019

June 24

Final

MONTY WATERBURY CUP

Postage Stamp Farm logo

Postage Stamp Farm (2-1)

11

The Island House logo

The Island House (4-0)

14

June 24

Final

MONTY WATERBURY CUP

White Birch logo

White Birch (1-2)

11

Mt. Brilliant logo

Mt. Brilliant (0-3)

7

Thursday, Jun 27, 2019

June 27

Final

MONTY WATERBURY CUP

Reelay logo

Reelay (2-2)

10

Mt. Brilliant logo

Mt. Brilliant (0-3)

7

Friday, Jun 28, 2019

June 28

Final OT

MONTY WATERBURY CUP

White Birch logo

White Birch (1-2)

10

The Island House logo

The Island House (4-0)

11

Sunday, Jun 30, 2019

June 30

Final

MONTY WATERBURY CUP

White Birch logo

White Birch (1-2)

9

Altaris logo

Altaris (1-2)

10

June 30

Final

MONTY WATERBURY CUP

Postage Stamp Farm logo

Postage Stamp Farm (2-1)

11

Mt. Brilliant logo

Mt. Brilliant (0-3)

7

June 30

Final

MONTY WATERBURY CUP

Reelay logo

Reelay (2-2)

7

The Island House logo

The Island House (4-0)

12

Tuesday, Jul 2, 2019

July 02

Final

MONTY WATERBURY CUP

Postage Stamp Farm logo

Postage Stamp Farm (2-1)

9

Altaris logo

Altaris (1-2)

7

Friday, Jul 5, 2019

July 05

Final

MONTY WATERBURY CUP

The Island House logo

The Island House (4-0)

12

Reelay logo

Reelay (2-2)

10

The Venue

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-eigth 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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