NETJETS PACIFIC COAST OPEN
Standing at a striking height of five feet, the glorious silver-and-gold trophy for the Pacific Coast Open is a dazzling sight. Crowned with an eagle supporting a globe and adorned with semiprecious stones, the trophy is mounted on a redwood base, featuring side panels depicting lively polo scenes. Initially titled the All American Polo Trophy, the cup was commissioned in 1908 by friends and members of the Coronado Country Club in Southern California.
Throughout the late 1920s until the early 1940s, the tournament was hosted by numerous clubs throughout California. After World War II, the Pacific Coast Open moved to the posh and glamorous Beverly Hills Polo Club until 1952, when it took residency at the Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club in Carpinteria, California, where it remains today.
In 2021, Klentner Ranch capped off their spectacular undefeated season by capturing the Pacific Coast Open for a second consecutive year against Bensoleimani.com (Ben Soleimani, Santiago Wulff, Tomas Alberdi, Iñaki Laprida). Leading throughout the first half with penalty accuracy, Klentner Ranch held off their opponents’ second-half drive to earn their third (2018, 2020, 2021) Pacific Coast Open title 11-9. Read article here.
For this year's edition of the NetJets Pacific Coast Open, five teams will take the field in the final tournament of the high-goal season with current America Cup™ victors and defending Pacific Coast Open champions Klentner Ranch seeking a prestigious three-peat. They will be joined by the newly-crowned Farmers & Merchants Bank Silver Cup® champions BenSolemiani.com alongside Antelope, Farmers & Merchants Bank (FMB) and L.I.N.Y. (formerly L.E.N.Y.).
Amongst the competition are Active Team USPA members Kristos "Keko" Magrini (L.I.N.Y.) and Team USPA alumni Peke Gonzalez (Farmers & Merchants Bank), Santino Magrini (L.I.N.Y.), Patrick Uretz (Klentner Ranch), Jake Klentner (Klentner Ranch) and Jesse Bray (Klentner Ranch).
U.S. Polo Assn., official global apparel brand of the United States Polo Association, announced it will serve as the apparel sponsor for the 2022 NetJets Pacific Coast Open. As the 2022 NetJets Pacific Coast Open official apparel sponsor, U.S. Polo Assn. will be featured in multiple ways including stadium branding and apparel throughout the tournament.
Photo: 2021 Pacific Coast Open Champions: Klentner Ranch - Jesse Bray, Tomas Garcia del Rio, Jake Klentner, Justin Klentner, Santiago Toccalino. © David Lominska