August 14 - 30

PACIFIC COAST OPEN

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PACIFIC COAST OPEN

TOURNAMENT HISTORY

Standing at a striking height of five feet, the glorious silver-and-gold trophy for the Pacific Coast Open (PCO) is a dazzling sight. Crowned with an eagle supporting a globe and adorned with semiprecious stones, the trophy is mounted on a redwood base with side panels depicting lively polo scenes. The cup was commissioned in 1908 by friends and members of the Coronado Country Club in California. First competed for the following year, it was initially called the All American Polo Trophy.

For more than 100 years, the trophy has resided at many clubs. Throughout the late 1920s until the early 1940s the tournament was hosted by numerous California clubs, often landing at each club for no more than a few years before switching to another. After World War II, the PCO moved to the posh and glamorous Beverly Hills Polo Club until 1952 when it took permanent residency at the Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club where it remains today.

Eight teams will take to the field to compete for the largest title on the Pacific Coast, an increase from seven teams in 2019. Defending champions Farmers & Merchants Bank will seek to reclaim the title. The remaining teams competing this year include Bensoleimani.com, Santa Clara, FMB Too!, Lucchese, Dundas, Antelope and Klentner Ranch.

Amongst the competition are Team USPA members, Lucas Escobar (Santa Clara) and Nico Escobar (Lucchese), as well as Graduating Team USPA members Jesse Bray (Klentner Ranch), Geronimo Obregon (Klentner Ranch), Matt Coppola (Antelope) and Santi Torres (Dundas).

Photo: 2019 Silver Air Pacific Coast Open Champions: Farmers & Merchants Bank - Lucas Escobar, Santiago Toccalino, Juan Monteverde, Daniel Walker.

PACIFIC COAST OPEN TOURNAMENT FORMAT

Teams will play cross bracket. Each team plays four bracket games. All eight teams will be ranked together on record and teams ranked 1-4 proceed to the Pacific Coast Open Semifinals.

In the case of tied records to determine the top four teams:
In a two-way tie on record, who beat who advances, and in all other cases ties will be broken with a one-man shootout tournament tiebreaker as described in the 2020 Tournament Conditions (A shootout may be used to determine the top four teams, but it will not determine the ranking once four semifinalists are established).

Once the top four teams are determined, if possible to place teams so that each team plays a new opponent, the semifinal pairings will be placed accordingly. If not possible to place each team against a new opponent, the teams will draw from a hat “Semifinal 1 and Semifinal 2” and play accordingly.

PACIFIC COAST OPEN

TEAMS AND ROSTERS

Bracket I

Santa Clara (4-2)

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Francisco Escobar
Outdoor: 0
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Luis Escobar
Outdoor: 4
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Lucas Escobar
Outdoor: 3
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Santiago Toccalino
Outdoor: 8
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Federico Escobar
Substitute
Outdoor: 1
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Lucitas Criado
Substitute
Outdoor: 3

Farmers & Merchants Bank (2-2)

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Danny Walker
Outdoor: 2
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Lucas Criado
Outdoor: 7
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Alonso Cruz
Outdoor: 1
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Felipe Vercellino
Outdoor: 6

FMB Too! (1-3)

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Henry Walker
Outdoor: 2
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Santiago Wulff
Outdoor: 5
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Joaquin Avendaño
Outdoor: 3
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Felipe Marquez
Outdoor: 6

Dundas (0-4)

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Sarah Siegel-Magness
Outdoor: 0
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Mariano Fassetta
Outdoor: 4
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Santiago Torres
Outdoor: 7
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Roberto Zedda
Outdoor: 5

Bracket II

Klentner Ranch (5-1)

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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

Antelope (3-2)

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Grant Palmer
Outdoor: 0
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Matt Coppola
Outdoor: 4
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Alfredo Bigatti
Injured
Outdoor: 8
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Santiago Trotz
Outdoor: 4
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Matias Torres Zavaleta
Substitute
Outdoor: 7

Bensoleimani.com (3-2)

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Ben Soleimani
Outdoor: 0
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Jason Crowder
Outdoor: 6
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Iñaki Laprida
Outdoor: 7
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Remy Muller
Outdoor: 3

Lucchese (1-3)

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Nico Escobar
Outdoor: 4
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Facundo Obregon
Outdoor: 6
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Jeff Hall
Injured
Outdoor: 6
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John Muse
Outdoor: 0
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Joaquin Panelo
Substitute
Outdoor: 6
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Agustin Molinas
Substitute
Outdoor: 5
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Jimmy Wright
Substitute
Outdoor: 4
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Kristos Magrini
Substitute
Outdoor: 2

Bracket III

Bracket IV

no bracket

PACIFIC COAST OPEN

TOURNAMENT GAMES

Friday, Aug 14, 2020

August 14

Final

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Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club

Farmers & Merchants Bank logo

Farmers & Merchants Bank (2-2)

14

Klentner Ranch logo

Klentner Ranch (5-1)

8

August 14

Final

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Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club

FMB Too! logo

FMB Too! (1-3)

10

Antelope logo

Antelope (3-2)

12

August 14

Final

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Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club

Dundas logo

Dundas (0-4)

13

Lucchese logo

Lucchese (1-3)

14

August 14

Final

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Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club

Santa Clara logo

Santa Clara (4-2)

11

Bensoleimani.com logo

Bensoleimani.com (3-2)

8

Sunday, Aug 16, 2020

August 16

Final

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Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club

Dundas logo

Dundas (0-4)

11

Antelope logo

Antelope (3-2)

15

August 16

Final

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Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club

FMB Too! logo

FMB Too! (1-3)

8

Bensoleimani.com logo

Bensoleimani.com (3-2)

10

August 16

Final

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Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club

Farmers & Merchants Bank logo

Farmers & Merchants Bank (2-2)

13

Lucchese logo

Lucchese (1-3)

7

August 16

Final

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Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club

Santa Clara logo

Santa Clara (4-2)

9

Klentner Ranch logo

Klentner Ranch (5-1)

10

Friday, Aug 21, 2020

August 21

Final

PACIFIC COAST OPEN

Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club

Dundas logo

Dundas (0-4)

5

Bensoleimani.com logo

Bensoleimani.com (3-2)

10

August 21

Final

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Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club

Santa Clara logo

Santa Clara (4-2)

13

Lucchese logo

Lucchese (1-3)

9

August 21

Final

PACIFIC COAST OPEN

Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club

FMB Too! logo

FMB Too! (1-3)

7

Klentner Ranch logo

Klentner Ranch (5-1)

9

August 21

Final

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Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club

Farmers & Merchants Bank logo

Farmers & Merchants Bank (2-2)

13

Antelope logo

Antelope (3-2)

15

Sunday, Aug 23, 2020

August 23

Final

PACIFIC COAST OPEN

Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club

Santa Clara logo

Santa Clara (4-2)

14

Antelope logo

Antelope (3-2)

7

August 23

Final

PACIFIC COAST OPEN

Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club

Farmers & Merchants Bank logo

Farmers & Merchants Bank (2-2)

13

Bensoleimani.com logo

Bensoleimani.com (3-2)

14

August 23

Final

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Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club

Dundas logo

Dundas (0-4)

6

Klentner Ranch logo

Klentner Ranch (5-1)

8

August 23

Final

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Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club

FMB Too! logo

FMB Too! (1-3)

10

Lucchese logo

Lucchese (1-3)

5

Friday, Aug 28, 2020

August 28

Final

PACIFIC COAST OPEN

Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club

Klentner Ranch logo

Klentner Ranch (5-1)

12

Antelope logo

Antelope (3-2)

8

August 28

Final

PACIFIC COAST OPEN

Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club

Santa Clara logo

Santa Clara (4-2)

12

Bensoleimani.com logo

Bensoleimani.com (3-2)

7

Sunday, Aug 30, 2020

August 30

Final

PACIFIC COAST OPEN

Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club

Klentner Ranch logo

Klentner Ranch (5-1)

9

Santa Clara logo

Santa Clara (4-2)

8

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THE VENUE

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.

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.


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