April 4-22, 2018

U.S. Open Polo Championship®

All U.S. Open Polo Championship® games will be livestreamed on the USPA Polo Network

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The U.S. Open Polo Championship® Final will be broadcasted on CBS Sunday, April 29 at 2:00pm ET.

U.S. Open Polo Championship®

Tournament History

Considered to be the most prestigious polo tournament in the United States, the U.S. Open is the apex of the 26-goal tournaments held during the Florida high-goal winter polo season that attracts fans and polo enthusiasts from across the United States and around the world.

The U.S. Open was originally conceived as a non-handicapped alternative to the Senior Championship tournament. The first U.S. Open had only two teams, the Wanderers and the Freebooters. It was held at Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx borough of New York City. Four 15-minute chukkers were played, with a seven-minute break between each chukker.

After the inaugural U.S. Open in 1904, the tournament was not played again until 1910, when it grew to include six teams. It resumed at Narragansett Pier, Rhode Island, where it was played for several years before relocating to what became its longtime home, Meadowbrook Polo Club in Old Westbury, New York. In 1954, the U.S. Open moved to Oak Brook, where it remained for 22 years, followed by an eight year stint at Retama in San Antonio, Texas. In the late 1980s and into the 1990s, the tournament circulated among several clubs throughout the United States, including Eldorado, Lexington, Palm Beach and Royal Palm. In 2004, marking one hundred years since the tournament’s inception, the U.S. Open relocated to the International Polo Club Palm Beach, where it has been held ever since.

The U.S. Open Polo Championship® perpetual trophy was first presented in 1910 by Joseph B. Thomas. Designed by artist Sally James Farnham, the design was inspired by a seventeenth century tureen. The tall, ornate silver cup features horses and riders in relief around the top perimeter and the bottom bowl of the cup, as ornate rearing horses rise from the base of the cup.

Stolen in 2002, it was recovered a few short weeks later and is currently kept in the care and custody of the Museum of Polo and Hall of Fame in Lake Worth, Florida.

Photo: Valiente - 2017 U.S. Open Polo Championship® winners (L to R) - Adolfo Cambiaso, Diego Cavanagh, Matias Torres Zavaleta, Bob Jornayvaz ©David Lominska

U.S. Open Polo Championship®

Tournament Format

Teams will play within their bracket. After Bracket play, the top team from each bracket will go to the semifinals. Second and third place teams from both brackets go to a mini-quarter. Bracket I quarterfinalists will draw between the Bracket II quarterfinalists. Bracket winners will play in separate semifinals. They will play the mini-quarter winner that they have not yet played if possible. If both mini-quarter winners are from the same bracket, bracket winner will draw.

U.S. Open Polo Championship®

Teams and Rosters

Bracket I

Daily Racing Form (4-0)

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Jared Zenni
Arena Handicap: 5
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Agustin Obregon
Outdoor Handicap: 5
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Hilario Ulloa
Outdoor Handicap: 10
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Mariano Obregon
Outdoor Handicap: 6

Flexjet (2-2)

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Melissa Ganzi
Outdoor Handicap: A
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Rodrigo Andrade
Outdoor Handicap: 9
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Gonzalito Pieres
Outdoor Handicap: 9
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Nico Pieres
Outdoor Handicap: 8

Colorado (0-3)

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Rob Jornayvaz
Outdoor Handicap: 1
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Juan Britos
Outdoor Handicap: 7
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Magoo Laprida
Outdoor Handicap: 8
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Diego Cavanagh
Outdoor Handicap: 9

Bracket II

Valiente (3-1)

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Bob Jornayvaz
Outdoor Handicap: 2
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Tommy Beresford
Outdoor Handicap: 4
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Facundo Pieres
Outdoor Handicap: 10
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Adolfo Cambiaso
Outdoor Handicap: 10

Audi (1-2)

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Marc Ganzi
Outdoor Handicap: 2
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Mike Azzaro
Outdoor Handicap: 6
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Polito Pieres
Outdoor Handicap: 10
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Nic Roldan
Arena Handicap: 8

U.S. Polo Assn. (1-3)

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Grant Ganzi
Outdoor Handicap: 2
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Juancito Bollini
Outdoor Handicap: 4
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Juan Martin Nero
Outdoor Handicap: 10
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Alejandro Novillo Astrada
Arena Handicap: 8

Bracket III

Bracket IV

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U.S. Open Polo Championship®

Tournament Games

Wednesday, Apr 4, 2018

April 04

Final

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Colorado logo

Colorado (0-3)

11

Daily Racing Form logo

Daily Racing Form (4-0)

13

Thursday, Apr 5, 2018

April 05

Final

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Audi logo

Audi (1-2)

13

U.S. Polo Assn. logo

U.S. Polo Assn. (1-3)

7

Saturday, Apr 7, 2018

April 07

Final

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Flexjet logo

Flexjet (2-2)

9

Colorado logo

Colorado (0-3)

4

Sunday, Apr 8, 2018

April 08

Final

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Valiente logo

Valiente (3-1)

9

U.S. Polo Assn. logo

U.S. Polo Assn. (1-3)

6

Wednesday, Apr 11, 2018

April 11

Final

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Audi logo

Audi (1-2)

8

Valiente logo

Valiente (3-1)

13

Thursday, Apr 12, 2018

April 12

Final

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Daily Racing Form logo

Daily Racing Form (4-0)

14

Flexjet logo

Flexjet (2-2)

11

Sunday, Apr 15, 2018

April 15

Final OT

U.S. Open Polo Championship®

Audi logo

Audi (1-2)

12

Flexjet logo

Flexjet (2-2)

13

April 15

Final

U.S. Open Polo Championship®

Colorado logo

Colorado (0-3)

8

U.S. Polo Assn. logo

U.S. Polo Assn. (1-3)

9

Wednesday, Apr 18, 2018

April 18

Final

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Daily Racing Form logo

Daily Racing Form (4-0)

11

U.S. Polo Assn. logo

U.S. Polo Assn. (1-3)

8

April 18

Final

U.S. Open Polo Championship®

Valiente logo

Valiente (3-1)

17

Flexjet logo

Flexjet (2-2)

9

Sunday, Apr 22, 2018

April 22

Final

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Valiente logo

Valiente (3-1)

9

Daily Racing Form logo

Daily Racing Form (4-0)

10

The Venue

International Polo Club Palm Beach

The International Polo Club Palm Beach (IPC) is the premier destination for high-goal polo in the United States. Home to the most prestigious 20- and 26-goal polo tournaments in the nation, IPC has hosted the U.S. Open Polo Championship® for over 10 years. Located in the heart of the horse centric village of Wellington, Florida, polo enthusiasts flock to the club every winter to witness top level polo competition that garners some of the world’s best players, including Adolfo Cambiaso, Facundo Pieres and America’s top-rated players Julio Arellano, Jeff Hall and Nic Roldan.

International Polo Club Palm Beach
3667 120th Ave S
Wellington, FL 33414
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