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Beverly Polo Club - sf

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Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club

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Pineapples and Pussy Cats

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25

Chairman's Cup

Myopia Polo Club

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Black Oak

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25

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USPA GOLD CUP®

GAUNTLET OF POLO®

All games of the 2021 USPA Gold Cup® will be livestreamed on Global Polo TV.

All games reported in ET.

International Polo Club Palm Beach Covid-19 Protocol

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USPA Gold Cup®

Tournament History

The USPA Gold Cup® is the second 22-goal tournament of the Florida high-goal season and the second leg of the GAUNTLET OF POLO®. Established in 1974 at Oak Brook Polo Club in Oak Brook, Illinois, in its first edition it featured four teams. Inaugural winners Milwaukee (Tom Hughes, Tommy Wayman, Joe Barry, Robert Uihlein III) bested Houston 9-8, with a thrilling overtime victory. Wayman scored the golden goal three minutes into the sudden death chukker. The following year, the USPA Gold Cup® was moved to Milwaukee Polo Club where it was played from 1975 to 1978. In 1979 it moved to Florida and became the crown jewel of the winter season. In its heyday at the Palm Beach Polo and Country Club, during the 80s and early 90s, the USPA Gold Cup® was the tournament to win, attracting anywhere from 11 to 20 teams.

After a 17-year stretch at the Palm Beach Polo and Country Club, the tournament was hosted by several clubs over the years including Royal Palm Polo Club (Boca Raton, Florida), Greenwich Polo Club (Greenwich, Connecticut) and New Bridge Polo & Country Club (Aiken, South Carolina), before landing at the International Polo Club Palm Beach in Wellington, Florida, where it has remained since 2007.

In 2015 Audi defeated Orchard Hill 16-15 in the highest-scoring final in USPA Gold Cup® history. Notable contemporary winners include Valiente (2018, 2017, 2014, 2013, 2012), Audi (2015, 2011) and Crab Orchard (2010, 2007). White Birch holds the all-time record wins with 12 titles spanning three decades. Record wins by an individual player is held by 10-goaler Adolfo Cambiaso with 14 total victories beginning in 1991 and including his most recent win in 2018 with Valiente.

In 2019, Pilot outwitted their opponents one by one in bracket play, landing themselves in the final to face Aspen. With tensions high and the chance to knock off the prospective GAUNTLET Champions, the game came all the way down to the wire forcing an overtime chukker. Pilot managed to seal yet another title and an additional $125,000, narrowly preserving their undefeated streak 12-11. History was made during the inaugural GAUNTLET OF POLO® in 2019, when Pilot captured all three events to win the $500,000 bonus and earn $1 million over the course of the series. The 2020 USPA Gold Cup® was postponed on March 17, 2020, due to rising health concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic and was unable to be completed in 2020, but the semifinals were rescheduled in 2021, with La Indiana and Daily Racing Form advancing into the final. The only team to defeat GAUNTLET champions Pilot, La Indiana built a seven-goal lead in the first half to hold on for the 14-9 victory and claim the $100,000 prize.

In the 2021 edition, nine teams are competing for the second leg of the GAUNTLET OF POLO® including defending champions La Indiana (Nico Escobar, Jeff Hall, Polito Pieres, Michael Bickford). Challenging them will be 2021 C.V. Whitney Cup® finalists Scone (David Paradice, Poroto Cambiaso, Peke Gonzalez, Adolfo Cambiaso), who has handed them their only loss in 2021, along with Park Place (Andrey Borodin, Juan Britos, Hilario Ulloa, Matt Coppola). The 10-goalers competing this year include Cambiaso (Scone), Sapo Caset (Tonkawa), Facundo and Gonzalito Pieres (Pilot), Polito Pieres (La Indiana) and Hilario Ulloa (Park Place). The winner of the USPA Gold Cup® will receive $100,000 in prize money while the runners-up receive $25,000. In partnership with USPA Global Licensing, each of the teams will select a charity of their choice from 10 non-profits and both charities of the winner and runners-up will receive a $5,000 donation. Showcasing many young and talented polo players, the competition includes active Team USPA Members Peke Gonzalez, Keko Magrini, Nico Escobar and Timmy Dutta and graduating members Jared Zenni, Cody Ellis and Matt Coppola. Click here to learn more about the GAUNTLET OF POLO®.

2020 USPA Gold Cup® Champions: La Indiana - Polito Pieres, Nico Escobar, Jeff Hall, Juan Cruz Marcos. ©David Lominska.

USPA Gold Cup®

Tournament Format

Teams will be drawn into two brackets with four teams in Bracket I and five teams in Bracket II. Bracket I teams will play against all other teams in the bracket. Bracket II teams will play a "five star draw" format. Drawing numbers 5-9, the following match-ups will occur: 5 vs. 7, 5 vs. 8, 6 vs. 8, 6 vs. 9, 7 vs. 9. After two games, all Bracket II teams will be ranked 1-5 based on record. Top three teams advance to third round. Teams ranked 4 and 5 will have a playoff game to determine the last spot in the third round. Teams in the third round will play a team they have not played before, otherwise match-ups will be done by draw. After the third round of games, the top two teams in Bracket I and Bracket II will advance to the semifinals. Semifinal pairings will be done by drawing a team from the opposite bracket, with the winners advancing to the final.

USPA Gold Cup®

Brackets

Semifinals
Finals
Wed, March 24th
La Indiana (2-2) 12
Tonkawa (4-1) 13
Wed, March 24th
Park Place (2-2) 8
Scone (4-1) 9
Sun, March 28th
Tonkawa (4-1) 10
Scone (4-1) 13

USPA Gold Cup®

Teams and Rosters

Bracket I

Tonkawa (4-1)

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Jeff Hildebrand
Outdoor: 0.5
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Lucas Escobar
Outdoor: 3
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Sapo Caset
Outdoor: 10
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Francisco Elizalde
Outdoor: 9

Park Place (2-2)

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Andrey Borodin
Outdoor: 0
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Juan Britos
Outdoor: 8
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Hilario Ulloa
Outdoor: 10
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Matt Coppola
Outdoor: 4
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Jack Whitman
Substitute
Outdoor: 0.5

Aspen/Dutta Corp (1-2)

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Timmy Dutta
Outdoor: 4
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Lucas Diaz Alberdi
Outdoor: 6
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Gringo Colombres
Outdoor: 8
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Stewart Armstrong
Outdoor: 3

Cessna (0-3)

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Chip Campbell
Outdoor: 2
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Ezequiel "Gallego" Martinez Ferrario
Outdoor: 7
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Mariano "Nino" Obregon Jr.
Outdoor: 7
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Jared Zenni
Outdoor: 6
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Edward 'Camp' Campbell
Substitute
Outdoor: 2

Bracket II

Scone (4-1)

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David Paradice
Outdoor: 0
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Poroto Cambiaso
Outdoor: 6
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Peke Gonzalez
Outdoor: 6
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Adolfo Cambiaso
Outdoor: 10

La Indiana (2-2)

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Nico Escobar
Outdoor: 4
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Jeff Hall
Outdoor: 6
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Polito Pieres
Outdoor: 10
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Michael Bickford
Outdoor: 2

Coca-Cola (2-1)

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Gillian Johnston
Outdoor: 1.5
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Mackenzie Weisz
Outdoor: 4
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Nico Pieres
Outdoor: 9
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Julian de Lusarreta
Outdoor: 8
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Diego Cavanagh
Substitute
Outdoor: 9

Pilot (1-2)

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Curtis Pilot
Outdoor: 0.5
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Kristos 'Keko' Magrini
Outdoor: 2
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Gonzalito Pieres
Outdoor: 10
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Facundo Pieres
Outdoor: 10
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Matias Gonzalez
Substitute
Outdoor: 4
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Lucas James
Substitute
Outdoor: 8

Santa Clara (0-2)

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Will Johnston
Outdoor: 2
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Felipe Vercellino
Outdoor: 6
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Miguel Novillo Astrada
Outdoor: 9
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Luis Escobar
Outdoor: 5

Bracket III

Bracket IV

no bracket

USPA Gold Cup®

Tournament Games

Monday, Mar 8, 2021

March 08

Final

USPA Gold Cup®

International Polo Club Palm Beach

Coca-Cola logo

Coca-Cola (2-1)

10

Santa Clara logo

Santa Clara (0-2)

8

Wednesday, Mar 10, 2021

March 10

Final

USPA Gold Cup®

International Polo Club Palm Beach

Aspen/Dutta Corp logo

Aspen/Dutta Corp (1-2)

7

Tonkawa logo

Tonkawa (4-1)

10

March 10

Final

USPA Gold Cup®

International Polo Club Palm Beach

La Indiana logo

La Indiana (2-2)

13

Pilot logo

Pilot (1-2)

11

Thursday, Mar 11, 2021

March 11

Final

USPA Gold Cup®

International Polo Club Palm Beach

Cessna logo

Cessna (0-3)

6

Park Place logo

Park Place (2-2)

11

March 11

Final

USPA Gold Cup®

International Polo Club Palm Beach

Santa Clara logo

Santa Clara (0-2)

8

Scone logo

Scone (4-1)

13

Sunday, Mar 14, 2021

March 14

Final

USPA Gold Cup®

International Polo Club Palm Beach

La Indiana logo

La Indiana (2-2)

13

Scone logo

Scone (4-1)

11

March 14

Final

USPA Gold Cup®

International Polo Club Palm Beach

Coca-Cola logo

Coca-Cola (2-1)

10

Pilot logo

Pilot (1-2)

12

Tuesday, Mar 16, 2021

March 16

Final

USPA Gold Cup®

International Polo Club Palm Beach

Cessna logo

Cessna (0-3)

7

Tonkawa logo

Tonkawa (4-1)

9

March 16

Final

USPA Gold Cup®

International Polo Club Palm Beach

Aspen/Dutta Corp logo

Aspen/Dutta Corp (1-2)

6

Park Place logo

Park Place (2-2)

10

Saturday, Mar 20, 2021

March 20

Final

USPA Gold Cup®

International Polo Club Palm Beach

Aspen/Dutta Corp logo

Aspen/Dutta Corp (1-2)

11

Cessna logo

Cessna (0-3)

10

March 20

Final OT

USPA Gold Cup®

International Polo Club Palm Beach

Park Place logo

Park Place (2-2)

10

Tonkawa logo

Tonkawa (4-1)

11

Sunday, Mar 21, 2021

March 21

Final

USPA Gold Cup®

International Polo Club Palm Beach

Pilot logo

Pilot (1-2)

6

Scone logo

Scone (4-1)

13

March 21

Final

USPA Gold Cup®

International Polo Club Palm Beach

Coca-Cola logo

Coca-Cola (2-1)

14

La Indiana logo

La Indiana (2-2)

10

Wednesday, Mar 24, 2021

March 24

Final OT

USPA Gold Cup®

International Polo Club Palm Beach

La Indiana logo

La Indiana (2-2)

12

Tonkawa logo

Tonkawa (4-1)

13

March 24

Final

USPA Gold Cup®

International Polo Club Palm Beach

Park Place logo

Park Place (2-2)

8

Scone logo

Scone (4-1)

9

Sunday, Mar 28, 2021

March 28

Final

USPA Gold Cup®

International Polo Club Palm Beach

Tonkawa logo

Tonkawa (4-1)

10

Scone logo

Scone (4-1)

13

USPA Gold Cup®

The Venue

The International Polo Club Palm Beach (IPC) is the premier destination for high-goal polo in the United States. Home to the most prestigious 18- and 22-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, Gonzalito Pieres and Sapo Caset as well as one of America’s top-rated players Jeff Hall. Sunday matches take place at 3:00pm ET on the U.S. Polo Assn. Field 1, home of the official licensed brand for the USPA. The International Polo Club Palm Beach (IPC) looks forward to reopening the venue for competition in a safe and healthy manner. Please visit the IPC COVID Protocol Summary for the new protocols and procedures.


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