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19

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Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club

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March 1 - 27, 2022

USPA GOLD CUP®

GAUNTLET OF POLO®

The 2022 USPA Gold Cup® will be livestreamed on Global Polo TV.

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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, its first edition featured four teams. Inaugural winners Milwaukee (Tom Hughes, Tommy Wayman, Joe Barry, Robert Uihlein III) bested Houston 9-8, in a thrilling overtime victory with Wayman scoring the golden goal three minutes into the sudden death chukker. The following year, the USPA Gold Cup® was moved to Milwaukee Polo Club (Hartland, Wisconsin) 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 (now defunct), Greenwich Polo Club (Greenwich, Connecticut) and New Bridge Polo & Country Club (Aiken, South Carolina), before landing at the International Polo Club Palm Beach (IPC) in Wellington, Florida, where it has remained since 2007.

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.

In 2019, Pilot outwitted their opponents one by one in bracket play, landing themselves in the final against Aspen. With tensions high and the chance to knock off the prospective GAUNTLET Champions, the game came down to the wire forcing an overtime chukker. Pilot managed to seal yet another title, 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 to 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.

Narrowly missing the 2021 the C.V. Whitney Cup® with an overtime defeat, Scone returned in the second tournament of the GAUNTLET OF POLO® determined to carve their name on the prestigious trophy. Competing against Tonkawa (Jeff Hildebrand, Lucas Escobar, Sapo Caset, Francisco Elizalde), the only undefeated team in the tournament, Scone (David Paradice, Adolfo Cambiaso, Poroto Cambiaso, Peke Gonzalez) opened strong and quickly extended their lead with effective plays and finesse to claim a 13-10 victory. Although a veteran of the tournament with an impressive 15 titles to his credit since 1991, Cambiaso had yet to raise the trophy with his son until 2021.

All nine teams that competed in the 2022 C.V. Whitney Cup® (Cessna, Coca-Cola, Dutta Corp/Show+, La Fe, La Indiana, Pilot, SD Farms) will be returning for the USPA Gold Cup®, including current C.V. Whitney Cup® champions Park Place (Josh Hyde, Juan Britos, Hilario Ulloa, Cody Ellis) and defending USPA Gold Cup® champions Scone (Miki Astrada, Kristos "Keko" Magrini, Poroto Cambiaso, Adolfo Cambiaso).

Granting individual entires for the first time in the GAUNTLET format, four newcomers (CK Shack, La Elina, Old Hickory Bourbon/Airstream, Tamera) will enter the second leg of the GAUNTLET, bringing the competition to an impressive total of thirteen teams vying for the 2022 USPA Gold Cup®.

The 10-goalers competing this year include Guillermo "Sapo" Caset (La Elina), Hilario Ulloa (Park Place), Facundo Pieres (Pilot), David "Pelon" Stirling (SD Farms) and Adolfo Cambiaso (Scone).

Showcasing many young, talented polo players, the competition will feature Active Team USPA Members Timmy Dutta (Dutta Corp/Show+), Lucas Escobar (SD Farms) Kristos "Keko" Magrini (Scone), Graduating USPA Members Nico Escobar (Coca-Cola), Santino Magrini (CK Shack) and Team USPA Alumni Cody Ellis (Park Place).

The winner of the USPA Gold Cup® will receive $50,000 in prize money. In partnership with USPA Global Licensing, each of the finalist teams will select a polo charity of their choice to receive a $2,500 donation. Click here to learn more about the GAUNTLET OF POLO®.

2021 USPA Gold Cup® Champions: Scone - David Paradice, Poroto Cambiaso, Peke Gonzalez, Adolfo Cambiaso. ©David Lominska.

USPA GOLD CUP®

TOURNAMENT FORMAT

Brackets I, II and III play within their bracket. Bracket IV and V will play cross bracket. Each team will play two games.

After the first round, all teams will be ranked 1-13 based on win-loss, then net goals then gross goals.

  • Teams ranked 1, 2 and 3 move straight to the USPA Gold Cup® quarterfinals.
  • Teams ranked 4-13 will have a playoff (ten teams, five playoff games). Teams ranked 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8 will draw from teams ranked 9, 10, 11, 12 and 13 for who they play in playoff round. Playoff winners will advance to the quarterfinals.

Quarterfinals Pairings: Teams ranked 1-3 will draw from the five playoff winners

Semifinal Pairings: Quarterfinal winners draw

Semifinal winners advance to the USPA Gold Cup® final.

USPA GOLD CUP®

Brackets

Quarterfinals
Semifinals
Finals
Sun, March 20th
Pilot (5-0) 13
Dutta Corp/Show+ (3-1) 7
Sun, March 20th
Old Hickory Bourbon/Airstream (1-3) 8
Tamera (2-3) 14
Mon, March 21st
Coca-Cola (1-3) 10
Scone (3-1) 12
Sat, March 19th
La Elina (1-3) 10
Park Place (4-1) 16
Thu, March 24th
Pilot (5-0) 13
Tamera (2-3) 8
Thu, March 24th
Scone (3-1) 14
Park Place (4-1) 16
Sun, March 27th
Pilot (5-0) 11
Park Place (4-1) 10

USPA GOLD CUP®

TEAMS AND ROSTERS

Bracket I

Pilot (5-0)

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Curtis Pilot
Outdoor: 0
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Mackenzie Weisz
Outdoor: 5
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Matias Torres Zavaleta
Outdoor: 7
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Facundo Pieres
Outdoor: 10

Cessna (1-2)

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Will Johnston
Outdoor: 2
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Raul 'Gringo' Colombres
Outdoor: 8
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Miguel Novillo Astrada
Injured
Outdoor: 9
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Camp Campbell
Outdoor: 2
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Alejandro Novillo Astrada
Substitute
Outdoor: 7

Coca-Cola (1-3)

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Gillian Johnston
Outdoor: 1
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Nico Escobar
Outdoor: 5
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Julian de Lusarreta
Outdoor: 7
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Nicolas 'Nico' Pieres
Outdoor: 9

Bracket II

Scone (3-1)

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David Paradice
Outdoor: 0
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Kristos 'Keko' Magrini
Outdoor: 3
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Poroto Cambiaso
Outdoor: 9
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Adolfo Cambiaso
Outdoor: 10
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Bartolome Castagnola
Outdoor: 9

La Fe (1-2)

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Robi Bilbao
Outdoor: 5
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Lucas Diaz Alberdi
Outdoor: 6
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Francisco Elizalde
Outdoor: 9
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Louis Devaleix
Outdoor: 0

CK Shack (0-3)

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Henry Porter
Outdoor: 4
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Martin 'Facha' Valent
Outdoor: 4
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Santiago Toccalino
Outdoor: 8
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Kris Kampsen
Outdoor: 6

Bracket III

Dutta Corp/Show+ (3-1)

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Timmy Dutta
Outdoor: 4
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Joaquin Avendaño
Outdoor: 3
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Tomas Garcia del Rio
Outdoor: 8
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Ignacio 'Iñaki' Laprida
Outdoor: 7

SD Farms (1-2)

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Sayyu Dantata
Outdoor: 2
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Peco Polledo
Outdoor: 6
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David 'Pelon' Stirling
Outdoor: 10
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Lucas Escobar
Outdoor: 4
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Pablo Mac Donough
Substitute
Outdoor: 10
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Geronimo Obregon
Substitute
Outdoor: 5
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Pipe Vercellino
Substitute
Outdoor: 7
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Ignacio "Nacho" Novillo
Substitute
Outdoor: 8

Old Hickory Bourbon/Airstream (1-3)

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Santino Magrini
Outdoor: 5
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Matias Magrini
Outdoor: 7
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Joaquin Panelo
Outdoor: 6
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Stephen 'Stevie' Orthwein
Outdoor: 4
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Martin 'Facha' Valent
Substitute
Outdoor: 4

Bracket IV

Tamera (2-3)

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Alejandro Poma
Outdoor: 1
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Segundo Saravi
Outdoor: 4
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Magoo Laprida
Substitute
Outdoor: 8
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Diego Cavanagh
Outdoor: 9
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Alejo Taranco
Outdoor: 8

La Elina (1-3)

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Leo Mandelbaum
Outdoor: 2
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Ignacio "Nachi" Viana
Outdoor: 4
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Guillermo 'Sapo' Caset
Outdoor: 10
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Jared Zenni
Outdoor: 6

Bracket V

Park Place (4-1)

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Andrey Borodin
Outdoor: 0
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Joshua Hyde
Outdoor: 0
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Juan Britos
Outdoor: 9
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Hilario Ulloa
Outdoor: 10
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Cody Ellis
Outdoor: 3

La Indiana (2-1)

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Jeff Hall
Outdoor: 6
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Lucas 'Luckitas' Criado Jr.
Outdoor: 5
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Mariano Aguerre
Outdoor: 7
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Stewart Armstrong
Outdoor: 3

Bracket VI

Bracket VII

Bracket VIII

Bracket IX

Bracket X

no bracket

USPA GOLD CUP®

TOURNAMENT GAMES

Tuesday, Mar 1, 2022

March 01

Final OT

USPA Gold Cup®

Coca-Cola logo

Coca-Cola (1-3)

12

Cessna logo

Cessna (1-2)

13

Wednesday, Mar 2, 2022

March 02

Final

USPA Gold Cup®

La Fe logo

La Fe (1-2)

17

CK Shack logo

CK Shack (0-3)

10

March 02

Final OT

USPA Gold Cup®

Old Hickory Bourbon/Airstream logo

Old Hickory Bourbon/Airstream (1-3)

10

SD Farms logo

SD Farms (1-2)

11

Friday, Mar 4, 2022

March 04

Final

USPA Gold Cup®

La Elina logo

La Elina (1-3)

10

Park Place logo

Park Place (4-1)

17

Saturday, Mar 5, 2022

March 05

Final

USPA Gold Cup®

La Fe logo

La Fe (1-2)

7

Scone logo

Scone (3-1)

13

March 05

Final

USPA Gold Cup®

Coca-Cola logo

Coca-Cola (1-3)

7

Pilot logo

Pilot (5-0)

12

Sunday, Mar 6, 2022

March 06

Final

USPA Gold Cup®

Old Hickory Bourbon/Airstream logo

Old Hickory Bourbon/Airstream (1-3)

8

Dutta Corp/Show+ logo

Dutta Corp/Show+ (3-1)

15

March 06

Final OT

USPA Gold Cup®

Tamera logo

Tamera (2-3)

12

La Indiana logo

La Indiana (2-1)

13

Wednesday, Mar 9, 2022

March 09

Final

USPA Gold Cup®

Cessna logo

Cessna (1-2)

7

Pilot logo

Pilot (5-0)

15

March 09

Final

USPA Gold Cup®

CK Shack logo

CK Shack (0-3)

7

Scone logo

Scone (3-1)

17

Thursday, Mar 10, 2022

March 10

Final OT

USPA Gold Cup®

SD Farms logo

SD Farms (1-2)

12

Dutta Corp/Show+ logo

Dutta Corp/Show+ (3-1)

13

Friday, Mar 11, 2022

March 11

Final

USPA Gold Cup®

Park Place logo

Park Place (4-1)

13

Tamera logo

Tamera (2-3)

10

March 11

Final

USPA Gold Cup®

La Indiana logo

La Indiana (2-1)

12

La Elina logo

La Elina (1-3)

10

Sunday, Mar 13, 2022

March 13

Final

USPA Gold Cup®

SD Farms logo

SD Farms (1-2)

10

Old Hickory Bourbon/Airstream logo

Old Hickory Bourbon/Airstream (1-3)

11

Monday, Mar 14, 2022

March 14

Final

USPA Gold Cup®

La Indiana logo

La Indiana (2-1)

10

Coca-Cola logo

Coca-Cola (1-3)

11

March 14

Final

USPA Gold Cup®

Dutta Corp/Show+ logo

Dutta Corp/Show+ (3-1)

10

CK Shack logo

CK Shack (0-3)

7

Tuesday, Mar 15, 2022

March 15

Final

USPA Gold Cup®

La Fe logo

La Fe (1-2)

10

Tamera logo

Tamera (2-3)

13

March 15

Final

USPA Gold Cup®

La Elina logo

La Elina (1-3)

14

Cessna logo

Cessna (1-2)

9

Saturday, Mar 19, 2022

March 19

Final

USPA Gold Cup®

La Elina logo

La Elina (1-3)

10

Park Place logo

Park Place (4-1)

16

Sunday, Mar 20, 2022

March 20

Final

USPA Gold Cup®

Old Hickory Bourbon/Airstream logo

Old Hickory Bourbon/Airstream (1-3)

8

Tamera logo

Tamera (2-3)

14

March 20

Final

USPA Gold Cup®

Pilot logo

Pilot (5-0)

13

Dutta Corp/Show+ logo

Dutta Corp/Show+ (3-1)

7

Monday, Mar 21, 2022

March 21

Final

USPA Gold Cup®

Coca-Cola logo

Coca-Cola (1-3)

10

Scone logo

Scone (3-1)

12

Thursday, Mar 24, 2022

March 24

Final

USPA Gold Cup®

Pilot logo

Pilot (5-0)

13

Tamera logo

Tamera (2-3)

8

March 24

Final

USPA Gold Cup®

Scone logo

Scone (3-1)

14

Park Place logo

Park Place (4-1)

16

Sunday, Mar 27, 2022

March 27

Final OT

USPA Gold Cup®

Pilot logo

Pilot (5-0)

11

Park Place logo

Park Place (4-1)

10

USPA GOLD CUP®

VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS

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 a decade.

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, home of the official licensed brand of the USPA.

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