January 23 - February 6, 2022

YLVISAKER CUP

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YLVISAKER CUP

TOURNAMENT HISTORY

The Ylvisaker Cup is played annually as a tribute to William T. “Bill” Ylvisaker, a true pioneer who was responsible for developing the Wellington, Florida, area into the high-goal winter polo capital of the world. Ylvisaker contributed extensively to the sport’s resurgence in the 70s and 80s. Out of the unwelcoming, wild and forbidding marsh on the edge of the Florida Everglades, he created the Palm Beach Polo and Country Club. Palm Beach Polo Club flourished and the town of Wellington sprung up around it, going on to successfully host not only polo but numerous other equestrian sports.

As for Ylvisaker’s personal playing record, he began with two National Interscholastic Championships in the 40s, continuing his polo career at Yale University, ultimately reaching a 7-goal handicap at the height of his career. His notable wins include a 1972 U.S. Open Polo Championship® victory, a USPA Gold Cup® and two Coronation Cup titles (Great Britain versus United States), among many others. Ylvisaker co-founded the Polo Training Foundation (PTF) in 1967, and served as its first Vice President. He also served as Chairman of the USPA from 1970 to 1975. He was inducted into the Museum of Polo and Hall of Fame in 1996.

Established in 2003, the Ylvisaker Cup has been played exclusively at the International Polo Club Palm Beach (IPC) in Wellington, Florida. Over the past decade the popular tournament has fielded talented rosters of up to 16 teams. New Bridge-La Dolfina captured back-to-back wins in 2006 and 2007, the only consecutive wins by one team in the history of the tournament.

Coming up just shy of the Joe Barry Memorial Final in 2021, Beverly Polo (Bill Ballhaus, Jorge “Tolito” Ocampo Fernandez Jr., Hilario Figueras, Peke Gonzalez) shook off the loss and regrouped for the Ylvisaker Cup. Performing at the top of their game, the final was a fast-paced offensive battle waged against Palm Beach Equine (Costi Caset, Robi Bilbao, Gringo Colombres, Scott Swerdlin) beneath overcast skies. Leading throughout with unstoppable determination, Beverly Polo achieved their ultimate goal winning the title 15-11.

Reigning champions Beverly Polo will be returning with their original line-up from 2021 and will be joined by the three talented teams that they competed against in the 2022 Joe Barry Memorial.

Photo: 2021 Ylvisaker Cup Champions: Beverly Polo - Joaquin Panelo, Bill Ballhaus, Lucas Diaz Alberdi, Jorge "Tolito" Fernandez Ocampo Jr., Hilario Figueras. ©David Lominska

YLVISAKER CUP

TEAMS AND ROSTERS

Bracket I

Bracket II

Bracket III

Bracket IV

Bracket V

Bracket VI

Bracket VII

Bracket VIII

Bracket IX

Bracket X

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CK Shack (3-1)

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Kristos 'Keko' Magrini
Outdoor: 3
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Martin Valent
Outdoor: 4
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Santino Magrini
Outdoor: 5
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Joaquin Panelo
Outdoor: 6
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Bautista Panelo
Substitute
Outdoor: 4
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Pedro Gutierrez
Substitute
Outdoor: 5
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Federico Panzillo
Substitute
Outdoor: 5

La Fe (2-2)

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Lucas Escobar
Outdoor: 4
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Robi Bilbao
Outdoor: 5
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Francisco Elizalde
Outdoor: 9
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Louis Devaleix
Outdoor: 0
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Nicolas 'Nico' Diaz Alberdi
Substitute
Outdoor: 4

Patagones (1-2)

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Benjamin Avendaño
Outdoor: 2
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Joaquin Avendaño
Outdoor: 3
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Santiago Wulff
Outdoor: 5
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Tomas Garcia del Rio
Outdoor: 8

Beverly Polo (1-2)

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Bill Ballhaus
Outdoor: 0
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Lucas Diaz Alberdi
Outdoor: 6
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Jorge "Tolito" Fernandez Ocampo Jr.
Outdoor: 7
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Hilario Figueras
Outdoor: 5

YLVISAKER CUP

TOURNAMENT GAMES

Sunday, Jan 23, 2022

January 23

Final

Ylvisaker Cup

La Fe logo

La Fe (2-2)

9

Patagones logo

Patagones (1-2)

11

January 23

Final OT

Ylvisaker Cup

Beverly Polo logo

Beverly Polo (1-2)

9

CK Shack logo

CK Shack (3-1)

10

Wednesday, Jan 26, 2022

January 26

Final

Ylvisaker Cup

La Fe logo

La Fe (2-2)

12

Beverly Polo logo

Beverly Polo (1-2)

6

January 26

Final

Ylvisaker Cup

Patagones logo

Patagones (1-2)

11

CK Shack logo

CK Shack (3-1)

16

Sunday, Jan 30, 2022

January 30

Final

Ylvisaker Cup

La Fe logo

La Fe (2-2)

8

CK Shack logo

CK Shack (3-1)

7

January 30

Final OT

Ylvisaker Cup

Patagones logo

Patagones (1-2)

9

Beverly Polo logo

Beverly Polo (1-2)

10

Sunday, Feb 6, 2022

February 06

Final

Ylvisaker Cup

La Fe logo

La Fe (2-2)

11

CK Shack logo

CK Shack (3-1)

12

YLVISAKER CUP

VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS

YLVISAKER 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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