Tue

Oct

16

Regional President's Cup

Final

Good Thunder

11

Black Rooster

8

Tue

Oct

16

Regional President's Cup

Final OT

New Hope/Field One Polo

9

Blackberg Ranch/SIG

8

Thu

Oct

18

Regional President's Cup

10:00 AM ET

DI Polo

0

Good Thunder

0

Thu

Oct

18

Regional President's Cup

12:00 PM ET

Black Rooster

0

Passion for Polo

0

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Oct

16

Regional President's Cup

Final

Good Thunder

11

Black Rooster

8

Tue

Oct

16

Regional President's Cup

Final OT

New Hope/Field One Polo

9

Blackberg Ranch/SIG

8

Thu

Oct

18

Regional President's Cup

10:00 AM ET

DI Polo

0

Good Thunder

0

Thu

Oct

18

Regional President's Cup

12:00 PM ET

Black Rooster

0

Passion for Polo

0

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February 1-25, 2018

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. He carved out of the unwelcoming, wild and forbidding marsh on the edge of the Florida Everglades and 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 exclusively played at the International Polo Club Palm Beach in Wellington, Florida. Over the past decade the popular tournament has fielded 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. Coca-Cola is another staple of the Ylvisaker Cup with recent victories in 2015 and 2017. This year’s roster is packed with 13 impressive and competitive teams, including the return of both teams slated for last year’s final.

History courtesy of the Museum of Polo and Hall of Fame.

Photo (L to R) 2017 Ylvisaker Cup Champions Coca-Cola: Del Walton, Gillian Johnston, Julian de Lusarreta, Julio Arellano, and Wesley Finlayson, Sugar Erskine. ©David Lominska

2018 Ylvisaker Cup Format

To start the tournament teams from Brackets I and II will play cross bracket. The three teams from Bracket III will play cross bracket with the four teams in Bracket IV. After bracket play, teams in Brackets I and II will be ranked 1-6 based on their win percentage (2-1 record=67%). Teams in Brackets III and IV will be ranked 1-7. A tie between teams who have already played will be broken by the winning team of that game. Any ties between teams who have not yet played will be broken by a one man shoot out.

The top four teams from Brackets I/II will play cross with top four teams from Brackets III/IV in the quarterfinals. The four winning teams will advance to the semifinals for a chance to compete in the 2018 Ylvisaker Cup Final.

Ylvisaker Cup

Tournament Highlights

Ylvisaker Cup

Teams and Rosters

Bracket I

Tonkawa (4-1)

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Jeff Hildebrand
Outdoor Handicap: A
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Julian de Lusarreta
Outdoor Handicap: 7
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Sapo Caset
Outdoor Handicap: 10
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Sterling Giannico
Outdoor Handicap: 3

Valiente (4-1)

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Bob Jornayvaz
Outdoor Handicap: 2
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Adolfo Cambiaso
Outdoor Handicap: 10
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Santiago Torres
Outdoor Handicap: 6
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Bautista Panelo
Outdoor Handicap: 2

Postage Stamp Farm (2-2)

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Annabelle Gundlach
Outdoor Handicap: A
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Brandon Phillips
Outdoor Handicap: 4
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Mariano Aguerre
Outdoor Handicap: 8
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Kris Kampsen
Arena Handicap: 9
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Christian Weisz
Outdoor Handicap: A

Bracket II

GSA (3-2)

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Henry Porter
Outdoor Handicap: 2
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Mariano Gonzalez
Outdoor Handicap: 7
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Matias Magrini
Outdoor Handicap: 7
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Dylan Rossiter
Outdoor Handicap: 4

Travieso (1-2)

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Tony Calle
Outdoor Handicap: 3
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Teo Calle
Outdoor Handicap: 1
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Sebastian Merlos
Outdoor Handicap: 9
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Tomas Garcia del Rio
Outdoor Handicap: 7

Coca-Cola (0-3)

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Gillian Johnston
Outdoor Handicap: 2
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Sugar Erskine
Outdoor Handicap: 6
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Julio Arellano
Outdoor Handicap: 8
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Steve Krueger
Outdoor Handicap: 4

Bracket III

Pilot (3-2)

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Curtis Pilot
Outdoor Handicap: A
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Facundo Pieres
Outdoor Handicap: 10
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Gonzalito Pieres
Outdoor Handicap: 9
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Timmy Dutta
Outdoor Handicap: 1

SD Farms (3-2)

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Sayyu Dantata
Outdoor Handicap: 2
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Adam Snow
Outdoor Handicap: 5
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Inaki Laprida
Outdoor Handicap: 7
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Peco Polledo
Outdoor Handicap: 6

Prestige Worldwide (0-4)

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Miguel Novillo Astrada
Outdoor Handicap: 9
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Carlucho Arellano
Outdoor Handicap: 5
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Will Johnston
Outdoor Handicap: 2
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Stevie Orthwein
Outdoor Handicap: 4
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Juan Martin Obregon
Outdoor Handicap: 5

Bracket IV

Colorado (3-2)

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Juan Britos
Outdoor Handicap: 7
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Diego Cavanagh
Outdoor Handicap: 9
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Rob Jornayvaz
Outdoor Handicap: 1
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Santino Magrini
Outdoor Handicap: 4

La Indiana (2-2)

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Michael Bickford
Outdoor Handicap: 2
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Victorino Ruiz Jorba
Outdoor Handicap: 6
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Facundo Obregon
Outdoor Handicap: 6
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Jeff Hall
Outdoor Handicap: 7

Carillon Miami (1-2)

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Jim Zenni
Outdoor Handicap: A
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Agustin Obregon
Outdoor Handicap: 5
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Hilario Ulloa
Outdoor Handicap: 10
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Jared Zenni
Arena Handicap: 5

Audi (1-2)

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Grant Ganzi
Arena Handicap: 2
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Marc Ganzi
Outdoor Handicap: 2
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Nico Pieres
Outdoor Handicap: 8
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Nic Roldan
Arena Handicap: 8
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Alejandro Novillo Astrada
Arena Handicap: 8

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Ylvisaker Cup

Tournament Games

Thursday, Feb 1, 2018

Final
Pilot logo

Pilot (3-2)

13

Audi logo

Audi (1-2)

11

Saturday, Feb 3, 2018

Final
SD Farms logo

SD Farms (3-2)

10

La Indiana logo

La Indiana (2-2)

7

Final
Prestige Worldwide logo

Prestige Worldwide (0-4)

8

Carillon Miami logo

Carillon Miami (1-2)

10

Sunday, Feb 4, 2018

Final
Tonkawa logo

Tonkawa (4-1)

12

GSA logo

GSA (3-2)

7

Final
Valiente logo

Valiente (4-1)

10

Coca-Cola logo

Coca-Cola (0-3)

6

Final
Postage Stamp Farm logo

Postage Stamp Farm (2-2)

12

Travieso logo

Travieso (1-2)

11

Tuesday, Feb 6, 2018

Final
SD Farms logo

SD Farms (3-2)

5

Colorado logo

Colorado (3-2)

10

Final
Pilot logo

Pilot (3-2)

10

La Indiana logo

La Indiana (2-2)

11

Wednesday, Feb 7, 2018

Final
Prestige Worldwide logo

Prestige Worldwide (0-4)

6

Audi logo

Audi (1-2)

10

Friday, Feb 9, 2018

Final
Pilot logo

Pilot (3-2)

12

Carillon Miami logo

Carillon Miami (1-2)

10

Final
GSA logo

GSA (3-2)

6

Valiente logo

Valiente (4-1)

7

Saturday, Feb 10, 2018

Final
Postage Stamp Farm logo

Postage Stamp Farm (2-2)

12

Coca-Cola logo

Coca-Cola (0-3)

7

Final
Tonkawa logo

Tonkawa (4-1)

14

Travieso logo

Travieso (1-2)

10

Sunday, Feb 11, 2018

Final OT
SD Farms logo

SD Farms (3-2)

11

Audi logo

Audi (1-2)

10

Final
Prestige Worldwide logo

Prestige Worldwide (0-4)

8

Colorado logo

Colorado (3-2)

12

Wednesday, Feb 14, 2018

Final
SD Farms logo

SD Farms (3-2)

10

Carillon Miami logo

Carillon Miami (1-2)

9

Final
Pilot logo

Pilot (3-2)

11

Colorado logo

Colorado (3-2)

8

Final
Prestige Worldwide logo

Prestige Worldwide (0-4)

8

La Indiana logo

La Indiana (2-2)

11

Thursday, Feb 15, 2018

Final
Postage Stamp Farm logo

Postage Stamp Farm (2-2)

10

GSA logo

GSA (3-2)

11

Final
Tonkawa logo

Tonkawa (4-1)

8

Coca-Cola logo

Coca-Cola (0-3)

6

Final
Valiente logo

Valiente (4-1)

9

Travieso logo

Travieso (1-2)

12

Sunday, Feb 18, 2018

Final
Tonkawa logo

Tonkawa (4-1)

12

La Indiana logo

La Indiana (2-2)

11

Final
Postage Stamp Farm logo

Postage Stamp Farm (2-2)

10

Colorado logo

Colorado (3-2)

13

Final
Valiente logo

Valiente (4-1)

13

SD Farms logo

SD Farms (3-2)

6

Final
GSA logo

GSA (3-2)

10

Pilot logo

Pilot (3-2)

9

Wednesday, Feb 21, 2018

Final
Tonkawa logo

Tonkawa (4-1)

8

Valiente logo

Valiente (4-1)

13

Final OT
Colorado logo

Colorado (3-2)

8

GSA logo

GSA (3-2)

9

Ylvisaker Cup

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 Avenue S
West Palm Beach, FL 33414
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