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January 15 - February 2, 2020

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 & 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 competition features eight teams, Pilot among them seeking redemption for their 11-7 loss to Dutta Corp in last year's final. Similarly, both Stable Door and Palm Beach Equine will be vying to add another 18-goal tournament win to their 2020 season.

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

Photo: 2019 Ylvisaker Cup Champions: Dutta Corp - Lucas Diaz Alberdi, Timmy Dutta, Gringo Colombres, Kris Kampsen. ©David Lominska

Ylvisaker Cup

Tournament Format

The Ylvisaker Cup will be split into two brackets, and teams will play within their bracket for the first game. In the second game, Bracket I/II winners play each other and Bracket I/II losers play each other.

The best two teams by record in each bracket will advance to the semifinals. Who beat who will break two-way ties on record, three-way ties will be broken by a USPA approved one-man shootout. Semifinal winners will advance to the final while losers will play the George Haas Subsidiary Semifinal.

Ylvisaker Cup

Teams and Rosters

Bracket I

La Indiana (4-1)

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Michael Bickford
Outdoor: 2
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Facundo Obregon
Outdoor: 6
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Jeff Hall
Outdoor: 6
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Esteban Panelo
Alternate
Outdoor: 4
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Santiago Gomez Romero
Alternate
Outdoor: 4
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Sterling Giannico
Substitute
Outdoor: 4

Aliano Realty/Horseware (1-2)

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Nick Aliano
Outdoor: 0
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Hugo Lloret
Outdoor: 5
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Mariano Obregon
Outdoor: 7
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Joaquin Panelo
Outdoor: 6

Palm Beach Equine (1-2)

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Gonzalo Ferrari
Outdoor: 4
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Lucas Diaz Alberdi
Outdoor: 6
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Gringo Colombres
Outdoor: 8
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Scott Swerdlin
Outdoor: 0

Coca-Cola (1-3)

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Gillian Johnston
Outdoor: 1
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Will Johnston
Outdoor: 2
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Miguel Novillo Astrada
Outdoor: 9
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Sugar Erskine
Outdoor: 6

Bracket II

Patagones (4-1)

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Joaquin Avendaño
Outdoor: 2
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Benjamin Avendaño
Outdoor: 3
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Santiago Wulff
Outdoor: 5
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Tomas Garcia del Rio
Injured
Outdoor: 8
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Santiago Toccalino
Substitute
Outdoor: 8
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Mateo Vallejos
Substitute
Outdoor: 2

Stable Door Polo (2-2)

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Henry Porter
Outdoor: 3
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Robert Orthwein
Outdoor: 4
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Matias Magrini
Outdoor: 7
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Santino Magrini
Outdoor: 4

Pilot (1-2)

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Lucas Escobar
Alternate
Outdoor: 2
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Gonzalito Pieres
Alternate
Outdoor: 10
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Alfonso Pieres
Alternate
Outdoor: 5
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Gonzalo de la Fuente
Outdoor: 2
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Nico Escobar
Outdoor: 4
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Tomas Pieres
Outdoor: 6
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Robi Bilbao
Outdoor: 5

Daily Racing Form (1-2)

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Jim Zenni
Alternate
Outdoor: 0
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Hope Arellano
Substitute
Outdoor: 1
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Costi Caset
Outdoor: 5
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Jared Zenni
Outdoor: 6
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Agustin Obregon
Outdoor: 6
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Tommy Collingwood
Substitute
Outdoor: 5

Bracket III

Bracket IV

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Ylvisaker Cup

Tournament Games

Wednesday, Jan 15, 2020

January 15

Final

YLVISAKER CUP

La Indiana logo

La Indiana (4-1)

13

Coca-Cola logo

Coca-Cola (1-3)

10

Thursday, Jan 16, 2020

January 16

Final

YLVISAKER CUP

Aliano Realty/Horseware logo

Aliano Realty/Horseware (1-2)

12

Palm Beach Equine logo

Palm Beach Equine (1-2)

7

Friday, Jan 17, 2020

January 17

Final

YLVISAKER CUP

Patagones logo

Patagones (4-1)

12

Stable Door Polo logo

Stable Door Polo (2-2)

6

Saturday, Jan 18, 2020

January 18

Final

YLVISAKER CUP

Pilot logo

Pilot (1-2)

12

Daily Racing Form logo

Daily Racing Form (1-2)

8

Sunday, Jan 19, 2020

January 19

Final

YLVISAKER CUP

Coca-Cola logo

Coca-Cola (1-3)

10

Palm Beach Equine logo

Palm Beach Equine (1-2)

15

January 19

Final

YLVISAKER CUP

La Indiana logo

La Indiana (4-1)

12

Aliano Realty/Horseware logo

Aliano Realty/Horseware (1-2)

11

Wednesday, Jan 22, 2020

January 22

Final

YLVISAKER CUP

Daily Racing Form logo

Daily Racing Form (1-2)

9

Stable Door Polo logo

Stable Door Polo (2-2)

11

January 22

Final OT

YLVISAKER CUP

Pilot logo

Pilot (1-2)

10

Patagones logo

Patagones (4-1)

11

Saturday, Jan 25, 2020

January 25

Final OT

YLVISAKER CUP

Coca-Cola logo

Coca-Cola (1-3)

9

Aliano Realty/Horseware logo

Aliano Realty/Horseware (1-2)

8

January 25

Final

YLVISAKER CUP

La Indiana logo

La Indiana (4-1)

11

Palm Beach Equine logo

Palm Beach Equine (1-2)

10

Sunday, Jan 26, 2020

January 26

Final

YLVISAKER CUP

Daily Racing Form logo

Daily Racing Form (1-2)

9

Patagones logo

Patagones (4-1)

January 26

Final

YLVISAKER CUP

Pilot logo

Pilot (1-2)

10

Stable Door Polo logo

Stable Door Polo (2-2)

12

Wednesday, Jan 29, 2020

January 29

Final

YLVISAKER CUP

La Indiana logo

La Indiana (4-1)

11

Stable Door Polo logo

Stable Door Polo (2-2)

7

January 29

Final

YLVISAKER CUP

Patagones logo

Patagones (4-1)

13

Coca-Cola logo

Coca-Cola (1-3)

8

Sunday, Feb 2, 2020

February 02

Final

YLVISAKER CUP

La Indiana logo

La Indiana (4-1)

8

Patagones logo

Patagones (4-1)

9

*Daily Racing Form is declared the winner of the Sunday, January 26 game due to forfeit by Patagones for an ineligible substitution.

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 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 Facundo Pieres, Gonzalito Pieres and Sapo Caset as well as one of America’s top-rated players Jeff Hall. Sunday matches at 3:00pm ET on the U.S. Polo Assn. Field, home of the official licensed brand for the USPA, are ticketed but all other games are free and open to the public.

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