XII Federation of International Polo World Polo Championship

OCTOBER 29 - NOVEMBER 6, 2022

HOSTED BY NATIONAL POLO CENTER - WELLINGTON

SPAIN CROWNED XII FIP WORLD POLO CHAMPIONS & USA EARNS SILVER MEDAL VICTORY


Welcoming the international contest to the United States for the second time in the competition’s history, the 2022 tournament will be held from October 29 – November 6. Preliminary games will be held at Valiente Polo Farm and the semifinals and final will take place at the National Polo Center - Wellington. Ticketed NPC events will include the Opening Ceremony on Saturday, October 29 and the XII FIP World Polo Championship Final on Sunday, November 6 on the U.S. Polo Assn. Field One.

In 1982, in an effort to broaden the scope of international polo and restore the sport’s Olympic status, Marcos Uranga created the Federation of International Polo, officially recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC). Five years later, Uranga and American polo player Glen Holden organized the inaugural FIP World Polo Championship in Argentina. Aware of the challenges of fielding high-goal teams worldwide, FIP organizers decided to limit the competition to teams rated 10 to 14 goals.

Capturing the title in Germany in 1989, the United States will host the competition on American soil for the second time after a 24-year hiatus. Selecting the most talented players to represent the USA team on an international stage, the strengths of the United States lie in both high-quality horses and a prime location featuring world-class fields and facilities. Home to the GAUNTLET OF POLO®, NPC is the ideal venue to host the final of this renowned event, attracting South Florida’s passionate polo and equestrian community. Seeking to elevate the FIP World Polo Championship for players, sponsors and spectators, the United States is proud to accept the challenge and has prepared to deliver an unrivaled experience in 2022.

National Polo Center - Wellington

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XII FIP WORLD POLO CHAMPIONSHIP

All games will be livestreamed on the Global Polo TV to provide fans from all over the world the opportunity to watch the international competition.

Competition is limited to teams rated 10- to 14-goals. The road to this triennial begins with five zone playoffs featuring more than 25 countries that compete for an opportunity to be among one of the eight teams that advance to the World Polo Championship. The zones are: Zone A- North and Central America, Zone B- South America, Zone C- Europe, Zone D- Asia and Oceania, Zone E – Africa, Pakistan and India. The teams competing in the World Polo Championship are the winners from Zones A, B, D, E, the top two teams from Zone C, the previous winner (Argentina) and the host country (USA).

Horses are provided by the host and pooled among participants to give teams equal conditions.

This is the second time the tournament has been held in the United States - the first being in 1998 at the Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club in Carpinteria, California.

Learn more about the teams, competitors, schedule of events, and the Palm Beaches in the Official XII FIP World Polo Championship Program.

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Final Results

XII Federation of International Polo World Championship Teams and Rosters

Zone A

Argentina

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Joaquin Sanchez Herrero
Outdoor Handicap: 3
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Gonzalo Santamarina
Outdoor Handicap: 4
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Tomas Delfino
Outdoor Handicap: 3
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Santiago Buzzi
Outdoor Handicap: 3
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Marcos Panelo
Outdoor Handicap: 4
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Estanislao Abelenda
Outdoor Handicap: 3
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Tomas Marin Moreno
Outdoor Handicap: 4
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Bartolome Fermin Bayugar
Outdoor Handicap: 3
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Team Coach Alejandro Agote

Mexico

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Diego Velarde
Outdoor Handicap: 2
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Ricardo Cos
Outdoor Handicap: 1
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Juan José de Alba
Outdoor Handicap: 4
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Robert Payne
Outdoor Handicap: 2
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Alejandro González
Outdoor Handicap: 4
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Víctor Setién
Outdoor Handicap: 2
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Joel Acosta
Outdoor Handicap: 2
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Benito Hernández
Outdoor Handicap: 3
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Mariano Gracida
Outdoor Handicap: 4
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Team Coach Diego Solórzano

Pakistan

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Raja Jalal Arsalan
Outdoor Handicap: 3
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Temur Nedeem
Outdoor Handicap: 3
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Hamza Mawaz
Outdoor Handicap: 4
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Ahmed Tiwana
Outdoor Handicap: 3
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Bilal Haye
Outdoor Handicap: 3
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Team Coach/Manager Bader Uz Zaman
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Team Coach Ayaz Ahmed

Spain

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Nicolás Ruiz Guiñazú
Outdoor Handicap: 4
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Jamie Serra Díez
Outdoor Handicap: 2
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Luis Domencq Carrión
Outdoor Handicap: 3
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Pelayo Berazadi Rózpide
Outdoor Handicap: 5
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Nicolás Álvarez Cervera
Outdoor Handicap: 2
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Team Coach Benjamín Araya
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Assistant Coach Luis Benjumea

Zone B

Australia

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Cody Grimes
Outdoor Handicap: 2
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Alec White
Outdoor Handicap: 5
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Jack Archibald
Outdoor Handicap: 5
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Dylan Jones
Outdoor Handicap: 2
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Matt Grimes
Outdoor Handicap: 5
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Lachlan Gilmore
Outdoor Handicap: 4
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Angus Gilmore
Outdoor Handicap: 2
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Monty McGregor
Outdoor Handicap: 2
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Team Coach Anto White

Italy

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Stefano Giansanti
Outdoor Handicap: 1
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Nicolás López Fuentes
Outdoor Handicap: 3
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Goffredo Cutinelli Rendina
Outdoor Handicap: 3
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Giordano Flavio Magini
Outdoor Handicap: 2
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Silvestre Fanelli
Outdoor Handicap: 4
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Martín Joaquin
Outdoor Handicap: 5
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Team Coach Franco Piazza
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Team Leader Alessandro Giachetti

Uruguay

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Gaston Magariños
Outdoor Handicap: 1
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Federico Lidner
Outdoor Handicap: 1
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Ignacio 'Nachi' Viana
Outdoor Handicap: 5
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Mauricio Sanchez
Outdoor Handicap: 4
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Santiago Stirling
Outdoor Handicap: 5
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Matias Carrique
Outdoor Handicap: 4
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Team Coach Alexis Boismenu

USA

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Agustin Arellano
Outdoor Handicap: 3
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Hope Arellano
Outdoor Handicap: 2
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Nicolas 'Nico' Diaz Alberdi
Outdoor Handicap: 5
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Lucas Escobar
Outdoor Handicap: 4
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Joaquin Avendaño
Outdoor Handicap: 3
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Nicolas 'Nico' Escobar
Outdoor Handicap: 5
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Jake Klentner
Outdoor Handicap: 2
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Team Coach Julio Arellano
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Assistant Coach Jesse Bray

Tournament

XII Federation of International Polo World Championship Games

Saturday, Oct 29, 2022

October 29

Final

XII Federation of International Polo World Championship

National Polo Center - Wellington

Mexico logo

Mexico (0-3)

4.5

Argentina logo

Argentina (3-2)

10

October 29

Final

XII Federation of International Polo World Championship

National Polo Center - Wellington

Pakistan logo

Pakistan (1-2)

7.5

Spain logo

Spain (4-1)

9

October 29

Final

XII Federation of International Polo World Championship

National Polo Center - Wellington

Italy logo

Italy (2-1)

3.5

Uruguay logo

Uruguay (3-2)

9

October 29

Final

XII Federation of International Polo World Championship

National Polo Center - Wellington

Australia logo

Australia (0-3)

4

USA logo

USA (3-2)

9

Monday, Oct 31, 2022

October 31

Final

XII Federation of International Polo World Championship

National Polo Center - Wellington

Argentina logo

Argentina (3-2)

13

Pakistan logo

Pakistan (1-2)

1.5

October 31

Final

XII Federation of International Polo World Championship

National Polo Center - Wellington

Spain logo

Spain (4-1)

11

Mexico logo

Mexico (0-3)

4.5

October 31

Final

XII Federation of International Polo World Championship

National Polo Center - Wellington

Uruguay logo

Uruguay (3-2)

9

Australia logo

Australia (0-3)

7.5

October 31

Final

XII Federation of International Polo World Championship

National Polo Center - Wellington

USA logo

USA (3-2)

4

Italy logo

Italy (2-1)

6

Wednesday, Nov 2, 2022

November 02

Final

XII Federation of International Polo World Championship

National Polo Center - Wellington

Italy logo

Italy (2-1)

8.5

Australia logo

Australia (0-3)

5

November 02

Final

XII Federation of International Polo World Championship

National Polo Center - Wellington

Uruguay logo

Uruguay (3-2)

7

USA logo

USA (3-2)

7.5

November 02

Final

XII Federation of International Polo World Championship

National Polo Center - Wellington

Spain logo

Spain (4-1)

3.5

Argentina logo

Argentina (3-2)

6

Friday, Nov 4, 2022

November 04

Final OT

XII Federation of International Polo World Championship

National Polo Center - Wellington

Argentina logo

Argentina (3-2)

8

USA logo

USA (3-2)

9

November 04

Final

XII Federation of International Polo World Championship

National Polo Center - Wellington

Uruguay logo

Uruguay (3-2)

7

Spain logo

Spain (4-1)

10.5

Saturday, Nov 5, 2022

November 05

Final

XII Federation of International Polo World Championship

National Polo Center - Wellington

Mexico logo

Mexico (0-3)

8

Pakistan logo

Pakistan (1-2)

11

Sunday, Nov 6, 2022

November 06

Final

XII Federation of International Polo World Championship

National Polo Center - Wellington

Argentina logo

Argentina (3-2)

7.5

Uruguay logo

Uruguay (3-2)

9

November 06

Final OT

XII Federation of International Polo World Championship

National Polo Center - Wellington

USA logo

USA (3-2)

10

Spain logo

Spain (4-1)

11

The Venue



The National Polo Center – Wellington (NPC) is located in the heart of South Florida’s legendary horse country. The perpetual home for polo in America, NPC is owned and managed by the United States Polo Association to showcase the finest the sport has to offer. The Association’s premiere event, the Gauntlet of Polo®, takes place from February to April each winter season showcasing the world’s preeminent teams, professional athletes and finest horses which come together for three months to battle head-to-head for the coveted C.V. Whitney Cup®, USPA Gold Cup® and U.S. Open Polo Championship® trophies. Throughout the year, the facilities are also used to showcase USPA Member Clubs and prestigious national tournament competition.

The entrance to the club is via a palm tree-lined drive, that leads past tennis courts to the steps of the magnificent pool and Mallet Grille. The natural Florida terrain is augmented by a large lake, lush tropical landscaping and some of the most carefully manicured polo fields in the world. Spectating from the stadium, private boxes, fieldside tailgates and special hospitality tents, all overlooking the U.S. Polo Assn. Field, is an unparalleled experience.

NPC invites you to experience the best polo in the country, taking place at one of the most beautiful venues in the world, the National Polo Center – Wellington.


National Polo Center - Wellington
3667 120th Ave S
Wellington, FL 33414

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The Horses





J5 Equestrian will be the sole horse provider for the XII FIP World Polo Championship, providing 176 top quality horses to the competing teams. All horses will be kept at the J5 Equestrian facility in Wellington, Florida and will be evaluated and ranked leading up to the event. The teams will draw to select their pooled ponies and will have a day to try those horses and a further day to practice them.

J5 Equestrian is the organizational horsepower behind the success of the Valiente polo team. For over a decade, J5 Equestrian have been dedicated to curating and breeding top horses from around the globe, as well as building and operating polo organizations that win at the highest levels including La Dolfina, Scone, Dundas, Hawaii Polo Life and SD Farms.



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FIP World Polo Championships

HISTORY OF WINNERS

    2017 WINNER - ARGENTINA

    The 2017 XI FIP World Polo Championship was held at Sydney Polo Club in Sydney, Australia, and included the following teams: Australia, Argentina, Chile, England, India, New Zealand, Spain and USA. During the final, Argentina and Chile battled for the title with Argentina securing a narrow victory 8-7. The Argentina team comprised of Lucio Fernandez Ocampo, Hector Guerrero, Valentin Novillo Astrada and Tomas Panello sought victory over Chile, which included José Ignacio Martinez, José Zegers, Andrés Vial and José Miguel Pereyra.

    • 2015 - Chile (hosted by Chile)
    • 2011 - Argentina (hosted by Argentina)
    • 2008 - Chile (hosted by Mexico)
    • 2004 - Brazil (hosted by France)
    • 2001 - Brazil (hosted by Australia)
    • 1998 - Argentina (hosted by USA)
    • 1995 - Brazil (hosted by Switzerland)
    • 1992 - Argentina (hosted by Chile)
    • 1989 - USA (hosted by Germany)
    • 1987 - Argentina (hosted by Argentina)

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