Polo Times Magazine Subscribe to Polo Times Home
HomeNewsTournamentsClassifiedsAbout usSubscribeContact

Mon 9th Apr 2018

US Open Polo Championship

The pinnacle of the USA high goal series gets underway

Play in the most prestigious tournament in the USA high goal calendar isunderway at the International Polo Club, in Wellington, Florida. Six 26 goal teams have entered this year’s competition, with some of the world’s most well-known polo faces set to grace the hallowed IPC turf. On Wednesday 4 April, Colorado were defeated by Daily Racing Form, 13-11, to set the tournament off, swiftly followed the next day by a 13-7 win for Marc Ganzi’s Audi, against U.S Polo Assn. Thursday also marked the comeback of Juan Martín Nero, who took to the field for U.S Polo Assn, having last appeared in the US Open’s 2016 Final for Orchard Hill. In the third qualifying match on Saturday 7 April, it was Melissa Ganzi’s Flexjet’s turn to take home the glory with a 9-4 win against rivals Colorado. Valiente made their tournament debut with a 9-6 win against U.S Polo Assn yesterday, Sunday 8 April, a match that also marked the first-time teammates Facundo Pieres and Adolfo Cambiaso have come together in this tournament.

The qualifying stages continue until Wednesday 11 April with matches between Daily Racing Form vs Flexjet and Audi vs Valiente, following which the Quarter Finals will take place on Sunday 15 April. The Semi Finals will take place on Wednesday 18 April, with the all-important US Open Final on Sunday 22 April. Polo Times will be publishing a full report from the US Open in the May issue, so make sure you subscribe here now for all the news from Florida.
The US Open Polo Championship Teams:
Audi (26): Marc Ganzi (2), Mike Azzaro (6), Polito Pieres (10) & Nic Roldan (8)
Colorado (25): Robert Jornayvaz (1), Juan Britos (7), Christian ‘Magoo’ Laprida (8) & Diego Cavanagh (9)
Daily Racing Form (26): Jared Zenni (5), Agustin Obregon (5), Hilario Ulloa (10) & Mariano Obregon (6)
U.S Polo Assn (24): Grant Ganzi (2), Juancito Bollini (4), Juan Martín Nero (10) & Alejandro Novillo Astrada (8)
Valiente (26): Bob Jornayvaz (2), Tommy Beresford (4), Facundo Pieres (10) & Adolfo Cambiaso (10)
Flexjet (26): Melissa Ganzi (0), Rodrigo de Andrade (9), Gonzalito Pieres (9) & Nico Pieres (8)
Photograph: Valiente made their US Open Polo Championship debut on Sunday 8 April, defeating U.S Polo Assn. Courtesy of the International Polo Club

Follow Polotimes on Twitter

Other top stories

Fri 21st Sep 2018
End of Season Handicap Changes
HPA releases handicap list

Thu 20th Sep 2018
The 54th Jockey Club Open
Second Semi Final cancelled

Tue 18th Sep 2018
Sainte Mesme Secure The Paprec French Open
Play ends in the French high goal

Fri 14th Sep 2018
The 54th Jockey Club Open Commences
La Dolfina Valiente, La Dolfina Brava I, Las Monjitas and Pilará Etiqueta Negra lead the table

Tue 11th Sep 2018
East Coast Open Finale
Tradition continues for the Brant Family with victory

Mon 10th Sep 2018
Argentine Update
The 51st Abierto de San Jorge ends

Fri 7th Sep 2018
AAP Rules Change Trial
Four new rules to be tested at The San Jorge and Jockey Club Opens

Thu 6th Sep 2018
Passport Regulation Changes
Update from the HPA

Thu 6th Sep 2018
Argentine Spring Season Begins
Duke of Edinburgh Trophy finalists decided

Wed 5th Sep 2018
Polo Times is Out Now!
September Issue of Polo Times

Tue 4th Sep 2018
The Guards Ladies’ Charity Tournament for the Lord Patrick Beresford Trophy
The ladies out in force for Breast Cancer Haven Charity

Mon 3rd Sep 2018
Sotogrande wins for La Indiana, Ayala & Sotoisla
47th International Polo Tournament Ends

Fri 31st Aug 2018
Sotogrande Update
Finalists for Gold Cups set across low, medium & high goal

Tue 28th Aug 2018
Sotogrande Semi Finals Set
Action continues across low, medium and high goal at Santa María Polo Club

See all news in:

End of Polo Times news page

Advertiser information Contact us Subscribe Work for us All information is subject to copyright 2015


Latest Classified

Latest Classified

Ivor Williams H610 Large horse trailer built 2010. Tack box and four partitions....
 Get into Polo

Get started in polo

Information on how to get started in polo
 Destination of the Month

The global game

Holidays and breaks playing or following polo around the world

Online magazine

Login to read current and back issues of the magazine
 Find your nearest club

Club contacts

Find your nearest polo club
Cookies in Use