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Wed 16th Jan 2019

17th Bendura Bank Snow Polo World Cup Kitzbühel 2019

Let the excitement commence!

With only a mere day to go until the excitement begins in the heart of the Tyrolean Alps, everything is set for what is expected to be the best Snow Polo World Cup Kitzbühel on record.

The 17th Bendura Bank Snow Polo World Cup Kitzbühel 2019 will take the Alps by storm as play begins on Friday 18 January. Over 150 horses and 18 players from eight nations will be taking to the immaculately prepared Kitzbühel Snow Polo Arena for the Austrian tournament of the year. 
Kitzbühel has be blanketed with a record-breaking amount of fresh snow, perfectly preparing the pristine arena for this year’s tournament and ensuring spectators and players will be greeted with what can only be described as an Alpine winter wonderland on arrival.
After world famous introduction to the press and general public on Thursday 17 January, the teams will commence this year’s competition with the first round of matches on Friday 18 January, with this year’s event set to be bigger and better than ever before. The VIP tent will be the grandest ever seen in Kitzbühel and will host the glamorous and renowned invitation only Gala Night on Saturday evening. 
For another year running, the competition will host a renowned and faithful collection of sponsors supporting this long-standing event. Bendura Bank lead the sponsor’ board, joining the other distinguished team sponsors Bernd Gruber, Engel & Völkers, Corum and Maserati, as well as a new addition for 2019, Cîroc Vodka, welcoming snow polo fans. 
The entrance to the public area is free with delicious local delights and refreshments available from food trucks to keep even the keenest spectators fed and watered throughout the week’s activities. 
VIP tickets for this three-day polo and party spectacular are available from www.kitzbuehelpolo.com and Polo Times and our sister publication The Polo Magazine will be on hand as official media partners, so stay tuned for more exciting updates.
Programme of the 17th Bendura Bank Snow Polo World Cup Kitzbühel:
Thursday 17 January
3.30pm: Captain’s Meeting at Hotel zur Tenne (by invitation only)
5pm: Team Presentations in front of the Hotel zur Tenne
7pm: Welcome Party at the Casino Kitzbühel (by invitation only for players, sponsors and officials)
Friday 18th January
11.30am: Corum vs Bendura Bank
12.45pm: Engel & Völkers vs Maserati
2pm: Bernd Gruber vs Cîroc
8pm: Team Captain Dinner at Kitzbühel Country Club (by invitation only)
11pm: Take 5 Polo Club Night
Saturday 19 January
11.30am: Cîroc vs Maserati
12.45pm: Corum vs Bernd Gruber
2pm: Bendura Bank vs Engel & Völkers
8pm: Polo Players Night in the VIP Tent (by invitation only/information via Lifestyle Events: info@kitzbuehelpolo.com)
Sunday 20 January
11.30am: Match for 5th and 6th place
12.45pm: Kitzbühel Country Club Cup Finals for 3rd and 4th place
2pm: Final of The 17th Bendura Bank Snow Polo World Cup Kitzbühel
3.30pm: Prize-giving ceremony, presentation of Most Valuable Player and Best Playing Pony Awards and photo shoot
The 17th Bendura Bank Snow Polo World Cup Kitzbühel Teams are as follows:
Bendura Bank (12): 
Melissa Ganzi (1/USA)
Alejandro Novillo Astrada (8/USA) 
Tito Gaudenzi (3/CH)
Engel & Völkers (12): 
Kutlay Yaprak (1/TUR)
Agustin Kronhaus (4/ARG)
Adrian Laplacette Jr. (7/ARG)
Cîroc (12): 
Sebastian Schneberger (2/GER),
Aki van Andel (3/NED) 
Valentin Novillo Astrada (7/ARG)
Bernd Gruber (10): 
Eduardo Greghi (0/BRA)
Grant Ganzi (3/USA) 
Pierre Henri Ngoumou (7/FR)
Corum (10): 
Eckhardt Juls (0/GER)
Patrick Maleitzke (4/GER)
Juan Ruiz-Guiñazú (6/ARG)
Maserati (10)
Marc Aberle (1/GER)
Caspar Crasemann (4/GER)
Thomas Winter (5/GER)
Commentator: Jan-Erik Franck
Umpire: Mark Holmes 
Photograph: Play begins in Kitzbühel on Friday 18 January. By Reinhardt & Sommer Photography

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