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Mon 12th Feb 2024

C.V. Whitney Cup Weekend Results

Opening wins for Coca-Cola, Tamera, Park Place & La Dolfina

The first leg of the 2024 Gauntlet of Polo, The C.V. Whitney Cup, began on Friday 9 February at the National Polo Center, in Wellington, Florida. The tournament has eight teams up to 22 goals competing across four leagues with the Final scheduled for Sunday 25 February. 
The opening day of the tournament saw a 12-10 win for Coca Cola against 2023 C.V. Whitney champions Valiente and a narrow 11-10 win for Tamera against La Fe. 
The following day, Saturday 10 February, saw two more matches: Park Place vs Pilot and La Dolfina vs Dutta Corp. In the initial match of the day, Park Place’s Andrey Borodin was replaced by Josh Escapite and Gonzalo Deltour stepped in for Pilot's Facundo Pieres after he was injured during practice and has announced he won’t be competing in the tournament, but despite their changes both sides fought hard for their first win, with Park Place edging ahead, 16-12. La Dolfina achieved a convincing 14-9 win over Dutta Corp despite Quinn Evans replacing La Dolfina's Rufino Merlos.
The action continues tomorrow with Valiente vs Tamera and Coca Cola vs La Fe. 
La Dolfina (22): Dillon Bacon (2), Quinn Evans (1) (substituted for Rufino Merlos), Poroto Cambiaso (10) & Tomás Panelo (9)
Dutta Corp (22): Timmy Dutta (4), Joaquín Avendaño (4), Tomás García del Río (8) & Mariano Obregón (6)
Park Place (22): Josh Escapite (0) (substituted for Andrey Borodin), Juan Britos (9), Hilario Ulloa (10) & José Meirelles (3)
Pilot (18): Curtis Pilot (0), Santiago Torres (6), Santos Merlos (6) & Gonzalo del Tour (6) (replaced Facundo Pieres)
Coca Cola (21): Gillian Johnston (9), Julián de Lusarreta (7), Alfonso Pieres (5) (substituted for Kristos Magrini) & Polito Pieres (9)
Valiente (21): Bob Jornayvaz (0), Mariano González 7 (6 goals), Federico Panzillo (5) (substituted for Francisco de Narvaez Jr) & Adolfo Cambiaso (10)
Tamera (22): Alejandro Poma (1), Diego Cavanagh (8), Matías Torres Zavaleta (8) & Segundo Saravi (5)
La Fe (22): Francisco Elizalde (9), Louis Devalieux (1), Lucas Díaz Alberdi (6) & Robi Bilbao (6) 
 
Photograph: Coca-Cola’s Gillian Johnston is the only woman competing in the tournament. By ©David Lominska
 

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