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Fri 15th Feb 2019

C.V. Whitney Cup Underway

USA high goal in full swing

The next instalment of the USA high goal season and the opening competition of the inaugural 22 goal Gauntlet of Polo, The C.V. Whitney Cup, is underway at the International Polo Club Palm Beach. On 14 February, four matches took place in the single elimination tournament, meaning the winner of each game will continue on towards the Finals, whilst the losers will continue through to the Subsidiary Finals.

In the first match of the day, Jared Zenni’s Daily Racing Form defeated Stable Door Polo 13-11, followed by a close 12-11 win for Pilot against Aspen. USA newbies Park Place were next to take to the leaderboard, with a 10-7 win against Gillian Johnston’s Coca-Cola, and to end the day’s proceedings, SD Farms defeated Tonkawa 10-9. 
Matches continue today, with the Finals scheduled for Sunday 24 February. Today’s matches are as follows (in local time):
10am: La Indiana vs Santa Clara – Field 3
12pm: Las Monjitas vs Iconica – Field 4
2pm: Cessna vs Postage Stamp – Everglades
4pm: Equuleus vs Old Hickory Bourbon – Isla Carroll East
The C.V. Whitney Cup Teams:
Aspen (22): Polito Pieres (9), Lucas James (7), Stewart Armstrong (3) & Tomás Schwencke (3)
Pilot (22): Curtis Pilot (0), Facundo Pieres (10), Gonzalo Pieres Jr (9) & Matias Gonzalez (3)
Equuleus (22): Mariano Gonzalez (7), Iñaki Laprida (7), Cristian ‘Magoo’ Laprida (8) & Joe DiMenna (0)
Old Hickory Bourbon (21): Will Johnston (2), Stevie Orthwein (4), Miguel Novillo Astrada (9) & Jason Crowder (6)
Santa Clara (22): Mariano Obregon (6), Ignacio Toccalino (8), Nicolas Escobar (3) & Luis Escobar (5)
La Indiana (22): Michael Bickford (2), Facundo Obregon (6), Jeff Hall (7) & Tomas García del Rio (7)
Daily Racing Form (22): Agustin Obregon (6), Jared Zenni (6), Santiago Cernadas (6) & Geronimo Obregon (4)
Stable Door Polo (21): Santino Magrini (4), Henry Porter (3), Santiago Toccalino (8) & Victorino Ruiz (6)
Cessna Polo Team (21): Ezequiel Martinez Ferrario (7), Felipe Marquez (6), Chip Campbell (2) & Felipe Viana (6)
Postage Stamp Farm (22): Mariano Aguerre (8), Annabelle Gundlach (0), Joaquin Panelo (6) & Lerin Zubiaurre (8)
SD Farms (22): Peco Polledo (6), Sayyu Dantata (2), Juan ‘Tito’ Ruiz Guiñazu (8) & Pelon Escapite (6)
Tonkawa (22): Jeff Hildebrand (0), Guillermo ‘Sapo’ Caset (10), Sterling Giannico (4) & Agustin Merlos (8)
Park Place (22): Juan Britos (8), Nicolas Pieres (9), Andrey Borodin (0) & Tommy Collingwood (5)
Coca-Cola (22): Gillian Johnston (2), Julian de Lusarreta (8) & Ignacio ‘Nacho’ Novillo Astrada (8) & Wes Finlayson (4)
Iconica (22): Matias Magrini (7), Peke Gonzalez (5), Maureen Brennan (1) & Sebastian Merlos (9)
Las Monjitas (22): Hilario Ulloa (10), Francisco Elizalde (8), Camilo Bautista (0) & Matt Coppola (4)
Photograph: Guillermo ‘Sapo’ Caset on the ball for Tonkawa in the opening matches of The Gauntlet of Polo C.V. Whitney Cup. Courtesy of Pololine

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