The 2017 USPA Gold Cup opened Sunday with a double-header at the International Polo Club Palm Beach. In the first matchup Valiente defeated Coca-Cola 11-10 and at 03:00pm Orchard Hill won 8-7 in the final second of the game over Audi Polo Team.
The 26 Goal USPA Gold Cup, first played in 1974 at the Oakbrook Polo Club in Illinois, is a symbol of professionalism, good sportsmanship and high goal polo at its finest.
The 2017 C. V. Whitney Cup Final at the International Polo Club was won by Valiente after defeated Orchard Hill 14-11 in a battle where 3 of the best polo players played for the Cup; Polito and Facundo Pieres and Adolfo Cambiaso 10 goalers into the field.
Coming in from last week’s overtime loss to Orchard Hill, Coca-Cola was in for a tough test Sunday against Valiente at the International Polo Club Palm Beach, Making their debut in the 26-goal C.V. Whitney Cup, Valiente stole the day 12-3.
In the opening game of the 26-goal season at the International Polo Club Palm Beach, Orchard Hill took down Coca-Cola in a teeth-clenching overtime battle that ended 14-13 in favor of the Pieres-powered team.
C.V. Whitney Cup will start on February 23 and the final is scheduled on March 5. The 1st 26 goal tournament is part of the Triple Crown in Wellington, Florida.
The final of the 2017 Ylvisaker Cup was a sit-on-the-edge-of-your-seat thriller from the first play to the last, with Julio Arellano bringing it home for Coca-Cola in a 9-8 overtime win over Tonkawa.
In two incredibly close and intense Ylvisaker Cup semifinal matches Wednesday at the International Polo Club Palm Beach (IPC), Coca-Cola defeated Orchard Hill 11-10 and Tonkawa took Postage Stamp Farm 13-12. They will face off in the final Sunday, Feb. 19.