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GAUNTLET OF POLO: Park Place se lleva la CV WHITNEY CUP en tiempo extra

En el inicio de la GAUNTLET OF POLO de la temporada alta de 22 goles de los Estados Unidos de 2021 se jugó la CV Whitney Cup. En una gran final Park Place derrotó a Scone en una memorable final que terminó en tiempo extra con un score de 11 a 10 Participaron 9 equipos: Scone, Santa Clara, Cessna, Aspen/Dutta Corp, La Indiana, Coca Cola, Park Place, Pilot y Tonkawa.

Repartió u$d 105 mil al ganador del torneo. La sede, como todos los años, es el International Polo Club Palm Beach (IPC), en Wellington, Florida,

The 2021 C.V. Whitney Cup, the first of three 22-goal tournaments in the GAUNTLET OF POLO®, started on Wednesday, February 17, at the International Polo Club Palm Beach (IPC) in Wellington, Florida. Its home since 2003, the C.V. Whitney Cup® will be followed by the USPA Gold Cup® and the U.S. Open Polo Championship®. Polo matches are not open to the general public except for ticketed Sunday brunch. Online viewing is available with a subscription at

The highly-anticipated conclusion of the 2021 C.V. Whitney Cup® did not disappoint on the Home of the U.S. Polo Assn – Field 1 as Park Place and Scone battled into overtime to determine the champion of the first leg in the Gauntlet of Polo® and the $100,000 prize. In a hard-fought, physical game where each team had their opportunities to raise the trophy, it was Hilario Ulloa who found Jack Whitman on the sideboards as he raced past David Paradice to send the ball through the goal and begin the exhilarating celebration for Park Place with the memorable 11-10 victory.


Includes all three of the Gauntlet of Polo® tournaments

- C.V. Whitney Cup

- USPA Gold Cup®

- U.S. Open Polo Championship®

A value of $150. Show more

Teams Aspen/Dutta Corp (ADC): Lucas Diaz Alberdi (6), Raul Colombres (8), Stewart Armstrong (3), Timmy Dutta (4).

Cessna (CES): Chip Campbell (2), Ezequiel Martinez Ferrario (7), Jared Zenni (6), Mariano Obregon Jr. (7).

Coca-Cola (CC): Gillian Johnston (1), Julian de Lusarreta (8), Mackenzie Weisz (3), Nicolas Pieres (9).

La Indiana (IND): Jeff Hall (6), Michael Bickford (2), Nico Escobar (4), Pablo Pieres (10).

Park Place (PPL): Andrey Borodin (0), Hilario Ulloa (10), Juan Britos (8), Matt Coppola (4).

Pilot (PIL): Curtis Pilot (0), Facundo Pieres (10), Gonzalo Pieres (10), Kristos Magrini (2).

Santa Clara (SCL): Luis Escobar (4), Miguel Novillo Astrada (9), Felipe Vercellino (6), Will Johnston (2).

Scone (SCO): Adolfo Cambiaso (10), David Paradice (0), Adolfo Cambiaso Jr. (6), Mariano Gonzalez Jr. (6). Tonkawa (TKA): Cody Ellis (4), Francisco Elizalde (9), Guillermo Caset (10), Jeff Hildebrand (0).


17/2 Coca Cola 12 vs Pilot 13 (OT)

18/2 11 AM Santa Clara 10 vs Cessna Polo Team 12

18/2 3PM Park Place 14 vs La Indiana 15

20/2 11AM Coca Cola 14 vs Tonkawa 11

21/2 10AM Park Place 9 vs Aspen/Dutta Corp 3

21/2 3PM Scone Polo 12 vs Santa Clara 5

24/2 11AM Cessna Polo Team 7 vs Scone Polo 14

24/2 3PM Pilot 14 vs Tonkawa 12

25/2 11AM La Indiana 17 vs Aspen/Dutta Corp 13

27/2 10AM Coca Coca 13 vs. Santa Clara 11

27/2 3PM Cessna 6 vs. Park Place 10

28/2 10AM Aspen/Dutta Corp 9 vs. Scone 12

28/2 3PM Pilot 8 vs. Tonkawa 10 OT

3/3 Semifinal #1 Coca Cola 9 vs. Park Place 13 3/3 Semifinal #2 La Indiana 8 vs. Scone 13

7/3 Final Scone 10 vs. Park Place 11

Day #10 - Final - Video and pictures by ©GlobalPoloEntertainment OT Park Place winning goal


Day #9 - Semifinals - Pictures by Alex Pacheco (IPC)

Four teams remained in the semifinals of the 2021 C.V. Whitney Cup® as Coca-Cola, Park Place, La Indiana and Scone battled for a spot in the final and a chance to claim the $100,000 prize. In the first semifinal, Park Place dominated the middle of the game, going on an 11-1 run against Coca-Cola to cruise to the 13-9 victory. In a match-up between the two undefeated teams in the tournament, Scone handed La Indiana their first loss of the season, capturing the 13-8 victory to meet Park Place in the final.


Day #8 - Video and pictures by ©GlobalPoloEntertainment

Group play concluded in the 2021 C.V. Whitney Cup®, leaving four teams to compete for the first leg of the Gauntlet of Polo®. La Indiana secured the first spot, ranking first after two rounds, and Scone captured the second spot after defeating Aspen/Dutta Corp 12-9. In the feature game of the week, Pilot and Tonkawa met in a rematch on the Home of the U.S. Polo Assn – Field 1, where Tonkawa emerged victorious for a second time, defeating Pilot 10-9 in overtime.

OT Tonkawa winning goal / Gol de oro para Tonkawa

Great goal from Fran Elizalde / Cogotazo y gol de Fran Elizalde

Poroto Cambiaso

Timmy Dutta


Day #7 - Pictures by Alex Pacheco

After La Indiana claimed the first spot in the 2021 C.V. Whitney Cup®, three spots remained when the third round of play began on Saturday. Coca-Cola used a strong final two chukkers to capture the 13-10 victory over Santa Clara, while Park Place’s defense proved to be the difference in their 10-6 win against Cessna at the International Polo Club Palm Beach.

The first game of the day featured a back-and-forth match where each team held the lead after three chukkers, but it was Coca-Cola who finished the game on a 7-3 run to defeat Santa Clara. Shooting at goal 30 times, Coca-Cola produced consistent offense but shot just 27% with Santa Clara’s Felipe Vercellino keeping his team in the game with seven goals. Coca-Cola’s Nico Pieres responded with eight goals of his own, while the team effectively used Gillian Johnston in the front of the game to complete the 13-10 victory.


Day # 6 - Pictures by Alex Pacheco / Video by Global Polo

The final day of bracket play before reseeding in the 2021 C.V. Whitney Cup® saw La Indiana defeat Aspen/Dutta Corp in a high-scoring game that finished with a score of 17-13 to join Scone as the only two undefeated teams and set up a shootout with all teams involved.


Day #5 - Pictures by Alex Pacheco / Video by Global Polo

The last day of bracket play in Brackets I and II in the 2021 C.V. Whitney Cup® saw Scone remain atop Bracket I, defeating Cessna 14-7, while Tonkawa grabbed a crucial 14-12 victory over Pilot thanks to the impressive 11-goal performance from Sapo Caset on the Isla Carroll East field at the International Polo Club Palm Beach.


Day #4 - Pictures by Global Polo / Alex Pacheco

Returning to the C.V. Whitney Cup® and the International Polo Club Palm Beach (IPC) for the first time since 2018, Adolfo Cambiaso, along with son Poroto, led Scone to a statement 12-5 victory in the feature game of the week on the Home of the U.S. Polo Assn – Field 1. Earlier in the day, Park Place bounced back from an overtime loss to overwhelm Aspen/Dutta Corp 9-3 on the Isla Carroll West field.

Video of GLOBAL POLO - Peke Gonzalez's great goal


DAY #3 - Pictures by PRENSA POLO

Bouncing back from an overtime loss in their opening game, Coca-Cola captured their first victory in the 2021 C.V. Whitney Cup®, defeating Tonkawa 14-11 behind an impressive eight-goal, two-assist performance from Nico Pieres on Field 3 at the International Polo Club Palm Beach (IPC).


DAY #2 - Pictures by Alex Pacheco (IPC)

The second day of play in the 2021 C.V. Whitney Cup® at the IPC began with Santa Clara using a strong final chukker to narrowly defeat Cessna 12-10, while La Indiana and Park Place battled into overtime until Jeff Hall played the hero, securing the 15-14 victory for La Indiana to begin their 2021 season.


DAY #1 - Pictures by Alex Pacheco and David Lominska

The much-anticipated debut to the 2021 GAUNTLET OF POLO® and C.V. Whitney Cup® did not disappoint in an overtime classic between Coca-Cola and Pilot on Wednesday, February 17. Facing a two-goal deficit inside the final minutes of regulation play, Pilot scored back-to-back goals to force overtime and then used a steady, determined attack in the seventh chukker to capture the thrilling 13-12 victory.


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