SOURCE: International Polo Club Palm Beach

International Polo Club Palm Beach

April 14, 2010 17:50 ET

United States Polo Association Hosts Arcalux USPA 106th U.S. Open Polo Championship™ at International Polo Club Palm Beach

USPA Continues Tradition of Polo Championship Games at the Nation's Most Prominent Polo Facility

WELLINGTON, FL--(Marketwire - April 14, 2010) -  Every year the Unites States Polo Association (USPA) gathers the best polo players from across the world at the International Polo Club Palm Beach (IPC) in Wellington, Florida, for a chance to compete in one of the most prestigious and world-renowned Polo tournaments, the U.S. Open Polo Championship™. This celebrated, month-long tournament's highly-anticipated championship match will spectacularly close the 2010 high goal season in Palm Beach on Sunday, April 18. The final match begins at 3 p.m., with festivities beginning at 2 p.m., including a special field-side brunch in the Nespresso Grande Pavilion. Semi-final matches are set for Thursday, April 15. The finale weekend will also include the Hall of Fame Cup Final and National Presidents Cup Final. U.S. Open Schedule is listed below.

The season has attracted celebrity guests, record-breaking attendance and distinguished sponsors such as luxury Swiss watch maker Piaget, coffee pioneer and market leader Nespresso, award-winning lighting manufacturer Arcalux and premier champagne brand Veuve Clicquot, to name a few.

IPC, regarded as the finest polo facility in the nation, is host to the highest goal polo played in the country and a long list of influential competitions including: the Iglehart Cup, Joe Barry Memorial Cup, Ylvisaker Cup, C.V. Whitney Cup, and USPA Piaget Gold Cup, culminating with the coveted U.S. Open Polo Championship™. Participating teams have included Bendabout/ Wanderers: Gillian Johnston (1), Sugar Erskine (7), Jeff Hall (7), Mike Azzaro (9), Crab Orchard: George Rawlings - A, Adolfo Cambiaso - 10, Julio Arellano - 8, Hilario Ulloa - 8, Las Monjitas: Camilo Bautista - A, Javier Astrada - 9, Eduardo Astrada - 10, Alejandro Astrada - 7, Audi: Marc Ganzi - 1, Facundo Pieres - 10, Gonzalito Pieres - 10, Inaki Laprida - 5, Lechuza Caracas: Victor Vargas - 1, Sapo Caset - 8, Juan Martin Nero - 10, Santiago Toccalino, Orchard Hill: Steve VanAndel - A, Lucas Criado - 9, Pablo Mac Donough - 10, Hector Galindo - 7, Piaget: Melissa Ganzi - A, Juan Bollini - 6, Lolo Castagnola - 10T, Nic Roldan - 9, Pony Express: Bob Daniels - A, Carlos Gracida - 8, Matias Magrini - 9, Bautista Heguy - 9T, Valiente: Bob Jornayvaz - A, Nacho Astrada - 9, Miguel Astrada - 9, Magoo Laprida - 8.

Details are as follows:

WHO: Notable attendees include Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum, USPA Executive Director Peter Rizzo
     
WHAT: US Polo Association (USPA) presents Arcalux USPA 106th U.S. Open Polo Championship™
     
WHERE: International Polo Club Palm Beach  
  3667 120th Avenue South  
  Wellington, FL 33414  
     
WHEN: Thursday, April 15:  2:00 p.m. Crab Orchard vs Valiente (U.S. Open Polo Championship™ Semi-Final)
     
     4:00 p.m. Lechuza Caracas vs Audi (U.S. Open Polo Championship™ Semi-Final)
     
  Sunday, April 18:  2:00 p.m. Nespresso Grande Pavilion Opens for Brunch and Closing Festivities
     
     3:00 p.m. U.S. Open Polo Championship™ Final, Piaget Field

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About United States Polo Association (www.uspolo.org)
The USPA was organized and exists for the purposes of promoting the game of polo, coordinating the activities of its Member Clubs and Registered Players, arranging and supervising polo tournaments, competitions, and games, and providing rules, handicaps, and conditions for those tournaments, competitions, and games including the safety and welfare of participants and mounts.

About International Polo Club Palm Beach (www.internationalpoloclub.com)
International Polo Club Palm Beach is located in Wellington, Florida -- in the heart of South Florida's famed horse country. Founded in 2004, IPC is host to major tournaments and world-class events throughout the Palm Beach Polo Season, including the Highest Goal Polo played in the U.S. and such prestigious competitions as the Iglehart Cup, Joe Barry Memorial Cup, Ylvisaker Cup, C.V. Whitney Cup, and USPA Piaget Gold Cup, culminating with the Arcanum USPA 106th U.S. Open Polo Championship™. The world's polo elite descend upon Wellington each season to enjoy their love of the sport and the lifestyle in the most prominent and well-equipped polo facility in the nation. IPC features eight manicured polo fields and the Piaget Field, the Nespresso Grande Pavilion, private boxes and viewing stands, tennis courts, a croquet field, a state-of-the-art spa, a lushly landscaped pool deck, après polo celebrations and a fabled gourmet Sunday brunch, presented by NYC's Bistrot Bagatelle. The 2010 Palm Beach Polo Season began on January 3 and concludes on April 18. Learn more about IPC and their exclusive membership and sponsorship opportunities at www.internationalpoloclub.com.