US OPEN: Pilot completó el cupo de semis, que serán el jueves (en vivo por Global Polo)
El torneo más famoso de los Estados Unidos va concluyendo! El US Open Championship tiene lugar en las canchas del IPC de Palm Beach. Se trata del cierre de la GAUNTLET OF POLO y cierra los torneos de 22 goles coronando al mejor equipo de la temporada.
The most prestigious polo tournament in the United States, the U.S. Open Polo Championship® is the apex of the GAUNTLET OF POLO® held during the Florida high-goal winter polo season that attracts fans and polo enthusiasts from across the United States and around the world.
The tournament features nine teams competing for the $250,000 prize, including C.V. Whitney Cup champions Park Place and Gold Cup champions Scone.
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Teams Aspen/Dutta Corp (ADC): Lucas Diaz Alberdi (6), Raul Colombres (8), Stewart Armstrong (3), Timmy Dutta (4).
Cessna (CES): Chip Campbell (2) (or Camp' 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): Lucas Escobar (3), Francisco Elizalde (9), Guillermo Caset (10), Jeff Hildebrand (0).
Fixture / Results
SUN 28 La Indiana 18 vs. Santa Clara 9
MON 29 Coca Cola 11 vs. Park Place 10 OT MON 29 Aspen/Dutta 6 vs. Corp Cessna 14
WED 31 La Indiana 13 vs. Pilot 14 THU 1st Aspen/Dutta 9 vs. Tonkawa 11 THU 1st Park Place 9 vs. Scone 8 SUN 4 Pilot 13 vs. Santa Clara 12 SUN 4 Cessna 12 vs. Tonakawa 14 MON 5 Coca Cola 7 vs. Scone 10 THU 8 Aspen/Dutta 9 vs. Santa Clara 6
SAT 10 QF - Coca Cola 10 vs. La Indiana 15 SAT 10 QF - Cessna 10 vs. Park Place 13 SUN 11 QF - Tonkawa 6 vs. Scone 10
MON 12 QF - Pilot 12 vs. Aspen/Dutta 10 THU 15 Semi 1 Pilot (3-0) vs. Scone (2-1)
THU 15 Semi 2 Park Place (2-1) vs. La Indiana (2-1)
SUN 18 Final 3PM
DAY #9 - Pictures by Alex Pachecho (IPC) - Videos by ©GlobalPoloEntertainment April 12, 2021 – Rain postponed the remaining quarterfinal in the CaptiveOne U.S. Open Polo Championship® on Sunday, but after the skies cleared on Monday, play resumed as Pilot and Aspen/Dutta Corp battled for the last spot in the semifinals. A hard-fought match came down to the final seconds, but a sixth chukker charge for Aspen/Dutta Corp fell a goal short and resulted in Pilot securing the fourth and final place in the semifinals with the 12-11 victory at the International Polo Club Palm Beach.
DAY #8 - Pictures by Alex Pachecho (IPC) April 11, 2021 – The completion of the quarterfinals in the 2021 CaptiveOne U.S. Open Polo Championship® at the International Polo Club Palm Beach was put on hold after the postponement of the last quarterfinal between Aspen/Dutta Corp and Pilot in the feature game of the week on the Home of the U.S. Polo Assn – Field 1. Earlier in the day, Scone used a strong first half to withstand a second half push from Tonkawa to capture the 10-6 victory and join La Indiana and Park Place in the semifinals.
The last quarterfinal between Aspen/Dutta Corp and Pilot on the Home of the U.S. Polo Assn – Field 1 began under difficult weather conditions and was quickly postponed, leaving the last semifinalist to be determined when play resumes.
DAY #7 - Pictures by Alex Pachecho (IPC)
April 10, 2021 – The first day of quarterfinal action in the 2021 CaptiveOne U.S. Open Polo Championship® resulted in the first two semifinalists being determined as La Indiana dominated the second half to defeat Coca-Cola 15-10, while Park Place captured the 13-10 victory over Cessna.
DAY #6 - Pictures by Alex Pachecho (IPC)
The first game of elimination play in the 2021 CaptiveOne U.S. Open Polo Championship® featured a play-off between Aspen/Dutta Corp and Santa Clara, with the winner advancing to a quarterfinal match-up against Pilot on Sunday. After an evenly matched first half, Aspen/Dutta Corp shot an accurate 67% in the second half to pull ahead and defeat Santa Clara 9-6, securing their place in the quarterfinal. DAY #5 - Photos and videos by ©GlobalPoloEntertainment
April 4, 2021 – Two games in the 2021 CaptiveOne U.S. Open Polo Championship® highlighted Easter Sunday at the International Polo Club Palm Beach, beginning with Pilot producing a sixth chukker comeback to defeat Santa Clara 13-12. In the feature game of the week on the Home of the U.S. Polo Assn – Field 1, Tonkawa faced a difficult challenge from Cessna but scored five of the final six goals in the game to secure the 14-12 victory and join Pilot with a 2-0 record.
An exciting opening game at Valiente came down to the final seconds between Pilot and Santa Clara, with Facundo Pieres completing one of his best performances of the season, scoring 10 goals including the game-winning penalty conversion, while also adding three assists to contribute on all 13 Pilot goals. Santa Clara produced one of their strongest showings of the season, converting 67% of their shots from the field and all four penalties attempts in an efficient performance, but sixth chukker foul trouble ultimately allowed Pilot to grab the lead inside the final minute to remain undefeated with the 13-12 victory.
DAYS #3 & #4 - Pictures by Alex Pachecho (IPC)
Capturing the U.S. Open Polo Championship® nearly two years ago, Pilot finally began the defense of their title, and the third leg of the Gauntlet of Polo®, on Thursday, traveling to the fields at La Indiana. For the second time in four games, overtime was needed, and it was Pilot that emerged as the victor, defeating La Indiana 14-13 on a neckshot from distance by Facundo Pieres. The final two teams, Tonkawa and Scone, made their debuts in the 2021 CaptiveOne U.S. Open Polo Championship® on Thursday at the International Polo Club Palm Beach as four teams jostled for positions in their brackets. In the opening game of the day, Tonkawa faced a second-half push from Aspen/Dutta Corp but stood tall in the final two chukkers to claim the 11-9 victory. After splitting their first two meetings, Park Place got the best of USPA Gold Cup® champions Scone, holding on for an exciting 9-8 victory. DAYS #1 & #2 - Pictures by Alex Pachecho (IPC)
The U.S. Open Polo Championship® began with La Indiana scoring a season-high 18 goals behind a dominant 11-2 second half to defeat Santa Clara 18-9. Accurate 12 for 17 shooting along with nine goals from Polito Pieres contributed to a strong final three chukkers for La Indiana as they limited Santa Clara to just three shots while dominating possession to capture the convincing victory. Showcasing the elite level of play that the tournament provides, Coca-Cola defeated Park Place 11-10 in overtime, while Cessna captured their first win of the season, defeating Aspen/Dutta Corp 14-6 at the International Polo Club Palm Beach.