110th Maserati U.S. Open Polo
Championships

Handicap: 26-goal
Where: International Polo Club Palm Beach
When: March 30 - April 20, 2014
Team Limit: None
Teams Entered: 8




In its 110th year, the 26-goal Maserati US Open Polo Championships are the highest level of polo games played in the United States & North America. 8 Polo teams were entered in this fast-paced and highly competitive polo tournament played at IPCPB in Wellington, Florida. Be sure to check out our coverage of the action as the best polo players and horses in the world competed for the title of the Maserati U.S. Open Championships. Don't forget to Like us on Facebook or Follow us on Twitter for schedule updates, field locations & immediate results on all games we cover.

Wellington Polo covered the 110th USPA 26-goal Maserati U.S. Open Polo Championships played Sunday March 30, 2014 thru Sunday April 20, 2014 at the International Polo Club Palm Beach in Wellington, Florida where it has been played since 2004. We hope you enjoy our photo coverage of the action & excitement this final fast-paced 26-goal tournament, the Maserati US Open Polo Championships, brought to the fields of IPC. Please contact us for team photo discs or custom tournament books for this or other polo tournaments. The full Schedule & Results are listed below.

April 20, 2014: The Alegria Polo Team received their vindication from this season's Piaget Gold Cup final against Valiente as today they defeated Valiente 11-10 in Overtime in the 110th USPA 26-goal Maserati U.S. Open Polo Championships at International Polo Club Palm Beach in Wellington, Florida. Clemente Zavaleta was named the MVP of the final and Hillario Ulloa's horse 'Mia' received the Best Playing Pony award.
Alegria Polo Team, Julian Mannix, Hilario Ulloa, Mariano Aguerre & Clemente Zavaleta raise the perpetual U.S. Open Polo Trophy in victory.
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April 20, 2014: Clemente Zavaleta receives the Seymour H. Knox
Most Valuable Player Award
of the
110th USPA 26-goal Maserati U.S. Open Polo Championships at
International Polo Club Palm Beach in Wellington, Florida.


The Seymour H. Knox Perpetual Trophy & Award for the MVP of the U.S. Open Polo.

April 20, 2014: Clemente Zavaleta receives the
Maserati MVP Award
.



April 20, 2014: Clemente Zavaleta receives the
La Martina MVP Award
.


April 20, 2014: Hilario Ulloa's mare 'Mia' was awarded the Best Playing Pony in the Maserati U.S. Open Polo Championships.

April 20, 2014: Hilario Ulloa receiving the Willis L. Hartman Best Playing Pony award in the Maserati U.S. Open Polo Championships.


April 20, 2014: Brenda Dupont presenting the Wembley Award of the
Maserati U.S. Open Polo Championship final at IPC.


The Pololine Best Argentine Horse Award went to Bob Jornayvez's horse
played by Juan Martin Nero in the Maserati U.S. Open final.



April 20, 2014: The entire Alegria Polo Team joins the players for a Victory Celebration after their win of the 110th U.S. Open.


April 20, 2014: The Traditional Champagne Victory Spray-down after winning the Maserati U.S. Open Polo Championships.



April 20, 2014: Spectators watch as Clemente Zavaleta scores for Alegria in the 110th USPA 26-goal Maserati U.S. Open Polo
Championship Final at International Polo Club Palm Beach.



April 20, 2014: Julian Mannix, patron of Alegria, taking the ball from one end of the field to the other & scoring for his team in the
110th USPA 26-goal Maserati U.S. Open Polo Championship Final against Valiente.



April 20, 2014: Clemente Zavaleta with a hook attempt on Sapo Caset in the USPA Maserati U.S. Open Polo Championships.


April 20, 2014: Action along the boards, Alegria & Valiente fighting for control of the ball in the Maserati U.S. Open Polo Championships.


April 20, 2014: Horses and Grooms in the Maserati U.S. Open Polo Championships at International Polo Club Palm Beach
(Click photos to view larger images)

April 20, 2014: The Perpetual U.S. Open Polo Championship Trophy was delivered in the red Maserati by George & Brenda Dupont of the
Museum of Polo & Hall of Fame and joined by International Polo Club President of Operations, John Wash.



April 20, 2014: The start of the Opening Ceremonies of the 110th USPA 26-goal Maserati U.S. Open Polo Championships as the
Perpetual Trophy makes its annual attendance at International Polo Club's Main Stadium.


Chukker with the U.S. Open Perpetual Trophy
Fly-Over in the 110th U.S. Open Opening Ceremonies

Chukker, the Easter Bunny,& #MaseratiPolo


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April 20, 2014: International Polo Club hosted their annual Easter Egg hunt for all ages before the start of the
USPA 26-goal Maserati U.S. Open Polo Championships.


April 20, 2014: Halftime in the 110th USPA Maserati U.S. Open Polo Championships.

April 20, 2014 The Annual Easter Hat Competition during the
110th Maserati U.S. Open Polo Championships Final at IPC.



April 20, 2014: Maserati on display at the 110th USPA 26-goal Maserati U.S. Open Polo Championship Final at IPCPB.




April 19, 2014: The crowd favorite 10-goaler Adolfo Cambiaso will not be playing for Valiente and is being replaced by Juan Martin Nero. We all know that polo players are tough as nails but despite a few days rest, re-injuring an already unhealed groin muscle is keeping the #1 polo player in the world from playing in the most prestigious & highest-rated polo tournament final in the United States. He will be sorely missed but his replacement, 10-goaler Juan Martin Nero is the perfect replacement for the Valiente team. I do not think Juan Martin Nero gets the  recognition he deserves here in the U.S. as being one of the most outstanding polo players there is. The final of the Maserati U.S. Open will be nothing short of exciting despite the team change.

April 16, 2014: Wednesday's Semifinals were nothing short of exciting as despite an injured Adolfo Cambiaso leaving the game and Bob Jornayvez sitting out, being replaced by Rodrigo Andrade and Carlitos Gracida, Valiente defeated Lechuza Caracas 15-11 and later Alegria defeating Crab Orchard 9-8 in a very close match. Alegria will get their chance for vindication as they once again face Valiente in the Final of the USPA 26-goal Maserati U.S. Open Polo Championships Sunday April 20th at 3pm on the IPC Field 1.

April 16, 2014: Alegria defeated Crab Orchard 9-8 in the Semifinals at IPC - Click to Visit our Gallery of Photography Coverage

April 16, 2014: Hillario Ulloa taking the ball towards goal for Alegria with Magoo Laprida waiting for his chance to stop him.

April 16, 2014: Valiente defeated Lechuza Caracas 15-11 in the Semifinals at IPC. Click to view our Gallery of Photography Coverage

April 16, 2014: Rodrigo Andrade, replacing the injured Adolfo Cambiaso in the semifinals, in control of the ball for Valiente.

April 15, 2014: Audi defeated Flight Options 9-8 today in the Hall of Fame Cup (Subsidiary) Final at International Polo Club. Audi's Gonzalo Del Tour was awarded the MVP of the game and Grant Ganzi's horse 'ATM' was presented with the award for Best Playing Pony.

Audi Polo, Grant Ganzi, Gonzalo del Tour, Gonzalito Pieres & Rodrigo Andrade with Brenda Lyn Dupont of the Museum of
Polo & Hall of Fame, raises the Hall of Fame Cup perpetual trophy after their victory over Flight Options. Photo by Alex Pacheco.

April 15, 2015: Best Playing Pony of the Hall of Fame Cup, 'ATM' owned by Grant Ganzi, the award presented by
Brenda Lyn Dupont of the Museum of Polo. Photo by Alex Pacheco.

April 15, 2014: Action in the Hall of Fame Cup final as Gonzalito Pieres takes the ball towards goal with Gonzalo del Tour ready to back
him up; Nic Roldan of Flight Options unable to stop them. Photo by Alex Pacheco.


April 13, 2014: Exciting Quarterfinals in the Maserati US Open as Crab Orchard defeated Audi 13-12 & Lechuza Caracas defeating Coca-Cola 12-7. They advance to Wednesday's April 16 semifinals against Alegria and Valiente.
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April 13, 2014: A game filled with thrills & spills, keeping us all on the edge of our seats, but only one winner as Crab Orchard defeated
Audi 13-12 in the quarterfinals of the Maserati U.S. Open at International Polo Club. Click Photo by Wellington Polo for larger image.

April 13, 2014: Lechuza Caracas defeated Coca-Cola 12-7:

Lechuza Caracas defeated Coca-Cola 12-7 in the quarterfinals of the Maserati U.S. Open at International Polo Club. Photo by Alex Pacheco

April 10, 2014: Round 3 in Thursday's Maserati U.S. Open Polo Championships is now complete with quarterfinals now set for Sunday's polo action. Alegria defeated Coca-Cola 13-12 in OT and maintained their 3-0 winning record, advancing to next Wednesday's semifinals. Flight Options defeated Audi causing a 3-way tie with Coca-Cola which resulted in a shoot-out. Audi and Coca-Cola placed 1st and 2nd consecutively in the shoot-out advancing to the quarterfinals and Flight Options being sent home.
April 10, 2014: Alegria defeated Coca-Cola 13-12 in OT.

April 10, 2014: Alegria maintains a 3-0 winning record, defeating Coca-Cola 13-12 in OT in Thursday's round 3 of the USPA 26-goal
Maserati U.S. Open. Alegria advances to the semifinals played Wednesday April 16, 2014, Coca-Cola advancing to Sunday's quarterfinal.
Photo by Alex Pacheco.


April 10, 2014:
Flight Options defeated Audi 10-9

April 10, 2014: Flight Options does not advance despite their win over Audi in round 3 of the USPA 26-goal Maserati U.S. Open.
Their 1-2 record caused a 3-way tie shoot-out
between Audi and Coca-Cola following Thursday's polo match; The 2 teams finished above
Flight Options. Photo by Alex Pacheco.


April 9, 2014:
In Wednesday's two Round 3 games in the Maserati U.S. Open Polo Championships, All 4 polo teams battled it out with very close finishes. Valiente defeated Crab Orchard 12-11 and Lechuza Caracas defeated Orchard Hill 12-11 in OT. Valiente maintains their all-win record now 3-0, and a very good chance at clenching all 3 Triple Crown titles of the Wellington, Florida High-goal polo tournaments at International Polo Club. 


April 9, 2014: Lechuza Caracas battles it out with Orchard Hill, defeating them in Overtime and putting them in 2nd place for their
bracket in Wednesday's round 3 polo game of the Maserati U.S. Open Polo Championships. Photo by Alex Pacheco



April 9, 2014: Sapo Caset for Valiente reaches to hook Crab Orchard's Facundo Pieres
in a very close round 3 polo game of the Maserati U.S. Open Polo Championships. Photo by Alex Pacheco


April 6th, 2014:
Round 2 leaders after the completion of Sunday's games include team favorites Valiente & Alegria, both maintaining their all-win record of 2-0. The noon match at IPC saw Audi defeating Coca-Cola 11-10 and
in the 3pm featured match of the week, Alegria defeated Flight Options 7-6.

April 6, 2014: Julian Mannix, patron of Alegria, takes the ball to goal in their
U.S. Open game against Flight Options at International Polo Club Palm Beach.
Click Photo by Alex Pacheco for larger image.


April 6, 2014: Gonzalito Pieres taking control of the ball and taking it back towards the Audi goal in their game against Coca-Cola.
Photo by Alex Pacheco.


April 5, 2014:
In the one scheduled game of Friday's Maserati U.S. Open Polo Championships, Valiente defeated Orchard Hill 14-11. 

April 5, 2014: Adolfo Cambiaso in control of the ball for Valiente. Valiente remains unbeaten thus far, looking to claim the U.S. Open
Trophy & clenching their victory of the Triple Crown of polo tournaments here in the U.
S. Photo by Alex Pacheco.


April 4th, 2014:
The start of Round 2
in the 26-goal 110th Maserati US Open Polo Championships got underway Friday, Lechuza Caracas defeating Crab Orchard 11-9 on the IPC Field 5.

April 3, 2014: Juan Martin Nero of Lechuza Caracas waits for his chance to steal the ball from Paco de Narvaez. Photo by Alex Pacheco.

April 2, 2014:
First round of play in the 110th Maserati US Open Polo Championships is complete! Alegria, Coca-Cola, Valiente & Crab Orchard winning their 1st-round games. View the photos & results below.

April 1, 2014:
Tuesday's games were rescheduled from Sunday, Alegria defeated Audi 10-8 & Coca-Cola defeated Flight Options 10-9.

April 1, 2014: Mariano Aguerre for Alegria receives a hard bump from his Audi opponent Gonzalo del Tour in the 110th USPA Maserati
U.S. Open Polo Championships at International Polo Club Palm Beach in Wellington, Florida. Alegria defeated Audi 10-8. Photo by Alex Pacheco.


April 1, 2014: Sebastian Merlos for Coca-Cola, hits the ball towards goal in the 110th USPA Maserati U.S. Open Polo Championships at
International Polo Club Palm Beach in Wellington, Florida. Coca-Cola defeated Flight Options 10-9. Photo by Alex Pacheco.

March 31, 2014: In today's one scheduled game at 3pm, Valiente defeated Lechuza Caracas 12-7.

March 31, 2014: Sapo Caset for Valiente, taking the ball towards goal while defending player Nico Espain attempts a hook in the 110th
USPA Maserati U.S. Open Polo Championships at International Polo Club Palm Beach in Wellington, Florida.
Valiente defeated Lechuza Caracas 12-7. Photo by Alex Pacheco.


March 30, 2014:
Rain from Saturday night was enough to postpone the 1st 2 games in Sunday's 110th USPA 26-goal Maserati U.S. Open Polo Championships.
In the only game played on the IPC Field #1 at 3pm, Crab Orchard defeated Orchard Hill 12-9
.

March 30, 2014: Cristian 'Magoo' LaPrida for Crab Orchard, hitting the ball towards goal while team member Facundo Pieres is there to
back him up in the 110th USPA Maserati U.S. Open Polo Championships at International Polo Club Palm Beach in Wellington, Florida.
Crab Orchard defeated Orchard Hill 12-9. Photo by Alex Pacheco.

The 2 postponed games were rescheduled for Tuesday April 1st at 1 & 3pm. Wet Fields from the previous night's rain postponed the first 2 scheduled Sunday games in the 110th Maserati 26-goal US Open Polo Championships at IPC.


The Grandstands at the International Polo Club Palm Beach in Wellington, Florida

Teams Entered in the
110th USPA Maserati
U.S. Open Polo Championships
:

Alegria: (26-goal)
Julian Mannix, 3
Clemente Zavaleta, 5
Mariano Aguerre, 9
Hilario Ulloa, 9

Audi Polo: (26-goal)
Marc Ganzi, 1
Gonzalito Pieres, 10
Rodrigo Andrade, 8
Gonzalo del Tour, 7

Coca-Cola: (26-goal)
Gillian Johnston, 2
Sebastian Merlos, 9
Julio Arellano, 9
Facundo Obregon, 6

Crab Orchard: (26-goal)
George Rawlings, A
Facundo Pieres, 10
Paco de Narvaez, 8
Magoo Laprida, 8

Flight Options: (26-goal)
Melissa Ganzi, A
Miguel Astrada, 9
Eduardo Astrada, 9
Alejandro Astrada, 8

Lechuza Caracas: (26-goal)
Victor Vargas, 1
Nico Pieres, 8
Juan Martin Nero, 10
Nico Espain, 6

Orchard Hill: (26-goal)
Steve Van Andel, A
Pablo MacDonough, 10
Matias MacDonough, 8
Santiago Chavanne, 8

Valiente: (26-goal)
Bob Jornayvez, 1
Santi Torres, 6
Adolfo Cambiaso, 10
Sapo Caset, 9 

Schedule & Results:

DAY

DATE

TIME

TEAMS / RESULTS/ FIELD

 

 

 

 

Sun.

March 30

3:00 pm

Crab Orchard def. Orchard Hill 12-9 (Bracket I) IPC FIELD 1

 Mon.

 March 31

3:00 pm

Valiente def. Lechuza Caracas 12-7 (Bracket I)

 Tues

 April 1

1:00 pm

Alegria def. Audi 10-8 (Bracket II) (Rescheduled from Sunday)



3:00 pm

 Coca-Cola def. Flight Options 10-9 (Bracket II)
(Rescheduled from Sunday)


Fri.

April 4

3:00 pm

Lechuza Caracas def. Crab Orchard 11-9 (Bracket I) IPC FIELD 5

Sat.

April 5

4:00 pm

Valiente def. Orchard Hill 14-11 (Bracket I) IPC FIELD 4

Sun.

April 6

12:00 pm

Audi def. Coca-Cola (Bracket II) 11-10 IPC FIELD 2

 

 

3:00 pm

Alegria def. Flight Options 7-6 (Bracket II) IPC FIELD 1

Wed.

April 9

1:00 pm

Valiente def. Crab Orchard 12-11 (Bracket I) IPC FIELD 3

 

 

4:00 pm

Lechuza Caracas def. Orchard Hill 12-11 OT (Bracket I)
IPC FIELD 5

Thu.

April 10

1:00 pm

Alegria def. Coca-Cola 13-12 OT (Bracket II) IPC FIELD 4

 

 

4:00 pm

Audi def. Flight Options 10-9 (Bracket II)
ISLA CARROLL WEST FIELD

 

 

 

 

Hall of Fame Cup Final: Tues. April 15th at 9:30am - Audi def Flight Options 9-8

 

 

 

 


Sun.


April 13


12:00 pm

Quarterfinal:
Crab Orchard def. Audi 13-12 IPC FIELD 2

 

 


3:00 pm

Quarterfinal:
Lechuza Caracas def. Coca-Cola 12-7 IPC FIELD 1

 

 

 

SEMIFINALS


Wed.


April 16


1:00 pm

Semifinal
Valiente (#1 in Bracket I) def Lechuza Caracas 15-11 IPC Field 3

 

 


4:00 pm

Semifinal
Alegria (#1 in Bracket II) def. Crab Orchard 9-8  IPC Field 1

 

 

 

 

Sun.

April 20

3:00 pm

Maserati U.S. Open Final:
Alegria Def. Valiente 11-10 in OT




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