111th USPA U.S. Open Polo
Championships


Handicap:
26-goal
Where: International Polo Club Palm Beach
When: March 28 - April 19, 2015
Team Limit: None
Teams Entered: 8



In its 111th year, the 26-goal U.S. Open Polo Championships are the highest level of polo games played in the United States & North America. 8 Polo teams are entered in this fast-paced and highly competitive polo tournament played at International Polo Club Palm Beach in Wellington, Florida. Be sure to check out our photo coverage of the best polo players and horses in the world in the 2015 111th USPA 26-goal U.S. Open Polo Championships.
Valiente Wins the 111th U.S. Open Polo Championship Final,
defeat
ing Orchard Hill 11-9!

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April 19, 2015: The Valiente Polo Team, Adolfo Cambiaso, Guillermo Terrera, Alejo Taranco (MVP) & Bob Jornayvez with the U.S. Open Polo Championship Perpetual trophy after their victory over Orchard Hill. Click photo for larger image view.


April 19, 2015 Opening Ceremonies as the Perpetual Trophy of the 111th USPA U.S. Open Polo Championships is escorted to the field by
keepers George & Brenda Dupont of the Polo Museum & Hall of Fame aboard a carriage of  beautiful Fresians driven by owners Coca-Cola.

April 19, 2015: The 111th USPA 26-goal U.S. Open Polo Championships featured Orchard Hill vs Valiente on the Engel & Volkers Field.
Valiente defeated Orchard Hill in a brilliant finish 11-9 after
a fantastic game that stayed even throughout with no real
definition as to who would win. The last few minutes of
the final chukker, as usual, proved crucial as Valiente
broke the tie and with their 11th goal sealed their victory
and Orchard Hill's loss.
Alejo Taranco was named the MVP of the final receiving
the Seymour H. Knox award from George & Brenda
Dupont of the Polo Museum & Hall of Fame and a new
saddle from La Martina.
Click Photos from the final for larger image views

Alejo Taranco was named Most Valuable Player (MVP)

'Romana', owned & played by Adolfo Cambiaso, was 
honored with the Best Playing Pony Willis L Hartman
award.


'Romana' was named best Playing Pony


Cambiaso's broken mallet doesn't stop him from trying to get the
ball from Polito Pieres.











April 15, 2015: 2 Exciting semifinals gave polo fans the games they love to watch so much.
Coca-Cola put on a brilliant effort showing how well of a
team they are but Orchard Hill kicked it up several notches
in the 5th chukker to pull ahead, leaving Coca-Cola trailing
by 4 points at the final 6th chukker.
Fans were not disappointed as the 2nd semifinal took place
on the Engel & Volkers Field with Valiente and Audi going
neck-and-neck with the score staying even throughout the
game and inevitably going into to sudden-death overtime.
Alejo Taranco scoring the winning goal for Valiente who
will now face Orchard Hill in the final of the 111th U.S.
Open Polo Championship at IPC.
View the action captured in stills with the links below.

April 12th, 2015:
2 Quarterfinal Games at IPC determined
the remaining 2 spots in Wednesday's semifinals.
At 11:30 am Lechuza Caracas came within a few feet of
tying the game in the final seconds of the 6th chukker but
Valiente intent on taking the game had Bob Jornayvez
taking the ball back down field towards their own goal
before the remaining seconds played out, Final score
13-12, Valiente heading to the semifinals to face Audi in
the 5pm match.

In the 2nd quarterfinal at 3pm on the Engel & Volkers
Field Main Stadium, FlexJet couldn't keep up with the
Coca-Cola force as they were just On-Fire! Julio Arellano
was without a doubt playing in his best form with some of
the most amazing plays/goals of the season. He was later
named the MVP of the game, Coca-Cola defeating FlexJet
15-10 and heads to the semifinals to face Orchard Hill in
the 2:30pm game at IPC.

April 12, 2015 Valiente and Lechuza Caracas played a near even game but the
outcome was determined as the clock ran out with Valiente on top 13-12.
Photo by Alex Pacheco.



April 12, 2015 Julio Arellano taking the ball towards goal in the quarterfinal match
against FlexJet in the USPA 26-goal 111th U.S. Open.
Photo by Alex Pacheco.


April 8, 2015:
3 Games took place on the fields of IPC
today with 2 teams moving their way in to the semifinals
directly; Sunday quarterfinals determined.

-In the 1st game, Orchard Hill defeated Coca-Cola in
Overtime, final score 11-10. Orchard Hill advances to the
semifinals while Coca-Cola earned another chance to
advance by playing in Sunday's quarterfinal.

Polito Pieres taking the ball towards goal for Orchard Hill as the
Coca-Cola team fights to stop him in the Wednesday April 8th game
of the 111th U.S. Open Polo at IPC. Photo by Alex Pacheco


-In the 2nd game of the day, Alegria Assist Card, the
defending champions, wasted no time showing Audi
what they are made of, defeating them 10-5. Their win
however, did not help them to advance & are eliminated
from the tournament. Audi advanced to the Semifinals.

Alegria Assist Card needed more than their win over Audi  in the
Wednesday April 8th game
to advance in the 111th U.S.
Open at IPC. Photo by Alex Pacheco.


-In the 3rd game of the day, Lechuza Caracas defeated
FlexJet in Overtime, 10-9, both teams advancing to the
quarterfinals on Sunday.
Juan Martin Nero of Lechuza Caracas and Miguel Novillo Astrada of FlexJet in the
Wednesday April 8th game of the 111th U.S. Open at IPC.
Photo by Alex Pacheco.


April 5, 2015 2 Games were played today at IPC:
-In the 1st game of the day, Las Monjitas
defeated the talented Orchard Hill 14-13 and reminded
everyone they are a team with many years of skill to be
reckoned with.
-In the 2nd game of the day after an intense Easter Egg
hunt that took place at the main stadium, Engel & Volkers
Field, Coca-Cola defeated Valiente in Overtime, winning
score 11-10. Both teams played so equally well, it could
have gone either way; sudden death doesn't get its name
for no reason.

Julio Arellano taking the ball along the boards for Coca-Cola in the Easter Sunday
featured match of the week for the 111th U.S. Open, played on the Engel &
Volkers field of IPC. Click Photo by Aurora / WellingtonPolo for larger image.



Polito Pieres of Orchard Hill & Facundo Sola of Las Monjitas giving each other a
hard bump in the morning game of the April 5, 2015 U.S. Open game
at IPC. Photo by Alex Pacheco.


Schedule / Results

April 19, 2015 (Sunday) U.S. Open FINAL:
Valiente defeated Orchard Hill 11-9


April 15, 2015 (Wednesday) Semifinals:
Be Sure to View our Photo Coverage
Using the links to the left

  • 2:30pm: Orchard Hill def Coca-Cola 12-8
  • 5pm: Valiente def Audi 11-10 in OT

April 12, 2015 (Sunday) Quarterfinals:
  • 11:30am: Valiente def Lechuza Caracas 13-12
  • 3pm: Coca-Cola def FlexJet 15-10
April 8, 2015 (Wednesday):
  • 10am: Orchard Hill def Coca-Cola 11-10
  • 2:30pm: Alegria Assist Card def Audi 10-5
  • 5pm: Lechuza Caracas def FlexJet 10-9 in OT
April 5, 2015 (Easter Sunday):
  • 10am: Las Monjitas def Orchard Hill 14-13
  • 3pm: Coca-Cola def Valiente 11-10 in OT (Sapo Caset
    subst for Adolfo Cambiaso)

April 4, 2015 (Saturday):
  • 10am: FlexJet def Alegria Assist Card 11-10 in OT
  • 4:30pm: Audi/Millarville def Lechuza Caracas 10-7
April 1, 2015 (Wednesday):
  • Valiente def Las Monjitas 13-12 in OT; (Sapo Caset
    subst.
    for Adolfo Cambiaso)

March 29, 2015 (Sunday):
  • 10am: Orchard Hill def. Valiente 15-14 in OT (Sapo Caset subst. for Adolfo Cambiaso)
  • 12pm: Audi def. FlexJet 11-12 (Grant Ganzi subst. for
    Melissa Ganzi)

  • 3pm: Lechuza Caracas def. Alegria Assist Card (defending
    Champions)
    13-12 in OT
March 28, 2015 (Saturday):
  • Coca-Cola def. Las Monjitas 9-8.

USPA 26-Goal U.S Open Polo Championships Photos:
A Cambiaso & Facundo face-off in the 111th USPA
U.S. Open Polo Championships gave polo fans their
favorite players to watch & cheer for.


The 26-Goal U.S. Open Polo Championships Perpetual Trophy.


After Parking, Spectators enter via the Sports House at IPC.


High-goal Polo action of the 26-goal U.S. Open polo Championships
is sure to please every spectator at IPC.


The Willis L. Hartman Best Playing Pony Perpetual Trophy of the
U.S. Open Polo Championships.


It's Always about the horses!


The Seymour H. Knox MVP Perpetual Trophy of the U.S. Open.



April 4, 2015: 2 Games in the U.S Open for Saturday Polo:

-FlexJet got their 1st win of the U.S. Open tournament against the defending champions Alegria Assist Card. Both teams played a hard game with the win to FlexJet decided in Overtime, final score 11-10.

-In the 2nd game of the day, Audi defeated Lechuza Caracas 10-7.


Nic Roldan of FlexJet and Julian Mannix of Alegria push
for control of the ball
in the April 4th, 2015 morning game
of the 111th U.S. Open game at IPC.
Photo by Alex Pacheco
.


Rodrigo Andrade for Audi taking the ball to goal in the
111th U.S. Open
game against Lechuza Caracas at IPC,
April 4, 2015. Photo by Alex Pacheco


April 1, 2015 Valiente came from 3 goals behind in the
6th chukker to tie the game 12-12 with Las Monjitas
and going into sudden death overtime. Sapo Caset
scoring the winning goal for Valiente, giving them a
much needed win, final score 13-12.

Sapo Caset of Valiente taking the ball to goal with
Eduardo Novillo Astrada on the
defense in the 111th U.S.
Open game at IPC. Wednesday April 1st, 2015.
Photo by Alex Pacheco
.

March 29, 2015:
10am: Orchard Hill def. Valiente 15-14 in OT (Sapo Caset
substituted for Adolfo Cambiaso, injured in the 1st chukker).

Sapo Caset & Facundo Pieres battle for possession of the
ball in the Orchard Hill vs Valiente game of the 111th
USPA U.S. Open at IPC. Photo by Alex Pacheco.


12pm: Audi def. FlexJet 11-12 (Grant Ganzi substituting for
Melissa Ganzi)

Audi/Millarville's Rodrigo Andrade in possession of the ball,
Grant Ganzi
of FlexJet going in for the hook during the
rescheduled game of the 111th U.S. Open at IPC.
Photo by Alex Pacheco
.


3pm: Lechuza Caracas def. Alegria Assist Card (Defending
Champions) 13-12 in OT.

Lechuza Caracas gave Sunday polo spectators at the main
stadium a great
game as they defeated the defending
champions in OT, Alegria Assist Card, in the 3pm featured
match of the week for the 111th U.S. Open Polo
Championships at IPC. Photo by Alex Pacheco.


March 28, 2015: Coca-Cola def. Las Monjitas 9-8 in the
opening game of the U.S. Open. Heavy rains the night
before postponed the 2nd game, played at Noon on Sunday.

Sugar Erskine of Coca-Cola with a defensive move against
Sebastian
Merlos of Las Monjitas in the opening game of the
111th U.S. Open at IPC. Photo by Alex Pacheco.

Wellington Polo Calendar


TEAMS ENTERED:

Alegria Assist Card
(defending champions)

Audi / Millarville


Coca-Cola

FlexJet

Las Monjitas

Lechuza Caracas

Orchard Hill

Valiente



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