113 USPA 26-goal U.S. Open Polo
When: April 5-23, 2017
Where: International Polo Club, Wellington, FL
Teams Entered: 6

Wellington Polo is pleased to announce our 2017 participation in covering the most prestigious tournament played in the United State, the 113th USPA U.S. Open Polo Championships which is the 3rd leg of the Triple Crown of polo and the highest rated tournament played in North America. Games are played at the International Polo Club in Wellington, FL for the 2017 season and have been confirmed to play again in 2018 at Wellington's leading polo facility. Follow us on Twitter @WellingtonPolo or Like our Facebook page Wellington Polo to receive field assignment updates & game results. Check back here after games to see photos, slideshows and gallery links for our high-resolution coverage. View our Twitter Feed, Photo Galleries and IPC Map below.

Valiente wins the 113th USPA 26-goal U.S. Open Polo Championship Final April 25, 2017 at IPC
defending champions Orchard Hill in Overtime and winning the Triple Crown of Polo USA!

Final Sunday April 23, 2017:
Valiente def Orchard Hill 13-12 in OT
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Semifinals Wednesday April 19, 2017:
Orchard Hill def FlexJet in OT
Valiente def Travieso
Quarterfinals April 16, 2017:
Orchard Hill def Audi 11-10
Travieso def Coca-Cola 12-10
Round 3 April 12, 2017:
FlexJet def Valiente 10-9
Audi def Coca-Cola 14-8
Travieso def Orchard Hill 9-8
Round 2 April 9, 2017:
-Orchard Hill def Audi 12-8
-Valiente def Coca-Cola 17-12
-FlexJet def Travieso 11-9
Round 1 April 5 & 6, 2017:
April 6: FlexJet def Audi 10-9
April 6: Coca-Cola def Travieso 11-9
April 5: Valiente def Orchard Hill 12-11 in OT

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Slideshow Footage of the US Open Final: Valiente vs Orchard Hill

Slideshow Footage of US Open Final Award Ceremony

April 19, 2017: Valiente defeated Travieso in the 2nd semifinal and moves on to play Orchard Hill in Sunday's 3pm final. Valiente has won the 1st two tournaments in polo's U.S. Triple Crown and Adolfo Cambiaso and the Valiente team look to be the 1st team to complete their Triple Crown victory since 2008 when Crab Orchard took the Triple Crown title with Adolfo Cambiaso leading the way.

A Look back in the past:
April 2008, Adolfo Cambiaso and his son giving a thumbs up after a Triple Crown victory and U.S. Open Polo Championship win at IPC.

April 19, 2017: In a gut-wrenching semifinal match between Orchard Hill (defending champions) and the unbeaten FlexJet team, it took overtime and a winning goal by Facundo Pieres to clench the win for Orchard Hill. The FlexJet team kept a consistent lead for nearly the whole game and continued to block Orchard Hill's efforts. Orchard Hill didn't give up and ended up tying the game to send it into overtime. Overtime was played cautiously by both teams and kept all of us watching on the edges of our seats. The game, well into the 7th chukker was finally ended with Facundo Pieres running the ball with a clear path between the goal posts and ending the tournament with a heartbreaking loss for the FlexJet team.

April 19, 2017: Facundo Pieres takes the ball between the goal posts to clench the semifinal win for Orchard Hill, looking back to get confirmation!

Slideshow Footage of Orchard Hill vs FlexJet (uploading soon to YouTube!)

April 16, 2017: Both Orchard Hill and Travieso claim the last 2 spots of the semifinals to be played Wednesday April 19, 2017. They defeated Audi and Coca-Cola respectively in Easter Sunday's quarterfinal matches at International Polo Club.

April 16, 2017 The Travieso Polo Team wins the quarterfinals defeating Coca-Cola 12-10 and heads to Wednesday's semifinals to face Valiente.

April 16, 2017 Travieso's Alfredo Capella (later awarded the MVP) taking the ball to goal for Travieso in the U.S. Open Quarterfinals
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April 16, 2017 Slideshow of Travieso vs Coca-Cola in U.S. Open Quarterfinals

April 9, 2017 Valiente vs Coca-Cola in the 113 U.S. Open Polo Championships at IPC:

April 9, 2017: Adolfo Cambiaso taking the ball to goal for Valiente as Coca-Cola looks for a way to defend.

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April 9, 2017 FlexJet vs Travieso in the 113 U.S. Open Polo Championships at IPC

April 9, 2017: Rodrigo Andrade in control of the ball near goal with his teammate Nico Pieres ready to back him up as Travieso attempts a block.
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April 9, 2017: Halftime fun on the field at IPC; Tailgate guests enjoying their Sunday Polo in style

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Teams Entered:
Audi (26): Marc Ganzi, Nic Roldan, Alejandro Novillo Astrada,
Magoo Laprida

Coca-Cola (25): Gillian Johnston, Julian de Lussaretta,
Julio Arellano, Miguel Novillo Astrada

FlexJet (26): Melissa Ganzi, Nico Pieres, Rodrigo Andrade,
Gonzalo Pieres

Orchard Hill (26): Steve Van Andel, Polito Pieres, Facundo
Pieres, Felipe Vercellino

Travieso (26): Teo Calle, Alfredo Capella, Sebastian Merlos,
Mariano Gonzales

Valiente (26): Bob Jornayvaz, Matias Torres Zavaleta, Adolfo
Cambiaso, Diego Cavanagh

2016 U.S. Open Polo Championship Defending Champions, Orchard Hill Polo team

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