2014 C.V. Whitney Cup
When: February 20 - March 1, 2015
Handicap: 26-Goal
Teams Entered: 8
Where: International Polo Club Palm Beach

NEWS: Orchard Hill Wins the Final!




Wellington Polo covered the USPA 26-goal C.V. Whitney Polo Cup being played during the high-goal polo season at the International Polo Club Palm Beach in Wellington, Florida. The 26-goal C.V. Whitney Cup is a single-elimination format and is the 1st of the three 26-goal tournaments, the highest rated polo tournaments played in North America; 8 teams were entered with Valiente the defending champions eliminated in the semifinal round.
Orchard Hill defeats Alegria in the Final at 3pm; Lechuza Caracas defeats Las Monjitas in the subsidiary final!

March 1, 2015: Orchard Hill Polo Team - Steve Van Andel, Ezekiel Ferrario, Polito Pieres & Facundo Pieres (MVP) raise the CV Whitney Cup in
celebration of their win over Alegria at International Polo Club. Photo by Aurora/WellingtonPolo

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Game Action - Orchard Hill vs Alegria - Horses, Grooms & Halftime Fun - Awards Ceremony
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The 26-Goal C.V. Whitney Cup
Perpetual Trophy at IPC


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Schedule / Results:

C.V. Whitney Finals:
Sunday March 1, 2015

3pm: C.V. Whitney Final
Orchard Hill def. Alegria 16-13
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12pm: Les Armour Subsidiary
Lechuza Caracas def Las Monjitas
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C.V. Whitney Semifinals
Wednesday Feb. 25, 2015:
SF#1
Alegria def Audi/Millarville
15-11
SF#2

Orchard Hill def Valiente 11-8
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Les Armour Subsidiary
Semi-Finals

Thursday Feb 26, 2015:
12pm:
-Lechuza Caracas
def
Coca-Cola 9-8
10am:
-Las Monjitas
def FlexJet
12-11 OT
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Quarterfinals (Round 1)
Friday Feb. 20, 2015:
-Alegria def Coca-Cola 13-9
-Audi/Millarville def. Lechuza
Caracas 10-9
-Orchard Hill def. Las Monjitas
16-11
-Valiente def. FlexJet 9-7
March 1, 2015: Orchard Hill defeated Alegria 16-13, winning the 2015 USPA 26-goal C.V. Whitney Cup final at International Polo Club in Wellington, FL. Facundo Pieres was named the MVP of the final and his mare 'Nutra Sweet' was honored with the Best Playing Pony award. 'Los Machitos Maradona' owned & played by Mariano Aguerre was awarded the Stella Artois 'She's a Thing of Beauty' Horse of the Tournament.
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Orchard Hill with the 26-goal C.V. Whitney Cup perpetual trophy after their victory over Alegria.


March 1, 2015 Facundo Pieres named the MVP of the 2015 USPA 26-goal C.V. Whitney Cup final at IPC.


March 1, 2015 Best Playing Pony Honors of the 26-goal C.V. Whitney Cup final went to 'Nutra Sweet' owned and played by Facundo Pieres.


March 1, 2015 'Los Machitos Maradonna' owned & played by Marioano Aguerre was awarded the Stella Artois
'She's a Thing of Beauty' Horse of the C.V. Whitney Cup Tournament.


March 1, 2015 The Orchard Hill Polo Team & Family celebrating their win of the 26-goal C.V. Whitney Cup final at IPC.


March 1, 2015 Orchard Hill vs Alegria in the USPA 26-goal C.V. Whitney Cup final, Facundo Pieres racing the ball towards goal.

Earlier in the day, Lechuza Caracas defeated Las Monjitas 12-11 in OT for the 26-goal Les Armour Subsidiary Cup. Nico Pieres was named the MVP; 'Paragonia', played by Sebastian Merlos was awarded the Best Playing Pony honors.

February 26, 2015:
The Les Armour subsidiary semifinals were played today, Thursday Feb. 26th, and
in the 1st game of the day, Las Monjitas defeated FlexJet 12-11 in OT. Following the 10am game, Lechuza Caracas defeated Coca-Cola in a very close match, final score 9-8.
Las Monjitas and Lechuza Caracas will face each other in the final scheduled for 12pm on Sunday March 1st, 2015 at International Polo Club Palm Beach in Wellington, FL.

February 25, 2015: In Wednesday's 26-goal C.V. Whitney Cup Semifinal Action, 2 great games were played on the fields of IPC packed with spectators along the sidelines.
At Noon: Alegria defeated Audi/Millarville 15-11 and is the 1st finalist advancing to the C.V. Whitney Cup on Sunday at 3pm.

At 3pm: Orchard Hill defeated the
defending champions, Valiente, 11-8 in an all-out battle, Orchard Hill advancing to Sunday's 3pm final at IPC.


February 20, 2015:
In the opening round of the 26-goal C.V. Whitney Cup, the quarterfinals, Alegria defeated Coca-Cola 13-9, Audi/Millarville defeated Lechuza Caracas 10-9, Orchard Hill defeated Las Monjitas 16-11, & Valiente defeated FlexJet 9-7.
Alegria will face Audi/Millarville and Orchard Hill will play against Valiente in the semifinals scheduled for Wednesday February 25, 2015.


Alegria defeated Coca-Cola in the opening round of the C.V. Whitney Cup

Audi/Millarville def. Lechuza Caracas in round 1of the C.V. Whitney Cup
 
Orchard Hill defeated Las Monjitas in round 1 of the C.V. Whitney Cup at IPC;
photo by Alex Pacheco.


Valiente def. FlexJet in round 1 of the
C.V. Whitney Cup at IPC; photo by Alex Pacheco

Teams Entered in the 2015 CV Whitney Cup:

Alegria: (26-goal)
Julian Mannix, 4
Stirling Giannico, 4
Mariano Aguerre, 9
Hilario Ulloa, 9

Audi / Millarville Polo: (24-goal)
Marc Ganzi, 1
Magoo Laprida, 8
Rodrigo Andrade, 9
Freddie Mannix, 6

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

FlexJet: (26-goal)
Melissa Ganzi, A
Miguel Novillo Astrada, 9
Gonzalito Pieres, 9
Nic Roldan, 8

Las Monjitas: (26-goal)
Camilo Bautista, A
Eduardo Novillo Astrada, 9
Sebastian Merlos, 9
Facundo Sola, 8

Lechuza Caracas: (26-goal)
Victor Vargas, 1
Nico Pieres, 8
Juan Martin Nero, 10
Agustin Garcia Grossi, 7

Orchard Hill: (26-goal)
Steve Van Andel, A
Facundo Pieres, 10
Polito Pieres, 9
Ezekiel Ferrario, 7

Valiente: (26-goal)
Bob Jornayvez, 2
Alejo Taranco, 6
Adolfo Cambiaso, 10
Guillermo Terrera, 8

Valiente, the defending champions of the C.V. Whitney Cup

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