26 Goal Piaget Gold Cup 2013

Where: International Polo Club Palm Beach

Handicap: 26 Goal
When: March 7th - March 24th, 2013
Team Limit: None
Teams Entered: 11

The Piaget Gold Cup sets the standards for the USPA 26 Goal tournaments played during the 2013 high goal polo season at IPCPB in Wellington, FL with games beginning March 7th, 2013. Don't forget to Like us on Facebook or Follow us on Twitter for immediate results on all games we cover. 

The 26 Goal USPA Gold Cup, first played in 1974 at the Oakbrook Polo Club in Illinois, is a symbol of professionalism, good sportsmanship and high goal polo at its finest. This tournament has been played at various polo clubs throughout its history and since 2007, the International Polo Club Palm Beach has proudly hosted this prestigious event. Further adding to the tournament’s high-status, Piaget, a prominent world-renown watchmaker, is the title sponsor of the USPA Gold Cup Tournament for their 6th consecutive year.

Wellington Photo covers the 2013 20 & 26 high goal polo tournaments played at the International Polo Club Palm Beach in Wellington, FL.

The 2013 USPA 26-goal Piaget Gold Cup started Thursday March 7, 2013 and concludes on March 24, 2013 on the Piaget Field at 3pm. 11 teams seek to win this prestigious polo tournament. View the updated schedule below, including details of the 11 teams entered in this second fast-paced 26-goal tournament of the Wellington, FL winter high goal polo season. We look forward to sharing our polo coverage with you.






The PIaget watches - A Standard of Excellence

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March 24, 2013: Valiente claims the title of the 2013 USPA 26-goal Piaget Gold Cup, defeating Zacara 13-9 on the Piaget Field (Main Stadium) at IPC. Santi Torres of Valiente was named MVP & also from the Valiente team, David 'Pelon' Stirling's mare was awarded Best Playing Pony with the award presented by Piaget's Lauren Duffy. Please check back as we continue to add photos to the galleries.

 
The Valiente Polo Team wins the 2013 USPA 26-goal Piaget Gold Cup at the International Polo Club Palm Beach

    The Valiente Polo Team & Family celebrating their win.    David 'Pelon' Stirling's mare was awarded Best Playing Pony

Piaget Gold Cup Final: Valiente vs Zacara Gallery:
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Piaget Gold Cup Award Ceremony Gallery:

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Piaget Gold Cup Opening Ceremonies Gallery:


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Piaget was the winner of the the 26-goal subsidiary cup, the Butler Handicap Final played earlier in the day defeating ERG.

March 22, 2013: In the Butler Handicap, (subsidiary to the Piaget Gold Cup) ERG defeated Audi in yesterday's semifinal and Piaget defeated Orchard Hill 11-10 in this morning's semifinal. Both winning teams advance to Sunday's Butler Handicap Final played at noon at IPC on Field 2.

March 20, 2013: Zacara & Valiente were the winners of today's semifinals and advance to Sunday's final of the 2013 26-goal USPA Piaget Gold Cup at 3pm on the Piaget Field / Main Stadium at International Polo Club Palm Beach. View the Butler Handicap semifinal line-up and today's Piaget Gold Cup semifinal results below.


       
March 24, 2013 the Zacara Polo Team with 10-goaler Facundo Pieres (left) will play the Valiente Polo Team with 10-goaler Adolfo Cambiaso (right) in the 2013 final of the USPA 26-goal Piaget Gold Cup at the International Polo Club Palm Beach in Wellington, FL at 3pm on the Piaget Field.

March 17, 2013: Wins for Alegria, Zacara, Lechuza, Zorzal & ERG in today's Piaget Gold Cup games. See photos & game results below. A shootout was needed to determine bracket winners & semifinalists.


Pablo MacDonough of Orchard Hill with a strong hook on Polito Pieres of Lechuza Caracas, Juan Martin Nero behind ready to take back the play while Rodrigo Andrade far right looks for his own opportunity to take the ball or defend against another Lechuza Caracas goal.

Shootout results:
-Valiente won the shootout with Zacara 3-1 for 1st place in the Bracket II/III cross bracket, both teams qualified by 3-0 record for the semifinals.
-Alegria (2-1) won the shootout with Zorzal (2-1) by
7-6 to advance to the
semifinal qualifier shootout.
-Alegria (2-1) and ERG (2-1) tied on the first round of the semifinal qualifier shootout 4-4, Alegria won in the sudden death round on a shot by Julian Mannix.



March 14, 2013:
Lechuza Caracas
defeated
Orchard Hill


Juan Martin Nero of Lechuza Caracas and Pablo MacDonough of Orchard Hill battle for position and control of the ball in Sunday's game at IPC.
March 14, 2013: Lechuza Caracas defeated Orchard Hill 13-11

March 14, 2013:
Zorzal Winery
defeated Coca-Cola

Gillian Johnston taking the ball to goal for
Coca-Colawith Fred Mannix of Zoral Winery looking for a way to stop her.
Marianito Obregon stretching to reach the ball, Mariano Gonzalez ready to back him up while Sugar Erskine of Coca-Cola looks for his opportunity to steal the play.
March 14, 2013: Zorzal Winery defeated Coca-Cola 12-11 (OT)


March 14, 2013:
Zacara defeated Audi Polo



Facundo Pieres, 10-goaler for Zacara
March 14, 2013: Zacara defeated Audi Polo 16-10




March 15, 2013: Orchard Hill, Alegria, Lechuza Caracas, Zorzal Winery & Valiente were the winners in Thursday's March 14th USPA 26 goal USPA Piaget Gold Cup games - There are 5 more games scheduled for Sunday (March 17th) to finish the preliminary rounds before next week's semifinals. View the schedule below for Sunday's line-up - Fields TBA Saturday evening.




March 14, 2013:
Valiente defeated
Audi Polo 10-7



Adolfo Cambiaso keeping the ball from the Audi Polo Team & taking it to the goal for Valiente.
March 14, 2013: Valiente defeated Audi Polo 10-7 Photo Gallery



March 14, 2013:
Zorzal Winery defeated
Mt Brilliant 14-6



Marianito Obregon leading the pack & looking to take control of the ball
for Zorzal Winery
March 14, 2013: Zorzal Winery defeated Mt Brilliant 14-6 Photo Gallery


March 14, 2013:
Lechuza Caracas defeated
ERG 9-6





Polito Pieres taking the ball to goal for Lechuza Caracas,
Eduardo Novillo Astrada for the ERG defense.

March 14, 2013: Lechuza Caracas defeated ERG 9-6 Photo Gallery

March 10, 2013 Valiente, Audi, Zacara, Lechuza Caracas & ERG are the winners of the 5 USPA 26 goal Piaget Gold Cup polo games played Saturday & Sunday, March 9 & 10 this past weekend at International Polo Club in Wellington, FL. There are 5 more games scheduled Thursday (March 14th) as well as 5 games scheduled for Sunday (March 17th) making it 10 games in total to finish the preliminary rounds  of the USPA 26 goal Piaget Gold Cup before next week's semifinals. See the schedule below for game results and upcoming game details.

March 7, 2013 Valiente, Audi & Zacara were the winners in the 1st three games of the 26 goal USPA Piaget Gold Cup, defeating Mt Brilliant, Zorzal and Coca-Cola respectively. View the Schedule with updated results below.

Schedule / Results:

Day

Date

Time

Team

VS

TEAM

Winner   (Score)

Bkt

Field

Thurs

Mar 7

10am

*Valiente

vs

Mt Brilliant

Valiente (15-6)

II/III

IPC 4

 

 

1pm

Zorzal

vs

*Audi

Audi
(8-7 OT)

II/III

IPC 3

 

 

3pm

*Zacara

vs

Coca-Cola

Zacara (17-7)

II/III

IPC 5

Sat

Mar 9

1pm

*Lechuza

vs

Piaget

Lechuza (12-10)

I

 Isla Carroll West

 

 

3pm

*ERG

vs

Orchard Hill

ERG
(16-11)

I

IPC 5

Sun

Mar 10

10am

*Zacara

vs

Mt Brilliant

Zacara (10-6)

II/III

IPC 

 

 

Noon

Alegria

vs

*Audi

Audi
(13-7)

II/III

IPC 2

 

 

3pm

*Valiente

vs

Coca-Cola

Valiente (13-8)

II/III

Piaget

Thurs

Mar 14

10am

Piaget

vs

*Orchard Hill

Orchard Hill (12-7)

I

Isla Carroll West

 

 

10am

*Alegria

vs

Coca-Cola

Alegria (11-10 OT)

II/III

 IPC 4

 

 

Noon

*Lechuza

vs

ERG

Lechuza (9-6)

I

Everglades 1

 

 

2pm

*Zorzal

vs

Mt Brilliant

Zorzal (14-6)

II/III

 IPC 2

 

 

4pm

*Valiente

vs

Audi

Valiente (10-7)

II/III

 IPC 5

Sun

Mar 17

10am

*Alegria

vs

Mt Brilliant

Alegria
(7-5)

II/III

Everglades 1

 

 

10am

*Zacara

vs

Audi

Zacara
(16-10)

II/III

IPC 5

 

 

Noon

*Lechuza

vs

Orchard Hill

Lechuza
(13-11)

I

Isla Carroll East

 

 

Noon

*Zorzal

vs

Coca-Cola

Zorzal
(12-11 OT)

II/III

IPC 2

 

 

3pm

Piaget

vs

*ERG

ERG
(7-6)

I

Piaget

 

 

 

Semifinals

 

Semifinals

 

 

 

 

Wed

 

Mar 20

 

2pm

USPA Piaget Gold Cup Semifinal:
Zacara

 

vs

USPA Piaget Gold Cup Semifinal:
Lechuza Caracas


Zacara
(11-10)

 



IPC 5

 

 

 

4pm

USPA Piaget Gold Cup Semifinal:
Valiente



vs

USPA Piaget Gold Cup Semifinal:
Alegria

 

Valiente
(15-10)

 



Piaget Field

 

Thur

 

Mar 21

 

4pm

Butler Handicap semifinal:
Audi

 

vs

 

ERG

 

ERG

 


Everglades
#1

 

Fri

 

Mar 22

 

10am

Butler Handicap semifinal:
Orchard Hill



vs




Piaget

 
Piaget
(11-10)

 


IPC 4

 

 

 

Finals

 

Finals

 

 

 



Sun



Mar 24



Noon

Butler Handicap Final:

 Piaget

 


vs

Butler Handicap Final:

ERG



Piaget

 



IPC 2

 

 




3pm

USPA Piaget Gold Cup Final:

Zacara

 

 

vs

USPA Piaget Gold Cup Final:

Valiente




Valiente (13-9)

 




Piaget

 
11 Teams Entered in the 2013 USPA 26 goal Piaget Gold Cup:


Audi (26)

ERG (26)


Piaget (26/25)

Marc Ganzi 1

Nico Pieres 8

Gonzalito Pieres 10

Jeff Hall 7

Scott Wood A

Augustin Merlos 9

Eduardo Estrada 9

Paco de Narvaez 8

Melissa Ganzi A
*Sapo Caset 10
Miguel Astrada 10
Nacho Badiola 6
Alt:Juan Bollini 5
*Lucas Lalor Substituting for Sapo Caset March 17, 2013

Alegria (26)

Lechuza Caracas (26)

Valiente (26)

Julian Mannix 3

Facundo Obregon 6

Mariano Aguerre 9

Hilario Ulloa 9

Victor Vargas 1
Polito Pieres 9
Juan Martin Nero 10
Francisco Elizalde 7T

Bob Jornayvaz A

Adolfo Cambiaso 10

David 'Pelon' Stirling 10

Santi Torres 6

Coca-Cola (26)

Orchard Hill (26)

Zacara (26)

Gillian Johnston 1

Sebastian Merlos 9

Julio Arellano 9

Sugar Erskine 7

Steve Van Andel A

Rodrigo Andrade 7

Pablo MacDonough 10

Matias MacDonough 8

Lyndon Lea 1

Mike Azzaro 7

Magoo LaPrida 8

Facundo Pieres 10

Mt Brilliant (26/25)

Zorzal (26)

 

 Bo/Hutton Goodman 1/A

Santiago Chavanne 9

Nic Roldan 8

Matias Magrini 8

Fred Mannix 6

Jason Crowder 6

Marianito Obregon 7

Mariano Gonzalez 7

 

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