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The 107th 26 Goal USPA 2011
U.S.Open Polo Championships
at the International Polo Club Palm Beach
.


The USPA US Open Polo Championships™, the most prestigious tournament for the United States, is a month long 26 goal tournament that finalizes the four month Florida winter high goal polo season. The US Open Polo Championships™attracts the highest level of polo players and the finest polo horses in the world, bringing high-level excitement to the fields and spectators of Wellington, Florida.

The USPA US Open Polo Championship™dates back to 1904 where it was first played at Meadowbrook Polo Club in Old Westbury, NY and has been played at the International Polo Club Palm Beach of Wellington, Florida since 2004.

Lechuza Caracas defeats Audi in The Final of the

107th USPA 26 Goal US Open Championships

Played April 17, 2011 at 3pm (EDT in the US) on the Piaget Field at IPCPB

See Gallery Links Below for all covered US Open Polo Championship Games


*******POLO NEWS*******
Final:
  • Sunday April 17, 2011 Lechuza Caracas defeats Audi in the final of the 107th USPA 26 goal US Open Polo Championships - MVP Juan Martin Nero - BPP owned by Rodrigo Andrade (Audi)
Semifinals:
  • April 14, 2011 in the Semifinals Lechuza Caracas joins Audi in the final, defeating Las Monjitas 11-10 in O/T with the winning goal by Juan Martin Nero
  • April 13, 2011 in the Semifinals Audi defeats Valiente 9-8 in the Semifinals - advancing to the Final
Sunday April 10th, 2011 Guillermo (Sapo) Caset is awarded the award for Best String of Ponies in the US Open Polo Championships. (Presented by Brenda DuPont of the Polo Museum & Hall of Fame).

Brenda DuPont presents Guillermo 'Sapo' Caset the award for the 2011 Best String of Ponies in the US Open Championships

QuarterFinals:
  • April 10, 2011 in the Quarterfinals Sunday, Valiente defeated the Hawks and Audi defeated Zacara 14-10. Audi &Valiente advance to the semifinals.
  • April 9, 2011 in the Quarterfinals Saturday, Lechuza Caracas defeats Bendabout/Coca-Cola 14-10 & Las Monjitas defeats the Crab Orchard team 8-7; Winners advancing to the semifinals.

News! Ferrari joins the growing list of sponsors at International Polo Club Palm Beach featuring cars at Sunday matches starting March 27, 2011, the 3pm game between Crab Orchard and Zacara. View the Pre-game/Opening Ceremonies Gallery below for photos.

See the Game Results / Slide-show Gallery Links & the past 2011 season schedule below.

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2011 Teams (12) Entered in the

US Open Championships:

First 3 Rounds:
Section I (Win/Lose)
        Section II (Win/Lose)

Audi (3-0)Crab Orchard  (3-0)
Bendabout/Coca-Cola (3-0)Faraway (0-3)
Las Monjitas (1-2)Hawks (3-0)
Orchard Hill (0-3)Lechuza Caracas (2-1)
Pony Express (0-3)Piaget (0-3)
Valiente (2-1)Zacara (1-2)
 







Perpetual Trophy for Best Playing Pony of the

US Open Polo Championships™


The USPA US Open Polo Championship Trophy

 
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Results / Gallery Links:

Slide-show Galleries are best viewed in full screen on this page; to purchase photos please visit the gallery by clicking the link in the top right corner of the slideshow. If You are a Player, Groom or Sponsor - Please contact us for Photo File Options.

Sunday April 17, 2011 Lechuza Caracas defeats Audi in the final of the 107th USPA 26 goal US Open Polo Championships - MVP Juan Martin Nero - BPP owned by Rodrigo Andrade (Audi)


April 17, 2011 US Open Polo Championships Galleries

April 17, 2011 US Open Polo Championships
Pre-Game / Opening Ceremonies

April 17, 2011 US Open Polo Championship
Award Ceremony


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Semifinals:
April 14, 2011 Le
chuza Caracas joins Audi in the final, defeating Las Monjitas 11-10 in O/T with the winning goal by Juan Martin Nero.

 

April 14, 2011 Lechuza Caracas vs Las Monjitas Horses & Grooms Gallery (Click Here)

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Semifinals:

April 13, 2011 Audi defeats Valiente 9-8 in the Semifinals - advancing to the Final.


April 13, 2011 Audi vs Valiente Horses & Grooms Gallery (Click Here)

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Quarterfinals:

April 10, 2011 Valiente defeats the Hawks in the quarterfinals

Valiente vs Hawks Game Gallery

Valiente vs Hawks
Horses & Grooms Gallery






April 10, 2011 Audi defeats Zacara 14-10 in the quarterfinals
Audi vs Zacara Game Gallery

Audi vs Zacara
Horses & Grooms Gallery







April 9, 2011 in the Quarterfinals Saturday Lechuza Caracas defeats Bendabout/Coca-Cola 14-10 & Las Monjitas defeats Crab Orchard 8-7; Winners advancing to ***Wednesday's semifinals (Now scheduled at 10:30am Thursday).

April 9, 2011 Las Monjitas defeats Crab Orchard 8-7 in the quarterfinals

Las Monjitas vs Crab Orchard Game Gallery

Las Monjitas vs Crab Orchard
Horses & Grooms Gallery







April 9, 2011 Lechuza Caracas defeats Bendabout/Coca-Cola 14-10 in the quarterfinals
Lechuza Caracas vs Bendabout/Coca-Cola Game Gallery

Lechuza Caracas vs Bendabout/Coca-Cola
Horses & Grooms Gallery






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Round III:

Sunday April 3, 2011
Hawks, Crab Orchard & Zacara win their games in Round III; Saturday April 2, 2011: Audi, Bendabout/Coca-Cola, & Valiente win their games in Round III of the US Open at IPCPB.

April 3, 2011 the 3pm featured match at IPCPB: Zacara defeats Lechuza Caracas 7-6.

Zacara vs Lechuza Caracas Game Gallery




Lechuza Caracas & Zacara Horses & Grooms Gallery


Zacara vs Lechuza Caracas
Pre-Game - Opening Ceremonies

Fresians at Halftime

Zacara Horses & Grooms Gallery
Award Ceremony


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Round II:

Thursday Mar
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h 31, 2011 in Round II of the US Open, Crab Orchard defeats Faraway; Lechuza Caracas defeats Piaget & Hawks defeat Zacara in O/T.

March 31, 2011 Lechuza Caracas defeats Piaget 11-7

Lechuza Caracas vs Piaget Game Gallery

Lechuza Caracas vs Piaget
Horses & Grooms Gallery






March 31, 2011 Crab Orchard defeats Faraway 14-5
Crab Orchard vs Faraway Game Gallery

Crab Orchard vs Faraway
Horses & Grooms Gallery




 

March 30, 2011 in the US Open: Valiente, Audi, & Bendabout, win their games in Round II.

March 30, 2011 Bendabout/Coca-Cola defeats Las Monjitas in O/T 9-8 (Winning goal by Julio Arellano)

Bendabout/Coca-Cola vs Las Monjitas Game Gallery

Bendabout/Coca-Cola vs Las Monjitas
Horses & Grooms Gallery






March 30, 2011 Audi defeats Orchard Hill 15-9
Audi vs Orchard Hill Game Gallery

Audi vs Orchard Hill
Horses & Grooms Gallery






March 30, 2011 Valiente defeats Pony Express 14-7
Valiente vs Pony Express Game Gallery

Valiente vs Pony Express
Horses & Grooms Gallery






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Round I:

March 26 & 27, 2011 in The US Open: Audi, Bendabout, Las Monjitas, Lechuza-Caracas, Hawks & Crab Orchard win their games in Round I. Round II starts Wednesday March 30, 2011; games at 10am, 2pm & 4pm - fields TBA.

March 27, 2011 Crab Orchard defeats Zacara

The Sunday 3pm game at International Polo Club Palm Beach on the Piaget Field featured a very close and exciting match between Crab Orchard & Zacara in the 26 goal USPA US Open Polo Championships (Round I), March 27, 2011 

Crab Orchard vs Zacara Game Gallery

Crab Orchard vs Zacara
Horses & Grooms Gallery

Crab Orchard vs Zacara
Pre-game Activities &
Opening Ceremonies



Halftime Fun & Candids



Award Ceremony Presented by
Ferrari & Nespresso



March 27, 2011 Hawks defeat Piaget
Hawks vs Piaget Game Gallery

Hawks vs Piaget
Horses & Grooms Gallery





March 27, 2011 Lechuza Caracas defeats Faraway

March 26, 2011 Las Monjitas defeats Valiente 12-11

March 26, 2011 Bendabout/Coca-Cola defeats Orchard Hill 12-11

Bendabout/Coca-Cola vs Orchard Hill Game Gallery

Bendabout/Coca-Cola vs Orchard Hill
Horses & Grooms Gallery
(Uploading soon)

March 26, 2011 Audi defeats Pony Express 13-8
 Audi vs Pony Express Game Gallery

 Audi vs Pony Express
Horses & Grooms Gallery
(Uploading soon)


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Schedule: (Please call the IPC Hotline at 561-282-5390 to verify schedule/field assignments)

Round I

March 26, 2011 Saturday10am

Saturday 2pm

 Saturday 4pm

March 27, 2011 Sunday 10am

  Sunday Noon

  Sunday  3pm

Audi* vs Pony Express - field 2

Bendabout* vs Orchard Hill - field 5

Valiente vs Las Monjitas* - Isla Carrol W

Lechuza* vs Faraway- field 4

Hawks* vs Piaget - field 3

Crab Orchard* vs Zacara -Piaget Field (Main Stadium)

Section I

Section I

Section I

Section II

Section II

Section II








Round II

March 30, 2011 Wed.10am

      Wednesday 2pm

      Wednesday 4pm

March 31, 2011 Thur 10am

Thursday 2pm

***Thursday 5pm

*Valiente vs Pony Express - Isla Carrol E

*Audi vs Orchard Hill - field 3

*Bendabout vs Las Monjitas field 5

Crab Orchard* vs Faraway - field 4

Lechuza-Caracas* vs Piaget - PiagetField

Hawks* vs Zacara - field 2

Section I

Section I

Section I

Section II

Section II

Section II


Round III

April 2, 2011 Saturday 10am

       Saturday 2pm

             ***Saturday 5pm

April 3, 2011 Sunday 10am

        Sunday Noon

         Sunday 3pm

*Bendabout vs Pony Express - Isla Carrol W

*Valiente vs Orchard Hill - field 3

*Audi vs Las Monjitas - field 4

*Hawks vs Faraway - field 5

*Crab Orchard vs Piaget - field 2

Lechuza-Caracas vs *Zacara - Piaget Field - (Main Stadium)

Section I

Section I

Section I

Section II

Section II

Section II

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Quarterfinals

April 9, 2011  Saturday Quarterfinals

  • 3pm Bendabout/Coca-Cola vs Lechuza Caracas (Game 2)
  • 5pm Crab Orchard vs Las Monjitas (Game 4)

April 10, 2011Sunday Quarterfinals

  • 11am  Audi vs Zacara (Game 1)
  • 3pm    Valiente vs Hawks (Game 3)

*Quarterfinals - How did they get figured out?

  • Game 1: 1st ranked team Section I vs 4th ranked team Section II

  • Game 2: 2nd Section I vs 3rd Section II

  • Game 3: 3rd Section I vs 2nd Section II

  • Game 4: 4th  Section I vs 1st ranked team Section II

*** Schedule Change***April 13, 2011 Wednesday - Semi-finals (Tickets Required - View info below)

  • ***5pm Semifinal: Audi vs Valiente - Piaget Field (Main Stadium)

***April 14, 2011 Thursday - Semi-final

  • ***10:30 am Semifinal: Lechuza Caracas vs Las Monjitas (No Tickets required - Field 5)

April 16, 2011 Saturday

  • 3pm  Hall of Fame Cup Final - Faraway defeats Piaget

April 17, 2011 Saturday -  USPA 26 Goal US Open Polo Championships Final Game starts at 3pm

~~~ Audi vs Lechuza Caracas ~~~

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USPA US Open Championship Games for 2011 were played at
The International Polo Club Palm Beach

Nespresso Brunch available every Sunday.
Sunday Tickets are available match day at the gate.

Advanced Ticket sales are available online at
www.InternationalPoloClub.com or by calling
The Polo Box Office at 561-204-5687 Ext 107

The International Polo Club Palm Beach is located at:
3667 120th Avenue South
Wellington
, FL 33414

 
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Polo Horses featured in the 2011 USPA 26 goal US Open Polo Championship Galleries
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2010 Defending Champions - Crab Orchard


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