The 38th edition of the Snow Polo World Cup St. Moritz, the most significant snow polo tournament in the world, came to an end on Sunday, January 29. The contest took place from January 27-29 on the frozen lake in Saint Moritz, in Switzerland, overlooking the breathtaking landscape of the Swiss Alps. This year, the Snow Polo World Cup St. Moritz saw ten teams, up to 16 goals, compete.
Azerbaijan Land of Fire retained the title they claimed in 2022. The incredible Azerbajaini lineup narrowly beat St. Moritz by a 6-5 score, following an impressive final which saw thousand of people attend. Meanwhile, World Polo League earned the fifth place, taking the Casablanca Cup, following their 7-5.5 win over FlexJet. The St. Moritz Cup went to Clinique La Prairie, who defeated The Kusnacht Practice by 3 goals to 2.
Adrián Laplacette, Azerbaijan Land of Fire’s leading man, claimed his second consecutive title in St. Moritz and was named MVP. He has been working in the organisation for ten years.
The three-day event also saw local chefs from leading hotels, Badrutt’s Palace and Crystal, provide a wide array of delicacies for the public. The traditional night gala was also hosted.
The 38th Snow Polo World Cup St. Moritz was streamed live on Pololine.TV.
38th SNOW POLO WORLD CUP ST. MORITZ – TEAMS:
Azerbaijan Land of Fire: Elcin Jamalli 2, Adrián Laplacette 6, Rauli Laplacette 6, Tito Gaudenzi 2.
The Kusnacht Practice: Eduardo Greghi 0, Juan Guerrero 4, Nicolás San Roman 4, Jejo Taranco 8.
World Polo League: Melissa Ganzi 0, Grant Ganzi 3, Alejandro Novillo Astrada 7, Martín Jauregui 6.
Clinique La Prairie: Marc Ganzi 1, Nic Roldan 8, Fred Mannix 6, Mathias Normann 0.
Flexjet: Daniel Deistler 0, Patrick Maleitzke 5, Clemente Delfosse 5, Patrick Paillol 5.
St. Moritz: Spencer McCarthy 2, Max Charlton 6, Nacho Gonzalez 4, James McCarthy 2.