The highly anticipated Polo Rider Club is set to kick off Friday, June 10. The first edition of the tournament will be held at Polo Club du Domaine de Chantilly from June 10-20, and will see twelve teams, up to 12 goals, compete. The club, located just 30 minutes from Paris, and only 15 minutes from Charles de Gaulle airport, will host one of the most remarkable events of the international polo calendar. The Polo Rider Cup is supported by the Federation International of Polo (FIP).
This tournament represents a brand new concept for the sport. The original idea was to bring clubs from Europe together, but it morphed into an international competition , welcoming clubs from Asia and America, among others. It is now a world championship for polo clubs, showcasing the sport on an international level.
Format of play:
– The twelve teams are split into two leagues of six, and sub-divided into zones of three. These will go head to head in their groups. Thus, teams in Zone A Group 1 will face those in Zone B Group 1.
– The winner of each zone will qualify for the semifinals.
– The winners of each semifinal will play for the title.
THE POLO RIDER CUP WILL BE STREAMED LIVE HERE.
POLO RIDER CUP – TEAMS:
HONG KONG: Cyrille Costes 0, Thierry Vetois 3, Adrien Le Gallo 3, Brieuc Rigaux 6.
CHANTILLY POLO CLUB: Sam Sztarkman 1, Martin Joaquin 5, Jota Chavanne 5, Alex Sztarkman 1.
MOSCOW POLO CLUB: Gleb Fetisov 0, Misha Rodzianko 2, Simon Zavaleta 5, Edouard Pan 5.
HAMBURGER POLO CLUB: Caesar Crasemann 4, Caspar Crasemann 4, Heinrich Dumrath 4, Daniel Crasemann 0.
POLO CLUB DÜSSELDORF: Otto Blank 0, Jesús Bordoni 2, Adrián Laplacette 6, Miguel Amieva 4.
POLO PARK ZURICH: Richard Harris 0, Elena Venot 1, Min Podestá 7, Carlos Solari 4.
DEAUVILLE INTERNATIONAL POLO CLUB: Ulysse Eisenchteter 0, Patrick Eisenchteter 1, Pierre-Henri N’Goumou 6, Juan José Storni 5.
LA AGUADA POLO CLUB: Basti Schneberger 0, Max Bosch 3, Moritz Gaedeke 3, Valentín Novillo Astrada 6.
DOS LUNAS POLO CLUB: Juan Pepa 1, Paul Grabosch 2, Jorge Pepa 3, Patricio Cieza 6.
EMPIRE POLO CLUB: Clément Smith 0, Guillermo Li 4, Tito Ruiz Guiñazú 7, Derek Smith 1. Sub.: Caroline Anier 1.
EVVIVA POLO ST. MORITZ: Andy Bihrer/Piero Dillier 0, Tommy Rinderknecht 0, Lucas Labat 5, Martin Aguerre 7.
LAS BRISAS POLO CLUB: Larry Aschebrook 0, Lukas Sdrenka 2, Matias Obregon 4, Juan Martin Obregon 6.
The Polo Rider Cup kicks off on Thursday, June 10:
11:30am: Hong Kong Polo vs Hamburger Polo Club
3pm: Chantilly Polo Club vs Polo Club Düsseldorf
5:30pm: Moscow Polo Club vs Polo Park Zürich