All is set and ready at The Real Club de Polo de Barcelona to host the 55th. edition of the Barcelona Polo Challenge Negrita Cup, one of the most remarkable polo competitions in Spain. Six lineups made of players from several European countries as well as Argentina, will take part of this prestigious competition, that will run through Sunday May 21.  


The most significant news is that the event forms part of the Iberian Polo Tour, the tournament series played in Spain, that features some of the best players. The venues of the Iberian Polo Tour are Sotogrande and the Real Club Puerta de Hierro de Madrid.


The six participating teams are split in two leagues, that will play against each other.


The terrace of the RCBP will be the highlight of the tournament once again; exclusive VIP tents will provide tasty and exquisite food to all those in attendance, while enjoying remarkable polo games.


“The Barcelona Polo Challenge Negrita Cup will be an open and warm event, as usual. The club celebrates this tournament, which is confirmed by all the participating players. Polo players and spectators are able to enjoy three hectares of green space in the heart of the city, that include very good gastronomic offer and music”, explains José María Trénor, the tournament director.


Negrita, Cotton House, Almasanta, Los Mariachis, Engel & Völkers and No polo No Life are the six lineups due to compete during the six days of this prestigious tournament. The most outstanding player is no less that 5-goaler Pelayo Berazadi, Spain’s best player. There are two ladies as well – No Polo No Life’s Polina Nazarova, from Hungary and Almasanta’s Alicia Gariador, who has a long career within Spaniard polo. Coming from Argentina are Benjamin Araya (5), who will play for Cotton House, and Los Mariachis’ Miguel Amieva (4).


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LOS MARIACHIS: Juandito Pérez 0, Juan de Dios Pérez 1, Joaquín Copello 3, Miguel Amieva 4. Total: 8.

NEGRITA: José Espona 0, Juan Torroba 2, Tonete Ayesa 3, Jorge Birkner 3. Total: 8.

NO POLO NO LIFE: Romain Henry 0, Polina Nazarova 1, Luis María Benmergui 3, Santiago Schweitzer 4. Total: 8.



ALMASANTA: Alicia Gariador 0, Joaquín Castellví 0, Manuel López 2, Pelayo Berazadi 5. Total: 7.

COTTON HOUSE: Cristóbal Méndez de Vigo 0, José María Trénor 1, Yago Espinosa 2, Benjamín Araya 5. Total: 8.

ENGEL & VÖLKERS: Xavi Cunill 0, Álvaro Álvarez 1, Alejandro Espada 2, Segundo Fernández Llorente 4. Total: 7.



Friday May 12:

2:30pm: Los Mariachis vs Engel & Völkers

5pm: No Polo No Life vs Almasanta

Saturday May 13:

12pm: No Polo No Life vs Engel & Völkers

1:30pm: Los Mariachis vs Almasanta

3pm: Negrita vs Cotton House

Sunday May 14:

1pm: Negrita vs Almasanta

2:30pm: Los Mariachis vs Cotton House

Friday May 19:

2:30pm: No Polo No Life vs Cotton House

6pm: Negrita vs Engel & Völkers

Saturday May 20:

12pm: Team 1st vs Team 4th

1:30pm: Team 2nd. vs Team 3rd

3pm: Team 5th vs Team 6th

Sunday May 21: 

11:30am: Third place


4pm:  Fifth place