The 37th. Snow Polo World Cup commenced on Friday January 28 in St. Moritz, in Switzerland. Sorrounded by the breathtaking landscape in the Swiss Alps, this unique event is played on the frozen lake in St. Moritz. And for the first time ever, the snow polo tournament sees six teams up to 16 goals battling for the coveted title, in lineups that include some of the most renowned stars of the sport, both local and international.
After being cancelled due to the pandemic in 2021, and following several months of hard work, St. Mortiz is back and better than ever. A total of 120 horses came from all over Europe to be ridden thoroghout the tournament, and set in the magnificient barns that have heat and first class facilities.
The semifinals will be played on Saturday January 29 and the finals are due on Sunday January 30.
THE 37TH SNOW POLO WORLD CUP SAINT MORITZ IS LIVE STREAMED ON POLOLINE TV HERE.
The summary of the opening day is the following:
MATCH 1: AZERBAIJAN LAND OF FIRE 7-2.5 PERRIER-JOUET
AZERBAIJAN LAND OF FIRE: Elcin Jamalli 2 (1 goal), Adrian Laplacette 6 (4), Rauli Laplacette 6 (2), Tito Gaudenzi 2.
PERRIER-JOUET: Kutlay Yaprak 0 (1 goal), Isidro Strada 8, Luca Meier 0, Valentin Novillo Astrada 7 (1).
Umpires: Charles Seaville & Oliver Ellis.
Score Azerbaijan Land of Fire: (0-0.5) 3-0.5, 5-0.5, 7-1.5, 7-2.5.
MATCH 2: CLINIQUE LA PRAIRIE 8.5-3 WORLD POLO LEAGUE
CLINIQUE LA PRAIRIE: Aristide Faggionato 2, Dillon Bacon 2 (2 goals), Robert Strom 5, Max Charlton 6 (6).
WORLD POLO LEAGUE: Marc Ganzi 2, Benji Daniels 1, Nic Roldan 8 (3 Goals), Tommy Biddle 5.
Umpires: Mark Holmes & Marcelo Garrahan.
Score Clinique La Prairie: (0.5-0) 1.5-0, 5.5-1, 6.5-2, 8.5-3.
MATCH 3: BADRUTT’S PALACE HOTEL 4-1 CASABLANCA
BADRUTT’S PALACE HOTEL: Melissa Ganzi 0 (1 Goal), Jason Crowder 5 (1), Alejandro Novillo Astrada 8, Grant Ganzi 3 (2).
CASABLANCA: Ivan Romanovsky 0, Mischa Rodzianko 2 (1 goal), Sapo Caset 10, Jimbo Fewster 4.
Umpires: Mark Holmes & Oliver Ellis.
Score Badrutt’s Palace Hotel: 2-0, 3-0, 3-1, 4-1.
The 37th Snow Polo World Cup Saint Moritz will resume on Saturday January 30 with the following order of play:
11am, 5th. vs. 6th.: Perrier-Jouet vs World Polo League
12:15pm, Semifinal #1: Clinique La Prairie vs Casablanca
2:30pm, Semifinal #2: Azerbaijan Land of Fire vs Badrutt’s Palace Hotel