CARTIER besiegt MASERATI im 34. Snow Polo World Cup auf dem St. Moritz See !
Team Cartier wins the 34th Snow Polo World Cup St. Moritz 2018, high goal on snow,
Team Cartier around Italian poloplayer and entreprenneur 'Rommy Gianni' took home the coveted Cartier Trophy at the Snow Polo World Cup St. Moritz 2018 repeating last year's win.
In a thrilling and fiercely fought Final, in the end, it was Team Cartier who succeeded to take the win, narrowly, to a score of 4 1/2-
The tournament's 34th edition clocked in at 18,500 spectators, a new record !
The crowds enjoyed six exciting matches over the course of three days, each game exhibiting polo played at its best -
In its 34th year, the Snow Polo World Cup St. Moritz once again proved to be the social and sporting highlight of the polo winter season. The spectators enjoyed excellent entertainment both on and off the field. The stands were packed on Saturday and Sunday, while the visitors in the polo village enjoyed the mix of hospitality, a touch of luxury and a sports spectacle against the spectacular backdrop of the Engadin mountains. Photographers, as well as journalists and camera teams from all corners of the world, mingled with the crowd; more than 200 members of the press signed up for accreditation -
Moreover, thriving business put a smile on the organisers' faces -
Thanks to the many seasoned employees, everything around the tournament was perfectly organised and ran without a hitch -
The weather and snow conditions on all three tournament days were perfect.
Despite the challenging weather just days ahead of the event, the organisers, with the help of some 100 volunteers, were able to prepare an impeccably groomed field.
"The local helpers have outdone themselves to make this happen, especially in the final two weeks before the tournament," says a delighted Reto Gaudenzi, founder and CEO of the tournament. "They worked literally around the clock to make sure the players and their polo ponies find perfect conditions. Their work has greatly contributed to making this a first-
Two qualification games kicked off the Snow Polo World Cup St. Moritz on Friday 26 January. An evenly balanced Team Cartier won the first match against Team Badrutt's Palace with a commanding 5-
The second game, on the other hand, was a tighter call. In the end, Team Maserati won the Carlton Hotel Challenge with a narrow win of 2-
Saturday's first game, with the Maserati Cup at stake, turned out to be the encounter of what would be Sunday's finalists, Teams Cartier and Maserati, with Team Cartier winning the thrilling game narrowly with 3 1/2-
After four high-
The "Baku Moritz Polo Award", recognising outstanding achievements in polo, was awarded at the gala night for the first time.
The winners of the prize in 2018 were, for one, Maria Lia and Luis Garrahan, publishers and editors of Polo International, the long-
The committee that decided on the recipients of the award consists of:
Reto Gaudenzi, Vice-
Thrilling matches and plenty of sunshine on Sunday ! Sunday noon saw Team Badrutt's Palace defeated in the La Martina Cup, the subsidiary Final, losing against an outstanding Team Azerbaijan The Land of Fire -
The two finalists, Team Cartier and Team Maserati, hadn't kept their keen ambitions to the title a secret in the previous games. So, it came as no surprise to anyone following the game that the Cartier Trophy was more fiercely fought than ever. In the end, Team Cartier managed to take the win in extremis.
It is the third consecutive win for Captain, Rommy Gianni and a legendary seventh win for his teammate, ‘The Prof’ himself, Chris Hyde.
Dario Musso most valuable player ! As the tournament came to a close after the Final on Sunday, 18,500 spectators had enjoyed superbly well-
The accolade of the Best Playing Patron, witha prize sponsored by Deutsche Bank Wealth Management, was also awarded to tournament winner Rommy Gianni !
All results, 4 Teams -
Friday, Freitag 26 January 2018
The Winston Cup
Cartier vs Badrutt’s Palace Hotel : ........................................5–2
The Carlton Hotel Challenge
Maserati vs Azerbaijan Land of Fire: .................................... 2–1½
Saturday, Samstag 27 January 2018
Cartier vs Maserati:: ............................................................. 3½–2
Deutsche Bank Wealth
Azerbaijan Land of Fire vs Badrutt’s Palace Hotel: ............... 9–4
Sunday, Sonntag, 28. Januar 2018
La Martina Cup
Azerbaijan Land of Fire vs Badrutt’s Palace Hotel: ............... 5–4
THE CARTIER TROPHY
Cartier vs Maserati: .............................................................. 4½–4
!! The date for the next tournament 35º Snow Polo World Cup 2019 has been set !! :
Sponsors and Partner and Supporter / Sponsoren und Partner des Snow Polo World Cup St. Moritz 2018
Cartier, Maserati, Badrutt’s Palace Hotel und Azerbaijan Land of Fire
Global Lead Partner:
Deutsche Bank Wealth Management
Cartier, La Martina, Maserati, Deutsche Bank Wealth Management
Badrutt’s Palace Hotel, Kulm Hotel St. Moritz, Kempinski Grand Hôtel
des Bains, Carlton Hotel, Suvretta House, Crystal Hotel, Steffani Hotel,
Hotel Corvatsch, Hotel Laudinella, Hotel Sonne
Schweizerhof Hotel Zürich
Maura Wasescha, AXA ART, HATO, NETJETS, Pernod Ricard Swiss,
Prora Solitaire, Slupinski-
Business School, Sprüngli, Azerbaijan Land of Fire, Heineken, Trois
Pommes, Florens Resort & Suites, Chesa Veglia/Polo Bar, CHECHA
Restaurant & Club
Badrutt’s Palace Hotel
Caviar, Bogle White Caviar, Movirlavida
Finass, Castle Premier Services
Maura Wasescha, Azerbaijan Land of Fire, La Martina, JET Aviation, Casino St. Moritz, NETJETS, Ender Sport St. Moritz, IQOS, NB Noble & Brulée, Florens Resort & Suites, artis, Bogle White Caviar
Badrutt’s Palace Hotel & lokale Partner
Engadin St. Moritz, Klinik Gut, Gemeinde St. Moritz, Lyceum Alpinum Zuoz, St. Moritz Tourismus, Ski Service Corvatsch, O. Christoffel AG, Blasto
Polo Park & Country Club Zürich Club
Media Partner: Polo +10, The Polo Magazine, Polo Quarterly, Polo International,
Prestige Magazin, Naanii Global Luxury Family Lifestyle -
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Details/Dates: 'World Polo Tour 2018' and 'Women World Polo Tour 2018' at World Polo Calendar naaniiglobal.com