TOURNAMENTS AND TEAMS 

CURRENT TOURNAMENT!

 

EAST COAST OPEN

Tournament History:

 

The East Coast Open (ECO) was first played in 1978 at Myopia Polo Club in Hamilton, Massachusetts. The trophy used for the event, known as the Perry Trophy, was first awarded in 1905 and retired by Myopia Polo Club in 1909. Per tournament stipulations at the time, if a team won the competition three times within five years, they would keep the coveted trophy. Myopia accomplished this prior to WWI and thus owned the trophy.


It was then put into use in1978, when Donald V. Little Sr. established the ECO at Myopia Polo Club. The tournament remained at Myopia for 25 consecutive years until 2003. In its inaugural year, five teams competed in the ECO at the 14-18 goal level. Village Farm prevailed over Fairfield 10-4. The following year the East Coast Open gained momentum as a total of eight teams competed for the trophy, which moved to a higher handicap level of 16-20 goals.


In 2005, the ECO moved to the renowned Greenwich Polo Club in Greenwich, Connecticut. The tournament was sanctioned by the USPA from 2015-2018. Over the past 10 years, White Birch has dominated the competition with eight wins; including a notable five-year streak from 2005-2009. Aside from powerhouse White Birch, only three other teams have succeeded in securing the title in the last decade; Tupungato in 2010, GSA in 2017 and most recently Audi in 2015 and 2018. Last year’s East Coast Open final match-up between White Birch Audi and Iconica resulted in a thrilling overtime victory for the home team White Birch. 

 

2019 TOURNAMENT GAMES

GAME 1
Sunday, August 25, 2019

Audi (0-0) -  13
Monterosso (0-0) —  9

GAME 3
Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Audi (1-0) -- 12
Monterosso Vikings (0-0) --

GAME 5
Thursday, August 29, 2019

Los Violines (0-1) -- 10
Monterosso (0-1) -- 13

GAME 7
(SEMI-FINAL 1)
Sunday, September 4, 2019

Audi  (2-0) -- 11
Monterosso  (1-1) -- 12

GAME 2
Sunday, August 25, 2019

Postage Stamp Farm (0-0) -- 11
Los Violines (0-0) --

GAME 4
Thursday, August 29, 2019

Postage Stamp Farm (1-0) -- 10
Monterosso Vikings (0-1) -- 9 

GAME 6
(4/5 PLAYOFF)
Sunday, September 1, 2019

Los Violines (0-1) -- 9
Monterosso Vikings (0-1) -- 10

GAME 8
(SEMI-FINAL 2)
Sunday, September 4, 2019

Postage Stamp Farm  (2-0) -- 12
Monterosso  Vikings (1-2) -- 10

2019 TOURNAMENT STANDINGS

 

(Top 3 enter the semi-final and 4/5 teams will play for last semi-final spot)

 

 

SEMI-FINAL:

#1 vs winner of #4/#5 game

#2 vs #3 

POSTAGE STAMP FARM: 4-0
MONTEROSSO: 2-2
AUDI: 2-1
MONTEROSSO VIKINGS: 1-3
LOS VIOLINES: 0-3
2019 CHAMPIONS
POSTAGE STAMP FARM
Toro Ruiz, Chris Brant, Mariano Agurerre & Jaoquin Panelo
GAME 9
(EAST COAST OPEN FINAL)
Sunday, September 8, 2019
3:00 p.m​

Monterosso  (2-1) -- 10
Postage Stamp Farm  (3-0) -- 12

2018 TEAM ROSTERS

 
Postage Stamp Farm (19)

Annabelle Gundlach A

Brandon Phillips 4

Tomas Garcia Del Rio 7

Lerin Zubiaurre 8

Audi (20)

Chris Brant A

Toro Ruiz 6

Mariano Aguerre 8

Joaquin Panelo 6

Iconica (20)

Maureen Brennan 1

Peke Gonzalez 5

Matias Magrini 7

Mariano Gonzalez 7

Work to Ride (19)

Daymar Rosser 1

Kareem Rosser 2

Gringo Colombres 7

Tommy Biddle 5

Pedro Gutierrez 5

2018 TOURNAMENT GAMES

GAME 1
Sunday August 26, 2018

Iconica (1-0) -  9
Postage Stamp Farm (0-1) —  8

GAME 5
Sunday, September 2, 2018

Work to Ride (0- 2)  10

 Postage Stamp Farm (2-1) 13

2018 CHAMPIONS
AUDI
Toro Ruiz, Chris Brant, Mariano Agurerre & Jaoquin Panelo
GAME 2
Monday, August 27, 2018

Audi  (1-0) — 12

Work to Ride (0-1) —  8

GAME 6
Sunday, September 2, 2018

Audi (1-1)  11

 Postage Stamp Farm (2-1) 8

GAME 3
Thursday, August 30, 2018

Postage Stamp Farm  (1-1) —  13

Work to Ride  (0-2) —  7

 

GAME 4

Audi (1-1)  - 11

Iconica (2-0) -  12

GAME 7 (semi-final 1)
Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Iconica  (1-1) —  11

Work to Ride  (0-2) —  9

GAME 8 (semi-final 2)

 

Audi (1-1) 12

Postage Stamp Farm (2-0) 10

FINAL
GAME 9
Sunday, September 9, 2018
Audi -- 11
Iconica -- 9
 

AMERICAN CUP

While polo is recently associated with Argentinean culture, the American Cup celebrates the monumental contributions and advancements of the sport made by those in the United States. The Northeast of the United States was the epicenter of the polo world in the 20’s and 30’s, when crowds of upwards of 20,000 would congregate in Long Island to watch matches between U.S., Britain and Argentina. The Monty Waterbury Cup -the oldest American tournament in continuous play- had its start in Meadow Brook, Long Island. After WWII, the U.S. lost focus on equine for military use as polo stayed closer to farms, the sport’s crowds diminished for the remaining of the century. Since 2010, polo is on the upswing with thousands of new fans each year, and the Northeast is the natural location to celebrate American Polo. 

 

The first-ever American Cup at Greenwich Polo Club in 2019 had players and spectators holding their breath until the final whistle. After cruising through a four-team penalty shoot-out, Postage Stamp Farm and Reelay punched their tickets to the final match. Reelay came out of the gates strong with an early 4-0 lead, thanks to first-chukker goals by Will Tomita and Mariano Gonzalez, but nothing was going to break Postage Stamp Farm's determination. After rallying in the second half to level the game at 8-8 going into the final minute, it all came down to the last toss in at center field. With the score tied, Postage Stamp Farm's Tomas Garcia Del Rio made a steal and breakaway to score the winning goal. This 9-8 victory by Postage Stamp Farm etches the first ever name onto the American Cup, and we look forward to many more. The MVP went to Martin Gandara, while Best Playing Pony was Ciudadana, played by Tomas Garcia del Rio. Thank you to all players, fans, and sponsors for an amazing tournament.

 

2019 TEAM ROSTERS

 

White Birch (16)

Chris Brant A

Kristos Magrini 2

Lerin Zubiaurre 8

Joaquin Panelo 6

Altaris 16

 

Jamal Nusseibeh A

Marcos Garcia del Rio 5

Nic Roldan 8

Nick Manifold 3

 

The Island House 16

Peter Holowesko A

Toro Ruiz Jorba 7

Santino Magrini 4

Peke Gonzalez 5

Faraway 16

 

Hutton Goodman 0

Stevie Orthwein 4

Michel Dorignac 6

Julian Daniels 6

Reelay 16

Will Tomita A

Mariano Gonzalez 7

Matias Magrini 7

Nicolas Diaz Alberdi 2

Postage Stamp Farm (16)

 

Annabelle Gundlach A

Brandon Philips 4

Martin Gandara 4

Tomas Garcia del Rio 8

2018 TOURNAMENT GAMES

Wednesday, July 10, 2019
GAME 1

Faraway Polo (0-0) - 7

White Birch (0-0) - 13

Wednesday, July 17, 2019
GAME 7

Faraway Polo (0-2) - 5

Altaris (1-1) - 10

2019 CHAMPIONS
Postage Stamp Farm
Brandon Phillips, Tomas Garcia del Rio, Martin Gandara & Annabelle Gundlach
Thursday, July 11, 2019
GAME 2

Reelay Polo (0-0) - 7

Postage Stamp Farm (0-0) - 8

GAME 3

The Island House (0-0) - 10

Altaris (0-0) - 12

Monday, July 22, 2019
GAME 8

The Island House (0-2) - 9

Postage Stamp Farm  (2-0) - 6

Saturday, July 27, 2019
GAME 9

Reelay Polo (1-1) - 12

White Birch  (2-0) - 11

Sunday, July 14, 2019
GAME 4

White Birch (1-0) - 10

The Island House  (0-1) - 9

GAME 5

Reelay Polo (0-1) - 11

Altaris (1-0) - 10

GAME 6

Faraway (0-1) - 6

Postage Stamp Farm (1-0) - 7

SHOOTOUT
Postage Stamp Farm
Reelay
Altaris
White Birch
----
Reelay and Postage Stamp Advance to Final
FINAL
Monday, July 19, 2019
GAME 10
Reelay Polo -- 8
Postage Stamp Farm -- 9
 

MONTY WATERBURY

Tournament History

The Monty Waterbury Cup is the third oldest official USPA trophy in active competition, named in honor of 10-goal polo immortal James "Monty" Waterbury. A member of The Wanderers polo team, which won polo’s first U.S. Open Polo Championship® in 1904, he is also remembered as a member of the USA team known as the “Big Four,” that won five Westchester Cups against Great Britain.

In 1922, two years after his passing, his friends and teammates played for the first Monty Waterbury Cup, at the Meadow Brook Club, in Westbury, Long Island, were it became a perpetual challenge trophy for an impressive 28 year stretch. Historically played for on handicap by teams entered in the Open, the final game for the U.S. Open Polo Championship® was also the semifinal game for the Monty Waterbury. The inaugural games in 1922 boasted crowds of up to 20,000 people, who witnessed monumental eight chukker long battles. In 1954, however, the U.S. Open changed venues to Illinois, and the tournament was integrated into the Northeastern Circuit schedule, where is slowly receded into the background until it’s resurgence in 1975.

 

According to Horace Laffaye in his book “Polo in the United States,” the 1975 revival was spearheaded by Circuit Governor George Haas, Jr., whose Fairfield County Hunt Club won the tournament that year. Previously hosted in 2003, 2015 and 2016, this year will be the fourth time the tournament has been hosted at Greenwich Polo Club in Greenwich, Connecticut. Greenwich-based White Birch is tied for the most Waterbury wins with Maryland based team Gone Away Farm, who dominated in the 80’s and early 90’s, capturing a record five wins.

 

2019 TEAM ROSTERS

 

White Birch (16)

Chris Brant A

Kristos Magrini 2

Lerin Zubiaurre 8

Joaquin Panelo 6

Altaris 16

 

Jamal Nusseibeh A

Marcos Garcia del Rio 5

Nic Roldan 8

Nick Manifold 3

 

The Island House 16

Peter Holowesko A

Toro Ruiz Jorba 7

Santino Magrini 4

Peke Gonzalez 5

Mt. Brilliant 16

 

Hutton Goodman 0

Stevie Orthwein 4

Michel Dorignac 6

Julian Daniels 6

Reelay 16

Will Tomita A

Mariano Gonzalez 7

Matias Magrini 7

Nicolas Diaz Alberdi 2

Postage Stamp Farm (16)

 

Annabelle Gundlach A

Brandon Philips 4

Martin Gandara 4

Tomas Garcia del Rio 8

2018 TOURNAMENT GAMES

Sunday, June 23, 2019
GAME 1

Reelay Polo (0-0) - 12

Altaris (0-0) - 11

Monday, June 24, 2019
GAME 2

Postage Stamp Farm (0-0) - 11

The Island House  (0-0) - 14

GAME 3

White Birch (0-0) - 11

Mt. Brilliant (0-0) - 7

Thursday, June 27, 2019
GAME 7

Reelay Polo (1-0) - 10

Mt. Brilliant (0-1) - 7

Friday, June 28, 2019
GAME 8

The Island House (1-0) - 11

White Birch (1-0) - 10

Sunday, June 30, 2019
GAME 1

Altaris (0-1) - 10

White Birch (1-1) - 9

GAME 2

Postage Stamp Farm  (1-0) - 11

Mt. Brilliant (0-2) - 7

GAME 3

The Island House 12  (2-0) - 12

Reelay (2-0) - 7

 

Tuesday, July 2, 2019
GAME 9

Postage Stamp Farm (1-1) - 9

Altaris  (1-1) - 7

Sunday, July 7, 2019
GAME 9

Mt. Brilliant (0-3) - 8

White Birch  (1-2) - 11

Monday, July 8, 2019
GAME 

Postage Stamp Farm (2-1) - 10

Altaris  (1-2) - 11

2019 CHAMPIONS
The Island House
Peke Gonzalez, Toro Ruiz, Santino Magrini & Peter Holowesko
FINAL
Saturday, July 6, 2019
GAME 
The Island House (3-0) -- 12
Reelay (2-1) -- 10

SHREVE, CRUMP & LOW CUP

 

Tournament History

 

The Shreve, Crump & Low Cup was a huge success in its inaugural year at Greenwich Polo Club. The season opening tournament proved to be an exciting one with a strong performance from the new team, Huntsman, who are the very first champions of the tournament. 

 

Team sponsor Dillon Bacon and his young team played extremely well in the final, scoring 15 goals in route to the Cup. The first ever MVP went to Toro Ruiz, who showed poise and determination with multiple high scoring performances.  Last season Toro was the leading scorer at GPC for the season, as it looks like this trend will continue yet again in 2018. 

 

The 2019 Shreve, Crump & Low Cup was another smashing success, with the young team The Island House taking the trophy in a 6 team battle.

 

Thank you to all who made this tournament possible, and especially Shreve, Crump & Low Greenwich Avenue for your long-time support of Greenwich Polo Club. We look forward to seeing everyone at the East Coast Open kick-off event hosted by Shreve, Crump & Low.

 

 

 

 

 

 

2019 TEAM ROSTERS

 
WHITE BIRCH FARM

Chris Brant A

Kristos Magrini 2

Lerin Zubiaurre 8 

Joaquin Panelo 6

REELAY

Will Tomita A

Mariano Gonzalez 7

Matias Magrini 7

Nicolas Diaz Alberdi 2

THE ISLAND HOUSE

Peter Holowesco A

Toro Ruiz Jorba 7

Santino Magrini 4

Peke Gonzalez 5

HAWK HILL

Philip MacTaggart A

Segundo Merlos 3

Dylan Rossiter 5

Gringo Colombres 7

GARDENVALE

Shane Finemore A

 Matt Coppola 4

Matt Grimes 6

Tatin Zubiaurre 5

ALTARIS

Jamal Nusseibeh A

Nick Manifold 3

Nic Roldan 8

Marcos Garcia Del Rio 5

Polo Field Address (location of public matches, no deliveries):

1 Hurlingham Drive, Greenwich CT 06831

 

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Contact / General Inquiries:

P: 203.561.1639 

Email: info@GreenwichPoloClub.com