U.S. Polo Assn. Captures World Polo League Beach Polo Miami Beach Cup

U.S. Polo Assn. Captures World Polo League Beach Polo Miami Beach Cup

MIAMI BEACH, Fl., April 29, 2019---U.S. Polo Assn. rallied in the final chukker to capture the World Polo League Beach Polo Miami Beach Cup Sunday at Collins Park.

U.S. Polo Assn. (Grant Ganzi, 3, Juancito Bollini, 4, Carlitos Gracida, 5) scored five goals in the final chukker to defeat Flexjet (Melissa Ganzi, 1, Alejandro Novillo Astrada, 8, Wes Finlayson, 4), 9.5-8.

U.S. Polo Assn. was the youngest team in the eight-team tournament with Ganzi, 21; Bollini, 23; and Gracida, 27.

Grant Ganzi earned the Winning Team Captain Award. Melissa Ganzi was named Best Playing Female Player.

"This win definitely falls in the top five for me, probably the second biggest win," Ganzi said of his second WPL tournament victory. His Grand Champions team won the Founders Cup earlier this season. "The Founders Cup has been the biggest win for me. "I was grateful and happy for that one."

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Flexjet, U.S. Polo Assn. Play Sunday For World Polo League Beach Polo Miami Beach Cup

Flexjet, U.S. Polo Assn. Play Sunday For World Polo League Beach Polo Miami Beach Cup

MIAMI BEACH, Fl., April 28, 2019---On a hot, sunny day, Flexjet and U.S. Polo Assn. battled their way into Sunday's championship final of the World Polo League Beach Polo Miami Beach Cup at Collins Park.

In semifinal action of the world's largest beach polo tournament, Flexjet (Melissa Ganzi, 1, Alejandro Novillo Astrada, 8, Wes Finlayson, 4) advanced with a thrilling 8-7 overtime victory over Peroni (Sarah Siegel Magness, 0, Jesse Bray, 6, Jason Crowder, 7).

Astrada got loose from defenders and scored the winning goal in overtime to send Flexjet into the final. With Flexjet leading 7-6 in regulation, Bray scored with 18 seconds left to send the game into overtime.

Astrada finished with a game-high six goals. Finlayson added two. Bray led Peroni with five goals.

In another hardfought semifinal matchup, U.S. Polo Assn. (Grant Ganzi, 3, Juancito Bollini, 4, Carlitos Gracida, 5) edged Speedart Motorsports (Marc Ganzi, 2, Nic Roldan, 8, Tito Gaudenzi, 3), 9.5-9.

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Flexjet, Peroni, Speedart Motorsports, U.S. Polo Assn. Advance Into Saturday Semifinals Of World Polo League Beach Polo Miami Beach Cup

Flexjet, Peroni, Speedart Motorsports, U.S. Polo Assn. Advance Into Saturday Semifinals Of World Polo League Beach Polo Miami Beach Cup

MIAMI BEACH, Fl., April 27, 2019---The stage is set for Saturday's semifinal showdown in the World Polo League Beach Polo Miami Beach Cup at Collins Park.

With the glistening Atlantic Ocean as a backdrop, opening day action in the world's largest beach polo tournament lived up to expectations during a full day of exciting polo on ideal surface conditions.

Four teams: Flexjet, Peroni, Speedart Motorsports and U.S. Polo Assn. remain in contention for the coveted WPL Beach Polo Miami Beach Cup. 

In the opening game, Peroni (Sarah Siegel Magness, 0, Jesse Bray, 6, Jason Crowder, 7) overcame a slow start to defeat The Setai (Rommy Gianni, 2, Juan Cruz Greguoli, 5, Pedro Soria, 6), 6-4, in windy conditions.

After falling behind in the opening chukker, 2-0, Peroni bounced back with a 4-1 chukker behind Bray's three goals to lead 4-3 at the half. Peroni never trailed after that.

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Team Sponsors, Rosters Announced For This Week's World Polo League Beach Polo Miami Beach

Team Sponsors, Rosters Announced For This Week's World Polo League Beach Polo Miami Beach

MIAMI BEACH, Fl., April 23, 2019---The World Polo League Beach Polo Miami Beach, the world's largest beach polo tournament, returns to South Beach this week.

Records crowds are expected to converge at Collins Park by the 22nd Street beach entrance to watch some of the world's top players and record eight teams compete in the world-class event.

Team sponsors and rosters are:

Fiji: Sebastian Schneberger, 2, Sven Schneider, 3, Brandon Phillips, 6.

Flexjet: Melissa Ganzi, 1, Alejandro Novillo Astrada, 8, Wes Finlayson, 4.

Italkraft: Diego Urrutia, 0, Pablo Spinacci, 7, Juan Bollini, 6.

Peroni: Sarah Siegel Magness, 0, Jesse Bray, 6, Jason Crowder, 7.

Setai: Rommy Gianni, 2, Juan Cruz Greguoli, 5, Pedro Soria, 6.

Speedart Motorsports: Marc Ganzi, 2, Nic Roldan, 8, Tito Gaudenzi, 3

U.S. Polo Assn.: Grant Ganzi, 3, Juancito Bollini, 4, Carlitos Gracida, 5.

World Polo League: TBA, Gussie Busch, 2, Kris Kampsen, 9.

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Aspen Valley Polo Club Captures USPA National President's Cup; Gene Goldstein Named MVP

Aspen Valley Polo Club Captures USPA National President's Cup; Gene Goldstein Named MVP

WELLINGTON, Fl., April 21, 2019---On a perfect day for polo, Aspen Valley Polo Club captured the USPA National President's Cup Saturday at Grand Champions Polo Club.

Aspen Valley Polo Club (Gene Goldstein, Melissa Ganzi, Marc Ganzi, Juan Bollini) outscored Palm City Polo Club (Kris Kampsen, Oliver Firestone, Moritz Gaedeke, Esteban Hernandez), 7-4 in the second half, and went on to win, 12-9.

Gene Goldstein scored a game-high six goals and was named Most Valuable Player. He was awarded a beautiful Catena watch. 

It was the second time Goldstein won the 8-goal tournament. It was also the first time husband and wife Marc and Melissa Ganzi, who have won the title separately, won for the first time as teammates. 

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PTF Wins PTF International Cup; Bossom, Swain-Grainger MVPs; Polo Party Awards Ceremony Friday

PTF Wins PTF International Cup; Bossom, Swain-Grainger MVPs; Polo Party Awards Ceremony Friday

WELLINGTON, Fl., April 19, 2018---PTF led from start-to-finish to capture the fifth annual Polo Training Foundation (PTF) International Cup Thursday at windswept Grand Champions Polo Club.

PTF (Monte Swain-Grainger, Milly Hine, Timmy Dutta, Lucas Escobar) defeated Grand Champions (Olivia Uechtritz, Bayne Bossom, Ned Hine, Will Harper), 3-2.

Bayne Bossom and Monty Swain-Grainger were selected Most Valuable Players. The MVP Honor is the Peter Perkins Best Young Player Award. Perkins was a war veteran and polo champion. The former 9-goaler was a two-time U.S. Open champion. He died at age 78 in Delray Beach, Fla.

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