Wellington, Fla. – Oct. 17, 2019 – After Mother Nature delayed last week’s season-opener at Grand Champions Polo Club, polo fans will be treated to two tournament finals this weekend.
The Tackeria Invitational will be held Friday at 3 p.m. and US Trust Cup Sunday at 10 a.m. Both will be round robin formats and same teams, Audi, Casablanca and Flexjet, will compete.
Flexjet will play Casablanca in opening round robin action. On Friday, Audi will play the last six chukkers. On Sunday, Flexjet will play the last six chukkers.
There will be a team trophy presentation after each final along with Most Valuable Player and Best Playing Pony awards.
Team rosters are:
Audi (18): Marc Ganzi, Sugar Erskine, Nic Roldan, Pablo Pulido.
Casablanca (17): Grant Ganzi, Juancito Bollini, Jason Crowder, Brandon Phillips.
Flexjet (17): Melissa Ganzi, Pablo Spinacci, Kris Kampsen, Juan Bollini.
During the 2019 fall season, the nation’s largest polo club will host both medium goal polo featuring six tournaments and 20-goal tournaments.
The long-running Tackeria Invitational has a special place in club history as the inaugural tournament when the club first opened in 2007.
The fall season serves as a tuneup for the winter season for players and green horses. The winter season will feature the second season of the highly-successful 26-goal World Polo League at Grand Champions and Valiente Polo Farm with the best polo players in the world.
2019 Grand Champions Fall Schedule
3 p.m. Tackeria Invitational Final
10 a.m. US Trust Cup Final
Oct. 25-27, Polo Gear Challenge
Nov. 1-3, Fall Classic
Nov. 8-10, Fall Plates
Nov. 15-17, Pedro Morrison Memorial
Nov. 13-16, Wellington Open 20
Nov. 20-23, USPA National 20
Nov. 30, Legends of Polo and Carlos Gracida Memorial
Nov. 30, 2019 International Cup, USA vs. France