Little known Chilean Polo facts
By Alex Webbe
Chile won the FIP
World Cup in May 2008, after beating Brazil 11-9 in the final game of the 2008
Polo World Cup in Mexico City.
The 33-goal Chilean
team of Tono Iturrate, Jose Donoso, Gabriel Donoso and Jaime Huidobro won
England’s prestigious Coronation Cup in 1998.
Behind the leadership of Chilean 9-goaler Gabriel
returned to win the Coronation Cup again in 2004, and a third time in 2007.
Chile hosted the
World Polo Championship in 1992, where it won second place, and received third
place in the 2004 World Cup held in France.
Chile (Max Silva, Tono Iturrete, Juan Sanchez and Matias
Vial) will take the field Saturday afternoon at 3PM against the United States (Marc
Ganzi, Carlitos Gracida, Nic Roldan and Jeff Hall) at the Grand Champions Polo
Club for the International Cup.
The International Cup was last competed for in 2012 when a
US team beat England.
Although the Grand Champions Polo Club invites the public to
nearly all of its games free of charge, a $20 per person General Admission
ticket is being offered with all proceeds going to the Museum of Polo and Hall
of Fame, a non-profit educational organization, dedicated to fostering an
appreciation of the development, history and tradition of the sport of polo..
Be sure to bring your own seating. Che Grill will be at field side with
delicious food, snacks and drinks, and tented seating will be available to
enjoy your meal. Field side parking is not included.
Additional ticketing is offered ranging from a $200 VIP
Pavilion Tickets to a $250 Signature Tailgate Package or a $500 Grand Champions
Tailgate Package or a $1,500 Corporate Sponsorship.
For Tickets: Go to www.grandchampionspoloclub.ticketleap.com or call
For Sponsorships: Email Maureen Gross at email@example.com, or call