SOTOGRANDE AT CAP CANA WINS FIRST ANNUAL CAP CANA BEACH POLO WORLD CUP
AS SUN SETS ON DESTINATIONâ€™S FIRST-OF-ITS-KIND TOURNAMENT, A-LISTER PLAYGROUND ANNOUNCES 2010 PLANS FOR POLO FIELD
Lifestyle Companies announced today the winners of its First Annual Cap Cana Beach Polo World Cup, held Thursday, December 10 – Sunday, December 13, 2009, on magnificent Juanillo Beach.
With tournamentâ€™s winners comes president of Cap Canaâ€™s Board of Directors, Dr. Ricardo Hazouryâ€™s, announcement construction will begin, in the coming year, on a polo field in Cap Cana, considered among the Caribbeanâ€™s most important tourism and real estate locales.
â€œWe are extremely pleased with the First Annual Cap Cana Beach Polo World Cupâ€™s success, and are already anticipating next yearâ€™s tournament,â€ said Tito Gaudenzi, Lifestyle Companies President and Tournament Director / Organizer. â€œWeâ€™d like to thank Cap Cana, our title sponsor, for sharing their breathtaking paradise with us, and with the players, sponsors and spectators, all to whom we express our sincerest gratitude. Together, we produced and fÃªted three action-filled days of polo and world-class events, in one of the most breathtaking places in the world.â€
First Annual Cap Cana Beach Polo World Cup Winners
FIRST PLACE â€“ CAP CANA TROPHY
Sotogrande (13): Bobby Jimenez (3), Alfredo Vargas (3), Luis Escobar (8)
Lifestyle Companies (12): Marty van Scherpenzeel (2), Luis Alfonso Paniagua/ Pablo Cabrera (3), Todd Offen (7)
THIRD PLACE â€“ PROPAGAS TROPHY
Cap Cana (13): Moritz Gaedeke (3), Kris Kampsen (7), Tito Gaudenzi (3)
Martin Van Scherpenzeel
BEST SPECIMEN OF TOURNAMENT
â€œLion Kingâ€ â€“ Played by Todd Offen, Lifestyle Companies Team
Sotogrande at Cap Canaâ€™s Team Captain, the Dominican Polo Star, Bobby Jimenez, lead his team to the trophy in a two to one victory over favored Lifestyle Companies during Sundayâ€™s final tournament match. Jimenez scored Sotogrande at Cap Canaâ€™s first goal; teammate Luis Escobar (Costa Rica) scored the second.
Six teams of three players competed in the tournamentâ€™s matches, played at four chukkas, each seven and a half minutes long.
The weekend-long First Annual Cap Cana Beach Polo World Cup got underway Thursday, December 10 with a golf tournament at Punta Espada Golf Club, where golfers linked up with polo tournament players.
At tournamentâ€™s â€œAll but the Horseâ€-themed closing night event, on Cap Canaâ€™s Marina Beach, tournament players, friends, along with tournamentâ€™s partners and sponsors celebrated its first annual editionâ€™s success. Revelry was in full swing with internationally-renowned DJ Erick JR at the turntables, and continued until dawn when DJ Erok, Red Bullâ€™s official DJ, spun his contagious mix of eclectic selections from every kind of music, including soul, funk, Brazilian beats, reggae, house, rock and hip-hop.
Cap Canaâ€™s alluring Juanillo Beach marked the latest addition to Lifestyle Companiesâ€™ list of resplendent settings for its premier tournaments, irresistible to polo fans around the globe. Widely considered a leading creator and producer of prestigious international polo events, Lifestyle Companiesâ€™ successful tournaments in some of the worldâ€™s hottest spots have earned its reputation.