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Polo | Tournaments


Who Galloped Into The Finals Of St. Moritz Snow Polo World Cup?




Thrilling matches on the second day of Snow Polo World Cup St. Moritz


The day opened with dryness in the air and temperature shifts high unexpectedly. Spectators are packed and entertained with Karabakh rider performing their display of Land of Fire before the polo game. VIP’s and general public having a moment of joy enjoying the beauty of the Engadin Valley, sipping and tasting the pure taste of royal salute whiskey and Perrier Jouet champagne. 4 teams are ready to leave their mark of their entrusting and mesmerizing game. Here starts the matchday 2.



BADRUTT’S PALACE V/S AZERBAIJAN LAND OF FIRE

The matchday 2 of Snow Polo World Cup witness Badrutt’s Palace team will go head to head with Azerbaijan Land of Fire team.

Here are the team composition of game as follows-

Team Badrutt’s Palace Hotel Azerbaijan Land of Fire
1 Melissa Ganzi +0 USA 1 Ali Rzayev +0 AZE
2 Alejandro Novillo Astrada +8 ARG 2 Agustin Kronhaus +3 ARG/AZE
3 Alfredo Bigatti +8 ARG 3 Adrian Laplacette Jr. +6 ARG
4 Juan Bautista Peluso +0 ARG 4 Thomas Winter +4 GER/ Isidro Strada +7 ARG


Here are the umpires of the game as follows-

1. Olivier Ellis Head Umpire GBR 2. Tim Keyte Umpire NZL 3. Marcelo Garrahan Umpire ARG


Before the match begins, Thomas Winter replaced Isidro Strada due to illness. Due to that, Azerbaijan Land of Fire team favoured with 1.5-point advantage in the beginning of the chukker handicap.

In the 1st and 2nd chukker, both the teams showed great defensive play. Adrian Laplacette, 6 goaler player from Azerbaijan Land of fire, suffered a tremendous injury as he cuts its ear. He was rushed to the hospitals on the spot. Min Podesta replaced Adrian Laplacette in this match. Due to the replacement, a goal was taken out of the scorecard from Azerbaijan Land of Fire team. Badrutt’s Palace, Alejandro Novillo Astrada found his form back and showing his passion and class of the game everywhere at the pitch. Here ends the first-two chukker with the score results as Team Badrutt’s Palace- 4 and Azerbaijan Land of Fire- 2.5.

The 3rd chukker undergoes with spirit of game continued but out of sudden, the man in form, Alejandro Novillo Astrada tumbled up from the pony and suspected broken arms but luckily after the help of epidemic aid, Novillo was back on the pitch with higher expectation. Here ends the 3rd chukker with the results as Team Badrutt’s Palace- 5 and Azerbaijan Land of Fire- 3.5.

The 4th and final chukker undergoes with Melissa Ganzi, the only lady player in the match and Alejandro Novillo Astrada each scoring 1 goal for their team Badrutt’s Palace. Here ends the final chukker and the results are Team Badrutt’s Palace- 7 and Azerbaijan Land of Fire- 3.5.

Congratulation to Team Badrutt’s Palace team for victory and qualify for the final of the Snow Polo Cup for winning the coveted Cup.

MASERATI V/S CARTIER

The matchday 2 of Snow Polo World Cup witness Maserati team will go head to head with Cartier team for the Deutsche Bank of Wealth Management Challenge Trophy.

Here are the team squad of both the teams as follows-

Team Maserati Team Cartier
1 Zhanna Bandurko / Valery Mishchenko +0 RUS 1 Marc Ganzi +2 USA
2 Robert Strom +5 FRA 2 Grant Ganzi +3 USA
3 Max Charlton +6 ENG 3 Juan Martin Nero +10 ARG
4 Chris Hyde +5 ENG 4 Tito Gaudenzi +2 SUI


Here are the umpires of the game as follows-

1. Olivier Ellis Head Umpire GBR 2. Tim Keyte Umpire NZL 3. Marcelo Garrahan Umpire ARG


Before the match underway, Team Maserati was awarded with .5-point advantage in the beginning of the handicap game.

Here starts the 1st chukker and Max Charlton and Chris Hyde each scoring one goal for their team, Maserati whereas Juan Martin Nero scoring doubles for his team, Cartier. Watching this, Robert Storm hits one on the top for his team, Maserati to snatch the early lead from the opponent team, Cartier. Here ends the chukker with results as Maserati team- 3.5 and Cartier team- 2.

In the 2nd and 3rd chukker, Both the teams displayed great amount of play but Maserati was on the top by scoring 4 goals in these chukker. The results of the second-third chukker was Maserati team- 7.5 and Cartier team- 5.

The 4th and final chukker undergoes with Juan Martin in the starting scoring an incredible goal for his team, Cartier. Nero is looking for an incredible comeback but Robert Storm with strong defensive skills and capability imitating Juan Martin Nero not to score. Here ends the chukker and the results are Maserati team- 7.5 and Cartier team- 6.

Congratulation to Maserati Team for victory and qualifying for finals of the Snow Polo World Cup St. Moritz.

For the first time in The Snow Polo World Cup’s history, a female player will take to the snow polo field for the Final, as Melissa Ganzi Badrutt’s Palace come up against 2017 winners Maserati for the coveted trophy.



second day of Snow Polo World Cup St. Moritz
second day of Snow Polo World Cup St. Moritz
second day of Snow Polo World Cup St. Moritz

second day of Snow Polo World Cup St. Moritz
second day of Snow Polo World Cup St. Moritz
second day of Snow Polo World Cup St. Moritz

second day of Snow Polo World Cup St. Moritz
second day of Snow Polo World Cup St. Moritz
second day of Snow Polo World Cup St. Moritz

second day of Snow Polo World Cup St. Moritz
second day of Snow Polo World Cup St. Moritz
second day of Snow Polo World Cup St. Moritz




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