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Grand Champions Polo Club sponsored team travels to England for the St. Regis International Cup

Captain Marc Ganzi leads a team of top American talent to
challenge the best of British Polo
.

By Alex Webbe
Video coverage from the match can be seen at pololine.tv
 
 

  

United States - 23

Marc Ganzi - 1
Pablo Pieres - 8
Nic Roldan - 7
Jeff Hall - 7

England - 24

Ollie Cudmore - 4
Malcolm Borwick - 6
  James Beim - 7
Luke Tomlinson - 7

   
   


In what many believe to be a precursor to a 2013 Westchester Cup match, a U.S. polo team will head to the United Kingdom to compete against England in the 5th annual St. Regis International Cup on Saturday, May 19, at the legendary Cowdray Park Polo Club at 9:30 a.m. EST. Sponsored by American Express, this year’s contest will be the first between England and the U.S. in Great Britain in 15 years.

The long-awaited 24-goal match will feature elite international talents in U.S. and U.K. polo. Competing for the U.S. team will be prominent player-patron Marc Ganzi, 8-goal standout Pablo Pieres, along with 7-goal stars Nic Roldan and Jeff Hall. The England team will be led by 7-goalers James Beim and Luke Tomlinson, who will be playing alongside skilled teammates Malcolm Borwick (6) and Ollie Cudmore (4).

Beim and Tomlinson played on the victorious 2009 Westchester Cup team, while both Nic Roldan and Jeff Hall represented the USA. American-born Paul Pieres and Marc Ganzi will be making their first appearances on a US team in England.

The team arrived in England on Tuesday May 15th for the annual Audi Polo Awards event that took place in London on the 16th. From there the team was headed straight to practice riding horses assembled from top English teams.

While this US team is new to polo in England, they are very familiar with one another. Nic Roldan and Jeff Hall played with Marc Ganzi on the Audi Polo Team this past season at the International Polo Club Palm Beach. Pablo Pieres played with Audi at the Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club during the summer of 2011.

       

Marc Ganzi for Audi Polo Team - Photo by Sheryel Aschfort Nic Roldan for Audi Polo Team - Photo by Sheryel Aschfort
Captain Marc Ganzi - 1 goal handicap Nic Roldan - 7 goal handicap
Jeff Hall for Audi Polo Team - Photo by Gregory Ratner Polito Pieres for Valiente Polo Team - Photo by Ami Polo Photography
Jeff Hall - 7 goal handicap Pablo "Polito" Pieres - 8 goal handicap
   
Click to view video coverage
of this international event.


Team jerseys by Polo Gear  

  


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