Gstaad plays host for Polo at its best !
The traditional Hublot Polo Gold Cup will take place from August 15th to 18th 2013 at the private airport of Gstaad Saanen, with the magnificent backdrop of the Swiss Alps, a spectacle that contributes to the reputation of this authentic region of the Bernese Oberland.
Since its inception in 1996, the event has rapidly become one of the most renowned European tournaments, showcasing amazing facilities and top level sport with some of the most talented professional polo players in the world eager to display their talent.
The 2013 edition will welcome Olavo Novaes (BRA) playing with a handicap of 8 alongside Francisco and Gonzalo Fucci (ARG), who both play with a handicap of 6.
Entry to the public is free. Some of the most prestigious brands support the event, such as Hublot (the event’s title sponsor since 2008), Banque Baring Brothers Sturdza SA, Gstaad Palace, Star Design, McLaren Geneva, a newcomer in 2013, Vicomte A, Perrier Jouët, Star Design, and Nespresso, to name but a few.
Each year 6000 spectators attend the matches and the traditional Friday players parade through Gstaad, and over 1000 lucky VIPs combine a weekend of thrilling competition with gastronomic delights prepared by the Gstaad Palace 5* hotel. The Gala Night on Saturday treats VIPs, players and sponsors alike to great entertainment before the thrilling competition resumes on Sunday for the Final.
The tournament attracts great interest for the media and public who descend from all over the world for a unique weekend in probably the most glamorous village in Switzerland. The question on everyone’s lips – who will be crowned Gstaad Champion 2013?
Notes to Editors :
- The Polo Club of Gstaad was founded in 1995 and the first polo tournament was held in 1996.
- In 2006 Pierre Genecand became President of both the Club and the Tournament.
- Hublot joined force in 2008.
- In Polo handicap vary from -2 to +10 (10 being the highest level). Only a few players have a 10 handicap, most of them South-Americans (Argentinians for the most part).
- The entrance is free for the public
- Shops will be open in the Official Village on Thursday, Saturday and Sunday.
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