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He finally did it !

20 Aug 2017

Cedric Schweri and his Team BANQUE ERIC STURDZA won the 22nd Hublot Polo Gold Cup in Gstaad. After trying and getting very close for several years, the Swiss captain finally can claim the trophy. This 22nd final started out quite messy with multiple faults being blown but thanks notably to the talents of Marcos Riglos (MVP) and incredible goals by Nico Lopez Fuentes (riding the BPP), Team BANQUE ERIC STURDZA turned this difficult final in their favor.

Team GSTAAD PALACE claims the third place defeating Team HUBLOT in the first game of the day. During the first three chukkers, the teams were tied, but in the last chukker and within a few minutes GSTAAD PALACE scored three goals in a row, a gap HUBLOT could not fill, leaving the final score at 10-7.

Sunday’s finalists will be BANQUE ERIC STURDZA and RIVA !

19 Aug 2017

After a stormy night with winds and showers, the sun came out for the semi-finals of the 22nd Hublot Polo Gold Cup offering the visitors two exciting games.

In the first semi-final, Team BANQUE ERIC STURDZA dominated their opponent Team HUBLOT from the start to end never letting the other team come close to the score (3-0, 6-3, 8-5, 11-6).

The second semi-final started out more evenly. GSTAAD PALACE faced newcomers RIVA. After two even chukkers (2-2, 3-3), RIVA’s captain Mohamed El Sewedy and Marcelo Pascual each scored a goal in the third chukker giving their team the lead and maintaining it until the end.

Tomorrow GSTAAD PALACE and HUBLOT will play for the third place at 1.30 p.m. and at 3 p.m. BANQUE ERIC STURDZA and RIVA will face each other to determine who will win the coveted trophy.

Horses march through Gstaad

18 Aug 2017

It is one of the highlights of the Hublot Polo Gold Cup. The traditional parade of the teams through the streets of Gstaad has once again enchanted the villagers. The procession made of the bell ringers, the carriages, the village brass band, two Ferraris and most importantly the four teams – HUBLOT, GSTAAD PALACE, RIVA et BANQUE ERIC STURDZA – competing for Sunday’s cup marched through Gstaad’s main street with its picturesque chalets.

Polo on top

06 Jun 2017

It is without a doubt one of the most original tournaments of the summer season. It is at least one of the « highest » as it is played at an altitude of 1000 meters. This year, the Hublot Polo Gold Cup in Gstaad will once again welcome four teams for four days of sport, conviviality and festivities.

The famous Swiss resort of Gstaad loves horses, especially polo ponies. The Hublot Polo Gold Cup is a well-established tournament as it celebrates its 22nd edition, the 12th under the presidency of Pierre Genecand. The event has welcomed some of the most famous polo players like Marcos Heguy, winner of the mythical Argentine Open and a true legend of this sport.

This year, four 14-goal teams (this is the highest level played on grass in Switzerland) will fight for the coveted trophy on the airfield of Saanen-Gstaad surrounded by picturesque alpine scenery. The teams include eight professional Argentine players with a handicap of 5 and 6 like Pablo Jauretche (Riva), once a handicap 8 and who played the world’s biggest tournaments like Deauville, Sotogrande and of course the Argentine Copa Càmara de Disputados. Brothers Eduardo and Francisco Menendez who won the tournament in 2005 as well as Brazil’s Olavo Novaez, handicap 7 and last year’s finalist, will demonstrate their talents.

« The sport is of course the main focus of the event, explains Pierre Genecand, but in Gstaad, polo takes a whole new dimensions thanks to our prestigious sponsors who trust us since many years. Hublot, of course, who supports us since 9 years, but also Banque Eric Sturdza and Gstaad Palace who are faithful partners and Ferrari who joined us last year thanks to Garage Zénith SA. Thanks to this prestigious carmaker I was able to share from the inside their recent double success in Monaco. This year, RIVA Motorboats will also sponsor a team. The Hublot Gold Cup is a place where relationships are made and has become a major event where the pleasant and friendly atmosphere is a priority. I personally make sure of that. This year will certainly be another great moment to remember! »

Each year, the Hublot Polo Gold Cup welcomes more than 6000 guests for three days of games and festivities and the famous players parade that takes places in the streets of Gstaad on Friday.

The Hublot Gold Cup is the main event of the Swiss summer season offering sport, gastronomy (served by the team of Gstaad Palace) and lifestyle. A not-to-be-missed event from 17th to 20th of August.

 

Press release, Tuesday 6th of June 2017

22nd edition of the Hublot Polo Gold Cup Gstaad – 17th to 20th of August 2017

Team Hublot wins the Hublot Polo Gold Cup Gstaad in style

21 Aug 2016

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The sun was shining down on the Gstaad-Saanen airfield this Sunday, in time to celebrate the Final day of the Hublot Polo Gold Cup 2016.

After a thrilling match, it was Team Gstaad Palace who claimed 3rd place, winning their place on the podium against a very determined Polo Friends Team who proved a solid contestant.

Many spectators had descended to the polo fields for the great Final between Team Banque Eric Sturdza and Team Hublot. After a match full of unexpected twists and turns, the victory went to Team Hublot and his Chinese Captain Shilai Liu.

Sunny Gstaad eagerly awaits the Hublot Polo Gold Cup Final

21 Aug 2016

As crowds are slowly descending upon the Gstaad-Saanen airfield to witness what is promised to be a thrilling day of Polo, Teams are getting ready for the highly anticipated final.

Programme of the day:

The subsidiary Final between Team Gstaad Palace and Team Polo Friends will start at 13:30

The Final between Team Banque Eric Sturdza and Team Hublot will begin at 15:00

Team Hublot and Team Banque Eric Sturdza will battle for the Cup

20 Aug 2016

Tense semi-finals day sees Team Hublot and Team Banque Eric Sturdza through to tomorrow’s final following stunning victories

Polo President, Pierre Genecand presented the match ball for the first semi-final. Team Banque Eric Sturdza went toe-to-toe with Team Gstaad Palace and won the match 7-4 thanks to Olavo Novaes who engineered his side into an early lead with spectacular aerial in front of the posts.

Team Hublot and Team Polo Friends competed against each other in the second semi-final. Despite the fact that the score was very tight, Team Hublot won its place to the tournament’s final thanks to the golden goal in the 5th chukker.

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The traditional Polo Players Parade is a popular as ever

19 Aug 2016

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No match was played today at the Hublot Polo Gold Cup Gstaad.

The action took place in the village with all 4 teams and their horses, official, horse-carriages and sponsors parading in front of the many public.

matches will resume tomorrow at 13:30 and the Polo Village will open at 11:00.

See you tomorrow!

Victories for Team Gstaad Palace and Team Polo Friends

18 Aug 2016

The first day of Polo saw some incredible actions with Team Polo Friends winning by an extraordinary 11-4 score against Team Banque Eric Sturdza.

The second match displayed more levelled teams with the victory of Team Gstaad Palace 6-4 1/2 against Team Hublot.

Gstaad Palace Captain Juan Pepa said ” Today we played very well but my brother Jorge deserves the “Most Valuable Player” title!

The first matches start today in Gstaad

18 Aug 2016

The draw to determine which Team will face each other was organised yesterday at the Gstaad Palace by Polo President Pierre Genecand.

The first match will be: Team Polo Friends vs. Team Banque Eric Sturdza at 13:30

The second match will be: Team Hublot vs. Team Gstaad Palace at 15:00

We hope to see you there!

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