The excitement is building in the heart of the alpine sports mecca, Kitzbühel, where the 18th Bendura Bank Snow Polo World Cup Kitzbühel is due to begin and this year should be the best yet!
The competition starts on Thursday 16th January. Eight teams containing some of the polo world’s best-known stars will be presented in front of the Hotel Zur Tenne, ready to take to the snow for The 18th Bendura Bank Snow Polo World Cup.
This year the competition should be the best yet, with more teams, more players and more pomp. everything is in place and ready to shake Kitzbühel to its very core.
The glasses are gleaming, the champagne is on ice, and what’s more, it seems the weather gods have got polo in their hearts and minds this January, with glorious sunshine forecast for the entirety of the weekend, providing the perfect setting for this exciting tournament.
Play will get underway on Friday 17th January at 10.30 am with all eight teams ready and raring for the off. Each day will see four action-packed matches, best enjoyed from the luxurious VIP tent on the sidelines, combining the best elements of polo in perfect harmony – great action and sumptuous surroundings.
Each day will be topped off with a social extravaganza, the pinnacle of which, the ‘Polo Players Night’ on Saturday 18th January, will see the VIP tent transformed into a Tirolean wonderland, with all guests encouraged to sport their most beautiful traditional dress.
Once again, this year will see a host of renowned and faithful sponsors, with head sponsor Bendura Bank leading the charge. They’ll be joined by long-time sponsors Bernd Gruber, Engel & Völkers and Corum, as well as new additions for 2020 La Martina, GP Mobility, Laurent-Perrier, Intocast and high goal maestros, the World Polo League.
The 18th Bendura Bank Snow Polo World Cup is bound to once again exceed expectations with its social occasions, thrilling polo and exciting events. Ticket sales for the VIP experience and the exclusive Polo Player’s Night in the VIP tent on Saturday 18th January are expected to reach record highs.
Bendura Bank Snow Polo World Information
A few tickets are still available here now www.kitzbuehelpolo.com, and as ever, admission to the event grounds is free to the general public. An up-to-date list of teams can also be found on the website.
The 18th Bendura Bank Snow Polo World Cup Teams:
Bendura Bank (12):
Melissa Ganzi (1/USA – Captain)
Alejandro Novillo Astrada (8/ARG)
Tito Gaudenzi (3/CH)
Engel & Völkers (12):
Ana Escobedo (1/MEX – Captain)
Segundo Darritchon (3/ARG)
Jonny Good (8/ENG)
World Polo League (13):
Marc Ganzi (2/USA – Captain)
Juan Bautista Peluso (3/ARG)
Nic Roldan (8/USA)
Eckhardt Juls (1/GER – Captain)
Patrick Maleitzke (5/GER)
Juan Ruiz-Guiñazú (4/ARG)
Bernd Gruber (11):
Helmet Wieser (0/AUS – Captain)
Pato Bolanterio (4/ARG)
Santiago Marambio (7/ARG)
GP Mobility (10):
Henrique Schalldach (2/BRA)
Marcus Schalldach (2/BRA – Captain)
Guilhermo Lins (6/BRA)
Matthias Normann (1/AUS – Captain)
Micky Duggan (5/ARG)
Martin Juaregui (6/ARG)
Sebastian Schneberger (2/GER – Captain)
Phillip de Groot (2/NED)
Valentin Novillo Astrada (7/ARG)
Highlights from previous Snow Polo World Cup’s