A DAZZLING START TO THE 19TH EDITION OF THE HUBLOT POLO GOLD CUP GSTAAD

Aug 25th, 2014 | By | Category: English Polo News

25th Aug 2014

Hublot Polo Gold Cup Gstaad – 21st to 24th August, 2014 

Crowds of fun loving spectators from around the world have descended upon the picturesque village of Gstaad for a weekend of world-class polo and entertainment at the Hublot Polo Gold Cup Gstaad Tournament.

The opening day saw the glorious sun shining down on the homogenous playing field, which has remained in perfect condition despite the recent wet weather. The qualifying matches have set the bar high for what is going to be an action packed weekend. Team Gstaad Palace faced Team Vicomte A. to kick-start the tournament in style with some incredible skill from both teams. Team Gstaad Palace took it up a notch to gain a 9-7.5 lead and claim their first victory of this year’s tournament.

Hublot Polo Gold Cup Gstaad 2014 (SUI)

Hublot Polo Gold Cup Gstaad 2014 (SUI)

A tightly fought match between Team Banque Baring Brothers Sturdza SA and Team E. I. Sturdza Investment Funds had the crowds hooked with both teams battling for the lead. Both the Menendez brothers made an early impression in this prestigious Hublot Polo Gold Cup Gstaad Tournament carrying Team E. I. Sturdza Investment Funds to triumph.

Thursday night concluded with an asado, a traditional Argentinian BBQ, welcoming players, partners and petiseros for a post match feast at the polo showground cooked by the chefs of Gstaad Palace.

Friday saw the players parade on their horses through the streets of Gstaad, followed by socialising with the crowds, sponsors and VIP guests alike at the Hublot cocktail.

Saturday’s matches look set to thrill, as all four teams will vie for a place in the esteemed Hublot Polo Gold Cup Gstaad final. The semi-finals begin at 13:30 on the Gstaad Saanen airport fields followed by the much-awaited Gala evening.

Source: Polo Staad