PHOTOS Submitted on PCW by the incredibly talented Mark Crislip of Pitch Black Polo.
EVENT 2012 Maserati South Beach Women’s Polo Cup, April 26th and Maserati Miami Beach Polo World Cup, April 27th, 28th and 29th2012.
VENUE Miami Beach at 21st Street and the Atlantic Ocean
HOST International Beach Polo Association and The Polo Life.
BENEFIT Big Brothers and Big Sisters.
RESULTS The Maserati South Beach Women’s Polo Cup was won by the Heys USA team of Alicia Harden, Cecelia Cochran and Diana Jack.
APRÉS There were parties every night of the event, beginning on Wednesday night with a Welcome & Cocktail Hour at The Raleigh Hotel. The Raleigh served as the “clubhouse” for the tournament and also hosted the closing party.
NAMES Nic Roldan, Jamie Morrison, Kris Kampsen, Guille Usandizaga, Luis Escobar, John Gobin, Gringo Colombres, Brandon Phillips. Facundo Obregon, Juan Monteverde and Lindor Novillo Corvalan. John Walsh, TV host of America’s Most Wanted and a past participant was also present.
TASTE Food was catered throughout the tournament byKone Sushi , Fogo de Chao and Kung Fu Sushi.
SIP As part of the luxury experience at this year’s event, CIROC, the official vodka of the Maserati Miami Beach Polo World Cup, entertained guests in the CIROC Peach Lounge, where a series of polo-inspired cocktails were served, including the CIROC Berry Beach Polo, CIROC Peach Polopony, The CIROC Coco-Chukker and the CIROC Stirrup. Argentina’s Gascon Wine was also major sponsor.
INTEREST The Maserati Miami Beach Polo World Cup, the main show for the event, was won this year by the Yellow Cab Polo Team of: Simon Garber, Juan Monteverde and Kris Kampsen. After two days of competition, three of the six teams were tied with 2-0 records, the finalists decided on the basis of net goals, and then the storm came. Thirty-mile-per-hour winds and torrents of rain made the balance of the tournament unplayable, for the first time in the tournament’s eight year history. The Raleigh was positioned to defend its 2011 title against a talented Yellow Cab Polo Team, but conflicting schedules on the ensuing Monday kept it from happening and Yellow Cab won by forfeit, 1-0.
CONTRIBUTION By PCW member Alex Webbe