• CBC Sport Arena Polo World Cup Azerbaijan 2017

    Teams CBC Sport and Azersun win the first encounters in Baku

    Yesterday the first matches of the 5th CBC Sport Arena Polo World Cup Azerbaijan 2017 took place at the Elite Horse & Polo Club in Baku where Team CBC Sport/Elite Horse & Polo Club (Baku, Azerbaijan) and Team Azersun/Evviva Polo Club (St. Moritz, Switzerland) won the first encounters. Today the two winning teams will combat against each other. In the first match of the day Team Improtex Motors/Grand Champions Polo Club (Palm Beach, USA) meets Team Pasha Private Banking/Monte-Carlo 
    Polo Team (Monte-Carlo, Monaco). 

    This year the tournament organisers Bahruz Nabijev of the Equestrian Federation of Azerbaijan Republic (ARAF) and Reto Gaudenzi and his team of Worldpolo present the CBC Sport Arena Polo World Cup in a new appearance with a significant bigger VIP area and new look. 

    In the first match of the day Team Improtex Motors/Grand Champions Polo Club (Palm Beach, USA) with Captain Melissa Ganzi, Tito Gaudenzi and the 7-goaler Juan Bollini found no rhythm and receipe against the strong Azeri team lead by the Argentinean coach Lala Laplacette. With a clear 11-5 the two opponents finishd the first match of the day. The match between Team Pasha Private Banking/Monte-Carlo Polo Team (Monte-Carlo, Monaco) and Team Azersun/Evviva Polo Club (St. Moritz, Switzerland) was more even and saw a tight 7-8 result in the end. 

    Speaker Jan-Erik Franck: „The Azeri team has played incredibly good. They have gone through a schooling process within the last years. And the hard work pays off now. While we saw them strong but still rough around the edges last year, they are now in a shape to enter any arena in the world and be a strong team based on their handicap. The American team could not find its rythm straight from the beginning. Melissa Ganzi played well, scored one goal and was involved in preparing others. In the second game we saw a tight fight, Team Pasha Private Banking/Monte-Carlo Polo Team (Monte-Carlo, Monaco) was chasing their opponents from the beginning. But Team Azersun/Evviva Polo Club (St. Moritz, Switzerland) with a very strong Martin Estrada did everything right: Timing, strategy and a perfectly precise teamplay made them the winner in the end.“ 


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    TEAMS:
    PROGRAMME:


    9th of September, 2017 / Saturday
    5.00 pm     Gate Open
    6.00 pm     1st Polo match  
                         Pasha Private Banking/Monte-Carlo Polo Team – Improtex Motors/Grand Champions Polo Club Palm Beach
    7.15 pm     2nd Polo match
                        Azersun/Evviva Polo Club St Moritz – CBC Sport /Elite Horse & Polo Club Baku
    8.00 pm     Baku Moritz Night Polo Party at Elite Event Hall Baku

    10th of September, 2017 / Sunday
    2.00 pm     Gate Open
    3.00 pm     1st Polo match  finals 3th and 4th place 
    4.15 pm     2
    nd Polo match  finals 1st and 2nd place CBC Arena Polo World Cup Azerbaijan
    5.00 pm     Prize giving ceremony - farewell party