New team sponsors and teams with top international polo stars
The organisers of the Snow Polo World Cup St. Moritz are delighted to welcome The Kusnacht Practice and Flexjet as new team sponsors of the world’s only high goal tournament on snow. They are joining the ranks of the existing teams Azerbaijan Land of Fire, World Polo League, Clinique La Prairie, and St. Moritz. Casablanca returns as the official outfitter. The team captains will announce their final line-ups in the next couple of weeks. They are expected to sign up top international polo players to get a headstart in the contest for the coveted polo trophy. The Snow Polo World Cup St. Moritz 2023 will be held from 27 to 29 January. Admission to the tournament grounds is free.
The Snow Polo World Cup 2023 will see two of last year’s team captains throwing their hats in the ring again. Crowd-pleaser and winner of the previous tournament, Team Azerbaijan Land of Fire will once more be captained by Elcin Jamalli (AZE), who is banking on his proven teammates Adrian and Raul Laplacette Jr. (both ARG) as well as local star Tito Gaudenzi. Expectations are equally high for Melissa Ganzi’s (USA) Team World Polo League. The experienced team captain, who in 2019 was the first female captain ever to win the Snow Polo World Cup St. Moritz trophy, will leave no stone unturned to repeat her victory. She will play alongside her son Grant and her trusted pillar of strength, Alejandro Novillo Astrada (ARG).
Marc Ganzi (USA) is also returning to the tournament, this time as captain of Team Clinique La Prairie. He is joining forces with Snow Polo World Cup St. Moritz regular Nic Roldan (USA) and Fred Mannix, Canada’s best and foremost polo player. After a seven-year hiatus, Spencer McCarthy (GBR) is making his second appearance at the St. Moritz tournament with polo veteran Nacho Gonzalez (ARG) by his side, as in 2016. His son James McCarthy and powerhouse Max Charlton complete the team; Max Charlton, Britain’s best arena polo player, has clocked up no less than four SPWC victories. For Flexjet captain Daniel Deistler from Germany, it will be a debut in the Engadine valley. He is teaming up with the seasoned top players Patrick Maleitzke (GER) and Clemente Delfosse (FRA). For Eduardo Greghi (SUI/BRA), it will also be a first in
St. Moritz, as for his team, The Kusnacht Practice. His inaugural team features Alejo Taranco (URU), Nicolas San Roman, and Charlie Hanbury (both GBR).
With the Badrutt’s Palace, the Kulm Hotel St. Moritz, the Kempinski Grand Hôtel des Bains, the Carlton Hotel, the Suvretta House, the Giardino Mountain, and the Grace La Margna, all five-star hotels are renewing their commitment alongside Maura Wasescha, Trois Pommes and Sprüngli. The next edition of the Snow Polo World Cup St. Moritz thus sees long-standing sponsors and partners return and new international sponsors joining the prestigious event, notably the luxurious Ithaafushi, The Private Island by Waldorf Astoria in the Maldives.
Record high demand for VIP and Chukker Club tickets and tickets for the “Baku Moritz” gala night on Saturday, 28 January 2023. The sumptuous catering in the VIP tent will once again carry the signature of the Badrutt’s Palace Hotel chefs – one more reason to secure one of the tickets in time. Tickets are available at www.snowpolo-stmoritz.com/tickets/. As always, admission to the polo grounds will be free and open to all visitors. Over the three-day event, local chefs, coordinated by the leading hotels Badrutt’s Palace and Crystal, will provide a wide array of delicacies for the public.
Team sponsors Azerbaijan Land of Fire, The Kusnacht Practice, World Polo League, Clinique La Prairie, Flexjet und St. Moritz
Official outfitter Casablanca
Trophy sponsors CentraLab, Casablanca, Clinique La Prairie, Flexjet, St. Moritz und Ithaafushi – The Private Island by Waldorf Astoria
Helmet sponsor Flexjet
Umpire sponsor Maura Wasescha – Luxury Properties for Rent & Sale
Official hotels Badrutt’s Palace Hotel, Kulm Hotel St. Moritz, Kempinski Grand Hôtel des Bains, Carlton Hotel, Suvretta House, Giardino Mountain, Grace La Margna, Crystal Hotel, Steffani Hotel, Hotel Corvatsch, Hotel Laudinella, Hotel Sonne
Guest Resort Ithaafushi – The Private Island by Waldorf Astoria
Offiicial partner hotel in Zurich Hotel Schweizerhof
Official restaurants Chesa Veglia/Polo Bar, El Paradiso, HATO
Sponsors Maura Wasescha, Kessel/Maserati, Pernod Ricard Swiss, UBV Lanz AG, Sprüngli, Azerbaijan Land of Fire, Doppelleu Boxer, Trois Pommes, SBS Swiss Business School, CASINO MORITZ
VIP catering Badrutt’s Palace
Official car Kessel/Maserati
Official suppliers Champagne Perrier-Jouët, Oona Caviar, Cecchetto, Sprüngli, Doppelleu Boxer, Cigar Must, Villa Sandi, Royal Salute
Offiicial medical partner Klinik Gut
Official lab partner CentraLab
Exhibitors Casablanca, Maura Wasescha, Azerbaijan Land of Fire, Casino St. Moritz, Ender Sport St. Moritz, Kessel/Maserati, Caviarlieri Switzerland, Villa Sandi, Ithaafushi – The Private Maldives Island
Public catering Badrutt’s Palace Hotel, Crystal Hotel und weitere lokale Partner
Supporters Engadin, Gemeinde St. Moritz, Kanton Graubünden, St. Moritz, Lyceum Alpinum Zuoz, O. Christoffel AG, Blasto
Host Club Evviva Polo Club St. Moritz
Official affiliated club Polo Park & Country Club Zürich
For more information, visit www.snowpolo-stmoritz.com.