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Tradition-rich opening in the heart of Kitzbühel

On Thursday evening before the three-day CORUM Snow Polo World Cup the international teams were presented as it is tradition and amid loud applause. Furthermore the teams for matches on the two matchdays on Friday and Saturday were drawn by lot.

The players drove up in the premium-quality cars of team sponsor Maserti and were welcomed and introduced by organiser Tito Gaudenzi. Six top-class teams will play on a daily basis in three matches for the coveted trophy. On Friday and Saturday the matches will start at 12 pm.

Schedule of the 15th CORUM Snow Polo World Cup Kitzbühel:

Friday, 13th January 2017
11.45 am Valartis Bank / Maserati
1.00 pm Corum / Bernd Gruber
2.15 pm Core Estate / Engel & Völkers

Saturday, 14th January 2017
11.45 am Bernd Gruber / Core Estate
1.00 pm Maserati / Engel & Völkers
2.15 pm Corum / Valartis Bank

Commentator and polo player Jan-Erik Franck looks forward to the matches with great anticipation: “I think that this year the tournament will be especially exciting. The playing level of all teams is very even and extremely high, so we can prepare ourselves for exciting chukkas. Another particularity: This year only one woman, Steffi von Pock of team Bernd Gruber, will attend the tournament, instead of two or three female players as in the past years.”

During the upcoming three days the 15th CORUM Snow Polo World Cup will present top-class moments, not only in sporting terms, but also as a social highlight in the event calendar of the “Gamsstadt” Kitzbühel. Guests from all over the world meet from Friday, 13th January on at the sophisticated winter sports resort. Renowned personalities, celebrities as well as members of important noble houses have announced their attendance at the glamorous Players’ Night on Saturday evening.

Programme of the 15th CORUM Snow Polo World Cup Kitzbühel:

Friday, 13th January 2017
11.45 am: 1st Polo Match
1.00 pm: 2nd Polo Match
2.15 pm: 3rd Polo Match
8.00 pm: Polo Team Captain Dinner at the Kitzbühel Country Club (by invitation only)
starting 11.00 pm: “Take 5” Polo Club Night

Saturday, 14th January 2017
11.45 am: 1st Polo Match
1.00 pm: 2nd Polo Match
2.15 pm: 3rd Polo Match
8.00 pm: “Polo Players Night” at the VIP tent at the Münichauer Wiese. (by invitation only / information via Lifestyle Events:

Sunday, 15th January 2017
11.30 am: Match for 5th and 6th place
12.45 pm: KCC Cup Finale for 3rd and 4th place
2.00 pm: Final Corum Cup for 1st and 2nd place
4.00 pm: Prize-giving ceremony, presentation of Most Valuable Player and Best Playing Pony. Followed by photo shootings

The teams of the 15th CORUM Snow Polo World Cup Kitzbühel

Valartis Bank (11)
Bash Kazi, TC (1/USA)
Pelon Escapite (7/USA)
Tito Gaudenzi (3/CH)

Engel & Völkers (12)
Richard Fagan, TC (2/IRL)
Michael Henderson (6/IRL)
Santiago Torreguitar (4/IRL)

Corestate (10)
Sebastian Schneberger (2/GER)
Philip de Groot (2/NED)
Valentin Novillo Astrada (6/ARG)

Bernd Gruber (9)
Steffi von Pock, TC (1/GER)
Marty van Scherpenzeel (2/NED)
Robert Watson (6/NZ)

Corum (10)
Philip Sommer (3/GER)
Lukas Sdrenka (3/GER)
Patrick Maleitzke, TC (4/GER)

Maserati (9)
Mark Aberle, TC (0/GER)
Tim Ward (4, ENG)
Thomas Winter (5/GER)

Commentator: Jan-Erik Franck (ENG)

Umpire: Mark Holmes (ENG)

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