From 9th to 11th October 2015 the motto in Tuscany will once again be: Let’s go Beach Polo! As in the past year, the seventh edition of the Polo Beach Cup Versilia Tuscany will once more be held at the renowned beach resort “Lido di Camaiore” in Italy. Four teams with players from Great Britain, Argentina, Switzerland and Italy have announced their attendance. The unique location at the coast of Versilia, located in the north-west of Tuscany, offers a magnificent view of the Mediterranean Sea to the guests of the tournament.
Previous year’s winner team Fipa Group will once again be part of the tournament. Matteo Beffa (-1) and Cedric Schweri (0) from Switzerland with Argentinian pro Martin Riglos (+4) will try to repeat their success from last year. In addition to the trio of team Fipa Group, the teams Engel & Völkers, including Jamie Pike (+1), Alexia Pike (+1) and Gary Pike (+1), Villa Ariston with Edward Foxon (+1), Oscar Carona (+2) and Andrew Foxon (0) as well as Dr. Vranjes, consisting of Peter Elser (+1), Marcos Antinori (+4) and Raimondo Visconti di Modrone (-1), will participate in the tournament and promise exciting chukkas at the beach of Lido di Camaiore.
The Italian Fipa Group is one of the international leading producers of yachts and is fully committed as a sponsor to the sport of polo all over the world. The headquarters of the company are located in the city of Viareggio, where the first five editions of the Polo Beach Cup were held. In the past year the location of the tournament changed to Lido di Camaiore, located about five kilometres in the north of Viareggio.
The polo matches will start on Friday, 9th October 2015 on 2.00 p.m., on Saturday and Sunday the games will began at the same time. Next to the playing field will be a “Polo Village” for the guests, which will be open Friday to Sunday, from 11.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m. In addition, for the players and invited guests there will be a Gancia Polo Dinner at the UNA Hotel on Friday evening and a Gala Dinner at the Park Hotel Villa Ariston on Saturday evening. End of the event will be on Sunday, when the prize ceremony will be held on the beach after the final matches.
Thursday, 8th October 2015:
8.30 p.m. – Ostras Beach – Opening Ceremony Dinner and Teams presentation
Friday, 9th October 2015:
from 2.00 p.m. – Polo Games
8.30 p.m. – UNA Hotel – Gancia Polo Dinner
Saturday, 10th October 2015:
from 2.00 p.m. – Polo Games
8.30 p.m. – Park Hotel Villa Ariston – Gala Dinner
Sunday, 11th October 2015:
11.00 a.m. – Florence Twirlers’ show
from 2.00 p.m. – Polo Games (finals)
Following: Prize-giving ceremony
Engel & Völkers (+3)
Jamie Pike +1 (UK)
Alexia Pike +1 (UK)
Gary Pike +1 (UK)
Fipa Group (+3)
Matteo Beffa -1 (CH)
Cedric Schweri 0 (CH)
Martin Riglos +4 (ARG)
Villa Ariston (+3)
Edward Foxon +1 (ITA/UK)
Oscar Carona +2 (ARG)
Andrew Foxon 0 (ITA/UK)
Dr. Vranjes (+4)
Peter Elser +1 (ITA)
Marcos Antinori +4 (ARG)
Raimondo Visconti di Modrone -1 (ITA)
For more information about the 2015 Polo Beach Cup Versilia Tuscany please visit www.versiliapolobeach.it