The US Trust Cup, featuring Team USPA, begins today at Grand Champions Polo Club in Wellington. Team USPA is practicing at Grand Champions for the Oct. 21-29 XI FIP World Polo Championship in Sydney, Australia. Team USPA is one of eight teams from five world zones competing at the Sydney Polo Club.
Friday at 4 p.m. four members of Team USPA (Matias Gonzalez, Jesse Bray, Felipe Viana and Jimmy Wright) will compete in a three-team round-robin with Casablanca (Grant Ganzi, Andres "Lala" LaPlacette, Mike Azzaro and Cacho Galindo) and Audi (Marc Ganzi, Guille Aguero, Kris Kampsen, Brandon Phillips).
The top two finishers advance into Sunday's championship at noon. The third-place finisher will play Flexjet in the subsidiary final at 10 a.m.
On Saturday, a match game at 11 a.m. will feature Flexjet (Melissa Ganzi, Jason Crowder, Juan Bollini, Pablo Dorignac, Carlitos Gracida) against Team USPA (Jesse Bray, Felipe Viana, Jimmy Wright, Cacho Galindo, Matias Gonzalez).
Cover Photo: Grant Ganzi of US Trust defends Jesse Bray of Newport in last year's US Trust Cup at Grand Champions Polo Club. Photo courtesy Grand Champions Polo Club.