112 USPA 26-Goal US Open Polo Championships 2016
Where: International Polo Club Palm Beach
When: April 1-24, 2015
Defending Champions: Valiente
Teams Entered: 8
Champion: Orchard Hill
Wellington Photo covered the 112 U.S. Open Polo
Championships at IPC.
Orchard Hill Defeated Dubai in the Final, Sunday April 24, 2016!
Wednesday April 20, 2016: An Exciting day of semifinals in the U.S. Open Polo Championships. All 4 teams played their best games of the season, relentlessly scoring goals, fighting back hard and keeping all of us on the edge of our seats. In the end, only 2 teams can make it to the final - both undefeated teams, Orchard Hill and Dubai remained undefeated, defeating their opponents in the semifinals and will face each other in Sunday's final of the 112 26-goal U.S. Open Polo Championships. Check back for our complete photo coverage of both games.
Dubai defeats Audi, advances to the final - Click Photos for larger image views:
Orchard Hill defeats White Birch in OT 9-8, advances to the final to face Dubai - Click Photos for Larger View:
Sunday April 17, 2016: Audi and Orchard Hill advance to the semifinals. White Birch defeated Lucchese and Audi defeated Valiente. Audi will face undefeated Dubai and White Birch will face undefeated Orchard Hill in Wednesday's semifinals. Visit our Sunday Photo Gallery of Audi vs Valiente for all coverage.
April 17, 2016: Gonzalito Pieres takes the ball to goal for Audi in the quarterfinals of the 26-goal U.S. Open Polo Championships at IPC.
Be Sure to check out our online photo gallery coverage of the games we covered!
April 10, 2016: Juan Martin Nero takes the ball to goal for Orchard Hill in round 2 of the U.S. Open Polo Championships against Lucchese.
112 US OPEN POLO CHAMPIONSHIP
2016 SCHEDULE / SEE RESULTS & PHOTOS BELOW
Sunday, April 24
3pm Dubai vs Orchard Hill in the Final of the 112 US Open Polo Championship
Wednesday, April 20**
Semifinal 1: Dubai def Audi
Semifinal 2: Orchard Hill def. White Birch
Monday, April 18
Aspen Valley defends title, defeats Grand Champions in the 26-goal Hall of
Fame Cup Subsidiary to the U.S. Open.
Sunday, April 17
Audi def. Valiente
White Birch def. Lucchese
Thursday, April 14*
Audi def. Lucchese 8-7 Bracket II
Orchard Hill def. FlexJet 14-8 Bracket II
April 14, 2016 Juan Martin Nero of Orchard Hill takes the ball to goal, Orchard Hill
picks up their 3rd win in round 3 of the 26-goal U.S. Open advancing them to the
semifinals. Photo by Alex Pacheco.
April 14, 2016 Gonzalo Pieres in control of the ball as Audi defeated Lucchese in the
3rd round of the U.S Open Polo Championships, both teams will play in the
quarterfinals to determine the semifinalist. Photo by Alex Pacheco.
Wednesday, April 13
Dubai def. White Birch 14-6 Bracket I
Valiente def. Coca Cola 11-7 Bracket I
April 13, 2016 Adolfo Cambiaso scores a goal for Dubai; their win in the 3rd round
over White Birch earns them a spot in the semifinals as they remain undefeated.
April 13, 2016 Defending Champions, Valiente earned a much-needed win
over Coca-Cola, advancing them to the quarterfinals for a chance at the
semifinals. Coca-Cola has been eliminated from 26-goal U.S. Open action.
Photo by Alex Pacheco.
Sunday, April 10
Audi def. FlexJet 11-7 Bracket II
Orchard Hill def. Lucchese 11-9 Bracket II -
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April 10, 2016 Facundo Pieres of Orchard Hill makes it look easy but it was a
well-earned win over Lucchese in the 2nd round of the 26-goal U.S. Open at IPC.
April 10, 2016 Audi took down Flexjet in the 2nd round of the 26-goal U.S. Open.
Photo by Alex Pacheco.
Saturday, April 9
White Birch def. Coca Cola 11-10 in OT Bracket I
Dubai def. Valiente 9-6 Bracket I
April 9, 2016 Adolfo Cambiaso of Dubai sends the ball to goal in the 2nd round of the 26-goal U.S. Open. Photo by Alex Pacheco.
April 9, 2016 White Birch gets their 2nd win, defeating Coca-Cola in the 2nd round
of the 26-goal U.S. Open Polo Championships at IPC. Photo by Alex Pacheco.
Sunday, April 3
Orchard Hill def. Audi 12-10 Bracket II
White Birch def. Valiente 11-7 Bracket I
April 3, 2016: 10-goaler Juan Martin Nero joins the Orchard Hill line-up, replacing
injured Polito Pieres. Orchard Hill defeated Audi in round 1. Photo by Alex Pacheco.
Saturday, April 2
Lucchese def. FlexJet 13-11 Bracket II
Dubai def. Coca Cola 14-8 Bracket I
April 2, 2016: Dubai hot off their Gold Cup win, takes down Coca-Cola in the 1st
round of the 112 U.S. Open Polo Championship. Photo by Alex Pacheco.
April 2, 2016: Lucchese & FlexJet got the 112 U.S Open Polo Championship off to
an exciting start for the final 26-goal tournament at IPC. Photo by Alex Pacheco.
*The games on April 14 are the last bracket game and scheduled in order of draw
*** Semifinal Pairings: If the winning quarterfinalists are from different brackets,
they will play the bracket winner they have not already played. If both
quarterfinal winners are from the same bracket, bracket I winner will draw
between the two, and bracket II winner will play the other.
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Valiente, defending champions of the 26-goal US Open Polo Championships