Miami Beach Polo
La Martina Miami Beach Polo World Cup celebrates its ten year anniversary
4/25/2014, 2:36 p.m.
Miami Beach, FL –The Polo Life, LLC presents the tenth annual La Martina Miami Beach Polo World Cup, the world’s largest and most prestigious Beach Polo competition, taking place from April 24th to April 27th, 2014 between 20th and 22nd streets on the sands of South Beach, Florida, with the support of The Miami Beach Visitor and Convention Authority. This year marks the tournament’s coveted Ten Year Anniversary for the production of the sport’s premium event by The Polo Life, based in South Florida. General Admission and VIP tickets are now on sale at www.miamipolo.com with a dedicated Miami Beach Polo World Cup Travel Package available at the newly opened Metropolitan by COMO, Miami Beach – one of the tournament’s Official hotel partners.
The four-day, globally renowned weekend event, considered the most unique of its kind, features leading polo players from around the world competing in two tournaments for both men and women. The La Martina South Beach Women’s Polo Cup VI takes place on Thursday, April 24th, featuring eight women’s teams in a one-day series of round-robin championship matches. Last year’s winning team will not be back to defend their title as 2013 champions, leaving the door open for a number of top-rated challengers that include Maggie McNamara, Tara Lordi, Cristina Hosmer, Laura Willson and Tannis Marley’s entry from Kentucky that includes Cary Campbell and Posey Obrecht , among others. La Martina, Eden Roc, FontaineBleau Aviation and E! Entertainment will all be Women’s Polo Cup team sponsors.
The La Martina Miami Beach Polo World Cup X – a three-day men’s tournament celebrating its tenth year, starts on Friday, April 25th through Sunday, April 27th. Six teams will include some of the world’s top-ranked players, including Beach Polo’s only 10-goaler, Matias Magrini, three time MVP John Gobin, Luis Escobar, Brandon Phillips, Juan Monteverde, Carlitos Gracida, Gringo Colombres and Guille Usandizaga. La Martina, Metropolitan by COMO, The Raleigh, Comcast, Yellow Cab and Tommy Kato’s Merchant Hub will also sponsor competing men’s teams.
“This year’s La Martina Miami Beach Polo World Cup is our most prestigious to-date,” says Bruce Orosz, president and co-founder of The Polo Life. “2014 is the culmination of an entire decade of bringing the nation’s first ever professional Beach Polo tournament to South Florida. Thanks to the City of Miami Beach and everyone involved, we have made Miami Beach Polo World Cup one of the most popular annual events on region’s social and sporting calendars. The competition has also become a highly sought after exhibition event by some of today’s top Polo players from around the world. We are also one step closer to announcing our international expansion of The Polo Life in to a far eastern territory, which we are very excited to reveal. We thank all of our patrons, sponsors and supporters with helping to make the last ten year’s such a success.”
The traditional post-event awards ceremony will be held at the end of each tournament to commemorate both women’s and men’s competition winners, during which sponsor representatives will present trophies to the men’s and women’s World Cup finalists. Invited attendees at this year’s La Martina Miami Beach Polo World Cup will once again experience the annual series of nightly VIP events that form an essential part of the four-day festivities. The annual fashion show by La Martina in the VIP tent on Saturday afternoon will be one highlight of the weekend in-between the grueling match play, in addition to a Sunday Morning “Brunch on the Beach” by celebrity chef, Michelle Bernstein, also in the VIP tent.