Snow Polo News.
The Cartier Trophy, St. Moritz.
The Snow Polo World Cup, St. Moritz has announced the teams that are to play for The Cartier Trophy in the world-famous tournament, which runs from Friday 29 – Sunday 31 January 2016.
Heading up the English team, Chris Hyde joins Nacho Gonzalez and patron Spencer McCarthy in the foundations of a very solid-looking side. With five St. Moritz titles under his belt already, and an arena handicap of 10 goals, Hyde is widely regarded as the best snow polo player in the world.
The three other teams of the tournament are set to be put together by Rommy Gianni for Italy, Richard Fagan for Ireland and Cedric Schweri of Switzerland. All three players played in last year’s edition of the contest, finishing second, third and fourth respectively. Last year, Gianni’s 15 goal BMW team lost out to the victorious Cartier side by 10-2½. The sound defeat saw the Cartier team of Jonathan Munro Ford, Max Charlton, Jamie Morrison and Chris Hyde victorious.
The Cartier Trophy is the most famous high goal tournament played on snow, with 20,000 spectators expected to flock to the match in January.
Switzerland hosting the first ever City Snow Polo Tournament.
The first ever city snow polo tournament will take place in the highest city in Europe, Davos, Switzerland, from 25-28 February 2016. The inaugural event, hosted by InterContinental Davos, Destination Davos Klosters and Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS) will have polo players and ponies descend on the city to make up four international teams, representing London, Davos, New York and Zurich.
Two games of polo will take place in the centre of Davos each afternoon with Thursday 25 February reserved primarily for the residents of Davos to watch free of charge. Exclusive VIP Tickets will be available for the remainder of the weekend with General Admission tickets also going on sale in the New Year.
With some exciting sponsors already on board including InterContinental Davos, Destination Davos Klosters, SWISS, Lanson, La Martina and more to follow, the new addition to the snow polo circuit could rival the glitz and glam of St Mortiz. Reto Branschi, CEO of Destination Davos Klosters, said, “We’re so excited that Davos has been selected to host such an exciting tournament. People have seen Davos as a top winter destination for years and we’re thrilled we can give something else to entice them back to our beautiful alpine city and Snow Polo ticks all the boxes – sport, glamour and excitement!”