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***SPAM*** Dutta Corp Heads Field For Spring Challenge Cup That Begins Friday At Grand Champions Polo Club

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Dutta Corp Heads Field For Spring Challenge Cup That Begins Friday At Grand Champions Polo Club
WELLINGTON, Fl.-May 9, 2019----The Spring Challenge Cup highlights Mother Day's Weekend at Grand Champions Polo Club.



At the midway point of the spring season, the tournament features four teams: Aspen Valley, Audi, defending champion Dutta Corp and Palm Beach Equine.

2018 Spring Challenge Cup champion Dutta Corp teammates Tim Dutta, Piki Diaz Alberdi, Lucas Diaz Alberdi and MVP Timmy Dutta.

The Spring Challenge Cup gets under way Friday with games at 3 p.m and 5 p.m. The winners advance into the final on Sunday at 11:30 a.m. and runner-up teams play for the Just For The Love Of It Cup at 10 a.m.

The first game on Friday at 3 p.m. features Dutta Corp playing Aspen Valley. At 5 p.m., Audi plays Palm Beach Equine.

The rosters are:

Aspen Valley: Grant Ganzi, 3, Pablo Pulido, 2, Juancito Bollini, 4, Alejandro Novillo Astrada, 8.

Audi: Marc Ganzi, 2, Sugar Erskine, 6, Pablo Spinacci, 6, Jared Zenni, 6.

Dutta Corp: Timmy Dutta, 2, Carlitos Gracida, 4, Kris Kampsen, 6, Tommy Collingwood, 5.

Palm Beach Equine: Brandon Phillips, 4, Juan Bollini, 5, Nic Roldan, 8, Scott Swerdlin, 0.

In last year's Spring Challenge Cup final, Dutta Corp (Timmy Dutta, 1, Lucas Diaz Alberdi, 5, Piki Diaz Alberdi, 7, Tim Dutta 0) won its third tournament of the 2018 spring season with an 11-7 victory over Aspen Valley (Melissa Ganzi, 0, Grant Ganzi, 2, Nacho Novillo Astrada, 8, Marc Ganzi, 2). The final featured three sets of fathers-and-sons and wife and mother of two players. At 16, Timmy Dutta, the youngest player in the five-team tournament, was MVP.

Timmy Dutta

Diamante, an 8-year-old chestnut mare, owned and played by Timmy Dutta, was selected the club's Best Playing Pony after a remarkable injury comeback.

Diamante was purchased as a 7-year-old from Carlitos Gracida in Mexico. While the horse was preparing for the beginning of the 2018 season with Curtis Pilot's team she cracked her hip wing bone on a bump. Diamante missed the 20, 12, 8 and 6-goal tournament season but worked her way back.

Alejandro Novillo Astrada

Dutta Corp is coming off last weekend's four-peat of the Sun Cup with Dutta, Gracida, Kampsen and Zenni with a 10-9 overtime victory over Aspen Valley (Pablo Pulido, 2, Juancito Bollini, 4, Grant Ganzi, 3, Alejandro Novillo Astrada, 8). This weekend Collingwood will join the Dutta Corp lineup and Zenni, the Sun Cup MVP, will play with Audi.

For players, family and fans, refreshments and food will be served on Sunday morning. 

The remainder of the spring schedule is:  May 17-19, Polo Gear Challenge Cup and May 24-26 The Memorial.

Tommy Collingwood

Several top and up-and-coming players and patrons compete during the fun and competitive GCPC Spring Invitational League that features 12-18-goal tournaments in May.

During the Grand Champions' spring season, amateur polo players get the chance to play with and against some of the world's top professional polo players. It is geared towards improving polo skills and having fun.

The spring league is also a great opportunity for younger players to develop and hone their skills against their peers and more experienced players.

The GCPC spring league features:

*Medium Goal practice games at least once a week.

*Stick-and-ball sessions available during the week.

*Teams get two medium goal tournament games every weekend.

*Ambulance and umpires for all tournament games.

*Complete turn-key tournament polo with some of the top professionals in the world.

*Playing polo on some of Wellington's most prestigious and well-manicured fields that hosted the best players in the world during the inaugural 26-goal World Polo League.

*Club-sponsored social events every weekend for all players.

*Excellent trophies for all teams every weekend.

The spring season will be live-streamed on Wellington-based ChukkerTV.

Jared Zenni

Grand Champions fall, winter and spring tournaments attract a large international field of players from all corners of the world  including India, Mexico, New Zealand, Chile, Costa Rica, Argentina, Canada, Ecuador, Brazil, Switzerland, France, Germany, Uruguay, Azerbaijan, Australia, South Africa, Nigeria, Venezuela and England.

Grand Champions and Santa Rita Polo Farm is the largest and most unique polo facility in Wellington with 120 stalls in five self-contained barns, exercise track, five climate-controlled tack rooms, vet room, staff quarters, guest house and three polo fields with state-of-the-art underground irrigation including one field for stick-and-ball with plans to build more polo fields in the future.

Kris Kampsen 
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Grand Champions Polo Club and Santa Rita Polo Farm caters to men, women and youth polo players at all levels and ages. Its' expert staff can customize a complete playing experience including horses, pros and certified umpires in addition to lessons and practice sessions as part of its' Polo On Demand program, created by Grand Champions President Melissa Ganzi when the club first opened in 2007.

The Polo School, a stand-alone USPA-sanctioned polo club, is dedicated to teaching polo to all ages, particularly grass roots youth. Its mission is to provide individuals opportunities in polo at every economic and ability level. Scholarships are available. The Polo School operates in Wellington January through May and September through November. Headed by Director of Operations Juan Bollini, The Polo School has nurtured several men and women polo players now playing in the pro and amateur ranks since its inception.

2019 SPRING SCHEDULE


MAY
10-12: Spring Challenge Cup
17-19: Polo Gear Challenge Cup
24-26: The Memorial

Friday 5/10
3 p.m. Dutta Corp vs Aspen Valley
5 p.m. Palm Beach Equine vs Audi

Sunday 5/12
Happy Mothers Day!
10 a.m. Just For The Love Of It Final
11:30 a.m. Spring Challenge Cup Final



Games played at Grand Champions and Santa Rita Polo Farm.

THE POLO SCHOOL 

The Polo School at Grand Champions and Director of Operations Juan Bollini are dedicated to teaching polo to all ages, particularly grass roots youth. The school's mission is to provide individuals opportunities in polo. The Polo School operates in Wellington January through June and September through November. For lessons contact Juan Bollini at 561-346-1099. 


Chukker TV is live streaming the entire spring polo schedule. ChukkerTV, featuring cutting-edge technology, was the first to introduce state-of-the-art live streaming technology and instant replay in January, 2014 at Grand Champions Polo Club. For advertising opportunities on ChukkerTV please contact Mike Ferreira at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


GRAND CHAMPIONS POLO CLUB

WHERE: 13444 Southfields Road, on the corner of South Shore Boulevard and Lake Worth Road, Wellington, 33414.

DIRECTOR OF POLO: Juan Olivera, 561-644-5050, juan.olivera@gcpolo.com; hotline  561-644-5050.

INFORMATION: For spectators, there are great field side views for tournament action and also the Grand Champions Polo Club Boutique. The club is home base for pro teams Audi and Flexjet. Everyone is welcome to watch every level of polo in a relaxed atmosphere with food and refreshments during the featured games of the winter, spring and fall tournament seasons and other special events. Admission is free except for some special events.

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