INTERNATIONAL POLO CLUB PALM BEACH ANNOUNCES PIAGET
AS TITLE SPONSOR OF THE 2013 USPA GOLD CUP
WELLINGTON, Fla. (February 13, 2013) – International Polo Club Palm Beach is proud to announce that for the sixth consecutive year, luxury Swiss watchmaker, PIAGET, will be sponsoring the esteemed USPA Gold Cup.
First played in 1974, the 26-goal USPA Gold Cup is a symbol of professionalism, good sportsmanship, and high-goal polo at its finest. The tournament has been played at various polo clubs across the nation, but found a home at the International Polo Club (IPC) in 2007. Matches will be played every Sunday at 3 p.m. from March 10 to March 24. A variety of ticketing options, including The Pavilion’s champagne brunch, general admission, and lawn seating will be available. Casual fare and beverages will be offered at the Wellington Zone.
As the exclusive watch and jewelry sponsor, and the official timekeeper of the International Polo Club Palm Beach and the Palm Beach Polo Season, PIAGET salutes the club’s 10th Anniversary Season with the launch of their new, luxury Polo FortyFive Black watch, which will join their highly successful iconic collection of polo watches introduced in the late 1970s.
The 2013 Palm Beach Polo Season at IPC commenced on Sunday, January 6, with polo enthusiasts celebrating the club’s 10th Anniversary with record-breaking attendance. All eight of the world’s 10-goal polo players are competing in a full schedule of tournaments through April 21, with America’s three 26-goal triple crown tournaments, the USPA C.V. Whitney Cup, the USPA PIAGET Gold Cup, and the USPA Maserati 109th U.S. Open Polo Championship™ being played in March and April.
“PIAGET brings to IPC and our upcoming 2013 season, the style, panache, and world-renowned cachet commensurate with their brand and international polo,” said John Wash, IPC president. “IPC has enjoyed a long-standing partnership with PIAGET, and we are honored to have them involved with our organization. Their reputation for excellence makes them an ideal sponsor.”
“Having our brand aligned with the nation’s most prestigious polo club makes this the perfect partnership,” said Larry Boland, president of PIAGET.
About International Polo Club Palm Beach
International Polo Club Palm Beach is located in Wellington, Fla., in the heart of South Florida’s famed horse country. Founded in 2002, IPC is host to major tournaments and world-class events throughout the Palm Beach Polo Season. These tournaments include the highest goal polo played in the U.S., with prestigious competitions such as the Herbie Pennell Cup, Joe Barry Memorial Cup, Ylvisaker Cup, USPA C.V. Whitney Cup, and the USPA PIAGET Gold Cup, culminating with the coveted USPA Maserati 109th U.S. Open Polo Championship™. The world’s polo elite descend upon Wellington each season to enjoy their love of the sport – and the lifestyle – in the most prominent and well-equipped polo facility in the nation. IPC features nine manicured polo fields, The Pavilion, private boxes and viewing stands, tennis courts, a croquet court, a state-of-the-art spa, a lushly landscaped pool deck, après polo celebrations, and a fabled gourmet Sunday brunch. For more information about IPC, tournament information, special events, sponsorship, and tickets, please call 561-204-5687 or visit InternationalPoloClub.com.
About PIAGET SA
PIAGET has stood as an icon of excellence and creativity since its founding in 1874, elevating the manufacture of fine jewelry and timepieces to an absolute art. The firm is known for its legendary PIAGET Polo timepieces, as well as for its ultra-thin movements and artistic dials, including chronographs, tourbillons, and the complicated perpetual calendars. PIAGET is one of the only remaining watchmakers that designs and crafts its own cases, bracelets, and movements. For more information, please visit PIAGET.com.
About the USPA Gold Cup
The prestigious USPA Gold Cup, first played in 1974, is a symbol of professionalism, good sportsmanship, and high-goal polo at its finest. First introduced at Oakbrook Polo Club in Illinois, it then headed north to Milwaukee Polo Club in 1975 and remained there until 1978. After moving south in 1979, the Gold Cup continued a 17-year stretch at Palm Beach Polo and Country Club, only to move to Boca Raton’s Royal Palm Polo & Sports Club in 1996. In 2002, the Gold Cup headed back up north to Greenwich Polo Club where play resumed until 2004. Aiken, S.C., then hosted the Gold Cup in 2005 and 2006. When the USPA awarded IPC the Gold Cup in 2007, the International Polo Club Palm Beach, home of the 26-goal C.V. Whitney Cup Tournament and the U.S. Open Championship, sealed its place in history as it now proudly possesses all three legs of American polo’s Triple Crown.
- USPA PIAGET Gold Cup 2012
- David "Pelon" Stirling takes the ball to score for Valiente II
Photo Jeff Hall - 7-goal handicap is considered as one of the best polo players in the world and he is a brand ambassador for PIAGET. Photo Credit: Laretta Houston