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World-class teams at the Snow Polo World Cup St. Moritz 2016,

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sT. mORITZ, 26 oCTOBER 2015. 100 DAYS BEFORE THE FINAL, THE sNOW POLO fiORLD ¢UP
sT. mORITZ HAS ANNOUNCED THE TEAMS THAT WILL BE COMPETING FOR THE ¢ARTIER tROPHY IN
2016. tEAMS FROM eNGLAND, iTALY, iRELAND AND sWITZERLAND HAVE SIGNED UP FOR THE ONLY
HIGH-GOAL TOURNAMENT ON SNOW. ¢HRIS HYDE, CURRENTLY THE WORLD’S BEST SNOW POLO
PLAYER, WILL BE PLAYING ONCE AGAIN. tHE sNOW POLO fiORLD ¢UP sT. mORITZ WILL TAKE PLACE
FROM 29 TO 31 JANUARY 2016.
tHERE WERE A NUMBER OF WELL-KNOWN APPLICANTS FROM eUROPE AND OVERSEAS FOR ONE OF THE FOUR
TEAM SLOTS AVAILABLE AT THE sNOW POLO fiORLD ¢UP 2016. iN THE END, THE TOURNAMENT
MANAGEMENT, HEADED BY FOUNDER rETO GAUDENZI, INVITED sPENCER mCCARTHY (eNGLAND),
rOMMY GIANNI (iTALY), rICHARD FAGAN (iRELAND), AND ¢EDRIC sCHWERI (sWITZERLAND) TO THE
TOURNAMENT. tHE FOUR CAPTAINS WILL NOW SET ABOUT TO PUT TOGETHER A HIGH-GOAL TEAM EACH. tHE
FOUR-TIMES sT. mORITZ WINNERS nACHO GONZALEZ (Gbr) AND ¢HRIS HYDE (Gbr) HAVE ALREADY
BEEN ANNOUNCED AS PART OF THE eNGLISH TEAM. HYDE HAS PREVIOUSLY WON THE sT. mORITZ
TOURNAMENT FIVE TIMES; HE IS CURRENTLY REGARDED AS THE WORLD’S BEST SNOW POLO PLAYER.
fiORLD-CLASS POLO AGAINST THE MAGNIFICENT MOUNTAIN BACKDROP OF THE eNGADIN IS SET ON THE
AGENDA FOR THE LAST WEEKEND IN JANUARY. sT. mORITZ IS THE BIRTHPLACE OF SNOW POLO: THE WORLD’S
FIRST EVER POLO TOURNAMENT ON SNOW TOOK PLACE ON THE FROZEN LAKE HERE 32 YEARS AGO. tHE
THREE TOURNAMENT DAYS WILL SEE EXCELLENT POLO BEING PLAYED AND A SERIES OF SOCIAL EVENTS
TAKING PLACE ON THE LAKE AS WELL AS IN sT. mORITZ’S FIRST-CLASS HOTELS. oNCE AGAIN, WELL OVER
20’000 SPECTATORS ARE EXPECTED.

sPORTSMEN WILL AGREE ON THE SINGULAR STANDING OF THE sNOW POLO fiORLD ¢UP sT. mORITZ: POLO
ON SNOW IS NOT PLAYED AT SUCH A HIGH LEVEL ANYWHERE ELSE IN THE WORLD. aS SUCH, sT. mORITZ
HAS BECOME A FIXTURE IN THE CALENDAR FOR MANY WORLD-CLASS PLAYERS AND POLO FANS FROM ALL
CORNERS OF THE WORLD. sOME 100 POLO PONIES ARE BROUGHT TO sT. mORITZ AHEAD OF THE
TOURNAMENT SO THAT THEY CAN GET ACCUSTOMED TO THE SNOW AND THE CLIMATE.
aS ALWAYS, ENTRY TO THE sT. mORITZ sNOW POLO fiORLD ¢UP IS FREE—INCLUDING ACCESS TO THE
STANDS. lOCAL CHEFS SUPERINTENDED BY bADRUTT’S PALACE HOTEL WILL PRESENT A VAST ARRAY OF
CULINARY SPECIALTIES TO THE PUBLIC. tHE GUESTS IN THE ffiP AREA WILL ENJOY THE TREATS OF STAR CHEF
rETO mATHIS. ffiP TICKETS CAN BE PURCHASED IN ADVANCE UNDER WWW.TICKETCORNER.CH; THE
NUMBER OF TICKETS IS LIMITED.

ffiEAR AND AGAIN, OUR GUESTS DELIGHT IN THE SPECIAL AMBIENCE ON THE FROZEN LAKE SET AMIDST
ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL MOUNTAIN SCENERIES IN THE WORLD,»
rETO GAUDENZI, FOUNDER AND
¢eo OF eVVIVA POLO sT. mORITZ lTD, ENTHUSES. «nO PLACE IN THE WORLD BETTER ENCAPSULATES THE
COMBINATION OF TRUE HOSPITALITY, LUXURY, AND AUTHENTIC, aLPINE LIFESTYLE. iT IS A MEETING PLACE FOR
LOCALS AND VISITORS, POLO FANS, WINTER SPORTS ENTHUSIASTS AND THOSE WHO JUST CAME TO ENJOY
LIFE.

 

tHE FIRST TIME A POLO COMPETITION TOOK PLACE ON SNOW WAS IN sT. mORITZ IN 1985. eVER SINCE,
THE sNOW POLO fiORLD ¢UP HAS REIGNED OVER THE LAST WEEKEND IN JANUARY IN sT. mORITZ.
iN 2014, WELL-KNOWN EXPONENTS OF SNOW POLO IN sWITZERLAND FOUNDED eVVIVA POLO
sT. mORITZ lTD AND SIGNED A LONG-TERM CONTRACT WITH THE CITY OF sT. mORITZ, THUS SECURING A
SUSTAINED CONTINUATION OF THE sNOW POLO fiORLD ¢UP sT. mORITZ. tHE bOARD OF dIRECTORS
CONSISTS OF dR. PIERO dILLIER (PRESIDENT), rETO GAUDENZI (ffICE-PRESIDENT AND ¢eo), AND aRNDT
KüCHEL. dR. tHOMAS rINDERKNECHT AND PETER bLUM ARE ON THE aDVISORY bOARD; JüRG rEINGER
IS THE mANAGING dIRECTOR