Tomorrow starts the first Monte Carlo Polo Tournament under the High Patronage of HSH Prince Albert of Monaco. The event takes place from August 1 to 4, 2013, at the newly founded Monte Carlo Polo Club in Monaco. Four teams with a handicap from +6 to +8, and with players from Italy, France, England and Argentina, will compete for the first Diamond Missbach Polo Cup.

In addition to the exciting polo matches the tournament includes an intense social program. On Friday a Grand Parade of horses and riders around the Casino Square takes place and the next day the matches are followed by an Argentine barbecue prepared by the chef of Vista Palace Hotel. The tournament ends with the final competition and the awards ceremony hosted by the main sponsor and celebrity guests. On Sunday a closing gala dinner will take place at the Monte Carlo Beach Club, which will benefit the charity association Ecoute Cancer Réconfort.

Francesco Mitrano, president of the Monte Carlo Polo Club: “I will be playing myself in the Missbach team, together with my Argentine friend Eduardo Menendez, whom I know very well, as well as Juan Bozzi, Polo Manager of Villa a Sesta Polo Club. Renato Bolongaro, as Eduardo Menendez, will compete for our Diamond Polo Cup by Missbach, after his participation at the Open de Gassin during July 18-28. The Slovak Ivan Weiss, member of the Bratislava Polo Club 1888 where the roots go back to the Austro-Hungarian monarchy, has been provided precious advice for the creation of that club. All our players are very experienced and of an international level.”


The teams:
Acampora / US Polo
Fabio Acampora
Patrick Saurini
Juan Cruz Guevara

Renato Bolongaro / Audemars
Renato Bolongaro
Paolo Santambrogio
Fernando Riveira

Barclays
Ivan Weiss
Martin Joaquin
David Casanova

Missbach
Francesco Mitrano
Eduardo Menendez
Juan Bozzi