From 12-15 May 2016, Beach Polo comes to Croatia! Four international teams, including polo players from seven different countries, will fight for victory at the Beach Polo Cup in Rovinj. Rovinj is a city in Croatia located on the western coast of the Istrian peninsula, idyllic situated on the north Adriatic Sea.

Uwe Zimmermann (President Beach Polo Rovinj) and his international team are responsible for the organisation of the tournament. About 3,000 spectators are expected to come and witness the fast-paced polo matches at the beach of Rovinj. The teams are supported by the sponsors Adris, Heineken, Jamnica (Agrokor) and Tagheuer.

The tournament starts on 12 May 2016 with a Welcome Party at the pool of the five-star Hotel Lone, including all teams and sponsors. On the following day the first polo matches are held, which are open to public viewing. The evening concludes with a gala dinner at the former tobacco factory in Rovinj. 14 May begins with a parade of the players and their horses through the centre of Rovinj, accompanied by a number of limousines and cars by Bentley Wien. The parade ends in front of the Adriatic Hotel with a reception by Champagne Louis Roederer. In the afternoon more polo matches will be held at the polo arena at the beach of Rovinj. The James Bond Black Tie Player Party, taking place in the evening at the pool and in the garden of the 5-star Hotel Mulini, will be one of the highlights of the event. On Sunday midday the final matches will be held, followed by the presentation of the Tiffany trophies and prices to the players. On Sunday evening at the close of the first Beach Polo Cup in Rovinj, a Farewell Party will be organised at the super yacht called “JoyMe” by Philip Zepter.

Not only will there be horsepower on the playing field, but also next to the sidelines. In addition to a presentation of the cars by Bentley Wien, there will be a special treat for the visitors of the tournament: The brand General Motors will be on site with several Electric Hummer cars – and best of all: All guests are cordially invited to test-drive the green off-road vehicles themselves.

All teams will be equipped with clothes by exclusive supplier La Martina. Furthermore, there will be a shopping tent by La Martina. Sustenance will be provided by the catering of te Maistra group, of which the 5-star Hotel Lone is also part of. Many celebrities are expected to visit the event: Ivana Trump, Enno v. Ruffin, Lothar Matthäus and his family, the mayor of Rovinj and the Governor of Istria, the family Illy as well as many more renowned faces from the media, economics and politics from Croatia, Slovenia, Germany and Switzerland. Umpire will be Marc Holmes and the matches will be commentated by Chris Hyde. Maximilian Zimmermann will be responsible for timekeeping and scoreboard.


Teams:
Team Heineken (+4)
Matteo Beffa (0)
Cedric Schweri (0)
Martin Riglos (+4)

Team Adris (+5/+4)
Bruce Colley (+1)
Uwe Zimmermann (+1) / Philipp Zimmermann (0)
Marcello Caivano (+3)

Team Tagheuer (+4)
Susanne Rosenkranz (0)
Niclas Johannson (0)
Jamie Le Hardy (+4)

Team Jamnica (+5)
Sébastien Le Page (0)
Thomas Wolfensberger (+1)
Martin Podesta Jr. (+4)

For inquiries regarding the tournament please write an email to info@croatiapolo.com

For further information please visit www.croatiapolo.com