Who are the most successful players and nations in Kitz? How many women have made it to the top of the winner’s podium? And what do Germany and Great Britain have in common? A look at the Hall of Fame.

Tony Pidgeley, Tom Bown and Jack Kidd went down in history of the snow polo tournament in Kitzbühel as its first winners. This took place in 2003 – and the three Englishmen repeated their success the following year. Only two other teams have accomplished the feat of title defence in the past twelve years: Richard Davis, Tarquin Southwell and Johnny Good, also from England, as well as Uwe Schröder, Christopher “Niffy” Winter and Thomas Winter from Germany.

Great Britain and Germany play a central role in snow polo in Kitzbühel in general: Each country has seen twelve players on top of the winner’s podium so far. This makes England and Germany the most successful nations, while Argentina is placed third, boasting seven winners. Steffi von Pock and Eva Brühl from Germany are the only two women who have ever won the tournament in Kitzbühel. In 2011, the two of them made it to the top of the winner’s podium at Münichauer Wiese, together with the Argentinian Ignacio Tillous.

Apropos: no player has won the coveted trophy more than two times so far.


The previous winners in Kitz:
2014: Team Luxury/Castelfalfi
Andy Golling (GER)
Facundo Llorente (ARG)
Horacio Llorente (ARG)

2013: Team Audi
Richard Davis (UK)
Tarquin Southwell (UK)
Johnny Good (UK)

2012: Team Hawker Beechcraft
Richard Davis (UK)
Tarquin Southwell (UK)
Johnny Good (UK)

2011: Team Wintertechnik
Steffi von Pock (GER)
Eva Brühl (GER)
Ignacio Tillous (ARG)

2010: Team Valartis Bank
Thomas Wolfensbeger (CH)
Tito Gaudenzi (CH/USA)
Lucas Labat (ARG)

2009: Team Lanson
Uwe Schröder (GER)
Christopher „Niffy“ Winter (GER)
Thomas Winter (GER)

2008: Team Käfer/ Lanson
Uwe Schröder (GER)
Christopher „Niffy“ Winter (GER)
Thomas Winter (GER)

2007: Team Igel Software
Sebastian Schneberger (GER)
Goffredo Cutinelli (ITA)
Caesar Guinazu (ARG)

2006: Team Bentley Wien
Philip Maeder (CH)
Harald Link (GER)
Federico Bachman (ARG)

2005: Team Hypo Liechtenstein
Peter Slupinski (GER)
Laurens Brouns (NL)
Christian Bernal (ARG)

2004: Team VERTU / High Life
Tony Pidgeley (UK)
Tim Bown (UK)
Jack Kidd (UK)

2003: Team VERTU
Tony Pidgeley (UK)
Tim Bown (UK)
Jack Kidd (UK)