The Porsche Polo Teams got crowned as the supreme winners for the 3rd consecutive time of the Copa Agua Alta and Copa Agua Baja celebrated from the 28th March to the 11th April at Costa Careyes Polo Club in Mexico.
At the XVI Copa Agua Alta in the 8-10 goals 6 teams participated, while in the Agua Baja of 4-6 goals 4 teams fought for the crown. All these events took place within the Careyes Polo Festival, which lasts for 2 weeks and also hosted a Juniors Cup, an Amateurs Cup and the famous Gold Cup, whose 2nd edition showcases the highest and most competitive level that can be experienced in Mexico, with a handicap of 16 and 18 goals.
Old sports rivalries, passion for Polo and an excellent game level, fully captured the crowd’s attention, who filled the terraces and suites of the 2 fields were the games were held, while the evenings highlighted every corner of Careyes, culminating with the delirious closing night White Party by clothing brand Tucané, which between a tropical band and Dj’s, kept everyone dancing until the wee hours of the morning.
One of the most important remarks of the event is the arbitrage by 3 International referees, including Matias Baibiene, who has been invited to referee some of the most important finals of the world, including the USA, UK and Argentine Opens.
The Porsche Team, with Billy Steta, President of the Mexican Polo Federation, at its head was the winner of the Copa Agua Alta in a hard-fought game against the USA-Costa Careyes Team, led by Giorgio Brignone, in which technique, skills and both teams experience showered the audience with endless excitement up until the last minute of the game, ending with a 9-8 score. During the Copa Agua Baja, the Porsche Team, again lead by Guillermo “Billy” Steta took the highest prize.
Guillermo Li was named Best Professional Player of the Copa Agua Alta, the award for the Best Amateur Player of the Copa Agua Alta was presented to Cedric Schweri.
Amongst beach activities, polo games, driving experiences, photo exhibitions, parties and special activities, the hosts, Alberto Ardissone and Giorgio Brignone, were proud to show their organization and hospitality by showcasing such a magnificent event. It is worth mentioning that for the 3rd consecutive year the Copa was presented by the German car brand Porsche, who were displaying all their line of sports cars, adding a touch of luxury and adventure to the guests’ experience, in what it is the most important tournament held in Mexico.
Across the event, the public were able to enjoy special driving experiences throughout the beautiful Costalegre at the South of Jalisco, where in its very heart lays Costa Careyes, halfway between the port cities of Manzanillo and Puerto Vallarta.
The guests to these activities enjoyed the Porsche cars, driving them across the jungle scenery of the zone (Barra de Navidad, Tenacatita, Chamela and Pérula), besides doing speed and skill trials at the future aerodrome of Costalegre (7200 feet), pleasuring the lovers of these high performance vehicles, thanks to the presence of the whole scale of models, ranging from the recently launched Boxter and Cayman on its GTS versions, the emblematic Race 911, the Macan in its Turbo modality to the Panamera and Cayenne in its version S e-hybrid.
The dates for next year’s edition of the Polo Festival, XVII Copa Agua Alta and the III Copa de Oro are from the 21st March to 4th April 2016.