C.V. Whitney Cup


Father vs. Son

Father Adolfo Cambiaso, considered by many to be the world’s best polo player, was matched up against his son Poroto, a newly rated 10 goaler at the age of 17 in the finals of the C.V. Whitney Cup on the main stadium field at the National Polo Center in Wellington.

This was the first time they played against each other as 10 goalers.

A very close game throughout this final was enjoyed by a full house.

In the sixth chucker Valiente tied the score at 10 and then went on to score the final two goals to give them the win 12-10 in the first of the Gauntlet Series over LaDolfina, the youngest team in the tournament.

The Valiente team was made up of patron Bob Jornayvaz, Jesse Bray, Paco Narvaez Jr. and the MVP Adolfo Cambiaso.  Bray replaced starter Peke Gonzalz, due to a broken rib, in the semifinals.

La Dolfina team was comprised of Dillon Bacon, making his US debut, Quinn Evans, Poroto Cambiaso and Tomas Panelo.