The tournament committee of the Snow Polo World Cup St. Moritz is pleased to welcome de Grisogono as a new team sponsor of the only “high goal’ tournament on snow, worldwide.
De Grisogono, the Swiss luxury jeweler, joins the sponsorship ranks of the three pre-existing teams in the tournament: Badrutt’s Palace, Azerbaijan Land of Fire, and Maserati. Founder and organizer Reto Gaudenzi is delighted with the new addition. “We are proud to have the prestigious de Grisogono as a new team tournament sponsor,” Gaudenzi said.
Top international players from around the world will compete for the coveted de Grisogono Trophy. Players and fans will gather for the competition from January 24 to 26, 2020.
Demand for Sponsorship, VIP tickets and Gala Night at an All-time High
The new sponsors and partners of the Snow Polo World Cup St. Moritz are joining existing sponsors such as Deutsche Bank Wealth Management, La Martina, Netjets, Maura Wasescha, Cellcosmet, Etihad Airways, Bethanian Hospital, Oona Caviar, and Winterthur Doppelleu Boxer Brewery. All of St. Moritz’ five-star hotels including Badrutt’s Palace, Kulm Hotel St. Moritz, Kempinski Grand Hotel des Bains, Hotel Carlton, and Suvrett House are welcoming guests.
Ticket sales are expected to tally a new record for the VIP experience, the Chukker Club, and the exclusive “Baku Moritz Gala” held on Saturday, January 25, 2020. A few tickets are still available at www.snowpolo-st.moritz.com/tickets/.
Admission to the tournament grounds is free to the public. Local restauranteurs, under the guidance of Badrutt’s Palace Hotel, will cater a wide array of culinary treats for tournament visitors throughout the weekend.
Team Captains Announced
Team Maserati will be co-captained by Zhanna Bandurko and Very Mishchenko. Team Azerbaijan Land of Fire will be led by Elcin Jamalli. Kutlay Yaprak will serve as captain for Team de Grisogno. Team Badratt’s Palace captain is Melissa Ganzi, the first woman ever to play on a Snow Polo World Cup St. Moritz championship team.
About the Snow Polo World Cup
In 1985, founder and organizer Reto Gaudenzi’s first polo tournament on snow began in a blizzard. It was and still is the only polo tournament played on a frozen lake. Around 1,000 spectators and 100 journalists witnessed the event.
Four teams sporting four players each will compete for the 2020 Snow Polo World Cup St. Moritz trophy. 15,000 spectators attended last year’s tournament. The game will again be played on the frozen Lake St. Moritz. This amazing sports setting features a backdrop of the Engadine Alps.