Monty Waterbury Cup
White Birch 16
Chris Brant A
Tomas Schwencke 2
Mariano Aguerre 8
Joaquin Panelo 6
Postage Stamp Farm 16
Annabelle Gundlach A
Brandon Phillips 4
Mariano Gonzalez 7
Marcos Garcia Del Rio 5
Dillion Bacon 2
Toro Ruiz 6
Tomas Garcia Del Rio 7
Segundo Merlos 2
Island House 16
Peter Holowesko A
Santino Magrini 4
Matias Magrini 7
Lucas Diaz Alberdi 5
June 20th, 2018
Dear 2018 Monty Waterbury Cup Team Members,
Please accept this letter as a notification from the Host Tournament Committee as to the Tournament
Conditions and Format for the 2018 Monty Waterbury Cup. The following Tournament Format and
Conditions explain how the tournament will be structured and managed.
Tournament Format and Conditions:
• All games will be played on the Handicap, not on the flat.
• The tournament will be played in accordance with the 2018 international rules.
• The tournament will be played in accordance with the USPA American system with one bracket
of four teams.
• For preliminary matches each team will play each team in the bracket. Following the completion
of the bracket play, each team will be ranked 1 to 4 on their win loss record. In the case of a 2-
way tie who beat who will be used to break the tie. In the case of a 3 or 4-way tie, USPA
Tournament Condition VI.g Shootout Tournament Tiebreaker with 1 player from each team will
be used to break the ties and determine ranking of the tied teams.
• The top two ranked teams will move to the Finals and the bottom two teams will move to the
The Following Variances will be in effect:
During the execution of a knock-in, Penalty 5.a or 5.b, or a free hit resulting from a ball hit out of
bounds, an offensive player may not deliberately block a defensive player from marking the offensive
player’s teammate who has a play on the ball (i.e., deliberately set a pick on a defending player). When
an offensive player improperly blocks a defensive player, the Umpires shall call a foul and award an
appropriate penalty. Improper Blocking may or may not constitute Dangerous Riding, and result in a
yellow or red flag under [Rule 33 (USPA Outdoor Rules) or Section 5 (USPA International Rules)],
depending on the degree of danger as determined in the discretion of the Umpire.
New Interpretation for the “Improper Blocking” variances granted in 2018
For the purposes of this rule only, “the execution of a knock-in, Penalty 5.a or 5.b, or a free hit resulting
from a ball hit out of bounds” shall be deemed to occur from the time the Umpire calls “Play” until the
time an offensive player either hits away or runs with the ball. During that time period, improper
blocking may occur and be penalized anywhere on the field where an offensive player is deliberately
blocking a defensive player from marking the offensive player’s teammate who has a play on the ball.
Duration of Periods
The variance to International Rule 2. DURATION OF PERIODS, to play out the last 30 seconds of the final
regulation period, reads as follows:
b.) In the final regulation period, play will continue until the second horn or bell, or until a goal is scored
unless that goal ties the score in which case play will continue until the second horn or bell, or until
another goal is scored. If the play is stopped by the Umpires after the 7-minute horn or bell for any
reason, the penalty, throw-in or free hit, as the case may be, shall be executed. If the play is stopped by
the Umpire’s whistle after the 7-minute horn or bell for any reason, 5 seconds shall be allowed for
execution of any penalty, free hit or bowl in, as the case may be.
c. Should the score be tied at the end of the final regulation period, the game shall be resumed in
overtime periods with intervals between periods as provided in Rule 1, until one side obtains a goal
which shall determine the game. 5 seconds shall be allowed for execution of any penalty, free hit or
bowl in, as the case may be.
Play dates will take place between Saturday June, 23nd and Thursday, July 5th with Friday, July 6th as a
rain date. Play dates and games are subject to change if weather does not cooperate. Following the Final
there will be an Asado for all players, friends and families of the players at the Field 1 Player’s Lounge
Note: The Host Tournament Committee will schedule games, game times and assign fields for all
tournament games. Dates of games are subject to change at the HTC discretion for any reason.
Players having had a 5 goal or higher handicap may be called upon to third man for matches.
Each team is required to provide two fully tacked umpire horses for each game they play. Umpire horses
MUST be suitable to play 16-goal polo. The umpire(s) will not umpire on any horse that is not suitable to
umpire at the 16-goal level. If an umpire rejects a horse, the team providing that horse must replace it
forward to a wonderful tournament.
June, 20th 2018
Monty Waterbury Cup
Saturday, June 23rd
10:00am Island House vs Huntsman
Sunday, June 24th
3:00pm White Birch vs Postage Stamp Farm
Wednesday, June 27th
5:00pm White Birch vs Huntsman
Friday, June 29th
5:00pm Island House vs Postage Stamp Farm
Monday, July 2nd
10:00am White Birch vs Island House
5:00pm Postage stamp Farm vs Huntsman
Thursday, July 5th