WELLINGTON, FL -- (Marketwire) -- 03/19/13 -- International Polo Club Palm Beach, the nation's most prestigious polo facility, is proud to announce Maserati as the title sponsor of the esteemed USPA Maserati 109th U.S. Open Polo Championship® for the 2013 season; the highest rated polo tournament on the continent.
"Maserati is one of the automotive industry's marques of excellence, an example of status, elegance, and luxury," said John Wash, president of the International Polo Club (IPC). "We are proud to be aligned with a company -- and its cars -- that embodies a genuine sporting spirit that personifies style and exclusivity."
The upcoming USPA Maserati 109th U.S. Open Polo Championship® is a four-week, 26-goal tournament that will finalize the 10th Anniversary Season at the International Polo Club, and the four-month Florida winter, high-goal polo season. It takes place on March 31, and April 7, 14, and 21, showcasing the world's most elite, high-goal players and the finest polo ponies.
"Similar to the sport of polo, Maserati represents passion, performance, and sophistication," commented Andrea Soriani, director of marketing and communications of Maserati North America. "Given our long tradition in international competition, we look forward to working with the IPC in order to ensure a captivating USPA Maserati 109th U.S. Open Polo Championship."
Maserati will have its full range of models on hand, including the all-new 2014 Maserati Quattroporte sedan, which enjoyed its global debut in January. Acclaimed by experts for its spaciousness, everyday usability, performance, and AWD capability, the Quattroporte offers Italian design and craftsmanship in the full-sized sedan segment.
The USPA U.S. Open Polo Championship dates back to 1904. The tournament was first played at Van Cortland Park in New York. In 2004, the International Polo Club landed the championship, and it has been played here ever since. The Zacara team will strive to defend their 2012 championship title led by Argentine Open champion player, 10-goaler Facundo Pieres, along with 8-goaler Magoo Laprida, and 7-goal American player, Mike Azzaro, as well as player patron Lyndon Lea.
Sunday Brunch and Polo
The high-goal polo action takes place every Sunday through April 21 at the International Polo Club. Tickets for Sunday polo range from $10 general admission to $120 for box seating. Tickets for the lavish Sunday brunch at The Pavilion and its reception start at $65, upward to $330 for the Veuve Clicquot brunch package for two. Tickets can be purchased online at InternationalPoloClub.com or by calling 561.204.5687.
Maserati produces three lines of award-winning sports-luxury cars. All new for 2013, the four-door Quattroporte is larger, lighter, and faster, with timeless style, an interior awash with Italian leather, and fine materials. It comes available with all-wheel drive, or with a 523 hp V8 engine. The GranTurismo Coupe and the GranTurismo Convertible are globally recognized for their elegance and capability. In each Maserati, four adults can travel in an abundance of space and handcrafted luxury, while race-bred engines and six-speed or eight-speed adaptive automatic transmissions deliver thoroughbred performance and the unmistakable Maserati exhaust note. Maserati automobiles and merchandise can be found at retailers across North America. Information on Maserati can be found at maserati.us, 1-800-My-Maserati, or for press information, media.maserati.com.
About International Polo Club Palm Beach
International Polo Club Palm Beach is located in Wellington, Fla., in the heart of South Florida's famed horse country. Founded in 2002, IPC is host to major tournaments and world-class events throughout the Palm Beach Polo Season, including the highest goal polo played in the United States and prestigious competitions such as the Herbie Pennell Cup, Joe Barry Memorial Cup, Ylvisaker Cup, USPA C.V. Whitney Cup, and the USPA Piaget Gold Cup, which all lead up to the coveted USPA Maserati 109th U.S. Open Polo Championship®. The world's polo elite descends upon Wellington each season to enjoy their love of the sport and the lifestyle in the most prominent and well-equipped polo facility in the nation. IPC features nine manicured polo fields, The Pavilion, private boxes and viewing stands, tennis courts, a croquet court, a state-of-the-art spa, a lushly landscaped pool deck, après polo celebrations, and a fabled gourmet Sunday brunch.
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