Friday Night Fight-to-the-Finish at $250,000 Gladiator Polo™ presented by U.S. Polo Assn. to Determine Teams for Championship Final

Mar 29, 2017 - 5:47 PM
Don’t Miss the Most Exciting Game to Date of the 7-Game Series on March 31st Between Team Spartacus and Team Priscus! 
Last Game Before the Championship to be Hosted on April 8th!
For Immediate Release

Wellington, FL – March 29, 2017- Teams Spartacus and Priscus are gearing up for what will be the most exciting game to date: round six of $250,000 Gladiator Polo™ presented by U.S. Polo Assn. on Friday, March 31. The competition takes place at Equestrian Village of Palm Beach International Equestrian Center (PBIEC), also known as “The Coliseum.”

The event pits top high-goal U.S. and international polo players against each other in the $33,000 match. The victors take home $24,000 and the opposing team receives $9,000. Friday’s  event is the last round before the $50,000 Gladiator Polo™ Final on Saturday, April 8.

This week’s Gladiator Polo™ game will take place at “The Coliseum” at Equestrian Village on Friday, March 31. 
Three teams are still in contention for the Gladiator Polo League championship and the inaugural “Gladiator Cup” to be presented to the winner of the final. If Spartacus wins March 31 they advance to the finals and face Team Spiculus for the Championship. If Priscus wins there will be a three-way tie for first place among Spartacus, Priscus, and Spiculus (all would have records of 2-1). The tie would be broken by a penalty shootout.

Team Spartacus, sponsored Carol A. Sollak, P.A. and Engel & Völkers, features players Jason Crowder (7), Felipe Viana (7) and Tommy Biddle (10). The roster for Team Priscus, sponsored by Richard Schechter and Bainbridge Companies, includes Facundo Obregon (7), Nic Roldan (8) and Jeff Hall (8).

In the Roman-themed event, the horses and players wear a distinctive team color from head to toe (from the players’ helmets all the way down to the horses’ leg wraps). Team Spartacus is red, and Team Priscus is teal.

Results of the first five rounds, starting with round 1, are: Spartacus 23, Crixus 10; Spiculus 20, Priscus 9; Spartacus 13, Spiculus 10; Priscus 13, Crixus 12; Spiculus 15, Crixus 11.

While general admission is free, for an optional dining experience spectators can watch the game ringside while enjoying an authentic Argentine Asado buffet dinner. The view of the competition doesn’t get any better than from the dining tent, where spectators get an up-close-and-personal view of the action. Asado tickets are $40, and reserved tables for six with premium VIP seating are available for $500 per table. To purchase tickets for the Asado please click here.

TEAM CRIXUS sponsored by U.S. Trust Bank of America Private Wealth Management
Supporting sponsors: Braman Motors Mini Cooper, Malibu Rum, Shock Top Beer, Connelly’s Red Mills, Pegasus Builders, The Maya Group, Gonzalez Shenkman & Buckstein, VIP Medical Weight Loss, Palm Beach County Film and Television Commission, DePaula Auto Group.

TEAM PRISCUS sponsored by Richard Schechter and Bainbridge Companies
Supporting sponsors: Braman Motors BMW, Absolut Vodka, Raymond James, Bud Light, Dutta Corporation, Five Star Builders, Rosenbaum PLLC, Maria Mendelsohn/Douglas Elliman, Discover the Palm Beaches, and Palm Beach Riding Academy.

TEAM SPARTACUS sponsored by Carol A. Sollak, P.A. and Engel & Völkers
Supporting sponsors: Braman Motors Porsche, Avion Tequila, Bank of America, Goose Island Beer, Cavalleria Toscana, Palm Beach Equine Clinic, W Development Group, Galle Law Group, Palm Beach County Sports Commission, and The Wanderers Club.

TEAM SPICULUS sponsored by Don Graves and Marshall & Sterling Insurance, Equisport Division
Supporting sponsors: Braman Motors Bentley, Jamison Irish Whiskey, Stella Artois Beer, Florida Community Bank, Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital, Hedrick Brothers Construction, the Fite Group Luxury Homes, Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association, VISIT FLORIDA, Gold Coast Feed, Gladiator Sporting Goods Factory.

Gladiator Polo™, which has become the go-to nightspot of the weekend, wraps up with a lively after-party open to all. The party with DJ Maximus at the “Lions’ Den” features later happy hours, dancing, and opportunities to mingle with the world’s top polo players.

Gates open at 6:00 p.m. and the game starts at 7:00 p.m. General admission is free. The Equestrian Village at PBIEC is located at 13500 South Shore Boulevard, Wellington, FL. For more information please visit www.gladiatorpolo.comPlease click here to purchase VIP Pavilion tickets!

For sponsorship requests please contact Tannis Marley at tmarley@equestriansport.com. For information on teams and training please contact Gates Gridley at jgridley@equestriansport.com.

Photos ©David Lominska/International Polo Club and ©Diana De Rosa Photography. These photos may only be used once in relation to this press release.

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