THE SETAI BEACH POLO WORLD CUP 2011
The Setai Hotel’s exclusive beach welcomed the first Polo tournament played on sand for the 2011 season in Punta del Este. Four teams of two players each took part in this event. The public could enjoy the Best Beach Polo in Uruguay where the Varlion Cup was at stake.
Being the first game of Beach Polo of the season in Punta del Este, the event was declared of Council Town interest by the Ministry of Tourism and declared of departmental interest by the Maldonado Town Council and Jose Ignacio Council Town authority.
The match started at full speed and the Varlion/Capó Viana team made up of Juan de Dios Cincunnegui and Mariano Etcheverry went ahead at the beginning of the game and were able to lead 2 to 0. However, the Varlion/Depi4ever team ‘s good job made up of Javier Herrera and Diego Colunga managed to draw just before the end of the first period.
Later on both teams drew 3 to 3 before the last chukker . It was Juan de Dios who scored the final 5 to 3 for the Varlion/Capó team who could finally celebrate their win on the Setai Jose Ignacio beach.
The Setai Beach World Cup 2011 ended successfully and consequently the next year edition 2012 is guaranteed to be held again.
During this event Charity actions were carried out to get funds in favour of the Jose Ignacio school.
Besides it is worth mentioning the wide coverage of this Beach Polo tournament broadcast by television channels such as Fox, Sports, C5N and Noveno Chukker TV