International Polo Club Palm Beach Announces PIAGET as Title Sponsor of the 2013 USPA Gold Cup

Wed Feb 13, 2013 11:12am EST

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  WELLINGTON, FL, Feb 13 (Marketwire) -- 
International Polo Club Palm Beach is proud to announce that for the
sixth consecutive year, luxury Swiss watchmaker, PIAGET, will be
sponsoring the esteemed USPA Gold Cup. 

    First played in 1974, the 26-goal USPA Gold Cup is a symbol of
professionalism, good sportsmanship, and high-goal polo at its finest.
The tournament has been played at various polo clubs across the nation,
but found a home at the International Polo Club (IPC) in 2007. Matches
will be played every Sunday at 3 p.m. from March 10 to March 24. A
variety of ticketing options, including The Pavilion's champagne brunch,
general admission, and lawn seating will be available. Casual fare and
beverages will be offered at the Wellington Zone. 

    As the exclusive watch and jewelry sponsor, and the official timekeeper
of the International Polo Club Palm Beach and the Palm Beach Polo Season,
PIAGET salutes the club's 10th Anniversary Season with the launch of
their new, luxury Polo FortyFive Black watch, which will join their
highly successful iconic collection of polo watches introduced in the
late 1970s.

    The 2013 Palm Beach Polo Season at IPC commenced on Sunday, January 6,
with polo enthusiasts celebrating the club's 10th Anniversary with
record-breaking attendance. All eight of the world's 10-goal polo players
are competing in a full schedule of tournaments through April 21, with
America's three 26-goal triple crown tournaments, the USPA C.V. Whitney
Cup, the USPA PIAGET Gold Cup, and the USPA Maserati 109th U.S. Open Polo
Championship(TM) being played in March and April.

    "PIAGET brings to IPC and our upcoming 2013 season, the style, panache,
and world-renowned cachet commensurate with their brand and international
polo," said John Wash, IPC president. "IPC has enjoyed a long-standing
partnership with PIAGET, and we are honored to have them involved with
our organization. Their reputation for excellence makes them an ideal
sponsor."

    "Having our brand aligned with the nation's most prestigious polo club
makes this the perfect partnership," said Larry Boland, president of
PIAGET.

    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. These
tournaments include the highest goal polo played in the U.S., with
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, culminating with the coveted USPA Maserati 109th U.S. Open Polo
Championship(TM). The world's polo elite descend 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, apres polo celebrations, and a fabled
gourmet Sunday brunch. For more information about IPC, tournament
information, special events, sponsorship, and tickets, please call
561-204-5687 or visit InternationalPoloClub.com.

    About PIAGET SA
 PIAGET has stood as an icon of excellence and creativity
since its founding in 1874, elevating the manufacture of fine jewelry and
timepieces to an absolute art. The firm is known for its legendary PIAGET
Polo timepieces, as well as for its ultra-thin movements and artistic
dials, including chronographs, tourbillons, and the complicated perpetual
calendars. PIAGET is one of the only remaining watchmakers that designs
and crafts its own cases, bracelets, and movements. For more information,
please visit PIAGET.com.

    About the USPA Gold Cup
 The prestigious USPA Gold Cup, first played in
1974, is a symbol of professionalism, good sportsmanship, and high-goal
polo at its finest. First introduced at Oakbrook Polo Club in Illinois,
it then headed north to Milwaukee Polo Club in 1975 and remained there
until 1978. After moving south in 1979, the Gold Cup continued a 17-year
stretch at Palm Beach Polo and Country Club, only to move to Boca Raton's
Royal Palm Polo & Sports Club in 1996. In 2002, the Gold Cup headed back
up north to Greenwich Polo Club where play resumed until 2004. Aiken,
S.C., then hosted the Gold Cup in 2005 and 2006. When the USPA awarded
IPC the Gold Cup in 2007, the International Polo Club Palm Beach, home of
the 26-goal C.V. Whitney Cup Tournament and the U.S. Open Championship,
sealed its place in history as it now proudly possesses all three legs of
American polo's Triple Crown. 

    For media inquiries, please contact Enid Atwater at Venue Marketing Group
at 561-844-1778, ext. 21 or email enida@venueadv.com. 

    
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