2017 champions Cartier and Maserati to compete in the
Final St. Moritz, 28 January 2018. As guests gathered in the cradle of snow
polo for the second day of high goal action in the Snow Polo World Cup St.
Moritz 2018, crisp and clear weather made for excellent conditions as the
thousands-strong crowd prepared themselves for the most important snow polo
tournament in the world.
It was the turn of 2017 champions Cartier to take on their rival Maserati in the first match of the day. Both teams had left the arena winners yesterday, so it was all to play for. Cartier, with their usual vitality, were the first on the ball, racing up-field with only one thing in mind – The Maserati Cup. So, Cartier won Maserati team with score 3.5- 2. It might be because of the big exertion of the players from Team Cartier to have won the Maserati Cup.
As the sun continued to shine on the Engadin Valley, the newbies in this year’s competition, Azerbaijan Land of Fire, took to the arena against Melissa Ganzi’s Badrutt’s Palace, playing for the Deutsche Bank Wealth Management Challenge. In a team line-up change, the Azeri’s welcomed Tarlan Gurbanaliyev into the number one position providing an even stronger team for Badrutt’s Palace to shake off. From the very beginning, the expert duo of cousins Adrian and Andrés ‘Lala’ Laplacette took control of the match. As the ball was thrown-in for the start of the first chukka, Lala scored two goals in as many minutes, creating the gap needed to slightly take the pressure off his teammates. By half-time, Badrutt’s Palace had made it onto the scoreboard with an excellent goal from Alejandro Novillo Astrada, but with a winning penalty from Elchin Jamalli at half-time, the scores sat at 3-1. Despite valiant efforts from the Badrutt’s Palace team, the team of Azerbaijan Land of Fire won 9-4 and became the winner of the Deutsche Bank Wealth Management Challenge.