13 May, 2020
It is with deepest regret that we announce the passing of Mr. Alfonso Rozas Ossa on Sunday May 10th. Don Alfonso had an illustrious career in polo, he was President of the Chilean Polo Federation and as such had an important participation in the founding of FIP in 1982. He was also President of the San Cristobal Polo Club for 28 years between 1974 and 2002 and an Ambassador at Large of FIP. Don Alfonso was paramount in hosting the III FIP World Polo Championship at the San Cristobal Polo Club in 1992 and in 1979 he created the International Children’s Polo Championship that has been played ever since and that FIP has endorsed since 1992. He will be sorely missed by his friends and family and all who encountered his affability, simplicity, sense of friendship and generous hospitality, a true gentleman of our sport.