October 26 - November 7, 2021

ASSOCIATION CUP

ASSOCIATION CUP

TOURNAMENT HISTORY

Established in 1980, the Association Cup is a national 4-to 8-goal tournament. Previously hosted at Palm City Polo Club, LLC in Boynton Beach, Florida, in 2013 the tournament fell into a six-year hiatus and the classic tournament was reignited in 2020 by New Bridge Polo & Country Club in Aiken, South Carolina.

Standing out in a field of seven, 2020 contenders Out East (Hope Arellano, Lucas Arellano, Tommy Biddle, John Humphreys) and SIG (Deep Singh, Malia Bryan, Alan Martinez, Willie Hartnett) reached the Association Cup final each with a perfect 3-0 record, as Out East overtook the lead in the second chukker to earn the trophy 11-8.

Returning to New Bridge Polo & Country Club for the second consecutive year, the 2021 Association Cup will field nine talented teams, including five new teams entering the competition. 2020 finalists Deep Singh, Malia Bryan and Willie Hartnett will team up once again for SIG/Chukkers of Hope, while former teammate Alan Martinez joins new team LBL in 2021. Reigning champion, Team USPA member Lucas Arellano moves from Out East to Un-sta-ble in search of another title. Joining the single elimination tournament for the first time, Field One, LBL, Un-sta-ble, Core Real Estate and Hutchinson Farms look to make their mark at New Bridge Polo & Country Club to close the 8-goal season.

Photo: 2020 Association Cup Champions: Out East - Hope Arellano, John Humphreys, Lucas Arellano, Tommy Biddle. ©Katie Roth

ASSOCIATION CUP

TOURNAMENT FORMAT

Each team will play a single elimination game to advance into the semifinals.

ASSOCIATION CUP

TEAMS AND ROSTERS

Bracket I

Bracket II

Bracket III

Bracket IV

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LBL (3-0)

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Alison Patricelli
Outdoor: 0
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Jack Whitman
Outdoor: 1
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Alan Martinez
Outdoor: 5
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Trevor Niznik
Outdoor: 2

Field One (2-1)

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Stacie Simpkins
Outdoor: -1
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Charlie Caldwell
Outdoor: 1
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Jesus Ontiveros
Outdoor: 2
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Pelon Escapite
Outdoor: 6

SIG/Chukkers of Hope (2-1)

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Deep Singh
Outdoor: -1
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Malia Bryan
Outdoor: 0
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Matt Coppola
Outdoor: 5
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Willie Hartnett
Outdoor: 4

Tipler Law/Cooper H&S (1-1)

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JD Cooper
Outdoor: 0
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Adam Snow
Outdoor: 4
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Ruben Coscia
Outdoor: 4
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Steve Tipler
Outdoor: 0

UN-STA-BLE (0-1)

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Chase Butler
Outdoor: 0
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Jason Wates
Outdoor: 3
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Del Walton
Outdoor: 3
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Lucas Arellano
Outdoor: 2

Core Real Estate (0-1)

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Andrew Baldwin
Outdoor: 0
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Kylie Sheehan
Outdoor: 0
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Agustin Arellano
Outdoor: 3
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Eden Ormerod
Outdoor: 4

Skaneateles (0-1)

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Marty Cregg
Outdoor: 0
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Valentino Echezarreta
Outdoor: 2
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Tommy Collingwood
Outdoor: 5
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Cesar Jimenez
Outdoor: 1

Upatoi Green/ Foxdale Equine (0-1)

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Jake Flournoy
Outdoor: 2
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Thomas "Tommy" Huber Jr.
Outdoor: 2
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Whistle Uys
Outdoor: 4
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Hugh Worsham
Outdoor: 0

Hutchinson Farms (0-1)

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Charlie Hutchinson
Outdoor: 0
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Pedro Lara
Outdoor: 2
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Luis Galvan
Outdoor: 3
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Dennys Santana
Outdoor: 3

ASSOCIATION CUP

TOURNAMENT GAMES

Tuesday, Oct 26, 2021

October 26

Final

Association Cup

New Bridge Polo & Country Club

Skaneateles logo

Skaneateles (0-1)

5

Field One logo

Field One (2-1)

7

Saturday, Oct 30, 2021

October 30

Final

Association Cup

New Bridge Polo & Country Club

Tipler Law/Cooper H&S logo

Tipler Law/Cooper H&S (1-1)

11

Hutchinson Farms logo

Hutchinson Farms (0-1)

10

Sunday, Oct 31, 2021

October 31

Final

Association Cup

New Bridge Polo & Country Club

LBL logo

LBL (3-0)

11

Upatoi Green/ Foxdale Equine logo

Upatoi Green/ Foxdale Equine (0-1)

5

Tuesday, Nov 2, 2021

November 02

Final

Association Cup

New Bridge Polo & Country Club

Core Real Estate logo

Core Real Estate (0-1)

8

SIG/Chukkers of Hope logo

SIG/Chukkers of Hope (2-1)

15

Wednesday, Nov 3, 2021

November 03

Final

Association Cup

New Bridge Polo & Country Club

UN-STA-BLE logo

UN-STA-BLE (0-1)

7

Field One logo

Field One (2-1)

9

Thursday, Nov 4, 2021

November 04

Final

Association Cup

New Bridge Polo & Country Club

Tipler Law/Cooper H&S logo

Tipler Law/Cooper H&S (1-1)

10

SIG/Chukkers of Hope logo

SIG/Chukkers of Hope (2-1)

11

Friday, Nov 5, 2021

November 05

Final

Association Cup

New Bridge Polo & Country Club

LBL logo

LBL (3-0)

9

Field One logo

Field One (2-1)

8

Sunday, Nov 7, 2021

November 07

Final

Association Cup

New Bridge Polo & Country Club

SIG/Chukkers of Hope logo

SIG/Chukkers of Hope (2-1)

9

LBL logo

LBL (3-0)

12

ASSOCIATION CUP

THE VENUE

Driving into the New Bridge Polo & Country Club (New Bridge) in Aiken, South Carolina, one may think they had just entered an argentine estancia. With its signature four-board black fencing and orange clay dirt roads--it’s no accident that the New Bridge Polo Club alludes to the current mecca of polo. Founded by amateur polo player Russ McCall in 2000, the club was created in partnership with Argentine professional Matias Magrini.

The astounding 861-acre New Bridge development boasts five world-class polo fields in a private gated community. While that may sound intimidating, McCall points out that the gates serve less as a barrier to keep people out, but rather as a means to keep the occasional escaped horse in. The atmosphere of the club remains true to its humble beginnings, unpretentious, in a natural wooded setting, framed by southern pines and surrounded by an effortless tranquility.

The centerpiece of the club is the rustic colonial-style clubhouse. Constructed of old wood that was shipped from Argentina and assembled onsite, it brings the history and ambiance of the Argentine way of life to South Carolina. The clubhouse also conveniently houses a player’s bar, restaurant and outdoor asado area for post-game parties. Spectators are invited to sit on the porch with a spectacular view of Field 1 to watch the featured Sunday matches. New Bridge offers country living without the inconveniences of country distances. Cottage-style bungalows are situated on residential lots lining Field 1, as well as larger estate houses with the option to buy or build.


862 New Bridge Rd
Aiken, SC 29805
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