Established in 1980, the Bronze Trophy is a national tournament played at the 8- to 12-goal level. A former staple at Gulfstream Polo Club (now defunct) in Florida, the tournament found its current home in 2015 at the New Bridge Polo & Country Club (Aiken, South Carolina). Last played in 2020, the Bronze Trophy proudly returns to New Bridge for the sixth time and will crown a new champion.
In 2020, Hit Air (Jack Whitman, Justin Pimsner, Alan Martinez, Pelon Escapite) faced Brookland Plantation (Thomas Ravenel, Del Walton, Wesley "Whistle" Uys, Cody Ellis). Capturing the lead from the first chukker, Hit Air’s hard work paid off, as a six-goal contribution from Escapite combined with stringent defense culminated in the 12-8 triumph. Read article here.
Capping off an action-packed fall season at New Bridge Polo & Country Club, this year's competition will field four talented teams including current Northrup Knox Cup and National President's Cup champions and 2018 Bronze Trophy victors LBL alongside familiar competitors CCA, Field One and Upatoi Green, each hoping to capture their first title.
Photo: 2020 Bronze Trophy Champions: Hit Air - Jack Whitman, Justin Pimsner, Alan Martinez, Pelon Escapite. Presented by Marty Cregg. ©Katie Roth