September 25 - October 23, 2021

DELEGATE'S CUP

DELEGATE'S CUP

TOURNAMENT HISTORY

Established in 1969, the Delegate's Cup (formerly known as the Eight Goal) has been a staple in the USPA National tournament calendar and was hosted uninterrupted for 45 years until 2015. The legendary Gulfstream Polo Club (now defunct) was the home of the prestigious tournament from the mid 1970s until it's unfortunate closure in 2016. During that time, only two teams, Brookfield and Bluestone Farm, were able to win the trophy more than once. In fact, Bluestone Farm owned by the Oliver family is the only team to have ever won back-to-back tournaments, having captured a total of four titles and three consecutive wins from 2005 to 2007, each team boasting at least two members of the Obregon family.

A highly-sought after national trophy, the competition relocated to the Houston Polo Club in 2016. In the contest's inaugural year at the club, 7 Bar W/Rocking P secured the win in a close final over BTA II 7-5. BTA once again advanced to the final in 2017, however were bested by Pegasus/Propaganda with the same two-goal margin from the previous year. After a two-year hiatus the Delegate's Cup returned in 2020 as a finals matchup between undefeated teams Roxstars/Vintage Polo 1 (Roxy Mounter, Lily Lequerica, Jimmy Seward, Shane Rice) and Sullivan Group/Vintage Polo 2 (Joe Bob Lequerica, Joanie Jackson, Nick Cifuni, Cody Ellis). Roxstars/Vintage Polo 1 executing a balanced team offense captured the trophy and the $2,500 prize money with a 6-4 victory.

The 2021 Delegate's Cup will feature an impressive nine teams vying for the honor to raise the trophy including defending champions Shane Rice and Roxy Mounter joining Chandler Ranch/ Roxstars, Jimmy Steward and Lily Lequerica teaming up with 2020 finalist's Joe Bob Lequerica and Cody Ellis for Vintage Polo with the remaining finalist duo of Joanie Jackson and Nick Cifuni competing for Quiet Creek Farm/Sullivan Group.

Amongst the competiton are Team USPA Alumni members Mason Wroe (BCI/ CW Petroleum) and Nicolai Galindo (Bearsden/ Plank Companies).

Photo: 2020 Delegates Cup Champions: Roxstars/Vintage Polo 1 - Shane Rice, Jimmy Seward, Lily Lequerica, Roxy Mounter. ©Kaylee Wroe Photography.

DELEGATE'S CUP

TOURNAMENT FORMAT

Bracket I teams will play within bracket. Brackets II and III will play cross bracket. Top two records from Bracket I and top two records overall from Brackets II and III will advance to the semifinals (Brackets II and III will be ranked on win percentages). If team handicaps indicated the possibility for a tied game, teams will be asked prior to thematic for either shootout or overtime. If both teams cannot agree, then teams will do a shootout.

In the case of seeding teams will draw for placement. If two teams have tied records and they have played each other, the tie is broken by who beat who. If two teams have tied records and they did not play each other, the tie is broken by a shootout. If three or more teams have tied records, the tie is also broken by a shootout. Shootout will require one player from each team, time and place determined by Houston Polo Club.

Open goal penalties: All players are eligible to take open goal penalties.

DELEGATE'S CUP

TEAMS AND ROSTERS

Bracket I

Vintage Polo (5-0)

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Lily Lequerica
Outdoor: 0
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Joe Bob Lequerica
Outdoor: 0
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Jimmy Seward
Outdoor: 3
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Cody Ellis
Outdoor: 3

Bearsden/Plank Companies (2-2)

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Carol Farnsworth
Outdoor: -0.5
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Kendall Plank
Outdoor: 0.5
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Joe Wayne Barry
Outdoor: 3
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Nicolai Galindo
Outdoor: 3
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Will Mudra
Substitute
Outdoor: -0.5

Chandler Ranch/Roxstars (1-2)

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Roxy Mounter
Outdoor: -0.5
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Joe Chandler
Outdoor: -0.5
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Drew Luplow
Outdoor: 2
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Shane Rice
Outdoor: 4
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Megan Flynn
Substitute
Outdoor: 0.5

Horsegate/Whitehall Ranch (0-3)

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Bill Lane
Outdoor: 0
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Lance Stefanakis
Outdoor: 1
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Luis "Ariel" Mancebo
Outdoor: 1
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Miguel Torres Jr.
Outdoor: 4

Bracket II

Rocking P (3-1)

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Bridget Price
Outdoor: 0
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Grayson Price
Outdoor: 1
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Tommy Costello
Outdoor: 2
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Marcos Villanueva
Outdoor: 3

BCI/CW Petroleum (2-1)

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Chris Williams
Outdoor: 0.5
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Cara Kennedy
Outdoor: -0.5
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Chad Bowman
Outdoor: 2
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Mason Wroe
Outdoor: 4

Patagonia Grill/T Squared Energy (1-1)

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Emma Tooth
Outdoor: -0.5
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Nick Dunbar
Outdoor: 0
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Vaughn Miller Jr.
Outdoor: 2
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Bryan Middleton
Outdoor: 3

Bracket III

Quiet Creek Farm/ Sullivan Group (1-2)

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Joanie Jackson
Outdoor: 0
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Nick Cifuni
Outdoor: 3
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Joaquin Arguello
Outdoor: 2
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Hannah Reynolds
Outdoor: 0.5
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Olivia Reynolds
Outdoor: 0.5

Kanthaka (0-3)

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Sylvia Kampshoff
Outdoor: 0
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Philipp Kampshoff
Outdoor: 1
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Bautista Latorre
Outdoor: 1T
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Robert Orthwein
Outdoor: 4

Bracket IV

no bracket

DELEGATE'S CUP

TOURNAMENT GAMES

Saturday, Sep 25, 2021

September 25

Final

DELEGATE'S CUP

Houston Polo Club

Kanthaka logo

Kanthaka (0-3)

4

Rocking P logo

Rocking P (3-1)

6

September 25

Final

DELEGATE'S CUP

Houston Polo Club

Bearsden/Plank Companies logo

Bearsden/Plank Companies (2-2)

7

Horsegate/Whitehall Ranch logo

Horsegate/Whitehall Ranch (0-3)

5

September 25

Final

DELEGATE'S CUP

Houston Polo Club

Chandler Ranch/Roxstars logo

Chandler Ranch/Roxstars (1-2)

5

Vintage Polo logo

Vintage Polo (5-0)

7

September 25

Final

DELEGATE'S CUP

Houston Polo Club

Patagonia Grill/T Squared Energy logo

Patagonia Grill/T Squared Energy (1-1)

4.5

Quiet Creek Farm/ Sullivan Group logo

Quiet Creek Farm/ Sullivan Group (1-2)

6

Thursday, Oct 7, 2021

October 07

Final

DELEGATE'S CUP

Houston Polo Club

Quiet Creek Farm/ Sullivan Group logo

Quiet Creek Farm/ Sullivan Group (1-2)

2.5

BCI/CW Petroleum logo

BCI/CW Petroleum (2-1)

10

October 07

Final

DELEGATE'S CUP

Houston Polo Club

Kanthaka logo

Kanthaka (0-3)

5

Patagonia Grill/T Squared Energy logo

Patagonia Grill/T Squared Energy (1-1)

10

October 07

Final OT

DELEGATE'S CUP

Houston Polo Club

Bearsden/Plank Companies logo

Bearsden/Plank Companies (2-2)

4

Vintage Polo logo

Vintage Polo (5-0)

5

October 07

Final

DELEGATE'S CUP

Houston Polo Club

Horsegate/Whitehall Ranch logo

Horsegate/Whitehall Ranch (0-3)

6

Chandler Ranch/Roxstars logo

Chandler Ranch/Roxstars (1-2)

10

Saturday, Oct 9, 2021

October 09

Final

DELEGATE'S CUP

Houston Polo Club

Horsegate/Whitehall Ranch logo

Horsegate/Whitehall Ranch (0-3)

3

Vintage Polo logo

Vintage Polo (5-0)

8

October 09

Final

DELEGATE'S CUP

Houston Polo Club

Chandler Ranch/Roxstars logo

Chandler Ranch/Roxstars (1-2)

4

Bearsden/Plank Companies logo

Bearsden/Plank Companies (2-2)

5

October 09

Final

DELEGATE'S CUP

Houston Polo Club

Kanthaka logo

Kanthaka (0-3)

5

BCI/CW Petroleum logo

BCI/CW Petroleum (2-1)

8

October 09

Final

DELEGATE'S CUP

Houston Polo Club

Quiet Creek Farm/ Sullivan Group logo

Quiet Creek Farm/ Sullivan Group (1-2)

3.5

Rocking P logo

Rocking P (3-1)

4

Thursday, Oct 21, 2021

October 21

Final

DELEGATE'S CUP

Houston Polo Club

BCI/CW Petroleum logo

BCI/CW Petroleum (2-1)

2

Vintage Polo logo

Vintage Polo (5-0)

8

October 21

Final

DELEGATE'S CUP

Houston Polo Club

Bearsden/Plank Companies logo

Bearsden/Plank Companies (2-2)

4

Rocking P logo

Rocking P (3-1)

8

Saturday, Oct 23, 2021

October 23

Final

DELEGATE'S CUP

Houston Polo Club

Vintage Polo logo

Vintage Polo (5-0)

8

Rocking P logo

Rocking P (3-1)

4

DELEGATE'S CUP

THE VENUE

A mere few minutes from downtown Houston, Texas, you will find the Houston Polo Club (HPC) located on 26 manicured acres. Established in 1928, HPC is one of Texas’ oldest clubs, comprised of the Bayou Club’s original fields and stables, as well as a tack shop, stick-and-ball field, hitting cage and covered arena. In addition, HPC has three fields in Brookshire, Texas, and access to over 18 other fields through private ranches. The club has proven to be a mainstay in American polo since its inception and has hosted and produced its fair share of notable professional players over nearly a century.

HPC has been providing the Southwestern Circuit with not only world-class polo, but the opportunity to learn and progress as an individual player. Houston’s league structure is considered to be one of the best in the country, and can accommodate any skill level. The polo school is run by 2-goaler Mark Prinsloo. The Houston Polo School offers an eight-week instructional course in both the spring and fall seasons that strives to nurture players as they develop their skills. Upon graduation from the polo school, players join the Margarita League. The next level in the nationally recognized Step Up Program is the 2-Goal League, followed by the Club League, an intermediate level in which players hire their own polo professional. Once graduated from the Club League, players have opportunities to participate in USPA sanctioned and national tournaments, as well as many tournaments held by the club.

Polo is played almost year-round with the club offering a fall and spring season, followed by summer leagues, winter arena and interscholastic polo. During the fall, HPC hosts numerous USPA tournaments and a week of women’s tournaments that culminates with the Women’s Texas Open and U.S. Open Women’s Handicap®.


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