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24

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Houston Polo Club - sf

3:00 PM UTC

Patagonia Grill/T Squared Energy

Island Time Polo/Sullivan Group

Sat

Sep

24

DELEGATE'S CUP

Houston Polo Club - sf

4:00 PM UTC

Kanthaka

BCI/CW Petroleum

Sun

Sep

25

ASSOCIATION CUP

New Bridge Polo & Country Club

2:00 PM UTC

Hutchinson Farms

Cooper H&S/Tipler Law

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Sep

25

USPA Women’s Arena Open®

Orange County Polo Club - f

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6:00 PM UTC

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Rancho Arroyo/Luna Polo

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Sep

24

DELEGATE'S CUP

Houston Polo Club - sf

3:00 PM UTC

Patagonia Grill/T Squared Energy

Island Time Polo/Sullivan Group

Sat

Sep

24

DELEGATE'S CUP

Houston Polo Club - sf

4:00 PM UTC

Kanthaka

BCI/CW Petroleum

Sun

Sep

25

ASSOCIATION CUP

New Bridge Polo & Country Club

2:00 PM UTC

Hutchinson Farms

Cooper H&S/Tipler Law

Sun

Sep

25

USPA Women’s Arena Open®

Orange County Polo Club - f

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Rancho Arroyo/Luna Polo

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September 13 - 29, 2022

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, 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 (Houston, Texas) 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.

After three weeks of competitive play, the 2021 final featured a matchup between Vintage Polo (Joe Bob Lequerica, Lily Lequerica, Cody Ellis, Jimmy Seward) and Rocking P. A determined Rocking P proved to be a challenging matchup, entering the final with the second-best record of the tournament with three wins. Rocking P controlled early play capitalizing from the penalty line, but the patience and persistence of Vintage Polo’s offense came to life in the second half, and a six goal third chukker propelled them to the Delegate’s Cup title 8-4. Read article here.

The 2022 Delegate's Cup will feature an impressive ten teams vying for the honor to raise the trophy, as defending champions Cody Ellis (Island Time Polo/Sullivan Group) and Lily Lequerica (BTA) will seek to repeat alongside a deep field of competitors.

Amongst the competition are Team USPA alumni Cody Ellis (Island Time Polo/Sullivan Group), Steve Krueger (BTA), Nicolai Galindo (Chandler Ranch/ZENRG Services) and Mason Wroe (Pegasus).

Photo: 2021 Delegate's Cup Champions: Vintage Polo - Joe Bob Lequerica, Lily Lequerica, Cody Ellis, Jimmy Seward. ©Christina Cantu

DELEGATE'S CUP

TOURNAMENT FORMAT

Bracket I: four teams in bracket, everyone plays everyone. Bracket II and III: three teams in each bracket, teams will play cross bracket. After three games of bracket play, all teams will be ranked 1 through 10 based on win/loss records. Records 1 through 4 will advance to the semifinals.

Tied Records: If two teams have tied records and they did not play each other, the tie is broken by a shootout. If two teams have tied records and they have played each other, the tie is broken by who beat who. If three or more teams have tied records, the tie is also broken by a shootout.

Semifinal Pairings: If possible, teams will play a team they have not yet played. Otherwise, record #1 will play record #4, and record #2 will play record #3.

DELEGATE'S CUP

TEAMS AND ROSTERS

Bracket I

Kanthaka (3-0)

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Sylvia Kampshoff
Outdoor: 0
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Philipp Kampshoff
Outdoor: 1
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Joao Aranha
Outdoor: 1
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Marcos Villanueva
Outdoor: 4

Island Time Polo/Sullivan Group (2-1)

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Michelle Agrons
Outdoor: -1
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Joanie Jackson
Outdoor: 0
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Nick Cifuni
Outdoor: 3
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Cody Ellis
Outdoor: 4

Horsegate (1-2)

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Nick Stefanakis
Outdoor: -1
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Anson Moore
Outdoor: 1
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Sloan Stefanakis
Outdoor: 1.5T
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Jorge Cernadas
Outdoor: 4

ML Bar Ranch/Plank Companies (0-3)

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Fox Benton
Outdoor: 0
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Kendall Plank
Outdoor: 0.5
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Drew Luplow
Outdoor: 2
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Joe Wayne Barry
Outdoor: 3

Bracket II

BCI/CW Petroleum (2-1)

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Cara Kennedy
Outdoor: 0
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Chris Williams
Outdoor: 0.5
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Chad Bowman
Outdoor: 2
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Billy Mudra
Outdoor: 2

BTA (2-1)

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Chrys Beal
Outdoor: 0
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Lily Lequerica
Outdoor: 0
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KC Krueger
Outdoor: 2
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Steve Krueger
Outdoor: 4

Chandler Ranch/ZENRG Services (2-1)

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Debbie Shelton
Outdoor: -0.5
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Roxy Mounter
Outdoor: -0.5
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Nicolai Galindo
Outdoor: 3
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Shane Rice
Outdoor: 4

Bracket III

Patagonia Grill/T Squared Energy (3-0)

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Emma Tooth
Outdoor: 0
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Nick Dunbar
Outdoor: 0
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Ignacio Saenz
Outdoor: 3
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Bryan Middleton
Outdoor: 3

Corazon Polo Team/LWR Polo (0-3)

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JB Langlais
Outdoor: -1
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Fabian Vela
Outdoor: 0
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Harrison Azzaro
Outdoor: 3
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Mike Azzaro
Outdoor: 4

Pegasus (0-3)

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Eloris Snyder
Outdoor: -1
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David Andras
Outdoor: 0.5
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Jose Lezcano
Outdoor: 2
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Mason Wroe
Outdoor: 4

Bracket IV

Bracket V

Bracket VI

Bracket VII

Bracket VIII

Bracket IX

Bracket X

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DELEGATE'S CUP

TOURNAMENT GAMES

Tuesday, Sep 13, 2022

September 13

Final

DELEGATE'S CUP

Houston Polo Club

Horsegate logo

Horsegate (1-2)

5

ML Bar Ranch/Plank Companies logo

ML Bar Ranch/Plank Companies (0-3)

4

Thursday, Sep 15, 2022

September 15

Final

DELEGATE'S CUP

Houston Polo Club

Island Time Polo/Sullivan Group logo

Island Time Polo/Sullivan Group (2-1)

3

Kanthaka logo

Kanthaka (3-0)

4

September 15

Final

DELEGATE'S CUP

Houston Polo Club

BCI/CW Petroleum logo

BCI/CW Petroleum (2-1)

4.5

Corazon Polo Team/LWR Polo logo

Corazon Polo Team/LWR Polo (0-3)

4

September 15

Final

DELEGATE'S CUP

Houston Polo Club

BTA logo

BTA (2-1)

7

Pegasus logo

Pegasus (0-3)

5.5

September 15

Final

DELEGATE'S CUP

Houston Polo Club

Chandler Ranch/ZENRG Services logo

Chandler Ranch/ZENRG Services (2-1)

5

Patagonia Grill/T Squared Energy logo

Patagonia Grill/T Squared Energy (3-0)

6

Saturday, Sep 17, 2022

September 17

Final

DELEGATE'S CUP

Houston Polo Club

Chandler Ranch/ZENRG Services logo

Chandler Ranch/ZENRG Services (2-1)

4

Corazon Polo Team/LWR Polo logo

Corazon Polo Team/LWR Polo (0-3)

3

September 17

Final

DELEGATE'S CUP

Houston Polo Club

Horsegate logo

Horsegate (1-2)

3.5

Kanthaka logo

Kanthaka (3-0)

7

September 17

Final OT

DELEGATE'S CUP

Houston Polo Club

BTA logo

BTA (2-1)

6

Patagonia Grill/T Squared Energy logo

Patagonia Grill/T Squared Energy (3-0)

7

September 17

Final

DELEGATE'S CUP

Houston Polo Club

BCI/CW Petroleum logo

BCI/CW Petroleum (2-1)

7

Pegasus logo

Pegasus (0-3)

2

September 17

Final

DELEGATE'S CUP

Houston Polo Club

Island Time Polo/Sullivan Group logo

Island Time Polo/Sullivan Group (2-1)

8

ML Bar Ranch/Plank Companies logo

ML Bar Ranch/Plank Companies (0-3)

3

Thursday, Sep 22, 2022

September 22

Final

DELEGATE'S CUP

Houston Polo Club

BCI/CW Petroleum logo

BCI/CW Petroleum (2-1)

3

Patagonia Grill/T Squared Energy logo

Patagonia Grill/T Squared Energy (3-0)

5

September 22

Final

DELEGATE'S CUP

Houston Polo Club

Chandler Ranch/ZENRG Services logo

Chandler Ranch/ZENRG Services (2-1)

8

Pegasus logo

Pegasus (0-3)

7

September 22

Final

DELEGATE'S CUP

Houston Polo Club

ML Bar Ranch/Plank Companies logo

ML Bar Ranch/Plank Companies (0-3)

3

Kanthaka logo

Kanthaka (3-0)

7

September 22

Final

DELEGATE'S CUP

Houston Polo Club

Island Time Polo/Sullivan Group logo

Island Time Polo/Sullivan Group (2-1)

5

Horsegate logo

Horsegate (1-2)

3

September 22

Final

DELEGATE'S CUP

Houston Polo Club

BTA logo

BTA (2-1)

6

Corazon Polo Team/LWR Polo logo

Corazon Polo Team/LWR Polo (0-3)

3

Saturday, Sep 24, 2022

September 24

3:00 PM UTC

DELEGATE'S CUP - Field: Coushatta Creek Ranch

Houston Polo Club

Patagonia Grill/T Squared Energy logo

Patagonia Grill/T Squared Energy (3-0)

Island Time Polo/Sullivan Group logo

Island Time Polo/Sullivan Group (2-1)

September 24

4:00 PM UTC

DELEGATE'S CUP - Field: Coushatta Creek Ranch

Houston Polo Club

Kanthaka logo

Kanthaka (3-0)

BCI/CW Petroleum logo

BCI/CW Petroleum (2-1)

Thursday, Sep 29, 2022

September 29

9:45 PM UTC

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DELEGATE'S CUP

Houston Polo Club

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TBA

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TBA

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 U.S. Open Women’s Handicap®.


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