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Houston Polo Club - sf

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Houston Polo Club - sf

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25

ASSOCIATION CUP

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2:00 PM UTC

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Sep

25

USPA Women’s Arena Open®

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6:00 PM UTC

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Sep

24

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Houston Polo Club - sf

3:00 PM UTC

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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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September 10 - 23, 2022

H. BEN TAUB MEMORIAL

H. BEN TAUB MEMORIAL

TOURNAMENT HISTORY

The H. Ben Taub Memorial is a national tournament held at Houston Polo Club in Houston, Texas. Established in 2015, the H. Ben Taub Memorial is named to commemorate Houston native H. Ben Taub, a medical executive, businessman and philanthropist. An avid polo player, Taub was very active in USPA governance serving as Southwestern Circuit Governor from 1998-2007.

In 2020, Bill Flick Ford (KC Krueger, Mason Wroe, Vaughn Miller Jr., Jimmy Seward) limited Horsegate 2/Tonkawa (Lance Stefanakis, Toto Collardin, Jeff Hildebrand, Nacho Badiola) to just one goal in the second half to claim the five-goal victory 9-4.

Honouring H. Ben Taub in 2021, ML Bar Ranch (Abby Benton, Cody Ellis, Drew Luplow, Joe Wayne Barry) managed a successful start against Horsegate/Tonkawa (Jeff Hildebrand, Jimmy Seward, Lance Stefanakis, Shane Rice), securing a halftime lead which would provide the needed cushion to claim the championship title 11-8. Read article here.

This year's edition will feature a deep field of nine teams including, Brookshire Polo, Brown Bears/San Saba, BTA, Eureka, La Elina, Old Pueblo, Propaganda, Rocking P/Tonkawa and Whitehall Ranch. Featuring multiple individual champions and Houston Polo Club staples, ML Bar Ranch will not return to defend their title, guaranteeing a new champion will be crowned.

Amongst the competition are Team USPA alumni Matt Coppola (Brookshire Polo), Mason Wroe (BTA), Steve Krueger (BTA) and Cody Ellis (Old Pueblo).

Houston Polo Club will be taking advantage of the USPA's Tournament Support Program (TSP) for the H. Ben Taub Memorial, which provides eligible USPA Member Clubs with waived tournament fees, trophies or trophy reimbursements up to $1,200, one professional umpire and $2,500 in prize money at no extra cost.

The USPA originally created the Tournament Stimulus Package (TSP) to help member clubs host USPA events when the United States was emerging from the first wave of the COVID-19 crisis. The USPA wanted to continue to support member clubs with TSP benefits in 2022. Therefore, it extended and expanded TSP under a new name - the Tournament Support Program. Each USPA Member Club can obtain TSP benefits for two USPA events, with the option of a third under specific circumstances.

Photo: 2021 H. Ben Taub Memorial Champions: ML Bar Ranch - Abby Benton, Drew Luplow, Cody Ellis, Joe Wayne Barry. Pictured with Fox Benton, Clementine Barry and presented by Kitch Taub and Sarah Wilbur from Bentley of Houston. ©KayleeWroe

H. BEN TAUB MEMORIAL

TOURNAMENT FORMAT

Teams are drawn into three brackets of three teams. Teams play within their bracket and will be ranked 1-9 based on win/loss records. The top four teams advance to the semifinals with 1 vs 4 and 2 vs 3. Winners advance to the final.

H. BEN TAUB MEMORIAL

TEAMS AND ROSTERS

Bracket I

Eureka (2-1)

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Rene Campos
Outdoor: 0
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Jorge Cernadas
Outdoor: 4
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Alvaro Ara
Outdoor: 4
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Sterling Giannico
Outdoor: 4

Brookshire Polo (1-1)

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Scott Wood
Outdoor: 0
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Matt Coppola
Outdoor: 5
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Toto Collardin
Outdoor: 5
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Martin Munoz
Outdoor: 2

Brown Bears/San Saba (0-2)

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Will Brown
Outdoor: 0
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Robert Orthwein
Outdoor: 4
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Dawn Jones
Outdoor: 1
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Santiago Zubiaurre
Outdoor: 5

Bracket II

BTA (3-0)

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Kelly Beal
Outdoor: 0
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Whistle Uys
Outdoor: 4
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Mason Wroe
Outdoor: 4
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Steve Krueger
Outdoor: 4

Rocking P/Tonkawa (1-2)

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Jeff Hildebrand
Outdoor: 0
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Grayson Price
Outdoor: 1
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Nicolas Saenz
Outdoor: 5
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Felipe Marquez
Outdoor: 6

La Elina (0-2)

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Bobby Gerry
Outdoor: 0
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Francisco Rodriguez-Mera
Outdoor: 5
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Jimmy Seward
Outdoor: 3
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Marcos Villanueva
Outdoor: 4

Bracket III

Old Pueblo (3-0)

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Leigh Anne Hall
Outdoor: 0
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Duilio Diaz
Outdoor: 2
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Cody Ellis
Outdoor: 4
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Jeff Hall
Outdoor: 6

Whitehall Ranch (1-1)

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Billy Lane
Outdoor: 0
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Joaquin Arguello
Outdoor: 2
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Miguel Torres
Outdoor: 4
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Santiago Torres
Outdoor: 6

Propaganda (0-2)

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Paul Hobby
Outdoor: 0
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Nick Cifuni
Outdoor: 3
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Nicolai Galindo
Outdoor: 3
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Shane Rice
Outdoor: 4

Bracket IV

Bracket V

Bracket VI

Bracket VII

Bracket VIII

Bracket IX

Bracket X

no bracket

H. BEN TAUB MEMORIAL

TOURNAMENT GAMES

Saturday, Sep 10, 2022

September 10

Final

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Brown Bears/San Saba logo

Brown Bears/San Saba (0-2)

4.5

Brookshire Polo logo

Brookshire Polo (1-1)

9

Sunday, Sep 11, 2022

September 11

Final

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Propaganda logo

Propaganda (0-2)

6.5

Whitehall Ranch logo

Whitehall Ranch (1-1)

10

September 11

Final OT

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Rocking P/Tonkawa logo

Rocking P/Tonkawa (1-2)

8

La Elina logo

La Elina (0-2)

7

Wednesday, Sep 14, 2022

September 14

Final

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La Elina logo

La Elina (0-2)

3

BTA logo

BTA (3-0)

7

September 14

Final

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Propaganda logo

Propaganda (0-2)

4.5

Old Pueblo logo

Old Pueblo (3-0)

12

September 14

Final

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Brookshire Polo logo

Brookshire Polo (1-1)

7

Eureka logo

Eureka (2-1)

12

Friday, Sep 16, 2022

September 16

Final

H. BEN TAUB MEMORIAL

Whitehall Ranch logo

Whitehall Ranch (1-1)

10

Old Pueblo logo

Old Pueblo (3-0)

11

September 16

Final

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Houston Polo Club

Brown Bears/San Saba logo

Brown Bears/San Saba (0-2)

7.5

Eureka logo

Eureka (2-1)

10

September 16

Final

H. BEN TAUB MEMORIAL

BTA logo

BTA (3-0)

9

Rocking P/Tonkawa logo

Rocking P/Tonkawa (1-2)

6

Wednesday, Sep 21, 2022

September 21

Final

H. BEN TAUB MEMORIAL

BTA logo

BTA (3-0)

11

Eureka logo

Eureka (2-1)

8

September 21

Final

H. BEN TAUB MEMORIAL

Old Pueblo logo

Old Pueblo (3-0)

11

Rocking P/Tonkawa logo

Rocking P/Tonkawa (1-2)

7

Friday, Sep 23, 2022

September 23

10:15 PM UTC

H. BEN TAUB MEMORIAL

BTA logo

BTA (3-0)

Old Pueblo logo

Old Pueblo (3-0)

H. BEN TAUB MEMORIAL

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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