January 26 - March 15, 2024

NATIONAL ARENA DELEGATE'S CUP

NATIONAL ARENA DELEGATE'S CUP

TOURNAMENT HISTORY

The National Arena Delegate’s Cup, formally known as the National Arena Eight Goal, is a 6- to 9-goal national tournament. First played in 1975, Farmington (Owen R. Rinehart, Robert H. Rinehart, Raymond Nicoll) earned the inaugural title over Gone Away Farm 9-5. Played at multiple clubs throughout its history, notable contemporary winners include back-to-back champions Shallowbrook (1991, 1992) and Golden Zebra (2006, 2007). Hosted by Commonwealth Polo Club in Paris, Kentucky in 2018, 2020, 2021 and 2022, four different champions were awarded (Gainesway, W/M, Orea Polo, Commonwealth Polo) before the tournament was relocated in 2023 to Brookshire Polo Club in Brookshire, Texas.

In 2023, Chandler Ranch (Roxy Mounter, Megan Flynn, Shane Rice) went head-to-head against Dallas Polo Club (Nick Lahutsky, Zak Coleman, Will Walton). Each entering the final with a 3-0 record, Dallas Polo Club came out strong with an early lead. At the break, Chandler Ranch remained within one goal which allowed the team in pink to pull ahead in the fourth chukker and claim the 21-18 comeback victory.

Hosted by Brookshire Polo Club for a second consecutive year, the National Arena Delegate's Cup joins the USPA National Arena Bronze Cup, Southwestern Circuit General George S. Patton Jr., Southwestern Circuit Admiral Chester W. Nimitz and Southwestern Circuit General Lewis B. "Chesty" Puller as part of the widely popular Texas Arena League (TAL). In its seventh year of competition, TAL is comprised of host locations at Legends Polo Club (Kaufman, Texas), Brookshire Polo Club (Brookshire, Texas), Dripping Springs Ranch Park Event Center and Arena and San Antonio Rose Palace uniting arena players competing from the -1 to 9-goal level across the state. Teams and players participating in TAL also have the opportunity to collect points accumulated at each event to be tallied towards End of League awards.

Showcasing many familiar Intercollegiate/Interscholastic (I/I) and TAL competitors, six teams will battle for the National Arena Delegate's Cup, including Bar-Spur LLC, Christian Brothers, La Luna Polo, Prestonwood, Roxstars and Texas A&M.

Reigning champions Roxy Mounter, Megan Flynn and Shane Rice will attempt to defend their title under the new moniker Roxstars, with the remaining competitors vying for their first National Arena Delegate's Cup title. Representing Team USPA are alumnae Stephanie Colburn (Bar-Spur LLC) and Tiamo Hudspeth (Christian Brothers).

Brookshire Polo Club will be taking advantage of the USPA's Tournament Support Program (TSP) for the National Arena Delegate's Cup, which provides eligible USPA Member Clubs with waived tournament fees, trophies or trophy reimbursements, 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: 2023 National Arena Delegate's Cup Champions: Chandler Ranch - Megan Flynn, Shane Rice, Roxy Mounter. ©David Murrell

NATIONAL ARENA DELEGATE'S CUP

TOURNAMENT FORMAT

All teams will play three cross-bracket preliminary matches. Teams with the top two records based on win/loss record after bracket play will advance to the National Arena Delegate's Cup final at Dripping Springs Ranch Park Event Center & Arena. In the case of tied records, ties will be broken by a shootout to determine the finalists.

TEAMS AND ROSTERS

Bracket I

Roxstars (3-0)

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Roxy Mounter
Arena: 0
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Megan Flynn
Arena: 2
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Shane Rice
Arena: 7

Bar-Spur LLC (3-0)

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Stephanie Colburn
Arena: 2
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Mark Osburn
Arena: 2
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Chad Bowman
Arena: 5

Texas A&M (3-0)

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Aiden Meeker
Arena: 2
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Zak Coleman
Arena: 4
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Will Mudra
Arena: 3
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Victor Aguilar III
Alternate
Arena: 2

Bracket II

La Luna Polo (0-3)

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Oscar Chacon
Arena: 0
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Johann Felhaber
Arena: 3
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August Scherer
Arena: 5

Christian Brothers (0-3)

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Kylie Matthews
Arena: 1
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Tiamo Hudspeth
Arena: 3
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Garrett Bankhead
Arena: 4

Prestonwood (0-3)

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Marcus Murphy
Arena: 2
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Joss Leufrancois
Arena: 2
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James Glew
Arena: 3

Bracket III

Bracket IV

Bracket V

Bracket VI

Bracket VII

Bracket VIII

Bracket IX

Bracket X

no bracket

NATIONAL ARENA DELEGATE'S CUP

TOURNAMENT GAMES

Friday, Jan 26, 2024

January 26

Final

National Arena Delegate's Cup

Brookshire Polo Club

Roxstars logo

Roxstars (3-0)

17

La Luna Polo logo

La Luna Polo (0-3)

15

January 26

Final

National Arena Delegate's Cup

Brookshire Polo Club

Bar-Spur LLC logo

Bar-Spur LLC (3-0)

17

Prestonwood logo

Prestonwood (0-3)

12

January 26

Final

National Arena Delegate's Cup

Brookshire Polo Club

Texas A&M logo

Texas A&M (3-0)

13

Christian Brothers logo

Christian Brothers (0-3)

12

Friday, Feb 9, 2024

February 09

Final

National Arena Delegate's Cup

Brookshire Polo Club

Bar-Spur LLC logo

Bar-Spur LLC (3-0)

22

Christian Brothers logo

Christian Brothers (0-3)

13

February 09

Final

National Arena Delegate's Cup

Brookshire Polo Club

Texas A&M logo

Texas A&M (3-0)

18

La Luna Polo logo

La Luna Polo (0-3)

17

February 09

Final

National Arena Delegate's Cup

Brookshire Polo Club

Roxstars logo

Roxstars (3-0)

26

Prestonwood logo

Prestonwood (0-3)

9

Friday, Feb 23, 2024

February 23

Final

National Arena Delegate's Cup

Brookshire Polo Club

Texas A&M logo

Texas A&M (3-0)

22

Prestonwood logo

Prestonwood (0-3)

12

February 23

Final

National Arena Delegate's Cup

Brookshire Polo Club

Roxstars logo

Roxstars (3-0)

20

Christian Brothers logo

Christian Brothers (0-3)

18

February 23

Final

National Arena Delegate's Cup

Brookshire Polo Club

Bar-Spur LLC logo

Bar-Spur LLC (3-0)

16

La Luna Polo logo

La Luna Polo (0-3)

14

Friday, Mar 15, 2024

March 15

8:45 PM UTC

Mar 15, 2024, 12:45:00 PM Mar 15, 2024, 2:45:00 PM America/New_York National Arena Delegate's Cup Final - Roxstars vs Bar-Spur LLC US Polo Association

National Arena Delegate's Cup - Field: Dripping Springs Ranch Park Event Center & Arena

Brookshire Polo Club

Roxstars logo

Roxstars (3-0)

Bar-Spur LLC logo

Bar-Spur LLC (3-0)

NATIONAL ARENA DELEGATE'S CUP

HOST CLUB

Established in 2006, Brookshire Polo Club (BPC) in Brookshire, Texas, welcomes players of all levels who are looking for a family-friendly and casual atmosphere to share a love of polo, horses and the outdoors. Nestled between pecan groves are four full size polo fields, one full size covered polo arena, three covered barns, multiple outdoor paddocks, a small swimming lake and a tennis court for recreational use.

Located just 10 miles west of Katy, Texas, and 36 miles west of downtown Houston, BPC’s mission is to share their passion for polo with all people in a welcoming environment that promotes polo as a sport and family-friendly lifestyle.

Brookshire Polo Club also proudly serves as one of four co-hosts of the Texas Arena League (TAL).


800 Wilpitz Rd
Brookshire, TX 77423
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