Sun

Nov

11

U.S. OPEN WOMEN'S POLO CHAMPIONSHIP™ - f

Final

Midland

2

Rocking P

10

Fri

Nov

16

NATIONAL TWENTY GOAL®

Final

Travieso

8

FlexJet

12

Fri

Nov

16

NATIONAL TWENTY GOAL®

Final

Casablanca

10

Audi

9

Sun

Nov

18

NATIONAL TWENTY GOAL® - f

Final

FlexJet

9

Casablanca

11

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National Copper Cup®

National Copper Cup®

Tournament History

Inaugurated in 1975, the National Copper Cup® has been played consecutively in Aiken, South Carolina, since 2010. Aiken Polo Club has been the host club since the cup’s move from Lexington Polo Club (Lexington, Kentucky). As a result of a recent partnership among Aiken area polo clubs, 2017 marked the first year that New Bridge Polo & Country Club hosted the celebrated tournament. Throughout its relatively short history, several Hall of Famers have hoisted the cup on the trophy stage. Names such as George Hass Jr., George Bostwick, Carlton Beal and Stephen Orthwein grace the history pages of the USPA Bluebook, having been recorded as winners of the standout copper trophy. 

In recent years, the National Copper Cup has been won by Aiken staples, Bendabout and Crestview Genetics, each having secured the cup twice. Persistence paying off after five trips to the National Copper Cup® Final in six years, Skaneateles finally claimed the 2017 title with a narrow win over SD Farms 8-7. Both teams will return this year to vie for the national title, joined by New Hope, Upatoi Green, Pinea and Bottega.

2017 National Copper Cup® Champions: Skaneateles - Marty Cregg, Costi Caset, Mariano Obregon, Cesar Jimenez. ©Katie Roth

National Copper Cup®

Tournament Format

Two-way ties between teams who have played each other will be broken by who beat who, all others with a one-man shootout.

National Copper Cup®

Teams and Rosters

Bracket I

Upatoi Green (3-1)

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Conner Deal
Outdoor Handicap: 1
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Jake Flournoy
Outdoor Handicap: 2
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Alan Martinez
Outdoor Handicap: 5
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Eddy Martinez
Outdoor Handicap: 4

Skaneateles (4-1)

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Marty Cregg
Outdoor Handicap: A
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Cesar Jimenez
Outdoor Handicap: 1
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Mariano Obregon
Outdoor Handicap: 6
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Costi Caset
Outdoor Handicap: 5

New Hope (2-2)

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Tim Cheromcka
Outdoor Handicap: A
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Wesley Bryan
Outdoor Handicap: 3
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Pelon Escapite
Outdoor Handicap: 6
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Dennys Santana
Outdoor Handicap: 3

Bracket II

SD Farms (2-3)

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Jim Deal
Outdoor Handicap: B
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Sayyu Dantata
Outdoor Handicap: 2
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Juan Martin Obregon
Outdoor Handicap: 5
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Peco Polledo
Outdoor Handicap: 6

Pinea (1-2)

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Aiden Meeker
Outdoor Handicap: B
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Alan Meeker
Outdoor Handicap: A
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Hugo Lloret
Outdoor Handicap: 5
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Tatin Zubiaurre
Outdoor Handicap: 6

Bottega (0-3)

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Frank Stitt
Outdoor Handicap: A
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Chilo Cordova
Outdoor Handicap: 2
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Adam Snow
Outdoor Handicap: 5
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Ruben Coscia
Outdoor Handicap: 5

Bracket III

Bracket IV

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National Copper Cup®

Tournament Games

Monday, Oct 1, 2018

Final
Bottega logo

Bottega (0-3)

10

Skaneateles logo

Skaneateles (4-1)

11

Wednesday, Oct 3, 2018

Final
New Hope logo

New Hope (2-2)

12

Bottega logo

Bottega (0-3)

9

Friday, Oct 5, 2018

Final
Upatoi Green logo

Upatoi Green (3-1)

13

Pinea logo

Pinea (1-2)

9

Sunday, Oct 7, 2018

Final
Pinea logo

Pinea (1-2)

10

Skaneateles logo

Skaneateles (4-1)

12

Monday, Oct 8, 2018

Final
Upatoi Green logo

Upatoi Green (3-1)

10

SD Farms logo

SD Farms (2-3)

9

Wednesday, Oct 10, 2018

Final
New Hope logo

New Hope (2-2)

9

SD Farms logo

SD Farms (2-3)

8

Friday, Oct 12, 2018

Final
Skaneateles logo

Skaneateles (4-1)

10

SD Farms logo

SD Farms (2-3)

12

Final
Upatoi Green logo

Upatoi Green (3-1)

7

Bottega logo

Bottega (0-3)

6

Final
Pinea logo

Pinea (1-2)

9

New Hope logo

New Hope (2-2)

7

Sunday, Oct 14, 2018

Final
Upatoi Green logo

Upatoi Green (3-1)

10

SD Farms logo

SD Farms (2-3)

12

Final
Skaneateles logo

Skaneateles (4-1)

12

New Hope logo

New Hope (2-2)

7

Friday, Oct 19, 2018

Final
SD Farms logo

SD Farms (2-3)

11

Skaneateles logo

Skaneateles (4-1)

12

The Venue

New Bridge Polo Club

Driving into the New Bridge Polo & Country Club (New Bridge) in Aiken, South Carolina, one may think they had just entered an argentine estancia. With its signature four-board black fencing and orange clay dirt roads--it’s no accident that the New Bridge Polo Club alludes to the current mecca of polo. Founded by amateur polo player Russ McCall in 2000, the club was created in partnership with Argentine professional Matias Magrini.

The astounding 861-acre New Bridge development boasts five world-class polo fields in a private gated community. While that may sound intimidating, McCall points out that the gates serve less as a barrier to keep people out, but rather as a means to keep the occasional escaped horse in. The atmosphere of the club remains true to its humble beginnings, unpretentious, in a natural wooded setting, framed by southern pines and surrounded by an effortless tranquility. 

The centerpiece of the club is the rustic colonial-style clubhouse. Constructed of old wood that was shipped from Argentina and assembled onsite, it brings the history and ambiance of the Argentine way of life to South Carolina. The clubhouse also conveniently houses a player’s bar, restaurant and outdoor asado area for post-game parties. Spectators are invited to sit on the porch with a spectacular view of Field 1 to watch the featured Sunday matches. New Bridge offers country living without the inconveniences of country distances. Cottage-style bungalows are situated on residential lots lining Field 1, as well as larger estate houses with the option to buy or build.

New Bridge Polo Club
862 New Bridge Road
Aiken, SC 29805
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