Thu

Oct

22

ASSOCIATION CUP

New Bridge Polo & Country Club - sf

12:00 PM ET

SIG

Triple Crown/La Bourgone

Thu

Oct

22

ASSOCIATION CUP

New Bridge Polo & Country Club - sf

2:00 PM ET

Out East

Brookland Plantation

Fri

Oct

23

BRONZE TROPHY®

New Bridge Polo & Country Club

11:00 AM ET

Foxdale Equine

Hit Air

Fri

Oct

23

BRONZE TROPHY®

New Bridge Polo & Country Club

4:00 PM ET

Goose Green/Hutchinson Farm

SD Farms

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Oct

22

ASSOCIATION CUP

New Bridge Polo & Country Club - sf

12:00 PM ET

SIG

Triple Crown/La Bourgone

Thu

Oct

22

ASSOCIATION CUP

New Bridge Polo & Country Club - sf

2:00 PM ET

Out East

Brookland Plantation

Fri

Oct

23

BRONZE TROPHY®

New Bridge Polo & Country Club

11:00 AM ET

Foxdale Equine

Hit Air

Fri

Oct

23

BRONZE TROPHY®

New Bridge Polo & Country Club

4:00 PM ET

Goose Green/Hutchinson Farm

SD Farms

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October 3 - October 17

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 has returned and 2020 will feature an astounding 10 teams vying for the honor to raise the trophy including the defending champions, with a single player substitution from their 2017 winning team.

Amongst the competition is Graduating Team USPA member, Cody Ellis (Sullivan Group/Vintage Polo), as well as Team USPA alumni Tiamo Huspeth (Rovers Romphouse), Mason Wroe (Pegasus/Propaganda) and Nicolai Galindo (CW Petroleum).

As the country emerges out of the COVID-19 crisis, the USPA established opportunities to support USPA Member Club events through the use of the COVID-19 USPA Polo Tournament Stimulus Package, which provides eligible USPA Member Clubs with waived tournament fees, trophies or reimbursements, one professional umpire and $2,500 in prize money per tournament at no extra cost. Offered to each club for the first two USPA tournaments of 2020 following the COVID-19 USPA Tournaments and Events suspension, Houston Polo Club will be taking advantage of the program for this tournament.

Photo: 2017 Delegate's Cup Champions: Pegasus/Propaganda - David Andras, Nick Cifuni, Mason Wroe, Paul Hobby. ©Kaylee Wroe Photography

DELEGATE'S CUP

Tournament Format

Bracket 1 and 2: Three teams in each bracket, teams will play three games cross bracket. Bracket 3: Four teams, everyone plays everyone. After the three games of bracket play, all teams will be ranked 1 through 10 based on records. If two teams have tied records and they did not play each other, then the tie is broken by a shootout. If two teams have tied records and they have played each other, then the tie is broken by who beat who. If three or more teams have tied records, then the tie is broken by a shootout. Records 1 through 4 will advance to the semifinals. For the semifinal pairings, Record 1 versus Record 4, Record 2 versus Record 3. If there are tied records in the semifinal pairings, then there will be a draw for placement.

DELEGATE'S CUP

Teams and Rosters

Bracket I

Sullivan Group/Vintage Polo 2 (4-1)

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Joanie Jackson
Outdoor: -0.5
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Joe Bob Lequerica
Outdoor: -0.5
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Isabel Artzer
Outdoor: -1
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Nick Cifuni
Outdoor: 3
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Cody Ellis
Outdoor: 4

T Squared Energy/SpecOil (2-2)

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Nick Dunbar
Outdoor: 0
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Emma Tooth
Outdoor: -0.5
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Tommy Costello
Outdoor: 2
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Bryan Middleton
Outdoor: 3

Eureka/Horsegate (1-2)

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Rene Campos
Outdoor: 0.5
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Anson Moore
Outdoor: 0.5
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Lance Stefanakis
Outdoor: 0
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Jorge Cernadas
Outdoor: 4
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Nick Stefanakis
Outdoor: -1

Bracket II

BCI/Kanthaka (0-3)

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Cara Kennedy
Outdoor: -0.5
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Sylvia Kampshoff
Outdoor: 0
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Chad Bowman
Outdoor: 2
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Guillermo Usandizaga
Outdoor: 4T

Brown Bears/BPC (2-2)

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Will Brown
Outdoor: 0
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Scott Wood
Outdoor: 0
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Chino Payan
Outdoor: 1
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Martin Munoz
Outdoor: 2
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Ignacio Saenz
Outdoor: 3

ML Bar Ranch/Whitehall Ranch (1-2)

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Abby Benton
Outdoor: -1
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Bill Lane
Outdoor: 0
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Drew Luplow
Outdoor: 2
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Miguel Torres
Outdoor: 4
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Fox Benton
Outdoor: 0

Bracket III

CW Petroleum (1-2)

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Madison Outhier
Outdoor: -0.5
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Chris Williams
Outdoor: 0.5
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Taylor Freeman
Outdoor: 2
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Nicolai Galindo
Outdoor: 4

Pegasus/Propaganda (1-2)

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Paul Hobby
Outdoor: 0.5
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David Andras
Outdoor: 1
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TJ Elordi
Outdoor: 0
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Mason Wroe
Outdoor: 4

Rover's Romphouse (1-2)

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Debbie Shelton
Outdoor: -1
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Tom Crea
Outdoor: 1
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Tiamo Hudspeth
Outdoor: 1
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Robert Orthwein
Outdoor: 4

Roxstars/Vintage Polo 1 (5-0)

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Roxy Mounter
Outdoor: -0.5
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Lily Lequerica
Outdoor: -0.5
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Jimmy Seward
Outdoor: 3
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Shane Rice
Outdoor: 4

Bracket IV

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DELEGATE'S CUP

Tournament Games

Saturday, Oct 3, 2020

October 03

Final

DELEGATE'S CUP

Houston Polo Club

Sullivan Group/Vintage Polo 2 logo

Sullivan Group/Vintage Polo 2 (4-1)

12

BCI/Kanthaka logo

BCI/Kanthaka (0-3)

8

October 03

Final

DELEGATE'S CUP

Houston Polo Club

T Squared Energy/SpecOil logo

T Squared Energy/SpecOil (2-2)

8.5

ML Bar Ranch/Whitehall Ranch logo

ML Bar Ranch/Whitehall Ranch (1-2)

5

October 03

Final

DELEGATE'S CUP

Houston Polo Club

Eureka/Horsegate logo

Eureka/Horsegate (1-2)

6.5

Brown Bears/BPC logo

Brown Bears/BPC (2-2)

7

October 03

Final

DELEGATE'S CUP

Houston Polo Club

Pegasus/Propaganda logo

Pegasus/Propaganda (1-2)

4

Rover's Romphouse logo

Rover's Romphouse (1-2)

6.5

October 03

Final

DELEGATE'S CUP

Houston Polo Club

Roxstars/Vintage Polo 1 logo

Roxstars/Vintage Polo 1 (5-0)

6

CW Petroleum logo

CW Petroleum (1-2)

3

Thursday, Oct 8, 2020

October 08

Final

DELEGATE'S CUP

Houston Polo Club

Pegasus/Propaganda logo

Pegasus/Propaganda (1-2)

7.5

CW Petroleum logo

CW Petroleum (1-2)

4

October 08

Final

DELEGATE'S CUP

Houston Polo Club

Roxstars/Vintage Polo 1 logo

Roxstars/Vintage Polo 1 (5-0)

8

Rover's Romphouse logo

Rover's Romphouse (1-2)

4.5

October 08

Final

DELEGATE'S CUP

Houston Polo Club

Sullivan Group/Vintage Polo 2 logo

Sullivan Group/Vintage Polo 2 (4-1)

10

ML Bar Ranch/Whitehall Ranch logo

ML Bar Ranch/Whitehall Ranch (1-2)

2.5

October 08

Final

DELEGATE'S CUP

Houston Polo Club

Eureka/Horsegate logo

Eureka/Horsegate (1-2)

6

BCI/Kanthaka logo

BCI/Kanthaka (0-3)

4

October 08

Final

DELEGATE'S CUP

Houston Polo Club

T Squared Energy/SpecOil logo

T Squared Energy/SpecOil (2-2)

4

Brown Bears/BPC logo

Brown Bears/BPC (2-2)

11

Saturday, Oct 10, 2020

October 10

Final

DELEGATE'S CUP

Houston Polo Club

Eureka/Horsegate logo

Eureka/Horsegate (1-2)

3

ML Bar Ranch/Whitehall Ranch logo

ML Bar Ranch/Whitehall Ranch (1-2)

5.5

October 10

Final

DELEGATE'S CUP

Houston Polo Club

Roxstars/Vintage Polo 1 logo

Roxstars/Vintage Polo 1 (5-0)

5

Pegasus/Propaganda logo

Pegasus/Propaganda (1-2)

3.5

October 10

Final

DELEGATE'S CUP

Houston Polo Club

Sullivan Group/Vintage Polo 2 logo

Sullivan Group/Vintage Polo 2 (4-1)

10

Brown Bears/BPC logo

Brown Bears/BPC (2-2)

8

October 10

Final

DELEGATE'S CUP

Houston Polo Club

T Squared Energy/SpecOil logo

T Squared Energy/SpecOil (2-2)

6.5

BCI/Kanthaka logo

BCI/Kanthaka (0-3)

6

October 10

Final

DELEGATE'S CUP

Houston Polo Club

Rover's Romphouse logo

Rover's Romphouse (1-2)

1.5

CW Petroleum logo

CW Petroleum (1-2)

5

Thursday, Oct 15, 2020

October 15

Final

DELEGATE'S CUP

Houston Polo Club

Roxstars/Vintage Polo 1 logo

Roxstars/Vintage Polo 1 (5-0)

5

Brown Bears/BPC logo

Brown Bears/BPC (2-2)

4

October 15

Final

DELEGATE'S CUP

Houston Polo Club

Sullivan Group/Vintage Polo 2 logo

Sullivan Group/Vintage Polo 2 (4-1)

7

T Squared Energy/SpecOil logo

T Squared Energy/SpecOil (2-2)

4.5

Saturday, Oct 17, 2020

October 17

Final

DELEGATE'S CUP

Houston Polo Club

Roxstars/Vintage Polo 1 logo

Roxstars/Vintage Polo 1 (5-0)

6

Sullivan Group/Vintage Polo 2 logo

Sullivan Group/Vintage Polo 2 (4-1)

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 and USPA Certified Polo Instructor 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 including the Keleen and Carlton Beal Cup, Texas Open, and H. Ben Taub Memorial 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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