Wed

Sep

23

KENTUCKY CUP

Mt. Brilliant Polo LLC

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Orchard Hill

Faraway

Wed

Sep

23

NATIONAL PRESIDENT'S CUP

New Bridge Polo & Country Club

5:00 PM ET

Skaneateles

Hardscrabble

Wed

Sep

23

BUTLER INTERNATIONAL

Oak Brook Polo Club

6:00 PM ET

Germany

TBA

Wed

Sep

23

BUTLER INTERNATIONAL

Oak Brook Polo Club

6:00 PM ET

Argentina

TBA

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TOURNAMENT HISTORY

The National President's Cup returns to New Bridge Polo & Country Club in Aiken, South Carolina, from September 18 - October 4, 2020. Previously hosted by Grand Champions Polo Club (Wellington, Florida) in 2018, 2020 will mark the second year the tournament will be hosted by New Bridge Polo & Country Club. Beginning in 2020, Regional President’s Cup tournaments held nationwide once again served as a qualifying tournament for the National President’s Cup.

The National President’s Cup has an illustrious 50-year history. Formally known as the Eight Goal Inter-Circuit, it was first played in 1969. The inaugural Eight Goal Inter-Circuit was held at Brandywine Polo Club in Toughkenamon, Pennsylvania, with teams traveling from the Northeastern, Southeastern, Northwestern and Midstate circuits vying to win the coveted trophy. In 1974, the Eight Goal Inter-Circuit was renamed the National President’s Cup and since then the tournament has been played at Member Clubs nationwide.

Five teams will battle to claim the prestigious National President's Cup, including Bottega, Cooper Home & Stable/Foxdale Equine, Hardscrabble, SIG and Skaneateles. From last year's winning team, Derry Heir, returns Alan Martinez playing for SIG. Winning the Regional President's Cup and entering the 2019 National President's Cup Final with a perfect record, Derry Heir faced off against Field One. Cementing their lead in the fourth chukker, Derry Heir captured the prestigious title 12-10, despite a valiant sixth chukker push from their opponents. In addition, amongst the 2020 competition is U.S. Polo Assn. Global Brand Ambassador and Team USPA member Hope Arellano (Bottega).

Photo: 2019 National President's Cup Champions - Derry Heir - Eddy Martinez, Alan Martinez, Will Donahey, Summer Kneece. ©Katie Roth.

NATIONAL PRESIDENT'S CUP TOURNAMENT FORMAT

All teams will play two games in the first round and teams will be ranked one through five. The fourth and fifth teams will have a playoff game. Following the playoff, the first through fourth teams will play in the semifinals (One vs. Four and Two vs. Three) and the top two teams will play in the National President's Cup Final. In the case of a three-way tie, or if tied teams did not play each other, a one-man shoot out will be used as a tiebreaker.

NATIONAL PRESIDENT'S CUP

TEAMS AND ROSTERS

Bracket I

Bracket II

Bracket III

Bracket IV

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Cooper Home & Stable/Foxdale Equine (0-1)

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JD Cooper
Outdoor: 0
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Wesley Bryan
Outdoor: 3
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Ruben Coscia
Outdoor: 4
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Hugh Worsham
Outdoor: 0

Bottega (1-0)

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Frank Stitt
Outdoor: 0
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Hope Arellano
Outdoor: 1
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Adam Snow
Outdoor: 4
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Ignacio "Nachi" Viana
Outdoor: 3

Hardscrabble (1-0)

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Mason Lampton
Outdoor: 0
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Jack Whitman
Outdoor: 0
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Pelon Escapite
Outdoor: 6
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Polo Baez
Outdoor: 2

SIG (0-1)

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Deep Singh
Outdoor: -1
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Malia Bryan
Outdoor: 0
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Alan Martinez
Outdoor: 5
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Willie Hartnett
Outdoor: 4

Skaneateles (0-0)

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Marty Cregg
Outdoor: 0
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Cesar Jimenez
Outdoor: 1
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Whistle Uys
Outdoor: 4
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Dennys Santana
Outdoor: 3

NATIONAL PRESIDENT'S CUP

TOURNAMENT GAMES

Sunday, Sep 20, 2020

September 20

Final

NATIONAL PRESIDENT'S CUP

New Bridge Polo & Country Club

Cooper Home & Stable/Foxdale Equine logo

Cooper Home & Stable/Foxdale Equine (0-1)

10

Hardscrabble logo

Hardscrabble (1-0)

14

September 20

Final

NATIONAL PRESIDENT'S CUP

New Bridge Polo & Country Club

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SIG (0-1)

7

Bottega logo

Bottega (1-0)

12

Wednesday, Sep 23, 2020

September 23

5:00 PM ET

2020-09-23 13:00:00 2020-09-23 15:00:00 America/New_York National President’s Cup - Skaneateles vs Hardscrabble US Polo Association

NATIONAL PRESIDENT'S CUP

New Bridge Polo & Country Club

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Skaneateles (0-0)

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Hardscrabble (1-0)

Thursday, Sep 24, 2020

September 24

10:00 AM ET

2020-09-24 06:00:00 2020-09-24 08:00:00 America/New_York National President’s Cup - Cooper Home & Stable/Foxdale Equine vs SIG US Polo Association

NATIONAL PRESIDENT'S CUP

New Bridge Polo & Country Club

Cooper Home & Stable/Foxdale Equine logo

Cooper Home & Stable/Foxdale Equine (0-1)

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SIG (0-1)

Friday, Sep 25, 2020

September 25

5:00 PM ET

2020-09-25 13:00:00 2020-09-25 15:00:00 America/New_York National President’s Cup - Skaneateles vs Bottega US Polo Association

NATIONAL PRESIDENT'S CUP

New Bridge Polo & Country Club

Skaneateles logo

Skaneateles (0-0)

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Bottega (1-0)

Sunday, Sep 27, 2020

September 27

10:00 AM ET

2020-09-27 06:00:00 2020-09-27 08:00:00 America/New_York National President’s Cup - Playoff for 4th vs 5th US Polo Association

NATIONAL PRESIDENT'S CUP

New Bridge Polo & Country Club

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TBA

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TBA

Friday, Oct 2, 2020

October 02

10:00 AM ET

2020-10-02 06:00:00 2020-10-02 08:00:00 America/New_York National President’s Cup Semifinal 1: 1st vs 4th US Polo Association

NATIONAL PRESIDENT'S CUP

New Bridge Polo & Country Club

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TBA

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TBA

October 02

12:00 PM ET

2020-10-02 08:00:00 2020-10-02 10:00:00 America/New_York National President’s Cup Semifinal 2: 2nd vs 3rd US Polo Association

NATIONAL PRESIDENT'S CUP

New Bridge Polo & Country Club

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TBA

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TBA

Sunday, Oct 4, 2020

October 04

5:00 PM ET

2020-10-04 13:00:00 2020-10-04 15:00:00 America/New_York National President’s Cup FINAL US Polo Association

NATIONAL PRESIDENT'S CUP

New Bridge Polo & Country Club

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TBA

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NATIONAL PRESIDENT'S CUP

THE VENUE

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 New Bridge 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 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. 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.


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