NATIONAL PRESIDENT'S CUP | U.S. POLO ASSN.

April 11 - 21, 2024

NATIONAL PRESIDENT'S CUP

The National President's Cup semifinals and final will be livestreamed on the USPA Polo Network.

NATIONAL PRESIDENT'S CUP

TOURNAMENT HISTORY

The National President’s Cup has an illustrious 50-year history. Formally known as the Eight Goal Inter-Circuit, the tournament was first held in 1969 at the 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 has been played at USPA Member Clubs nationwide.

Uniting some of the most talented 8-goal teams in the nation, the National President's Cup will proudly make its debut at the National Polo Center - Wellington (NPC) in Wellington, Florida, with the final slated for Sunday, April 21, on BTG Pactual Field 2. Under a new format, Regional President’s Cup tournaments now serve as qualifying tournaments for the National President's Cup, to encourage participation at the 4- to 8-goal level and restore the relationship between the two trophies.

Teams qualify to enter the National President’s Cup by winning a Regional President’s Cup. Any USPA Member Club is eligible to host a Regional President’s Cup, however qualifying events were limited to one Member Club in every circuit. The Florida Circuit, host of the National President’s Cup, was awarded four Regional President's Cup events to host clubs International Polo School (Loxahatchee, Florida), Port Mayaca Polo Club (Okeechobee, Florida), Grand Champions Polo Club (Wellington, Florida) and The Villages Polo Club (The Villages, Florida). Four other clubs in circuits across the country participated including Beverly Polo Club (The Plains, Virginia), Nashville Polo Club (Franklin, Tennessee), NYC Polo Club (Patterson, New York) and Traveller's Rest South Texas Polo Club (Sealy, Texas).

To reinforce the idea that all participation is encouraged, players were able to compete in as many qualifying events as they would like on either the same team or on different teams. However, if a player wins more than one event but on different teams, that player must choose which team he or she would like to represent in the National President's Cup, with the other team granted a substitute.

Regional President’s Cup winners in a circuit outside the Florida Circuit that travel to NPC to compete in the National President’s Cup will receive a $10,000 travel stipend. Each team’s stipend will be distributed evenly between the four rostered players on the qualifying team, or to the designated Team Owner once at least two of the original rostered players arrive to compete in the tournament.

In 2023, LBL (Alison Patricelli, Harry Caldwell, Charlie Caldwell, Ignacio "Nachi" Viana) went head-to-head against Field One (Stacie Simpkins, Andrew Scott, Jesus Ontiveros, Pelon Escapite). Hosted by New Bridge Polo & Country Club in Aiken, South Carolina, LBL jumped out to a hot start, quickly establishing a six-goal lead at halftime. Holding Field One to just four goals in the second half, leading scorer Viana sank his seventh goal in open play to seal LBL's dominant 11-6 victory.

Fielding Regional President's Cup champions nationwide, Amaro (Northeastern Circuit), Riverview (Midstates Circuit), Royal Bank Canada (Eastern Circuit) and Traveller's Rest (Southwestern Circuit) will join the four winners of the Florida Circuit—Audi, ConcordEquityGroup.com, Fross & Fross and Port Mayaca Polo in contention for the National President's Cup.

Representing Team USPA are Active Members Lucas Escobar and Finn Secunda (ConcordEquityGroup.com) and alumni Nick Johnson (Fross & Fross) and Grant Ganzi (Port Mayaca Polo).

Learn more about the National President's Cup.

2023 National President's Cup Champions: LBL - Harry Caldwell, Alison Patricelli, Ignacio "Nachi" Viana, Charlie Caldwell. ©Katie Roth

TEAMS AND ROSTERS

Bracket I

Bracket II

Bracket III

Bracket IV

Bracket V

Bracket VI

Bracket VII

Bracket VIII

Bracket IX

Bracket X

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ConcordEquityGroup.com (3-0)

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Dana Barnes
Outdoor: 0
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Finn Secunda
Outdoor: 1
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Juan Cruz 'Cacu' Marcos
Outdoor: 3
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Lucas Escobar
Outdoor: 4

Audi (2-1)

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Milo Mac Donough
Outdoor: 0
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Juan Bollini Sr.
Substitute
Outdoor: 3
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Brandon Phillips
Substitute
Outdoor: 4
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Marc Ganzi
Outdoor: 1
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Digvijay 'Dig' Singh
Outdoor: 1
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Martin Jauregui
Outdoor: 6
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Tomas Pieres
Substitute
Outdoor: 6

Royal Bank Canada (1-1)

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Bob Parr
Outdoor: 0
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Juan Sánchez
Outdoor: 3
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Wesley 'Whistle' Uys
Outdoor: 4
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Quinn Evans
Outdoor: 1

Riverview (1-1)

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Wesley Finlayson
Outdoor: 3
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Aaron Barrett
Outdoor: 1
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Orrin Ingram
Outdoor: 1
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Armando Huerta
Outdoor: 3
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Will Johnston
Substitute
Outdoor: 1
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Emmanuel Huerta
Substitute
Outdoor: 1

Traveller's Rest (0-1)

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Cesar Rangel
Outdoor: 1
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Tiffany Orthwein
Outdoor: 0
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Robert Orthwein
Outdoor: 4
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Stevie Orthwein
Outdoor: 3

Port Mayaca Polo (0-1)

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Grant Ganzi
Outdoor: 3
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Trevor Niznik
Outdoor: 3
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Santos Teves
Outdoor: 0
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Dominic State
Outdoor: 2

Fross & Fross (0-1)

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Thom Fross
Outdoor: -1
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Charlie Caldwell
Outdoor: 2
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Ignacio Deltour
Outdoor: 3
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Charly Quincoces Cendoya
Outdoor: 4
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Nick Johnson
Substitute
Outdoor: 4
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Paige Boone
Substitute
Outdoor: 1

Amaro (0-1)

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Scott Sorbaro
Outdoor: 0
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Esteban Matuz Hernandez
Outdoor: 0
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Antonio Aguerre
Outdoor: 2
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Kris Kampsen
Outdoor: 6

NATIONAL PRESIDENT'S CUP

TOURNAMENT GAMES

Thursday, Apr 11, 2024

April 11

Final

National President's Cup

National Polo Center - Wellington

Fross & Fross logo

Fross & Fross (0-1)

10

Riverview logo

Riverview (1-1)

11

Friday, Apr 12, 2024

April 12

Final

National President's Cup

National Polo Center - Wellington

Amaro logo

Amaro (0-1)

8

Audi logo

Audi (2-1)

15

Saturday, Apr 13, 2024

April 13

Final

National President's Cup

National Polo Center - Wellington

Port Mayaca Polo logo

Port Mayaca Polo (0-1)

5

ConcordEquityGroup.com logo

ConcordEquityGroup.com (3-0)

16

Monday, Apr 15, 2024

April 15

Final OT

National President's Cup

National Polo Center - Wellington

Traveller's Rest logo

Traveller's Rest (0-1)

9

Royal Bank Canada logo

Royal Bank Canada (1-1)

10

Thursday, Apr 18, 2024

April 18

Final

National President's Cup

National Polo Center - Wellington

Audi logo

Audi (2-1)

10

Riverview logo

Riverview (1-1)

8

April 18

Final

National President's Cup

National Polo Center - Wellington

ConcordEquityGroup.com logo

ConcordEquityGroup.com (3-0)

16

Royal Bank Canada logo

Royal Bank Canada (1-1)

8

Sunday, Apr 21, 2024

April 21

Final

National President's Cup

National Polo Center - Wellington

Audi logo

Audi (2-1)

5

ConcordEquityGroup.com logo

ConcordEquityGroup.com (3-0)

12

NATIONAL PRESIDENT'S CUP

THE VENUE

The Association’s premier event, the Gauntlet of Polo, takes place from February to April each winter season showcasing the world’s preeminent teams, professional athletes and finest horses which come together for three months to battle head-to-head for the coveted C.V. Whitney Cup, USPA Gold Cup and U.S. Open Polo Championship trophies. Throughout the year, the facilities are also used to showcase USPA Member Clubs and prestigious tournament competitions including the anticipated finals of the National President's Cup and NPC 16-Goal Championship.

The entrance to the club is via a palm tree-lined drive, that leads past tennis courts to the steps of the magnificent pool and Mallet Grille. The natural Florida terrain is augmented by a large lake, lush tropical landscaping and some of the most carefully manicured polo fields in the world. Spectating from the stadium, private boxes, fieldside tailgates and special hospitality tents, all overlooking the U.S. Polo Assn. Field One, is an unparalleled experience.

NPC invites you to experience the best polo in the country, taking place at one of the most beautiful venues in the world, the National Polo Center – Wellington.


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