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 10-11

NATIONAL SHERMAN MEMORIAL

NATIONAL SHERMAN MEMORIAL

TOURNAMENT HISTORY

The National Sherman Memorial, established in 1935, is played to honor one of the giants of arena polo and is one of the oldest arena polo tournaments in the United States Polo Association. Known as the “father of indoor polo,” George C. Sherman Sr. was almost single-handedly responsible for organizing and refining this now-popular variation of the sport. He introduced the inflatable ball, redesigned the standard polo equipment for the arena game’s specific needs and modified the rules of outdoor play for arena use. He was the founder and first president of the Indoor Polo Association (1915-1926), which merged with the USPA in 1956. He was zealous in bringing young players into the sport, presenting the Interscholastic Cup in 1928. Since all Intercollegiate and Interscholastic polo is now played in the arena, he may be said to have sired this invaluable training ground as well. The tournament was installed by his wife Helen and his son, Hall of Famer George C. Sherman Jr., an arena high-goaler who also made important contributions to the sport as a USPA Chairman and one of the founding spirits of the Museum of Polo and Hall of Fame.

The 2020 installment of the competition will bring together four teams to compete for the prestigious George Carter Sherman Memorial Indoor Polo Cup, including Avalon Farm, Newport, TD Bank and Westchester. 2019 defending champions Minnie Keating and Luke Merrick have returned this year joined by Mia Purdom on Westchester.

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, Westchester Polo Club will be taking advantage of the program for this tournament.

Photo: 2019 National Sherman Memorial Champions: Synergy Solutions - Anna Winslow-Palacios, Minnie Keating, Luke Merrick. ©Scott Trauth

NATIONAL SHERMAN MEMORIAL

TEAMS AND ROSTERS

Bracket I

Bracket II

Bracket III

Bracket IV

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Avalon Farm (2-0)

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Margaux Buchanan
Arena: 1
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Katie Mitcham
Arena: 1
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Amanda Poor
Arena: 2
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Eugenio Ferrari
Arena: 3T

Newport (1-1)

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Daniel Keating
Arena: 2
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Roger Souto
Arena: 0
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Tim Day
Arena: 1

TD Bank (0-1)

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Rory Torrey
Arena: 3
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Megan Schulz
Arena: 0
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Clark Curtis
Arena: 0

Westchester (0-1)

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Minnie Keating
Arena: 2
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Luke Merrick
Arena: 1
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Mia Purdom
Arena: 0

NATIONAL SHERMAN MEMORIAL

TOURNAMENT GAMES

Saturday, Oct 10, 2020

October 10

Final

NATIONAL SHERMAN MEMORIAL

Westchester Polo Club

Avalon Farm logo

Avalon Farm (2-0)

14

TD Bank logo

TD Bank (0-1)

8

October 10

Final

NATIONAL SHERMAN MEMORIAL

Westchester Polo Club

Newport logo

Newport (1-1)

15

Westchester logo

Westchester (0-1)

13

Sunday, Oct 11, 2020

October 11

Time TBA

NATIONAL SHERMAN MEMORIAL

Westchester Polo Club

Newport logo

Newport (1-1)

10

Avalon Farm logo

Avalon Farm (2-0)

14

NATIONAL SHERMAN MEMORIAL

THE VENUE

Newport Polo is the home of the Westchester Polo Club offering exhibition polo and club member services for outdoor and arena polo, as well as polo instruction. Established in 1876, Westchester Polo Club was a founding member of the USPA and host of the Newport International Polo Series.

For more than 375 years, Newport has been welcoming visitors from near and far to its charming New England coastal harbor, earning its reputation as America’s First Resort. Evolving from its colonization for religious freedom to prominent colonial port to a destination ripe with sport, culture, history, art, entertainment and scenic beauty, distinctive shops, renowned restaurants, diverse accommodations and world-class events, its past, present, and future make this international resort uniquely legendary.


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