REGIONAL CLASSIC-SOUTHWESTERN | U.S. POLO ASSN.

May 10 - 26, 2024

REGIONAL CLASSIC-SOUTHWESTERN

REGIONAL CLASSIC-SOUTHWESTERN

TOURNAMENT HISTORY

The Regional Classic-Southwestern (formerly the Southwestern Regional Classic) is a national 12- to 14-goal tournament. Established in 2011, it has become a staple in Texas polo over the past decade, hosted exclusively by Brookshire Polo Club (Brookshire, Texas) and Houston Polo Club (Houston, Texas). ERG currently stands as the only team to earn the 12-goal title twice, collecting victories in 2012 and 2016. Recent champions include Tonkawa (2018) and Old Pueblo (2022).

In 2023, Western Challenge champions Brookshire Polo Club (Megan Flynn, Vaughn Miller Jr., Victorino "Ruiz" Jorba, Milo Dornigac) faced-off against BTA (Wesley "Whistle" Uys, Steve Krueger, Mason Wroe, Kelly Beal). Combining for nine goals, BTA's Krueger and Wroe were countered by the firepower of Brookshire Polo Club's Ruiz Jorba. Leading the offensive with 10 goals, the accuracy of Ruiz Jorba along with a strong second half defensive effort delivered Brookshire Polo Club's second consecutive 12-goal title of the season with a 13-11 victory.

This year's competition will field six teams, all of which are continuing their spring season after competing in the Western Challenge. Defending Regional Classic-Southwestern champions Brookshire Polo Club will seek to snag their second consecutive title. Past victors Old Pueblo and Tonkawa will attempt to reach the podium once more, with BTA, La Elina and Eureka rounding-out the talented competition.

Representing Team USPA are alumni Tomas Alberdi (Brookshire Polo Club), Cody Ellis and Mason Wroe (BTA).

Brookshire Polo Club will be taking advantage of the USPA's Bridge to High Goal Initiative (B2HG) for the Regional Classic-Southwestern, which provides eligible USPA Member Clubs three USPA Professional Umpires (two mounted officials and one third man) at 50% of the regular cost to the club.

The Bridge to High Goal Initiative (B2HG) has been created to support polo between 12 and 16 goals. The goal of the program is to build a bridge from low-goal polo to high-goal polo that provides a safe environment for competition which will allow for the cultivation of team owners and the advancement of aspiring professionals.

Photo: 2023 Regional Classic-Southwestern champions: Brookshire Polo Club - Megan Flynn, Vaughn Miller Jr., Milo Dorignac, Victorino "Torito" Ruiz Jorba. ©Kaylee Wroe.

REGIONAL CLASSIC-SOUTHWESTERN

TOURNAMENT FORMAT

All teams will play three preliminary cross bracket matches each. Following the conclusion of bracket play, teams will be ranked 1-6 with the top two teams automatically advancing to the Regional Classic-Southwestern final. If two teams have tied records and they did not play each other, the tie will be broken by a one-man shootout. If two teams have tied records and they have played each other, the tie is broken by who beat who. If three or more teams have tied records, the tie is also broken by a one-man shootout.

TEAMS AND ROSTERS

Bracket I

Brookshire Polo Club (2-1)

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Tomas Alberdi
Outdoor: 4
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Quinn Evans
Outdoor: 1
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Victorino 'Torito' Ruiz Jorba
Outdoor: 7
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Scott Wood
Outdoor: 0

Old Pueblo (1-2)

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Leigh Anne Hall
Outdoor: 0
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Harrison Azzaro
Outdoor: 3
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Mike Azzaro
Outdoor: 3
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Jeff Hall
Outdoor: 6

Eureka (0-3)

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Rene Campos
Outdoor: 0
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Marcos Alberdi
Outdoor: 4
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Jorge Cernadas
Outdoor: 4
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Alvaro Ara
Outdoor: 4

Bracket II

La Elina (3-0)

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Bobby Gerry
Outdoor: 0
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Tomas Obregon
Outdoor: 4
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Joao Souza Aranha
Outdoor: 2
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Felipe 'Pipe' Marquez
Outdoor: 6

Tonkawa (2-1)

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Jeff Hildebrand
Outdoor: 0
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Jack Kiely
Outdoor: 4
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Santiago Zubiaurre
Outdoor: 5
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Marcos Bignoli
Outdoor: 3

BTA (1-2)

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Mason Wroe
Outdoor: 4
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Vaughn Miller Jr.
Outdoor: 3
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Cody Ellis
Outdoor: 5
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Kelly Beal
Outdoor: 0

Bracket III

Bracket IV

Bracket V

Bracket VI

Bracket VII

Bracket VIII

Bracket IX

Bracket X

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REGIONAL CLASSIC-SOUTHWESTERN

TOURNAMENT GAMES

Friday, May 10, 2024

May 10

Final

Regional Classic-Southwestern

Brookshire Polo Club

Old Pueblo logo

Old Pueblo (1-2)

7

BTA logo

BTA (1-2)

6

May 10

Final

Regional Classic-Southwestern

Brookshire Polo Club

Eureka logo

Eureka (0-3)

7

Tonkawa logo

Tonkawa (2-1)

12

Sunday, May 12, 2024

May 12

Final

Regional Classic-Southwestern

Brookshire Polo Club

Brookshire Polo Club logo

Brookshire Polo Club (2-1)

11

BTA logo

BTA (1-2)

10

Wednesday, May 15, 2024

May 15

Final

Regional Classic-Southwestern

Brookshire Polo Club

Brookshire Polo Club logo

Brookshire Polo Club (2-1)

11

Tonkawa logo

Tonkawa (2-1)

8

May 15

Final

Regional Classic-Southwestern

Brookshire Polo Club

Old Pueblo logo

Old Pueblo (1-2)

12

La Elina logo

La Elina (3-0)

13

Wednesday, May 22, 2024

May 22

Final OT

Regional Classic-Southwestern

Brookshire Polo Club

Old Pueblo logo

Old Pueblo (1-2)

11

Tonkawa logo

Tonkawa (2-1)

12

May 22

Final

Regional Classic-Southwestern

Brookshire Polo Club

Eureka logo

Eureka (0-3)

7

BTA logo

BTA (1-2)

12

May 22

Final

Regional Classic-Southwestern

Brookshire Polo Club

Brookshire Polo Club logo

Brookshire Polo Club (2-1)

13

La Elina logo

La Elina (3-0)

14

Friday, May 24, 2024

May 24

Final

Regional Classic-Southwestern

Brookshire Polo Club

Eureka logo

Eureka (0-3)

8

La Elina logo

La Elina (3-0)

9

Sunday, May 26, 2024

May 26

10:00 PM UTC

May 26, 2024, 2:00:00 PM May 26, 2024, 4:00:00 PM America/New_York Regional Classic-Southwestern Final - La Elina vs Brookshire Polo Club US Polo Association

Regional Classic-Southwestern - Field: Houston Polo Club - Farish

Brookshire Polo Club

La Elina logo

La Elina (3-0)

Brookshire Polo Club logo

Brookshire Polo Club (2-1)

REGIONAL CLASSIC-SOUTHWESTERN

THE VENUE

Established in 2006, Brookshire Polo Club (BPC) in Brookshire, Texas, welcomes players of all levels who are looking for a family-friendly and casual atmosphere to share a love of polo, horses and the outdoors. Nestled between the pecan groves are four full size polo fields, one full size covered polo arena, three covered barns, multiple outdoor paddocks, a small swimming lake and a tennis court for recreational use. Brookshire Polo Club also proudly serves as one of four co-hosts of the Texas Arena League.

Located just 10 miles west of Katy, Texas, and 36 miles west of downtown Houston, BPC’s mission is to share their passion for polo with all people in a welcoming environment that promotes polo as a sport and family-friendly lifestyle.


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Brookshire, TX 77423
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