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

June 2 - June 18, 2023

REGIONAL PRESIDENT'S CUP

REGIONAL PRESIDENT'S CUP

TOURNAMENT HISTORY

Established in 1998 and reformatted in 2020, Regional President’s Cup tournaments held nationwide serve as qualifying tournaments for the National President’s Cup. The 2023 National President’s Cup will be held at New Bridge Polo & Country Club in Aiken, South Carolina, at the height of the competitive fall season. The National President’s Cup gives priority entry to first and second place Regional President’s Cup teams.

In 2022, undefeated teams Bottega (sub. Hardy Pemberton, Hope Arellano, Adam Snow, Lucas Arellano) and LBL (Alison Patricelli, Malia Bryan, Trevor Niznik, Alan Martinez) captivated fans in a riveting contest determined in the final chukker of regulation time. Relying on consistent and unified play, a nine-goal performance from Martinez gave LBL the offensive drive needed to hold Bottega at bay and claim the title 12-10. Read article here.

This year's edition of the Regional President's Cup will field five competitive teams, including defending champions LBL featuring new members Harry Caldwell, Charlie Caldwell and Ignacio 'Nachi' Viana. Current champion Trevor Niznik will join forces alongside Team USPA alumnus Pedro Lara for Broken Taco, with Cummings Insurance, Cooper Home & Stable (H&S)/Tipler Law and Upatoi Green rounding out the competition.

New Bridge Polo & Country Club will be taking advantage of the USPA's Tournament Support Program (TSP) for the Regional President's Cup, which provides eligible USPA Member Clubs with waived tournament fees, trophies or trophy reimbursements up to $1,200, one professional umpire and $2,500 in prize money at no extra cost.

The USPA originally created the Tournament Stimulus Package (TSP) to help member clubs host USPA events when the United States was emerging from the first wave of the COVID-19 crisis. The USPA wanted to continue to support member clubs with TSP benefits in 2022. Therefore, it extended and expanded TSP under a new name - the Tournament Support Program. Each USPA Member Club can obtain TSP benefits for two USPA events, with the option of a third under specific circumstances.

Photo: 2022 Regional President's Cup Champions: LBL - Alan Martinez, Trevor Niznik, Malia Bryan, Alison Patricelli. ©Katie Roth

REGIONAL PRESIDENT'S CUP

TOURNAMENT FORMAT

Each team will play two bracket games in the five star draw format. Following bracket play teams will be ranked 1-5 based on win/loss records, with the top three teams advancing to the semifinals. Teams ranked 4 and 5 will compete in a playoff to claim the last semifinal spot. Semifinalists will face a team they have not faced in bracket play, with the winners advancing to the Regional President's Cup final. In the case of a three-way tie or if tied teams did not play each other, a one man shootout will be used.

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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LBL (4-0)

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Alison Patricelli
Outdoor: 0
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Harry Caldwell
Outdoor: 1
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Charlie Caldwell
Outdoor: 2
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Ignacio 'Nachi' Viana
Outdoor: 5

Upatoi Green (2-2)

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Josh Escapite
Outdoor: 0
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Jake Flournoy
Outdoor: 2
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Thomas 'Tommy' Huber Jr.
Outdoor: 3
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Harrison Azzaro
Outdoor: 3

Cooper H&S/Tipler Law (2-2)

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JD Cooper
Outdoor: 0
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Horacio 'Flaco' Lizaso
Outdoor: 4
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Ruben Coscia
Outdoor: 4
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Steve Tipler
Outdoor: 0

Cummings Insurance (1-2)

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Stacie Simpkins
Outdoor: -1
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Jesus Ontiveros
Outdoor: 2
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Pelon Escapite
Outdoor: 6
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Justin Pimsner
Outdoor: 1

Broken Taco (0-3)

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Andrew Scott
Outdoor: 1
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Nate Berube
Outdoor: 2
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Trevor Niznik
Outdoor: 3
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Pedro Lara
Outdoor: 2

REGIONAL PRESIDENT'S CUP

TOURNAMENT GAMES

Friday, Jun 2, 2023

June 02

Final

Regional President's Cup

New Bridge Polo & Country Club

Upatoi Green logo

Upatoi Green (2-2)

13

Broken Taco logo

Broken Taco (0-3)

10

Sunday, Jun 4, 2023

June 04

Final

Regional President's Cup

New Bridge Polo & Country Club

Cummings Insurance logo

Cummings Insurance (1-2)

8

Upatoi Green logo

Upatoi Green (2-2)

6

Tuesday, Jun 6, 2023

June 06

Final

Regional President's Cup

New Bridge Polo & Country Club

Cooper H&S/Tipler Law logo

Cooper H&S/Tipler Law (2-2)

12

Broken Taco logo

Broken Taco (0-3)

11

Friday, Jun 9, 2023

June 09

Final

Regional President's Cup

New Bridge Polo & Country Club

Cummings Insurance logo

Cummings Insurance (1-2)

5

LBL logo

LBL (4-0)

10

Sunday, Jun 11, 2023

June 11

Final

Regional President's Cup

New Bridge Polo & Country Club

Cooper H&S/Tipler Law logo

Cooper H&S/Tipler Law (2-2)

10

LBL logo

LBL (4-0)

15

Wednesday, Jun 14, 2023

June 14

Final

Regional President's Cup

New Bridge Polo & Country Club

Cummings Insurance logo

Cummings Insurance (1-2)

11

Cooper H&S/Tipler Law logo

Cooper H&S/Tipler Law (2-2)

12

Friday, Jun 16, 2023

June 16

Final

Regional President's Cup

New Bridge Polo & Country Club

Upatoi Green logo

Upatoi Green (2-2)

13

Cooper H&S/Tipler Law logo

Cooper H&S/Tipler Law (2-2)

7

June 16

Final

Regional President's Cup

New Bridge Polo & Country Club

LBL logo

LBL (4-0)

7

Broken Taco logo

Broken Taco (0-3)

6

Sunday, Jun 18, 2023

June 18

Final OT

Regional President's Cup

New Bridge Polo & Country Club

Upatoi Green logo

Upatoi Green (2-2)

11

LBL logo

LBL (4-0)

12

REGIONAL PRESIDENT'S CUP

THE VENUE

Driving into the New Bridge Polo & Country Club 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 the 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 an 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. Spectators are invited to sit on the porch with a spectacular view of Field 1 to watch the featured Sunday matches. 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.


862 New Bridge Rd
Aiken, SC 29805
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