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11

U.S. OPEN WOMEN'S POLO CHAMPIONSHIP™ - f

Final

Midland

2

Rocking P

10

Fri

Nov

16

NATIONAL TWENTY GOAL®

Final

Travieso

8

FlexJet

12

Fri

Nov

16

NATIONAL TWENTY GOAL®

Final

Casablanca

10

Audi

9

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Nov

18

NATIONAL TWENTY GOAL® - f

Final

FlexJet

9

Casablanca

11

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Tournament History

The U.S. Open Women’s Polo Championship™ has a profound history dating back to the 1930s in California. The first women’s U.S. Open tournament was presented by the United States Women’s Polo Association (U.S.W.P.A) in 1937 at the Golden Gate Field in San Francisco, California, in 1937. Riviera (Louise Tracey, Dorothy Rodgers, Audrey Scott, Ruth Cropp) defeated Santa Barbara 9-4 to capture the inaugural title. The U.S.W.P.A., the first and only women’s polo association in the history of American polo, created a women’s handicapping system mirroring that of the men, with one nine-goal player and several eight-goal players. The U.S.W.P.A. played eight to ten tournaments a year accumulating 300 members and 25 clubs in its ten-year tenure. At the onset of World War II however, the women focused their attention towards the war effort.

Women were officially welcomed into the United States Polo Association in 1972 with Sue Sally Hale becoming the first woman member. A devoted advocate of women in polo, Hale was alleged to have disguised herself as a man in order to compete in tournaments throughout the 1950s and 60s. U.S. Open Women’s Polo Championship™ competition did not resurface until the early 1990s. On the centennial anniversary of the USPA in 1990, a U.S. Women’s Open was officially sanctioned and held at Empire Polo Club in Indio, California. Appropriately, Hale along with her two daughters, Sunny and Stormie captured the title with teammate Caroline Anier. In an electrifying overtime match, Empire defeated Palmera Hanalei Bay 10-9, with Anier scoring the sudden-death goal in the seventh chukker. After a few years of competition at Empire Polo Club, U.S. Open Women’s Polo Championship™ competition once again lost momentum, this time for only a couple decades. It was officially recognized as a national tournament in 2011 and has been hosted at the Houston Polo Club for the past seven years, becoming the largest annual women’s polo event in the United States.

2017 U.S. Open Women's Polo Championship™ Winners: San Saba - Hope Arellano, Dawn Jones, Lia Salvo, Sarah Wiseman ©Kaylee Wroe Photography

U.S. Open Women's Polo Championship™

Teams & Rosters

Bracket I

Bracket II

Bracket III

Bracket IV

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BTA (1-1)

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Chrys Beal
Women's Outdoor Handicap: 3
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KC Krueger
Women's Outdoor Handicap: 7
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Nina Clarkin
Women's Outdoor Handicap: 10
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Lucy Coddington
Women's Outdoor Handicap: 6

Midland (1-2)

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Molly Smith
Women's Outdoor Handicap: 3
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Tiamo Hudspeth
Women's Outdoor Handicap: 5
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Dayelle Fargey
Women's Outdoor Handicap: 6
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Isabelle (Izzy) Parsons
Women's Outdoor Handicap: 6

Rocking P (3-0)

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Courtney Price
Women's Outdoor Handicap: 3
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Lottie Lamacraft
Women's Outdoor Handicap: 5
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Hazel Jackson
Women's Outdoor Handicap: 9
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Tiva Gross
Women's Outdoor Handicap: 6
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Bridget Price
Women's Outdoor Handicap: 2

San Saba (0-2)

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Dawn Jones
Women's Outdoor Handicap: 6
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Mia Bray
Women's Outdoor Handicap: 4
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Sarah Wiseman
Women's Outdoor Handicap: 8
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Lia Salvo
Women's Outdoor Handicap: 8

U.S. Open Women's Polo Championship™

Tournament Games

Tuesday, Nov 6, 2018

Final
BTA logo

BTA (1-1)

7

San Saba  logo

San Saba (0-2)

4

Final
Rocking P logo

Rocking P (3-0)

6

Midland logo

Midland (1-2)

1

Wednesday, Nov 7, 2018

Final
San Saba  logo

San Saba (0-2)

0

Rocking P logo

Rocking P (3-0)

1

Final
BTA logo

BTA (1-1)

3

Midland logo

Midland (1-2)

5

Sunday, Nov 11, 2018

Final
Midland logo

Midland (1-2)

2

Rocking P logo

Rocking P (3-0)

10

U.S. Open Women's Polo Championship™

Houston Polo Club

A mere few minutes from downtown Houston, Texas, you will find the Houston Polo Club (HPC) located on 26 manicured acres. Established in 1928, HPC is one of Texas’ oldest clubs, comprised of the Bayou Club’s original fields and stables, as well as a tack shop, stick and ball field, hitting cage and covered arena. In addition, HPC has three fields in Brookshire, Texas, and access to over 18 other fields through private ranches. The club has proven to be a mainstay in American polo since its inception and has hosted and produced its fair share of notable professional players over nearly a century.

HPC has been providing the Southwestern Circuit with not only world-class polo, but the opportunity to learn and progress as an individual player. Houston’s league structure is considered to be one of the best in the country, and can accommodate any skill level. The polo school is run by 3-goaler and USPA Certified Polo Instructor Mark Prinsloo. The Houston Polo School offers an eight-week instructional course in both the spring and fall seasons that strives to nurture players as they develop their skills. Upon graduation from the polo school, players join the Margarita League. The next level in the nationally recognized Step Up Program is the 2-Goal League, followed by the Club League, an intermediate level in which players hire their own polo professional. Once graduated from the Club League, players have opportunities to participate in USPA sanctioned and national tournaments, as well as many tournaments held by the club.

Polo is played almost year-round with the club offering a fall and spring season, followed by summer leagues, winter arena and interscholastic polo. During the fall, HPC hosts numerous tournaments including the USPA Keleen and Carlton Beal Cup, USPA Regional President’s Cup, the USPA H. Ben Taub Memorial and a week of women’s tournaments that culminates with the U.S. Open Women’s Polo Championship™ - the highest level of women’s polo played in the world.    

Houston Polo Club
8552 Memorial Drive
Houston, TX 77024
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