March 11 - 21

U.S. OPEN WOMEN'S POLO CHAMPIONSHIP

Benefitting Susan G. Komen Florida

The remainder of the U.S. Open Women's Polo Championship™ has been canceled.

U.S. OPEN WOMEN'S POLO CHAMPIONSHIP™

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 was hosted at the Houston Polo Club until 2018.

The most prestigious cup in women's polo in the United States, the U.S. Open Women's Polo Championship™ relocated in 2019 and will once again have preliminary games at Port Mayaca Polo Club in Okeechobee, Florida. The final will be hosted on Saturday, March 21, at the International Polo Club Palm Beach in Wellington, Florida, on the U.S. Polo Assn. Field 1 at 1:00pm ET. Featuring eight teams for 2020, the tournament will benefit Susan G. Komen Florida, a breast cancer foundation. The charity partner will be a big part of the festivities during the final as well as events leading up to the tournament.

2019 U.S. Open Women's Polo Championship™ Winner: Hawaii Polo Life - Nina Clarkin, Mia Cambiaso, Pamela Flanagan, Anja Jacobs. ©David Lominska

U.S. OPEN WOMEN'S POLO CHAMPIONSHIP™ TOURNAMENT FORMAT

After two games, teams are ranked one to eight. The top four teams will advance to the semifinals. Two-way ties between teams that have played each other will be broken by who beat who; all other ties will be broken by a one-man shoot out.

All preliminary games will be held at Port Mayaca Polo Club in Okeechobee, Florida, with the final on Saturday, March 21 at International Polo Club Palm Beach in Wellington, Florida.

U.S. OPEN WOMEN'S POLO CHAMPIONSHIP™

Teams and Rosters

Bracket I

Rocking P (2-0)

player photo
Bridget Price
Women's Outdoor: 3
player photo
Audry Persano
Women's Outdoor: 4
player photo
Milly Hine
Women's Outdoor: 5
player photo
Hazel Jackson
Women's Outdoor: 10

Dundas (1-1)

player photo
Sarah Siegel-Magness
Women's Outdoor: 2
player photo
Sarah Wiseman
Women's Outdoor: 8
player photo
Hope Arellano
Women's Outdoor: 7
player photo
Erica Gandomcar-Sachs
Women's Outdoor: 5

Hawaii Polo Life (1-1)

player photo
Sierra Dunbar
Women's Outdoor: 2
player photo
Pamela Flanagan
Women's Outdoor: 4
player photo
Mia Cambiaso
Women's Outdoor: 8
player photo
Cande Fernandez-Araujo
Women's Outdoor: 8

Mint Eco Car Wash (0-2)

player photo
Catlin Dix
Women's Outdoor: 4
player photo
Cecelia Cochran
Women's Outdoor: 5
player photo
Isabelle (Izzy) Parsons
Women's Outdoor: 7
player photo
Lottie Lamacraft
Women's Outdoor: 6

Bracket II

Cowdray Vikings (2-0)

player photo
Lila Pearson
Women's Outdoor: 2
player photo
Clara Cassino Seppe
Women's Outdoor: 7
player photo
Mia Novillo Astrada
Women's Outdoor: 7
player photo
Gillian Johnston
Women's Outdoor: 6

San Saba/Polo Gear (1-1)

player photo
Grace Mudra
Women's Outdoor: 2
player photo
Dawn Jones
Women's Outdoor: 6
player photo
Lia Salvo
Women's Outdoor: 8
player photo
Clarissa Echezarreta
Women's Outdoor: 6

BTA/The Villages (1-1)

player photo
Kylie Sheehan
Women's Outdoor: 5
player photo
Paige Boone
Women's Outdoor: 5
player photo
KC Krueger
Women's Outdoor: 6
player photo
Tiffany Busch
Women's Outdoor: 6

Iconica (0-2)

player photo
Maureen Brennan
Women's Outdoor: 5
player photo
Mili De los Milagros-Sanchez
Women's Outdoor: 7
player photo
Meghan Shader
Women's Outdoor: 4
player photo
Malia Bryan
Women's Outdoor: 5

Bracket III

Bracket IV

no bracket

U.S. OPEN WOMEN'S POLO CHAMPIONSHIP™

Tournament Games

Wednesday, Mar 11, 2020

March 11

Final

U.S. OPEN WOMEN'S POLO CHAMPIONSHIP™

Port Mayaca Polo Club

Rocking P logo

Rocking P (2-0)

6

Hawaii Polo Life logo

Hawaii Polo Life (1-1)

4

Thursday, Mar 12, 2020

March 12

Final

U.S. OPEN WOMEN'S POLO CHAMPIONSHIP™

Port Mayaca Polo Club

Dundas logo

Dundas (1-1)

7

Mint Eco Car Wash logo

Mint Eco Car Wash (0-2)

4

Friday, Mar 13, 2020

March 13

Final

U.S. OPEN WOMEN'S POLO CHAMPIONSHIP™

Port Mayaca Polo Club

Cowdray Vikings logo

Cowdray Vikings (2-0)

4

BTA/The Villages logo

BTA/The Villages (1-1)

3

March 13

Final

U.S. OPEN WOMEN'S POLO CHAMPIONSHIP™

Port Mayaca Polo Club

Iconica logo

Iconica (0-2)

4

San Saba/Polo Gear logo

San Saba/Polo Gear (1-1)

6

Monday, Mar 16, 2020

March 16

Final

U.S. OPEN WOMEN'S POLO CHAMPIONSHIP™

Port Mayaca Polo Club

Dundas logo

Dundas (1-1)

4

BTA/The Villages logo

BTA/The Villages (1-1)

6

March 16

Final

U.S. OPEN WOMEN'S POLO CHAMPIONSHIP™

Port Mayaca Polo Club

Cowdray Vikings logo

Cowdray Vikings (2-0)

7

Mint Eco Car Wash logo

Mint Eco Car Wash (0-2)

4

March 16

Final

U.S. OPEN WOMEN'S POLO CHAMPIONSHIP™

Port Mayaca Polo Club

Rocking P logo

Rocking P (2-0)

8

Iconica logo

Iconica (0-2)

5

March 16

Final

U.S. OPEN WOMEN'S POLO CHAMPIONSHIP™

Port Mayaca Polo Club

San Saba/Polo Gear logo

San Saba/Polo Gear (1-1)

1

Hawaii Polo Life logo

Hawaii Polo Life (1-1)

8

U.S. OPEN WOMEN'S POLO CHAMPIONSHIP™

Port Mayaca Polo Club

Situated in South Florida, surrounded by vast sugar cane fields and the popular fishing body of Lake Okeechobee, Port Mayaca Polo Club (PMPC) has steadily become a destination for winter polo. Located on more than 600 sprawling acres, the club has eight regulation fields, club barns with 220 stalls, an exercise track, a stick-and-ball field, a clubhouse and several acres of pastures for turnout and trail riding.

While consistent, quality polo is at the forefront of the club’s objectives, a tight-knit sense of community supports it. The club hosts a lunch or cookout after every club practice. A beautiful pavilion style clubhouse provides an enjoyable gathering place for players to congregate and discuss their latest game.

Port Mayaca Polo Club
12499 SW Conners Hwy
Okeechobee, FL 34974
View Map
Club Website Club Profile

U.S. OPEN WOMEN'S POLO CHAMPIONSHIP™

International Polo Club Palm Beach

The International Polo Club Palm Beach (IPC) is the premier destination for high-goal polo in the United States. Home to the most prestigious 18- and 22-goal polo tournaments in the nation, IPC has hosted the U.S. Open Polo Championship® for over 10 years. Located in the heart of the horse centric village of Wellington, Florida, polo enthusiasts flock to the club every winter to witness top level polo competition that garners some of the world’s best players, including Facundo Pieres, Gonzalito Pieres and Sapo Caset as well as one of America’s top-rated players Jeff Hall. Sunday matches at 3:00pm ET on the U.S. Polo Assn. Field, home of the official licensed brand for the USPA, are ticketed but all other games are free and open to the public.

International Polo Club Palm Beach
3667 120th Ave S
Wellington, FL 33414
View Map
Club Website Club Profile Purchase Tickets

USPA

LEARN TO PLAY

Click Here
×

Online shopping is not available in your country

Find Retail Locations