March 7 - 19, 2022

U.S. OPEN WOMEN'S POLO CHAMPIONSHIP® PRESENTED BY EASTERN HAY AND ICON SOURCE BENEFITING SUSAN G. KOMEN

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 Golden Gate Field (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 (USPA) in 1972 with Sue Sally Hale becoming one of the first woman members. 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. The 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 Houston Polo Club (Houston, Texas) until 2018.

The most prestigious cup in women's polo in the United States, the U.S. Open Women's Polo Championship® relocated to Florida in 2019 with preliminary games played at Port Mayaca Polo Club (PMPC) in Okeechobee, Florida, and the heralded final at the International Polo Club Palm Beach (IPC) in Wellington, Florida.

The COVID-19 pandemic suspended play in 2020 before the semifinals were completed, however the conclusion was rescheduled in 2021. BTA/The Villages and Hawaii Polo Life met in the final with Hawaii Polo Life capturing back-to-back titles, surviving a final chukker charge from BTA/The Villages to capture the 6-5 victory.

In 2021, BTA/The Villages (Kylie Sheehan, Paige Boone, KC Krueger, Tiffany Busch) turned their narrow loss in the previous U.S. Open Women's Polo Championship® into motivation headed into a rematch against two-time defending champions Hawaii Polo Life (Dolores Onetto, Pamela Flanagan, Mia Cambiaso, Hazel Jackson). The two teams remained locked in a tie after three chukkers of play, pushing the final down to the wire with BTA/The Villages' Paige Boone claiming the game-winning neckshot in the last minute of regulation to take their place as the new champions with a final score of 6-5.

This year's edition of U.S. Open Women's Polo Championship® presented by Eastern Hay and Icon Source benefiting Susan G. Komen Florida will feature five talented teams including reigning champions BTA/The Village's Paige Boone, KC Krueger, Tiffany Busch returning to defend their title with the addition of Alyson Poor, while former teammate Kylie Sheehan will join newcomer Blue Water. Two time U.S. Open Women's Polo Championship® winners Hawaii Polo Life's Pamela Flanagan, Mia Cambiaso and Hazel Jackson will also return to the competition with the addition of Cecily Coors.

Also amongst the competition is Active Team USPA Member and U.S. Polo Assn. Global Brand Ambassador Hope Arellano returning for Dundas, while Gillian Johnston (G-String Polo Ponies) can also be seen currently competing as the only female competitor in the 2022 GAUNTLET OF POLO®'s USPA Gold Cup® for Coca-Cola.

The U.S. Open Women's Polo Championship® will have preliminary games at Port Mayaca Polo Club (PMPC) in Okeechobee, Florida with the final slated for Saturday, March 20, on U.S. Polo Assn. Field 1 at International Polo Club Palm Beach.

Additonally, The U.S. Open Women's Polo Championship® with the sponsorship of Eastern Hay, Icon Source and USPA Tournament Prize Money Matching program, will award $40,000. The prize will be split between first ($30,000) and second ($10,000) place teams.

2021 U.S. Open Women's Polo Championship® Champions: BTA/The Villages -Tiffany Busch, KC Krueger, Kylie Sheehan, Paige Boone. ©David Lominska

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TOURNAMENT FORMAT

Each team draws two teams to play against. Following bracket play, all teams will have played two games and will be ranked 1-5 based on record. Any ties will be broken with a shootout. The top four teams will advance to the U.S. Open Women's Polo Championship® semifinals. The winners of the semifinals will advance to the U.S. Open Women's Polo Championship® final.

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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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Hawaii Polo Life (4-0)

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Cecily Coors
Women's Outdoor: 0
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Pamela Flanagan
Women's Outdoor: 4
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Mia Cambiaso
Women's Outdoor: 8
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Hazel Jackson
Women's Outdoor: 10

Blue Water (2-2)

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Sophie Grant
Women's Outdoor: 5
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Kylie Sheehan
Women's Outdoor: 5
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Izzy Parsons
Women's Outdoor: 8
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Meghan Shader Jumet
Women's Outdoor: 4

G-String Polo Ponies (1-2)

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Lia Salvo
Women's Outdoor: 9
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Heather Souto
Women's Outdoor: 4
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Danielle Lussi
Women's Outdoor: 3
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Gillian Johnston
Women's Outdoor: 6

Dundas (1-2)

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Sarah Siegel-Magness
Women's Outdoor: 2
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Jewel Gregoncza
Women's Outdoor: 2
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Hope Arellano
Women's Outdoor: 8
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Nina Clarkin
Women's Outdoor: 10

BTA/The Villages (0-2)

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Paige Boone
Women's Outdoor: 6
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Alyson Poor
Women's Outdoor: 4
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KC Krueger
Women's Outdoor: 6
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Tiffany Busch
Women's Outdoor: 6

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TOURNAMENT GAMES

Monday, Mar 7, 2022

March 07

Final

U.S. Open Women's Polo Championship® presented by Eastern Hay and Icon Source benefiting Susan G. Komen

Port Mayaca Polo Club

BTA/The Villages logo

BTA/The Villages (0-2)

5

Dundas logo

Dundas (1-2)

6

March 07

Final

U.S. Open Women's Polo Championship® presented by Eastern Hay and Icon Source benefiting Susan G. Komen

Port Mayaca Polo Club

Hawaii Polo Life logo

Hawaii Polo Life (4-0)

5

Blue Water logo

Blue Water (2-2)

4

Thursday, Mar 10, 2022

March 10

Final OT

U.S. Open Women's Polo Championship® presented by Eastern Hay and Icon Source benefiting Susan G. Komen

Port Mayaca Polo Club

BTA/The Villages logo

BTA/The Villages (0-2)

8

G-String Polo Ponies logo

G-String Polo Ponies (1-2)

9

Saturday, Mar 12, 2022

March 12

Final OT

U.S. Open Women's Polo Championship® presented by Eastern Hay and Icon Source benefiting Susan G. Komen

Port Mayaca Polo Club

Blue Water logo

Blue Water (2-2)

8

G-String Polo Ponies logo

G-String Polo Ponies (1-2)

7

Sunday, Mar 13, 2022

March 13

Final

U.S. Open Women's Polo Championship® presented by Eastern Hay and Icon Source benefiting Susan G. Komen

Port Mayaca Polo Club

Dundas logo

Dundas (1-2)

5

Hawaii Polo Life logo

Hawaii Polo Life (4-0)

9

Wednesday, Mar 16, 2022

March 16

Final

U.S. Open Women's Polo Championship® presented by Eastern Hay and Icon Source benefiting Susan G. Komen

Port Mayaca Polo Club

Hawaii Polo Life logo

Hawaii Polo Life (4-0)

11

Dundas logo

Dundas (1-2)

5

March 16

Final

U.S. Open Women's Polo Championship® presented by Eastern Hay and Icon Source benefiting Susan G. Komen

Port Mayaca Polo Club

Blue Water logo

Blue Water (2-2)

5

G-String Polo Ponies logo

G-String Polo Ponies (1-2)

4

Saturday, Mar 19, 2022

March 19

Final

U.S. Open Women's Polo Championship® presented by Eastern Hay and Icon Source benefiting Susan G. Komen

Hawaii Polo Life logo

Hawaii Polo Life (4-0)

8

Blue Water logo

Blue Water (2-2)

3

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THE VENUES

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.


12499 SW Conners Hwy
Okeechobee, FL 34974
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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 a decade. 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 Adolfo Cambiaso, Facundo Pieres, Gonzalito Pieres and Sapo Caset as well as one of America’s top-rated players Jeff Hall. Sunday matches take place at 3:00pm ET on the U.S. Polo Assn. Field, home of the official licensed brand of the USPA.

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