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New Bridge Polo & Country Club - sf

2:00 PM ET

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BRONZE TROPHY®

New Bridge Polo & Country Club

11:00 AM ET

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4:00 PM ET

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Oct

22

ASSOCIATION CUP

New Bridge Polo & Country Club - sf

12:00 PM ET

SIG

Triple Crown/La Bourgone

Thu

Oct

22

ASSOCIATION CUP

New Bridge Polo & Country Club - sf

2:00 PM ET

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Brookland Plantation

Fri

Oct

23

BRONZE TROPHY®

New Bridge Polo & Country Club

11:00 AM ET

Foxdale Equine

Hit Air

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Oct

23

BRONZE TROPHY®

New Bridge Polo & Country Club

4:00 PM ET

Goose Green/Hutchinson Farm

SD Farms

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October 2-4

USPA WOMEN'S ARENA HANDICAP

The USPA Polo Network will livestream the USPA Women's Arena Handicap Semifinals and Final on Global Polo TV.

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USPA Women's Arena Handicap

Tournament History

Women’s arena competition has a recent history in the sport beginning with the creation of the Women’s Intercollegiate Championship in the late 1970s, followed by the Girls’ Interscholastic Championship in the early 1990s. With the exponential growth of women’s polo in recent years, the Association recognized the need for a national tournament celebrating the best of women’s arena competition.

The Women’s Arena Handicap held its inaugural competition in 2017 simultaneously alongside the Women’s Arena Open with Drumcliffe claiming the trophy. In 2018 the stage was set for a competitive rematch between University of Virginia (UVA) and Drumcliffe, the Grant sisters defending the title 17-9. Overcoming two previous defeats in the final, UVA's perseverance paid off in 2019 with their first win 16-12 and Maddie Grant's third consecutive title.

Four teams will meet at Great Meadow Polo Club (The Plains, Virginia) for the chance to walk away as the 2020 Women's Arena Handicap champions, including Belle Vodka, Mystique Jewelers, Rebellis and Twilight Polo. Among the competition is Team USPA alumna, Anna Palacios, playing on Rebellis. The Handicap will offer $2,500 in prize money, split between first ($1,500) and second place ($1,000). In addition to being an important national tournament for women arena players beyond their schooling years, the playing of this tournament allows women the opportunity to connect and aspire to an even greater level of women’s arena competition.

As a National USPA Arena Event, the USPA Women’s Arena Handicap is a qualifying tournament for all amateur players -1 through 3 goals to earn points towards the National Arena Amateur Cup (NAAC) which will be held at Legend's Polo Club in Kaufman, Texas, in November 2020. Points are based on the number of teams and team standing in each tournament. All points are awarded to each team member, not the team as a whole.

As the country emerges out of the COVID-19 crisis, the USPA established opportunities to support USPA Member Club events through the use of the COVID-19 USPA Polo Tournament Stimulus Package, which provides eligible USPA Member Clubs with waived tournament fees, trophies or reimbursements, one professional umpire and $2,500 in prize money per tournament at no extra cost. Offered to each club for the first two USPA tournaments of 2020 following the COVID-19 USPA Tournaments and Events suspension, Great Meadow Polo Club will be taking advantage of the program for this tournament.

The semifinals and final will be livestreamed by USPA Polo Network and available exclusively on Global Polo TV.

Photo: 2019 Women's Arena Handicap Champions: UVA - Demitra Hajimihalis, Meghan Milligan and Maddie Grant, pictured with Coach Lou Lopez.

Format

Winners of the semifinal will move on to the final. In the event of a tied game the winner will be determined by shootout.

USPA Women's Arena Handicap

Teams and Rosters

Bracket I

Bracket II

Bracket III

Bracket IV

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Belle Vodka (1-1)

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Victoria McGraw
Women's Arena: 0
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Danielle Quinn
Women's Arena: 2
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Jessica Schmitt
Substitute
Women's Arena: 5

Mystique Jewelers (0-1)

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Morgan Burner
Women's Arena: 4T
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Emmie Golkosky
Women's Arena: 4
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Elizabeth "Liz" Mandros
Women's Arena: 0
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Dominique Diroff
Arena: 0

Rebellis (2-0)

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Mariah "Maggie" Cooper
Women's Arena: 0T
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Kasey Morris
Women's Arena: 2
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Anna Winslow-Palacios
Women's Arena: 8

Twilight Polo (0-1)

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Caroline Chewning
Women's Arena: 2
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Whitney Ross
Women's Arena: 3
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Alexandra "Ali" Stanley
Women's Arena: 2

USPA Women's Arena Handicap

Tournament Games

Friday, Oct 2, 2020

October 02

Final

USPA WOMEN'S ARENA HANDICAP

Great Meadow Polo Club

Rebellis logo

Rebellis (2-0)

16

Mystique Jewelers logo

Mystique Jewelers (0-1)

8

October 02

Final

USPA WOMEN'S ARENA HANDICAP

Great Meadow Polo Club

Belle Vodka logo

Belle Vodka (1-1)

13

Twilight Polo logo

Twilight Polo (0-1)

9

Sunday, Oct 4, 2020

October 04

Final

USPA WOMEN'S ARENA HANDICAP

Great Meadow Polo Club

Rebellis logo

Rebellis (2-0)

19

Belle Vodka logo

Belle Vodka (1-1)

5

USPA Women's Arena Handicap

The Venue

Located 45 minutes from the nation’s capital, Washington D.C., and only 20 minutes from the self-proclaimed “nation’s horse and hunt capital” in historic Middleburg, Virginia, is Great Meadow Polo Club. Tree-lined and elevated berms offer stunning views of open horse country reminiscent of the golden age of polo.

Year after year, players of all levels pursue the glory of competition and victory. Great Meadow Polo Club operates on the grounds of the Great Meadow events center and steeplechase course, permanent home of the Virginia Gold Cup steeplechase classic, a 380-acre expanse of land in the heart of Virginia horse country. Arena polo is alive and well at this Eastern Circuit club, and Great Meadow Polo Club offers insight into one of the many ways clubs can secure the future of polo.


5089 Old Tavern Rd
The Plains, VA 20198
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