Tue

Oct

19

NATIONAL PRESIDENT'S CUP

New Bridge Polo & Country Club

3:00 PM UTC

Field One

SD Farms

Tue

Oct

19

NATIONAL PRESIDENT'S CUP

New Bridge Polo & Country Club

8:00 PM UTC

Tipler Law/Cooper H&S

SIG/Chukkers of Hope

Thu

Oct

21

DELEGATE'S CUP

Houston Polo Club - sf

9:30 PM UTC

Bearsden/ Plank Companies

Rocking P

Thu

Oct

21

DELEGATE'S CUP

Houston Polo Club - sf

9:30 PM UTC

BCI/ CW Petroleum

Vintage Polo

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Tue

Oct

19

NATIONAL PRESIDENT'S CUP

New Bridge Polo & Country Club

3:00 PM UTC

Field One

SD Farms

Tue

Oct

19

NATIONAL PRESIDENT'S CUP

New Bridge Polo & Country Club

8:00 PM UTC

Tipler Law/Cooper H&S

SIG/Chukkers of Hope

Thu

Oct

21

DELEGATE'S CUP

Houston Polo Club - sf

9:30 PM UTC

Bearsden/ Plank Companies

Rocking P

Thu

Oct

21

DELEGATE'S CUP

Houston Polo Club - sf

9:30 PM UTC

BCI/ CW Petroleum

Vintage Polo

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September 22 - 25, 2021

USPA WOMEN'S ARENA HANDICAP®

The USPA Women's Arena Handicap® Semifinals & Final will be livestreamed 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. In 2017, Women’s Arena Handicap® held its inaugural competition simultaneously alongside the Women’s Arena Open®.

The finale of the 2020 USPA Women’s Arena Handicap® at Great Meadow Polo Club in The Plains, Virginia, concluded with an offensive masterclass from Rebellis (Kasey Morris, Maggie Cooper, Anna Winslow-Palacios), scoring 19 goals to defeat Belle Vodka (Victoria McGraw, Danielle Quinn, Jessica Schmitt), capping off a dominant showing to capture the title 19-5.

For the 2021 edition, four teams will compete at the Virginia Polo Center in Charlottesville, Virginia, vying for the chance to raise the 2021 Women's Arena Handicap® trophy, including 2020 finalists Victoria McGraw (Summerhill Farms), Jessica Schmitt (La Jefa) and defending champion Anna Winslow-Palacios (GFS).

Amongst the competition is Team USPA Graduating Member Marissa Wells (Summerhill Farm) and Team USPA Alumna Anna Winslow-Palacios (GFS). 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, Virginia Polo, Inc. will be taking advantage of the program for this tournament.

Photo: 2020 Women's Arena Handicap Champions®: Rebellis - Kasey Morris, Mariah "Maggie" Cooper, Anna Winslow-Palacios, presented by John Gobin. ©David Murrell.

USPA WOMEN'S ARENA HANDICAP®

TOURNAMENT FORMAT

Winners of the Semifinal will move on to the Final. In the event of a tie 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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Bad Ass Polo (2-0)

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Josie Dorsey
Women's Arena: 4
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Posey Obrecht
Women's Arena: 5
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Demitra Hajimihalis
Women's Arena: 5

La Jefa (1-1)

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Katie Mitcham
Women's Arena: 4
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Emmie Golkosky
Women's Arena: 4
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Jessica Schmitt
Women's Arena: 6

Summerhill Farm (0-1)

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Victoria McGraw
Women's Arena: 0
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Alana Benz
Women's Arena: 4
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Marissa Wells
Women's Arena: 9

Garrison Forest (0-1)

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Lindsey Morris
Women's Arena: 4
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Zoey Bivalacqua
Women's Arena: 2
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Anna Winslow-Palacios
Women's Arena: 8

USPA WOMEN'S ARENA HANDICAP®

TOURNAMENT GAMES

Thursday, Sep 23, 2021

September 23

Final

USPA Women's Arena Handicap®

Virginia Polo Inc.

La Jefa logo

La Jefa (1-1)

14

Summerhill Farm logo

Summerhill Farm (0-1)

13

September 23

Final

USPA Women's Arena Handicap®

Virginia Polo Inc.

Garrison Forest logo

Garrison Forest (0-1)

14

Bad Ass Polo logo

Bad Ass Polo (2-0)

18

Saturday, Sep 25, 2021

September 25

Final

USPA Women's Arena Handicap®

Virginia Polo Inc.

La Jefa logo

La Jefa (1-1)

6

Bad Ass Polo logo

Bad Ass Polo (2-0)

13

USPA WOMEN'S ARENA HANDICAP®

THE VENUE

Home of the distinguished University of Virginia polo team, Virginia Polo’s training facility sits on 75 spacious acres just five miles away from the historic University’s main campus. Equipped to support play year round, top-notch facilities include a 300’ by 150’ indoor arena building, 400’ by 150’ outdoor arena, and a regulation outdoor polo field. Led by current coach and general manager, Lou Lopez, the UVA polo team is widely regarded as a powerhouse in intercollegiate polo. Some of their many illustrious achievements include 11 Men’s National Championships, eight Women’s National Championships, and 13 PTF Intercollegiate Player of the Year Awards.

First formed in the early 1950s, the polo club is a student-run organization which strives to instill core values including the merits of responsibility, hard work, dedication, rewards of fellowship, working as a team, and the ability to compete in an intercollegiate sport on the national level. Throughout the year, the facility continues to host USPA interscholastic and intercollegiate events for players of all ages and skill levels. Virginia Polo Inc. is a destination for everyone, developing high school and local area players through lessons, clinics, summer camps and other programs.


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