Aug 31, 2021 8:02 PM

Marine Corps. and Army Black in the 2020 National Arena Commander-in-Chief Cup Finals. ©Joanne Maisano
Marine Corps. and Army Black in the 2020 National Arena Commander-in-Chief Cup Finals. ©Joanne Maisano

Tournament Information

National Arena Commander-in-Chief Cup
Handicap Level: 0- to 4-goals
Four teams representing the Army, Navy/Coast Guard, Marine Corps and Air Force/Space Force


Please note: All participants must be an active USPA Member and priority will go to active duty, active/drilling reservists, retired and former military in that order.

For eligibility, U.S. Military is defined by Title 10 of the U.S. Code and will include U.S. Army (active reserve and guard), U.S. Navy (active and reserve), U.S. Marine Corps (active and reserve), U.S. Air Force (active, reserve and guard), Space Force (active and reserve) and Coast Guard (active and reserve). Space Force will play for the U.S. Air Force and Coast Guard will play for the Navy if there are personnel for those services participating. Players will be required to play for their respective service unless there are insufficient players by service to field a team. If that is the case, the tournament committee may re-assign players to try to create four teams.

Tournament Schedule

When: Friday, October 1 – Sunday, October 3
Virginia Polo Inc. (1082 Forest Lodge Lane, Charlottesville, Virginia 22903)

Tournament Fees & Format

$1,000.00 is the estimated cost for rental horses (all players are required to use Virginia Polo horses)

The tournament will be played under split-string format. First games will be decided by a draw which will take place Friday afternoon (October 1) with the final on Sunday morning. All participants will be encouraged to help instruct in the "Introduction to Polo Clinic" held on Saturday, October 2 for U.S. military and veterans. If there are extra unfilled spaces for the clinic, military family members will be able to participate. There will be a barbeque after the clinic at Virginia Polo late Saturday afternoon.

If interested in participating please contact Steve Walsh at or 917.572.1956 for more details.