Jan 03, 2023 4:58 PM
The United States Polo Association (USPA) is thrilled to announce that the USPA Junior Open is returning in 2023. The tournament will take place in January at the National Polo Center - Wellington (Wellington, Florida).
Last year, Port Mayaca (Hope Arellano*, Nico Diaz Alberdi*, Kristos "Keko" Magrini*, Santino Magrini*) triumphed over Dutta Corp/Show+ (Jack Whitman*, Timmy Dutta*, Joaquin Avendaño, Hilario Figueras) in the inaugural USPA Junior Open Test Match 8-4.
Hoping to build off of the competition's momentum in 2022, this year's handicap will be set at 10- to-16 goals. Teams must enter by midnight on Friday, January 20. The entry fee is $2,000 per team, due at time of entry. Players must be 22 years of age or under at the start of the tournament and $10,000 in prize money will be available.
The final will take place on Sunday, February 19.
For more information, contact Hayley Heatley, USPA Player Development Program Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org. To enter your team, contact Haley Bryan, National Polo Center Polo Coordinator, at email@example.com.
Hope Arellano, Nico Diaz Alberdi, Kristos "Keko" Magrini, Jack Whitman and Timmy Dutta are Active Team USPA Members. Santino Magrini is a Team USPA alumnus. Team USPA is a USPA program designed to enhance and grow the sport of polo in the United States by identifying young, talented American players and providing mentored training and playing opportunities leading to a pool of higher rated amateur and pro players and the resultant giveback to the sport of polo.
Effective Date: Saturday, May 16, 2020
The suspension of USPA Tournaments and Events will be lifted for USPA Member Clubs in locales where hosting polo matches and tournaments is permitted under applicable state and local laws, executive orders and similar decrees. The USPA Member Clubs in these locales are encouraged to follow all such requirements of their state and local authorities with respect to polo operations. In addition, we also encourage all USPA Member Clubs to take the precautions recommended by the CDC. We are preparing a detailed list of best practices for USPA Member Clubs as they return to hosting USPA Tournaments and Events and plan to circulate these guidelines within the next week. We will continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation closely and will notify you if we determine a different course of action is necessary.Read More