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USPA and U.S. Polo Assn. to Air Major U.S. Polo Tournament on CBS Sports

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Top-rated polo tournament, U.S. Open Polo Championship® Final Game

West Palm Beach, Florida - April 21, 2017 - (Newswire.com)

The United States Polo Association® (USPA), the governing body for the sport of polo, and its official apparel brand, U.S. Polo Assn., will host the U.S. Open Polo Championship® at the International Polo Club Palm Beach (IPC). Spanning a three-week period with six teams vying for the most prestigious trophy in U.S. polo competition, the tournament’s final event will showcase the world’s top-rated players in a 60-minute television broadcast on CBS on April 30, 2017, at 2 p.m. EDT.

The national television audience will see the final match between defending champion Orchard Hill and 2015 U.S Open champion Valiente, as well as a recap of the entire tournament.

The U.S. Open is the final leg of the 26-goal tournaments held during the Florida High-Goal Winter Season, which is the highest handicapped polo played outside of Argentina, and regularly attracts the top players in the world and some of the largest crowds in polo. IPC is expecting more than 10,000 attendees for the final event.

“We’re proud to once again present the U.S. Open, which we feel is one of the great events in sports,” said Joseph Meyer, chairman of the USPA. “We’re also thrilled and delighted to be joined by CBS for a great broadcast that will carry the sport to millions of viewers.”

The official partners of the U.S. Open Polo Championship will also be in attendance, including media sponsor Town & Country, automobile sponsor Karma Auto, private airline sponsor NetJets and jewelry sponsor Lugano Diamonds. Each partner has individual activations around the event that showcase experiences for business executives and polo aficionados.

Though the focus is always on the game, the USPA and IPC continue to elevate the polo experience to make every game an event to remember. Guests will enjoy many luxurious perks, including a Gipsy Sound Revolution concert, kids zone for children, free ice cream pops and champagne during halftime, The Veuve Clicquot Champagne Garden and various tastings at the Ketel Kitchen.

For more game coverage, live action and compelling polo content for all fans, please visit the USPA Polo Network at


About the U.S. Open Polo Championship 

Considered to be the most prestigious polo tournament in the United States, the U.S. Open Polo Championship is the apex of the 26-goal tournaments held during the Florida High-Goal Winter Season, which regularly attracts the top players in the world and some of the largest crowds in polo. The U.S. Open Polo Championship dates back to 1904, when it was first played at Van Cortlandt Park, New York, and has been hosted at the International Polo Club Palm Beach since 2004. To read more about the tournament and its rich history, click here.

About the Teams

Orchard Hill will return to IPC as the defending champion. Prior winner Valiente will look to reclaim their title after defeating finalists Orchard Hill in 2015. Other previous winners competing this year include Coca-Cola (2002) and Audi (2009). They will be joined by Flexjet and tournament newcomer Travieso.

Orchard Hill will return with team owner Steve Van Andel and top-ranked 10-goaler Facundo Pieres, who will be joined by new additions Polito Pieres and Jota Chavanne. Julian de Lusarreta, a member of the 2016 Orchard Hill team, will be playing for Coca-Cola this year.

Valiente and team owner Bob Jornayvaz return 10-goal superstar Adolfo Cambiaso to the line-up after playing without him in the 2016 U.S. Open Polo Championship. Diego Cavanagh and Matias Torres Zavaleta round the team out; they have already won the 2017 C.V. Whitney Cup and USPA Gold Cup®.

Many other recognizable names will be playing, including top-rated American players Nic Roldan and Julio Arellano, Marc and Mellissa Ganzi, Gillian Johnston, Sebastian Merlos, Miguel Novillo Astrada, Mariano Gonzales, Magoo Laprida, and Teo Calle, who will be making his U.S. Open Polo Championship debut. For full team rosters, please visit  

About the United States Polo Association®

The U.S. Polo Association (USPA) was organized and exists for the purposes of promoting the game of polo, coordinating the activities of its member clubs and registered players, arranging and supervising polo tournaments, competitions and games, and providing rules, handicaps and conditions for those tournaments, competitions and games, including the safety and welfare of participants and mounts.

Founded in 1890, the USPA is the national governing body for the sport of polo. USPA is currently comprised of almost 300 member clubs with thousands of individual members and oversees 40 national tournaments.    

About U.S. Polo Assn.

U.S. POLO ASSN. is the official brand of the UNITED STATES POLO ASSOCIATION (USPA), the non-profit governing body for the sport of polo in the United States since 1890. All U.S. POLO ASSN. product is the official product of the UNITED STATES POLO ASSOCIATION.

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