The Polo Report by Steve Crowder. Click here to read articles for Jan. '04
General News & Announcements
USPA Hires Ed Armstrong to Manage I/I Tournament Program - Lexington, Kentucky -- The United States Polo Association of Lexington,Kentucky announces the hiring of Edward J. Amstrong to serve in the newly formed position of Intercollegiate/Interscholastic Tournament Director, effective February 1, 2004. Click here to continue reading.
The Houston Polo Club is pleased to announce the Spring 2004 Season Schedule. Attached is a release and season schedule. Please visit the club's website at www.thehoustonpoloclub.com for more information throughout the season.
January 20th, '04: Ford Trucks FIP Global Cup Finals & FIP $100,000 40-Goal GameTo Be Held At Eldodrado Polo Club in Indio California, MAY 12-16, 2004. Click here to read more.
January 3, 2004: THOMAS HOLLAND DIES - Thomas Holland, 87, of Ajijic, Mexico, died January 3, 2004, at a nursing home there after a period of declining health. Click here to continue reading.
Feb. 20-22, '04: Womens Interscholastic Championship Tournament will be held in Indio, Ca. February 20-22, 04 co-hosted by Eldorado and Empire Polo Clubs. Friday evening will be a Tournament BBQ, Saturday Evening will be party at Eldorado Polo, more social details will be furnished as they become available. Presently we are planning on five Women Teams participating, Culver, Garrison Forest, Maryland, Central Coast and Thacher. We look forward to having a fine tournament in the Desert. There are plenty of seats available for watching these young Ladies play, so we would appreciate a good turnout to watch the games. When the schedule is available it will be sent out. Hope to see you there.
Dec. 17th, '03: FIP World Championship VII, Zone D Playoff Tournament Update - On December 5, 2003 at the Lahore Polo Club in Pakistan . . . Click here to continue reading.
New Merchandise . . .
We have just added a new line of PoloBARN merchandise to our online store. Please take a moment to shop in PoloBARN's E-store and view some of our new apparel and gift items.
Dec. 1, '03: The USPA is looking for candidates to play in the FIP World Championship Tournament. The North America Zone Tournament will be played in Juarez, Mexico (across the border from El Paso, Texas) on May 13th to 23rd, 2004, and if the US Team qualifies, the World Championship will be played in Paris, France from September 9th to 18th, 2004.
We are looking for candidates that are a minimum of one goal and a maximum of five goals and capable of playing above their handicap. Try-outs will be held on both the East and West Coast. The Eastern try-outs will be held in January of 2004 in Palm Beach, Florida and the Western try-outs will be held in February of 2004 in Indio, California.
Please submit all names of potential candidates and their handicaps with their contact information to Patrick M. Nesbitt by December 15th, 2003.PMNesbitt@aol.com
Nov. 19, 2003 - 2003 Linfoot Award Recipients - The USPA will list the 2003 Linfoot Award recipients in the January 2004 issue of Polo Player's Edition. If you have not sent the name of yourrecipient to our office, please contact Sherry Browne at 800-232-8772 ext.14 or firstname.lastname@example.org and give her the information. We don't want to leave anyone out.
FIP WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP ZONE PLAYOFFS - For the FIP World Championship VII, the federation's most ambitious and important international event, there will be 35 participating countries in the zone playoff system to determine the eight teams that will play in the finals in Chantilly, France, September 9-19, 2004. Click here to continue reading.
"Ultimate Polo Tournament" in 2004: By Polo America -The tournament will be called the FIP Global Cup 2004. The FIP Global Cup will consist of four teams. Each team will have two patrons (0-2 goals) and two 10 goal players. Nine 10 goal players have contracted to play. The players are Ignacio Heguy, Eduardo Heguy, Bautista Heguy, Adam Snow, Mike Azzaro, Mariano Aguerre, Lolo Castagnola, Miguel Novillo Astrada and Marcos Heguy as the alternate. Click here to continue reading.