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US Women’s Open Kicks Off

US Women’s Open Kicks Off

Mia Cambiaso and Kylie Sheehan

Limiting the number of attendees, the United States Polo Association (USPA) hosted the U.S. Open Women’s Polo Championship® draw on Monday, March 8, 2021, (International Women’s Day). It was broadcast live on Global Polo TV from the 7th Chukker at the International Polo Club Palm Beach (IPC) in Wellington, Florida. Only one representative from each team was invited to draw a token in person and spectators were encouraged to watch the exclusive behind-the-scenes livestream. In addition to the matchups and remarks from USPA Women’s Committee Chairman Meghan Gracida, viewers were treated to interviews with Pamela Flanagan (Hawaii Polo Life) and Paige Boone (BTA/The Villages).

The U.S. Women’s Open welcomes back two-time defending champions Hawaii Polo Life along with four returning teams from last year’s competition including all-American team BTA/The Villages. The championship will benefit Susan G. Komen® Florida and begins on Wednesday, March 10. The preliminary games will be played at Port Mayaca Polo Club (Okeechobee, Florida) with the final slated for 1:00 pm ET on Saturday, March 20, on the U.S. Polo Assn. Field 1 at IPC.

The list of participating teams by draw are available below:

  1. Dundas: Sarah Siegel-Magness (2), Hope Arellano (7), Nina Clarkin (10), Olivia Uechtritz (3)
  2. Polo Gear Coffee Company: Dawn Jones (6), Izzy Parsons (8), Danielle Lussi (2), Gillian Johnston (6)
  3. Iconica: Maureen Brennan (5), Clara Cassino (8), Milly Hine (6), Anna Coscia (3)
  4. Hawaii Polo Life: Dolores Onetto (0), Pamela Flanagan (4), Mia Cambiaso (8), Hazel Jackson (10)
  5. BTA/The Villages: Kylie Sheehan (5), Paige Boone (5), KC Krueger (6), Tiffany Busch (6)

The IPC will not be open to the general public during the 2021 polo season. Please read the IPC Reopening Guide available on the U.S. Open Women’s Polo Championship® tournament detail page on uspolo.org, for the club’s new protocols and procedures. Meanwhile, Port Mayaca Polo Club is open to the public with spectators encouraged to practice social distancing, hand washing, and staying at home if they feel sick.

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