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The USPA & the US Polo Assn Brand Announce A Primetime Broadcast of US Open Final

April 5, 2018
April 5, 2018
The 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 American 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 29 at 2pm EDT.

The national television audience will see the final match, as well as a recap of the entire tournament. The US 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 15,000 attendees for the final match on Sunday, April 22, at 3pm EDT.

"Historically the US Open Polo Championship brings together the world’s top players and horses to compete for the coveted title,” said USPA CEO Robert Puetz. "The 2018 U.S. Open will uphold this standard with top teams that include five of the world’s highest-ranked players: Adolfo Cambiaso, Facundo Pieres, Polito Pieres, Hilario Ulloa, and Juan Martin Nero as well as many of the best polo horses from around the globe. The USPA encourages all to follow the 2018 U.S. Open tournament play live on the USPA Polo Network and the final special broadcast on CBS.”

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 champagne during halftime, photo opportunities in The Veuve Clicquot Champagne Garden, as well as field-side seats during brunch at the Pavilion or in the Coco Polo Lounge. 

The Wellington Regional Medical Center Kid Zone will be open for families, providing free, fun entertainment during the matches.