U.S. Open Polo Championship

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The US Open Polo Championship is an annual polo championship in the United States. It is organized by the United States Polo Association (USPA). It was first played in 1904 at Van Cortlandt Park in The Bronx in New York City. At the first game the Wanderers defeated the Meadowbrook Freebooters.[1]

Year Winner [2] Players/Handicap Total Handicap Score Runner Up Players/Handicap Total Handicap Host


1904 Wanderers [3] C. Randolph Snowden, John E Cowdin, Monte Waterbury, Lawrence Waterbury 4 1/2 - 3 Freebooters Van Cortlandt Park
1905 Not held
1906 Not held
1907 Not held
1908 Not held
1909 Not held
1910 Ranelagh [4] R.N. Grenfell, F. Grenfell, Earl of Rocksavage, F.A. Gill 7 3/4 - 3 3/4 Point Judith Perroquets Narragansett Pier
1911 Not held
1912 Cooperstown Narragansett Pier
1913 Cooperstown Narragansett Pier
1914 Meadow Brook Magpies Narragansett Pier
1915 Not held
1916 Meadow Brook Bala
1917 Not held
1918 Not held
1919 Meadow Brook Bala
1920 Meadow Brook Meadow Brook
1921 Great Neck Bala
1922 Argentine Meadow Brook
1923 Meadow Brook Meadow Brook
1924 Midwick Meadow Brook
1925 Orange County Meadow Brook
1926 Hurricanes Meadow Brook
1927 Sands Point Meadow Brook
1928 Meadow Brook Meadow Brook
1929 Hurricanes Meadow Brook
1930 Hurricanes Meadow Brook
1931 Santa Paula Meadow Brook
1932 Templeton Mike Phipps, Winston Guest, Stewart Iglehart, Raymond Guest 16-3 Greentree Meadow Brook
1933 Aurora S.H. Knox, J.P. Mills, Elbridge T. Gerry, Sr., E.J. Boeseke Jr 14-11 Greentree Meadow Brook
1934 Templeton Mike Phipps, Winston Guest, Stewart Iglehart, Raymond Guest 10-7 Aurora Meadow Brook
1935 Greentree Pete Bostwick, Thomas Hitchcock, Jr., Gerald Balding, Jock Whitney 7-6 Aurora Meadow Brook
1936 Greentree Pete Bostwick, Thomas Hitchcock, Jr., Gerald Balding, Jock Whitney 11-10 Templeton Meadow Brook
1937 Old Westbury Mike Phipps (9), Cecil Smith (10) , Stewart Iglehart (10), Sonny Whitney 11-6 Greentree Meadow Brook
1938 Old Westbury Mike Phipps (10), Cecil Smith (10) , Stewart Iglehart (10), Sonny Whitney 16-7 Greentree Meadow Brook
1939 Bostwick Field Pete Bostwick, Bobby Gerry, Jr., Elbridge T. Gerry, Sr., Eric Horace Tyrrell-Martin 8-7 Greentree Meadow Brook
1940 Aknusti Gerald Smith, Bobby Gerry, Jr. (8), Elbridge T. Gerry, Sr. (9), Alan Corey, Jr. 5-4 Great Neck Meadow Brook
1941 Gulf Stream Mike Phipps (10), Ben Phipps, Charles Skiddy von Stade, Alan L. Corey, Jr. 10-6 Aknusti Edward H Gerry, Bobby Gerry, Jr. (8), Pete Bostwick, Elbridge T. Gerry, Sr. (9) Meadow Brook
1942 Not held
1943 Not held
1944 Not held
1945 Not held
1946 Mexico Gabriel Gracida, Guillermo Gracida, Alejandro Gracida, Jose Gracida 11-9 Los Amigos Meadow Brook
1947 Old Westbury Meadow Brook
1948 Hurricanes Meadow Brook
1949 Hurricanes Meadow Brook
1950 Bostwick Field Meadow Brook
1951 Milwaukee Meadow Brook
1952 Beverly Hills Beverly Hills
1953 Meadow Brook Meadow Brook
1954 C.C.C.-Meadow Brook Oak Brook
1955 C.C.C. Oak Brook
1956 Brandywine Oak Brook
1957 Detroit C.C.C. Oak Brook
1958 Dallas Oak Brook
1959 Circle F Oak Brook
1960 Oak Brook C.C.C. Oak Brook
1961 Milwaukee Oak Brook
1962 Santa Barbara Oak Brook


References[edit]

  1. ^ "U.S. Open Polo Championship". Sport Polo. Retrieved 2011-04-14. The U.S. Open Polo Championship, first played in 1904 at Van Courtland Park in New York City (the Wanderers defeated the Freebooters), is one of the three great polo tournaments, along with the British and Argentine tournaments. 
  2. ^ "Historical Tournament Results" (PDF). USPA. Retrieved 2016-01-09. USPA Historical Tournament Results. 
  3. ^ "Championship Polo At Van Cortlandt. Waterbury Boys Defeat Foxhall Keene's Fast Team. Crowd Sees Spirited Play New Yorkers Triumph Over Bostonians By 1 1/2 Goals. Cowdin And Milburn Thrown, But Not Injured". New York Times. September 21, 1904. 
  4. ^ "Ranelagh Poloists Win Final Match. English Team Captures National Open Championship On The Point Judith Grounds". New York Times. August 28, 1910.