WELLINGTON, FL—March 28, 2017----The Grand Champions Polo Club Abierto will kick off what is expected to be one of the best spring seasons in the ten-year history of club.
Several top and up-and-coming players and patrons are expected to play during the fun GCPC Spring Invitational League that features six 12-16-goal tournaments.
The April 21-23 Grand Champions Polo Club Abierto is the first of six medium-goal tournaments offered in April and May.
The spring tournament league schedule is:
April 21-23: Grand Champions Polo Club Abierto
April 28-30: USPA Eastern Challenge
May 5-7: USPA Sun Cup
May 12-14: Spring Challenge Cup
May 19-21: Polo Gear Invitational
May 26-29: The Memorial
“We are really looking forward to the spring season,” Grand Champions Polo Club President and USPA Florida Circuit Governor Melissa Ganzi said. “It’s a nice time to relax a little bit and enjoy friends, family and polo.
“The weather is usually amazing and fields are in their best condition,” Ganzi said. “Because of the climate they tend to grow their best in May. We are really looking forward to seeing everyone.”
During the Grand Champions’ spring season, amateur polo players get the chance to play with and against some of the world’s top professional polo players. It is geared towards improving polo skills and having fun.
The spring league is also a great opportunity for younger players to develop their skills against their peers and more experienced players.
The GCPC spring league features:
*Medium Goal practice games at least once a week.
*Stick-and-ball sessions available during the week.
*Teams get two medium goal tournament games every weekend.
*Ambulance and USPA umpires for all tournament games.
*Complete turn-key tournament polo with some of the top professionals in the world.
*Playing polo on some of Wellington’s most prestigious and well-manicured fields.
*Club-sponsored social events every weekend for all players.
*Excellent trophies for all teams every weekend.
Grand Champions hosts polo tournaments ranging from six to 26-goal in addition to special events at its eleven fields during the fall, winter and spring seasons.
The spring season is being live-streamed on Wellington-based ChukkerTV, worldwide leaders in polo broadcasting.
The United States Polo Association® was organized and exists for the purpose 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.
Polo Gear, one of the top sponsors and supporters of polo established in 1993 and incorporated in Florida, manufactures, distributes and sells polo products to players, teams and polo events worldwide. For more information on Polo Gear and to order products, visitwww.pologearusa.com.
Grand Champions Polo Club caters to men, women and youth polo players at all levels. Its’ expert staff can customize a complete playing experience including horses, pros and certified umpires in addition to lessons and practice sessions as part of its’ Polo On Demand program, the only polo club in the U.S. to offer the unique program.
The Polo School at Grand Champions, a 501c3 organization, is dedicated to teaching polo to all ages, particularly grass roots youth. Its mission is to provide individuals opportunities in polo. The Polo School operates in Wellington January through June and September through November.
2017 GRAND CHAMPIONS WINTER SCHEDULE
(Subject to change because of weather and scheduling conflicts).
MARCH 17-APRIL 1, Molina Cup (20 goal): Wednesday, 4 p.m., Semifinal One, Goose Creek vs. Travieso; Thursday, 4 p.m., Semifinal Two, Dutta Corp vs. Beverly Equestrian; Saturday, 4 p.m. Molina Cup Final.
MARCH: Madelon Bourdieu Memorial (6 goal), Limited Edition 8-Goal Series; Top Pony 12-Goal Series.
Women's League, Wednesday, Monthly League Final, consolation 10 a.m., final 11 a.m.
APRIL 1-15: $100,000 World Cup Tournament (0-26 Goals), winner-take-all, single- elimination.
APRIL 1-25: Las Acacias (4-8 Goals).
APRIL 21-23: GCPC Abierto.
APRIL 28-30: USPA Eastern Challenge.
MAY 5-7: USPA Sun Cup
MAY 12-14: The Spring Challenge Cup.
MAY 19-21: Polo Gear Invitational.
MAY 26-29: The Memorial.
GRAND CHAMPIONS POLO CLUB
WHERE: 13444 Southfields Road, on the corner of South Shore Boulevard and Lake Worth Road, Wellington, 33414.
INFORMATION: For spectators, there are great field side views for tournament action and also the Grand Champions Polo Club Boutique. The club is home base for pro teams Audi, Flexjet and Casablanca. Everyone is welcome to watch every level of polo in a relaxed atmosphere that includes food and refreshments during the featured games of the winter, spring and fall tournament seasons and other special events. Admission is free except for some special events.