Polo World Championships Zone A Qualifying Tournament (FIP Zone A Playoffs)
Apr 25 - Apr 30

The United States Polo Association (USPA) is proud to announce that the Federation of International Polo (FIP) has awarded the World Championships Zone A Qualifying Tournament (FIP Zone A Playoffs) to the USPA. The tournament will be played April 22-30, 2017 in South Florida. 

Stick and ball, practice games and the first two days of tournament play will be held at Port Mayaca Polo Club in Okeechobee, Florida. All horses will be stabled at Port Mayaca’s club barns. The final games will be held on Sunday, April 30 on Field 1 at the International Polo Club Palm Beach. It is anticipated that four teams (USA, Canada, Mexico and Guatemala) will compete in the event. The USA team will be selected from Team USPA players.

The Federation of International Polo is the international federation representing the sport of polo, officially recognized by the International Olympic Committee. Created in 1982 to enhance the image and status of the game of polo internationally. Since 1987, the FIP World Championship takes place once every three years in a different location around the world. It’s a competitive tournament from 10 to 14-goals. Horses are provided by the host and pooled among participating nations to give teams equal conditions.”

Monday, April 24
Port Mayaca Polo Club
Practice games for all teams.

Tuesday, April 25
Port Mayaca Polo Club
Light stick and ball sessions.

Wednesday, April 26
Port Mayaca Polo Club
First round tournament games.

Thursday, April 27 
Non-polo activities.

Friday, April 28
Port Mayaca Polo Club
Second round tournament games.

Saturday, April 29
Port Mayaca Polo Club
Light stick and ball, penalty shot practice.

The last time the USA Team won the FIP World Championship was in 1989 in Germany. Winning team members were Julio Arellano (1), John Wigdahl (4), J. Horton Schwartz (4) and Charlie Bostwick (5).

To learn more about the United States Polo Association, please visit their website at www.uspolo.org.

Event Times:
Schedule on attached flyer

Event Location:
Port Mayaca Polo Club
12499 SW Conners Hwy
Okeechobee, FL 34974