Regional Championship Finals To Be Held This Weekend
The final match of the season will be held this Saturday at 4 p.m. at Glen Farm.
At 4 p.m., in the Regional Championship Finals, the two teams with the best overall win record this season will face off to determine the champion from among Newport's most formidable rivals in New England.
After six periods called chukkers, the match will conclude with a trophy presentation of the Regional Championship silver cup, autograph signing and cocktail hour to mingle with the players. A door prize will also be awarded to one lucky spectator.
Dating back more than 130 years in Newport, the polo matches are a unique and popular summertime tradition in the City by the Sea, open to the public. Audiences of several thousand spectators enjoy cheering for both teams.
The Polo Series will also host international teams this season from Ghana, France, Ireland, Scotland, Jamaica, England and Italy, as well as teams from major US cities and New England.
This is the 21st season of the Newport International Polo Series, presented by Rhode Island BMW Centers, and sponsored by NewportRI.com, Alex and Ani, The Newport Beach Club, Hotel Viking, KPMG, Clarke Cooke House, Rockstar Limo, Massage Envy, Lufthansa,Stillwater Spa at Hyatt Regency Newport, McGrath Clambakes, WCRI Classical Radio,Vanderbilt International Properties, ProFM, Chase Canopy, Rentals Unlimited, Champagne Nicolas Feuillatte and promotional partners including The Preservation Society of Newport,Bird’s Eye View Helicopter Tours, America's Cup Charters, the International Tennis Hall of Fame and Discover Newport.
“Our sponsors have been with us since the beginning. Without their support, the Series would not be as extensive as it is,” explains Dan Keating, Polo Series founder.
For more info about attending the weekly matches, call the Info Line at 401-846-0200. Tickets can be purchased using the online box office until 10 a.m. on the day of the match or at the entry gates, which open at noon in September.