DBPCNew Dates Added at Dallas Burston Polo Club and Cambridge County Polo Club

The 2016 Victor Ludorum series dates and fixtures have been announced this week by the HPA. The summer season calendar will also include newly added dates at Dallas Burston Polo Club in Warwickshire and Cambridge County Polo Club in Lode for the 6 goal Victor Ludorum series. These additions bring the numbers of tournaments up to eight, making the 6 goal section the largest in the Victor Ludorum series for 2016. The 15 Goal Autumn Series, which was trialled this year has not been included in the fixtures list with the only successfully played date in the 2015 calendar being combined into the general 15 goal grouping. The 18 goal section has also been reduced to three tournaments with the second tournament listed at Cowdray in 2015, The Cowdray Challenge, has not been included in the 2016 plans. In the 15 goal section the Arthur Lucas Cup at Beaufort Polo Club has moved from its usual spot at the start of the season to August, making it the last contest in this section. The tournaments previously listed in the Autumn 12 goal have now been combined into the original 12 goal series to create the second biggest groupings of tournaments. However the points based system for all levels has yet to be decided upon.

In addition to these league dates the four high goal tournaments of the season dates have also been announced. The opening high goal tournament of the season The Prince of Wales Trophy at The Royal County of Berkshire Polo Club will run from the 7 – 14 May. The Cartier Queen’s Cup will finish on Sunday 12 June whilst The Jaeger LeCoultre Gold Cup for the British Open will conclude on Sunday 17 July. In between these two tournaments The Warwickshire Cup will run from 14 – 19 June at Cirencester Park Polo Club. For a full list of fixtures please click here.

22+ Goal

RCBPC – The Prince of Wales Trophy (17-22): 7 – 14 May

Guards – Cartier Queens Cup (17-22): May 17 – 12 June

Cirencester – The Warwickshire Cup (17-22): 14 – 19 June

Cowdray – Jaeger-LeCoultre Gold Cup (20-22): June 21 – 17 July

Victor Ludorum tournament dates

18 Goal

Cowdray – Duke of Sutherland’s Cup (15-18): May 15 – 5 June

Cirencester – The Aspley Cup (15-18): 8 – 26 June

Coworth – Indian Empire Shield (15-18): June 28 – 16 July

15 Goal

Guards – Royal Windsor Cup (12-15): May 30 – 19 June

RCBPC – The Eduardo Moore Tournament (12-15): June 25 – 9 July

Cowdray – Harrison Cup (12-15): 18 – 30 July

Cirencester – County Cup (12-15): 1 – 14 August

Beaufort – The Arthur Lucas Cup (12-15): 16– 28 August

12 Goal

Cowdray – Dollar Cup (8-12): 9 – 29 May

RCBPC – The John Prestwich Trophy (8-12): May 30 – 11 June

Beaufort – The Prince of Wales’ Cup (8-12): 13 – 25 June

Cirencester – The Queen Mother Trophy (8-12): June 27 – 10 July

Guards – Duke of Wellington Trophy (8-12): 2 – 14 August

Cirencester – Cheltenham Cup (8-12): August 23 – 4 September

Cowdray – Autumn League (8-12): 6 – 18 September

8 Goal

Cirencester – Gerald Balding (4-8): 16 – 30 May

Guards – Archie David (4-8): 3 – 26 June

RCBPC – The Julian and Howard Hipwood Trophy (4-8): June 29 – 16 July

Cowdray – Holden White Challenge Cup (4-8): 19 – 31 July

Beaufort – Wichenford Bowl (4-8): 8 – 21 August

6 Goal

DBPC – The Stoneythorpe Cup (2-6): 16 – 22 May

Rutland – The Assam Cup (2-6): 20 – 26 May

Beaufort – The Eduardo Rojas Lanusse Cup (2-6): May 31 – 11 June

Cheshire – Junior County Cup (2-6): 4 – 10 July

Cambridge County – The Cavendish Cup (2-6): 18 – 24 July

Kirtlington – Budgett Everett Trophy (2-6): July 28 – 7 August

Ham – Roehampton Cup (2-6): 12 – 21 August

Cirencester – Kingscote Cup (2-6): August 22 – 3 September

Photograph: The winning team Rigby & Rigby with the 2015 Stoneythorpe Cup at DBPC, which has been added to the 2016 Victor Ludorum Series. Courtesy of Jonty Wain

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