Championship Series Scheduled for Sunday, September 13, 2020
In association with the United States Polo Association (USPA), the Oak Brook Polo Club is thrilled to announce it has been awarded the 2020 National Youth Tournament Series (NYTS) Championship to be played on Sunday, September 13, 2020.
Established in 2013, the National Youth Tournament Series is a USPA program for players 19 years of age or younger designed to provide youth players the opportunity to compete against their peers in USPA outdoor circuit tournaments. To be eligible to participate, players must have a minimum handicap of -1 goal. Across the United States, nearly 250 players participate in over 30 qualifier events. NYTS All-Stars are then selected based on their exceptional horsemanship, sportsmanship and skill. These All-Stars are then eligible for selection in their respective regions (i.e. Western, Central, Florida and Eastern) for the NYTS Championship Cecil Smith Cup and Girls NYTS Championship.
“It is an honor to be awarded the nation’s largest youth polo tournament,” said Jim Drury, President of the Oak Brook Polo Club. “To host these talented young men and women from across the United States will be a thrill to watch. To host such an event says a lot about the growth of the Chicagoland polo community and programs it has available for young players interested in getting into the game.”
This year, there will be four regional teams – Central Region, Eastern Region, Florida Region and Western Region – playing for the Open national championship, the Cecil Smith Cup. In the girls division, four teams will compete in the Girls NYTS Championship.
Practice and semi-final matches will take place from Thursday, September 10 to Friday, September 11 at Chicago Polo Association (CPA) member polo clubs throughout the Chicagoland western suburbs. Participating member CPA clubs have yet to be determined. The Open and Girls championship matches will take place on Sunday, September 13 at the Oak Brook Polo Club historic Prince of Wales field located at 2606 York Road, Oak Brook, Illinois 60523.
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About Oak Brook Polo Club
Founded in 1922 by legendary businessman, Paul Butler, the Oak Brook Polo Club is an American Polo treasure and one of the oldest polo clubs in the United States. It was once the sport’s epicenter for elite professional polo in the United States and served as home to the U.S. Open Polo Championship for twenty-four straight seasons and other prestigious international and national polo tournaments. For decades, the Club has been a popular Sunday tradition and social scene known for entertaining Hollywood celebrities, dignitaries, royalty and Chicago’s distinguished. Today, Oak Brook Polo Club hosts several Sunday matches and continues to attract thousands of fascinated spectators who marvel at the athleticism and majesty of this timeless sport.
About the United States Polo Association®
The United States Polo Association was organized and exists for the purposes 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. Founded in 1890, the United States Polo Association (USPA) is the national governing body for the sport of polo. USPA is currently comprised of almost 300 member clubs with thousands of individual members, and oversees 40 national tournaments. For more information, please visit uspolo.org.