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Grand Champions Polo Club 2014 Spring Calendar

Written by Sharon Robb

Grand Champions Polo Club
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WELLINGTON, FLORIDA----Grand ChampionsPolo Club, the nation's busiest and most innovative polo club, will hostsix tournaments during its 2014 spring season that begins in April.Tournament organizers will open the two-month medium goal season with the April 17-19 Grand Champions Cup.Theremainder of the schedule is: April 24-27, The USPA Spring Challenge;May 1-4, The USPA Sun Cup; May 8-11, The USPA Eastern Challenge; May15-18 The Polo Gear Challenge Cup and May 22-26 The Memorial.
Oneof the newest and biggest highlights of the spring season will be theuse of state-of-the-art technology featuring live streaming, instantreplay, challenges, and team review by PoloNow Network.InJanuary, Grand Champions became the first polo club worldwide to offerinstant replay and team review much to the delight of players andpatrons in hopes of improving officiating and quality of play at alllevels of polo.PoloNow Network is providing unduplicated cuttingedge technology to provide instant replay. In addition, the technicalstaff has also live-streamed games that have been viewed around theworld on its website."I am all for instant replay," said LasMonjitas player-patron Camilo Bautista, who has been competing at GrandChampions during the winter season. "In sports I think it's important."SaidArgentine 10-goaler Miguel Novillo Astrada of Flight Options: "In polowe need new things, we have been using the same rules for a long time.Instant replay is a very good idea."With the technology and polobecoming more professional and sponsors spending more money on horses,you don't want to lose a game because of a silly mistake. It will alsoattract more players and sponsors to the sport at all levels."Duringthe Grand Champions spring season, amateur polo players will have theopportunity to play with and against some of the world's top pros.GrandChampions, with its well-manicured fields and turnkey facility, expectsto have its finest spring season in the nine-year history of the club.Its expert staff can customize a complete playing experience includinghorses, pros and certified umpires in addition to lessons and practicesessions.Last year's spring tournament winners included ELG/Psycho Bunny, Power Horse, Audi, Pony Express and Longfield Farm.Registration is now open for teams to sign up. For information and to sign up call 561-644-5050.For game recaps, news, features and photos of Grand Champions Polo Club-related events, go to video and live webcasts can also be seen at PoloNow Network at HIGH GOAL SEASONMARCH30-APRIL 20: 110th Maserati U.S. Open Polo Championships: SUNDAY: Audivs. Alegria, 10 a.m.; Flight Options vs. Coca-Cola, noon; APRIL 6: Audivs. Coca-Cola, noon; Alegria vs. Flight Options, 3 p.m.; APRIL 10: Audivs. Flight Options 4 p.m.; APRIL 13: Quarterfinals; APRIL 16:Semifinals; APRIL 20: Hall of Fame Cup Final, U.S. Open final.GRAND CHAMPIONS AT PALM BEACH POLO 2014 TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE (HOTLINE 561-373-0073)MARCH:Madelon Bourdieu Memorial (5-goal); The Limited Edition 8-Goal Series;March 18-30, Santa Rita Abierto (16 goals); March 23-31, March 23-31,$50,000 National 12-Goal Tournament presented by Audi.SANTA RITA ABIERTO 16-GOAL TOURNAMENT SCHEDULEWEDNESDAY: Casablanca at Equuleus, 4:30 p.m.; FRIDAY: Goose Creek vs. Casablanca; SUNDAY: Championship final.APRIL:Las Acacias (5-goal); USPA Association Cup (8- goal); Museum of Polo& Hall of Fame Challenge Cup (12-goal); John T. Oxley MemorialTrophy (16-goal).GRAND CHAMPIONS POLO CLUB SCHEDULE (561-644-5050)SATURDAYS: ProKidz Tournament, 2 p.m.APRIL 4-5: Fifth annual Gay Polo League International TournamentAPRIL 8-12: Women's Championship TournamentGRAND CHAMPIONS AT PALM BEACH POLO 2014 SPRING SCHEDULE (561-644-5050)APRIL 17-19: Grand Champions CupAPRIL 24-27: The USPA Spring ChallengeMAY 1-4: The USPA Sun CupMAY 8-11: The USPA Eastern ChallengeMAY 15-18: The Polo Gear Challenge CupMAY 22-26: The MemorialGRAND CHAMPIONS POLO CLUBWHERE: 13444 Southfields Road, on the corner of South Shore Boulevard and Lake Worth Road, Wellington, 33414.INFORMATION:There are great field side views for tournament action at the home baseof pro teams Audi and Flight Options. Everyone is welcome to watchhigh, medium and low goal polo in a relaxed atmosphere during thewinter, spring and fall tournament season and other special eventsincluding International Cup in November, Buzz Welker Memorial JuniorTournament in March, ProKidz Tournaments in the spring and fall, Women'sChampionship Tournament and Gay Polo League International Tournament,both in April.
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