International Polo Club Announces 2019 High-Goal Schedule

The International Polo Club Palm Beach (IPC) is the premier destination for high-goal polo in the United States. Home to the most prestigious 20- and 22-goal polo tournaments in the nation, IPC has hosted the U.S. Open Polo Championship® for over 10 years. Located in the heart of the horse centric village of Wellington, Florida, polo enthusiasts flock to the club every winter to witness top level polo competition that garners some of the world’s best players. 2019 high-goal tournament dates have been announced and are subject to change due to weather and team scheduling.

Valiente's Facundo Pieres and Magoo Laprida of Colorado in the 2018 C.V. Whitney Cup Final. Photo: David Lominska
Valiente’s Facundo Pieres and Magoo Laprida of Colorado in the 2018 C.V. Whitney Cup Final. Photo: David Lominska

The United States Polo Association (USPA), IPC and USPA Global Licensing (USPAGL) have finalized an agreement for the 2019 tournament series, which will offer a first-ever prize money component with a potential payout of $1,000,000. This highly-anticipated season offers a strong 20-goal and 22-goal level schedule that concludes with the top three most prestigious USPA national tournaments, C.V. Whitney Cup, USPA Gold Cup® and the U.S. Open Polo Championship® under one umbrella. Team interest is very high and early indications are showing a historic number of team entries at 16-20 for the series.

The tournament series will include a “Winner Take All” prize money format for the first time in history that will guarantee $125,000 to each of the winners of the C.V. Whitney Cup and the USPA Gold Cup® and $250,000 for the winner of the U.S. Open Polo Championship®. An additional incentive for teams competing in all three tournaments will be a $500,000 bonus for any team that wins all three tournaments in consecutive order, yielding a total of $1 million dollars in prize money.

Halftime divot stomp at the International Polo Club Palm Beach. Photo: LILAPHOTO
Halftime divot stomp at the International Polo Club Palm Beach. Photo: LILAPHOTO

2019 IPC TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE
Herbie Pennell Cup: 20-Goal
December 30, 2018

Joe Barry Cup: 20-Goal
January 3-13, 2019

Ylvisaker Cup: 20-Goal
January 11-February 10, 2019

40 Goal Challenge
February 16, 2019

C.V. Whitney Cup: 22-Goal
February 13-24, 2019

Butler Handicap: 22-Goal
February 17, 2019

U.S. Open Women’s Polo Championship™ Final
March 23, 2019

USPA Gold Cup®: 22-Goal
February 24-March 24, 2019

Gay Polo League
April 4-7, 2019

U.S. Open Polo Championship®: 22-Goal
March 27-Weekend of April 20-21

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