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The Townsend Cup: Polo Tournament
01.14.2017 - 01.15.2017 
Barrett-Jackson - Scottsdale
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 It’s only fitting that one of the world’s most acclaimed arena polo competitions will return to the United States in 2017 and take place within a globally recognized automotive lifestyle event.  

The Townsend Cup, in which teams from England and America have been competing since 1928, will take place at Barrett-Jackson, January 14-15, 2017. Encompassing over 74 acres at WestWorld of Scottsdale, Barrett-Jackson is attended by over 350,000 people per year and routinely sells over $100 million in collector cars. Within the facilities used by Barrett-Jackson is the Equidome, a top indoor equestrian arena with seating for 4,000 spectators.  

Leading the American squad will be the country’s only 10-goal arena polo player, Tommy Biddle Jr. One of the biggest hitters in the sport, Biddle Jr. will be joined by Shane Rice and Team USPA member Jared Sheldon.

Crossing the pond for the United Kingdom is their own 10-goaler, Chris Hyde, along with Max Charlton and Ed Banner-Eve.

The two-day polo event is organized by the United States Polo Association, The Arizona Polo Association, Being The Change (a Phoenix-based polo club) and the Bentley Scottsdale Polo Championships, and will present four matches.


12:00pm ET:  U.S. Military Arena Polo Team vs United Kingdom Military Polo Team

2:00pm ET:  The Townsend Cup:  USA vs England


11:30am ET:  International Intercollegiate Challenge Cup:  USA vs Britain

1:30pm ET:  The U.S. Sherman Cup Final

Tickets to Barrett-Jackson provide general admission to the Townsend Cup and other matches. Tickets may be purchased for the individual games Saturday (January 14) and Sunday (January 15) for $20 ($17 in advance). Tickets for VIP seating in the first two rows or in sections mid-arena cost $50. Both options can be purchased at Barrett-Jackson.com.