Please note that all polo matches begin at 4PM in Sept. Entry Gates open at Noon. ALEX AND ANI Pavilion opens at 2PM. Vendors open at 2:30PM.
Date: Saturday, June 25, 2016
The Newport International Polo Series XXV featured Newport vs. Boston, vying for the prestigious Shreve Crump & Low Cup at 5pm on June 25. Get additional match info via private email subscription, including a Game day Scorecard (sign up) and the weekly Emagazine (sign up).
The Boston team returned for a shot at reclaiming the Shreve Crump and Low Cup this year on Saturday, June 25th. This match was the first of in the City Series, a highlight of the Newport International Polo Series presented by your Rhode Island BMW, featuring challengers from around the US in classic 6-Chukka matches against the home team.
Playing for Boston in the number one position was Dave Strouss, in the number two position, Whitney Ellis, in the third position was Carlos Coles, and in the fourth position was Nick Snow. Playing for Newport was Charlie Bullis in the number one position, Dan Keating in number two, Rory Torrey in the third and Jim DeAngelis in the fourth,
During the first Chukka, Coles got the Boston team off to a good start with the first goal of the game. However, this goal was matched by a goal from Newport's Charlie Bullis for a 1-1 draw. The second Chukka started quickly with Newport's Bullis and DeAngelis both scoring goals, but the gain was cut in half by a goal from Boston's Snow, until, DeAngelis quickly scored again, but matched by Ellis, until Newport padded the lead with Bullis' point to end the chukker leading 5-3. During the third period, Newport kept the pressure on with 3 goals (two from Bullis, one from Torrey) to Boston's one (Snow) for a 8-4 halftime lead.
Newport maintained its momentum in the 4th chukker, with a pair of goals byTorrey, with only a point in retaliation by Boston's Coles, making the score 10 to 5. The battle reignited in the 5th chukker as a rally of 5 points were scored back and forth, starting with Keating for Newport, then Snow, then DeAngelis, then Snow and finally Bullis for a 13-7 tally. Boston made a last stand in the 6th period, starting with Snow, snuffed out by DeAngelis, and still fighting, was Strouss, but the buzzer ended the match 14-9.
During the match, a weekly door prize drawing of a $150 Newport Restaurant Gift Card courtesy of Cox, went to a lucky attendee, and the Best Tailgate received a Picnic Trunk from Stella Artois. The match conclude with the Veuve Clicquot Champagne Toast & Trophy Presentation by Shreve Crump & Low, as well as an autograph signing and cocktail hour to mingle with the players.
The Shreve, Crump & Low Cup is a treasure from America’s oldest and most beloved purveyor of fine gifts. Since 1796 Shreve, Crump & Low has specialized in the sale of fine jewelry, timepieces, rare antiques, gifts and other works of arts. Visit their Boston Flagship store situated on Newbury Street to view a collection of beautiful engagement rings, diamond jewelry, and other precious gemstones. Discover the Shreve, Crump and Low Watch Salon on the second floor offering the finest in Swiss and German timepieces from fabled brands… And in the spirit of the Boston tradition browse the selections of fine French and English Crystal, Hungarian porcelain, Italian silver, American leather goods, and extensive collection of rare antiques from around the world. For more information on the Shreve, Crump & Low experience please call the Boston store at 617-267-9100, or visit www.shrevecrumpandlow.com
The Polo Series will feature 8 international teams this season including Mexico, Australia, Ireland, Italy, France, Jamaica, England, and the debut of Morocco, as well as 5 City Teams from major US cities and a few top regional rivals for an action-packed season through the end of September.
The Polo Series will have hosted 32 nations this year over its 25 seasons including England, Ireland, Scotland, Chile, Kenya, Jamaica, Italy and Singapore this summer, and Costa Rica, Portugal, Germany, Ghana, Nigeria, South Africa, Egypt, India, New Zealand, Australia, Chile, Barbados, France, Canada, Hungary, Dominican Republic, Netherlands, Kenya, Brazil, and China, Sweden, Singapore, Monaco and Morocco.
Dating back more than 130 years in Newport, the polo matches are one of Newport’s grandest & most popular traditions, a living legacy from the Gilded Age, and open to the public. Audiences of several thousand spectators enjoy the contests against international teams, as well as teams representing major US cities, playing against the home team every Sat, June thru Sept. at 5 PM / 4 PM in Sept.
Minutes from downtown Newport, the International Polo Grounds are located at historic Glen Farm, 250 Linden Lane in Portsmouth, RI. This bucolic setting is the last 100 acres of what was once a 700-acre manorial farm whose settlement dates back to the 1600's. Its classical stone barns from the Gilded Age and its park-like grounds were rehabilitated by Newport Polo founder, Dan Keating, and thrive today as an equestrian & community recreational property, and home of the Polo Series.
This is the 25th season of the Newport International Polo Series, with the support of sponsors including NBC - 10, BMW, ALEX AND ANI, Cox, Forty 1° North, Vueve Clicquot, NAVSTA Newport, RISD Executive Education, Stella Artois, Rockstar Limo, Lufthansa, Green Gear Global, WaterRower, Atria Senior Living, Hotel Viking, Hyatt Regency Newport Hotel & Spa, Vanderbilt International Properties, Clarke Cooke House, McGrath Clambakes, Newport Daily News, Newport J House and promotional partners including The Preservation Society of Newport, Bird’s Eye View Helicopter Tours, America's Cup Charters, International Tennis Hall of Fame, Island Surf and Sport, The Cocktail Guru, Newport Mansions and Discover Newport. “Our sponsors have been with us since the beginning. Without their support, the Series would not be as extensive as it is,” explains Dan Keating, Polo Series founder.
Discover Polo! Watch it, Play it, Support it. Newport Polo is the home of America's first polo club, est. in 1876, and founding member of the United States Polo Association offering public exhibition matches, polo club member services for grass & arena polo, and polo instruction year-round. Newport Polo hosts the Newport International Polo Series XXV. Information about Newport Polo's events, polo lessons, membership and sponsorship can be found in About Newport Polo.