This is the first time in 30 years that a team from Hawaii is competing in a high goal tournament in North America. Christopher Dawson, Founder of Hawaii Polo Life is extremely proud to be representing Hawaii in Denver. “Having the opportunity to play on the private fields of Valiente, the largest horse operation on the planet, play on their horses and play alongside greats such as Adolfo Cambiaso and his 12-year son, is just amazing. His son is already playing like a champion, I mean how could he not, his father is a legend” says Chris.
“The Colorado Open is a high goal tournament that takes place in Denver Colorado that includes some the top players in the world, including the number one player in the world, Adolfo Cambiaso.” Says Rob Jornayvaz Founder ofPolo Channel and the Polo Fest. This is a pivotal tournament for Hawaii Polo Life who will continue to compete in this annual event.
The 2018 Colorado Open Polo Championship, offering $120,000 in prize money, opened Saturday, August 11. Four teams will compete in the 20-goal tournament. Games will be played at Valiente Polo Club, 6900 S. Platte Canyon Road, Littleton, Colorado 80210.
Final game is at Denver Polo Club in Sedalia.
Saturday, August 11, 10:30 a.m. – Colorado v. Scone (field 1)
Sunday, August 12, 10:30 a.m. – Hawaii Polo Life v. Valiente (field 2)
* For Sunday’s game only, Valiente subs are Guillermo Terrera (8) for Adolfo Cambiaso (10), and Roberto Zedda (2) for Poroto Cambiaso (2). Adolfo and Poroto will play the rest of the tournament.
Saturday, August 18, time TBA-Hawaii Polo Life vs. Colorado
Sunday, August 19, time TBA-Valiente vs Scone
Wednesday, August 22, 10 am and noon – Teams play whichever team they haven’t played
Friday, August 24 Subsidiary final, time TBA
Saturday, August 25, 6 pm – Colorado Open final (played at Denver Polo Club in Sedalia, Colorado), in conjunction with PoloFestDenver 2018, an all-day music festival. Tickets and information: polofest.com