East Coast Open to be held at Greenwich Polo Club beginning Aug. 24
Published 12:00 am, Sunday, August 13, 2017
GREENWICH — Another round of polo matches is in store for northern Greenwich.
The 2017 East Coast Open will run from Aug. 24 through Sept. 10, and organizers expect that the three consecutive Sunday competitions will draw more than 11,000 spectators to Greenwich Polo Club.
The East Coast Open features top polo teams and polo players competing in the tournament, according to promoters.
“We are proud to host the East Coast Open for the third year at Greenwich Polo Club,” said Peter Brant, founder of Greenwich Polo Club, in a written release. “The tournament showcases the top level of polo and it has grown in popularity thanks to the support of team owners, our sponsors and fans. The last two years the competition was so tough both matches ended in sudden death overtime. We expect polo players to bring their best again this year for the chance to have their names forever memorialized on the Perry Cup trophy.”
Polo players have been competing since 1978 for the Perry Trophy, the symbol of the East Coast Open championship.
A number of sponsors with local ties are also sponsoring the activities at the Greenwich Polo Club, including Shreve, Crump and Low, the jeweler; Hublot, the Swiss watch brand; and Audi, the car maker.
The East Coast Open was founded at Myopia Polo Club in South Hamilton, Mass., by Donald V. Little Sr., then vice president of the U.S. Polo Association. The tournament was played at Myopia Polo Club until the early 2000s.
The Greenwich Polo Club hosted its 36th season of competition at the club in recent weeks.
Tickets and more information are available at www.greenwichpoloclub.com.