SANTA BARBARA, CA. (August 9, 2019) The Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club is thrilled to announce the inaugural Women’s Pacific Coast Open 20 Goal tournament September 4-6. The Women’s PCO will showcase the highest level of women’s polo ever to be played at Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club.
This tournament will bring many of the top female players from around the world together on the beautiful fields of SBPRC and its neighboring club Cancha de Estrellas. Some of the key players on the field include the English player Sarah Wiseman, Dawn Jones of San Saba Texas, Dayelle Fargey from Okotoks Canada, up and coming player Clara Cassino from Argentina, local polo enthusiast Sarah Siegel Magness, and future 10 goaler, Hazel Jackson. These talented lady players will gather to compete and celebrate the legacy of the legendary player Sunny Hale. Hale was a California native, the first woman to win the US Open competing against the male players in the 2001 US Open, and an inspiration to a generation of polo players.
Dawn Jones, one of the founding members of the Women’s International Polo Network, wishes to thank the Santa Barbara Polo Club for hosting the Women’s Pacific Coast Open. “It is a special moment in the club’s distinguished history. The Santa Barbara Polo Club is loved by many, including Sunny Hale, who would have been pleased to see the creation of a Women’s Pacific Coast Open, and see it promoted as a Women’s Championship Tournament Qualifier. The WCT was her personal mission to develop women’s polo around the world. Some of her top protégés from England and Argentina will be participating. The Women’s Pacific Coast Open is an impressive indication of the Santa Barbara Polo Club’s continuing commitment to cultivating the sport for everyone.”
The draw for this tournament will take place at 10AM on Wednesday, September 4th. The first round of tournament play will take place on Friday, September 6th. The finals of the first Women’s Pacific Coast Open will be played on the grandstand field on Sunday, September 8th.
Game times will be released following the draw. The rosters are included below.
About Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club
Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club is the premier destination for summer polo. Players and Patrons from all across the globe call Santa Barbara their home for the summer, bringing world class polo to the Southern California coast. Spectators gather for matches on Friday and Sunday afternoons from mid-April to October. Polo matches are open to the public with a wide range of hospitality and guest seating. All are welcome to join for an exciting afternoon of heart pumping action. Please visit the Spectator Information page for more information.
For more information and to purchase tickets, visit our website, www.sbpolo.com.
2019 Women’s Pacific Coast Open Roster
Plank & Co 20
Kendall Plank 4
Cory Williams 4
Dayelle Fargey 6
Ina Lalor 6
Sarah Magness 2
Sarah Wiseman 8
Hazel Jackson 9
Becky Schaller 1
Polo Gear 20
Dawn Jones 6
Anita Wulff 3
Lia Salvo 8
Paige Beard 3
Nicole Ball 1
Megan Judge 4
Clara Cassino 7
Clarissa Echezarreta 6