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Newport Polo will host the 28th annual Rotary Benefit Match this Saturday, May 26th at 5 pm to kick-off the summer season on the Memorial holiday weekend and support the Newport Rotary Club‘s scholarship & charitable programs. Purchase tickets from the Rotarians at the gate or in advance – more info at

Opening Day of the Newport International Polo Series will be on Saturday, June 2nd  at 5 pm, when Poland make its debut as the 34th nation to compete against USA.

The 6-chukker exhibition polo match will feature USA vs. Poland for a duration of approximately 2 hours.  The match will commence with the raising of the Polish flag and national anthems, and will conclude with an après polo culinary celebration of a Bialowieza Forest Boar Roast (by advanced reservation).

Competing for Poland will be Marianna Olbrych, Jakub Czekaj, Maciej Olbrych and Pawel Olbrych. The origins of polo in Poland date back to the late 19th century and today there are seven hubs for the sport around the country. The Polish national team participated on the world’s stage in the FIP European Championship in 2016 and is planning its strategy for 2018.

Official team headquarters will be at Hotel Viking, renown for superior guest accommodations, exceptional cuisine, rooftop entertainment, European spa and desirable Bellevue Avenue address.  A Season Kickoff Bash on the eve of the match welcomes supporters at the one and only Clarke Cooke House by RSVP.

Tickets to the match ($15 for General Admission and $25 for Pavilion seating) and to the après polo field-side dinner are available at

During the match, a weekly door prize drawing of a magnum of Veuve Clicquot Champagne and prize for the Best Tailgate from Stella Artois will be awarded.  Specialty vendors and concessionaires will be present in the Hospitality village at the polo grounds, including the Twisted Pony Cocktail Bar, Horseshoe Wine Bar, Newport Polo Pro Shop, Brahmin among others, and gourmet food trucks.

2018  Schedule

June        1  Season Kickoff Cocktail Party          7pm     CCH Midway Bar

& Team Dinner

2  Opening Day:   USA vs. Poland        5pm     ►Boar Roast

9  Newport Cup                                       5pm     VIP Lounge

16  USA vs. Scotland                                5pm     ►Scottish Stovie

23  Newport vs. Boston                             5pm

30  Independence Cup                              5pm

July        7   USA vs. Italy                                        5pm    ► Amici Riuniti

14   Newport vs. Pittsburgh                       5pm    VIP Lounge

15   All Charity Day                                    5pm

21   USA vs. Ireland                                   5pm    ► Asado Lamb Roast

28   Newport vs. Palm Beach                    5pm    VIP Lounge

Aug        3    Midnight in Marrakesh                       7pm     Rosecliff

4    USA vs. Morocco                                5pm     ► Lobsterbake

11   Newport vs. Buffalo                            5pm     VIP Lounge

18   USA vs. Jamaica                                  5pm     ► Jerk Grill

25   Newport vs. New York                        5pm

Sept       1   USA vs. England                                   4pm     ► Twist & Shout

8   Newport vs. Baltimore                         4pm     VIP Lounge

15   USA vs. India                                       4pm     ► Masala Fever

22   New England Challenge                     4pm

29   Finals                                                    4pm

Schedule subject to change

► Apres Polo Events by advanced reservation