Hurlingham Polo Association (HPA) / British Junior Polo


Tournament rules for the British Junior Polo Championships

All players must:
• Be a member of a polo club with an HPA handicap.
• Play in British Junior Polo as an amateur without any economic benefit.
AND either:
• Hold a British passport and be principally resident in the UK
or
• Be in full time education in the UK
or
• Be invited to play by the HPA if they are normally resident in England during the summer, such as children of overseas players.  Only one overseas player will be allowed per team.

The tournaments will be played under HPA rules and there are three sections:

BUCKMASTER
For teams of 0 to 2 goals and for players under 18 on 1st January 2016.
The recommended minimum age is 14. Younger players may apply to the Committee for exemption if of the required standard.
Four chukka matches.

ROCKSAVAGE
For teams of -3 to 0 goals and for players under 18 on 1st January 2016.
The recommended minimum age is 13. Younger players may apply to the Committee for exemption if of the required standard.
Four chukka matches.
No player of 1 goals or above.

HIPWOOD
For teams of -8 to -5 goals and for players under 15 on 1st January 2016.
The recommended minimum age is 11. Younger players may apply to the Committee for exemption if of the required standard.
No player of 0 goals or above.
Overseas players will player off a handicap of -1.
Three chukka matches, including the finals.

General
Players in Rocksavage may also play in Hipwood or Buckmaster.
Players may also play in Pony Club polo provided that they are members of The Pony Club.
Team names preferably should be based on Polo Clubs.
All matches will be scheduled and organised by the British Junior Polo Committee* and will take place from the beginning of July.
The date and venue of the finals are still to be organised but will be at the beginning of August.

Entry forms are available from the HPA offices or from their website. Closing date for entries will be Monday 9th May and should be sent to the HPA offices.

For further details please contact:
Jilly Emerson: jillyemerson@tesco.net or 07831 463304
Jeremy Barber: jbpolo@btconnect.com or 01647 61315
HPA Office: oliver@hpa-polo.co.uk or 01367 242828

*Tournament Committee: David Woodd, Jeremy Barber, Jilly Emerson and Olly Hughes



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