It’s less than two months away from the one and only Bentley Scottsdale Polo Championships: Presented by Talking Stick Resort. We’ve got the scoop for better understanding the game and how to best enjoy the festivities at Westworld of Scottsdale as we celebrate our 10th Anniversary on October 23rd.
The Basics of Polo:
Players mount horses, traditionally four per team, but in our case three. By using a mallet they move a small white ball down the field until a team scores. This occurs for four periods of play, each seven minutes long. The highest scoring team wins. There’s often more scoring than hockey or soccer.
Sound like a pro in front of your friends while watching the matches on October 23rd with such polo jargon as:
Chukker – one of the periods of play. There are four in a polo match.
Mount – a polo pony.
First Drop – the ball pitch onto the field that starts the play of the game.
Handicap – the skill level of a polo player or team.
Divot – the turf holes that have been kicked up by the horses.
Sideboard – vertical boards lining the field that create the space of play
So here is how to put some of that knowledge into action. Not sure which ticketing or table option is for you? Check out details below or visit ThePoloParty.com
The Barrett-Jackson Champagne & Jazz Lounge – Complimentary mimosas for each ticket, and they’re bottomless through half-time of the first match. Plus enjoy bottomless french fries with your bubbles with a live Jazz band entertaining the tent throughout the day.
The Molina Fine Jewelers Drivers & Players VIP Lounge – Includes complimentary food (12 Noon to 4pm), cocktails (until 4pm), and a bottle of champagne for reserved tables in one of the most famous and fun tents in theworld of polo. Exclusive access to drivers and players.
PRIME: A Luxury Tent Experience by Steak 44, Neiman Marcus, & Barrett-Jackson – The most exclusive tent on site and limited to only 250 guests. This tent offers complimentary cocktails and a rare off-site culinary experience by Arizona’s top steakhouse, Steak 44, and a unique, refined, luxurious atmosphere courtesy of Neiman Marcus and Barrett-Jackson.
Sideline Parking- Much like tailgating, but directly on the field. Guests will drive into the event and line the field of play and enjoy their own experience of lawn chairs, pop up tents, etc. Food is permitted but no outside alcohol, per state law.
General Admission – Grass, bleacher, and picnic table seating available. Also provides access to General Admission tents, all four polo matches, various no-host bars including beer, wine, and cocktails, DJs, car displays, and other event elements.