The Bryan Morrison Trophy

USA's Shane Rice on the ball with England's Sebastian Dawnay defending in the 2018 Bryan Morrison Trophy. ©Tony Ramirez

The Bryan Morrison competition will return to the All England Polo Club in Hickstead, England, on Saturday, January 21, 2023 at 1:30 PM (local time). The tournament was named after the late Bryan Morrison, a successful music mogul known for publishing music by the Bee Gee’s, Wham and George Michael. Morrison was president of the Ham Polo Club in London, where he learned to play polo. He then went on to start his own polo club, The Royal County of Berkshire Polo Club. He passed away at the age of 66 in 2008. The event was started in his memory in the year that he died and continues to draw some of the top arena players in the sport to compete. The tournament is played as a single game on alternate years, with the Townsend Cup serving as the complimentary U.S. tournament.

The second prestigious international event ringing in the new year is the Intercollegiate Challenge Cup. A collegiate-level competition between teams from the USPA I/I Program and Schools and Universities Polo Association (SUPA) Britain, the Intercollegiate Challenge Cup will be played on January 21, 2023, at the All England Polo Club, directly before the Bryan Morrison Trophy. Admission to this event is included in ticket purchases for the Bryan Morrison Trophy.