Learn the rules of playing arena polo, since there are some differences compared to outdoor polo.
Most of the game is played the same, but since it is played in a smaller space, a few differences arise.
• A goal is scored when the ball hits the boards within the goal area and counts as one point. A small, air-filled-ball with a circumference of 12.5” to 15” is used.
• The match begins with a throw-in, which is when an Official rolls the ball in between the teams, who are lined up parallel to each other. The throw-in occurs after the umpire does a coin toss, with the captain of the winning team choosing which goal their team will defend first.
• A goal is scored by driving the ball into the opposing-team’s goal with the mallet. Teams switch end goals after each chukka.
• The player with right of way must follow the line of the ball (i.e. the direction in which it is rolling as part of play), and if the line of the ball changes, other players who may be in the way must be given time to clear the new right of way. Players are not allowed to obstruct the right of way unless they are far enough away from the player with the right of way to avoid collision.
• In the event of a tie, play will resume with the usual time periods after a 10-minute interval. The first team to score will win.
Enjoy Polo Under the Stars any time of the year at Argentina Polo Day!