PORTSMOUTH, R.I. \u2014 The Newport International Polo Series is pleased to announce the culmination of the 2020 season, with the\u00a0Finals\u00a0Presented by\u00a0Herb Chambers Exotics at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 26, featuring teams Bentley vs. Rolls-Royce in an action-packed 6-chukker polo match for the season finale.\nThe polo series welcomes Herb Chambers Exotics, a factory authorized Bentley, Rolls-Royce, Lamborghini, Alfa Romeo and Maserati network of dealerships in New England and proud supporter of the Newport International Polo Series.\n\n\u201cWe have a unique mix of the most luxurious and high performance new and pre-owned vehicles in our Wayland, MA location easily accessed from Boston, Cape Cod, New Hampshire and Rhode Island\u201d says Christine Scott, Marketing Director.\n\nOn display in the Exotics Village at the polo grounds during the Finals will be a Lamborghini Huracan Evo Coupe, Lamborghini Urus, Rolls-Royce Cullinan and Bentley Flying Spur.\n\n\u201cWhile all good things must come to an end, this most challenging of seasons will go out on a high note with plenty of horsepower, on and off the field,\u201d\u00a0explains Dan Keating, Captain and Polo Series Founder.\nThe match will be witnessed by a live spectator audience in one of this season's rare 17 polo matches, still the only attended sporting event in New England since the start of the pandemic.\u00a0 Limited seating is available, online at\u00a0www.nptpolo.com.\nThe polo matches are one of destination Newport\u2019s\u00a0unique traditions & renown attractions, dating back to 1876 when Newport\u2019s sporting set founded America\u2019s first polo club, among several other new sporting pursuits that became mainstays in the port city, along with Sailing, Tennis, Golf, and eventually Automobile Racing, as lasting American institutions, shaping Newport\u2019s rise to prominence to this day as an international seaside sport and resort destination, and one of America's most\u00a0desirable places to live and work.\nCombining British traditions of polo and Bentley and Rolls-Royce motor works gives inspiration for a British theme for the weekly\u00a0Best in Show\u00a0Contest,\u00a0as the world's #1 Belgian beer Stella Artois toasts the most spirited Newport Polo fans each Saturday. Special guest judges from Boston Common Magazine will scout the perimeter to find the most festive group of the day, awarding a coveted prize and Jumbotron moment of fame.\u00a0\u00a0Dedicated portrait photography will capture details, to be published on the party pages of\u00a0Boston Common Magazine, the region's premier\u00a0luxury\/fashion\/lifestyle magazine. Souvenir portrait photography by\u00a0Cocoa & Co.\u00a0will be available.\nAttendees are encouraged to submit door prize raffle entries by the end of halftime, for a chance to win a bottle of Veuve Clicquot Champagne.\nColor commentary is provided by\u00a0William Crisp, arguably the most highly respected polo commentator in the world.\u00a0 The match will begin with an Official Coin Toss following player introductions and the US National anthem, with a half-time intermission, and conclude with the\u00a0Herb Chambers Exotics Victory Lap with teams Bentley and Rolls-Royce as they circle the field in the final Newport Polo Fan Salute\u00a0of 2020, a tradition originating at the Newport International Polo Series in 2003, and now emulated at polo clubs around the world, and the\u00a0Veuve Clicquot Champagne Toast & Trophy Presentation\u00a0with representatives from Herb Chambers Exotics awarding the silver Liberty Bowl, a Paul Revere replica and symbol of New England.\nUnder a State-approved plan of reduced capacity with socially-distanced seating in the Davitt Pavilion, fieldside Tailgates and Picnic Patches on the lawn from which to view the matches at the polo grounds, sold-out audiences have enjoyed the Newport International Polo Series polo matches every Saturday since Opening Day on June 6, where spectators for generations have witnessed the timeless sport unfold across an argyle-patterned emerald green at Glen Farm, home of the Polo Series for the past 28 seasons, in a classic exhibition of horsemanship and valor, with host, the\u00a0Newport Polo Club,\u00a0where the home team - Newport\/USA - meets challengers each season from around the world and as well as teams representing major US cities and regional rivals.\nSafety being a top priority, RI State approved COVID-19 safety measures are in effect at the polo grounds this season including online sales, masks required when not seated, social distancing and greatly reduced capacity.\u00a0 The full details can be found at\u00a0https:\/\/bit.ly\/2AZDTGi\nAmenities at the polo grounds include beverage service for seated patrons in the\u00a0Davitt Pavilion, and carry-out service from the\u00a0Patio Bar, and champagne delivery to lawn seats by the\u00a0Clicquot Cart.\u00a0 Licensed gourmet\u00a0Food Trucks\u00a0and the official team sportswear collection is available from the fieldside Pro Shop.\u00a0 Expert live commentary of the polo action is provided along with instant replays and live video action produced on the polo world's first Jumbotron.\u00a0 A half-time intermission will give spectators the opportunity to have a socially-distanced and masked stroll across the playing field to replace divots, a time-honored polo ritual that helps restore the field for the second half.\nThis is the 17th\u00a0and final match of the Polo Series this year, with plans in the works for its 30th\u00a0anniversary jubilee in 2021 with polo matches and special events every Saturday in June through September. Announcements and ticket sales are available at\u00a0www.nptpolo.com.\nThe International Polo Grounds are located on the acreage of\u00a0Glen Farm, 250 Linden Lane (off of Rte. 138) in Portsmouth, RI.\u00a0This bucolic setting is the last 100 acres of a pre-colonial settlement from the 1600\u2019s that became the Town of Portsmouth's original gentlemen's farm, an 800-acre manorial estate established during a Gilded Age movement of retreat from the high life into pastoral country acres.\nIts classical 19th\u00a0century stone barns and its park-like grounds were rehabilitated by Polo Series founder, Dan Keating in the early \u201890\u2019s and continue to thrive as an equestrian & community recreational property, and home of the Polo Series.\nMinutes from the bustling Newport waterfront, the polo grounds\u2019 proximity to the shore provides a moderating coastal effect for late afternoon polo throughout the summer.\nThe Newport International Polo Series is proud to present its 2020 sponsors including\u00a0Herb Chambers Exotics,\u00a0Gallo | Thomas Insurance,\u00a0Davitt,\u00a0Boston Common,\u00a0Hotel Viking,\u00a0The Chanler,\u00a0The Newport Harbor Hotel & Marina,\u00a0Vanderbilt International Properties,\u00a0Veuve Clicquot,\u00a0Clarke Cooke House,\u00a0Stella Artois,\u00a0ROCKSTAR Limo,\u00a0Atria Senior Living,\u00a0Goslings,\u00a0McGrath Clambakes Catering, and promotional partners including\u00a0The Cocktail Guru,\u00a0TYGER | Event Design + Production,\u00a0Newport Jaguar Tours,\u00a0Newport Helicopter Tours,\u00a0America's Cup Charters,\u00a0International Tennis Hall of Fame,\u00a0Newport Mansions,\u00a0Island Surf and Sport,\u00a0Newport Sport Fishing Charters,\u00a0Providence River Boat Company, and\u00a0Newport Harbor Guide.\u00a0 Special thanks to Schultz Marketing Partnerships,\u00a0Van Liew Trust,\u00a0Tanglewood, and\u00a0WCRI Classical Rhode Island.\u00a0 \u201cOur sponsors have been with us since the beginning. Without their support, the Series would not be as extensive as it is,\u201d explains Dan Keating, Polo Series founder.\nThis is the 29th season of Newport International Polo Series, which has hosted teams from 34 nations including,\u00a0Ireland, Germany, Spain, England, Argentina, France, Egypt, India, Australia, Costa Rica, Ghana, Canada, Chile, Jamaica, Nigeria, Portugal, New Zealand, Barbados, Scotland, South Africa, Hungary, Dominican Republic, Netherlands, Kenya, Brazil, China, Italy, Mexico, Sweden, Singapore, Monaco, Morocco, Peru, and Poland.\nFor specific details about the players, concessions & amenities for this match, plus venue information\u00a0and other details, sign up to receive the Game Day Briefing on Saturday, by private subscription (sign up).\u00a0\u00a0Stay current with all 2020 season announcements, latest news & event invitations, and more by subscription to our monthly\u00a0eMagazine (sign up).\u00a0 Both subscriptions are private and spam-free.\nRAIN DATE:\u00a0If a regularly scheduled match is canceled prior to its start (due to weather\/field conditions), the match will be postponed to the following day, Sunday at the same time.\u00a0 All original polo match tickets & seating reservations will be transferred to the rain date.\u00a0 For more details on our ticket policies, please follow this\u00a0link.\u00a0 Attendees are advised to come prepared for all weather conditions, as shelter is limited.\u00a0 In inclement weather, always check the Match Status recording on our\u00a0Info Hotline (401) 846-0200 x2\u00a0and for Alerts published on our website, both of which are updated with any status change for the impending match.\nPolo, since 600 b.c.\u00a0\u00a0Polo is, without doubt the oldest ball game in the world today. First recorded in the 6th century b.c. when the Turkomans beat the Persians in a diplomatic tournament, the alluring game caught on with equestrian royalty and cavalry, and took off with globalization, withstanding the tests of time. By the time Polo arrived on Newport\u2019s shores during the Gilded Age, the sport was nearly 2500 years steeped in tradition, captivating newcomers like Newport's summer sporting set who embraced the new pastime, establishing America's first polo club in 1876.\u00a0 A charter member of the\u00a0United States Polo\u00a0Association\u00a0the club today is still a trailblazing model polo club, hosting the Newport International Polo Series\u00a0public exhibition matches, supporting philanthropic causes, organizing USPA tournaments, polo club member services and polo instruction year-round. Experience the king of games in its American landing at Newport Polo.