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Polo players please patrons on British Day in Oak Brook

Published: Friday, Aug. 22, 2014 11:15 a.m. CDT • Updated: Friday, Aug. 22, 2014 1:36 p.m. CDT
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Jason Wates hits a ball during the fifth Chukker of play Sunday at the Oak Brook Polo Club.
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Players race after the ball Sunday during the first match of British Day at the Oak Brook Polo Club.
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Kate DiPrima, 16, of Naperville, hands the referee two polo balls Sunday before a match at the Oak Brook Polo Club.
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An Oak Brook Polo Club player breaks away from the competition and sets up a shot.
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John Green rides across the field between periods of play Sunday at the Oak Brook Polo Club.
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Ashley Lady, 16, of Naperville, puts a sign on the scoreboard to announce the third Chukker, or period, of play. Polo is broken up into play periods that last 7 minutes and 30 seconds.
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Jason Wates hits a ball during the fifth Chukker of play Sunday at the Oak Brook Polo Club.

OAK BROOK – The Oak Brook Polo Club hosted British Day on Sunday, celebrating the English influence on polo and dissemination of the sport throughout the world.

Two matches took place Sunday as the Oak Brook Polo Club defeated Motor Werks of Barrington by a score of 10-6 in the first match, and Hinsdale Living Magazine beat Hotels of Oak Brook 8-6 in the second match.

On Friday, organizers canceled Sunday's matches due to a rain saturdated field. As a result, the final match of the season will be held at the club at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Sept. 14.

General admission tickets are $15 for residents, $25 for nonresidents and free for children younger than 12. Tickets are available through Eventbrite on the village of Oak Brook website or at the Oak Brook Village Hall, library or golf clubhouse.

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