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Area Sports Briefs

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Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

The Sixth Annual Devereux Cup polo tournament will take place this Sunday, August 30, at the Stout Ranch on Baldy Creek. The full-gallop action begins at 11 a.m. and continues until about 2 p.m..

Players from Arizona, New Mexico, and Colorado will compete on a 300-yard polo field, at an altitude of 8,000 feet. The breathtaking backdrop of sky and mountains adds to the “laid back” Western flavor of this yearly tournament, hosted by The Hotel Colorado.

The Devereux Cup is named for Walter Devereux, who built The Hotel Colorado in Glenwood Springs in 1893. Devereux also built a racetrack and a polo field in the heart of Glenwood as amenities to the spa hotel. Europeans and visitors from the Eastern United States came for the soothing waters of the hot springs and for fishing and hunting in the Rocky Mountain wilderness. Guests could also enjoy chukkers of polo on the green fields, playing with local ranchers and cowboys who were recruited to learn the sport.

Spectators can see the action on a working ranch, about 30 minutes from Glenwood. Take a tailgate picnic or enjoy The Hotel Colorado’s Barbecue and watch the action. Four-wheel drive is strongly recommended for the ranch road.

A “Meet the Players” cocktail reception will be hosted at the Hotel Colorado at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 29. The hotel is offering a $119 room rate on Friday. Additionally, a Devereux Polo Cup package, which includes an overnight stay, entry to the match ad the gala, starts at $149. Double occupancy is $179. For reservations, please call 303-952-4015

The main event will take place from 11-2 p.m. on Sunday, with the polo tournament finals at Stout Ranch (Take the New Castle exit from I-70, west of Glenwood, and then follow the signs to 2000 Baldy Creek.) All matches are open to the public and free for all.

Registration for Three Rivers Youth Football is now in progress. All boys and girls entering the fifth and sixth grades in the fall are eligible to participate.

Practices begins Aug. 31 and games start Sept. 13. Registration is $200 and includes the league fee and equipment rental. Space is limited – the league will field two teams of approximately 22 players each – so those interested are encouraged to contact Ron Morehead (618-0354 or via e-mail at and sign up early.

A flag football program for all incoming second, third and fourth graders is also being offered by the Aspen Recreation Department. For more information, call 920-5140.

If you’d like to volunteer for the 25th annual Tri-Glenwood Triathlon on Sept. 13, please call Kim at 945-7724 or e-mail Volunteers receive a long-sleeved dri-release T-shirt and a ticket to the post-race picnic.

The Lead King Loop, an all-inclusive run/hike and kids race to benefit the Marble Charter School, is slated for Sept. 20. The races were voted both “most scenic in Colorado” and “best weekend getaway” by Colorado Runner magazine.

Participants get a cool max T, pint glass, poster, barbecue lunch, breakfast and are entered in a raffle.

Reserve a spot today. Get more information at or call Craig at 704-1275.

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