|Fri 21st Jul 2017|
This weekend’s fixtures
Yes, the weather has turned, but that won’t deter all the polo aficionados from making the journey to their favourite clubs this weekend.
Cowdray Park Polo Club will be hosting their biggest Final of the season, as King Power and El Remanso will clash for The Jaeger-LeCoultre Gold Cup. The match will take place on Sunday 23 July at 3pm, with the gates opening at 10.30am, whilst a host of other activities will be available for spectators on the day, from a Segway Polo display, the Petworth Town Band and helicopter flights. Cowdray Park will also see the Final of the 1921 Cup on Saturday.
At RCBPC will be the Final of The Julian and Howard Hipwood Trophy, their third Victor Ludorum tournament, whilst Cirencester Park will be hosting the Final of the St James’s Place (Town Cup) 10 goal.
Elsewhere across the country, play will be taking place in the Final of the Summer Cup at Dundee Polo Club and the Vale of York Polo Club will host its Hunt Cup.
At Tidworth, the Light Infantry Trophy will be underway, whilst the next in the series of Pony Club tournaments will take place at Haggis Farm. Further afield, the Final of the first large tournament in Gilgil, Kenya, the Mugs Mug, will conclude on Sunday.
There is a plethora of polo to keep you entertained this weekend, despite the weather, so jump in the car and head down to these great tournaments:
Cowdray – 1921 Cup Final: 22 July
RCBPC – The Julian and Howard Hipwood Trophy Final: 22 July
Cirencester – St James’s Place (The Town Cup) Final: 22 July
Burningfold – Burningfold 6 Goal Cup Final: 22 July
Cowdray – Jaeger-LeCoultre Gold Cup Final: 23 July
Beaufort – The Henderson Rosebowl Final: 23 July
Edgeworth – The 4 Goal Cup Final: 23 July
Hurtwood – The Gaucho Cup (-4-2): 21 – 22 July
Silver Leys – Mid Summer Cup (-4- -2 & -2-0): 21 – 23 July
Dundee – Summer Cup (0-4): 21 – 23 July
Knepp Castle – Polo Escape 2 Goal Tournament (0-2): 21 – 23 July
DBPC – The Quatro Trophy (0-4): 22 – 23 July
Offchurch Bury – The Silver Plate (-4-0 & -8- -4): 22 – 23 July
Ranelagh – Polo Manager’s Trophy (0-2 & 4-6): 22 – 23 July
White Waltham – The Telemark Tournament (-2-2): 22 – 23 July
Beverley – BPC Summer Tournament (0-4 & -6- -2): 22 – 23 July
DBPC – The Claret Jug (-6- -2): 22 – 23 July
Cheshire – Jaguar Cup (-4- -1 & 0-2): 23 July
Vale of York – Hunt Cup (Open): 23 July
FHM – La Julia Challenge Trophy (-8- -4): 23 July
Rugby – The Kangaroo Challenge (-6- -2): 23 – 24 July
Haggis Farm – Pony Club Tournament (Open): 23 July
Tidworth – Light Infantry Trophy (-4-0 & 0-2): 22 – 23 July
Gilgil, Kenya – Mugs Mug (Open): 20 – 23 July
Photograph: The Jaeger-LeCoultre Gold Cup trophy. By Polo Times
Thu 20th Jul 2017
Polo Times Is Out Next Week!
August issue of Polo Times
The August issue of Polo Times will be out next week. As the UK high goal season draws to a close and we say a temporary adieu to our favourite 10 goal players, Polo Times takes a look at some of the season’s highlights. As usual, the latest issue to arrive on your doorstep will be jam-packed full of polo news, reports and stories including:
Brits vs Kings – The Jaeger-LeCoultre Gold Cup Final
Under 21s Playing 22 ¬– The 2017 British High Goal
Happy Birthday! – The Links Homes British Beach Polo Championships 10th Anniversary.
The Warwickshire Cup
Victor Ludorum Round-Up
Kings Head Hotel Ladies International
Victrix Ludorum Introduction
ROR Racing To Polo Challenge
GA Polo Holidays
All our traditional Club, Women’s (including 5 minutes with Heloise-Wilson Smith), Military and Youth (including the SUPA Ladies Schools National Summer Championships) news from both home and abroad, as well as Bit Focus, Fitness For Polo, Letters, Big Picture, Polodoc and Sidelines. We also remember the late Jim McEnteggart, the legendary RCBPC commentator. Plus, we speak to the winners of Polo Times’ Best Playing Pony rug winners to find out more about their winning ponies. Last but by no means least is our Sidelines coverage of social events from across the country, social news in our Gossip pages and we find out what makes King Power’s latest triumph, James ‘Jimbo’ Fewster get out of bed in the morning in Passions. Turn to What’s On to see where you need to be this August.
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Wed 19th Jul 2017
The Jaeger-LeCoultre Gold Cup Final teams are confirmed
King Power and El Remanso seal their spots
King Power and El Remanso have confirmed their places in The Jaeger-LeCoultre Gold Cup Final at 3pm on Sunday 23 July at Cowdray Park Polo Club.
The 2016 winners, King Power were the first to take to the field for their Semi Final against Gold Cup first timers Habtoor. In a rainy affair, King Power dominated The 2017 Dubai Gold Cup winning side, despite a brief run in the lead for Habtoor at the end of the first half. In a game of end-to-end polo, the Pieres brothers worked together with their teammates Hugo Taylor and Jimbo Fewster to score an impressive 10 goals to Habtoor’s six, securing their spot in Sunday’s Final.
In the 4pm match, it was a Hanbury vs Hanbury affair as all-Brit side El Remanso took to the field against Sommelier. The rain continued to fall on Lawns 1 as the intense match got under way. Both teams contended hard for the ball, with El Remanso taking control from the word go. Juan Gris Zavaleta took a tumble in the fourth chukka, but luckily remounted ready for the fifth with 10-2 on the scoreboard in El Remanso’s favour. After over an hour of match-time, El Remanso came away with the second, and last, spot in Sunday’s Jaeger-LeCoultre Final, winning 12-5 with all to play for.
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The Jaeger-LeCoultre Gold Cup Semi Final Teams:
El Remanso (21): Charlie Hanbury (4), Ollie Cudmore (5), James Beim (6) & James Harper (6)
King Power (22): ‘Top’ Srivaddhanaprabha (1) – substituted by Hugo Taylor for Wednesday 19 July (1), James Fewster (1), Gonzalo Pieres (10) & Facundo Pieres (10)
Sommelier (22): George Hanbury (3), Juan Gris Zavaleta (7), Fred Mannix Jnr (8) & Alec White (4)
Habtoor (21): Mohammed Al Habtoor (0), Francisco Elizalde (7), Nico Pieres (8) & Paco O’Dwyer (6)
Photograph: King Power secures their place in The Jaeger-LeCoultre Gold Cup Final. By ©imagesofpolo.com