|Thu 27th Jun 2019|
The Argentine team is announced
The names of the Argentine team set to take on Frasers England at The Royal County of Berkshire Polo Club on Saturday 27 July has been announced. The team line-up is as follows:
Argentina: Alfonso Pieres, Juan Britos, Bartolomé Castagnola & Facundo Pieres.
The Frasers England team is yet to be announced.
Photograph: The Argentine team for The Coronation Cup has been announced. Courtesy of the AAP
Wed 26th Jun 2019
The King Power Gold Cup
Play is underway at Cowdray
Cowdray Park Polo Club is buzzing with high goal teams, as the 2019 King Power Gold Cup for The British Open burst into action yesterday, Tuesday 25 June. 10 teams have entered this year’s tournament, with La Indiana and Murus Sanctus beginning their tournaments with wins.
La Indiana, with a change to the line-up which sees Marc Ganzi substitute for an injured Michael Bickford taking his first steps into the UK high goal, began proceedings with a 13-8 win against rivals Monterosso, claiming The Carlitos Gracida Memorial Trophy, a tribute to the late Mexian player who won The British Open 10 times.
This first win was followed by a win for Corinne Ricard’s Murus Sanctus against 2017 winners VS King Power, 12-11.
Play continues today, Wednesday 26 June, with the following matches:
2pm: Dubai vs Talandracas
4pm: La Bamba de Areco vs Park Place
(It is not yet confirmed whether Cambiaso will play in injured David ‘Pelón’ Stirling’s place. This will be confirmed on the sidelines by medics prior to the first throw-in)
The King Power Gold Cup Teams Tuesday 25 June:
La Indiana (22): Marc Ganzi (1), Jimbo Fewster (3), Rodrigo Andrade (8) & Facundo Pieres (10)
Monterosso (22): Alessandro Bazzoni (0), Juan Griz Zavaleta (7), Ignacio Toccalino (8) & Joaquin Pittaluga (7)
Murus Sanctus (22): Corinne Ricard (0), Facundo Sola (7), Gonzalito Pieres (9) & Min Podestá (6)
VS King Power (22): Top Srivaddhanaprabha (0), Juan Martín Zubía (6), Polito Pieres (9) & Marcos di Paola (7)
Photograph: La Indiana began their King Power Gold Cup tournament with a win against Monterosso. By Mark Beaumont
Tue 25th Jun 2019
UAE Polo Team Are Victorious
The OUT-SOURCING Inc! Royal Windsor Cup
In front of HM The Queen, UAE Polo, with the youngest player in the tournament, 13-year-old Lucas Monteverde Jnr, at the helm, took home The OUT-SOURCING Inc! Royal Windsor Cup on Sunday 23 June.
The sun shone on the exciting match, which saw UAE Polo secure a 10-7 victory over Alan Fall’s Mad Dogs. 21 teams had entered the coveted tournament, so the competition to the Final was rife. Mad Dogs, having beaten the sponsors’ team OS Challengers in the Semi Finals, were keen to continue their winning streak, but in the final chukka, UAE Polo pulled away to win the five chukka match 10-7.
HM The Queen, Haruhiko Doi and David Matsumoto presented the teams with their prizes, as well as the Most Valuable Player award to Lucas Monteverde. HH Sheika Maitha, who has been injured for the majority of the season, was also in attendance, to receive the trophy from HM The Queen. Skiff owned and played by James Harper was named the Best Playing Pony.
The day concluded with a carriage display from The British Driving Society as well as an additional match to celebrate polo's 150th anniversary. A visiting PoloAfrica team took on Spillers Polo150 team, playing for The Churchill Cup. The visiting team ultimately lost out 4-3, but there were smiles all round when former World Boxing Champion Chris Eubank presented the prize, including the Most Valuable Player award to 2Lt Oliver Powell. A full report will follow in the August issue of Polo Times.
The OUT-SOURCING Inc! Royal Windsor Cup Final Teams:
UAE Polo Team (15): Lucas Monteverde Jnr (2), Hazel Jackson-Gaona (2), Jacinto Crotto (6) & Tommy Panelo (5)
Mad Dogs (14): Alan Fall (0), Rosendo Torreguitar (3), Will Emerson (5) & James Harper (6)
Photograph: UAE Polo secured The OUT-SOURCING Inc! Royal Windsor Cup honours at Guards Polo Club. By ©www.imagesofpolo.com