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Tue 12th Jun 2018

Cartier Queen’s Cup

Semi Finalists decided following Quarter Finals

Over the weekend, Guards Polo Club saw extensive action in the Quarter Finals of The Cartier Queen’s Cup. On Saturday 9 June, the thus far undefeated 2017 champions RH Polo came up against 2018 22 goal newbies, Park Place. The first chukka was an uneventful one, with neither team converting their efforts on goal, but RH Polo quickly reverted back to their usual selves in the second chukka, firing three goals through the posts in quick succession. At half-time, Park Place had caught up, with Juan Britos scoring two followed by a field goal from patron Andrey Borodin, ending the half 3-3. Park Place owned the second half with goals from Hilario Ulloa, Britos and Borodin again, focusing all their efforts on perfect teamwork. RH Polo, left completely unawares, could not catch up, thus ending the match 9-5 in Park Place’s favour and a spot in the Semi Finals. Valiente and Talandracas’s Quarter Final battle was a much closer affair. The first chukka was plagued with drama, as Julian ‘Negro’ de Lusarreta was seriously injured following a collision with Adolfo Cambiaso and rushed off to hospital. Clinova’s Juan Gris Zavaleta was substituted in his place but incurred de Lusarreta’s yellow card foul two minute stay in the sin-bin after a 30 minute game delay. Valiente decided not to play these two minutes, in a sporting gesture, following their disagreement with the umpires' decision, treating spectators to a bit of high goal stick and balling. Once play was once again underway, Valiente took control of the match, scoring quick fire goals in the first few chukkas. Alejandro Muzzio returned fire for Talandracas, bringing the scores to 5-4 in the fourth chukka and 7-7 by the start of the fifth. Cambiaso came out of his shell at the end of the match to secure a two goal lead for Valiente, with help from Francisco Elizalde, to secure the win 10-9.

On Sunday 10 June it was the turn of La Bamba de Areco to comfortably secure their spot in The Cartier Queen’s Cup Semi Finals against Max Gottschalk’s Les Lions. Their game was fairly one-sided with La Bamba’s professionals Byron Watson, David ‘Pelón’ Stirling and Juan Martín Nero controlling the play and despite six goals from Les Lion’s Joaquin Pittaluga, La Bamba’s charge proved insurmountable as they took the win, 13-9.
Michael Bickford’s La Indiana were the last team to secure their place in Wednesday’s Semi Finals, finally finding their stride at Guards Polo Club following what has appeared to be a difficult beginning to the season. By the end of the second chukka, La Indiana were 4-0 up and were not looking back. Emlor came back into the game in the fifth chukka closing the gap to 11-5, but by this point it was too little too late. Facundo Pieres, playing his first season for La Indiana, was on fire, showing what his 10 goal handicap was made of. La Indiana finally defeated Emlor 12-6 as the final bell sounded.
On Wednesday 13 June, Park Place will take on Valiente at midday, followed by La Bamba de Areco vs La Indiana at 4pm. The Cartier Queen’s Cup Final will take place on Sunday 17 June at 3pm on The Queen’s Ground. For tickets, please click here.
The Cartier Queen's Cup Quarter Final Teams:
RH Polo (22): Ben Soleimani (0), Martín Podesta (5), Rodrigo de Andrade (8) & Guillermo 'Sapo' Caset (9)
Park Place (22): Andrey Borodin (0), Juan Britos (7), Tommy Beresford (5) & Hilario Ulloa (10)
Valiente (22): Robert Jornayvaz (1), Christian 'Magoo' Laprida (7), Adolfo Cambiaso (10) & Hugo Lewis (4)
Talandracas (22): Hughes Carmignac (0), Julian 'Negro' de Lusaretta (7 – substituted by Juan Gris Zavaleta), Alejandro Muzzio (7) & Francisco Elizalde (8) 
La Bamba de Areco (22): Jean François Decaux (0 – substituted by Zac Beim), Byron Watson (3), Juan Martín Nero (10) & David 'Pelon' Stirling (9)
Les Lions (22): Max Gottschalk (0), Joaquin Pittaluga (7), Guillermo Terrera (8) & Jaime Huidobro (7)
La Indiana (22): Michael Bickford (1), Alec White (4), Nicolas Roldan (7) & Facundo Pieres (10)
Emlor (22): Spencer McCarthy (0), Diego Cavanagh (8), Agustin 'Tincho' Merlos (9) & Nacho Gonzalez (5)
 
Photograph: Alec White helped secure La Indiana’s spot in The Cartier Queen’s Cup Semi Finals in their match against Emlor. By ©www.imagesofpolo.com

 


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