King Power Gold Cup Update
This weekend, the King Power Gold Cup Quarter Finals will be played at Cowdray Park Polo Club, with all of the teams looking to get that bit closer to the elusive Final, which is scheduled for Sunday 22 July. This year’s Quarter Finals will be sponsored by the Embassy of Hungary alongside the Hungarian Tourism Agency.
El Remanso and Park Place whizzed through undefeated, whilst La Bamba de Areco and Valiente both secured their positions with two wins and a single defeat each. Emlor, RH Polo, Murus Sanctus, Alfi Investments, Thai Polo, Monterosso, La Indiana and Talandracas all played a further qualifying match, which saw Thai Polo, Murus Sanctus and Emlor fail to qualify. The remaining five teams participated in a penalty shootout yesterday morning, which saw Alfi Investments, La Indiana, RH Polo and Talandracas take the remaining Quarter Final places.
A subsequent draw has determined that the Quarter Final matches at the weekend will be as follows:
Saturday 14 July – El Remanso vs Alfi Investments and Park Place vs RH Polo
Sunday 15 July – La Bamba de Areco vs Talandracas and Valiente vs La Indiana
The King Power Gold Cup Quarter Final Teams:
Park Place (22): Andrey Borodin (0), Tommy Beresford (5), Juan Britos (7) & Hilario Ulloa (10)
Talandracas (22): Edouard/Hugues Carmignac (0), Alejandro Muzzio (7), Julian ‘Negro’ de Lusaretta (7) & Francisco Elizalde (8)
RH Polo (22): Ben Soleimani (0), Martín Podesta (5), Guillermo ‘Sapo’ Caset (9) & Rodrigo de Andrade (8)
Valiente (22): Bob Jornayvaz (1), Hugo Lewis (4), Christian ‘Magoo’ Laprida (7) & Adolfo Cambiaso (10)
Alfi Investments (22): Alshair Fiyaz (0), Jack Hyde (4), Polito Pieres (9) & Nico Pieres (9)
La Indiana (22): Michael Bickford (1), Alec White (4), Nic Roldan (7) & Facundo Pieres (10)
El Remanso (22): Charlie Hanbury (4), Ollie Cudmore (6), James Beim (6) & James Harper (7)
La Bamba de Areco (22): Jean François Decaux (0), Byron Watson (3), David ‘Pelon’ Stiring (9) & Juan Martín Nero (10)
Photograph: Talandracas are one of the eight teams who have secured their place in the Quarter Finals this weekend. By ©www.imagesofpolo.com