The Gold Cup for the British Open, one of the most prestigious polo trophies worldwide, hosted by Cowdray Park Polo Club, resumed on Saturday with the first two matches of the quarterfinals. The coveted competition features a total of 10 teams up to 22 goals in participation.
First up, Queen’s Cup winners Scone beat again Talandracas as they did in the same stage of the tournaments played at Guards Polo Club. The win came after a goal scored by Nico Pieres in extra chukker.
Up next, in a very tight match VS King Power, last team to qualify to the quarterfinals, defeated unbeaten Murus Sanctus.
THE FINAL OF THE GOLD CUP IS DUE ON SUNDAY JULY 21ST.
SCONE 11-10 TALANDRACAS
SCONE: David Paradice 0 (1 goal), James Beim 7 (3), Nicolás Pieres 9 (6), James Harper 6 (1). Total: 22.
TALANDRACAS: Hugues Carmignac 0, Alejandro Muzzio 7 (4 goals), Francisco Elizalde 8, Julián de Lusarreta 7 (6). Total: 22.
Score Scone: 1-0, 1-2, 2-4, 5-7, 9-8, 10-10, 11-10.
Best Playing Pony UK: Twitter (Livingston x Twiggy). Played by James Harper.
VS KING POWER 13-12 MURUS SANCTUS
VS KING POWER: Top Srivaddhanaprabha 0 (3 goals), Juan Martín Zubía 6, Polito Pieres 9 (9), Marcos Di Paola 7 (1). Total: 22.
MURUS SANCTUS: Corinne Ricard 0, Mín Podestá 6, Gonzalo Pieres 9 (2 goals), Facundo Sola 7 (10). Total: 22.
Score VS King Power: 2-1, 7-3, 10-7, 13-8, 13-10, 13-12.
Best Playing Pony UK: Oroite. Played by Polito Pieres.
The Gold Cup will continue on Sunday with the remaining matches of the quarterfinals:
12pm: Emlor vs Park Place
3pm: Dubai vs La Indiana
PICTURE GALLERIES:Scone vs Talandracas; VS King Power vs Murus Sanctus12 PhotosPhotos by: Helen Cruden