The British Open Gold Cup, one of the most prestigious polo trophies in the world, resumed at Cowdray Park Polo Club on Tuesday with the penultimate matches of the qualification stage.
First, VS King Power, an organisation that claimed the Gold Cup title from 2015-2017, beat La Bamba de Areco to qualify for the quarterfinals. Next, Dubai defeated Monterosso to claim their third win in the competition.
Ten 22-goal teams are participating in this year’s Gold Cup. The group stages will come to an end on Wednesday; quarterfinals will be played over the weekend.
THE FINAL OF THE GOLD CUP IS DUE ON SUNDAY, JULY 21ST.
VS KING POWER 9-7 LA BAMBA DE ARECO
VS KING POWER: Top Srivaddhanaprabha 0 (2 goals), Juan Martin Zubía 6 (2), Polito Pieres 9 (4), Marcos Di Paola 7 (1). Total: 22.
LA BAMBA DE ARECO: Jean-François Decaux 0, Kian Hall 3 (2 goals), Pelon Stirling 9 (2), Juan Martin Nero 10 (3). Total: 22.
Score VS King Power: 2-1, 3-2, 4-4, 4-6, 8-7, 9-7.
Best Playing Pony UK: MZ Enigma (Extranjero x MZ Sacarina), played by Juan Martín Zubía.
DUBAI 10-8 MONTEROSSO
DUBAI: Jeta Castagnola 5 (7 goals), Rashid Albwardi 1, Bartolito Castagnola 6 (2), Nachi Du Plessis 8 (1). Total: 20.
MONTEROSSO: Alessandro Bazzoni 0 (1 goal), Juan Gris Zavaleta 7 (1), Cubi Toccalino 8 (5), Joaquín Pittaluga 7 (1). Total: 22.
Score Dubai: 1-2, 2-3, 3-4, 5-5, 9-6, 10-8.
Best Playing Pony UK: Machitos Lithuania (Durazno x Lambada), played by Alessandro Bazzoni.
The British Open Gold Cup resumes on Wednesday:
1pm: Scone vs Talandracas
3pm: Emlor vs Murus Sanctus
IMAGES:VS King Power vs La Bamba / Dubai vs Monterosso10 PhotosPhotos by: Helen Cruden