The semifinals of The Queen’s Cup were played on Wednesday at the two main stages of the tournament: The Duke’s Ground and The Queen’s Ground. After their respective wins, Scone and Park Place qualified to the final of this prestigious competition, which will take place next Sunday at 3pm.
Both matches were expected to be even and this is what happened. But Scone showed again that they are growing in terms of game play, with duo Beim-Harper taking advantage of their history together, and beat VS King Power in a match where the defense was one of the keys. Nico Pieres was top scorer with four goals.
Later on, La Indiana and Park Place rematched the 2018 Queen’s Cup final where Michael Bickford’s team was the winner. But this time it was different. Park Place took a good advantage at the third chukker after a 4-0 which later led to the win even though La Indiana was really close to take it. Park Place’s decision this season to put all the power into the high-goal is starting to pay off.
SCONE 7-5 VS KING POWER
SCONE: David Paradice 0, James Beim 7, Nicolás Pieres 9 (4 goals), James Harper 6 (3). Total: 22.
VS KING POWER: Top Srivaddhanaprabha 0 (1 goal), Juan Martin Zubía 6, Polito Pieres 9 (3), Marcos Di Paola 7 (1). Total: 22.
Score Scone: 1-1, 2-1, 3-1, 4-2, 6-3, 7-5.
Umpires: Tim Bown and Jason Dixon. Third man: Peter Wright.
PARK PLACE 10-8 LA INDIANA
PARK PLACE: Andrey Borodin 0, Juan Britos 7, Hilario Ulloa 10, Benjamín Urquiza 5. Total: 22.
LA INDIANA: Dillon Bacon 1, Jimbo Fewster 3, Rodrigo Andrade 8, Facundo Pieres 10. Total: 22.
Umpires: Julian Appleby and Peter Wright. Third man: Jason Dixon.
The Queen’s Cup will continue with the following order of play:
Thursday, Subsidiary Semifinals:
11am: Talandracas vs Dubai
3pm: La Bamba De Areco vs UAE Polo Team
11am: Subsidiary Final
3pm, FINAL QUEEN’S CUP: Scone vs Park Place