Action for the Gold Cup for the British Open continued on Thursday, at Cowdray Park Polo Club, set in Midhurst, West Sussex, with two thrilling matches as well as a day to remember for Park Place.
In the opening game, Park Place Vaara hit big against Les Lions/Great Oaks, not only because they emerged as the winners but for the impressive difference in the final score. Dhillon Bacon’s lineup had already achieved two consecutive victories, but today they were swept by a merciless contender, who claimed an impressive 16-7 win, to equal the same number of victories.
Up next, came the much awaited first clash of the year clash between Facundo Pieres and Adolfo Cambiaso. When all seemed to be said and done in favour of Next Generation, Andrey Borodin came up to determine the contest. Borodin scored to tie at 9-all with a few minutes remaining, and he put the ice on the cake when he was largely responsible for the 30-yards penalty awarded to his team, that sealed the deal and the 10-9 victory.
PARK PLACE VAARA 16-7 LES LIONS/GREAT OAKS
PARK PLACE VAARA: Juan Britos 8, Hilario Ulloa 10, Will Harper 3, Zac Beim 1. Total: 22.
LES LIONS/GREAT OAKS: Alejandro Muzzio 7, Dillon Bacon 2, Barto Castagnola 7, Santiago Laborde 6. Total: 22.
PARK PLACE 10-9 NEXT GENERATION
PARK PLACE: Andrey Borodin 0, Kian Hall 3, Gonzalo Pieres 9, Facundo Pieres 10. Total: 22.
NEXT GENERATION: Jean-François Decaux 0, Poroto Cambiaso 4, David Stirling 9, Adolfo Cambiaso 10. Total: 23.
The Gold Cup will resume on Friday:
12pm: Monterosso vs Scone
3pm: Thai Polo NW vs Polo Stud Schockemohle