The Eduardo Moore Tournament came to an end on Saturday at the Royal County of Berkshire Polo Club, in England. After a 5-chukker final, Snakebite defeated EFG Aravali by 9 goals to 5 and claim this 15-goal tournament. Before the main final, Emlor Black won the Subsidiary Cup after beating Conosco, 8-5.
THE FINALS OF THE EDUARDO MOORE TOURNAMENT WERE STREAMED LIVE ON POLOLINE TV.
The tournament is a tribute to Eduardo “Gordo” Moore, one of the most remarkable Argentine players of all times – the heart and soul of his team, Nueva Escocia. The way he played polo was revolutionary for his time – throughout the 1960s and the early 1980s. His skills both as a rider and in his handling of the stick and ball were exceptional.
Moore remained a 10-goaler in England for several years, due to his impressive career on British soil. Among others, he won the Gold Cup with Jersey Lillies (1964, 1965), Stowell Park (1974, 1976, 1978) and Foxcote (1977); the Coronation Cup (1975, 1976, 1977); and the Royal Windsor Cup. He also played in France, where he claimed the Coupe d’Or twice – first in 1968 with Cirencester Park and then in 1969 with Sainte Mesme.
He reached 9 goals in Argentina, where he won the Copa Cámara de Diputados, as well as several Metropolitan Championships. He also established one of the first polo schools at Nueva Escocia, and was a pioneer when it came to exporting polo horses on a large scale.
FINAL EDUARDO MOORE TOURNAMENT: SNAKEBITE 9-5 EFG ARAVALI
SNAKEBITE: Maximilian Kirchhoff 0 (1 goal), David Ashby 3 (1), Jimbo Fewster 4 (2), James Beim 7 (5). Total: 15.
EFG ARAVALI: Karan Thapar 0, Jaime Garcia Huidobro 7, Manuel Fernández Llorente 6 (3 goals), Marcus Cork 2 (2). Total: 15.
Score Snakebite: 1-1, 2-2, 5-2, 7-2, 9-5.
MVP: Jimbo Fewster.
BPP: Preferida. Played by Manuel Fernández Llorente.
SUBSIDIARY FINAL: EMLOR BLACK 8-5 CONOSCO
EMLOR BLACK: James McCarthy 2 (1 goal), Mark Tomlinson 6 (3), Charlie Wooldridge 2 (2), Nacho González 5 (2). Total: 15.
CONOSCO: William Emerson 5 (3 goals), Luke Wiles 3 (1), Jeremy Pemberton 1 (1), Juan Ambroggio 6. Total: 15.
Score Emlor Black: 2-0, 5-1, 5-3, 5-5, 8-5.