Even though Sunday featured the final of the CV Whitney Cup, it also marked the kickoff of the USPA Gold Cup, second leg of the Gauntlet of Polo, and as it happened with the CV Whitney Cup, the USPA Gold Cup also showcases 14 teams up to 22 goals in competition.

In the opening matchday, Patagones defeated Equuleus by 13 goals to 7. The action will resume on Monday. The finals of the USPA Gold Cup are scheduled for Sunday, March 22nd.

PATAGONES 13-7 EQUULEUS

Patagones: Geronimo Obregon 5 (3 goals), Santiago Toccalino 8 (3), Tomás García del Río 8 (7), Gonzalo Avendaño 1. Total: 22.

Equuleus: Magoo Laprida 8 (2 goals), Iñaki Laprida 7 (2), Mariano González 7 (2), Joe DiMenna 0. Total: 22.

Score Patagones: 3-1, 7-1, 7-5, 8-6, 12-6, 13-7.

The USPA Gold Cup will continue on Monday:

11am: Cessna vs Dutta Corp.

3pm: Santa Clara vs Postage Stamp Farm

USPA GOLD CUP: Fixture & Teams

USPA GOLD CUP – TEAMS:

GROUP 1:

Santa Clara: Henry Porter 3, Matías Magrini 7, Nachi Du Plessis 8, Luis Escobar 4,  Total: 22.

Postage Stamp Farm: Annabelle Gundlach 0, Lerin Zubiaurre 8, Mariano Aguerre 8, Peke Gonzalez 6. Total: 22.

Daily Racing Form: Costi Caset 5, Agustin Obregon 6, Jared Zenni 6, Tommy Collingwood 5. Total: 22.

La Indiana: Michael Bickford 2, Jeff Hall 6, Polito Pieres 10, Santiago Gomez Romero 4. Total: 22.

GROUP 2:

Old Hickory Bourbon: Toro Ruiz 7, Will Johnston 2, Stevie Orthwein 4, Miguel Novillo Astrada 9. Total: 22.

Park Place: Andrey Borodin 0, Alfredo Bigatti 8, Alejandro Muzzio 8, Felipe Viana 6. Total: 22.

Tonkawa: Jeff Hildebrand 0, Matt Coppola 4, Sapo Caset 10, Ignacio Toccalino 8. Total: 22.

Pilot: Curtis Pilot 0, Lucas Escobar 2, Gonzalo Pieres 10, Facundo Pieres 10. Total: 22.

GROUP 3:

Las Monjitas: Camilo Bautista 0, Mackenzie Weisz 3, Francisco Elizalde 9, David Stirling 10. Total: 22.

Equuleus: Magoo Laprida 8, Iñaki Laprida 7, Mariano González 7, Joe DiMenna 0. Total: 22.

Cessna: Chip Campbell 2, Nicolás Sáenz 5, Ezequiel Martínez Ferrario 7, Felipe Márquez 7. Total: 21.

GROUP 4:

Coca-Cola: Gillian Johnston 1, Steve Krueger 4, Nicolas Pieres 9, Julian de Lusarreta 8. Total: 22.

Patagones: Geronimo Obregon 5 (1), Santiago Toccalino 8 (4), Tomás García del Río 8 (3), Gonzalo Avendaño 1 (2 goles). Total: 22.

Dutta Corp: Timmy Dutta 3, Lucas Díaz Alberdi 6, Mariano Obregon 7, Facundo Obregon 6. Total: 22.

FORMAT OF PLAY:

Groups 1 and 2 will play within their bracket while Groups 3 and 4 will play cross bracket. Goups 1 and 2 first and second seeded will advance straight to the quarterfinals. Groups 3 and 4 will be ranked one through six, and the first through third ranked teams will also advance to the quarterfinals. The remaining quarterfinalist is the next best record of all remaining teams. Two-way ties will be broken by who beat whom. All others will be broken by a one-man shootout. Groups 1 and 2 winners and the first and second from Groups 3 & $ general table will be in separate quarterfinals. Quarterfinal pairings will be decided by draw.

2020 GAUNTLET OF POLO CALENDAR:

C.V. WHITNEY CUP: Feb 5-23 (Winner: Las Monjitas).

USPA GOLD CUP: Feb 23 – Mar 22.

U.S. OPEN POLO CHAMPIONSHIP: Mar 21 – Apr 19.

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