The 50th Anniversary of the Torneo Internacional de Polo by La Reserva Club de Sotogrande continued on Tuesday July 27, with the opening day of the high goal Volvo Bronze Cup, that saw two games played at Santa María Polo Club. In the first match, held on ground 2, Marqués de Riscal made a remarkable debut and defeated Ayala by an impressive 14-6.
In the second contest, played on ground 3, BP Polo, with Adolfo Cambiaso’s return to Sotogrande after five years, claimed a 11-7 win against BN Polo. The latter’s captain, Babar Nassem, is playing high goal for the first time ever.
The 50 Anniversary Torneo Internacional de Polo by La Reserva Club de Sotogrande see twelve teams split in two categories: High Goal (18-20 goal) and Medium Goal (12-14 goal), compete.
The tournament will resume on a Wednesday, with a busy medium goal Volvo Bronze Cup, that will include three games. Early in the morning, Ayala Polo Club will host Nairobi vs. Cibao La Pampa. The two remaining matches will take place at Dos Lunas: John Smith/Ayala vs. Hodro Polo Team, and ATL Marine & Energy vs. Santa Quiteria.
BOTH THE HIGH GOAL 50th ANNIVERSARY TORNEO INTERNACIONAL DE POLO BY LA RESERVA CLUB DE SOTOGRANDE AND THE MEDIUM GOAL SEMIFINALS AND FINAL WILL BE STREAMED LIVE ON POLOLINE TV HERE.
The summary was the following:
MARQUES DE RISCAL 14-6 AYALA
MARQUES DE RISCAL: Rafael Cabezas 0 (Replaced by Luis Aznar 0 in the third chukka), Santiago Cernadas 6, Sapo Caset 9, Segundo Fernández Llorente 4. Total: 19.
AYALA: Iñigo Zobel 0, Mackenzie Weisz 4, Benjamin Panelo 5, Santiago Laborde 6. Total: 15.
Score Marques de Riscal: (0-1) 2-2, 5-3, 6-3, 8-5, 12-5, 14-6.
Umpires: Guillermo Villanueva & Daniel Boudou.
BP POLO 11-7 BN POLO
BP POLO: Joevy Beh 3 (3 goals), Adolfo Cambiaso 10 (6), Poroto Cambiaso 7 (2), James Beh 0. Total: 20.
BN POLO: Babar Nassem 0, Gino Ringa 6 (1 goal), Hilario Ulloa 10 (4), Pelayo Berazadi 4 (2). Total: 20.
Score BP Polo: 0-0, 2-2, 6-3, 7-5, 8-7, 11-7.
Umpires: Federico Martelli & Matías Baibiene.
The medium goal Volvo Bronze Cup will continue on Wednesday July 28, with the following order of play:
11am, ground 1 Ayala: Nairobi vs Cibao La Pampa
5:30pm, Black Ground, Dos Lunas: John Smith/Ayala vs Hodro Polo Team
7pm, Red Ground, Dos Lunas: ATL Marine & Energy vs Santa Quiteria
PHOTO CREDIT: MATÍAS CALLEJO.