Polo Park Zürich vs Empire Polo Club & Hong Kong Polo vs Deauville Int. Polo Club
Yesterday, Tuesday 15 June, saw Day 6 of action in The Polo Rider Cup at Polo Club du Domaine de Chantilly and the Semi Finalists decided. In the opening match of the day, Deauville Int. Polo Club beat Evviva Polo St.Moritz, 10-7, meaning the French team directly qualifies for the Semi Finals. Deauville Int. Polo Club was initially losing in the first chukka, but an impressive performance of Juan José Storni, who scored nine goals, created the win for his team.The second match saw Empire Polo Club Coachella Valley win against La Aguada, meaning Empire Polo Club Coachella Valley secured a spot in the penalty shoot-out.
The closing game of the day between Dos Lunas Polo Club and Las Brisas Polo Club of Chicago ended with victory for the Spanish team in the last seconds of the fifth chukka with a final score of 7-6 for Dos Lunas Polo Club. At the end of the day, a penalty shoot-out between Evviva Polo St.Moritz and Empire Polo Club Coachella Valley decided the second team to progress to the Semi Fnals, which saw Empire Polo Club Coachella Valley take the slot. These results mean that the Semi Finals on Friday 18 June will see Polo Park Zürich vs Empire Polo Club & Hong Kong Polo vs Deauville Int. Polo Club.
The Polo Rider Cup Semi Final Teams:
Hong Kong Polo (12): Brieuc Rigaux (6), Adrien Le Gallo (3), Thierry Vetois (3) & Cyrille Costes (0)
Deauville International Polo Club (12): Ulysse Eisenchteter (0), Patrick Eisenchteter (1), Pierre-Henri N’Goumou (6) & Juan José Storni (5)
Polo Park Zürich (12): Martin Podesta Jr (7), Elena Venot (1), Carlos Solari (4) & Richard Harris (0)
Empire Polo Club (13): Clément Smith (0), Guillermo Li (4), Tito Ruiz Guiñazú (7) & Derek Smith (1)
Photograph: Despite not making the Semi Finals, it was smiles all round for Dos Lunas Polo Club.
By Game Polo