The British Open Polo Championship for the Cowdray Gold Cup, one of the highlights of the British season, hosted by Cowdray Park Polo Club, set in Midhurst, West Sussex, continued on Saturday June 25, with a single match that saw Park Place Vaara victorious over King Power, after a remarkable comeback in the last chukka. The tournament sees fourteen teams up to 22 goals, compete.
Things didn’t start that well for Park Place Vaara; although they claimed the first chukka, King Power took control from the second chukka onwards until they reached a commanding 5-1 lead by half time. Vaara struggled to close the gap in the following chukkas but weren’t able to succeed; by the start of the last chukka they were 4-6 behind. But in that decisive chukka, a determined Park Place Vaara surprisingly overwhelmed King Power, outscored them 4-1 and at the end of the day, they earned a hard fought 8-7 win.
BRITISH OPEN POLO CHAMPIONSHIP FOR THE COWDRAY GOLD CUP – SATURDAY JUNE 25
PARK PLACE VAARA 8-7 KING POWER
Park Place Vaara: Sam Wisbey 0, Santos Merlos 4 (1 goal), Hilario Ulloa 10 (5), Juan Britos 8 (2). Total: 22.
KING POWER:Top Srivaddhanaprabha 1, James Harper 7 (3 goals), Nicolás Pieres 9 (3), Mackenzie Weisz 5 (1). Total: 22.
Score Park Place Vaara: 1-0, 1-4, 1-5, 3-5, 4-6, 8-7.
Umpires: Howard Smith & Tim Bown.
Third man: Peter Wright.
El British Open Polo Championship for the Cowdray Gold Cup will resume on Sunday June 26, with the following games:
12pm: Talandracas vs. Murus Sanctus
3pm, Midhurst Town Cup: Scone vs. Dubai
The final of the British Open Polo Championship for the Cowdray Gold Cup is set to be played on Sunday, July 17.