Dubai and Dos Lunas La Hacienda played a remarkable final, an indeed nailbiting contest, that was only decided in the last minute within the sixth chukka when Camilo Castagnola, the most outstanding player of the day, produced the winning goal in the goalposts set right by winners’ ponlylines to seal the deal and celebrate inmediatly with all their people the hard fought 11-10 victory. On their comeback to Sotogrande, Dubai, claimed the second stage of the 51st International Polo Tournament Sotogrande. It is worth noting that Dos Lunas La Hacienda presented an effective system of play thoroghout the whole tournament, and were very close to lift the trophy.
Meanwhile, Cotton House managed to earn a 13-8 win over the undefeated Aguilas, and claimed the Low Goal tournament. This was the second consecutive title for the winners, who had already taken the Volvo Bronze Cup just a couple of weeks ago. The Blackhound Cup went to Santa Quiteria, after defeating El Milagro.
During the awards presentation, the players were accompained by Juan Carlos Ruiz Boix, the President of the Diputación Provincial de Cadiz and the Major of San Roque; Terralpa’s Ramón Hermosilla and Marcos Nuñez; Antonio Delgado, COVAP Responsable Nacional; artist Alejandro Moy; and Covetsol’s María Cruz Conde.
THE HIGH GOAL MATCHES OF THE 51° INTERNATIONAL POLO TOURNAMENT SOTOGRANDE, AS WELL AS THE MEDIUM GOAL FINALS, WILL BE STREAMED LIVE WORLDWIDE AND FREE OF CHARGE ON POLOLINE TV HERE.
Saturday August 13 – Summary
FINAL TERRALPA HIGH GOAL SILVER CUP
DUBAI 11-10 DOS LUNAS LA HACIENDA
DUBAI: Camilo Castagnola 9 (10 goals), Rashid Albwardy 1 (1), Matías Machado 5, Carlos María Ulloa 5. Total: 20.
DOS LUNAS LA HACIENDA: Pascual Sainz de Vicuña 5 (2 goals), Luis Domecq 2, Joaquin Pittaluga 7 (6), Cruz Heguy 6 (2). Total: 20.
Score Dubai: 1-2, 5-4, 6-6, 7-8, 9-10, 11-10.
Umpires: Gastón Lucero & Peter Wright. Third Man: Federico Martelli.
MVP: Camilo Castagnola.
Hola BPP Award: Aguante Coco, ridden by Joaquín Pittaluga.
Best Polo Argentino Bred, awarded by the Argentine Polo Pony Breeders Assn.: Vasca Manau, ridden by Cruz Heguy.
Fair Play Award: Carlos María Ulloa.
FINAL TERRALPA LOW GOAL SILVER CUP
COTTON HOUSE 13-8 ÁGUILAS
COTTON HOUSE: Jose Trenor Jr. -1, Jose Maria Trenor 1, Benjamin Araya Jr. 5, Mario Gómez 3. Total: 8.
AGUILAS: John Buchan -1, Segundo Fernandez Llorente 4, Ezequiel Zubiaurre 5, Beau Buchan 0. Total: 8.
Score Cotton House: 3-1, 6-2, 9-3, 11-7, 13-8.
Umpires: Martín Goti & Santos Anca. Third Man: Matías Baibiene.
MVP: Benjamín Araya Jr.
BPP: Nonthue Carnaval, montado por Benjamín Araya Jr.
Fair Play Award: Beau Buchan.
BLACKHOUND CUP FINAL
SANTA QUITERIA 12-4.5 EL MILAGRO
SANTA QUITERIA: Germán López Madrid 0, Gonzalo Entrecanales 2, Jose Manuel Entrecanales 2, Pedro Soria 4. Total: 8.
EL MILAGRO: Catalina Tomasevich 0, Nicolás Tomasevich 0, Federico Tomasevich 1, Santiago Solari 6. Total: 8.
The 51st. International Polo Tournament Sotogrande will continue on Monday August 15, with the start of the Globant Gold Cup, that will see 21 teams, split in three levels: High Goal, Medium Goal and Low Goal. The finals are due on August 26-27.