It’s is not an easy task to play the British Open Polo Championship for the Cowdray Gold Cup for the first time ever, let alone claim a debut victory in one of the most remarkable and important tournaments in the English polo calendar. Not only Noor Khadra’s lineup defeated Park Place Vaara 10-9, but they also remained in the lead thoroghout the six chukkas of play. Therefore, Green Gates, who have been playing medium goal in England since 2021, with César Crespo alongside Noor Khadra, now look at the upcoming British Open’s fixture from a different perspective.
Meanwhile, Saturday July 1, commenced with a win for Vikings, who lost to Scone in their first match. On this occasion, they beat Talandracas, a lineup that has three recent winners of The Queen’s Cup, wearing the Murus Sanctus jersey. They hired France’s Edouard Carmignac for this tournament, and that’s why they play under this name.
a versión 2023 del prestigioso torneo tiene la participación de 15 equipos de hasta 22 goles de handicap, and the final is due to be played on Sunday July 23.
THE 2023 BRITISH OPEN POLO CHAMPIONSHIP FOR THE COWDRAY GOLD CUP IS STREAMED LIVE ON COWDRAY TV, WITH THE PRODUCTION OF POLOLINE HERE.
British Open – Saturday July 1
MATCH #1: VIKINGS TALANDRACAS
VIKINGS: Charlotte Pykett 0, James Beim 6, Diego Cavanagh 8, Juan Martin Zubia 8.
TALANDRACAS: Polito Pieres 9, Alejandro Muzzio 7, Marcos Araya 6, Edouard Carmignac 0.
Score Vikings: 3-1, 5-4, 7-6, 7-7, 9-8, 13-9.
MVP: Pablo Mac Donough.
MATCH #2: GREEN GATES 10-9 PARK PLACE VAARA
GREEN GATES: Noor Khadra 1, César Crespo 6 (1 goal), Francisco Elizalde 8 (7), Isidro Strada 7 (2).
PARK PLACE VAARA: Henry Lunn 0, Mín Podestá 7 (1 goal), Hilario Ulloa 10 (4), Santos Merlos 5 (4).
Score Green Gates: 3-0, 6-2, 7-3, 9-4, 10-7, 10-9.
MVP: Francisco Elizalde.
The British Open Polo Championship for the Cowdray Gold Cup will resume on Sunday July 2, as follows:
12pm, Jack Gannon Trophy: Park Place vs Kings Power
3pm, Midhurst Town Cup: La Magdeleine vs Dubai
PHOTO CREDIT: MARK BEAUMONT.