Scone, Pilot and Park Place claimed respective USPA Gold Cup victories in matches played on Saturday, March 4 and Sunday. March 5. The USPA Gold Cup is the second leg of the prestigious The Gauntlet of Polo is currently underway at the brand new USPA-owned National Polo Center-Wellington, set in Wellington, Florida. Thirteen teams, up to 22 goals, are in competition.
In Saturday’s single match, Scone earned a narrow 9-8 win over Tamera in extra chukka. There was double action on Sunday, where reigning champions Pilot claimed a victory over Dazos 12-10, while Park Place defeated Shack Attack II by an impressive 15 goals to 8.
The USPA Gold Cup was established in 1974, and was played at Oak Brook Polo Club, in Oak Brooks, Illinois, before moving to Milwaukee Polo Club, in Hartland, Wisconsin from 1975-1978. In 1979, it landed in Florida. Like the CV Whitney Cup, the USPA Gold Cup will be entirely played at the at the brand new USPA-owned National Polo Center-Wellington, set in Wellington, Florida.
USPA GOLD CUP
- SATURDAY, MARCH 4
SCONE 9-8 TAMERA (extra chukka)
Scone: David Paradice 0, Poroto Cambiaso 9, Pelon Stirling 9, Cody Ellis 4. Total: 22.
Tamera: Alejandro Poma 1, Segundo Saravi 5, Diego Cavanagh 9, Pedrinho Zacharias 7. Total: 22.
Score Scone: 2-0, 2-1, 4-1, 4-4, 5-5, 8-8, 9-8.
Umpires: Héctor Galindo & Gastón Lucero.
Third man: Kimo Huddleston.
- SUNDAY, MARCH 5
PILOT 12-10 DAZOS
Pilot: Curtis Pilot 0, Matias Gonzalez 4, Facundo Pieres 10, Matias Torres Zavaleta 8. Total: 22.
Dazos: David Farache 0, Dylan Rossiter 6, Nico Pieres 9, Santi Torres 6. Total: 21.
Score Pilot: 4-2, 6-3, 7-4, 8-8, 11-9, 12-10.
Umpires: Ronnie Hayes & Martín Pascual.
Third man: Gastón Lucero.
PARK PLACE 15-8 SHACK ATTACK II
Park Place: Andrey Borodin 0, Juan Britos 9, Hilario Ulloa 10, Jason Wates, 3. Total: 22.
Shack Attack 2: Ignacio Toccalino 7*, Facha Valent 3, Kris Kampsen 6, Mackenzie Weiz. Total: 22.
*Subbed in for Matias Magrini
Score Park Place: 2-2, 5-2, 8-2, 9-5, 11-8, 15-8.
Umpires: Steve Dalton & Julian Appleby.
Third man: Martín Pascual.
The USPA Gold Cup continues on Monday, March 6 and Tuesday, March 7:
- Monday, March 6:
1pm: Dutta Corp Show+ vs. Valiente
- Tuesday, March 7:
12pm: Two Trees by Jefferies vs. Scone
5pm: Tamera vs. Shack Attack
The final of the USPA Gold Cup is set to be played on Sunday, March 26.
Cover photo by Agustina Fonda.