USPA Gold Cup Semi Finals Set

Coca Cola vs Valiente & La Dolfina/Tonkawa vs Park Place
The last two league games for the 2024 USPA Gold Cup took place over the weekend, with the results deciding Wednesday’s semi finalists. Coca Cola and Valiente had already qualified for the Semi Finals on Wednesday 20 March, but on Saturday 16 March Park Place beat Valiente in an extra chukka to secure their spot while La Dolfina/Tonkawa took the final place with a 12-8 win over Pilot (who won the tournament in 2019 and reached the Final in 2023). These four teams will battle it out on Wednesday for a place in the Final on Sunday 24 March at the National Polo Center.

The USPA Gold Cup Semi Final Teams

Coca Cola (22): Gillian Johnston (0), Kristos Magrini (6), Polito Pieres (9), Julián de Lusarreta (7) (substituted by Alfonso Pieres)

Valiente (22): Bob Jornayvaz (0), Peke Gonzalez (7), Paco de Narvaez Jr (5), Adolfo Cambiaso (10)

La Dolfina/Tonkawa (22): Jeff Hildebrand (0), Rufino Merlos (3), Poroto Cambiaso (10) & Tomás Panelo (9)

Park Place (22): Andrey Borodin (0), Juan Britos (9), Hilario Ulloa (10) & Marcos Bignoli (3) 

Photograph: Valiente have secured their Semi Final spot.

By ©David Lominska

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