The 2018 season has got off to a roaring start in some of the most important polo destinations in the world, such as the US, Dubai and Thailand. As always, PoloLine is on site transmitting the most relevant polo news, and attention also falls on one of the most prestigious seasons of the polo calendar. England continues maintaining a sense of historic prestige, and this season promises to be as thrilling as ever, with thirteen teams already confirmed for both the Queen’s Cup and the British Open Gold Cup. The latter will have a new winner this year, after triple champion King Power Foxes announced they would not be participating in the upcoming high goal season.
Once again, Pololine deepens its commitment on announcing the most relevant news around the world of polo. In this occasion, Pololine introduces you to the teams that will be taking part of a very attractive UK high-goal season. With all the uncertainties about the rules surrounding visa and work permit application, the tournaments will count with the presence of the best players in the world. The teams set to compete in the Queen’s Cup and Gold Cup are the following:
El Remanso: Charlie Hanbury 4, Ollie Cudmore 6, James Beim 6, James Harper 6. Total: 22.
La Bamba de Areco: Jean Francois Decaux 0, Pelon Stirling 9, Juan Martín Nero 10, Byron Watson 3. Total: 22.
La Indiana: Michael Bickford 1, Facundo Pieres 10, Nic Roldan 7, Alec White 4. Total: 22.
Les Lions/Thai Polo: Max Gottschalk/Harald Link 0, Guillermo Terrera 8, Joaquín Pittaluga 7, Jaime García Huidobro 7. Total: 22.
Monterosso: Alessandro Bazzoni 0, Cubi Toccalino 8, Santiago Toccalino 8, Juan M. Zubía 6. Total: 22.
Park Place: Andrey Borodin 0, Hilario Ulloa 10, Juan Britos 7, Tommy Beresford 5. Total: 22.
RH: Ben Soleimani 0, Rodrigo Andrade 8, Sapo Caset 9, Mín Podestá 5. Total: 22.
Talandracas: Edouard Carmignac 0, Francisco Elizalde 8, Julián de Lusarreta 7, Alejandro Muzzio 7. Total: 22.
Valiente: Bob Jornayvaz 1, Adolfo Cambiaso 10, Magoo Laprida 7, Hugo Lewis 4. Total: 22.
*Emlor: Spencer Mc Carthy 0, Tincho Merlos 9, Diego Cavanagh 8, Nacho González 5. Total: 22.
**ALFI Investments: Alshair Fiyaz -1, Polito Pieres 9, Nicolás Pieres 9, Jack Hyde 4.
**Habtoor: Mohammed Al Habtoor 0, TBA, TBA, TBA.
**Murus Sanctus: Corinne Ricard 0, Facundo Sola 8, Gonzalito Pieres 10, Ed Hitchman 4.
*So far, will only be playing the Queen’s Cup.
**So far, will only be playing the Gold Cup for the British Open.
QUEEN’S CUP (Guards Polo Club): May 22 – June 17.
GOLD CUP FOR THE BRITISH OPEN (Cowdray Park Polo Club): June 26 – July 22.
Other 22-goal tournaments:
Prince of Wales Trophy (Royal County of Berkshire Polo Club): Probable final, May 19th.
Trippetts Challenge (Cowdray Park Polo Club): May 15-20.
Warwickshire Cup (Cirencester Park): June 19-24.
All matches will be streamed live on Pololine TV.
Handicaps according to the 22-goal handicap roster at the HPA website at February 14th 2018.