The British Open Gold Cup, one of the most prestigious polo titles in the world, resumed at Cowdray Park Polo Club on Tuesday, July 2, with a match between La Bamba de Areco and Emlor. The tournament sees ten 22-goal teams compete.
Jean-François Decaux’s team, which boasts two La Dolfina players – Pelón Stirling and Juan Martín Nero – secured a comfortable 9-6 victory over Spencer McCarthy’s Emlor.
THE FINAL OF THE GOLD CUP IS DUE ON SUNDAY, JULY 21.
Summary – Tuesday, July 2:
LA BAMBA DE ARECO 9-6 EMLOR
LA BAMBA DE ARECO: Jean-François Decaux 0, Kian Hall 3 (1 goal), Pelon Stirling 9 (4), Juan Martín Nero 10 (4). Total: 22.
EMLOR: Spencer McCarthy 0 (2 goals), Alfredo Bigatti 7 (1), Agustín Merlos 8 (2), Miguel del Carril 6. Total: 21.
Score La Bamba de Areco: 2-1, 4-2, 5-3, 7-3, 8-5, 9-6.
Best Playing Pony UK: Upa (Chapa Suceso x Laica), played by Juan Martín Nero.
The Gold Cup continues on Wednesday, July 3, with the following matches:
11am: Scone vs. La Indiana
1:30pm: Monterosso vs. Talandracas