The British Open Gold Cup, one of the most prestigious polo tournaments in the world, resumed on Saturday at Cowdray Park Polo Club with two quarterfinals.
The tournament sees ten 22 goal teams compete.
First up, Queen’s Cup winners Scone beat Talandracas—just as they did in the quarters of the Queen’s Cup at Guards Polo Club. Their victory was secured in extra chukka; Nico Pieres scored the golden goal.
Up next, in what was a very tight match, VS King Power defeated Murus Sanctus, who were previously unbeaten in the tournament. The win give King Power a place in the Gold Cup semis.
THE FINAL OF THE GOLD CUP IS DUE ON SUNDAY, JULY 21ST.
SCONE 11-10 TALANDRACAS
SCONE: David Paradice 0 (1 goal), James Beim 7 (3), Nicolás Pieres 9 (6), James Harper 6 (1). Total: 22.
TALANDRACAS: Hugues Carmignac 0, Alejandro Muzzio 7 (4 goals), Francisco Elizalde 8, Julián de Lusarreta 7 (6). Total: 22.
Score Scone: 1-0, 1-2, 2-4, 5-7, 9-8, 10-10, 11-10.
Best Playing Pony UK: Twitter (Livingston x Twiggy), played by James Harper.
VS KING POWER 13-12 MURUS SANCTUS
VS KING POWER: Top Srivaddhanaprabha 0 (3 goals), Juan Martín Zubía 6, Polito Pieres 9 (9), Marcos Di Paola 7 (1). Total: 22.
MURUS SANCTUS: Corinne Ricard 0, Mín Podestá 6, Gonzalo Pieres 9 (2 goals), Facundo Sola 7 (10). Total: 22.
Score VS King Power: 2-1, 7-3, 10-7, 13-8, 13-10, 13-12.
Best Playing Pony UK: Oroite, played by Polito Pieres.
The Gold Cup continues on Sunday with the remaining two quarterfinals:
12pm: Emlor vs Park Place
3pm: Dubai vs La Indiana