The Queen’s Cup continued on Thursday, May 19, with Scone and Vikings claiming victories. Guards Polo Club’s premier tournament sees fifteen teams, up to 22 goals, compete for the coveted trophy.


Scone and Great Oaks Les Lions played the first match of the day. Scone, runners up in last year’s Queen’s Cup, played with several changes to their lineup, as was detailed by Adolfo Cambiaso in a PoloLine exclusive. Cambiaso, who is currently injured, was unable to play Scone’s debut match, neither were David Paradice and Louis Hine. So the lineup was composed of Poroto Cambiaso 8, Guillermo Terrera 7, Rosendo Torreguitar 4 and Kian Hall 3.


The match against the recent runner up of the Justerini & Brooks Prince of Wales Trophy (which saw Michel del Carril subbing in for James Beim), was clearly divided in two parts: Dillon Bacon’s team dominated the first half, while Scone took off in the second, outscoring their contenders  8-5 and 9-7. Great Oaks scored three goals in the last chukka, but the damage was done, and Scone claimed a narrow 10-9 victory.


Next up, Vikings and Murus Sanctus fought hard over the first three chukkas, meaning that the match was tied at 6-all by half time. Murus Sanctus gained momentum in the fourth, with Marcos Araya and Alfredo Cappella scoring goals to give Corine Ricard’s foursome a 10-7 lead. However, Vikings reinforced their attack and put pressure on Murus Sanctus until they closed the gap down to just one goal with one chukka left to play. In the last chukka, Vikings held Murus Sanctus back and Juan Martín Zubía scored two crucial goals to secure the 12-10 win for the Norwegian team.




Scone: Poroto Cambiaso 8 (7 goals), Guillermo Terrera 7 (2), Rosendo Torreguitar 4, Kian Hall 3 (1). Total: 22.

Great Oaks Les Lions: Dillon Bacon 0 (1 gaol), Cruz Heguy 4 (3), Miguel del Carril 6* (2), Juan Martín Nero 10 (3). Total: 22.

*Subbed in for James Beim.

Score Scone: 0-1, 1-3, 3-5, 8-5, 10-7, 10-9.

Umpires: Ben Turner & Howard Smith.

Third man: Peter Wright.

BPP UK: Clon Sage (Show Me x Ballet), owned by La Dolfina, bred by Doña Sofíaand, and ridden by Poroto Cambiaso.



Vikings: Noah Hyne 0, Mark Tomlinson 6 (2 goals), Juan Martín Zubía 8 (7), Diego Cavanagh 8 (3). Total: 22.

Murus Sanctus:Corinne Ricard 0, Facundo Sola 8 (4 goals), Marcos Araya 6 (6), Alfredo Cappella 8 (1). Total: 22.

Score Vikings: 2-3, 5-6, 6-6, 10-7, 10-11, 12-11.

Umpires: Tim Bown & Julian Appleby.

Third man: Jason Dixon.

BPP UK: MZ Cocinera (Open Abelino x Gete Pinga), owned, bred and ridden by Juan Martín Zubía.


The Queen’s Cup will resume on Friday May 20, with the following order of play:

12:30pm: Dubai vs. Thai Polo (Coworth Park, ground 1).

3:30pm: La Magdeleine vs. Clinova (Cancha 3).


The final of the Queen’s Cup is set to be played on Sunday, June 12.  


The Queen’s Cup – Teams & Fixture



Scone vs. Great Oaks Les Lions

Vikings vs. Murus Sanctus