Murus Sanctus La Magdeleine and UAE defeated Great Oaks Les Lions and Talandracas, respectively, in a new qualifying round of the Queen’s Cup on Friday, June 11. The tournament is hosted by Guards Polo Club, and sees fifteen teams, up to 22 goals, compete.
Murus Sanctus La Magdeleine defeated Great Oaks Les Lions at Les Lions in a very hard fought match. The game was tied 14-all by the end of the fifth, but Murus Sanctus La Magdeleine pushed back in the last chukka to claim a narrow 16-15 victory. Up next, UAE continued their winning streak, claiming an impressive 12-7 win over Talandracas at Guards Polo Club.
The final of the Queen’s Cup is scheduled for Sunday, June 27.
The Queen’s Cup – Friday’s summary:
MURUS SANCTUS LA MAGDELEINE 16-15 GREAT OAKS LES LIONS
Murus Sanctus La Magdeleine: Alexandre 0, Matt Perry 5 (1 goal), Guillermo Caset 9 (9), Facundo Sola 8 (6). Total: 22.
Great Oaks Les Lions: Guillermo Terrera 7 (4 goals), Dillon Bacon 2 (3), Bartolomé Castagnola Jr. 9 (5), Cruz Heguy 4 (3). Total: 22.
Score Murus Sanctus La Magdeleine: 4-1, 7-6, 8-9, 10-13, 14-14, 16-15.
Best Playing Pony UK: Irenita Verguenza, ridden by Facundo Sola.
UAE 12-7 TALANDRACAS
UAE: Cata Lavinia 0*, Tomás Panelo 6 (2 goals), Pablo Pieres 9 (4), Tomás Beresford 7 (6). Total: 22. (*Subs in for HH Sheikha Maitha).
Talandracas: Camilo Castagnola 8 (5 goals), Diego Cavanagh 8 (2), Felipe Dabas 6, Edouard Carmignac 0. Total: 22.
Score UAE: 2-2, 2-6, 7-3, 8-5, 10-12-7.
Best Playing Pony UK: JD Primera Dama, ridden by Tomás Beresford.
Umpires: Peter Wright & Julian Appleby.
Third Man: Jason Dixon.
The Queen’s Cup continues on Saturday, June 12:
12pm: Park Place vs. UAE II (Coworth Park 1)
3pm: King Power vs. Vikings (Guards, The Duke’s Ground)