The last quarter final of the US Polo Open Championship, between Pilot and Aspen-Dutta Corp, resumed on Monday, April 12, at 4pm. The match was postponed on Sunday after 2m 50sec of play in the first chukka due to poor weather.
Pilot won the match 12-11 to qualify for the semifinals. The US Open Polo Championship, the most prestigious polo tournament in the United States, sees nine teams, up to 22-goals, compete. It’s worth noting that the 2020 edition was suspended due to the pandemic, meaning that Pilot are still the defending champions, having taken the title in 2019.
Title holders Pilot dominated the game from the second chukka onwards, reaching a commanding 11-6 lead in the fifith chukka. Aspen-Dutta Corp were able to make a strong comeback in the last, outscoring Pilot 5-1, but their efforts didn’t pay off. Pilot claimed the victory and advanced in the competition.
The semifinals of the US Open Championship will be played on Thursday, April 15:
11am: Pilot vs. Scone
4pm: La Indiana vs. Park Place
PILOT 12-11 ASPEN-DUTTA CORP (resumed at 2m 50seg in the first chukka)
Pilot: Curtis Pilot 0, Keko Magrini 2 (2 goals), Gonzalito Pieres 10 (4), Facundo Pieres 10 (6) . Total: 22.
Aspen-Dutta Corp: Timmy Dutta 4 (3 goals), Lucas Díaz Alberdi 6 (3), Gringo Colombres 8 (5), Stewart Armstrong 3. Total: 21.
Score Pilot: 0-1, 4-1, 5-3, 8-6, 11-6, 12-11.
Quarter finals #3, Sunday April 11
SCONE 10-6 TONKAWA
Scone: David Paradice 0, Poroto Cambiaso 6 (3 goals), Peke Gonzalez 6 (2), Adolfo Cambiaso 10 (5). Total: 22.
Tonkawa: Jeff Hildebrand 0, Lucas Escobar 3, Sapo Caset 10 (4 goals), Fran Elizalde 9 (2). Total: 22
Score Scone: 2-1, 3-2, 6-2, 7-5, 7-5, 10-6.
The final is due on Sunday, April 18.