Scone defeated Tonkawa by 10 goals to 6 on Saturday, April 10, at International Polo Club Palm Beach, to qualify for the semifinals of the US Open Polo Championship, the most prestigious polo tournament played in the United States.
The tournament 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.
After a solid start from both teams, Scone were able to widen their advantage as of the third chukka. By half time, they had extended their lead to 6-2. Scone seized the reins and dominated their opponents by working as a team. Tonkawa were unable to change the course of the game, and Scone emerged victorious, assuring their place in the semifinals.
Later in the afternoon, Pilot and Aspen-Dutta Corp were only able to play less than three minutes in the first chukka, as poor weather conditions forced postponed the match.
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.
PILOT 0-0 ASPEN-DUTTA CORP (postponed due to rain at 2m50 in the first chukka)
Pilot: Curtis Pilot 0, Keko Magrini 2, Gonzalito Pieres 10, Facundo Pieres 10. Total: 22.
Aspen-Dutta Corp: Timmy Dutta 4, Lucas Díaz Alberdi 6, Gringo Colombres 8, Stewart Armstrong 3. Total: 21.
The quarter final between Pilot and Aspen-Dutta Corp will resume as soon as possible.
The final is due on Sunday, April 18.