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THE WEEKLY BUZZ: COUNTDOWN TO GOLD CUP QUARTERFINALS

PoloChannel Staff | 07/11/18

 

Today’s triple-header will determine the four teams that will join Park Place, La Bamba de Areco, Valiente and El Remanso in the quarterfinals of the King Power Gold Cup for the British Championship 2018. The pairings for Wednesday’s mini-round of 16: Monterosso (record 1-2) v. Thai Polo 22 (0-3); La Indiana (2-1) v. Talandracas (1-2); and RH Polo (1-2) v. Polo Team (1-2).  

 

The quarterfinal games will be played this Saturday and Sunday. The semis are next Wednesday, July 18. The semifinals will take place July, and the final is set for Sunday, July 22.

 

Team rosters, results and schedule: http://cowdraypolo.co.uk/tournament/

 

Complete game videos may be viewed post-match at: http://cowdraypolo.co.uk/cowdray-tv/

 

 

GREENWICH IN FULL HIGH-GOAL SUMMER SWING

 

Meanwhile in the U.S., the past week brought a slew of 16- to 20-goal action at Greenwich Polo Club. The Silver Cup® started Sunday with four teams (Postage Stamp Farm, Huntsman, Faraway and Island House). In the opener Island House took a tight win over Faraway (8-7). Kris Kampsen was MVP. Best Paying Pony honors went to Rastrillo, played in the fourth chukker by Pedro Gutierrez, owned by Matias Magrini

 

Faraway did not enter the Monty Waterbury, but the other three teams from the Silver Cup did. The fourth team is White Birch Farm, who played their way into the final against Huntsman. The final will be held in August at a date to be announced.

 

Team rosters for both tournaments: https://www.greenwichpoloclub.com/tournamenents-teams-polo

 

 

 

2018 ARGENTINE SPRING SEASON DATES ANNOUNCED

 

You can start marking your calendar for this year’s Argentine Triple Crown—

but pencil it in because the dates announced are preliminary. Official dates will be finalized closer to the start of the season. As of now the 2018 Triple Crown dates are: Tortugas Open (September 25-October 6); Hurlingham Open (October 9-November 3); and Argentine Open (November 10-December 15).

 

Here is the AAP’s current list of all 2018 spring tournaments (low, medium and high goal), with dates, handicaps and locations: http://www.aapolo.com/uploads/TEMPORADA%20DE%20PRIMAVERA%202018.pdf

 

 

WOMEN’S INTERNATIONAL POLO NETWORK WINS INAUGURAL OPEN

 

Women polo players were en masse last week at Newport Polo Club in Rhode Island. Newport hosted the inaugural East Coast Open Women’s Polo Championships and the East Coast Handicap Women’s Polo Championship Sunny Hale Legacy WCT Qualifier tournaments. The tournaments took place over five days and drew a total of nine teams. Top players from across the country and several other nations  brought 150 polo ponies.

 

Four teams competed in the Open. In the final, 18-goal team Women’s International Polo Network (Cindy Halle, Dawn Jones, Alyson Poor and Anna Winslow) won the Sunny Hale Memorial Trophy 9-5 over Boston Avalon. Winslow was MVP. Five teams faced off in the handicap bracket. Twelve-goal team Heiades International (Minnie Keating, Hannah Stowe, Lizzie Girard and Izzy Parsons) defeated Boston Avalon 7-1 for the Anne Hutchinson Perpetual Trophy. Parsons was MVP.