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Mon 12th Apr 2021

US Open Championships

La Indiana, Park Place and Scone reach Quarter Finals

This weekend, Saturday 10 April and Sunday 11 April, saw three out of the four US Open Quarter Finals played at International Polo Club Palm Beach, with the fourth Quarter Final postponed after less than three minutes of action due to bad weather. 
Saturday 10 April saw two matches: La Indiana vs Coca Cola and Park Place vs Cessna. La Indiana’s determined defence meant that although they conceded a number of penalties, they were able to hold off Coca Cola and secure themselves a 15-10 victory, with Polito Pieres scoring an impressive 11 goals. The second Quarter Final of the day saw Park Place lead from the outset, while Cessna had a fight on their hands to overcome the substitution of an injured Ezequiel Martínez Ferrario in the third chukka (replaced by Felipe Vercellino) and in the end suffered a 13-10 defeat. 
On Sunday 11 April, Scone had a strong first half which allowed them to resist a second half push by Tonkawa and retain the advantage to secure their Semi Final spot with a 10-6 win; Scone demonstrated an organised defence and a complete team performance. 
These results mean that so far, La Indiana, Park Place and Scone have qualified for the Semi Finals on Wednesday 14 April, with the last Semi Final spot still to be decided in the fourth Quarter Final match which is still to be played. The Finals are currently scheduled for Sunday 18 April. 
US Open Quarter Final Teams:
Scone (22): David Paradice (0), Poroto Cambiaso (6), Peke Gonzalez (6) & Adolfo Cambiaso (10)
Tonkawa (22): Jeff Hildebrand (0), Lucas Escobar (3), Sapo Caset (10) & Fran Elizalde (9) 
Pilot (22): Curtis Pilot (0), Keko Magrini (2), Gonzalito Pieres (10) & Facundo Pieres (10) 
Aspen-Dutta Corp (21): Timmy Dutta (4), Lucas Díaz Alberdi (6), Gringo Colombres (8) & Stewart Armstrong (3) 
La Indiana (22): Nico Escobar (4), Jeff Hall (6), Polito Pieres (10) & Michael Bickford (2) 
Coca Cola (22): Gillian Johnston (1), Mackenzie Weisz (4), Nicolás Pieres (9), Julián de Lusarreta (8) 
Park Place (22): Andrey Borodin (0), Juan Britos (8), Hilario Ulloa (10) & Matt Coppola (4) 
Cessna (21): Camp Campbell (2), Felipe Vercellino (6) replaced Ezequiel Martínez Ferrario, Nino Obregón (7) & Jared Zenni (6) 
Photograph: La Indiana secured a 15-10 win against Coca Cola. By Alex Pacheo

Sat 10th Apr 2021

HRH The Duke of Edinburgh Passes Away

Founder of Guards Polo Club

HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh sadly passed away on Friday 9 April at Windsor Castle. Prince Philip had a huge enthusiasm for polo, forming the Windsor Park team, with their distinctive dark green shirts with red trim, and at his peak holding a 5 goal handicap. Prince Philip secured The Gold Cup at Cowdray Park Polo Club in 1957 and 1966 with Windsor Park and also took several other key titles in England including: The Royal Windsor, Cowdray Park Challenge, Smith-Ryland, Chairman’s Cup, Combermere Cup, Westbury Cup and Junior County Cup. Further afield, Prince Philip was a finalist in The Hurlingham Open in 1966. 
Such was his enthusiasm for polo, Prince Philip began in investigate the opportunity of creating a polo club closer to home (the journey from London to Cowdray Park in the days before motorways was an arduous event), and a former airfield in Windsor Great Park, with is flat surfaces, seemed like the perfect location – and so Guards Polo Club was founded in 1955 (known as the Household Brigade until 1969). As well as his impressive career playing polo, Prince Philip (alongside the late Lord Cowdray) was also instrumental in the revival of polo post-World War II and accepted the appointment of Patron of the Hurlingham Polo Association in 1952. Prince Philip’s playing career ended in 1971, but he could be regularly be seen watching matches from the sidelines at Guards Polo Club and he will be sorely missed by the polo community. A full obituary will be included in the next issue of Polo Times
Photograph: HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh has passed away. By ©www.imagesofpolo.com

Fri 9th Apr 2021

I Masters Femenino Final This Weekend

Third qualifying date today

On Wednesday 7 April, the second qualifying day for the inaugural I Masters Femenino took place at the Alfredo Lalor de Pilar headquarters with the following results:
Zone 1: Cuatro Vientos – Foreign Legion beat LD Polo Ranch – Amanara (received 3 ½ goals ahead), 6-5½
Zone 2: Thai Polo – Nearside beat La Varzea – Amadeus (received 7 ½ points), 13-9½ and
Los Sauces – Brubank GMO beat El Metejón 303 Polo Ranch (received 4½ goals) 11-10½
Today, Friday 9 April, sees the third and last qualifying date in Pilar, with Pilará – Why Not vs Four Winds – Foreign Legion, Thai Polo – Nearside vs Los Sauces – Brubank GMO and La Varzea – Amadeus vs El Metejón 303 Polo Ranch.
Similar to The Argentine Republic Cup, the tournament pits teams between 0 to 40 goals against one another, this year sees seven teams, from 14 to 26 goals, grouped into two zones, playing for their place in the Final on Sunday 11 April at the Campo Argentino de Polo in Palermo.
I Masters Femenino Teams:
Zone 1
Pilará – Why Not (26): Martina Díaz (1), Hana Grill (5), Hazel Jackson (10) & Lía Salvo (10)
Cuatro Vientos – Legión Extranjera (18): Jazmín Dupont (5), Esperanza Uranga (4), Azucena Uranga (5) & Elina Braun (4) 
LD Polo Ranch – Amanara (14): Juana Deramo (1), Olivia Zucchi (2), Verónica Magnasco (4) & Paola Martínez (7) 
Zone 2
Thai Polo – Nearside (23): Camila Rossi (5), Maitena Marré (6), Sol López Llames (7) & Sofía Lorenzo (5) 
Los Sauces – Brubank GMO (19): Francesca Moretti (3), Agustina Imaz (3), Milagros Sánchez (7) & Fátima Balzano (6) 
La Varzea – Amadeus (14): Celina Fernández Ocampo (3), Konstanze Kofler (3), Alexia Laprida (4) & Catalina Ayerza (4) 
El Metejón – 303 Polo Ranch (14): Luisa del Carril (3), Clara Martínez Ferrario (3), Mercedes Prario (4) & Ginevra D´Orazio (4) 
Photograph: Action from Day 2 of the inaugural I Masters Femenino. By Matías Callejo

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