Polo Times Magazine Subscribe to Polo Times Home
HomeNewsTournamentsClassifiedsAbout usSubscribeContact

Mon 20th Aug 2018

47th Polo International Update

Silver Cup titles for Ayala & La Esperanza

Sotoisolas, Brunei and La Esperanza used a penalty shootout to decide which team would take the remaining place in The 1892 Isolas Silver Cup Final. La Esperanza were the most successful team and faced Águilas in the Final on Thursday 16 August. La Esperanza’s luck continued into the Final as they secured the title with a narrow, but conclusive 9-8 win over Águilas. In the Subsidiary Final, Sotoisla defeated Brunei 6½-6. The Low Goal Gold Cup began on Saturday 18 August with five 6 goal teams taking part. Brunei kicked off the action with a 12-11 win over Sotoisola swiftly followed by La Isla securing a 7-6 victory over Águilas. The Gold Cup matches continue today with Águilas vs Sotoisola and La Esperanza vs Brunei. The Semi Finals are scheduled for Thursday 30 August with the Finals set to be played on Saturday 1 September.

On Friday 17 August The Appletiser Silver Cup Medium Goal Final came to an end at Santa María Polo Club, Sotogrande. Ayala had stormed their way to the Final with a 15-9 win over Golden Goose in the Semi Finals, whilst Sainte Mesme had a much tougher journey to the Final with an eight chukka Semi Final against Brunei. In the end, Sainte Mesme managed to secure the win with a Final score of 15-14, and with it a place in Friday’s Final. On the day, it was Ayala who claimed a 16-10 victory over Sainte Mesme to secure The Appletiser Silver Cup. In the Subsidiary Final, Cotton House defeated Jolly Roger 11-8.
Yesterday, Sunday 19 August The Medium Goal Gold cup began in Sotogrande with seven 14 goal teams competing for a spot in the Final on Saturday 1 September.
The High Goal Gold Cup kicked off on Monday 13 August. This year’s tournament has just five 20 goal teams competing for a place in the Final on Friday 31 August. The action began with a 9-6 win for Dubai over Bardon on Monday, followed by a convincing 15-10 victory for La Indiana over Dos Lunas A&G Banca Privada on Tuesday. Wednesday’s action saw a great match between Silver Cup champions, Lechuza Caracas and Bronze Cup victors, Dubai Polo Team. The teams did not disappoint, and the crowds were treated to a high goal polo spectacle with end-to-end goals throughout the match. In the end it was Lechuza Caracas who secured the win with a 12-9 win. La Indiana secured a narrow 12-11 win over Bardon on Thursday 16 August. The action continued over the weekend with a 9-7 win for Bardon over Dos Lunas A&G Banca Privada, and La Indiana’s winning streak continued with another 12-11 victory, this time against Lechuza Caracas. Today sees a break in the action, with play resuming tomorrow between Dos Lunas A&G Banca Privada and Lechuza Caracas. On Wednesday 22 August, Dubai will face La Indiana; Thursday again sees a break in play with Dubai vs Dos Lunas A&G Banca Privada on Friday 24 August, followed by Bardon vs Lechuza Caracas on Saturday 25 August. These results will determine the teams who will take part in the Semi Finals on Tuesday 28 August.
1892 Isolas Silver Cup Low Goal Final Teams
La Esperanza (6): Fernando de la Infiesta (0), Daniel Gariador (2), Hernan Pieres (3) & Pascual Alvarez (1)
Aguilas (6): Daniel Entrecanales (0), Juan Torroba (2), Ezequiel Zubiaurre (4) & Richard Duke Buchen (0)
Appletiser Silver Cup Medium Goal Final Teams 
Ayala (14): Iñigo Zobel (0), Tomas Iriarte (4), Lucas James (7) & Santiago Gomez Romero (3)
Sainte Mesme (14): Sterling Giannico (3), Robert Ström (4), Clemente Zavaleta (7) & Rafael Cabezas (0)
Maserati Gold Cup High Goal Teams
Dubai (20): Camilo Castagnola (4), Bartolome Castagnola Jnr (6), Rashid Albwardi (2) & Alfredo Capella (8)
Bardon (20): Alejandro Muzzio (8), Andras Tombor (0), Matias Hector Machado (5) & Alejo Taranco (7)
Lechuza Caracas (20): Juan Martín Nero (10), David ‘Pelón’ Stirling (10), Victor Vargas (0) & James Mann (0)
La Indiana (20): Michael Bickford (1), Facundo Pieres (10), Santiago Laborde (6) & Santiago Gomez Romero (3)
Dos Lunas A&G (20): Sterling Giannico (3), Facundo Sola (8), Pascual Sainz de Vicuña (6) & Lucio Fernandez Ocampo (3)
Photograph: Ayala secured the Medium Goal Silver Cup Trophy in Sotogrande on Friday 17 August. Courtesy of Santa María Polo Club

Follow Polotimes on Twitter

Other top stories

Sun 16th Dec 2018
The 125th Argentine Open Final
La Dolfina to face Las Monjitas today

Fri 14th Dec 2018
Polo Times Out Next Week!
December 2018/January 2019 issue hails the new year

Thu 13th Dec 2018
HPA Visa Update
Non-EEA Grooms and Player update

Wed 12th Dec 2018
St. Regis World Snow Polo Championship Teams Announced
Snow polo season commences

Mon 10th Dec 2018
125th Argentine Open Semi Final
Las Monjitas defeat Ellerstina in surprise victory to secure Final spot

Fri 7th Dec 2018
HPA Announce Flannels England Squad
Windsor Polo Club International Test Match

Thu 6th Dec 2018
II Women’s Argentine Open Championships
The tournament commences

Wed 5th Dec 2018
2019 Gauntlet of Polo
16 teams announced

Tue 4th Dec 2018
The 125th Argentine Open Continues
Play still underway in Buenos Aires

Mon 3rd Dec 2018
HPA National Club Championships
Arena season under way at RCBPC

Fri 30th Nov 2018
Flannels England Lose Out to India
12th Manipur Polo International

Mon 26th Nov 2018
Women’s Arena Polo Series
The Ladies Nations Cup marks the series beginning

Fri 23rd Nov 2018
Inaugural Gauntlet of Polo Series
USPA announces launch of new series in February 2019

Thu 22nd Nov 2018
Women’s Arena Polo Series
The Ladies Nations Cup marks the series beginning

Tue 20th Nov 2018
Guards Polo Club Appoints New Chairman
Brian Stein announced as ninth Chairman

Mon 19th Nov 2018
The 125th Argentine Open Begins
Rain Delays Start

See all news in:

End of Polo Times news page

Advertiser information Contact us Subscribe Work for us All information is subject to copyright 2015


Latest Classified

Latest Classified

7.5t Renault Lorry Lovely drive (unrestricted), stalled for five plus tack area,...
 Get into Polo

Get started in polo

Information on how to get started in polo
 Destination of the Month

The global game

Holidays and breaks playing or following polo around the world

Online magazine

Login to read current and back issues of the magazine
 Find your nearest club

Club contacts

Find your nearest polo club
Cookies in Use