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Tue 28th Aug 2018

Sotogrande Semi Finals Set

Action continues across low, medium and high goal at Santa María Polo Club

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.

Monday 20 August saw a break in the action, with play resuming on Tuesday 21 August between Dos Lunas A&G Banca Privada and Lechuza Caracas which saw Lechuza Caracas secure a 11-9 win. The following day, Wednesday 22 August, saw La Indiana clinch a 12-11 victory over Dubai. The action continued on Friday 24 August with Dubai reasserting their dominance and securing their place in the Semi Finals with a 18-11 win against Dos Lunas A&G Banca Privada. Unfortunately for Dos Lunas A&G Banca Privada, the tournament had not proved favourable with the team unable to secure a win throughout the qualifying stages, and this convincing defeat at the hands of Dubai signals the end of their High Goal Gold Cup run. On Saturday 25 August, Lechuza Caracas secured their third win of the qualifying stages with a 6-4 win against Bardon. These results have meant that today, Tuesday 28 August, the Semi Finals will be played between Lechuza Caracas vs Dubai (4.50pm local time) and La Indiana vs Bardon (6.40pm local time). All four teams will be aiming for a spot in The High Goal Gold Cup Final on Friday 31 August, which this year will be presented by model and Maserati ambassador Nieves Álvarez.
On Sunday 19 August The Medium Goal Gold Cup began in Sotogrande with seven 14 goal teams competing for a spot in the Final scheduled to be played Saturday 1 September. The seven teams have been striving to succeed through the qualifying stages and the competition has been as fierce as always. Following the results of the qualifying rounds, the Semi Finalists for tomorrow’s matches have been decided. First up to face the Semi Final thrill will be Ayala vs Royal Salute (5pm local time); so far in the tournament Ayala have managed two wins compared to Royal Salute’s single win. The second Semi Final will see Sainte Mesme vs MB Polo at 6.30pm (local time), both teams have two wins under their belts so far in the tournament, so it will be interesting to see which team manages to pass through to the Final on Saturday 1 September.
This year sees just five teams competing in the Low Goal Gold Cup at Santa María Polo Club, with the selection of British players seen in previous years not included in the team line-ups. However, the competition has, as always, been tough, with a flurry of matches played throughout the qualifying stages to decide the Semi Finals which are scheduled to be played on Thursday 30 August. 
Brunei kicked off the tournament on 18 August with a 12-11 win against Silver Cup Subsidiary Final rivals Sotisla, followed by a 7-6 by La Isla over Silver Cup finalists Aguilas. Monday 20 August saw Aguilas’ luck continue to fail them with another loss, this time to Sotoisla, whilst Brunei once again asserted their dominance with a 8-6 win against Silver Cup victors, la Esperanza. After a break in play, the action continued on Wednesday 23 August with Silver Cup Final rivals La Esperanza and Aguilas facing each other. This match saw a reverse of the Silver Cup Final result, with Aguilas managing to secure a 10-8 win. Meanwhile, Sotoisla secured an 11-8 defeat of La Isla. La Esperanza and Brunei secured wins on Saturday 25 August, and yesterday the action continued with La Esperanza defeating Sotoisla 15-12 and Brunei defeating La Isla 10-9. The Semi Finals are scheduled for Thursday 30 August with the Finals set to be played on Saturday 1 September.
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)
Medium Goal Gold Cup Teams
Cotton House (14): José Trenor (2), Pelayo Berazadi (5), Kevin Korst (1) & Martin Iturraspe (6)
Golden Goose (14): Martin Aguerre (6), Ian Gallienne (1), Gaetan Charloux (2) & Cristian Bernal (5)
Ayala (14): Iñigo Zobel (0), Tomas Iriarte (4), Lucas James (7) & Santiago Gomez Romero (3)
Royal Salute (13): Malcolm Borwick (6), George Meyrick (6), James Crosley (1), Gregory Touret (0)
MB Polo (14): Rosendo Torreguitar (2), Pablo MacDonough (10), Matias Gonzalez (2) & HRH Prince Mateen Bolkiah (0)
Sainte Mesme (14): Sterling Giannico (3), Robert Ström (4), Clemente Zavaleta (7) & Rafael Cabezas (0)
Marques de Riscal (13): Luis Aznar (1), Pedro Soria (5), Santiago Cernadas (6) & Alejandro Aznar (1)
Low Goal Gold Cup Teams
La Esperanza (6): Fernando de la Infiesta (0), Daniel Gariador (2), Hernan Pieres (3) & Pascual Alvarez (1)
Aguilas (6): Juan Torroba (2), Ezequiel Zubiaurre (4), Richard Duke Buchen (0) & Cristobal Mendez de Vigo (0)
Brunei (6): Facundo Fernandez Llorente (6), Princess Azimah (0), Huzaimi Mahari (0) & Farid Abdullah (0)
La Isla (5): Gabriel Gomez (1), Laurent Desmas (0), Santiago Torreguitar (3) & Pedro Beca (1)
Sotoisola (6): Diogo Gallego (5), Carlos Piñal (1), Alina Kastner (-1), Lawrence Isola (1)
Photograph: Dubai secured their place in The High Goal Gold Cup Semi Finals following a convincing win against Dos Lunas A&G Banca Privada. Courtesy of Santa María Polo Club

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