An incredible Jaeger-LeCoultre Gold Cup final was played on 23rd July between last year’s champions, King Power Foxes with Facundo Pieres and his older brother Gonzalito Pieres who carried the day with a 13-8 win, and the El Remanso team of four British professionals who had captured the hearts of the local crowd through the British Open Tournament.
Wednesday win by King Power in the 1st match of the day against Habtoor, 10-7 and will play the finals of the 2017 Jaeger-LeCoultre Gold Cup for the British Open Championship at Cowdray park Polo Club.
In the second major upset of the 2017 Jaeger-LeCoultre Gold Cup quarterfinals, a dazzling display by Francisco Elizalde and a united team effort by Habtoor carried them past the 2017 Queens Cup championship RH Polo team Sunday afternoon at the Cowdray Park Polo Club.
A shuffled La Indiana lineup that had Pite Merlos replacing younger brother Agustin “Tincho” Merlos, came up short in British Open quarterfinal action against Sommelier Saturday afternoon at Cowdray Park Polo Club while El Remanso defeated Monterosso 12-9.
Two Wednesday matches in the 2017Jaeger-LeCoultre Gold Cup wrapped up the preliminary rounds of play and set the stage for the weekend’s quarterfinals. In Wednesday’s opening contest, El Remanso edged King Power Foxes, 9-8 while Habtoor battled their way to a decisive 12-9 win over La Bamba de Areco at the Cowdray Park Polo Club.
Golden goals by Rodrigo Andrade and Fred Mannix carried RH Polo and Sommelier to wins over Talandracas 12-11 and Monterosso 10-9, respectively, Tuesday afternoon in British Open play at the Cowdray Park Polo Club.
On the strength of a 10-6 win over La Bamba de Areco Sunday afternoon in British Open play at the Cowdray Park Polo Club, improved their record to 3-1.
Fred Mannix got Sommelier on the scoreboard with the first goal of the day’s 2017 Jaeger-LeCoultre Gold Cup match at the Cowdray Park Polo Club, but that would be their last lead of the day. Goals from Tommy Beresford and Adolfo Cambiaso (on a well-executed nearside neck-shot) had RH Polo with the early 2-1 lead.