Dubai looked like world beaters in the opening minutes of the final of the 2016 Carter Queens Cup at the Guards Polo Club Saturday afternoon, as they scored the first four goals of the game, riding out to an impressive 9-4 halftime lead, but La Indiana polo team rallied to make a game of it with Adolfo Cambiaso scoring the winning goal with less than 20 seconds in regulation play for the 12-11 victory.
Dubai crushed Zacara Wednesday afternoon in the first semifinal of the 2016 Cartier Queens Cup, 16-12, in a game that wasn’t as close as the score might indicate.
Zacara hasn’t had an easy time of it over the course of the 2016 Cartier Queens Cup although they won their first two games by identical 13-9 scores (RH Polo and Sifani).
King Power Foxes and Dubai quickly reminded everyone of exactly who last year’s finalists were in the Cartier Queens Cup by dispatching La Bamba de Areco and HB Polo in the opening quarterfinals of the tournament Saturday afternoon.
Mild upsets set the scene in the final three games of the knockout phase of the 2016 Cartier Queens Cup at the Guards Polo Club Wednesday afternoon setting the pairings for the tournament’s weekend quarterfinals.
Rain didn't appear to dampen the day for them as previously winless RH Polo kept close to Britannia-El Remanso close in the final chukkers of their Tuesday afternoon in the knockout phase of the Cartier Queen´s Cup match before upsetting them in a 10-9 nail-biter that sends them to the tournament quarterfinals.
Sunday’s games had La Bamba de Areco destroying Talandracas, 14-9 while Sifani upset Valiente 13-11.
King Power remained undefeated in Cartier Queens Cup play with an 11-9 win over Apes Hill Saturday afternoon and La Indiana gets the 2nd win after defeats HB Polo.