Eight teams go through to Queenâ€™s Cup quarter-finals
By Herbert Spencer
The qualifying league matches for the 22-goal Harcourt Developments Queenâ€™s Cup finished on Monday with eight teams going through to play in the quarter-finals starting Saturday 4 June.
Only one of Mondayâ€™s matches was a decider for the quarter-finals. Both Lyndon Leaâ€™s Zacara and Alfio Marchiniâ€™s Loro Piana had won one and lost one in League 4. Loro Piana won the match 8-5, but Zacara went through on goal differences, joining Joachim Gottschalkâ€™s Les Lions from that league.
In the dayâ€™s other league matches, Emlor beat Piaget 11-8, Sumaya defeated El Remanso 11-7, and Mansour Jaeger LeCoultre downed Arvali 9-6.
From League 1, Jerome Wirthâ€™s Enigma goes through to the quarter-finals with a 3-0 win/loss record, joined by Prince Bahar Jefriâ€™s Richard Mille, 2-1, on goal differences. In League 2, Jean-FranÃ§ois Decauxâ€™s La Bamba de Areco goes through with a 3-0 count, together with Adrian Kirbyâ€™s 1870, 2-1, on goals. Edouard Carmignacâ€™s Talandracas with a 3-0 record and Ali Albwardyâ€™s Dubai, 2-1, on goals qualify from League 3.
The other 8 of the 16 teams in the Queenâ€™s Cup now go on to play for The Prince of Wales Trophy at the Royal County of Berkshire Polo Club starting 4 June.