Enigma, Richard Mille win in Queen’s Cup

Enigma, Richard Mille win in Queen’s Cup

By Herbert Spencer

Jerome Wirth’s Enigma squeezed past Spencer MacCarthy’s Emlor 9-8 Friday to secure a place in the quarter-finals of the 22-goal Harcourt Developments Queen’s Cup at Guards Polo Club.

Emlor were the only all-English team in the tournament, but have replaced Luke Tomlinson, sidelined with a leg injury, with Chilean José Donoso. MacCarthy’s side took an early 3-0 lead in the first chukka and were still ahead at halftime. 

In the sixth period, Enigma’s French patron Wirth scored an impressive goal to put his team 8-7 ahead, only to be answered by a penalty conversion by Emlor’s Nacho Gonzalez. The final bell tolled and it looked like the game would go into overtime.

Then in the last 30 seconds allowed at the end of a tied match, Enigma’s Matias MacDonough broke away and scored to give Enigma their third victory of the tournament.

In the day’s other match at Guards, Prince Bahar Jefri’s Richard Mille downed Stefano Marsaglia’s Piaget by 12 goals to 9. Richard Mille led by 5-4 at halftime, with two fine goals by patron Bahar in the third chukka. Then Piaget unluckily lost Magoo Laprida to a fall in the fourth chukka and Hilario Ulloa from the Zacara team substituted.  Richard Mille slowly increased their lead to win.