Queen’s Cup – Day 15

Shoreline2Today saw the last of the league matches in the 2024 edition of the Cartier Queen’s Cup. There were wins for Black Bears, La Magdeleine and Talandracas. Black Bears had to win their game to guarantee a place in the weekend’s quarter-finals as they were on two wins in Group One. Thanks to a strong victory over Shoreline, who were fielding Segundo Darritchon in place of Hugo Taylor – ¬†Guy Schwazenbach’s team head to the quarter-finals by finishing in third place.

Chukka Breakdown:

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Score Progression:

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Game Statistics:

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Cartier Queens Cup UAE2Next up was a friendly game featuring La Magdeleine and the UAE Polo Team. Both teams knew their Queen’s Cup campaigns were over as they had registered one win and two losses, to Talandracas and Cibao La Pampa. So even though La Magdeleine won the match 10-7, it was to no avail. However the big news from this high-goal game was that it was played successfully on Ground 6 – one of Guards Polo Club’s newest grounds.

Chukka Breakdown:

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Score Progression:

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Game Statistics:

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Cibao La Pampa vs Talandracas Polo Team2So all eyes were on the last match of the day. Talandracas and Cibao La Pampa knew that they had qualified, it was just a matter of where they finished in the league. Talandracas won the match 12-11, giving them an unbeaten run to the quarter-finals. The only other team to have achieved that this year is Dubai. Talandracas’s victory today sets them up for a quarter-final clash with Desert Palm Polo Club on Sunday. Meanwhile, Cibao La Pampa will play in the final quarter-final of the weekend, against Black Bears.

Chukka Breakdown:

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Score Progression:

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Game Statistics:

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Photo credit – Pablo Ramirez