Spain’s Gold Cup entering final weekend

Gold Cup semifinals on Thursday; Scapa and Dos Lunas to face off insubsidiary final

By Alex Webbe

The semifinals of the subsidiary of the 2013 Hublothigh-goal Gold Cup took place this afternoon at Spain’s Santa Maria Polo Club withDos Lunas (A Sainzde Vicuna, Jason Warren, Diego Cavanagh and Tomas Garcia DelRio) needing an overtime chukker to down Royal Salute Whiskey (PetrusFernandini, Alejandro Muzzio, Jaime Huidobro and Malcolm Borwick) 8-7 while Scapa(Michael Redding, Jack Richardson, Eduardo Novillo Astrada and Marcos De Paola)registered a 10-8 win over Ayala (Inigo Zobel, Guillermo Willington, PabloMacDonough and Juan Jauretche).

Both Dos Lunas and Scapa evened their records at 2-2, andearned the right to face one another in the tournament semifinals Saturdayafternoon at 5PM.  The Gold Cup subsidiaryfinal will give one of the two teams a winning record in tournament play.

HB Polo had scored Gold Cup wins over Scapa (10-7) andHalcyon Gallery (9-8) while losing to Dubai (11-9) in Sunday action; UAE downedDos Lunas (12-11) and Royal Salute (11-10), suffering their loss to Ellerston(11-10 in overtime); and Ayala racked up wins over Royal Salute (16-14) and DosLunas (17-10) while falling to Ellerston 15-11.

Both Dubai and Ellerston will be looking for their secondhigh-goal championships with the season opening Bronze Cup going to Dubai andEllerston taking the Silver Cup (Ellerston didn’t compete in Bronze Cupplay).  The remaining two semifinalistswill be looking for their first titles of the season.