The Empire Polo Club of Coachella Valley, Ellerstina Polo Club, Polo Club de Chantilly and Evviva Polo St. Moritz were the first teams to reach the Quarterfinals of the 2022 POLO RIDER CUP in Group A & B.
Empire Polo Club of Coachella Valley bet Polo Park Zürich by 10-6 goals in the first match of the game.
Empire Polo Club had a strong start in the game, and at the end of the second chukker the American team was leading 0-5 goals, with a fantastic goal from Guillermo Li in the last seconds of the Chukker.
In the third chukker, Martin Joaquin scored the first goal for Polo Park Zurich, but two more goals from Empire Polo Club of Coachella Valley increased the gap by 1-7 goals at halftime.
Miguel Amieva scored the only two goals of the fourth chukker and shortened the gap, but the game ended with 4 goals difference in favour of Empire, 6-10 goals.
The tournament‘s closest and more intensive match was between Coronel Suárez Polo Club and Ellerstina Polo Club, where Ellerstina team took the victory by only one goal, 8-9 goals and secured a place in the quarterfinals.
Coronel Suárez Polo Club was leading the match at the end of the third game, 4-2 goals but an outstanding performance from Ellerstina in the fourth chukker scoring 3 goals, placed the team in front by 4-5 goals.
In the fifth chukker Salvador Jauretche scored an amazing goal from the side, increasing the gap again for Ellerstina Polo Club, but 2 goals from Edouard Pan and Ignacio Badiola returned again the lead to Coronel Suárez by 7-6 goals
Badiola scored at the start of the sixth chukker but another great comeback from Ellerstina with goals from Jauretche and Chavane gave the victory to Ellerstina by 8-9 goals.
The third match of the day saw a dramatic end victory of Polo Club de Chantilly against Berlin Polo with a final result of 5 ½ to 5 goals.
Polo Club de Chantilly was in front of the score during all the chukkers with a slight gap difference. In the fifth chukker Kutlay Yaprak kutlay from the field narrowed the gap from 4 ½ to 4.
Valentin Novillo Astrada scored a penalty fault that put Berlin in front of the game for the first time in the sixth chukker, but Julien Reynes from the field striked the victory goal,
The closing game of the day between Las Brisas Polo Club of Chicago and Evviva Polo St. Moritz ended with the victory of the Evviva Polo St. Moritz and the final score was 7-15 goals.
In the first half of the game, the match was balanced, with a result of 6 – 8 goals but after the fourth chukker, an unstoppable Evviva Polo St. Moritz with Ignacio Kennedy and Martin Aguerre led the Swiss team to the quarterfinals.
POLO RIDER CUP – DAY 4:
POLO PARK ZÜRICH 6 – 10 EMPIRE POLO CLUB OF COACHELLA VALLEY
Score progression: 0-3 / 0-5 / 1-7 / 3-7 / 5-9 / 6-10
Polo Park Zürich: Richard Harris 1 (0 goals), Segundo Copello 1 (1 goal), Miguel Amieva 3 (4 goals), Martin Joaquin 1 (5 goals). Total HC: 12
Empire Polo Club of Coachella Valley: Cément Smith 2 (0 goals), Guillermo Li 2 (4 goals), Tito Ruiz Guinazu 5 (7 goals) Derek Smith (1 goal). Total HC: 12
Umpires: G.Lucero, G.Villanueva // S.Anca
CORONEL SUAREZ POLO CLUB 8 – 9 ELLERSTINA POLO CLUB
Score progression: 2-1 / 3-1 / 4-2 / 4-5 / 7-5 / 8-9
Coronel Suárez Polo Club: Ilan Bossard (0 goal), Misha Rodzianko 1 (2 goals), Ignacio Badiola 5 (5 goals) Edouard Pan 2 (5 goals). Total HC: 12
Ellerstina Polo Club: Sam Sztarkman 3 (2 goals), Salvador Jauretche 4 (4 goals), Juan Pedro Chavanne 2 (5 goals) Alex Sztarkman (1 goal). Total HC: 12
Umpires: R.Silva, S.Anca // G.Lucero
POLO CLUB DE CHANTILLY 5 ½ – 5 BERLIN POLO
Score progression: 1 ½ – 0 / 1 ½ – 0 / 2 ½ – 2 / 4 ½ – 3 / 4 ½ – 4 / 5 ½ – 5
Polo Club de Chantilly: Jean-Claude Le Grand (0 goal), Dorian Bulteau (3 goals), Louis Jarrige 3 (4 goals), Julien Reynes 2 (4 goals). Total HC: 11
Berlin Polo: Kutlay Yaprak 1 (0 goal), Max Bosch (3 goals), Valentin Novillo Astrada 4 (6 goals), Moritz Gädeke (3 goals). Total HC: 12
Umpires: R.Silva, G.Lucero // G.Villanueva
LAS BRISAS POLO CLUB OF CHICAGO 8 – 13 EVVIVA POLO ST. MORITZ
Score progression: 1 -1/ 4-3 / 5-6 / 7-13 / 8-15
Las Brisas Polo Club of Chicago: Larry Aschebrook (0 goal), Jaime Serra (2 goals), Juan Martin Obregon 4 (6 goals), Mariano Gutierrez 4 (4 goals). Total HC: 12
Evviva Polo St Moritz: Robert Kofler (0 goal), Ignacio Kennedy 6 (5 goals), Martin Aguerre H 9 (7 goals) Tommy Rinderknecht (0 goals). Total HC: 12
Umpires: G.Villanueva, H.Iturraspe // R.Silva
The POLO RIDER CUP continues on Sunday, June 12
02:00 pm Araucaria Polo Club vs Deauville International Polo Club
05:00 pm BP Polo Malaysia vs Hamburger Polo Club