Some of the biggest names currently playing in the English polo season are through to the last eight of the 2018 OUT-SOURCING Royal Windsor Cup competition. The current holders, Park Place are still in the hunt to defend their title with a quarter-final contest against Ludovic Pailloncy's HB Glebe Farm. ,La Dolfina, featuring the impressive partnership of the World’s Number One Adolfo Cambiaso and his 13-year-old son Adolfo Jnr, but known to all in the polo world as Poroto, have a crucial tie against Andrew Dechet's Kildare.
King Power, absent from the high-goal this year, are focusing on the 15-goal and find themselves up against Max Kirchhof's Armis Snake Bite. Meanwhile the McCarthys' Emlor team, fresh from winning the Cartier Trophy on Queen's Cup Finals Day, play Kassem Shafi's Shalimar in another competitive game.
These top eight squads won through from an impressive starting 23, all wanting to win Guards Polo Club's oldest trophy, historically presented by HM The Queen. Whoever comes out best this year will be joining an impressive alumni – including HRH Prince Philip The Duke of Edinburgh and HRH The Prince of Wales – while HM The Queen historically attends finals day – Sunday 24 June – to present the Royal Windsor Cup to the winning team.
In addition to some great sport on the field of play, this is also first year of support from the tournament’s title sponsor, OUT-SOURCING Inc! This firm is one of Japan’s leading multinational corporations, but this tournament is its first foray into the world of polo. However, OUT-SOURCING Inc's generous sponsorship ensures that Guards Polo Club not only delivers three weeks of premier polo, but will help create an amazing final. historically attended by HM The Queen, which is not only fitting to such an historic competition but ensures a memorable day for both players and spectators.
David M. Matsumoto of DMM Holdings, who signed the contract on OUT-SOURCING Inc’s behalf, said at the time: “This is an exciting time for OUT-SOURCING Inc, which aims to direct its expertise, creativity and innovative solutions to meet rapid changes in the business environment, so contributing to a brighter, prosperous society. Our aim for The OUT-SOURCING Inc Royal Windsor Cup is to introduce the company’s activities to the United Kingdom, Europe and the world in an appropriately, high-profile way.”
Non-members of Guards Polo Club can purchase tickets for the coveted members’ area for finals day for just £20. For more information please call the Ticket Office on 01784 221 090 or email [email protected]