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Cartier Queen's Cup Day 15 5th June 2024

Black Bears 16 – 7 Shoreline Polo Team

La Magdeleine 10 – 7 UAE Polo Team

Talandracas 12 – 11 Cibao La Pampa

Today 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 quarter-finals as they were on two wins in Group One. Thanks to a strong win over Shoreline, who were fielding Segundo Darritchon in place of Hugo Taylor -  they head to the quarter-finals in third place.

Next up was a friendly game featuring La Magdeleine and the UAE Polo Team. Both of these teams knew their Queen’s Cup campaigns were over. Both squads 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 game was that it was played successfully on Ground 6 – one of Guards Polo Club’s newest grounds.

So 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.

Images copyright Pablo Ramirez


Next games –  Cartier Queen’s Cup Quarter-Finals

Saturday 8 June

12noon              Dubai v King Power

3pm                    La Dolfina Scone v La Dolfina Great Oaks. The winner of this game will receive the Platinum Jubilee Trophy

Sunday 9 June

12noon              Talandracas v Desert Palm Polo Club

3pm                    Black Bears v Cibao La Pampa. The winner of this match will receive the Gerard Leigh Cup



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