Dubai was proclaimed champion of the Maserati Bronze Cup of the 45th INDI International Polo Tournament at Santa María Polo Club in Sotogrande after defeating Lechuza Caracas in the finals by 11-7.

The team formed by the Emirati patron Rashid Albwardy (2), Uruguayans Santiago Stirling (4) and Alejo Taranco (6), and Argentine Adolfo Cambiaso (10), dominated the match from the start and took home the trophy.

Dubai’s line-up played a very good first half of the game, taking the lead with a great difference (that got to be up to five goals on several chukkas), and Lechuza Caracas was not able to pull through.

Adolfo Cambiaso, with six goals was the top scorer of the game and the MVP, while Julián de Lusarreta (6) was the top scorer for Lechuza Caracas with 5 goals.

Both Adolfo Cambiaso and Juan Martín Nero (10) played in the finals two mares that played the Argentine Open, the most important tournament in the world. Cambiaso played with Dolfina Nut in the first chukka, Dolfina Primicia in the second one, and Dolfina Bailantera on the sixth, while Nero played with Anay Sur Upa, Guitarra, and Vedet.

Santiago Stirling, Dubai Polo Team: “Luckily we managed to win to a very tough opponent as is Lechuza Caracas. After being out of the Finals of the Silver Cup by penalty shootouts, luckily today we were able to win and playing well. This victory gives us confidence to be able to face with full strength the Gold Cup, that’s the most important for us. Undoubtedly there are always issues to fix, we liked how we worked as a team today, we are happy about it and we hope to keep it up to be able to start the Gold Cup with the right foot.”

Today at 18.30 the grand final of the Casa de Campo Silver Cup will take place. Brunei and Ayala Polo Team will meet on the Los Pinos Field 3, for a match that promises lots of emotions and great polo. Three players with the best handicap, 10, will be on the pitch. With Brunei, the players from La Dolfina, Pablo Mac Donough and David Stirling Jr. and with Ayala Polo Team, Ellerstina’s player, Facundo Pieres.

Aerolíneas Argentinas Silver Cup (Medium Goal)
Brunei and Seven Sevens will be the protagonists of the finals of the Aerolineas Argentinas Silver Cup in the medium goal category after winning today their respective semifinals. Brunei defeated Sainte Mesme on a great match by 9-8 with a goal in the last seconds by Facundo Fernández Llorente, while Seven Sevens had it easier by defeating Golden Goose Deluxe Brand with a wide difference, 13-6. Brunei and Seven Sevens will meet next Saturday at 19.00 at the Los Pinos Field 4. For the Bronze Cup, Kazak and GSA will meet after defeating Royal Salute (11-7) and Twenty/20 (8-6) respectively in the semifinals played on the Rio fields of Santa María Polo Club.

Teams (High Goal):
Dubai Polo Team (22)
Rashid Albwardi (2)
Adolfo Cambiaso (10)
Alejo Ortiz de Taranco (6)
Santiago Stirling (4)

Brunei (22)
Pablo Mac Donough (10)
Bahar Jeffrey (1)
David Stirling (10)
Josh Cork (1)

Lechuza Caracas (22)
Víctor Vargas (1)
Julián de Lusarreta (6)
Juan Martín Nero (10)
Juan Jauretche (5)

Ayala Polo Team (22)
Íñigo Zobel (0)
Jack Hide (3)
Facundo Pieres (10)
Nicolás Pieres (9)

Dos Lunas – A&G Banca Privada (22)
Hugo Lewis (2)
Pascual Sáinz de Vicuña (6)
Lucas James (7)
Juan Agustín García Grossi (7)


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