Tomorrow the semi-finals of the 42nd edition of the Torneo Internacional Land Rover de Polo start at the Santa María Polo Club in Sotogrande. Yesterday the last semi-finalists of the high goal Copa de Oro Hublot emerged from the penalty shootout between Ayala, UAE Polo Team and HB Polo Team. Winners were Sheika Maitha (0), Sebastian Merlos (+9), Lucas Monteverde (+10) and Santiago Stirling (+3) of UAE Polo Team and Ludovic Pailloncy (+2), Sebastien Pailloncy (+3), Ignacio Toccalino (+8) and Juan Ignacio Merlos (+9) of HB Polo Team. They converted the highest amount of penalties and by this joined Dubai Polo Team with Rashid Albawardy (+2), Martin Valent (+5), Adolfo Cambiaso (+10) and Patricio Cieza (+5) as well as Ellerston with Ali Patterson (+2), John Williams (0), Gonzalo Pieres (+10) and Facundo Pieres (+10) in the semi-final. The Dubai Polo Team and Ellerston had already qualified for the semi-finals on Sunday and Monday. Tomorrow, UAE Polo Team will meet Dubai Polo Team with world-class player Adolfo Cambiaso, while HB Polo Team encounters Ellerston with the Pieres brothers Facundo and Gonzalo.

The semi-finalists of the medium goal Copa de Oro Valecuatro emerged yesterday as well. Cheval de Andes / Esperanza won against La Indiana by 11-7, Woodchester narrowly defeated Bardon Polo Team by 11-10, Equus also narrowly won against Costa Rica by 12-11 and Sapphire / Bayswater London Gin defeated Saint Mesme by 9-7. In the semi-finals, which will be held on Friday, August 30th, Cheval de Andes / Esperanza encounters Woodchester and Equus meets Sapphire / Bayswater London Gin.

In tomorrow’s semi-finals of the low goal Copa de Oro Makarthy Los Dragones will meet Windmill Farm and Silex will encounter Mahra Polo Team.

The Torneo Internacional Land Rover de Polo is one of the most important tournaments of Spain’s polo season in Sotogrande. 32 teams participate in the 42nd edition of the competition, a record in the history of the prestigious tournament. The final matches for the Copa de Oro will be held on August 31st and September 1st.


The teams:
League handicap +22
UAE Polo Team (+22)
HRH. Sheika Maitha (0)
Sebastian Merlos (+9)
Lucas Monteverde (+10)
Santiago Stirling (+3)

Ellerston (+22)
Ali Patterson (+2)
John Williams (0)
Gonzalo Pieres (+10)
Facundo Pieres (+10)

Ayala (+22)
Iñigo Zobel (+1)
Guillermo Willington (+7)
Pablo Mac Donough (+10)
Juan Jauretche (+4)

HB Polo Team (+22)
Ludovic Pailloncy (+2)
Sebastien Pailloncy (+3)
Ignacio Toccalino (+8)
Juan Ignacio Merlos (+9)

El Rosario (+22)
Alejandro Peñafiel (0)
Valerio Zubiaurre (+7)
Milo Fernandez Araujo (+8)
Salvador Ulloa (+7)

Scapa (+22)
Michael Redding (+1)
Jack Richardson (+4)
Eduardo Novillo Astrada (+9)
Marco Di Paola (+8)

Dubai Polo Team (+22)
Rashid Albawardy (+2)
Martin Valent (+5)
Adolfo Cambiaso (+10)
Patricio Cieza (+5)

Halcyon Gallery (+22)
Charlie Hanbury (+5)
Max Routledge (+5)
Guillermo Terrera (+7)
Jota Chavanne (+5)

Royal Salute (+22)
Petrus Fernandini (0)
Alejandro Muzzio (+8)
Jaime Gargía Huidobro (+8)
Malcolm Borwick (+6)

Dos Lunas-Hola (+22)
Pascual Sainz de Vicuña (+6)
Jason Warren (+1)
Diego Cavanagh (+7)
Tomás Garcia del Rio (+8)

League handicap +10 to +12
Saphire / Bayswater London Gin (+12)
Pablo Mora (+1)
Lawrence Isola (+1)
Tomás F. LLorente jr. (+5)
Horacio F. Llorente jr. (+5)

Santa Quiteria / John Smith (+12)
Gabriel Aguierre (+1)
Gonzalo Entrecanales (+2)
Ricky Trujillo (+3)
Pedro Soria (+6)

Cheval des Andes / Esperanza (+12)
Kevin Korst (+2)
Ian Galliene (0)
Cristian Bernal (+5)
Santiago Laborde (+5)

UAE Polo Team (+12)
Carla Álvarez (0)
Santiago Stirling (+3)
Julio Ruggeri (+4)
Martin Valent (+5)

Bardon Polo Team (+12)
Andras Tambor (0)
Rashid Albwardy (+2)
Matias Machado (+4)
Facundo Castagnola (+6)

FTC (+12)
Roger Carlsson (0)
Mario Gomez (+4)
Ignacio Gonzalez (+6)
José Puebla (+2)

Woodchester (+12)
Craig McKinney (+1)
Edward Banner-Eve (0)
Guillermo Cuitiño (+6)
Silvestre Garros (+5)

Equus (+12)
Peter Silling (0)
Juan Britos (+4)
James Beim (+7)
Tommi Beresford (+1)

Silex (+12)
Richard Fagan (+1)
Yago Espinosa (+2)
Edwin Morris Lowe (+2)
Juan José Brane (+7)

Dr. “A” (+12)
Abbar Abdelrahman (0)
Maximiliano Malacalza (+4)
Alejo Taranco (+6)
Jaime Serra (+2)

Kaptive Leones (+11)
Petrus Fernandini (0)
Luis Domecq (+2)
Martin Iturraspe (+6)
Ignacio Domecq (+3)

Costa Rica (+12)
Philip de Groot (0)
Felipe Gomez (+1)
Tomás Garbarini (+4)
Gonzalo von Werniche (+7)

Valdeparras (+12)
Jaime Espinosa de los Monteros (+1)
Kaveh Atrak (+1)
Diogo Gallego (+4)
Santiago Cernadas (+6)

La Indiana (+12)
Michael Bickford (+1)
Freddy Horne (+2)
Mat Perry (+3)
Marcos Aaraya (+6)

Saint Mesme (+12)
Birger Strom (+1)
Robert Strom (+3)
Corentin Lepape (+2)
Clemente Zavaleta (+6)

Marques de Riscal (+12)
Alejandro Aznar (+2)
Luis Aznar (0)
Miguel Amieva (+4)
Gerardo Mazzini (+6)

League handicap +6
Silex (+6)
Richard Fagan (+1)
Edwin Morris Lowe (+2)
Santiago Torreguitar (+3)
Martin Stegemann (0)

Los Dragones (+6)
Andrew Nulty (0)
Carlos Piñal (+1)
Diogo Gallego (+4)
Mariano Iturrioz (+1)

Widmill Farm (+6)
Paul Knights (0)
Pepe Simo (+1)
Mario Gomez (+4)
Luciano Irazabal (+1)

Shakib Polo (+6)
Kaveh Shakib (0)
Joanna Mobley (0)
Juani González Otharan (+2)
Tiago Gallego (+4)

Costa Rica Polo Team (+6)
Miguel Gomez (0)
Nick Johnson (+2)
H. Pieres (+4)
Steve Rose (0)

La Indiana (+6)
Bickford (0)
TBA (0)
Jamie Morrison (+4)
TBA (+2)