Some of polo’s biggest names will take to the polo fields at Guards Polo Club, Windsor Great Park, in the coming weeks to contest the Cartier Queen’s Cup. Ten teams have entered this year’s competition, which is sponsored by Cartier for the ninth year, including the World’s Number One Player Adolfo Cambiaso. He holds the record for the greatest number of wins in this tournament over the past six decades. This year he will be playing alongside his son for the first time in the appropriately named Next Generation team.
This year’s tournament is particularly significant in the history of polo as the coveted trophy will be celebrating its 60th anniversary in 2020. The Cup was a personal gift from HM The Queen to Guards Polo Club in 1960 and has been continuously played for since then. Some of the sport’s most influential players have added their name to the Cup, not least HRH The Prince of Wales in 1986.
Cartier has a long-standing tradition of supporting polo and is delighted to continue its involvement in the prestigious, high-goal Queen’s Cup tournament. Laurent Feniou, Managing Director of Cartier UK, said: “It will be incredible to see such powerful games played by some of the very best polo players in the world, during this year’s Cartier Queen’s Cup tournament, despite the unpredictable situation surrounding the 2020 event. I am inspired by the resilience and talent of these wonderful players capturing the true essence and spirit of the sport.”
The first matches are scheduled to be played on Tuesday 28 July and the final will be played at Guards Polo Club at 3.30pm on Sunday 23 August. All polo in the UK is currently being played behind closed doors but Guards Polo Club is ready to allow spectators as soon as the government relaxes the relevant Covid-19 regulations.
Les Lions/Great Oaks: Camilo Castagnola (7); Dillon Bacon (2); Bartolome Castagnola (7); Santiago Laborde (6).
MT Vikings: Siri Bazzoni (0); James Beim (7); Sebastian Merlos (8); Juan Martin Zubia (7).
Park Place Vaara: Zac Beim (1); Juan Britos (8); Hilario Ulloa (10); Will Harper (3).
Scone Polo: David Paradice (0); Oliver Cudmore (6); Nicolas Pieres (9); James Harper (7).
Thai Polo: Ned Hine (3); Michel del Carril (6); Jack Richardson (6); Tomas Beresford (6).
Monterosso Polo Team: Alessandro Bazzoni (1); Guillermo Terrera (7); Ignacio Toccalino (8); Jeronimo del Carril (6).
Next Generation: Jean-Francois Decaux (0); Adolfo Cambiaso Jnr (4); TBC (9); Adolfo Cambiaso (10).
Park Place: Andrey Borodin (0); Kian Hall (3); Gonzalo Pieres (9); Facundo Pieres (10).
Polo Stud Schockemöhle: Ekard Joules (0); Patrick Maleitzke (4); TBC (8); Jaime Huidobro (7).
Segavas: Luke Wiles (3); Mark Tomlinson (6); Joaquin Pittaluga (7); John Paul Clarkin (6).
The complete tournament is being streamed live via Guards-TV and is free to all members.