Scapa and Dos Lunas to face off in subsidiary final
By Alex Webbe
The semifinals of the subsidiary of the 2013 Hublot high-goal Gold Cup took place this
afternoon at Spain’s Santa Maria Polo Club with Dos Lunas (A Sainzde Vicuna, Jason
Warren, Diego Cavanagh and Tomas Garcia Del Rio) needing an overtime chukker to
down Royal Salute Whiskey (Petrus Fernandini, Alejandro Muzzio, Jaime Huidobro and
Malcolm Borwick) 8-7 while Scapa (Michael Redding, Jack Richardson, Eduardo Novillo
Astrada and Marcos De Paola) registered a 10-8 win over Ayala (Inigo Zobel, Guillermo
Willington, Pablo MacDonough and Juan Jauretche).
Both Dos Lunas and Scapa evened their records at 2-2, and earned the right to face
one another in the tournament semifinals Saturday afternoon at 5PM. The Gold Cup
subsidiary final will give one of the two teams a winning record in tournament play.
HB Polo had scored Gold Cup wins over Scapa (10-7) and Halcyon Gallery (9-8) while
losing to Dubai (11-9) in Sunday action; UAE downed Dos Lunas (12-11) and Royal
Salute (11-10), suffering their loss to Ellerston (11-10 in overtime); and Ayala racked up
wins over Royal Salute (16-14) and Dos Lunas (17-10) while falling to Ellerston 15-11.
Both Dubai and Ellerston will be looking for their second high-goal championships with
the season opening Bronze Cup going to Dubai and Ellerston taking the Silver Cup
(Ellerston didn’t compete in Bronze Cup play). The remaining two semifinalists will be
looking for their first titles of the season.