Team Scone Polo with the Cartier Queen’s Cup

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Scone Polo Lifts The Cartier Queen’s Cup On Debut

In their debut season playing British high goal, Scone Polo lifted one of the most prestigious Polo tournaments in the world

Established in the year 1960, The Queen’s Cup inaugural edition witnessed Queen Elizabeth II give out the Silver Cup for the first time. Since then the Queen has repeatedly attended the finals and regularly gives out the Silver Cup to the winners. Named after Queen Elizabeth II, the Queen’s Cup is held annually in May-June. The pearl in the British High Goal Season, the Cartier Queen’s Cup attracts the World’s Best Players and encapsulates the best of British Polo Season. Cartier has been associated with the Queen’s Cup for the past 35 years. HRH Prince Charles won the trophy in 1986. Polo legend Adolfo Cambiaso has won the Cup ten times.

In their debut season playing British high goal, Scone Polo lifted one of the most prestigious Polo tournaments in the world - The Cartier Queen’s trophy. Scone Polo 's David Paradice was backed up by British power duo James Harper and England team captain James Beim and Argentinian Nico Pieres - who have all previously played for Ellerston to grab a beautiful against Park Place by 9 goals to 5. The only new name on the roster this year, the four-man Scone team were awarded the coveted trophy by HM The Queen at the historical home of British Polo, Guards Polo Club in Windsor, England.

Image Credit - Pablo Ramirez

Scone Polo added their name to the Cartier Queen’s Cup in the debut season. David Paradice’s team delivered a strong performance on The Queen’s Ground at Guards Polo Club in the second half of this final. The popular Australian patron, David Paradice, not only received the coveted cup from HM The Queen and Laurent Feniou, Managing Director of Cartier UK but a huge cheer from the crowd too for delivering a wonderful performance throughout the season. Their opponents, Andrey Borodin’s Park Place, were runners-up for the second successive year. Park Place, the favourites to lift the trophy, started the game by smashing two goals in their favor. Park Place seemed to be in the driving seat in the first half but a commanding play by Paradice’s team ensured them the victory.

Image Credits - Pablo Ramirez

Scone Polo’s story through this year has been incredible and this final was no exception. Some great teamwork had put this team in the final and it won them the Cup too. Park Place struggled to counteract Scone Polo’s increasing confidence – failing to score at all in the fifth – and all of sudden, with just seven minutes left to play, this was Scone Polo’s game.