Team Ayala won today with the victory at the 46th International Polo Tournament organized by the Santa Maria Polo Club in the high handicap final of the Royal Bliss Bronze Cup against Brunei. Ayala Polo Team has established itself as the champion of the Bronze Cup Royal Bliss after winning in the final to Brunei Polo Team by 11 to 8, thus raising the first trophy of high handicap in the 46th International Polo Tournament, an entry event Free and free.
The formation of Iñigo Zobel, Mariano González (son), Santiago Laborde and Facundo Pieres has played a very good second half and in the last two chukkers has made the difference to a demanding rival who was making his debut at Santa Maria Polo Club.
The first half has been very disputed, with the two teams scoring goals on each occasion that presented themselves to score. In the fifth chukker, Ayala has begun to take off on the scoreboard and in the game to start building a win that has ended up being indisputable. Despite Brunei’s reaction to the sixth chukker, Iñigo Zobel’s team has managed to withstand the pressure to handle the advantage in their favor and close the match 11 to 8.
Iñigo Zobel said after the meeting that “it is always important to start winning. The match was played until half the time but we managed to make a good difference in the fifth chukker that allowed us to finally win the game, “while Mariano Gonzalez (son) has pointed out that” It is great to start the season by raising a cup, for The team, the organization and the confidence to face what is coming. ”
Gonzalez added that “the match was even and a little locked until the fourth chukker and it was from that period, and more specifically in the fifth, that we could make a difference we knew how to maintain and that was the key. Although we were approached about the end we managed to maintain the level and take the match. The horses responded very well, and that Facundo Pieres have not yet arrived so that already for the Silver Cup will accommodate the horse to face what is coming so logically we also want to win”.