Cartier Queen’s Cup19. Juni 2012 | Von Redaktion | Kategorie: International, Polo
[windsor (GBR), 18-06-2012/(cartier)]. In this year of the Diamond Jubilee, Cartier was pleased to sponsor the prestigious high-goal Queen’s Cup. Some of the biggest names in the sport of polo were in action on the Queen’s Ground at Guards Polo Club, Windsor Great Park in a bid to win the Cartier Queen’s Cup 2012.
One of the most prestigious and renowned events of the British sporting calendar it was watched by HM The Queen, HRH Prince Philip, Arnaud M. Bamberger, Executive Chairman Cartier Ltd and François Le Troquer, Managing Director Cartier Ltd alongside a strong crowd of polo aficionados. It featured a thrilling contest for the Queen’s Cup between Team Dubai and Team Ayala; Dubai defeated Ayala in one of the closest finals in the 52-year history of this great highgoal polo tournament with the final score of 12-11.
This is the fifth time that Albwardy’s Dubai team has won this cup. This victory also saw Dubai’s Cambiaso, considered by many to be the best player in the world, win his eighth Queen’s Cup winners’ prize and be named ‘Most Valuable Player’. It was Ayala’s Gonzalito Pieres though who received the ‘Cartier Best Playing Pony Award’ for Centimetre. The opportunity to be a part of the Queen’s Cup cements Cartier’s commitment to the sport itself. After 27 years’ support of International Day at the Club, Cartier announced last year that it was transferring its sponsorship to this earlier, high-goal fixture in June to support a more tournament-based event. With 16 teams entering this most prestigious of tournaments, including five of the greatest exponents of the sport in the world, all expectations were exceeded. Although Cartier has sponsored the Queen’s Cup before, as a one-off in 2006, this event is the first of a new sponsorship agreement and we are very proud to be a part of this internationally respected tournament. To mirror the impressive talent on the field, Cartier greeted guests from the worlds of literature, stage, screen, sport and society into the Cartier enclosure, treating them to a glamorous reception, serving Cartier champagne and a lunch created by Mosimann’s.