NEXT GENERATION WINS THE 2020 BRITISH OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP, 14-11


When the final bell sounded it was Jean Francois Decaux’ Next Generation polo team (Jean Francois Decaux, Poroto Cambiaso, Diego Cavanagh and Adolfo Cambiaso) that hoisted the Gold Cup, symbolic of the British Open Championship with an exciting and fast-paced 14-12 win over Les Lions/Great Oaks (Jeta Castagnola, Dillon Bacon, Barto Castagnola and Santiago Laborde) at Cowdray Park Polo Club.

Fourteen-year-old Poroto Cambiaso became the youngest player to win the British Open Championship and the combination of Adolfo and Poroto (Adolfo Cambiaso, Jr.) became the first father-son combination to win the Cup since John and Jack Oxley won it in 1970.

Next Generation got on the scoreboard first with Adolfo converting on a 60-yard penalty shot in the first minute of play for a 1-0 lead.  Poroto made it 2-0, just over a minute later, on a long run and a goal from the field, 2-0. Barto scored for Les Lions/Great Oaks at the three-minute mark, 3-1, with Cavanagh (filling in for an injured Pelon Stirling) scoring on a pass from Adolfo in the final minute of the chukker for the 3-1 advantage.