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POTTER CUP

5th PLACE FINISH OVERALL…
Results: IC of GB vs IC of Italy lost 5-0; vs Spain B won 5-0; vs IC of Belgium won 5-0
Event Dates: Friday 30th May – Sunday 1st June 2014

The IC of GB once again faced the eventual champions in the first round of the Potter Cup, held at the Real Club de Polo de Barcelona. Last year it was Spain, and this year it was Italy who thwarted the Brits chances of progressing deeper into the tournament. A tough 5-0 loss to a very strong Italian team meant the best place the Brits could finish was 5th place overall.

A rain soaked start didn’t dampen any spirits though as the team, captained by Graham Neale, went on to beat both Spain B (a select team from the Polo Club and RCT Barcelona) and the IC of Belgium emphatically with back to back 5-0 wins.

Results

Friday 31st May
IC of GB 0 – 5 IC of Italy

Giovanni Lellimami (Italy) beat Dan Ahl (GB) 7-6(4) 6-3
Antonio Padovani (Italy) beat Laurence Matthews (GB) 6-2 6-2
Enrico Cassadei (Italy) beat Paul Scullard (GB) 6-1 6-2
Ugo Biagianti (Italy) beat Ben Knapp (GB) 6-2 6-2
Fabrizio Gherardi (Italy) beat Johnny Barr (GB) 6-2 6-2

Saturday 31st May
IC of GB 5 – 0 Spain B

Dan Ahl (GB) beat Josep Maria Berga (Spain) 6-1 6-0
Laurence Matthews (GB) beat Antonio Capitan (Italy) 6-1 6-1
Paul Scullard (GB) beat Miquel Petit (Italy) 6-1 6-0
Ben Knapp (GB) beat Manuel Riera (Italy) 6-0 6-0
Johnny Barr (GB) beat Alvaro Quiles (Italy) 6-2 6-1

Sunday 1st June
IC of GB 5 – 0 IC of Belgium

Dan Ahl (GB) beat Eric Lingg (Belgium) 6-2 6-2
Laurence Matthews (GB) beat Alain Carlier (Belgium) 6-3 6-2
Paul Scullard (GB) beat Eric Daubresse (Belgium) 6-1 6-4
Ben Knapp (GB) beat Pierre Thys (Belgium) 6-2 6-0
Johnny Barr (GB) beat Philippe Vercruysse (Belgium) 6-3 2-1 ret.

Overall Finish

1)     Italy

2)     France

3)     Spain

4)     USA

5)     Great Britain

6)     Belgium

7)     Spain B

8)     Ireland