Contacted them by email, had my itinerary with CX and my travel pattern for the past year attached.
Received a response later, saying that they could not offer a status match (not even a membership fee waiver).
Dear Mr ***
Thank you for contacting the Marco Polo Club Service Centre and for your interest in joining the Club.
A tier status is not transferable. We review tier status based on various factors such as the destinations you have travelled to, the frequency and cabin class of your travel; in particular your past and future travel activities on Cathay Pacific/Cathay Dragon.
Based on the information we have already been provided with, we are not able to offer you a Marco Polo Club membership, free-of-charge.
on November 4, 2019