Desert Palm and UAE Polo Teams Victorious on the First Day of the Julius Baer Gold Cup 2019

Posted February 19, 2019
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19 February 2019, Dubai UAE: The Dubai Open officially started with both zone A teams successful on the first day of the Julius Baer Gold Cup 2019.
 
The first match was between Desert Palm and Mahra Polo teams with the teams at a tie by the end of the second chukker. By the end of the third, Desert Palm had created a 2 goal advantage and further took control of the game until the buzzer of the fifth chukker closing it at 14 goals to 4.
 
Match progression:
Desert Palm Polo team: 2 - 2 | 3 - 3 | 6 - 4 | 11 - 4 | 14 - 4
Top scorer of the match: Camillo Castagnola, 5 goals
 
The next match saw Abu Dhabi Polo and UAE Polo teams take the lead from each other and reached half-time at a tie, 5 - 5. Subsequent goals from Tomas Panelo and Alejandro Muzzio on the last two chukkers had sealed their position as the winner of the match with a final score of 11 goals to 7.
 
Match progression:
UAE Polo team: 2 - 3 | 4 - 3 | 5 - 5 | 8 - 6 | 11 - 7
Top scorer of the match: Alejandro Muzzio, 6 goals
 
The Julius Baer Gold Cup, an 18-goal handicap tournament will continue on the 20th of February 2019 at the Al Habtoor Polo Resort and Club. Habtoor Polo and Zedan Polo teams will compete at 14:00 in Field 2 and Ghantoot Polo will play against Dubai Wolves at 16:00.
 
About the Dubai Polo Gold Cup Series
 
The Dubai Polo Gold Cup Series held in the UAE is one of only five tournaments in the world played in the WPT Championship Cup category, on a par with world-class events held in Argentina, Spain, United Kingdom and the United States. It was founded by its Chairman Mohammed Al Habtoor in 2009. The Silver Cup and the Dubai Challenge Cup falls under the World Polo Tour (WPT) Challenge Cup Category awarding the winners of the Silver Cup with 50 points, the finalists with 25, semi-finalists with 10 and the rest of the players with 5 points; and Dubai Challenge Cup winners with 20 points. The Gold Cup is under the WPT Championship Cup – the highest competition in terms of points, awarding its winners with 80 points.
 
The Al Habtoor Polo Resort & Club a state-of-the-art polo and equestrian community devoted to equine sports is the home ground of the Dubai Polo Gold Cup Series. Check out the Polo Calendar 2018-2019 for upcoming international-standard polo tournaments or contact +97144362222 | info@dubaipologoldcup.com | contacts@alhabtoorpoloclub.com for more information on other events scheduled at the Club.

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