Success for Abu Dhabi Polo and UAE Polo Teams on Day 3 of the Dubai Open

Posted February 22, 2019
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The Julius Baer Gold Cup 2019 brings an action filled weekend. It’s Friday roster had Abu Dhabi Polo compete against Desert Palm Polo and UAE Polo against Mahra Polo at the Al Habtoor Polo Resort and Club.
 
It was a slow start for Abu Dhabi Polo team in the first match with Desert Palm in the lead through the end of the third chukker. Desert Palm's Alfredo Capella and Guy Gibrat managed to close in on their opponent with a series of goals by the fourth and fifth chukker which resulted in a tie at 8 goals each. Both teams rush in to take the winning goal during the extra chukker and Capella scored the winning goal for Abu Dhabi Polo team which concluded the game at 9 goals to 8.
 
Match Progression:
Abu Dhabi Polo team: 1 - 2 | 1 -5 | 3 - 6 | 6 - 7 | 8 – 8 | 9 - 8
Top scorer of the match: Alfredo Capella, 5 goals
 
UAE Polo team, undefeated since the beginning of the Dubai Polo Gold Series 2019, had played against Mahra Polo team. The match started as a close one on the first two chukkers with UAE Polo on the lead. As the third chukker rolled in, the team took off strong with goals from Tomas Panelo. Sheikha Maitha bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the team’s patron, had delivered 2 goals on the fifth chukker and sealed the team’s winning position with a final score of 11 – 8.
 
Match Progression:
UAE Polo team: 2 - 1 | 4 - 3 | 6 - 3 | 8 - 6 | 11 - 8
Top scorer of the match: Tomas Panelo, 4 goals
 
The Julius Baer Gold Cup, an 18-goal handicap tournament continues with its qualifiers on 23 February 2019 at the Al Habtoor Polo Resort and Club. Dubai Wolves will play against Habtoor Polo at 14:00 on Field 2. At 16:00, Ghantoot Polo and Zedan Polo teams will compete on field 3.  
 
 
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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