Dubai Wolves Wins on the Opening Day of the Dubai Challenge Cup 2019

Posted March 16, 2019
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The fourth tournament of the Dubai Polo Gold Cup Series officially opened with a victory for Dubai Wolves against Shansal/PBS and a final score of 9 goals to 8.5.
 
Shanshal/PBS had a one and half goal advantage and the team took the lead from the first chukker against the Dubai Wolves until halftime. Marcos Araya delivered goals which took the match into a close fight towards the end of the penultimate chukker. The last seven minutes ensued with goals coming in from bought sides and Shanshal / PBS on the lead only to be beaten by the last goal from Justo Cuitino. The match ended with a final score of 9 goals to 8.5 in favour of the Dubai Wolves.​


Match progression:

Dubai Wolves team: 2 - 2.5 | 2 - 4.5 | 5 - 6.5 | 9 - 8.5

The Dubai Challenge Cup, a 12 goal handicap tournament will continue on the 18th March 2019 at the Al Habtoor Polo Resort and Club with a match between UAE Polo and AM Polo teams 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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