Opening Day Success for Habtoor Polo and Dubai Wolves at the Dubai Cup 2019

Posted April 5, 2019
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Dubai Cup, the fifth and final tournament of the Dubai Polo Gold Cup Series 2019, opened with a match between Kingpins Polo and Habtoor Polo followed by another game by the Dubai Wolves against Hesketh  Polo team.

Habtoor had the lead from the first chukker, and the penultimate chukker defined the win for the team as it had a six-goal advantage on Kingpins. The first match declared Habtoor Polo team as its victors with a final score of 9 goals to 5.


Match Progression
Habtoor Polo team: 3 - 1 | 6 - 2 | 8 - 2 | 9 - 5

The next game had a slow start with the first goal of the game delivered at the second chukker by the Dubai Wolves and the team kept their lead up to the fourth chukker. Hesketh Polo team tried to catch up on its opponent with successive goals on the last chukker and their last goal in by the time the buzzer sounded off. The game ended at 4 - 3 in favour of the Dubai Wolves. 


Match Progression
Dubai Wolves team 0 - 0 | 3 - 0 | 4 - 1 | 4 – 3

The Dubai Cup, an 8 goal handicap tournament will continue on the 7th April 2019 at the Al Habtoor Polo Resort and Club with a match between Abu Dhabi Polo and Kingpins Polo at 16:30 in Field 2.

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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