Monday, 04 March 2019

Dubai Wolves and Zedan Polo Teams Set to Compete at the Subsidiary Final of the Dubai Open 2019

(Sports Contributor: Rupert Lewis | Photo: Khalil Ali | More Julius Baer Gold Cup 2019 Photos)
 
The Julius Baer Gold Cup 2019 had seen exciting wins during the Subsidiary Semi-Final. The first subsidiary semi-final match between Ghantoot and Dubai Wolves was a close encounter from start to finish. Marcos Araya and Manuel Crespo combined brilliantly in the first 2 chukkas to get some early goals on the board for the Wolves. Goals from Ghantoot’s, Juan Gris Zavaleta and Martin Donovan left the scores even at half time. In the second half the game really opened up and Raja Abuljabain scored an amazing goal and helped the Wolves secure their first win in the Dubai Polo Gold Cup Series with a final score of 10 goals to 9.
Match progression:
Dubai Wolves Polo team: 3 – 2 | 4 – 4 | 7 – 7 | 8 – 8 | 10 - 9

The match between Zedan and Mahra was a highly anticipated one. The game was a close one from start and the scores at half time were locked at 3-3. Pelayo Berazadi had an amazing end to end run to goal with what may have been the goal of the tournament. Rauli Laplacette kept his team in the game with some penalties in the first half from 30 and 60 yards. The second half started with a 60 yard hit by Santiago Laborde, this and a field goal from Martin “Gato” Gandara helped them gain a one-goal advantage heading into the 5th chukker at 5 - 4. The 2 quick goals from Gato and Laborde in the last chukker gave Zedan a three-goal advantage. A 30-yard penalty from Berazadi couldn’t help them get back on track as Laborde scored again and helped Zedan secure a place in the Subsidiary Final with 8 goals to 5. Zedan will play against Dubai Wolves at the Bentley Cup Final on Friday, 8th March.
 
Match Progression:
Zedan Polo team: 0 – 2 | 2 – 2 | 3 – 3 | 5 – 4 | 8 – 5

The Julius Baer Gold Cup, an 18-goal handicap tournament continues with itsSemi Finals on 5th March 2019 at the Al Habtoor Polo Resort and Club. UAE Polo will play against Desert Palm Polo at 14:00 and at 16:00, Habtoor Polo compete with Abu Dhabi Polo team.
 
(Sports Contributor: Rupert Lewis)
 
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.




 
 

Friday, 01 March 2019

Abu Dhabi and Desert Palm Polo Teams – Quarterfinal Winners of the Dubai Open 2019

(Sports Contributor: Rupert Lewis | Photo: Khalil Ali | More Julius Baer Gold Cup 2019 Photos)

The games continued at the Quarter Finals of the Julius Baer Gold Cup 2019 at Al Habtoor Polo Resort and Club. Abu Dhabi Polo won its match against Zedan Polo with a single goal lead, and Desert Palm claimed triumph over Ghantoot Polo team on the second match.
 
Abu Dhabi Polo team broke into a fast lead in the first match with goals from Santiago Gomez Romero and Alfredo Cappella. Zedan Polo team, not missing a beat, closed in on the opponent with subsequent goals from Raul Laplacette and was on the lead by halftime. The last two chukkers had the teams in a tight match as Abu Dhabi drove the lead back on their side and ultimately closed the game with a last-second goal from Guy Gibrat at 9 goals to 8. 
 
Match progression:
Abu Dhabi Polo team: 3 - 1 | 5 - 4 | 6 - 7 | 8 - 7 | 9 - 8
Top scorer of the match: Raul Laplacette, 6 goals
 
The second match had seen Desert Palm Polo team demonstrate a strong start with consistent performance throughout the game. The team had a huge lead by the end of the third chukker with 7 goals to 1. Desert Palm delivered additional goals at the fourth chukker, further defining the team's advantage. In spite of the successive goals from Ghantoot’s players during the last chukker, the end of the fourth chukker was enough to seal the win for Desert Palm, and the match ended with a final score of 11 to 6.
 
Match Progression:
Desert Palm Polo team: 2 - 0 | 4 - 0 | 7 - 1 | 9 - 2 | 11 – 6
Top scorer of the match: Camillo Castagnola, 4 goals
 
The Julius Baer Gold Cup, an 18-goal handicap tournament will have its Subsidiary Semifinal on 04th March 2019 at the Al Habtoor Polo Resort and Club.
 
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.
 

 
 

Tuesday, 26 February 2019

Habtoor Polo Makes it to the Semifinals of the Julius Baer Gold Cup 2019

(Sports Contributor: Rupert Lewis | Photo: George Arbid | More Julius Baer Gold Cup 2019 Photos)
 
The last day of the qualification matches of the Dubai Open 2019 concluded with an exciting match between Habtoor Polo and Ghantoot Polo teams and with a final score of 11 goals to 7.
 
The afternoon opened with a match between Zedan Polo and Dubai Wolves Polo teams. Zedan had the lead on its opponent from the start of the game, and it was one-sided until the end of the fifth chukker at 10 goals to 3.
 
Match progression:
Zedan - 3 - 0 | 5 - 0 | 6 - 1 | 9 - 1 | 10 - 3
Top scorers of the match: Santiago Laborde & Raul Laplacette, 4 goals each
 
Habtoor Polo took control of the second game with a flurry of goals from Facundo Sola during the second chukker. This gave the team a 4 goal advantage by halftime with Ghantoot barely catching up through the end of the fourth chukker with 10 goals to 4. Ghantoot was not able to recover from the significant lead Habtoor had over them in spite of the successive goals from Ali Al Mheiri and Juan Gris Zavaleta and the match ended at 11 goals to 7 with Habtoor Polo securing their slot at the semifinals.
 
Match Progression:
Habtoor Polo team: 1 - 2 | 5 - 2 | 7 - 3 | 10 - 4 | 11- 7
Top scorer of the match: Facundo Sola, 9 goals
 
The Julius Baer Gold Cup, an 18-goal handicap tournament continues with its Quarter Finals on 01st March 2019 at the Al Habtoor Polo Resort and Club. Abu Dhabi Polo will face Zedan Polo at 14:00
at at 16:00, Ghantoot Polo will compete against Desert Palm.
 
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.

 
 

Monday, 25 February 2019

Another Win for Abu Dhabi Polo and UAE Polo Teams at the Dubai Open 2019 Qualifiers

(Sports Contributor: Rupert Lewis | Photo: George Arbid | More Julius Baer Gold Cup 2019 Photos)
 
Four teams faced each other at the Julius Baer Gold Cup 2019 qualifiers held at the Al Habtoor Polo Resort and Club. Abu Dhabi Polo team won their match against Mahra Polo with 10 goals to 8 and the next game saw UAE Polo beat Desert Palm Polo team with a last second goal which settled in a final score of 10 – 9.
 
Abu Dhabi Polo Team had an early lead with 2 goals from the team's patron - Faris Al Yabhouni and Guy Gibrat. Mahra on their tail closed the second chukker in a tie, 2-2. The string of goals that Alfredo Cappella had scored for the team until the end of the fourth chukker had given the Abu Dhabi Polo team a 4-goal advantage. The last chukker saw Mahra close in on its opponent with individual goals from its three of its players. In spite of Mahra's efforts, Abu Dhabi was still in the lead with a goal and Pelayo Berazadi sealed off the win with the last goal ending the match at 10 goals to 8 in favour of Abu Dhabi.
 
Match progression:
Abu Dhabi Polo team: 2 - 0 | 2 - 2 | 5 - 3 | 9 - 5 | 10 - 8
Top scorer of the match: Alfredo Cappella, 5 goals
 
An exciting match ensued between UAE Polo and Desert Palm Polo teams. With a series of goals from both sides, the game reached halftime with a score of 5 - 4 in favour of the UAE Polo team. Rufino Bensadon and Bart Castagnola delivered goals which took the lead for Mahra by the end of the fourth chukker. The intensity of the match increased as the fifth chukker rolled in with both teams trying to take the lead from each other. With a few seconds left on the clock, Tomas Panelo bagged the win for UAE Polo, ended the match at 10 goals to 9 and secured a spot for the team in the semifinals.
 
Match Progression:
UAE Polo team: 2 - 1 | 3 - 3 | 5 - 4 | 6 - 8 | 10 - 9
Top scorers of the match: Bart Castagnola & Tomas Panelo, 5 goals each
 
The Julius Baer Gold Cup, an 18-goal handicap tournament continues with the last of its qualification matches on 26 February 2019 at the Al Habtoor Polo Resort and Club. Zedan will play against Dubai Wolves at 14:00 and Ghantoot Polo vs. Habtoor Polo 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.
 

Saturday, 23 February 2019

Habtoor Polo and Ghantoot Polo Teams – Day 4 Winners of the Julius Baer Gold Cup 2019

 

(Sports Contributor: Rupert Lewis | Photo: George Arbid | More Julius Baer Gold Cup 2019 Photos)
 

The qualification matches of the Dubai Open 2019 continued this Saturday at the Al Habtoor Polo Resort and Club.

The first match had seen Dubai Wolves in an early lead against Habtoor Polo, 2 - 1. Individual goals during the next chukker from Hugo Lewis, Facundo Sola and Tommy Beresford had quickly moved the advantage to the Habtoor team. Early on the third chukker, Mohammed Al Habtoor, patron of the team, delivered a solid goal in spite of the attempt to block the shot by Raja Abuljabain. Goals were scored equally until the penultimate chukker that allowed Habtoor to keep its two-goal advantage. As the last chukker rolled, Facu and Hugo had a goal each which ultimately declared Habtoor Polo as the winner with 9 goals to 5.

Match progression:

Habtoor Polo team: 1 - 2 | 4 - 2 | 6 - 4 | 7 - 5 | 9 - 5
Top scorers of the match: Hugo Lewis and Marcos Araya, 4 goals each
 
The second match between Ghantoot and Zedan was one-sided at the onset and continued through the end of the match. The game closed with a final score of 10 - 4 in favour of Ghantoot.
 
Match Progression:
Ghantoot Polo team: 2 - 0 | 5 - 0 | 6 - 2 | 7 - 3 | 10 - 4
Top scorer of the match: Juan Gris Zavaleta & Martin Donovan, 3 goals each
 
The Julius Baer Gold Cup, an 18-goal handicap tournament continues with its qualifiers on 25 February 2019 at the Al Habtoor Polo Resort and Club. Mahra will play against Abu Dhabi Polo at 14:00 and Ghantoot Polo vs. Habtoor Polo 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.

 
 

 

Friday, 22 February 2019

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


(Photo by: George Arbid | More Julius Baer Gold Cup 2019 Photos)
 
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.
 
 

Wednesday, 20 February 2019

Early Wins for Habtoor Polo and Ghantoot Polo Teams at the Qualification Matches

(Photo by: George Arbid | More Julius Baer Gold Cup 2019 Photos) 

20 February 2019, Dubai UAE: It was a double action day at the Al Habtoor Polo Resort and Club wherein four teams competed on the second day of the Julius Baer Gold Cup 2019.
 
Habtoor Polo faced Zedan Polo in a match that had seen the teams at a tie with 2 goals each by the end of the first chukker. Habtoor Polo took control of the game when Facundo "Facu" Sola delivered 3 goals during the second chukker. The team had kept their 2 goal advantage all the way to the end and closed the game with 8 goals to 6.
 
Match Progression:
Habtoor Polo team: 2 - 2 | 5 - 3 | 6 - 4 | 8 - 6 | 8 - 6
Top scorer of the match: Facundo Sola, 6 goals
 
The next match was between Ghantoot Polo and Dubai Wolves teams. Juan Gris Zavaleta had brought in goals for Ghantoot through to halftime and capped it off with 3 more by the fourth. The last two goals from Manuel Crespo and Martin Donovan resulted in a final score of 9 - 5 in favour of Ghantoot.
 
Match Progression:
Ghantoot Polo team: 2 - 1 | 3 - 2 | 4 - 3 | 7 - 4 | 9 - 5
Top scorer of the match: Juan Gris Zavaleta, 6 goals
 
The Julius Baer Gold Cup, an 18-goal handicap tournament will continue on the 22nd of February 2019 at the Al Habtoor Polo Resort and Club. Abu Dhabi Polo will play against the Desert Palm teams at 14:00 and UAE Polo team will battle it out against Mahra 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.
 

Tuesday, 19 February 2019

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

(Photo by: George Arbid | More Julius Baer Gold Cup 2019 Photos)


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.
 

Saturday, 16 February 2019

UAE Polo Team Claims the Polo Masters Cup 2019

(Photoby: Dmytro Tarasevych | More Polo Masters Cup 2019 Photos)
 
The Final Day of the Polo Masters Cup 2019 has seen the UAE Polo team lift the trophy proudly as they closed the tournament in a tight match with Bin Drai Polo team with a final score of 8.5 goals to 7.
 
The Subsidiary Final was between AM Polo and Mahra Polo teams wherein both teams were at a tie by the end of the first chukker. Soon after, AM Polo had taken on the lead through the third chukker with a 4 goal advantage. The two goals brought in by Diogo Gallego and Pelayo Berazadi at the fourth chukker were not enough to secure the win, and AM Polo was declared the winner of the subsidiary match this year.
 
Match Progression:
AM Polo team: 2 -2 | 6 - 4 | 9 - 5| 9 -7
Top scorer of the match: Martin Gandara, 4 goals
 
The Final match took off with a fast lead for Bin Drai with Andres Laplacette scoring 2 goals for the team. The lead carried through to half time as Bin Drai closed the second chukker with 6 goals to 3.  The UAE Polo team had scored in a few goals on the third chukker with the Panelo brothers taking home the win with their consecutive goals and claimed the Polo Masters Cup 2019 with 8.5 goals to 7.
 
Match Progression:
UAE Polo team: 0.5 - 3 | 3.5 - 6 | 5.5 - 7 | 8.5 - 7
Top Scorer of the match: Andres Laplacette, 5 goals
 
Mohammed Al Habtoor, Vice Chairman and CEO of Al Habtoor Group had awarded the teams of the Polo Masters Cup 2019. Benjamin Panelo was named the Most Valuable Player and Balada, ridden by Andres Laplacette, as the Best Playing Pony.
 
The Polo Masters Cup, a 10-goal handicap tournament and the second trophy of the Dubai Polo Gold Cup Series.
 
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.
 

Thursday, 14 February 2019

Victory for Bin Drai Polo and UAE Polo Teams on the Last Day of the Polo Masters Cup 2019 Qualifiers


Today marked the last day of the qualification matches for the Polo Masters Cup 2019. AM Polo played against Bin Drai Polo team and settled the game at 7 - 2 in favour of the Bin Drai team. The second match had UAE Polo compete with Dubai Wolves / DCC Polo team and closed the match at 8.5 goals to 5.
 
Match Progression:
Bin Drai Polo team - 0 - 0 | 0 - 1 | 1 - 4 | 2 - 7
Top scorer of the match: Khalid Bin Drai & Andres Laplacette, 3 goals each
 
Match Progression:
UAE Polo team: 6.5 - 1 | 7.5 - 2 | 7.5 - 3 | 8.5 - 5
Top scorer of the match: Tomas Panelo, 3 goals
 
The Polo Masters Cup, a 10-goal handicap tournament and the second trophy of the Dubai Polo Gold Cup Series will conclude on 16th February 2019 with the Subsidiary Final at 14:30 and the Final match at 16:00 at the Al Habtoor Polo Resort & Club.
 
 

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