Zedan and Mahra qualify to the semifinals of the Julius Baer Gold Cup 2018
02/03/2018
Zedan and Mahra will play the semifinals of the Julius Baer Gold Cup 2018 against Bin Drai and Abu Dhabi after winning today their respective quarterfinal matches in a thrilling double action day at the Al Habtoor Polo Resort & Club. Zedan defeated Habtoor Polo by 12 goals to 9 and Mahra defeated Wolves in over time by 8 goals to 7. With these victories both teams qualified to semifinals where Zedan will play against Bin Drai and Mahra will face Abu Dhabi. Both matches will be held next Tuesday 6th March at the Al Habtoor Polo Resort & Club.
 
On the other hand, Habtoor Polo and Wolves will play the Bentley Cup Subsidiary Semifinals next Monday 5th March. Habtoor will play against UAE Polo and Wolves will face Desert Palm.
 
Matches Progression:
 
Zedan: 4-1/ 5-3/ 8-4/ 11-6/ 12-9
Top Scorer of the match: Pablo Mac Donough (Zedan) 7 goals
 
Mahra: 2-0/ 4-3/ 5-6/ 6-6/ 7-7/ 8-7
Top Scorer of the match: Manuel Crespo (Wolves) 6 goals
 
The Julius Baer Gold Cup (Dubai Open), an 18-goal handicap competition, is one of the only tournaments in the United Arab Emirates to be recognized and certified by the World Polo Tour (WPT) and ranked by the highly coveted ‘WPT Cup’, resulting in winners receiving 60 points for their victory. The tournament is played under the banner of the Hurlingham Polo Association (HPA) and under strict international supervision according to the HPA rules and provision of its umpires.
 
Participating teams include:
  • UAE Polo Team - Patron Her Highness Sheikha Maitha bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum 
  • Habtoor Polo - Patron Mohammed Al Habtoor 
  • Wolves Polo Team - Patron Habtoor Al Habtoor
  • Mahra Polo - Patron Rashid Al Habtoor 
  • Bin Drai Polo Team - Patron Saeed Bin Drai 
  • Zedan Polo Team - Patron Amr Zedan 
  • Abu Dhabi Team - Patron Faris Al Yabhouni 
  • Desert Palm Team - Patron Tariq AlBawardy 
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