UAE Polo Team Makes it to the Semifinals of the Silver Cup 2019
01/02/2019

DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

(Sports Contributor: Rupert Lewis | Photo: Dmytro Tarasevych)

It was another Friday of excellent of polo at the Al Habtoor Polo Resort and Club with games between four teams - Ghantoot Polo against UAE and Abu Dhabi Polo played against Dubai Wolves.
 
Ghantoot played fast and secured a 2-goal advantage at the end of the first chukker, having 4 goals to 2 with Juan Gris Zavaleta scoring 3 goals for the team. Ghantoot kept their advantage until the end of the second chukker. The UAE Polo team was able to take the lead by the third chukker with the goals delivered by Alejandro Muzzio and Tomas Panelo. The last two chukkers saw the teams neck and neck with goals flying in succession. The end of the fourth chukker saw UAE Polo team with a 1-goal lead from the team’s patron – Sheikha Maitha bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum. The match concluded with a score of at 10 – 9 in favour of UAE Polo team.
 
Match Progression:
UAE Polo - 2-4 | 3-5 | 6-5 | 7-8 | 10-9
Top Scorer: Juan Gris Zavaleta, 5 goals
 
Dubai Wolves saw themselves up against another strong contender of the Silver Cup 2019. The Abu Dhabi Polo took the lead from the young team all the way up to half time. The Dubai Wolves kicked it up with a series of goals during the last two chukkers from Manuel Crespo and the team’s patron, Habtoor Al Habtoor. However, the lead created by Abu Dhabi polo team at the onset of the match was enough to place the game on their favour in the end with 13 goals to 8.
 
Match Progression: 
Abu Dhabi Polo - 4-0 | 7-1 | 11-2 | 13-4 | 13-8
 
The Silver Cup, an 18-goal handicap tournament will continue with the Subsidiary 
Semi Finals on 04th of February 2019, Monday Abu Dhabi Polo vs. Mahra Polo team at 14:00 and Zedan Polo against Dubai Wolves 16:00 at 16:00 in Al Habtoor Polo Resort & 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.

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