Mahra and Zedan Polo Teams Will Compete at the Hildon Cup Final 2019
04/02/2019

DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

(Sports Contributor: Rupert Lewis | Photos: Khalil Ali)

It was an action-packed Monday as the Subsidiary semifinals saw four teams compete at the Al Habtoor Polo Resort and Club. Abu Dhabi Polo played against Mahra Polo and Zedan Polo against Dubai Wolves


The first game between Abu Dhabi and Mahra Polo teams started as close one and proceeded at a 3 goal advantage for Mahra all the way to half with goals delivered equally by Diogo Gallego and Pelayo Berazadi. The goals scored by the Abu Dhabi Polo team during the last two chukkers of the game were not enough to close in on the other team and resulted to a final score of 11.5 – 8 in favour of Mahra.


Match Progression:

Mahra Polo team – 2.5 - 3 | 6.5 - 3 | 8.5 - 5 | 10.5-6 | 11.5 - 8

Top Scorer: Pelayo Berazadi, 7 goals


The second match progressed in a one-sided affair as Zedan Polo competed against Dubai Wolves. By the third chukker, Zedan had taken a significant lead at 6 goals to 1 with Dubai Wolves missing a few chances to score. At the fifth chukker, Dubai Wolves’ Marcos “Cacu’ Araya had scored 3 goals for the team but wasn’t enough to gain an advantage to which the last chukker ended at 9 goals for Zedan and with 6 for Dubai Wolves.

 

Match Progression:

Zedan Polo team – 1 - 1 | 3 - 1 | 6 - 1 | 9 - 2 | 9 – 6

Top Scorer: Martin Gandara, 4 goals


The Silver Cup, an 18-goal handicap tournament will continue with theSemi-Finals on 05th of February 2019, Tuesday with Desert Palm vs. Ghantoot Polo team at 14:00 and Habtoor Polo against UAE Polo at 16:00 in Al Habtoor Polo Resort & Club.


* Hildon Cup Final 2019 is the Subsidiary Final for the Silver Cup 2019

 

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.


TheAl 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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