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


(Sports Contributor: Rupert Lewis | Photos: 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.


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