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

Posted February 23, 2019
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(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.

 
 

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