Your browser does not support JavaScript! The Annual Bentley Emirates Silver Cup 2022 Press Conference and Live Draw - Part of the Dubai Polo Gold Cup Series

The Annual Bentley Emirates Silver Cup 2022 Press Conference and Live Draw - Part of the Dubai Polo Gold Cup Series

18-JAN-2022

The Dubai Polo Gold Cup Series (DPGC) marked the start of its high-goal season with a press conference and live draw for the Bentley Silver Cup 2022 tournament at the Al Habtoor Polo Resort.

Celebrating its 12th year, the Silver Cup is part of the prestigious Dubai Polo Gold Cup Series (DPGC) and is held under the Patronage of HH Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai.

Mohammed K. Al Habtoor, founder of the Dubai Polo Gold Cup Series and patron of the Habtoor Polo team, said: “We are excited to host another high-goal season and I have pleasure of welcoming the seven competing teams in this tournament. I am grateful to see the enthusiasm from the teams and the continued support of sponsors and partners."

He added: “This season, we welcome Clinova Polo as a new joiner, and AM Polo team in their return to the big league. Polo fans can expect new faces on the fields as the team patrons have taken on a new roster of players. It’s a whole new game and I am excited to see how the tournament plays out. It’s hard to predict which team gets to take home our prestigious trophy.

“As the newly appointed Chairman of the UAE Polo Federation, I aim to ensure that the game we love and have cultivated for over a decade continues to strive in the future. The next step is to develop a new generation of passionate polo players in the UAE. A consistent schedule of tournaments ranging from low to high-goal will encourage the youth in the Sport of Kings to join the well-established teams and clubs in the fun.”

Joseph Tayar, General Manager of Bentley Emirates, said: “Our association with Polo, the sport of kings, has been longstanding and we always look forward to the new season. We are delighted to be the title sponsor of the 2022 edition of the Bentley Silver Cup. This tournament is a great opportunity for us to celebrate the fantastic year we had with outstanding results for 2021 across all business verticals at Bentley Emirates and showcase the latest models.”

The final of the Bentley Silver Cup will be on February 5th, 2022, on the grounds of Al Habtoor Polo Resort and Club. The list of seven participating teams includes:

UAE Polo Team 
Patron: HH Sheikha Maitha Bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum

Players:

  • HHSheikah Maitha Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum (0)
  • Lucas Monteverde Jr. (5)
  • Tommy Beresford (6)
    Jacinto Crotto (7)

AM Polo Team 
Patron: HH Sheikha Alia Al Maktoum

Players:

  • Sheikha Alia Al Maktoum (0)
  • Pablo Urquiza (4)
  • Benjamin Urquiza (6)
  • Alejandro Muzzio (8)

Bangash Dodson & Horrell Polo Team 
Patron: Haider Bangash

Players:

  • Haider Bangash (0)
  • Federico von Potobsky (5)
  • Nicolas Corti Madena (5)
  • Benjamin Panelo (7)

Clinova Scone Polo Team
Patron: Raja Karim

Players:

  • Raja Karim (0)
  • David Paradice (0)
  • Marwan Elafandy (1)
  • Facundo Llorente (8)
  • Guillermo Terrera (9)

Dubai Wolves by CAFU
Patron: Habtoor Al Habtoor

Players:

  • Habtoor Al Habtoor (1)
  • Charles Cooney (3)
  • Carlos Ulloa (6)
  • Alfredo Cappella (8)


Habtoor Polo Team 
Patron: Mohammed Al Habtoor

Players:

  • Mohammed K. Al Habtoor (0)
  • Matias Gonzales (4)
  • Juan Jauretche (6)
  • Bautista Bayugar (8)

Zedan Polo Team
Patron: Amr Zedan

Players:

  • Amr Zedan (0)
  • Gonzalo Ferrari (5)
  • Manuel Plaza (6)
  • Tomas Panelo (7)

The Bentley Silver Cup 2022 is played under the banner of Hurlingham Polo Association (HPA), with strict international supervision according to the HPA rules and provision of its umpires. The tournament falls under World Polo Tour’s WPT Cup Category with winners being awarded by 60 points, finalists with 30 points, semi-finalists with 15 points and the rest of the players with 8 points.

 

TITLE SPONSOR - Bentley Emirates

Bentley Emirates, part of Al Habtoor Motors, the official dealer of Bentley in the UAE, displays its iconic range of Bentley Vehicles at the Gold Cup Polo.


Bentley Emirates, the largest Bentley Dealer in the world, is the partner of the Dubai Polo Gold Cup Series since 2009. Part of the region’s largest family business Al Habtoor Group, the Dubai-based business conglomerate Al Habtoor Motors, the Prestige Cars Division is the official dealer of some of the world's coveted marques in the UAE. Al Habtoor Motors is the sole authorized retailer of Bentley motor cars in the UAE since 1983 and has the world’s largest iconic Bentley showroom on Sheikh Zayed Road. Al Habtoor Motors also hosted one of the world’s largest Bentley Aftersales facilities.
Driven by professionalism, quality and high standards of customer service, Bentley Emirates continues to serve with utmost confidence and is poised to scale even greater heights.
 
For more information: www.dubai.bentleymotors.com

 

OTHER SPONSORS:

Progress Security

Founded in 2009, Progress has become a leading security system integrator in the United Arab Emirates with our management team having decades of experience in the security industry. This allows us to design and execute tailor made security and safety solutions as well as provide guidance to clients related to system brands, budget, and timelines to meet the organizations requirements and in compliance with various regulations including SIRA and ADMCC.


For more information: https://www.progress-security.com/

Hildon Water

Hildon is an English Natural Mineral Water which lies deep within the chalk hills of Hampshire, as a result it is of the highest quality. Bottled at its source on the Hildon Estate in Hampshire and Imported from the UK, it is distributed exclusively by Top Shelf Beverages in the region, Hildon Natural Mineral Water is a proud sponsor and supporter of the Dubai Polo Gold Cup Series 2016.

Diamond Lease

Diamondlease L.L.C, a fully owned subsidiary of the Al Habtoor Group, was established in 1996 to offer automotive rental and leasing solutions, as an alternative to owning and maintaining vehicles, to Corporate and Individual customers in the UAE. Diamond lease serves more than 700 companies and multinational conglomerates operating in UAE, handling and managing their transportation requirements. 


Diamondlease is an ISO 9001:2008 certified company with a fleet of over 8400 vehicles. It was the first local Car Rental Company in UAE to receive an ISO certification and has proudly held the accreditation since 1999.

In recognition of its sound business ethics and outstanding customer service, Diamondlease was one of the first car rental companies to have been nominated as a member of the prestigious Dubai Service Excellence Scheme (DSES) in 2003. Diamondlease has been awarded the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Travel Awards being adjudged the “Best Car Rental Company” – Local Brand for 7 years in a row.

MEDIA PARTNERS

Pololine TV

PLTV is the first online streaming polo site, broadcasting over 25 tournaments LIVE per year around the globe, reaching +200k viewers. The production and edition of exclusive content makes PLTV the most comprehensive polo channel in the world.

Al Badia Magazine

Since 2008, Al Badia, the prestigious Arabic venture is devoted to bringing the latest news and views on the equestrian world, Polo sporting and lifestyle. In fact, it is a tribute to the age-old passion for the thoroughbred, an integral part of the rich Arabian culture.

 
Al Badia focuses a gamut of information on the highly valued sport of horseracing, including information about events taking place in the Arab world and about organizations and services sought by equestrians of all disciplines.

Besides being a specialized lifestyle magazine to meet the refined taste of the equestrian community, it features a wide range of information including very exclusive coverages like interviews of the Sheikhs and the who’s who of the Arab world. It targets the crème de la crème of the society and is widely circulated across different regions of the Gulf & Middle East.

 
Al Badia is a good platform to showcase premium brands, as it has a wide readership comprising sports enthusiasts, socialites, eminent personalities, celebrities and the royalty.

Sport360X

Sport360X is a leading digital publisher and sports consultancy agency. Known in the region for almost a decade as the leading sports publisher in Arabic and English, Sport360X is the embodiment of sporting passion. We represent the voice of sports fans, creating unique and engaging content consumed by millions every month. Building on this expertise and passion, Sport360X also helps others tell their sporting story. Combining knowledge with creativity, Sport360X offers a wide-range of sports related services such as strategy and brand development, content creation, events and conferences, athlete and influencer management, and much more.

GOVERNMENT SUPPORT

Dubai Sports Council

Dubai Sports Council is the official government body responsible for the development of the sport sector in the Emirate of Dubai. Under the Chairmanship of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, and its 14 Board

Members; the Council supervises the work of nine local clubs in Dubai, six of which practice a variety of individual and or team sports, such as football, handball and archery; in addition to the chess club and a club devoted for those with special needs.


Since its inception in 2006, with the vision of creating a unique sporting community, the Council organizes various annual major Sports Championships and Conferences, in cooperation with multiple International/National sports bodies and Dubai Government Entities, such as the Dubai International Sports Conference, Samsung Beach Soccer Intercontinental Cup and the FINA Diving World Series; in an attempt to enhance the culture, knowledge and expertise of professionalism in all aspects of the field; from the overall preparation and/or execution of the event.
 
Dubai became the first Arab and Middle East city to host the Sport Accord International Convention in 2010, and stages the annual Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Creative Sports Award, the most prestigious Award of the Middle East Region. Though the Council works on various major international sports events, it does not overlook the importance of spreading the awareness of a healthier, more active lifestyle locally; and in order to achieve such objectives, physical activity programs and initiatives, such as the Dubai Pulse Physical Activity program, the Furjan District Championships and the Dubai Beach Soccer League, have all been designed to target the various communities within the Emirate.

UAE Polo Federation

The UAE Polo Federation (UPF) aims to strengthen the roots of polo that has been established in the country and will serve as the governing body for polo in the UAE. The UPF will support the athletes, teams and the polo clubs it is in association with, ultimately growing the sport through the coming years.

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