Photo credit: Gonzalo Etcheverry/DPGC 2018.
Habtoor Polo and Desert Palm will play the Bentley Cup Subsidiary Final of the Julius Baer Gold Cup 2018 after winning today their respective matches against UAE Polo and Wolves.
In a double action day at the Al Habtoor Polo Resort & Club, Desert Palm defeated Wolves by 11 goals to 7 and Habtoor won his match against UAE Polo by 8 goals to 7.
With this results both teams will play the Bentley Cup Final on Friday 9th March before the Julius Baer Gold Cup Final, the most important trophy of the Dubai Polo Gold Cup Series 2018.
Desert Palm: 2-2/ 4-3/ 6-4/ 9-5/ 11-7
Top Scorer of the match: Camilo Castagnola (Desert Palm) 7 goals
Habtoor: 0-1/ 3-3/ 5-5/ 7-5/ 8-7
Top Scorers of the match: Francisco Elizalde (Habtoor) & Polito Pieres (UAE) 4 goals
Julius Baer Gold Cup Semifinals
The semifinals of the Julius Baer 2018 will be held tomorrow from 2.30 pm at the Al Habtoor Polo Resort & Club.
Abu Dhabi will face Mahra from 2.30 followed by Zedan vs Bin Drai from 4 pm in two games that promise great polo level and excitement.
The Julius Baer Gold Cup (Dubai Open), an 18-goal handicap competition, is one of the only tournaments in the United Arab Emirates to be recognized and certified by the World Polo Tour (WPT) and ranked by the highly coveted ‘WPT Cup’, resulting in winners receiving 60 points for their victory. The tournament is played under the banner of the Hurlingham Polo Association (HPA) and under strict international supervision according to the HPA rules and provision of its umpires.
Participating teams include:
- UAE Polo Team – Patron Her Highness Sheikha Maitha bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum
- Habtoor Polo – Patron Mohammed Al Habtoor
- Wolves Polo Team – Patron Habtoor Al Habtoor
- Mahra Polo – Patron Rashid Al Habtoor
- Bin Drai Polo Team – Patron Saeed Bin Drai
- Zedan Polo Team – Patron Amr Zedan
- Abu Dhabi Team – Patron Faris Al Yabhouni
- Desert Palm Team – Patron Tariq AlBawardy