On Friday, March 5, Ghantoot made an impressive comeback halfway through the third chukka to beat UAE Polo 11-7 and win the IFZA Gold Cup, the most prestigious polo tournament in Asia and the Middle East, at Al Habtoor Polo Resort & Club. As in their previous games, they showed great team work and strategy to claim a fantastic win.
The tournament, which was streamed live on POLOLINE TV, saw eight teams, up to 18 goals, compete at Al Habtoor Polo Resort & Club. Missed the action, or just want to rewatch every match? Watch it all on Pololine TV!
GHANTOOT – ROAD TO THE FINAL:
12-9 vs Habtoor
13-8 vs Bangash
12-10 vs IFZA Mahra
13-9 vs Habtoor (Semifinal)
11-7 vs UAE Polo (Final)
THE IFZA GOLD CUP WAS STREAMED LIVE ON POLOLINE TV.
The summary of the finals:
FINAL IFZA GOLD CUP: GHANTOOT 11-7 UAE POLO
GHANTOOT: Nasser Al Shamsi 1, Cesar Crespo 4 (4 goals), Pablito Llorente 6 (1), Marcos Araya 7 (6). Total: 18.
UAE POLO: HH Sheikha Maitha 0, Lukin Monteverde 3, Tomas Panelo 7 (7 goals), Guillermo Willington 7. Total: 17.
Score Ghantoot: 1-3, 2-4, 8-4, 8-5, 11-7.
MVP: Cesar Crespo.
BPP: Jota Pichot, played by: Cacu Araya.
Top scorer of the tournament: Benjamín Panelo (36 goals).
BENTLEY CUP FINAL: BANGASH 10-7 DUBAI WOLVES BY CAFU
Bangash Polo: Haider Bangash 0, Federico Von Potobsky 5, Benjamin Panelo 6 (8 goals), Jacinto Crotto 7 (2). Total: 18.
Dubai Wolves by CAFU: Habtoor Al Habtoor 1, Kian Hall 3 (1 goal), Tommy Beresford 6 (3), Alejandro Muzzio 8 (3). Total: 18.
Score Bangash: 2-2, 4-4, 5-5, 7-6, 10-7.