The H.H President of UAE Polo Cup, was underway at Ghantoot Racing & Polo Club (GRPC), in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, is celebrating 20 years of history. Six 18-goal teams, composed of the best Emirati and international players, were competing in the tournament.
The tournament resumed on Monday and Tuesday, with three matches. After winning their respective games, Habtoor and Ghantoot, boasting two wins each, secured a place at the top of league table. UAE, winners of the Dubai Gold Cup, beat Desert Palm in day three of the competition to claim their first win.
The finals of the H.H President of UAE Polo Cup were scheduled for Friday, March 27th, but on Thursday, March 19th, as per instruction of HH Sheikh Falah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of Ghantoot Racing & Polo Club and as part of preventive measures for Coronavirus (COVID-19), and in completion of the precautionary measures taken by sports institutions with all entities and bodies to preserve the health and safety of all members of the society, it is decided to postpone the H.H President of UAE Polo Cup with effect from Thursday, 19th March 2020 until further notice.
Ghantoot Racing & Polo Club in Abu Dhabi was founded by HH Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan in 1994 and is run under the patronage and directives of his son, HH Sheikh Falah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan. The club features state-of-the-art facilities, such as the Sheikh Zayed Field, formerly a horse track.
ALL H.H PRESIDENT OF UAE POLO CUP MATCHES WERE STREAMED LIVE ON POLOLINE TV HERE.
HABTOOR 12-8 BANGASH
HABTOOR: Mohammed Al Habtoor 0, Félix Esaín 2 (3 goals), Mín Podestá 7 (1), Facundo Sola 9 (8). Total: 18.
BANGASH: Heider Bangash 0, Federico Von Potobsky 5 (3 goals), Manuel Elizalde 6 (1), Juanchi Ambroggio 6 (4). Total: 17.
Score Habtoor: 1-2, 4-3, 6-5, 8-8, 12-8.
Umpires: Matías Baibiene & Peter Wright.
GHANTOOT 11-6 ABU DHABI
GHANTOOT: Naseer Al Shamsi 1 (2 goals), Marcos Panelo 4 (2), Pablo Llorente 6 (2), Marcos Araya 7 (5). Total: 18.
ABU DHABI: Faris Al Yabhouni 0, Cesar Crespo 4, Alfredo Cappella 9 (1 goal), Martin Donovan 5 (5). Total: 18.
Score Ghantoot: 2-1, 3-4, 6-4, 8-5, 11-6.
Umpires: Matías Baibiene & Gastón Lucero.
UAE POLO 11-7 DESERT PALM
UAE Polo: HH Sheikha Maitha 0, Benjamín Panelo 4 (2 goals), Tomás Panelo 6 (3), Tommy Beresford 6 (6). Total: 16.
DESERT PALM: Yousef Bin Dismal 0, Ramiro Cordero 5 (3 goals), Martin Valent 5 (1), Manuel Toccalino 6 (3). Total: 16.
Score UAE Polo: 3-0, 4-3, 7-4, 8-5, 11-7.
Umpires: Gastón Lucero & Peter Wright.