Both Desert Palm and Habtoor Polo remain unbeaten as they beat Zedan and Mahra, respectively, at Al Habtoor Polo Resort and Club. The victories mean that both have qualified for the semifinals of the tournament.
In the first match, Camillo “Jeta” Castagnola scored the first 2 goals for Desert Palm, helping the team maintain a 3-goal advantage over Zedan until the third chukker. They expanded the margin throughout the match, finishing with a 9-4 win.
The second match saw Habtoor Polo come out strong against Mahra. The former took the lead, with Facu Sola scoring the first goal by the second chukka. Halfway through the match, a pass from Tommy Beresford led to a goal from Hugo Lewis, whilst Mahra were able to convert 2 goals, thanks to Pelayo Berazadi, and a last-second goal from Tariq Al Habtoor. Habtoor maintained the lead in the last two chukkas to close the match 7-5.
DESERT PALM 9-4 ZEDAN
Desert Palm: Rashid Albawardi 2, Jeta Castagnola 5 (8 goals), Bartolito Castagnola 6 (1), Facha Valent 5. Total: 18.
Zedan: Amr Zedan 0, Gato Gándara 5, Santiago Laborde 6, Rauli Laplacette 7 (4 goals). Total: 18.
Score Desert Palm: 2-0, 4-1, 4-1, 6-1, 9-4.
HABTOOR 7-5 MAHRA
Habtoor Polo: Mohammed Al Habtoor 0, Hugo Lewis 3 (1 goal), Facundo Sola 9 (6), Tommy Beresford 6. Total: 18.
Mahra: Tariq Al Habtoor 1 (1 goal), Diogo Gallego 5 (1), Jaime García Huidobro 7, Pelayo Berazadi 5 (3). Total: 17.
Score Habtoor: 0‐0, 2-0, 5-2, 6-3, 7-5.
The Silver Cup continues on Tuesday:
11am: Abu Dhabi Polo vs. Ghantoot Polo
4pm: UAE Polo vs Dubai Wolves
THE DUBAI GOLD CUP SERIES IS STREAMED LIVE ON POLOLINE TV HERE.
Dubai Polo Gold Cup Series:
-Silver Cup (18-goal): January 25 – February 8.
-Polo Masters Cup (10-goal): February 10-15.
-Julius Baer Gold Cup (18-goal): February 18 – March 8.
-Dubai Challenge Cup (18-goal): March 15-30.
-Dubai Cup (8-goal): April 2-12.