Habtoor Polo and UAE Polo Teams Successful on the Second Day of the Dubai Open 2020


It was a double-action day at the Al Habtoor Polo Resort and Club as Habtoor Polo played against Zedan Polo with a final score of 12 - 8 and UAE Polo won with 12 goals against Bangash Polo team.

Habtoor Polo secured a fast lead and ended the first chukker with a three-goal advantage. Zedan Polo recovered during the second game with two goals from its Patron, Amr Zedan. Facundo Sola managed to break the tie with an angle shot at 70 yards out early on the third chukker which Santiago Laborde quickly recovered with a goal. Habtoor Polo's lead took off with the three goals from Facu and the two goals scored by Martin Podesta sealed the win for the team at 12 goals to 8.

Match Progression:  4 - 1 | 4 - 4 | 6 – 6 | 10 – 7 | 12 - 8
Top scorer: Facundo Sola, Habtoor Polo, 6 goals

Match Replay

UAE Polo had a strong start on the second match of the day with goals from the Panelo brothers and Tommy Beresford. The team had control of the next chukkers with notable goals from Frederico Potobsky. The second match ended with a final score of 12 goals to 8 in favour of UAE Polo team.

Match Progression: 4 - 0 | 7 - 2| 8 - 4| 12 - 4| 12 - 5
Top scorer: Tommy Beresford, UAE Polo, 6 goals

Match Replay

The Standard Chartered Gold Cup will continue on the 21st of February, Friday with a match between Abu Dhabi Polo and AM/UAE Polo teams at 14:00 and at 16:00 Ghantoot Polo will play against Dubai Wolves team. Catch the action live in Field 1 at Al Habtoor Polo Resort and Club or watch it online on Pololine TV’s livestream.


About Standard Chartered Private Bank – Title Sponsor

Standard Chartered Private Bank provides private banking services to clients across Asia, Africa, the Middle East and Europe, through onshore booking centres in Singapore, Hong Kong, Dubai, India, London, and Jersey. The company also offers global Trust and Fiduciary capabilities through its Singapore centre. Its aspiration of being the private bank of choice among generations of entrepreneurs is built on Standard Chartered’s inherent strengths: a heritage of some 160 years in international banking, a presence in 60 of the world’s most dynamic markets, and a strong understanding of growth markets.

Bentley Emirates  – Main Sponsor

Bentley Emirates, part of Al Habtoor Motors, the official dealer of Bentley in the UAE is the largest Bentley Dealer in the world. 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.

U.S. Polo Assn. – Official Apparel Sponsor

U.S. Polo Assn. is proud to be the official apparel partner of the Dubai Gold Cup. The brand not only designs custom performance jerseys worn by some of the teams competing in the tournament, but also sells its product in Dubai and 180 countries around the world. 

About the Dubai Polo Gold Cup Series

Dubai Polo Gold Cup Series was founded in 2009 by Mohammed Al Habtoor, patron of the Habtoor Polo team. Growing rapidly every year, the Gold Cup (Dubai Open) was recognised by the World Polo Tour (WPT); in January 2014, the WPT committee credited the Gold Cup tournament as the highest competition in terms of points within the WPT Challenge Cup category, elevating it to 50 points for the winner. 2015 marked the first time ever that the WPT upgraded the Gold Cup Tournament from ‘Challenge Cup’ to the highly coveted ‘WPT Cup’, resulting in winners receiving 60 points. In 2017, the tournament was moved up to WPT Championship Cup – the highest competition point-wise, awarding its winners with 125 points. The Silver Cup is ranked under the WPT Cup category, with 50 points for winners and the Dubai Challenge Cup falls under the WPT Challenge Cup Category, awarding its winners with 20 points. Dubai Gold Cup Series is proud to be the only tournament series with this exclusive accreditation in the GCC and MENA Region, ranking it among the best polo tournaments worldwide.

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