26 January 2018 | UAE
The opening trophy of the Dubai Polo Cup Series 2018, 18- goal handicap rivalry, started with triumphs by Habtoor Polo and Zedan Polo in an energizing twofold activity day at Al Habtoor Polo Resort and Club.
In the primary diversion, Habtoor Polo, supporter Mohammad Al Habtoor group, played a decent first half however in the last two chukkers, with Wolves putting a great deal of weight on them leveled the match. The capable 8 goals, handicap, Franciso Elizalde took control of the activities and scored the conclusive objective in the last chukker for Habtoor's Polo 5-4 triumph. Fran Elizalde was the best scorer in the triumphant group with 3 objectives and Habtoor Al Habtoor, with 2, the best scorer of Wolves Polo group.
In the second match of the day, Zedan Polo accomplished an awesome triumph against UAE Polo 8 objectives to 7 out of a nearby and exciting amusement. Zedan Polo, benefactor's Amr Zedan group, started the match at full speed for a 3-1 lead in the initial seven minutes. Be that as it may, snappy rebound by benefactor's HH Sheika Maitha group, put UAE Polo on the lead by 5-4 toward the finish of the second chukker. The appropriate response was quick by Zeda to get back again in the number one spot by 7-5 in the third chukker.
The second 50% of the match was a come and run with groups playing at an incredible level and doing combating hard for the victory. The fourth chukker finished by 7 objectives each and over the most recent 7 minutes, the two groups had a few events to close the amusement. Be that as it may, at long last it was Pablo Mac Donough, 10 goaler superstar, in the wake of scoring a 60-yard a penalty that gave Zedan Polo the triumph by 8 goals to 7. Polito Pieres was the best scorer of the match with 5 objectives and Mac Donough, with 4, the best scorer for Zedan Polo group. The McLaren Cup will proceed next Monday, January 29th with another twofold activity day the Al Habtoor Polo Resort and Club. From 2 pm, Mahra Polo will play against Bin Drai Polo took after by UAE Polo versus Wolves.
The Dubai Polo Cup Series is the fourth-biggest competition of its kind after Argentina, the United State, and the United Kingdome. Established by Mohammed Al Habtoor in 2009, the competition is the chief regional polo competition of the year, drawing in VIPS, society figures, and since 2012 it is the main competition in the United Arab Emirates to be perceived and affirmed by the World Polo Tour ( WPT). It is played under the pennant of the Hurlingham Polo Association (HPA), with the competitions being played under strict global supervision as indicated by the HPA principles and arrangement of its umpires. The last of the McLaren Cup will happen on ninth February 2018 from 1 pm at the Al Habtoor Polo Resort and Club, situated in Dubai Land. The six taking interest groups in the McLaren Cup 2018:
Zedan Polo Team (Patron: Amr Zedan)
Canister Drai Polo Team (Patron: Rashid Bin Drai)
Habtoor Polo Team (Patron: Mohammed Al Habtoor)
Mahra Polo Team (Patron: Rashi Al Habtoor)
UAE Polo Team (Patron: Her Highness Sheikha Maitha Bint Mohammed container
Rashid Al Maktoum)
Wolves Polo Team (Patron: Habtoor Al Habtoor)