11 - 13 February 2018 | UAE, Dubai
On the opening day of the second trophy of the Dubai Polo Gold Cup Series, 2018 - The Masters Cup, Mahra Polo Team, and UAE Polo Team premiered with two deserved victories.
On 12th February, the second day of action of the Masters Cup saw RA Polo take on Wolves. RA Polo, patron Rashid Al Falahi’s team had a successful debut in the tournament with a deserved victory in the match held at field 2 of the Al Habtoor Polo Resort & Club. RA Polo took the early lead and were 3-1 up by the end of the second chukker and consequently won the match by 6-3.
The third day of the Masters Cup saw two matches take place at the Al Habtoor Polo Resort & Club. The first match featured UAE Polo and Mahra. Mahra scored two in the first chukker and secured an early lead at the end of it with the score being 1.5-2 at the end of it, however, a dominant display in the following chukkers saw UAE score 9 more in response to just 5 from Mahra.
The match saw UAE Polo defeat Mahra by 10.5 goals to 7. UAE Polo became the first team to secure a place in the finals of the Masters Cup. The second match was between Habtoor Polo and RA Polo with the former winning the match by 9 goals to 4. The first chukker saw both team score two, however, Habtoor scored 4 more in the second and the score was 6-2 by the end of it. The third and fourth chukker saw Habtoor add 3 more goals to their tally to make the final score 9-4. Habtoor Polo, Mahra, and RA Polo will decide the remaining spot in the final by a penalty shootout on 14th from 10 am at the Al Habtoor Polo Resort & Club.