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Habtoor Polo Overcome Jordan's Sumaya

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Habtoor Polo Overcome Jordan’s Sumaya 7-4

Gold Cup Champions Make Winning Start To HH President of the UAE Polo Cup



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Polo Action Continues tomorrow (Tuesday) with Zedan v Desert Palm and Bin Drai v ADCB…



Abu Dhabi, 19th March: Dubai’s Habtoor Polo Team, led by Emirati player, Mohammed al Habtoor, beat Jordanian side, Sumaya Polo by three goals in the second match of Ghantoot Racing & Polo Club’s HH President of the UAE Polo Cup.

Habtoor scored the bulk of their goals early on, with Hamza Mawaz, Fran Elizalde and Guillermo Cutino combining to score six goals all scoring a goal each in the first two periods. Mawaz then scored Habtoor’s seventh and final goal in the final chukker.

Meanwhile all of Sumaya Polo’s four goals came courtesy of Argentine player, Augustin Canale.

The action continues on Tuesday when Saudi Arabia’s Zedan Polo take on Dubai’s Desert Palm and Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank (ADCB) face Bin Drai Polo.

Argentina’s Ramiro Cordero, who plays for ADCB, said his side was hoping for a strong showing against Bin Drai Polo.

We have been looking forward to our first match in this tournament for a while,” he said. “We know Bin Drai are a good team as they went all the way to the final in the recent Gold Cup but we have been focusing on our progression in this tournament and hope to win tomorrow.”

The HH President of the UAE Polo Cup is held under the patronage of HH Sheikh Falah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, chairman of Ghantoot Racing & Polo Club and held at Abu Dhabi’s Royal club between the March 18 and March 30 and is the largest polo tournament in the Middle East.

This year the event features two groups showcasing the talents of emerging Emirati players as well as high-goal professionals from Argentina. Umpiring the matches will be two officials who have presided over matches at the highest level of polo – the Argentine Open in Buenos Aires.

The President’s Cup grand final will take place on March 30 with free family activities, picnic area and Carluccio’s corporate hospitality and restaurant. All games including the grand final are free to attend and open to the public.

The event is presented by Abu Dhabi Commercial bank and the Official Car is Land Rover Premier Motors. It is supported by Bespoke Italia, Carluccio’s, Fiji Water and Prisa Polo.

ENDS

TEAMS

N Name HCP

ADCB (13)

1 Abdullah B. Desmal 1

2 Ramiro Cordero 2

3 Jorge Cernadas 5

4 Bruno Tassara 4

Abu Dhabi (11)

1 Faris Al Yabhouni 0

2 Alfredo Cappella 5

3 Patricio Neves 6

4 Ignacio Uriarte 0

Bin Drai (13)

1 Rashid Bin Drai  0

2 Nicolas Petracchi  4

3 Tomas Iriarte  4

4 Vieri Antinori   5

Desert Palm (12)

1 Tariq Albwardy 0

2 Ian Mathew Lodder 3

3 Matias Machado 4

4 Martin Valent 5

Sub Thomas Claesen 0

N Name HCP

Ghantoot Land Rover (13)

1 Ahmed Al Neaimi 1

2 Rubin Reynal 0

3 Oscar Colombres 5

4 Hugo Barabucci 7

Habtoor (13)

1 Mohammed Al Habtoor 0

2 Hamza Mawaz 1

3 Guillermo Cutino 6

4 Fran Elizalde 6

Sub: Ahmed Habtoor 0

Sumaya (13)

1 Faisal Yabroudi 0

2 Guy Gibarat 3

3 Augustin Canale 6

4 Pablo Vellila 4

Sub Kareem Abughazaleh 0

Zedan (13

1 Amr Zedan  0

2 Manuel Elizalde  2

3 Matias "Bocha" 3

4 Ignacio "Nachi" Heguy 8

SCHEDULE

Date

Teams

Field

Time

18/03/2012

Ghantoot LR

vs

Abu Dhabi

Sh Zayed field

4.30 pm

19/03/2012

Sumaya

vs

Habtoor

Field 1

4.30 pm

 

20/03/2012

Zedan

vs

Desert Palm

Field 2

4.30 pm

20/03/2012

Bin Drai

vs

ADCB

Sh Zayed field

5.30 pm

 

22/03/2012

Sumaya

vs

Bin Drai

Sh Zayed field

4.30 pm

22/03/2012

Ghantoot LR

vs

Zedan

Field 2

5.30 pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

24/03/2012

Habtoor

vs

ADCB

Field 2

4.30 pm

24/03/2012

Abu Dhabi

vs

Desert Palm

Field 1

5.30 pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

26/03/2012

Ghantoot LR

vs

Desert Palm

Field 2

4.30 pm

26/03/2012

Sumaya

vs

ADCB

Sh Zayed field

5.30 pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

28/03/2012

Abu Dhabi

vs

Zedan

Field 2

4.30 pm

28/03/2012

Habtoor

vs

Bin Drai

Sh Zayed field

5.30 pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

30/03/2012

TBC

vs

TBC

Field 1

4.00 pm

30/03/2012

TBC

vs

TBC

Field 1

5.30 pm

Keep up with news and results regarding the H.H President of UAE Polo Cup on Facebook “Ghantoot Racing & Polo Club" or visit: www.presidentpolocup.ae

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