Habtoor Polo sweeps last tournament of season, Dubai Cup 2023

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ABU DHABI, April 30: The fifth and final tournament of the Dubai Polo Gold Cup Series concluded with two exciting matches on the grounds of Al Habtoor Polo Club, consisting of four teams this year. The afternoon opened with El Basha Polo and PBS Polo at the Subsidiary Final of the Dubai Cup. PBS Polo began the match with a 0.5 goal advantage, but it was Habtoor Al Habtoor who opened the match and scored three back to back goals, along with a goal by Tariq Al Habtoor, ending the score in the first chukker with 4 goals to 0.5. Mohammed Khalid Abdulghaffar from El Basha Polo scored two goals in the penultimate and final chukker, ending the first match in favor of El Basha with the score of 6 goals to 2.5. Match Progression: 4 – 0.5 | 5 – 0.5 | 6 – 1.5 | 6 – 2.5 The Final featured a match between Ankora-Lamar Polo and Habtoor Polo who had an advantage of 1.5 goal. Khalid Alomran of Ankora-Lamar Polo opened the score in the first chukker.

Final Match Winners – J.J Diaz Alberdi, Habtoor Polo – Mohammed Al Habtoor, Khalaf Al Habtoor, Raja Abuljebain

The second chukker opened with a brilliant goal by Mohammed Al Habtoor, but ended with two goals from Haider Bangash and Khalid Alomran, with Ankora’s lead of 0.5 goal towards the end. In the final moments of the Dubai Cup tournament, both the teams displayed tremendous polo skills but ultimately it was Habtoor Polo who clinched the title of the Dubai Cup 2023, by the score of 5.5 to 4 goals. Match Progression: 1.5 – 1 | 2.5 – 3 | 5.5 – 3 | 5.5 – 4 Lukas Tremmel, General Manager of Al Habtoor Polo Resort, awarded the teams of the Dubai Cup 2023.

Subsidiary Match Winners – Hani Jabshe, Tarik Al Habtoor, Habtoor Al Habtoor, Justo Cuitina

The Most Valuable Player was awarded to Khalaf Al Habtoor, and the Best Playing Pony was awarded to Billy, ridden by & owned by Khalid Alomran. Main sponsor Al Safsaf Trading Company Al Safsaf Trading Company are a fit-out and interior design company specializing in Residential, Corporate and Commercial projects with an excellent track record for customer satisfaction. They have a wide portfolio of experience including design and build services for offices, villas, restaurants, showrooms, exhibitions stands, and hotels in Business bay, Silicon Oasis, Deira, Dubai Marina and many more.

Subsidiary Match Runner Ups – Tomas Iriarte, Mohammed Khalid, Petra Spanko, Lukas Tremmel

Al Safsaf doesn’t compromise on the quality of products and services offered to their clients, and believe that by providing not just standard products but a wide-range of solution to end-users at a very competitive price, they are uniquely positioned to meet and exceed the clients’ expectation. Dubai Polo Gold Cup Series (DPGC) was founded in 2009 by Mohammed Al Habtoor, patron of the Habtoor Polo team and Chairman of the UAE Polo Federation DPGC Series started out with one tournament – the Gold Cup (Dubai Open) – and has grown into a series five premier Polo Tournaments in the Middle East – the Silver Cup, Gold Cup, Polo Masters Cup, Dubai Challenge Cup and the Dubai Cup.

The tournaments under the DPGC are recognized by World Polo Tour (WPT), ranking it among the best polo tournaments worldwide. The Gold Cup is one out of the four tournaments in the world that is played in the WPT Championship Cup category, on a par with world-class events held in Argentina, Spain, United Kingdom and the United States.

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