Bin Drai Polo is the second team that makes it to the semifinales of the Julius Baer Gold Cup after winning this afternoon at the Dubai Polo & Equestrian Club the third match in the tournament.
Bin Drai defeated Wolves by 10 goals to 6 and joins Zedan in the next stage of the Julius Baer Gold Cup. Zedan ended the qualifying round unbeaten after defeating Ghantoot by 7 goals to 6.
Patron Saeed Bin Drai ́s team played a great match today against a tough opponent. Guillermo Terrera displayed all his talent in the field to lead his team from the third chukka to a secure victory. Terrera scored 6 goals to be the top scorer and mvp of the match. Jerónimo del Carril and Agustín Canale scored two goals each for the Wolves.
Bin Drai: 3-1/ 4-3/ 4-3/ 8-3/ 10-4
The double action day at the Dubai Polo & Equestrian Club open up with a great match between Zedan and Ghantoot.
Patron Amr Zedan ́s team achieved a thrilling victory in the last seconds of the match thanks to a penalty goal scored by Juan “Tito” Ruíz Guiñazú who replaced injured ten goaler Pablo Mac Donough.
“Tito” Guiñazú was the man of the match and top scorer with 6 goals for Zedan ́s victory by 7-6. Bautista Bayugar, with 5 goals, was the top scorer in Ghantoot Polo Team.
Zedan: 2-3/ 3-4/ 4-4/ 5-4/ 7-6
The Julius Baer Gold Cup will continue tomorrow at the Al Habtoor Polo Resort with the last matches of the qualifying round.
Starting at 2 pm Mahra will play against Abu Dhabi followed by UAE Polo vs Edrees Polo.
Dubai Polo Gold Cup Series (Dubai Open), an 18 Goal Handicap competition, enters its seventh year under the Patronage of HH Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai. The tournament is now the highest handicap in the UAE.
The Dubai Open has been split into two tournaments. Starting with the McLaren Cup 2016, which runs from Friday January 22, 2016 to Friday February 5, 2016. The second tournament, the Julius Baer Gold Cup, commences on Friday, February 19, 2016 to Friday March 11, 2016.
The Dubai Polo Gold Cup Series is the fourth-largest tournament of its kind after Argentina, the US and the UK. First founded by Mohammed Al Habtoor in 2009, the tournament is the premier regional polo competition of the year, and attracts VIPs, society figures, and senior corporate executives from across the GCC. It has grown in tandem with the city of Dubai and since 2012, it is the only tournament in the UAE to be recognized and certified by the World Polo Tour (WPT).
It is played under the banner of the Hurlingham Polo Association (HPA), with the Gold Cup being played according to HPA rules and the provision of umpires is managed under strict international supervision by the HPA.