Bin Drai Polo also makes it to the semifinals of the Dubai Challenge Cup 2016
Bin Drai Polo defeated Edrees by 7 goals to 2 in the only match played this afternoon for the Dubai Challenge Cup 2016, held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, and part of Dubai Polo Gold Cup Series.
Patron Saeed Bin Drai ́s team achieved their second victory in a row and joins Zedan in the semifinals of the tournament.
A quick lead in the first 7 minutes of the match made things much easier for Bin Drai in the following chukkers. Team made up by Saeed Bin Drai, Tomás Iriarte, Matías Torres Zavaleta and Raúl Laplacette took control of the game from the beginning for a comfortable 7-2 victory.
Bin Drai: 2-0/ 3-1/ 5-1/ 7-2
The Dubai Challenge Cup will continue next Saturday at the Al Habtoor Polo Resort with only one match to be held from 10 am between Zedan and UAE Polo Team.
Dubai Challenge Cup 2016
Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai.
Part of Dubai Polo Gold Cup Series, The 18-goal tournament – one of the highest handicap tournaments in the region – will run from Friday March 18, 2016 to Friday April 1, 2016 at the new Al Habtoor Polo Resort & Club.
Mohammed Al Habtoor, founded the Dubai Gold Cup Series in 2009. Since then it has grown in tandem with the city of Dubai. Today it is one of the highest handicap tournament in the Middle East and the fourth largest of its kind after Argentina, the US and the UK. The Gold Cup Series is split into two tournaments: the McLaren Silver Cup and the Julius Baer Gold Cup and played under the banner of the Hurlingham Polo Association (HPA). It attracts polo stars from around the world, VIPs, society figures as well as senior corporate executives from across the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC). This year in 2016, The Dubai Polo Gold Cup Series reached to have a number of 5 tournaments under its umbrella (Silver Cup, Polo Masters Cup, Gold Cup, Dubai Challenge Cup and Dubai Cup).