The press conference and live draw for the Silver Cup, the first tournament of the prestigious Dubai Gold Cup Series, took place on Monday, January 20 at Al Habtoor Polo and Resort. The 2020 edition of the Series will be particularly special, as it marks the ten year anniversary of high goal polo in Dubai.
The competition, played under the patronage of HH Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, will run from Friday, January 24 to Friday February 7, at Al Habtoor Polo Polo and Resort.
The Dubai Gold Cup Series encompasses a series tournaments – the most competitive in the Middle East and Asia. The remarkable growth of the Series established the event as an important fixture in the international polo calendar.
The Silver Cup, to be played with rules set and overseen by the Hurlingham Polo Association (HPA), will see six 18-goal teams compete. Furthermore, the Silver Cup forms part of the World Polo Tour ranking, and therefore awards points as part of the WPT Cup category.
The press conference and draw, attended by players, sponsors and media, was led by Mohammed Al Habtoor, President and Founder of the Dubai Gold Cup Series, who shared that he was “proud to have reached another milestone, as we celebrate a decade of high goal polo in the UAE. This achievement would not have been possible without the support of sponsors, team patrons and the city of Dubai.”
All Silver Cup matches will be STREAMED LIVE ON PoloLine TV.
DUBAI GOLD CUP SERIES 2020 – SILVER CUP TEAMS:
Habtoor: Mohammed Al Habtoor, Facundo Sola, Mín Podestá, Félix Esaín.
Wolves: Habtoor Al Habtoor, Juan Gris Zavaleta, Juan Zubiaurre, Justo Cuitiño.
UAE: Sheikha Maitha, Tomás Panelo, Tommy Beresford, Benjamín Panelo.
UAE AM: Alya Al Maktoum, Jacinto Crotto, Nacho Acuña, Santiago Cernadas.
Zedan: Amr Zedan, Santiago Laborde, Juan Jauretche, Manuel Plaza.
Ghantoot: Ali Al Merri, Cacu Araya, Pablito Llorente, Esteban d’Andrea.
SILVER CUP – FIXTURE
- Friday, January 24
2pm: UAE vs AM/UAE
4pm: Ghantoot vs. Habtoor
- Saturday, January 25
4pm: Zedan vs. Dubai Wolves
- Monady, January 27
4pm: Ghantoot vs. AM/UAE Polo
- Tuesday, January 28
2pm: Zedan vs. Habtoor
4pm; UAE vs. Dubai Wolves
- Friday, January 31
2pm: UAE vs. Habtoor
- Saturday, February 1
2pm: Zedan vs. AM UAE
4pm: Ghantoot vs. Dubai Wolves
- Tuesday, February 4 – SEMIFINALS
2pm: 1ro vs. 4to
4pm: 2do. vs. 3ro
- Friday, February 7
2pm: FINAL HILDON CUP
4pm: FINAL SILVER CUP
CALENDAR DUBAI GOLD CUP SERIES 2020:
SILVER CUP (18 GOAL): Jan 24 – Feb 07.
POLO MASTERS CUP (10 GOAL): Feb 10-12.
GOLD CUP: (18 GOAL): Feb 15 – March 06.
DUBAI CHALLENGE CUP (10 GOAL): March 14-21.
DUBAI CUP (8 GOAL): April 01-10.