Local foursome, Ghantoot, took a heavy 10-4.5 win over Abu Dhabi (who received 0.5 goal on handicap), and claimed the  Emirates Polo Championship International, the tournament that saw three teams, between 10 and 12 goals, play four chukka matches.

The final took place on Tuesday December 15 on the Sheikh Zayed Field, at Ghantoot Racing & Polo Club, in Abu Dhabi. As happened in the previous match, during the league stage, on December 10, Ghantoot managed to dominate the match and the scoreboard, by displaying a thrilling team play and widening the gap chukka after chukka.

In the awards presentation, Manuel Toccalino was named Best Professional Player, while the Best Local Player went to Nasser Al Shamsi. Centaura earned a BPP honors. In addition, both teams received money prizes.

Score Ghantoot: (0-0.5) 2-0.5, 5-1.5, 6-2.5, 10-4.5

Umpires: Alex Roldán and Tim Bown.

The event was streamed LIVE from Abu Dhabi via PoloLine TV.

REWATCH GHANTOOT vs. ABU DHABI

Ghantoot vs. Abu Dhabi (PoloLine TV)

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Ghantoot vs. Abu Dhabi

EMIRATES POLO CHAMPIONSHIP INTERNATIONAL – TEAMS

Ghantoot Polo: Nasser Al Shamsi 1, Santos Iriarte 1, César Crespo 4, Manuel Toccalino 6. Total: 12.

Bin Drai: Mohammed Bin Drai 1, Bautista Alberdi 3, Rashid Bin Drai 1, Gregorio Gelosi 5. Total: 10.

Abu Dhabi: Faris Al Yabhouni 0, Maxi Malacalza 3, Bautista García 4, Hugo Barabucci 4. Total: 11.

EMIRATES POLO CHAMPIONSHIP INTERNATIONAL – FIXTURE

Tuesday, December 8

Ghantoot 9-4.5 Bin Drai

Thursday, December 10

Ghantoot 7-1.5 Abu Dhabi

Saturday, December 12

Bin Drai 6.5-7 Abu Dhabi

Tuesday, December 15

Bin Drai 6.5-7 Abu Dhabi

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