|29 January 2021, Dubai, UAE: The fifth day of the IFZA Silver Cup 2021 qualifiers was a victorious day for Bangash Polo team as it smashed the competition and closed the game at 11 goals to 7.5.|
Haider Bangash, the team’s patron, delivered the opening goal followed by another from Benjamin Panelo. IFZA-Mahra Polo team level the game with a goal from Ricardo Garros*, penalty shot from Isidro Strada and an excellent pass that allowed Segundo Amadori to score. Benja’s created a massive 7.5 goal advantage for Bangash Polo during the next two chukkers. IFZA-Mahra Polo rushed to close in on
Bangash Polo team at the last chukker. But the gap in scores was enough to secure Bangash Polo team its second win in the tournament.
Match Progression: 2 – 0.5 | 4 – 3.5 | 7 – 3.5 | 11 – 3.5 | 7 – 3.5
Top scorer: Benjamin Panelo, 9 goals
The last qualifying matches of the IFZA Silver Cup 2021 are scheduled on the 30th of January, Field 3 with a game between Zedan Polo and UAE Polo teams at 14:00 followed by Habtoor Polo against Dubai Wolves by CAFU at 16:00. Catch the action live or watch it online on Pololine TV’s livestream.
* Jacinto Amadori replacement due to injury (day 4 match) – Ricardo Garros (5HCP)
* Segundo Amadori replacement due to injury (day 5 match)- Tuki Guinazu (4HCP)
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ABOUT THE DUBAI POLO GOLD CUP SERIES
Dubai Polo Gold Cup Series was founded in 2009 by Mohammed Al Habtoor, patron of the Habtoor Polo team. Growing rapidly every year, the Gold Cup (Dubai Open) was recognised by the World Polo Tour (WPT); in January 2014, the WPT committee credited the Gold Cup tournament as the highest competition in terms of points within the WPT Challenge Cup category, elevating it to 50 points for the winner. 2015 marked the first time ever that the WPT upgraded the Gold Cup Tournament from ‘Challenge Cup’ to the highly coveted ‘WPT Cup’, resulting in winners receiving 60 points. In 2017, the tournament was moved up to WPT Championship Cup – the highest competition point-wise, awarding its winners with 125 points. The Silver Cup is ranked under the WPT Cup category, with 60 points for winners and the Dubai Challenge Cup falls under the WPT Challenge Cup Category, awarding its winners with 10 points.
Dubai Gold Cup Series is proud to be the only tournament series with this exclusive accreditation in the GCC and MENA Region, ranking it among the best polo tournaments worldwide
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