Ghantoot defeated Bangash by 10 goals to 7.5 to claim the Emirates Polo Championship International on Thursday, December 30, at the splendid Ghantoot Racing & Polo Club, in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
Nasser Al Shamsi was named MVP Amateur, while the MVP Pro Award went to Marcos Araya. Messi, ridden by Marcos Araya, took BPP honors.
In the Subsidiary Trophy, Abu Dhabi took a 9-7.5 win over UAE Polo.
The tournament saw four teams, up to 12 goals, compete.
EMIRATES POLO CHAMPIONSHIP INTERNATIONAL – FINALS – THURSDAY, DECEMBER 30
- Ghantoot 10-7.5 Bangash
Ghantoot: Yousof Bin Desmal 1, Nasser Al Shamsi 1 , Kian Hall 3, Marcos Araya 7.
Bangash: Rayyan Al Ajaji 0, Federico von Potobsky, Facundo Kelly 5, Nicolás Corti Maderna 5.
- Subsidiary Final
Abu Dhabi 9-7.5 UAE Polo
Abu Dhabi: Faris Al Yabhouni 0, Segundo Amadori 4, Tomás Iriarte 4, Hugo Barabucci 4.
UAE Polo: Sheikha Maitha 0, Sheikha Alia 0, Pablo Urquiza 4, Jacinto Crotto 7.
THE EMIRATES POLO CHAMPIONSHIP INTERNATIONAL WAS STREAMED LIVE ON POLOLINE TV.
EMIRATES POLO CHAMPIONSHIP INTERNATIONAL – TEAMS:
GHANTOOT: Nasser Al Shamsi 1, Yousof Bin Desmal 1, Kian Hall 3, Marcos Araya 7.
UAE POLO TEAM: Sheikha Maitha 0, Sheikha Alia 0, Pablo Urquiza 4, Jacinto Crotto 7.
ABU DHABI: Faris Al Yabhouni 0, Segundo Amadori 4, Hugo Barabucci 4, TBC.
BANGASH: Haider Bangash 0, Facundo Kelly 2, Federico Von Potobsky 5, Nicolás Corti Maderna 5.
EMIRATES POLO CHAMPIONSHIP INTERNATIONAL – FIXTURE:
Tuesday, December 21:
2:30pm: Abu Dhabi vs UAE Polo (Match 1)
4pm: Bangash vs Ghantoot (Match 2)
Friday, December 24:
2:30pm: Abu Dhabi vs Ghantoot
4pm: Bangash vs UAE Polo
Monday, December 27:
2:30pm: Match 5
4pm: Match 6
Thursday, December 30:
2:30pm: Subsidiary Final
4pm: FINAL EMIRATES POLO CHAMPIONSHIP INTERNATIONAL