The Dubai Challenge Cup, fourth leg of the Dubai Polo Gold Cup Series, came to an end on Friday with UAE Polo claiming the title after defeating Battistoni in the final by 7 goals to 6 thanks to a goal scored by Jacinto Crotto in extra chukker. Thus, Sheikha Maitha’s team repeated what they did at both the Polo Masters Cup and the EMAAR Polo Cup, where they also won the championship. Plus, they reached the final of the Dubai Silver Cup and the IFZA Gold Cup.
The tournament took place at the Al Habtoor Polo Resort & Club, in Dubai, and featured 8 teams up to 10 goals in participation.
ALL MATCHES OF THE DUBAI CHALLENGE CUP WERE STREAMED LIVE ON POLOLINE TV.
FINAL DUBAI CHALLENGE CUP: UAE POLO 7-6 BATTISTONI
UAE POLO: Sheika Maitha Al Maktoum 0 (1 goal), Raja Abuljabain 0 (1), Lukin Monteverde 3 (2), Jacinto Crotto 7 (2). Total: 10.
BATTISTONI: Alessandro Barnaba 0, Pierre Jauretche 3 (4 goals), Maxi Malacalza 3, Tomas Iriarte 4 (2). Total: 10.
Score UAE Polo: 2-0, 3-3, 5-4, 6-6, 7-6.
MVP: Tomás Iriarte.
BPP: El Overo Z7 Pereza, played by Lukin Monteverde.
Umpire: Peter Wright.
SUBSIDIARY FINAL: DUBAI WOLVES 9-5 TRATOK – HESKETH
DUBAI WOLVES: Mohammed Khalid -1, Habtoor Al Habtoor 1, Tomas Beresford 6, Kian Hall 3. Total: 9.
TRATOK / HESKETH: Kim Roche -1, Santos Iriarte 1, Tomas Palacios Bacque 3, Manuel Plaza 6. Total: 9.
FIFTH PLACE MATCH: BIN DRAI 6-5 BAYLANDI
BIN DRAI: Khalid Bin Drai 1, Rashid Bin Drai 1, Bautista Alberdi 3, Gregorio Gelosi 5. Total: 10.
BAYLANDI: Louisa Farrington 0, Mohammed Al Habtoor 0, Guillermo Cuitiño 5, Ed Banner Eve 5. Total: 10.
SEVENTH PLACE MATCH: AM POLO 7-7 IFZA MAHRA
AM POLO: Sheika Alia Al Maktoum 0, Faisal Yabroudi 0, Pali Urquiza 4, Benjamin Panelo 6. Total: 10.
IFZA: Khalaf Al Habtoor 0, Tariq Al Habtoor 1, Segundo Amadori 4, Jacinto Amadori 5. Total: 10.
The next stop of the Dubai Gold Cup Series will be the Dubai Cup, for teams up to 8 goals, scheduled to be played on April 9-16.