The Dubai Silver Cup, the first stage of the Dubai Polo Gold Cup Series, the most renowned series of polo tournaments in Asia and the Middle East, commenced on Saturday January 21, at Al Habtoor Polo Resort & Club, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. It is worth noting that the most significant change this year is that both the Silver Cup and the Gold Cup have been raised to 20 goals.
The final of the Dubai Silver Cup is due on Saturday February 4.
The opening day saw regining champions, Habtoor and UAE Polo victorious over AM Polo and Dubai Wolves by CAFU, respectively.
THE DUBAI SILVER CUP WILL BE STREAMED LIVE ON POLOLINE TV HERE.
Dubai Silver Cup, Saturday January 21:
HABTOOR POLO 13-12 AM POLO
Habtoor Polo Team: Mohammed Al Habtoor 0, Matt Perry 5 (1 goal), Bautista Bayugar 8 (11), Juan Jauretche 7 (1). Total: 20.
AM Polo Team: Sheikha Alia Al Maktoum 0, César Crespo 6 (1 goal), Isidro Strada 8 (10), Benjamin Urquiza 6 (1). Total: 20.
Score Habtoor: 1-2, 4-4, 6-7, 9-10, 13-12.
Umpires: Jason Dixon & Peter Wright. Third Man: Matías Baibiene.
UAE POLO 13-5 DUBAI WOLVES BY CAFU
UAE Polo Team: Sheikha Maitha 0, Lukin Monteverde 6 (7 goals), Tommy Beresford 7 (3), Mín Podestá 7 (3). Total: 20.
Dubai Wolves by CAFU: Habtoor Al Habtoor 1, Toly Ulloa 6 (5 goals), Teodoro Lacau 6, Jacinto Crotto 7. Total: 20.
Score UAE Polo: 3-2, 5-3, 7-5, 9-5, 13-5.
Umpires: Matías Baibiene & Jason Dixon. Third Man: Peter Wright.
The Dubai Silver Cup will resume on Tuesday, as follows:
Dubai Wolves by CAFU
AM Polo vs UAE Polo