Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, this afternoon the Al Habtoor Polo and Equestrian Club and Resort will conclude the competition for the Standard Chartered Gold Bank Championship for Polo by meeting the Emirates and Alia teams at the stadium of the Al Habtoor Polo and Equestrian Club and Resort.
The tournament was launched last February 18 with the participation of 8 teams: the Emirates, Abu Dhabi, Ghantoot, Al Habtoor, Zaidan, Sheikha Alia, Benchash, Wolves Dubai and Bhanikab 18 joules, and its prizes reach half a million dirhams.
The qualification of the Emirates team, led by Her Highness Sheikha Maitha bint Mohamed, came at the expense of the Saudi team Zaidan “stubborn”, with the golden goal, and with a result of nine goals against eight goals, after the two teams drew in the original time 8/8, in a match that reached excitement It climaxed throughout its six steps.
The rider, Her Highness Sheikha Maitha Bint Mohammed, will lead the Emirates team today in the face of the Sheikha Alia Al Maktoum team, and although the match is “family”, the polo law does not have a draw and must be a winner. Technically and organizationally, the goals balance in the championship bank even before the conclusion of the day reached 308 goals to reflect the great technical level of the event.
The team of Her Highness Sheikha Maitha bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum includes alongside her Highness Benjamin Pinello 4 Joules, Thomas Painlo 6 Joule, and Tommy Persford 6 Joule, while the Sheikha Alia team includes beside her Ignacio Acuna 4 Joule, Jacino Crotto 7 Joule and Santiago 7 Joule.
The final match is preceded by the Bentley Emirates Cup 2020 final match, which takes place at two thirty in the afternoon, and brings together the two traditional rivals Al Habtoor’s team led by the star Mohammed Al Habtoor and the Abu Dhabi team led by Al Faris Faris Al-Yahouni, in a strong match because of the convergence of the two teams level and knowledge of each other in terms of The strengths and weaknesses, along with the challenge aggression in the game arenas between the two stars.
For his part, Mohammed Al Habtoor, Chairman of the Supreme Organizing Committee of the Dubai Gold Cup Series, thanked His Highness Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, for his generous sponsorship of the event, which gave him a great dimension, stressing that the Organizing Committee has allocated financial prizes and gifts A souvenir for the public, amounting to about 350 thousand dirhams, to turn the final into a carnival sports festival that delights joy
He also thanked the Al Habtoor Group, which provided facilities and support for the tournament, which contributed to achieving successes, and thanks to the Dubai Sports Council, noting that the huge financial prize monitored by the Dubai Sports Council, amounting to half a million dirhams for the first time in the history of the game, which will win the first place winner Of this, an amount of 350 thousand, while the runner up gets 150 thousand dirhams, enriching the competition and doubling the reputation and standing of the championship locally and abroad.