Habtoor Polo and UAE Polo Dominates on the First Day of the Silver Cup 2023



MATCH REPLAY: Habtoor Polo vs. AM Polo | UAE Polo vs. Dubai Wolves by CAFU

The 13th edition of the Silver Cup tournament will see five teams compete on the grounds of Al Habtoor Polo Club until the 4th of February 2023.

The first day of the tournament saw AM Polo go head to head with the defending champion - Habtoor Polo team. Benjamin Urquiza for AM Polo nicked the opening goal for AM Polo, and the team took the initial lead by the end of the first chukker. The next chukker saw a flurry of goals from Habtoor Polo, with Bautista Bayugar ensured the game was tied at four goals. AM Polo snatched and kept the lead all the way to end of the penultimate chukker with back to back penalty goals from Isidro Strada.

The last minutes of the game saw a string of goals from Bayugar for Habtoor Polo, and ultimately sealed the win at 13 goals to 12.

Match Progression: Habtoor Polo vs. AM Polo
2 - 1 | 4 - 4 | 6 - 7 | 9 - 10 | 13 - 12
Top scorer: Bautista Bayugar, 11 goals

The next match took off to a fast start as the formidable UAE Polo played against the Dubai Wolves by CAFU. Carlos Ulloa delivered the first goals for the Wolves only to be matched by Martin Podesta. The UAE Polo team carved a two-goal advantage by halftime and increased their lead by up to four goals by the end of the fourth chukker.

The young Lucas Monteverde Jr. showed some skill at the final chukker with three consecutive goals and the game ended with a commanding win for UAE Polo team at 13 goals to 5.

Match Progression: UAE Polo vs. Dubai Wolves by CAFU
3 - 2 | 5 - 3 | 7 - 5 | 9 - 5 | 13 - 5
Top scorer: Lucas Monteverde Jr. and Tommy Beresford, 5 goals each

The next qualifcation matches of the Silver Cup 2023 will be on the 24th of January:

14:00 - Dubai Wolves by CAFU vs. Bangash Polo
16:00 - AM Polo vs. UAE Polo




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Dubai Sports Council

Dubai Sports Council is the official government body responsible for the development of the sport sector in the Emirate of Dubai. Under the Chairmanship of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, and its 14 Board Members; the Council supervises the work of nine local clubs in Dubai, six of which practice a variety of individual and or team sports, such as football, handball and archery; in addition to the chess club and a club devoted for those with special needs.

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UAE Polo Federation

The UAE Polo Federation is the official governing body of the sport of polo in the United Arab Emirates. The association has been organized to promote the game of polo with the goal of improving the sport, coordinating the activities of its affiliated clubs and registered players and providing rules, handicaps and conditions for those tournaments, competitions, including the safety of participants.

Website: www.uaepolofederation.com/

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