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Dynamic kick off of the Tonino Lamborghini Residences Dubai – Beach Polo Cup Dubai 2018, presented by Oriental Pearls.
Glamour, thrilling matches and excitement take center stage when the biggest beach polo tournament in the world kicked off yesterday evening under floodlight at Dubai Marina. The uniquely set up polo arena was extended this year with a huge public grandstand which offers the audience free entry to the polo action. The chukkas of the two days competition will be TV broadcasted in 77 countries.
In front of an enthusiastic crowd the beach polo matches with four teams and players from seven countries started after a glamorous red carpet reception with the dynmic encounter of Altaaqa Global and HILLS Advertising L.L.C, featuring team captain Tariq Albwardy, Sam Instone from the UK and Ramiro Cordero, newly based in the UAE as instructor at the Desert Palm Polo Club. After a 4-4 score at the end of the second chukka, HILLS Advertising L.L.C could take the lead and dominate the game against team captain Faris Al Yabhouni, Michael Nseir from Lebanon and Santiago Gomez Romero from then on. What a powerful drive! With a 12-5 final score, Tariq Albwardy’s team proofed their clear advantage and qualified for the final.
In the second match of the day team Tonino Lamborghini Residences with Rashid Albwardy (TC) Saoud Khoory and Maxi Malacalza from Argentina met team Lindt Chocolate. The „sweetest“ teamsponsor of the Beach Polo Cup 2018 presened the first ever female player in the tournament, Dr Sabine Schaffer from Austria, playing alongside her teammates Jan Bladen and Tomy Iriarte. With two goals apiece after the first chukka, team Tonino Lamborghini Residences broke the tie and got up to a cracking start in the second chukka. Though team Lindt did not give up the fight, Rashid Albwardy and his team remained in the driving seat and gained their ticket for the final with a 10-5 final score.
In the matchbreak the audience was surprised by sparky and powerful artistic horse actions in a spectacular lightshow. Gaby Katiela, Tournament Director of the Beach Polo Cup Dubai: „With the new grandstand and free entry we want to contribute to the public and demonstrate how pure and dynamic, fun and thrilling beach polo is. People cheered up and supported the teams and we invite everyboday to pass by and enjoy the finals today.“
Today, doors open at 5pm and polomatches start at 6pm. With their teams Tonino Lamborghini Residences and HILLS Advertising L.L.C, the two Albwardy brothers will meet in the final and play for the trophy. Before the big showdown, Lindt and Altaaqa Global will compete for the third place.
„We expect thrilling matches and an awesome After Party. Watch the Matches LIVE from 6 pm on TV or Livestream!“