Another polo tournament has come to an exciting close as Habtoor Polo faced Bangash / LLVC at the Final of the Sir Winston Churchill Cup 2019.

The match kicked off with a half goal lead for Mahra/LLVC polo team, and the first chukker ended with 2 goals to 2.5. Past halftime, Mahra/LLVC were at a 2.5 goal advantage over Habtoor that continued until the end of the penultimate chukker. Habtoor Polo raced to score goals to take the lead from its opponent at the final chukker and nearly created a tied score situation. Not missing a beat, Mahra/LLVC defended its position and delivered 2 more goals that secured the win for the team at 8.5 goals to 6.

The Club had offered its usual Friday Polo Picnic – a tailgating tradition in the polo circuit. Guests watched the match under gazeboes, and the children spent their time in a dedicated Kids Area. The anticipated Run-N-Hunt drew participation from the crowd and the lucky winners won prizes worth a total of AED 10,000 in cash and gift items. The best-dressed lady and gent were also recognized and were given prizes worth AED 2,000 each.

Shirley Laurel, Marketing Manager of Conmix Ltd. (a Bukhatir Group company) awarded the teams with Frederico Potobsky as the Most Valuable Player and Cosmetica as the Best Playing Pony.

The tournament is sponsored by Bukhatir Group, one of the largest and most diversified business houses in the United Arab Emirates. Its main interests straddle Construction, Education, Information Technology, Real Estate, Shopping & Retail, Sports & Leisure and Services. 

www.alhabtoorpoloresortandclub.com

© Thomas Wirth