Zedan is the first team to qualify for the semifinals of the Julius Baer Gold Cup after winning today their third match in a row. Patron Amr Zedan´s team defeated Wolves Polo by 7 goals to 6 in a very tough match held this afternoon at the Dubai Polo & Equestrian Club.
With Lucas Monteverde, today´s injured Pablo Mac Donough substitute, as the top scorer of the match, with 6 goals, Zedan achieved the third victory in a row to remain unbeaten in the tournament. Zedan is the first team in semifinals with four stages yet to be played at the Julius Baer Gold Cup qualifying round.
In the second match of the day, Bin Drai achieved a very important victory against Edrees by 11 goals to 4. Bin Drai gains the second victory in the tournament and gets closer in their way to the semifinals.
The Julius Baer Gold Cup will continue tomorrow at the Al Habtoor Polo Resort with another exciting double action day. Starting at 2 pm UAE Polo Team will play against Abu Dhabi followed by the Al Habtoor´s brothers match, Julius Baer by Habtoor Polo vs Mahra Polo Team.
The teams include:
• Abu Dhabi Polo Team: Patron Faris Al Yabhouni
• Bin Drai Polo Team: Patron Saeed Bin Drai
• Edrees Polo Team: Patron Sultan Edrees
• Ghantoot Polo Team: Patron HH Sheikh Falah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan
• Julius Baer Polo team by Habtoor: Patron Mohammed Al Habtoor
• Mahra Polo Team: Patron Rashid Al Habtoor
• UAE Polo Team: Patron Her Highness Sheikha Maitha bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum
• Wolves Polo Team: Patron Ahmed M Al Habtoor & Khalaf Rashid Al Habtoor
• Zedan Polo Team: Patron Amr Zedan
About Julius Baer Gold Cup (Dubai Open)
The Julius Baer Gold Cup (Dubai Open), the UAE’s premier polo tournament, takes place from Friday, 19 February 2016 to Friday, 11 March 2016. A record number of teams vie for this year’s title. The Julius Baer Gold Cup (Dubai Open), an 18-goal handicap competition, is part of the Gold Cup Series. It immediately follows the McLaren Cup 2016. The event is held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai. The tournament, played under HPA rules, is now in its seventh year. It has grown significantly since inception.