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Tournament`s Schedule & Players INFO

Ghantoot Racing & Polo Club

 

 

 

GHANTOOT RACING & POLO CLUB

 

Ghantoot Racing & Polo Club was founded 1994 and is a private, Royal venue sprung up around the vision of the late President, HH Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan and today run under the patronage of his son H.H Sheikh Falah Bin Zayed Al Nayhan.

 

 Ghantoot Polo Club 24th March 2013

Set in 300 hectares of lush grassland, Ghantoot Racing & Polo Club boasts world-class polo and equestrian facilities, showcasing eight polo fields, stables for over 300 top-class polo ponies and a 2,000-seater grandstand equipped with VIP entrance, media facilities and business centre.

The Clubs colonial style Clubhouse includes dining facilities with outstanding views of the polo field as well as an opulent swimming pool and fully equipped gymnasium. The exclusivity of the Club, it’s location – ideally set between Abu Dhabi & Dubai and it’s accessibility just seconds from Sheikh Zayed & Sheikh Maktoum Highway - provides an unparalleled hospitality venue for entertaining clients, friends and family.

 

Over the years the Club has played host to the Royal Family, visiting Kings and famous personalities. The club, known as one of the most prestigious and exclusive polo clubs in the region, and is the only Polo Club in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.

 

 

 

 

 

ABOUT THE EVENT

Held in the name of the president, The H.H President of UAE Polo Cup comes under the patronage of HH Sheikh Falah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, chairman of Ghantoot Racing & Polo Club. We are delighted to offer the unique opportunity to enter into exclusive state of the art Polo experience tournament in the UAE. The two-week long tournament is considered one of the most prestigious in the Middle East.  

 

Qualification games for the H.H President of UAE Polo Cup begins on March 24 and the final is on April 5, a “must attend” sporting & social lifestyle event in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. 

Grand Final

 

Ghatnoot Racing & Polo Club would like to welcome you to an unforgettable equestrian experience and a day full of family entertainment.

 

On April 5, we will be throwing open our gates to give the public a rare glimpse behind the scenes at the UAE's only Royal polo facility.

Our club's most historic and prestigious polo tournament is set amid the lush greenery of the facility's polo fields and members of the public are invited to come along and experience the grounds, on-pitch action and family entertainment, all free of charge.

 

Today polo is one of the fastest-growing spectator sports in the world and the H.H. President of UAE Polo Cup grand final offers spectators an exciting combination of international polo and family entertainment to form an unforgettable day at Ghantoot Racing & Polo Club.

 

Usually the event Grand Final is honored by the attendance of HE Sheikh Zayed Bin Saeed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, leaders of embassies, business councils, business government/private corporate organizations, etc. The event`s premises is well known as a relaxed social networking environment opportunity where VIPs & corporate decision makers can be approached.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TEAMS

Held under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Falah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of Ghantoot Racing & Polo Club, the tournament will see a total of five teams clash as Ghantoot attempts to defend the HH President of the UAE Polo Cup crown.

 

PARTICIPATING TEAMS – 16 GOAL HANDICAP

 

GHANTOOT POLO TEAM

HC

ALI AL MARRI

0

JUAN ZUBIAURRE CANAL

4

ALFREDO FABIAN CAPPELLA

8

PELAYO BERAZADI ROZPIDE

4

ABU DHABI POLO TEAM

HC

FARIS AL YEBHOUNI

0

JUAN AMBROGGIO

7

JUAN JOSE STORNI

5

MANUEL ELIZALDE

4

BIN DRAI POLO TEAM

HC

S. BIN DRAI

0

IGNACIO LTHURBURU

2

S. ULLOA

7

J.J. BRANE

7

 

HABTOOR POLO TEAM

HC

H. AL HABTOOR

0

I.BELLO

3

E. MARTINEZ

7

G. CUITINO

6

 

 

 

 

ZEDAN POLO TEAM

HC

A. ZEDAN

0

G. HEALY

1

M. URANGA

6

I.HEGUY

9

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TEAMS & SCHEDULE

 

 

A.- BIN DRAI POLO TEAM

B.- ABU DHABI POLO TEAM

C.- HABTOOR POLO TEAM

D.- ZEDAN POLO TEAM

E.- GHANTOOT POLO TEAM

 

DATE

TEAMS

FIELD

TIME

25/03/2013

HABTOOR

vs

ZEDAN

Field 2

4.30 pm

25/03/2013

BIN DRAI

vs

ABU DHABI

Sh Zayed field

6.00 pm

 

27/03/2013

GHANTOOT

vs

ZEDAN

Sh Zayed field

4.30 pm

27/03/2013

BIN DRAI

vs

HABTOOR

Field 1

6.00 pm

 

29/03/2013

ABU DHABI

vs

GHANTOOT

Field 2

4.30 pm

29/03/2013

ZEDAN

vs

BIN DRAI

Field 1

6.00 pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

31/03/2013

ABU DHABI

vs

ZEDAN

Field 2

4.30 pm

31/03/2013

HABTOOR

vs

GHANTOOT

Sh Zayed field

6.00 pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

02/04/2013

BIN DRAI

vs

GHANTOOT

Field 2

4.30 pm

02/04/2013

ABU DHABI

vs

HABTOOR

Sh Zayed field

6.00 pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

05/04/2013

SUBSIDIARY TBC

vs

SUBSIDIARY TBC

Filed 1

4.30 pm

05/04/2013

GRAND FINAL TBC

vs

GRAND FINAL TBC

Field 1

6.00 pm

 

 

TOURNAMENT INFO

The HH President of UAE Polo Cup 2013 is 16-goal handicap (open) and will be governed by the current Rules and Regulations as set down by the Hurlingham Polo Association.

As per the scheduled agreement we will have two matches per day on following dates: 25th, 27th, 29th, 31st, 2nd and 5th – Subsidiary and Grand Final

·        All teams listed as being A, B, C, D, E will have the opportunity to play one qualifying match against another based on the draw assignment of teams as shown in fixtures chart matches schedule. Best two leading points teams in the general qualification matches will qualify direct to the Grand Final and the third and forth teams will play in a subsidiary which will be take place prior to the final. 

·        In the event of a tie score, the winner will be determined by golden goal. 

·        All games will consist of four chukkers  except the Grand Final Match when we will see 5 Chukkers.

     All Matches will be controlled by two professional Umpires from Argentina and horses to them will be provided by the organising club.

·        Each team should provide horses and team shirts in two colors. 

CONTACT DETAILS:

We are welcoming you to the tournament and hope you will enjoy your time with us. If there is anything we can assist with, feel free to contact us on:

Emma Kreiter,

Marketing Manager / Tournament Organiser

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Oscar Colombres,

Ghantoot Polo Team`s Captaion - Polo related questions

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Mrs. Howaida Rabee,

Event Co-organiser

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