Dubai Challenge Cup: Live Draw
18-goal tournament due at Al Habtoor Polo Club & Resort
March 14, 2017
By Gonzalo Etcheverry
The Dubai Challenge Cup draw took place today at The Arena Clubhouse, at Al Habtoor Polo Resort and Club, conducted by Dubai Polo Gold Cup Series officials and team representatives.
The 18-goal Dubai Challenge Cup, one of the highest handicapped tournaments of the Middle East, and part of the Dubai Gold Cup Series, will be held from March 18 to March 31 at Al Habtoor Polo Resort & Club under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai.
Mohammed Al Habtoor said: "It is great and such an honor to see the Dubai Polo Gold Cup Series grow every year. We get more and more interest from all over the world and we can see how the sport is growing within the region as well."
Seven teams will be in competition, with top-ranking World Polo Tour players taking to the field, such as 10-goal superstar Pablo Mac Donough, four-times winner of the Argentine Polo Open with La Dolfina; Nicolas Pieres, who was recently raised to 10 goals after his superb performance at the Argentine Open with Ellerstina; 9-goaler Alfredo Cappella Barabucci; and 8-goaler Ezequiel Martinez Ferrario.