The Dubai Open officially started with both zone A teams successful on the first day of the Julius Baer Gold Cup 2019.

The first match was between Desert Palm and Mahra Polo teams with the teams at a tie by the end of the second chukker. By the end of the third, Desert Palm had created a 2 goal advantage and further took control of the game until the buzzer of the fifth chukker closing it at 14 goals to 4.

Match progression:

Desert Palm Polo team: 2 - 2 | 3 - 3 | 6 - 4 | 11 - 4 | 14 - 4

Top scorer of the match: Camillo Castagnola, 5 goals

The next match saw Abu Dhabi Polo and UAE Polo teams take the lead from each other and reached half-time at a tie, 5 - 5. Subsequent goals from Tomas Panelo and Alejandro Muzzio on the last two chukkers had sealed their position as the winner of the match with a final score of 11 goals to 7.

Match progression:

UAE Polo team: 2 - 3 | 4 - 3 | 5 - 5 | 8 - 6 | 11 - 7

Top scorer of the match: Alejandro Muzzio, 6 goals

The Julius Baer Gold Cup, an 18-goal handicap tournament will continue on the 20th of February 2019 at the Al Habtoor Polo Resort and Club. Habtoor Polo and Zedan Polo teams will compete at 14:00 in Field 2 and Ghantoot Polo will play against Dubai Wolves at 16:00.

 

Source: Al Habtoor Polo Resort and Club