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Habtoor Polo clinch inaugural league.

Summary: Bin Nayef most valuable player of the final

Staff Report

Dubai: Habtoor Polo defeated Mahra Polo by 8-7.5 to win the First Al Habtoor Polo Resort and Club (AHPRC) League held over the weekend.

The final game was tight and went the distance with both teams battling hard for a win.

Despite of a two-goal gap with only two minutes to go, Habtoor Polo dug in deep to achieve a narrow victory and win the league.

Prince Abbas Bin Ali Bin Nayef was declared the Most Valuable Player of the final and Mare Quini from Rashid Al Habtoor team was the best playing pony.

The first match witnessed Zedan Polo and The Royals in an intense fight for the Subsidiary Final title. Eventually, the Zedan Polo Team clinched the affair with a final score of 6-4.5 with the team led by patron Amr Zedan, Prince Abbas, Rodolfo Ducos and Justo Cuitinio.

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The AHPRC League is a weeklong 4-6 handicap tournament, held every month at the Al Habtoor Polo Resort Club and is one of the earliest tournaments lined up for the polo season in the region. Six teams have so far participated in the event, namely Habtoor Polo, Mahra Polo, Kuwait Polo, Brunei Polo, Zedan Polo and The Royals. The first of the leagues got under way at the Al Habtoor Polo Resort and Club with the final being staged on Saturday.

Prominent personalities from royal families are participating in the event including Princess Azemah Nimatul Bolkiah from Brunei and Pengiran Muda Bahar in The Royals team, while Pengiran Muda Qawi and Prince Abbas Bin Ali Bin Nayef of Jordan are playing for Zedan team.

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Publication:Gulf News (United Arab Emirates)
Date:Nov 12, 2017
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