Emirates Polo Championship International 2022 : Ghantoot retain title
Emirates Polo Championship International-2022 : Ghantoot retain title
Ghantoot claimed the Emirates Polo Championship International for a second year in a row! Ghantoot narrowly defeated Abu Dhabi by 7 goals to 6.5 at Ghantoot Racing & Polo Club, in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates on Saturday, December 17, to claim the title. The contest has been played for 22 years now, and is one of the most important competitions of the season at the club.
The tournament, played is played under the patronage of HH Sheikh Falah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the Chairman of the club, saw three teams, between 10 and 12 goals, compete.
Ghantoot, led by Marcos “Cacu” Araya, dominated the match. But Abu Dhabi bounced back in the last chukka, scoring several goals to close the gap. It was too little, too late, however, and Ghantoot ended up taking the win taht allowed them to retain the title.
EMIRATES POLO CHAMPIONSHIP INTERNATIONAL – FINAL – SATURDAY, DECEMBER 17
GHANTOOT -7 ABU DHABI – 6.5
GHANTOOT: Yousef Bin Desmal 1, Nasser Al Shamsi 1, Oscar Colombres 3, Marcos Araya 7. Total: 12.
ABU DHABI: Faris Al Yabhouni 0, Martín Miguel Ordinas 3 (3 goles), Estanislao Abelenda 3 (3), Hugo Barabucci 4 (2). Total: 10.
Score Ghantoot: 2-1.5, 5-1.5, 7-2.5, 7-6.5.
MVP: Marcos Araya.
BPP: Marisa, ridden by Marcos Araya.