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Second edition of the 30 Goal Handicap Exhibition Match

“HH Sheikh Saeed Bin Hamdan Al Maktoum Cup” will take place in Al Habtoor Polo Resort and Club on the 13th March 2020

2:30PM : HAAFHD Polo VS ERHAAB Polo

4:20PM : Dubai Police Marching Band

4:30PM : NASHWAN Polo VS SALSABIL Polo

5:00PM : Find the coin

5:30PM : Trophy Ceremony

11th March, 2020

Stay tuned for the first 3 matches of the HH President of UAE Polo Cup 2020, taking place on March 11th at Ghantoot Racing & Polo Club. The first match will be at 11am between Desert Palm Polo vs. Abu Dhabi Polo. The 2nd match will be at 2.30pm between Habtoor Polo vs. UAE Polo and the last match of the day will be at 4.30pm between Ghantoot Polo and Bangash Polo.

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10th March, 2020

HH President of the UAE Polo Cup 2020

The Ghantoot Racing & Polo Club (GRPC) are leaving no stone unturned as it prepares to host the 20th edition of the ‘HH President of the UAE Polo Cup’, one of the most highly anticipated, High Handicap polo tournaments in the Middle East, taking place from the 11th till 27th of March. Six teams, comprising some of the best Emirati and international players, will be seen in action in the tournament. The teams are Habtoor Polo, Ghantoot Polo, Abu Dhabi Polo, UAE Polo Bangash Polo & Desert Palm Polo.

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8th March, 2020

The Dubai Open 2020 declared its two-time champion – UAE Polo team – lead by its patron Sheikha Maitha bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum. The final day of the Standard Chartered Gold Cup 2020 was filled with polo action, live entertainment, grand prizes and fun for all the spectators! Impressive performance where UAE Polo proudly lifted the Standard Chartered Gold Cup 2020 Trophy, after winning with 10 points against 8 points for AM/UAE Polo.

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6th March, 2020

Four formidable teams are set to compete at the final of the Standard Chartered Gold Cup 2020 on Friday 6th  March 2020, at Al Habtoor Polo Resort and Club. Abu Dhabi Polo and Habtoor Polo teams will compete at the Bentley Cup trophy at 2pm. Later, at 4pm AM/UAE Polo and UAE Polo teams will play for the Gold Cup trophy.

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4th March, 2020

The first game of the Dubai Open 2020 quarterfinals was a match between Habtoor Polo and AM /UAE Polo, who won with 8 points vs. 5

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18th February, 2020

One of the most prestigious polo tournament, the Standard Chartered Gold Cup 2020 in Dubai – UAE in opened with two exciting games – winning of Abu Dhabi Polo (10) vs. Ghantoot Polo (9) and winning of AM/UAE Polo (5) vs. Dubai Wolves (4) vs. teams.

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17th February, 2020

The Standard Chartered Gold Cup 2020, in Dubai – UAE, held under the Patronage of His Highness Sheikh Maktoum Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, is scheduled to kick off on 18th February 2020 at the Al Habtoor Polo Resort & Club with the participation of eight of the region’s renowned polo teams: Abu Dhabi Polo, AM/UAE Polo, Bangash Polo, Dubai Wolves Polo, Ghantoot Polo, Habtoor Polo, UAE Polo & Zedan Polo.

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10th February, 2020

The Silver Cup 2020, Dubai-UAE came to a close as Zedan Polo triumphed over Dubai Wolves Polo with 11 vs.8 at the Hildon Subsidiary Cup Final and Ghantoot Polo emerged victorious over UAE Polo, with 9 vs. 8.5.

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7th February, 2020

Stay updated with the Silver Cup 2020 taking place this February at Al Habtoor Polo Resort and Club. Click here

7th February, 2020

The Silver Cup 2020 tournament’s organizing committee held a press conference and live draw on 20 January, Monday, at Al Habtoor Polo Resort, marking the start of the Dubai Polo Gold Cup Series. The 18-goal handicap tournament is celebrating its 10th year anniversary under the Patronage of HH Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai. The six participating teams of the Silver Cup 2020 are: AM / UAE Polo Team, Dubai Wolves, Ghantoot Polo Team, Habtoor Polo Team, UAE Polo Team and Zedan Polo Team. Click here

22nd January, 2020

The Abu Dhabi Polo team has emerged victorious and were crowned as the polo champions at the final match of the third annual Emirates Polo Association, ADCB EPA Cup 2020, held on Friday, 17th January 2020 Click here

17th January, 2020

Ghantoot Polo team wins the Emirates Polo Championship International 2019 held at the Ghantoot Racing & Polo Club on December 20th 2019. Click here

20th December, 2019

The 19th Emirates Polo Championships International kicks-off on Saturday, December 7th 2019 at the Ghantoot Racing & Polo Club with five top teams battling it out over the next two weeks. Click here

6th December, 2019

EPA Board announces the Official 2020 Umpires for the upcoming Polo Season

Emirates Polo Championship, taking place at Ghantoot Racing & Polo Club Rafael Silva Varela – Juanjo D. Alberdi


Emirates Polo Association, taking place at Desert Palm Polo Club N. Scortichini – Federico Martelli – S. Torreguitar 3rd Man


Silver Cup, taking place at Al Habtoor Polo Resort & Club N. Scortichini – Federico Martelli – Jaunjo D. Alberdi


Gold Cup, taking place at Al Habtoor Polo Resort & Club Guillermo Villanueva – Peter Wright – Matias Baibiene


President Cup, taking place at Ghantoot Racing & Polo Club Peter Wright – Matias Baibiene – Guillermo Villanueva


Low Goal Championship, taking place at Ghantoot Racing & Polo Club Charlie Mayon – Tim Bown

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EMIRATES POLO CHAMPIONSHIP INTERNATIONAL CONDITIONS (December 7th to 20th 2019)

  • They will be played under EPA and HPA rules and regulations
  • 10 to 12 Goal Handicap
  • Each team can have up to 3 professional and 1 patron or 2 professional and 2 patron, up to the team to decide.
  • Matches will be 4 Chuckers and final will be 5 Chuckers

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EMIRATES POLO ASSOCIATION CUP CONDITIONS (January 6th to 17th, 2020)

  • They will be played under EPA and HPA rules and regulations
  • 10 to 12 Goal Handicap
  • Each team can have up to 3 professional and 1 patron or 2 professional and 2 patron, up to the team to decide
  • Matches will be 4 Chuckers and final will be 5 Chuckers

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EMIRATES POLO ASSOCIATION LOW GOAL CHAMPIONSHIP CONDITIONS

  • 4 to 6 Goal Handicap
  • One or two professionals per team
  • The Championship will be played in all the EPA affiliated clubs and the finals and semifinals will be at Ghantoot Polo club
  • Matches will be 4 Chuckers with final

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OFFICIAL PLAYER HANDICAPS RELEASED FOR 2019/2020

The Emirates Polo Association Board of Directors has released the official list of player handicaps for the 2018-2019 polo season.

For a full list of player handicaps

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EPA ANNOUNCES OFFICIAL TOURNAMENTS FOR 2019/2020

Emirates Polo Association Board of Directors have released the list of official tournaments for the 2019/2020 polo season.

  1. Emirates Polo Championship International 2019
  2. ADCB Emirates Polo Association Cup 2020
  3. Silver Cup 2020
  4. Standard Chartered Gold Cup 2020
  5. H.H. President of UAE Polo Cup 2020
  6. Emirates Polo Association Low Goal Championship 2020

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EPA ANNOUNCES UPDATED RULES & REGULATIONS

Emirates Polo Association Board of Directors have updated the Rules & Regulations.

To read the Rules & Regulations

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HH President of UAE Polo Cup

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. This event is a unique opportunity to be a part of an exclusive state of the art Polo experience and the most prestigious tournament in the Middle East. Stay updated with all official tournaments  here.

OFFICIAL PLAYER HANDICAPS RELEASED FOR 2018-2019

The Emirates Polo Association Board of Directors has released the official list of player handicaps for the 2018-2019 polo season. For a full list of player handicaps, click here.

EPA ANNOUNCES OFFICIAL TOURNAMENTS FOR 2018-2019

Emirates Polo Association Board of Directors have released the list of official tournaments for the 2018-2019 polo season. Emirates Open Polo Championship International | December 8-23, 2018 | Ghantoot Racing & Polo Club (www.grpc.ae) Emirates Polo Association Medium Goal Championship | January 5-18, 2019 | Ghantoot Racing & Polo Club (www.desertpalmpolo.com) Silver Cup | January 25 – February 8, 2019 | Al Habtoor Polo Resort & Club (www.alhabtoorpoloresortandclub.com) Gold Cup | February 18 – March 8, 2019 | Al Habtoor Polo Resort & Club (www.alhabtoorpoloresortandclub.com) H.H. President of UAE Polo Cup | March 13-29, 2019 | Ghantoot Racing & Polo Club (www.grpc.ae) Emirates Polo Association Low Goal Championship | April 2-12, 2019 | Venue TBC Stay updated with all official tournaments here.

BIN DRAI POLO LIFTS JULIUS BAER GOLD CUP 2018

The Emirates Polo Association calendar of official events has concluded with the finals of the Julius Baer Gold Cup 2018. In an exceptionally exciting game, Bin Drai Polo took the lead against Abu Dhabi Polo by 13-9, while also being awarded MVP for Andres Laplacette and Best Pony for Raul Laplacette’s Cruzeiro. The Bentley Cup Final 2018 saw Desert Palm Polo taking on Habtoor Polo winning 7-5. For all tournament news, please click click here.

EMIRATES POLO ASSOCIATION OFFICIAL LAUNCH

Saturday March 3, 2018 saw the official launch of the Emirates Polo Association, with a celebratory match played at Ghantoot Racing & Polo Club to mark the occasion. Team U.A.E, comprising H.H Sheikha Maitha bint Mohammed Al Maktoum, Nasser Al Shamsi, Ahmad Al Sammach and Habtoor Al Habtoor took to the field against Team E.P.A, made up of Dr. Abdulrahman Abbar, Abdullah Bin Desmal, Amr Zedan and Rashid Albawardy. Team U.A.E swept a victory in the friendly with 6-4.

JULIUS BAER GOLD CUP 2018 FINAL

The finale of the Emirates Polo Association schedule of official matches takes place this Friday, March 9, with the finals of the Julius Baer Gold Cup tournament due to take place at Al Habtoor Polo Resort & Club. The sub-final Bentley Cup Final 2018 kicks off the day’s events at 2pm with Desert Palm Polo taking on Habtoor Polo. The main event will start at 4pm, when Abu Dhabi Polo is set to battle it out against Bin Drai Polo, in what is billed to be a tense and exciting conclusion to the emirates polo season. For full tournament details, click here.

GOLD CUP SEMI FINALISTS ANNOUNCED

The quarter finals of the Julius Baer Gold Cup 2018 has revealed the final line up for the semi-finals, due to take place on Tuesday, March 6, 2018. Four goals by Tommy Panelo in the first chucker set Zedan up with a clear advantage against Habtoor to steal the game 12 goals to 9, leading them to a place in the semi-finals against Bin Drai Polo. The second quarter final between Mahra and Wolves proved to be thoroughly exciting, with Jero del Carril sweeping the final goal in overtime to earn Mahra a place in the semi-finals against Abu Dhabi Polo. Check out the full tournament scores by clicking here.

ABU DHABI POLO FIRST TO QUALIFY FOR GOLD CUP SEMI FINALS

The finale of Emirates Polo Association’s official matches for the 2017/18 season, the Julius Baer Gold Cup 2018, is only mid-tournament but the on-field action is causing a stir. Defending champions Zedan Polo have concealed defeat to Abu Dhabi Polo, who are now officially first to qualify for the Julius Baer Gold Cup 2018 semi-finals, with the finals due to take place at Al Habtoor Polo Resort & Club, Dubailand on March 9, 2018. Keep up-to-date with the full tournament scores by clicking here.

JULIUS BAER GOLD CUP 2018 COMMENCES

The annual Julius Baer Gold Cup 2018 kicks off today, Friday, February 16, 2018, with the first game commencing at 2pm when Wolves Polo takes on Abu Dhabi Polo. The action is due to continue at 4pm, when Zedan Polo takes to the field against UAE Polo. For tournament details, click here.

ZEDAN POLO TRIUMPH AT MCLAREN SILVER CUP 2018

After a thoroughly exhilarating tournament and an equally exciting final, Zedan Polo fought off rivals Bin Drai Polo to lift the McLaren Silver Cup 2018 with a close 9-8.5 victory. Hosted at Al Habtoor Polo Resort & Club, Dubailand, the day commenced with the subsidiary finals that saw Habtoor Polo defeat UAE Polo by 11 goals to 7. Check out the full tournament scores by clicking here.

MCLAREN SILVER CUP 2018 FINALS

The finals of the 2018 McLaren Silver Cup take place tomorrow, February 8, 2018 at Al Habtoor Polo Resort & Club, Dubailand. The subsidiary finals kick off at 13:30 with Habtoor Polo battling it out against UAE Polo, closely followed by the grand finale at 16:00, that will see Zedan Polo take on Bin Drai Polo. Watch the match live by clicking here.

JULIUS BAER GOLD CUP 2018 PRESS CONFERENCE ANNOUNCED

The finale of the Emirates Polo Association quartet of Official Tournaments is soon to commence with the Julius Baer Gold Cup 2018 Press Conference, set to take place on Sunday, February 11, 2018 at 10am. Officials as well as team members will gather at the St. Regis Ballroom, Al Habtoor Polo Resort & Club, Dubailand, to hear full information on the upcoming tournament. Click here for tournament details.

SEMI FINALISTS ANNOUNCED FOR MCLAREN SILVER CUP 2018

The Semi-final of the McLaren Silver Cup 2018, set to take place on February 7, 2018 at Al Habtoor Polo Resort & Club will see Mahra Polo go up against Zedan Polo for a place in the final, while Wolves Polo will compete against Bin Drai. For all the latest tournament scores, click here.

MCLAREN SILVER CUP 2018 COMMENCES

The McLaren Silver Cup 2018 is underway and is proving to be an intense tournament from the get-go. In the first day of matches, Habtoor Polo squared up against Wolves Polo winning the game 5-4, shortly before UAE Polo took to the field against Zedan Polo, missing out by one point with the final scores marked as 7-8. Follow all the on-field action and check the score sheets for all updated games and scores.

VISIT OPENING TOURNAMENT GALLERIES: 26 January, 2018: Habtoor Polo vs Wolves Polo | UAE Polo vs Zedan Polo

ABU DHABI WINS THE H.H PRESIDENT OF THE UAE POLO CUP

Following on from their recent success at the Emirates Polo Championship 2017, Abu Dhabi Polo Club has begun the year triumphantly after continuing their winning streak at the H.H President of the UAE Polo Cup on January 19, 2018. The team won the final in an exciting game against Desert Palm with 7 goals to 6. Ghantoot ADSS won the semi-final match against UAE Polo with 7-5 goals. 

VISIT THE FINAL TOURNAMENT GALLERY: SEMI FINAL: January 19, 2018: Ghantoot ADSS vs UAE Polo FINAL: January 19, 2018: Abu Dhabi vs Desert Palm

MCLAREN SILVER CUP 2018 PRESS CONFERENCE ANNOUNCED

The McLaren Silver Cup 2018 press conference is set to take place on January 22, 2018 at the St. Regis Ballroom at Al Habtoor Polo Resort and Club, Dubailand. Officials as well as team members will be at the conference to announce full information on the upcoming tournament. Click here for tournament details.

FINAL TEAMS FOR H.H PRESIDENT OF UAE POLO CUP 2018 REVEALED

The teams due to play in the H.H President of UAE Polo Cup 2018 final have now been revealed. For the sub finals, Ghantoot ADSS Polo and UAE Polo will take to the field and for the grand finals, Abu Dhabi Polo and Desert Palm will go head-to-head for the cup. The final games are set to take place on January 19, 2018 with the sub final game starting at 2:30pm and the grand final at 5pm.

H.H PRESIDENT OF UAE POLO CUP 2018 PRESS CONFERENCE ANNOUNCED

The H.H President of UAE Polo Cup 2018 press conference will take place on January 3, 2018 at Jannah Burj Al Sarab Hotel, in Abu Dhabi, with the players and officials set to be at the conference. For more information, click here for tournament details.

ABU DHABI POLO TEAM WINS EMIRATES POLO CHAMPIONSHIP 2017

After winning last years tournament, Abu Dhabi Polo Team has once again won the Emirates Polo Championship 2017. The team defeated the Maserati Polo Team winning 8-3 on Friday evening during the final game. VISIT THE FINAL TOURNAMENT GALLERY: December 22, 2017: Abu Dhabi vs Maserati

FIRST TEAM ANNOUNCED FOR EMIRATES POLO CHAMPIONSHIP INTERNATIONAL 2017 FINALS

Abu Dhabi Polo Team has been announced as the first team to play in the finals of the Emirates Polo Championship International 2017. This Tuesday (19 December 2017), the second finalist playing against them will be determined after the matches of the day, which will include: Maserati vs Desert Palm and UAE vs Wolves Mahra. For the subsidary final, the Wolves team are set to play against the Desert Palm team on 22 December 2017 before the final game. VIEW TOURNAMENT GALLERIES December 10, 2017: Abu Dhabi vs Desert Palm | Maserati vs UAE December 12, 2017: Desert Palm vs Wolves Mahra | Abu Dhabi vs Maserati December 15, 2017: Maserati vs Wolves Mahra | Abu Dhabi vs UAE December 17, 2017: Desert Palm vs UAE | Abu Dhabi vs Wolves Mahra December 19, 2017: UAE vs Wolves Mahra | Maserati vs Desert Palm December 22, 2017: Abu Dhabi vs Maserati | Desert Palm vs Wolves Mahra

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN FOR HIGH GOAL TOURNAMENTS

The Board of the Emirates Polo Association has announced that all Clubs and Team Patrons need to register their high-goal teams for the official tournaments before December 1, 2017. The Handicap Committee of Emirates Polo Association has approved the amateur player handicaps, which can be found in the MEMBERS page, listed by club.

OFFICIAL TOURNAMENTS ANNOUNCED FOR 2017/2018

The Board of Directors of Emirates Polo Association has confirmed the official polo tournaments for the 2017/2018 season. Emirates Open Polo Championship International | December 10-22, 2017 | Ghantoot Racing & Polo Club (www.grpc.ae) H.H. President of UAE Polo Cup | January 10-19, 2018 | Ghantoot Racing & Polo Club (www.grpc.ae) McLaren Silver Cup | January 26 – February 9, 2018 | Al Habtoor Polo Resort & Club (www.alhabtoorpoloresortandclub.com) Julius Baer Gold Cup | February 16 – March 9, 2018 | Al Habtoor Polo Resort & Club (www.alhabtoorpoloresortandclub.com)

EPA ANNOUNCES UMPIRES FOR 2017-2018 SEASON

The Emirates Polo Association Umpire Committee, comprising Najieb Khoory – Chairman, Santiago Torreguitar – Tournament Director and members Neil McLain, Adam Snowdon and Ahmed Sammach has approved the official umpires list for the 2017-2018 polo season. The four umpires are Peter Wright, Tim Bown, Daniel Boudou and Rafael Silva.

PINK POLO KICKS OFF NEW SEASON

ADCB Pink Polo 2017 taking place on Friday, November 3, at Ghantoot Racing & Polo Club. As the Middle East’s first sports initiative supporting Breast Cancer awareness, Pink Polo educates the community to overcome taboos associated with the disease. In collaboration with Abu Dhabi Sports Council and Abu Dhabi Health Authority, the event is known for its signature Pink Clinic and its family friendly activities. Event access is free of charge. For more details visit www.pinkpolo.ae or call +971 (0)50 523 0222.