Greetings of the day from Ghantoot Racing & Polo Club!
Hope this email finds you well.
I am writing to inform you about the H.H. President of UAE Polo Cup 2013 Press Conference, held today Wednesday, March 20th at 11:30am, Ghantoot Racing & Polo Club premises-Grand Stand, where we presented the teams, fixtures, playing modality of the tournament, Grand Final`s day schedule and our valuable partners to the press and public.
This is the thirteenth year in a row that the much anticipated Royal Signature tournament will be held under the auspicious patronage of H.H. Sheikh Falah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan - Chairman of Ghantoot Racing & Polo Club.
The qualification polo matches will take place between 25th of March to 5th of April. For more information kindly please view the attachments.
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At present, there are five sixteen-goal teams preparing to take part in the event.
1. Zedan Polo Team
2. Habtoor Polo Team
3. Bin Drai Polo Team
4. Abu Dhabi Polo Team
5. Ghantoot Polo Team
We wish to participating teams best of success and luck!
Thank you very much in advance for your time and consideration.
Ghantoot Racing & Polo Club
Date: 20th of March 2013
Under the Patronage of HRH Sheikh Falah bin Zayed Al Nahayan
Ghantoot Club Announces the Launch of “HRH UAE President Polo Cup 2013”
Abu Dhabi, 20th of March 2013: A press conference was held today at the Ghantoot Racing and Polo Club, announcing the launch of “HH President of UAE Polo Cup 2013” on Monday, 25 March 2013 until 5 April 2013.
HH President of UAE Polo Cup, which is taking place for the 13th consecutive year under the auspicious patronage of HH Sheikh Falah bin Zayed Al Nahayan, Chairman of Ghantoot Racing and Polo Club, is considered to be one of the finest and most prestigious polo tournaments across the Middle East.
This event falls in line with the strategic sports objectives for Abu Dhabi Emirate, which seeks to elevate and promote the polo sport within and beyond the UAE, thus providing the opportunity for various teams and sports lovers to get acquainted and enjoy the highly technical skills of polo.
The teams that are participating in this tournament includes Ghantoot Polo Team—winner of the Golden Polo Cup that took place in Dubai recently—and Abu Dhabi Polo Team and Zaidan Polo Team—defending champion—in addition to Bin Drai Polo Team and Al Habtoor Polo Team, where the handicap of each of these teams reaches 16 and each team includes professional international polo players.
This tournament has attracted eight teams last year with an average rating of 16 handicap, and the winner of last year’s tournament was Zaidan Polo Team under the leadership of the Saudi player, Omar Zaidan.
Live Broadcast for the Final Match
Abu Dhabi Sports Channel is broadcasting live coverage of the final match and the award ceremony, providing the opportunity for millions of viewers to watch one of the finest polo matches in the Middle East and to share the enthusiasm and excitement.
International Polo Media Supports the Tournament
The international “Polo Line” and “PQ Magazine” are covering the event due to the importance of this tournament in the polo world of this region.
Polo, Entertainment, and Surprises Waiting at the Finale
On the final day of the tournament, 5 April 2013, there will be two matches including the final, where Ghantoot Racing and Polo Club invites the public to enjoy the elite and exciting matches and the vast side entertainment for all ages during that festive day.
Picnic areas, activities and entertainment for children, and live concert and more await the public at the final day of the tournament; it is the ideal venue for adults and children to spend a special spring weekend day.
The clubs doors are open to public for free during the tournament days, including the final day on 5th of April, from 1:00pm.
Final Day Schedule
1:00 pm Door opens
1:00pm – 7:00pm Picnic, DJ music, and Children’s Entertainment
3:00pm – 4:00pm Subsidairy Polo Match
4:20pm – 4:45pm Skydive Show, Horse Show and National Anthem by Police Band
5:00pm – 6:00pm Final Polo Match (Broadcasted Live)
6:00pm – 6:45pm Prize Distribution Ceremony
6:45pm – 7:00pm Fire Show
7:00pm – 9:00pm Live Concert
We are welcoming you all!