Dubai Polo Team

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The Dubai Polo Team is a successful[1] high goal polo team based in Windsor. The Teams Patron Ali Albwardy also owns the Desert Palm Polo Club in Dubai.[2] Adolfo Cambiaso is a regular player on the Dubai team alongside Ali's sons Tariq and Rashid. Other prominent players to have been on the team include Lolo Castanola, Lucas Monteverde, Pablo Mac Donough and Piki Diaz Alberdi. Ali Albwardy was also President of Ham Polo Club for some time.

Wins[edit]

During the 2011 season Dubai reached the quarter final stages of both the Queen's and Gold Cups

In 2010 the Team Consisting of Rashid Albwardy, Francisco Vismara, Matias MacDonough and Adolfo Cambiaso achieved Dubai's fourth win in the Queens Cup at Guards Polo Club.[3] They also won the Gold Cup at Cowdray in this year.[4]

In 2009 the team reached the Semi Finals of the Queens Cup[5] and lost out in the final of the Gold Cup.[6]

They have Had successes at 12 goal level in the Dubai Trophy[7] at Ham Polo Club and they have been finalists in the Roehampton Trophy.

2012 season[edit]

Dubai Polo Team have confirmed that they will be entering the Queen's Cup and the Gold Cup for the British Open in 2012.[8] The team will be:

1. Rashid Albwardy (2) 2. Alec White (2) 3. Ignacio Heguy (8) 4. Adolfo Cambiaso (10)

Dubai won the 2012 Cartier Queen's Cup against Ayalya with a score of 12-11, the final goal coming from a Cambiaso penalty in extra time in the final chukka.

2013 season[edit]

The 2013 Dubai team for the UK season consisted of: 1. Rashid Albwardy (2) 2. Nicolás Pieres (7) 3. Adolfo Cambiaso (10) 4. Alec White (3)[9]

Dubai reached the Semi finals of the Queen's Cup at Guards[10] and the final of the Gold Cup British Open at Cowdray Park in Sussex. [11]

The team then played their first season in Sotogrande in Spain with the following line up: 1. Luis Domecq (2) 2. Martin Valent (5) 3. Adolfo Cambiaso (10) 4. Patricio Cieza (5)[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Adolfo Cambiaso bids for record seventh Queen's Cup triumph". Telegraph. 2010-06-12. Retrieved 2016-03-01. 
  2. ^ "Dubai Luxury Hotel | Official Site PER AQUUM Desert Palm Dubai". Desertpalm.peraquum.com. Retrieved 2016-03-01. 
  3. ^ "Guards Polo Club". Guards Polo Club. 2010-06-14. Retrieved 2016-03-01. 
  4. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20100718130205/http://www.cowdraypolo.co.uk/news_item.cfm?newsID=1. Archived from the original on July 18, 2010. Retrieved October 8, 2010.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  5. ^ "Queens Cup Polo: Imperious Dubai and Lechuza Caracas reach semi-finals". Telegraph. Retrieved 2016-03-01. 
  6. ^ "Polo Championships 2009: La Bamba triumph over Dubai in Veuve Clicquot Gold Cup". Telegraph. 2009-07-21. Retrieved 2016-03-01. 
  7. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20110107112322/http://www.fippolo.com/tournaments-news/england-dubai-wins-12-goal-tournament-at-ham-polo-club-12-goal.html. Archived from the original on January 7, 2011. Retrieved October 8, 2010.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  8. ^ "GALLERIES - The official site of Polo". PoloLine. 2016-02-26. Retrieved 2016-03-01. 
  9. ^ "TOURNAMENTS - The official site of Polo". PoloLine. Retrieved 2016-03-01. 
  10. ^ "Guards Polo Club". Guards Polo Club. Retrieved 2016-03-01. 
  11. ^ "INTERVIEWS - The official site of Polo". PoloLine. Retrieved 2016-03-01. 
  12. ^ "INTERVIEWS - The official site of Polo". PoloLine. Retrieved 2016-03-01.