THE CURTAINS came down on Al Habtoor Polo Resort & Club’s polo calendar with a runaway victory for Ankora Polo. The winners beat Hesketh Polo 13-5 in the final played late April. The showpiece match saw Ankora Polo take a dominant position with a flurry of goals in the first chukka from Ricardo Garros.
Hesketh Polo tried to get back, but Ankora still managed to keep a four goal cushion intact. Aiti Garros ramped up Ankora Polo’s lead with three goals during the third period that really put daylight between the sides. Ankora were seven ahead going into the final chukka and the men in blue added another two in the final period to win very comfortably.
Philip d’Amat, general manager of Al Habtoor Polo Resort Hotel presented the teams with their prizes, with Lauren Dickson claiming the Most Valuable Player award. The tournament was sponsored by Energy International Corporation.