The high-goal polo season in the UAE is set to kick off on Saturday with the Silver Cup tournament.
The first tournament of the Dubai Polo Gold Cup Series (DPGCS) — the Silver Cup — will be played at a 20-goal handicap for the first time since its inception 13 years ago.
The draw for the prestigious event took place at the picturesque Al Habtoor Polo Resort where the official fixture of the tournament was also announced.
Five tournaments fall under the umbrella of the Dubai Polo Gold Cup Series are: Silver Cup (20-goal handicap), January 21 to February 4, Gold Cup (20-goal handicap) from February 11 to March 4, Dubai Challenge Cup (8-10 goal handicap) from March 11-18, Polo Masters Cup (6-8 goal handicap) April 3-8, and Dubai Cup (6-8 goal handicap) from May 8-13.
The Dubai Polo Gold Cup Series started in 2009 with tournaments carrying a handicap of 10-12 goals and has grown to host teams playing in 20-goal handicap matches which are on a par with world-class polo events held in Argentina, USA, UK, and Spain.