Diamond Paints clinched the coveted trophy after beating Remounts 8-6 in the Patrons 47th Aibak Polo Cup 2023 final at Lahore Polo Club.
The final match proved to be a riveting contest, with Diamond Paints ultimately securing victory with an 8-6 scoreline against Remounts, earning the historic Aibak Polo Cup trophy. Saqib Khan Khakwani led the charge for Diamond Paints with three goals, supported by Raja Temur Nadeem and Mir Huzaifa Ahmed, who contributed two goals each, while Bilal Hayat Noon scored one goal. Remounts’ efforts were marked by Lao Abelenda’s three goals, along with two goals from Mohammad Naeem and one from Omer Asjad Malhi.
Team Newage Cables/Master Paints showcased superior polo skills, outpacing Pebble Breaker 6-3. Both teams displayed commendable performances, but Newage Cables/Master Paints demonstrated their prowess, securing a decisive 6-3 victory in the subsidiary final.
47th Aibak Polo Cup 2023: Diamond Paints & Remounts To Clash In Final
Diamond Paints and Remounts booked berths in the main final of the Patrons Aibak Polo Cup 2023 after emerging triumphant in their respective semifinals at Lahore Polo Club grounds. The final of the tournament will be played on Sunday, 26th November afternoon.
Diamond Paints showcased a commanding performance, outclassing Master Paints with a significant margin of 11-6. Raja Temur Nadeem and Bilal Hayat Noon shone for Diamond Paints, contributing four goals each, while Saqib Khan Khakwani netted a brace, and Mir Shoaib Ahmed struck one. For Master Paints, Iranian player Amirreza Behboudi, Sufi Muhammad Haroon, and Chaudhary Muhammad Hayat managed two goals each.
Team Remounts demonstrated superior polo skills against FG/Din Polo, securing an inspiring 8-5 victory. Abelenda spearheaded Remounts’ charge with a remarkable contribution of four goals, while Shahid Imran added two goals, and Mohammad Naeem and Omer Asjad Malhi each scored one. For FG/Din Polo, Mumtaz Abbas Niazi and Juan Cruz Greguol each tallied two goals, while Mian Abbas Mukhtar converted one.
47th Aibak Polo Cup 2023: Friday; 23rd November| All Set For The ‘Esteemed Trophy’ Semifinal’s
The semifinals climax of the Patrons 47th Aibak Polo Cup 2023, will take place on Friday, 23rd November 2023 at Lahore Polo Club grounds. The schedule is as follows:
1st Semifinal – Diamond Paints and Master Paints on ground No. 1 at 2:00 pm.
2nd Semifinal – FG/Din Polo and Remounts at 3:00 pm on the Aibak Polo Ground.
The pinnacle of the tournament, the final, is set for Sunday, 26th November 26, 2023.
47th Aibak Polo Cup 2023: Pool B -Diamond Paints & Remounts Book Berths In Semifinals
Diamond Paints and Remounts clinched coveted spots in the semifinals of Pool B at the Patrons Aibak Polo Cup 2023. With these victories, both Diamond Paints and Remounts have earned their places in the highly anticipated semifinals, scheduled to take place on Friday.
In the day’s first clash, Diamond Paints triumphed over Barry’s Polo with a resounding 8-3 victory. Bilal Hayat Noon led the charge with four impressive goals, supported by Raja Temur Nadeem’s three strikes and a goal from Diamond Paints’ Mir Shoaib Ahmed. On the opposing side, Ibrahim Khalil netted two goals, and Maisam Haider contributed one for Barry’s Polo.
In the second match, Remounts, powered by Abelenda’s outstanding performance with six goals, secured a 7-3½ win against Pebble Breaker. Swr. Muhammad Naeem added one more goal to Remounts’ tally. Despite a handicap advantage of one and a half goals, Bilal Haye and Ahmad Zubair Butt managed to convert one goal each for Team Pebble Breaker.
47th Aibak Polo Cup 2023: Pool A-Master Paints & FG/Din Polo Qualify For Semifinals
Master Paints and FG/Din Polo from Pool A secured their spots in the semifinals of the Patrons 47th Aibak Polo Cup 2023 at Lahore Polo Club.
Wednesday, November 22nd 2023 teams from Pool B will vie for their chance to play the semifinals.
In the day’s first match, FG/Din Polo secured a semifinal berth by defeating DS Polo/Sheikhoo Steel 7-5½. Juan Cruz Greguol led the scoring for FG/Din Polo with three goals, supported by Mian Abbas Mukhtar with two goals, and Mumtaz Abbas Niazi and Farhad Shaikh each contributing one goal. Nicholas Roberts and Daniyal Shaikh scored four and one goal respectively for DS Polo/Sheikhoo Steel, which had a half goal handicap advantage.
The second match witnessed a closely contested battle, with Newage Cables/Master Paints prevailing over Team Master Paints by 8-6. Despite the loss, Master Paints qualified for the semifinals based on a superior goal average in their pool. Hamza Mawaz Khan showcased remarkable performance, scoring five goals, while Adnan Jalil Azam, Alman Jalil Azam, and Ahmed Bilal Riaz each added one goal for Newage Cables/Master Paints. Iranian player Amirreza Behboudi netted all six goals for Master Paints.
47th Aibak Polo Cup 2023: Day 2 | Master Paints & Pebble Breaker Triumphant; Iran’s Amirreza & Argentinian Nicholas Score All 17 Goals
Master Paints and Pebble Breaker triumphed over their opponents in the gripping encounters of the Patrons 47th Aibak Polo Cup here at the Lahore Polo Club grounds.
Day 2 Overviews
Match 1: Master Paints clinched a narrow victory against DS/Sheikhoo Steel, with a final score of 9-8½. Iranian polo sensation Amirreza Behboudi showcased exceptional skills, netting all nine goals for Master Paints. On the opposing side, Argentina’s Nicholas Roberts demonstrated his prowess by converting all eight goals for DS Polo/Sheikhoo Steel.
Match 2: The match proved to be a nail-biter as Pebble Breaker secured a hard-fought win against Barry’s Polo with a scoreline of 6½-5. Abdul Rehman Monnoo led the charge with three goals, while Bilal Haye contributed two, and Agha Musa Ali Khan added one for Pebble Breaker, which held a half-goal handicap advantage. Raja Jalal Arslan notched three goals, and Ibrahim Khalil scored a brace for Barry’s Polo.
47th Aibak Polo Cup 2023: Day 1 | Historic Tournament 2023 Edition Commences
The 47th edition of Patterns Aibak Polo Cup commenced at the Lahore Polo Club.
Day 1 Overviews
Match 1: Team FG/Din Polo defeated the team of Naviage Cables/Master Paints by 8-4.5. Juan Cruz Grogal scored five goals, Farhad Sheikh scored two goals and Mumtaz Abbas Niazi scored one goal for FG Polo. Hamza Mowaz Khan scored three goals and Sufi Muhammad Farooq scored one goal for the losing team Naviage Cables/Master Paints.
Match 2: The strong Remounts team defeated the Diamond Paints 7-6 in sudden death in the fifth round. Abel Landa, who came from Argentina for Remounts, played brilliantly and scored six beautiful goals while Mohammad Naeem scored one goal. Bilal Noon scored three goals, Saqib Khan Khakwani scored two goals and Raja Taimur Nadeem scored one goal for Diamond Paints.