Dr A Polo Crowned Winners of the 2011 Nexus Valentine’s Cup Held at
Dubai Polo and Equestrian Club on February 11
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
The UAE’s polo-set enjoyed a world-class display of horsemanship and polo skills at the
second annual Nexus Valentine’s Cup on February 11, which saw five teams battling it
out to the very last chukka.
The final saw Dr A Polo secure a resounding victory with a score of 10 to the Pink
Panther’s one at the end of the exhilerating three-day tournament at Dubai Polo &
Equestrian Club in front of a 200-strong crowd that included many of UAE’s social set.
Mahmoud Nodjoumi, owner and CEO of Nexus, one of the leading insurance brokerages
in the region which sponsored the event, presented the 2011 Nexus Valentine’s Cup to
the winning team. “The tournament has seen three days of fantastic polo with all the
players showing world-class skills in a tightly-contested match which culminated in
today’s gripping final,” said Nodjoumi.
“The Nexus Valentine’s Cup has proved to be a fantastic day out for polo fans and UAE
residents alike and we hope that the event will become a regular feature on the Emirate’s
polo calendar for years to come,” he added.
Following the final match, players joined VIP guests from the UAE and abroad for an
Argentinean Asado dinner on the terraces of the Dubai Polo & Equestrian Club.
“It has been a fabulous event and one we hope will be repeated next year. I would like to
thank the players and the behind-the-scene teams for giving us such a spectacular game to
watch and making the event an unprecedented success for both Nexus and the Dubai Polo
& Equestrian Club,” concluded Vasken Vartanian, Sales and Marketing Manager, Dubai
Polo & Equestrian Club.
Nexus accepted the opportunity to sponsor the Valentine’s Cup due to the natural link
between financial protection and relationships. Valentine’s Day is about couples who
move on to marry and start a family, and sound financial planning helps them at every
stage of their life to enjoy a happy and secure time together.
Funds were also raised during the day for the Al Noor Training Centre for Children with
Special Needs, which Nexus is pleased and proud to support.
• Dr A Polo = 10 (winner)
• Pink Panthers = 1 (runner up)
• The Birds = 3 (third place)
• Meiko Polo = 2 (fourth place)
• Dark Horse = 1 (fifth place)