Qualification teams announced

Out of the 21 teams entered in the 2016 edition of La Copa Cámara de Diputados, 11 of the teams have entered the tournament directly with their team handicaps, the remaining 10 teams entered the tournament after a round of games to determine their qualifications. Plenty of names from the UK summer season appear in the team lists, as well as famous polo family names from Heguy to Novillo Astrada and the occasional Merlos. The Brit abroad contingent is represented with a flurry of top players with Malcolm Borwick (La Fija Namuncurá),Charlie Hanbury (El Remanso, 2015 title defenders) and three quarters of La Quinta; Ollie Cudmore, Mark Tomlinson and brother Luke Tomlinson will all be competing for the impressive silver cup. Canadian patron Fred Mannix’s brother Julian will also be flying the Hurlingham 1875 brand flag with his team Alegría HPA. Games are scheduled to begin on Friday 18 November.

 

The teams qualified by games:

Capilla del Señor Vetifarma Unión del Salado (24): Tomás Fernández Llorente (6), Alfredo Bigatti (6), Juan Britos (6) & Patrick O´Dwyer (6)

La Natividad La Mancha (24): Bartolomé Castagnola (4), Lucas Díaz Alberdi (5)/ Ignacio de Lusarreta (6), Bautista Heguy (7) & Bartolomé Castagnola (8)

Coronel Suárez (24): Manuel Plaza de Ayala (6), Ignacio Badiola (6), Miguel del Carril (6) & Matías Fernández Llanos (6)

La Alegría de Lobos (24): Lucas Torales (6), Agustín Obregón (6), Adrián Laplacette (6) & Juan Curbelo (6)

La Cabaña (24): Bautista Ortiz de Urbina (6), Matías Benoit (6), Martín Aguerre (6) & Nicolás Corti Maderna (6)

La Cañada (24): Facundo Obregón (6), Guillermo Ivanisevich (6), Mariano Obregón (6) & Tomás Dartiguelongue (6)

La Fija Namuncurá (24): Francisco Fucci (6), Joaquín Máiquez (6), Malcolm Borwick (6) & Santiago Marambio (6)

Pilarchico La Martina Escorihuela Gascón (24): Benjamín Araya (6), Lucas Lalor (6), Erasmo Goti (6) & Juan Sánchez Elía (6)

Las Rosas (24): Genaro Ringa (6), Franco Gai (6), Gastón Máiquez (6) & Bautista Bayugar (6)

Nuestra Tierra (24): Tomás Ruiz Guiñazú (6), Brieuc Rigaux (6), Guillermo Cavanagh (6) & Facundo Fernández Llorente (6)

 

Teams qualified by handicap:

El Remanso (29): Charlie Hanbury (5), Francisco Bensadón (8), Marcos Di Paola (8) & Ignatius du Plessis (8)

El Paso Polo Ranch (28): Bautista Arrastúa (4), Rodrigo Ribeiro de Andrade (8), Sebastián Merlos (9) & Tomás García del Río (7)

Coronel Suárez II (27): Gonzalo Deltour (7), Juan José Brané (7), Marcelo Frayssinet (7) & Agustín Canale (6)

La Esquina Navarro Correas (27): Pascual Sáinz de Vicuña (6), Juan A. García Grossi (7), Gonzalo Von Wernich (7) & Nicolás Espaín (7)

La Dolfina Río Uruguay Seguros (27): Joao Paulo Ganon (7), Matías Torres Zavaleta (7), Raúl Colombres (6) & Rodrigo Rueda (7)

La Mariana (26): Juan Cruz Merlos (5), Manuel Crespo (7), Juan Ignacio Merlos (8) & Manuel Toccalino (6)

Alegría HPA (26): Julian Mannix (4), Francisco Elizalde (7), Alejandro Muzzio (8) & Jaime García Huidobro (7)

La Indiana Biopolo (26): Pedro Falabella (6), Marcos Araya (6), Julio Novillo Astrada (7) & Diego Araya (7)

La Quinta (25): Ollie Cudmore (6), Mark Tomlinson (6), Luke Tomlinson (7) & Héctor J. Crotto (6)

Los Machitos Etiqueta Negra (25): Juan Martin Zubía (5), Segundo Bocchino (6), Mariano Aguerre (9) & Jerónimo del Carril (5)

La California (25): Marcos García del Río (6), Pablo Llorente (6), Matías Magrini (7) & Ignacio Negri (6)

 

Photograph: La Copa Cámara de Diputados begins Friday 18 November. By©www.imagesofpolo.com / Eduardo Grunberg