Tucuman Polo Club, in the north of Argentina, celebrated its centenary with an event which sparked a lot of excitement among the polo community. The club had the honour of receiving polo legends Adolfo Cambiaso and Facundo Pieres. It was the first time the two top players attended a polo event in Tucuman, making it a historical event for the locals. Eduardo Novillo Astrada (Polo Union candidate for AAP President) and Tito Ruiz Guiñazu were also invited to play.
The event took place at Country Club Las Cortaderas, 40km away from the capital, San Miguel de Tucuman. Over two thousand people headed to the club to watch Adolfo and Facundo play. Both stars signed polo balls and shirts before the game, and took many photos with their fans. The two 10-goalers highlighted the importance of these events and reaffirmed the need for polo to be federalized. The day started at midday with a photo shoot in front of the historic House of Independece, where the independece of Argentina was signed in 1816.
The match was four chukkas long. The following teams took part:
Team Bordó: Oscar Colombres, Federico Pasquini, Tito Ruiz Guiñazú, Adolfo Cambiaso.
Team Celeste: Luis Padilla, Gonzalo Paz Posse, Eduardo Novillo Astrada, Facundo Pieres.
BPP Asociación Argentina de Criadores de Caballos de Polo (AACCP): Yaco Belu, bred by Federico Pasquini / played by Adolfo Cambiaso (h).