After a week full of bad weather conditions, Saturday finally saw the kickoff of the 125 Argentine Polo Open with two matches. In both occasions the winner was not decided until the very last chukker. As in 2017, a total of 10 teams up to 40 goals, divided in two groups, are in competition. The final is scheduled for Saturday, December 15th.

 

LA ENSENADA 18-14 ALEGRÍA LA IRENITA

La Ensenada: Juan Britos 7 (8 goals, 4 penalties), Juan Martín Zubía 7 (5, 1 penalty), Facundo Fernández Llorente 7 (1), Jero del Carril 7 (4). Total: 28.

Alegría/La Irenita: Clemente Zavaleta 7 (3 goals), Juan Gris Zavaleta 8 (3, 1 penalty), Fred Mannix 9 (1), Matías Mac Donough 8 (7, 4 penalties). Total: 32.

Score La Ensenada: 3-2, 4-5, 5-8, 10-9, 11-11, 13-13, 16-14, 18-14.

Umpires: Matías Baibiene and José I. Araya.                  Referee: Juan José Araya.

Best “Polo Argentino” of the match:

Irenita Grosa Mal (by Losmachitos Líbano and Irenita Certera), played by Matías Mac Donough.

Argentine Breeders Association Nominees:

Euro Maroma (by Rainbow Corner and Marisa), played by Juan Britos.

Emezeta Pilarita (by Open Abelino and Gete Pinga), played by Juan Martín Zubía.

Judged by: Pepe Heguy.

 

LA DOLFINA POLO RANCH 14-11 LA AGUADA

La Dolfina Polo Ranch: Diego Cavanagh 8 (8 goals, 5 penalties and 1 safety), Guillermo Terrera 8 (2), Julián de Lusarreta 7 (3), Nachi Du Plessis 8 (1). Total: 31.

La Aguada: Alejandro Muzzio 8 (2 goals), Alfredo Bigatti 8 (2), Alejandro Novillo Astrada 8 (3, 1 penalty), Ignacio Novillo Astrada 9 (4, 2 penalties). Total: 33.

Score La Dolfina Polo Ranch: 2-1, 3-2, 3-3, 4-4, 6-8, 8-9, 11-11, 14-11.

Umpires: Martín Pascual and Jason Dixon.         Referee: Martín Aguerre.

Best “Polo Argentino” of the match:

Chapa Bosanova (by Chapa Bienvenido al Hotel and Fiesta), played by Julián de Lusarreta.

Argentine Breeders Association Nominees:

Iaia Distraída (by River Slaney and Dinastía), played by Ignacio Novillo Astrada.

J5ARG Capacidad (by Sportivo and Ellerstina Capelina), played by Guillermo Terrera.

Judged by: Santiago Solari.

 

The Argentine Open will resume on Sunday:

2pm: La Albertina Abu Dhabi vs La Cañada

4:30pm: Las Monjitas vs Cría Yatay

 

ABIERTO ARGENTINO DE POLO: Fixture & Teams

 

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