The 125th Argentine Polo Open resumed on Tuesday at Palermo, with two matches. As in 2017, ten teams, with a maximum handicap of 40-goals, are in competition.

First up, Ellerstina outplayed La Cañada to beat them 20 goals to 5, before Las Monjitas took their third win in the competition, defeating La Albertina Abu Dhabi 16-11. This means that Ellerstina and Las Monjitas will now battle it out on Sunday for a spot in the prestigious final.

The final is scheduled for Saturday, December 15th.

 

ELLERSTINA 20-5 LA CAÑADA

Ellerstina: Polito Pieres 10 (5 goals, 2 penalties), Gonzalo Pieres 10 (8, 1 penalty), Nicolás Pieres 10 (2), Facundo Pieres 10 (5, 2 penalties and 1 corner). Total: 40.

La Cañada: Agustín Obregón 6, Ezequiel Martínez Ferrario 8 (3), Sebastián Merlos 8, Jared Zenni 6 (2 penalties). Total: 28.

Score Ellerstina: 2-0, 5-2, 5-2, 10-2, 11-3, 11-4, 16-4, 20-5.

Umpires: Matías Baibiene and Gastón Lucero.                             

Referee: Martín Pascual.

Best “Polo Argentino” of the match:

Open Léxica (by Ellerstina Pícaro and Lexus), played by Gonzalo Pieres.

Argentine Breeders Association Nominees:

Open Z Jones (by Open Espacial y Ellerstina Z Ilusión), played by Gonzalo Pieres.

Gurí Nevada (by Ellerstina Anselmo and Nieve), played by Sebastián Merlos.

Judged by: Pepe Heguy.

 

LAS MONJITAS 16-11 LA ALBERTINA ABU DHABI

Las Monjitas: Facundo Sola 9 (6 goals, 1 penalty), Hilario Ulloa 10 (1), Sapo Caset 10 (7, 3 penalties and 1 corner), Santiago Toccalino 8 (2). Total: 37.

La Albertina Abu Dhabi: Nic Roldán 7 (4 goals), Fran Elizalde 8 (1), Cubi Toccalino 8 (3 penalties), Alfredo Cappella Barabucci 8 (3 penalties). Total: 31.

Score Las Monjitas: 4-0, 6-2, 7-2, 10-4, 11-6, 13-9, 15-11, 16-11.

Umpires: José I. Araya and Jason Dixon.                         

Referee: Guillermo Villanueva.

Best “Polo Argentino” of the match:

Chapa Katrina (by Chapa Géminis and Chapa Moulin Rouge), played by Facundo Sola.

Argentine Breeders Association Nominees:

Dolfi Educada (by Durazno and Cautiva), played by Sapo Caset.

Open Ficha (by Ellerstina Pícaro and Ruleta), played by Fran Elizalde.

Judged by: Joaquín Pittaluga.

 

The Argentine Open will resume on Saturday:

2:30pm: La Dolfina Polo Ranch vs Alegría/La Irenita

5pm: La Dolfina vs La Aguada

 

ARGENTINE POLO OPEN: Fixture & Teams

 

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