Day three of the Argentine Open Championship took place on Tuesday with two matches. As in 2017, ten 40-goal teams, divided in two groups, are in competition. First up, La Aguada recovered from their debut loss to beat La Ensenada convincingly. Next, La Dolfina took on La Dolfina Polo Ranch.

The final is scheduled for Saturday, December 15th.

 

LA AGUADA 18-10 LA ENSENADA

La Aguada: Alejandro Muzzio 8 (2 goals), Alfredo Bigatti 8 (4), Negro Novillo Astrada 8 (3, 1 penalty), Ignacio Novillo Astrada 9 (4, three penalties) (Injured, replaced by Diego Araya 7 –scored 5 penalties– during the fourth chukka). Total: 33.

La Ensenada: Juan Britos 7 (6 goals, 4 penalties), Juan Martín Zubía 7 (2), Facundo Fernández Llorente 7 (2), Jero del Carril 7. Total: 28.

Score La Aguada: 1-2, 5-2, 7-4, 8-6, 11-6, 14-6, 17-8, 18-10.

Umpires: Guillermo Villanueva Jr and Martín Pascual.   

Referee: Gastón Lucero.

Best “Polo Argentino” of the match:

Escriba Laica (by Gete Barniz and Ellerstina Cautiva), played by Alfredo Bigatti.

Argentine Breeders Association Nominees:

Ombucito Enagüita (by Final Meeting and Bombachita), played by Alfredo Bigatti.

Iaia Distraída (by River Slaney and Dinastía), played by Diego Araya.

Judged by: Clemente Zavaleta.

 

LA DOLFINA 15-11 LA DOLFINA POLO RANCH

La Dolfina: Adolfo Cambiaso 10 (6 goals, 3 penalties), Pelon Stirling 10, Pablo Mac Donough 10 (6, 2 penalties), Juan Martín Nero 10 (3). Total: 40.

La Dolfina Polo Ranch: Diego Cavanagh 8 (3 penalties), Guillermo Terrera 8 (4), Julián de Lusarreta 7 (3), Nachi Du Plessis 8 (1). Total: 31.

Score La Dolfina: 3-1, 5-3, 8-3, 8-6, 10-7, 11-7, 12-10, 15-11.

Umpires: Martín Aguerre and Jason Dixon.                                

Referee: Rafael Silva.

Best “Polo Argentino” of the match:

Irenita Penca (by Losmachitos Líbano and Irenita Pensante), played by Pablo Mac Donough.

Argentine Breeders Association Nominees:

Abrojito Alsina (by Irenita Lunático and Barbacana), played by Juan Martín Nero.

Power Morenita (by Flaubert and Morena II), played by Guillermo Terrera.

Judged by: Pepe Heguy.

 

The Argentine Open resumes on Wednesday:

2pm: Las Monjitas vs La Cañada

4:30pm: Ellerstina vs Cría Yatay

 

ARGENTINE POLO OPEN: Fixture & Teams

 

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