The Argentine Triple Crown kicked off on Wednesday at Tortugas Country Club with the opening two matches of the 78° Tortugas Country Club Open Championship. This year, Tortugas is being played with a new format, where the winners go straight through to the semifinals, but the losers still get a chance, and go on to play the Subsidiary Cup.

 

Opening matches:

LA DOLFINA POLO RANCH 14-9 LA AGUADA

La Dolfina Polo Ranch: Diego Cavanagh 8 (7 goals, 6 penalties), Guillermo Terrera 8 (5), Rodrigo Andrade 8, Nachi Du Plessis 8. Total: 32.

La Aguada: Alejandro Novillo Astrada 8 (3, 2 penalties and 1 corner), Alfredo Bigatti 8 (3), Miguel Novillo Astrada 8 (1) (Juan Britos, 7), Nacho Novillo Astrada 9 (2). Total: 33.

Score La Dolfina Polo Ranch: 1-1, 5-1, 7-3, 9-3, 11-4, 12-6, 14-9.

Umpires: Guillermo Villanueva and José I. Araya.

Referee: Alejandro Roldán.

 

LA DOLFINA 21-5 ALEGRIA LA IRENITA

La Dolfina: Adolfo Cambiaso 10 (5, 3 penalties), Pelon Stirling 10 (4), Pablo Mac Donough 10 (8, 1 penalty), Juan Martín Nero 10 (4). Total: 40.

Alegría/La Irenita: Juan Gris Zavaleta 8 (1), Clemente Zavaleta 7, Fred Mannix 9 (1), Matías Mac Donough 8 (3, 2 penalties). Total: 32.

Score La Dolfina: 2-0, 7-0, 11-1, 14-4, 16-5, 21-5, 21-5.

Umpires: Gastón Lucero and Rafael Silva.

Referee: Juan José Araya.

 

The Tortugas Open Championship will resume on Thursday:

12pm: Las Monjitas vs La Albertina Abu Dhabi

2pm: Ellerstina vs Cría Yatay

 

TORTUGAS OPEN: Fixture & Teams

 

PICTURE GALLERIES:

 

LA DOLFINA POLO RANCH VS LA AGUADA (by Matias Callejo)

 

LA DOLFINA POLO RANCH VS LA AGUADA (by Santiago Young)

 

LA DOLFINA VS ALEGRIA/LA IRENITA (by Matias Callejo)

 

LA DOLFINA VS ALEGRIA/LA IRENITA (by Santiago Young)

 

JUNIOR ARGENTINE OPEN

The final of the Junior Argentine Open took place on Wednesday on Palermo’s number two ground, where La Ensenada/La Natividad defeated La Virgencita by 12 goals to 6 to claim the title. The victory marked Jero del Carril and Juan Martín Zubía’s fifth consecutive win in the tournament.

 

LA ENSENADA/LA NATIVIDAD 12-6 LA VIRGENCITA

La Ensenada La Natividad: Camilo Castagnola 6 (2 goals), Juan Martín Zubía 7 (4, 3 penalties), Bartolito Castagnola 6 (2), Jero del Carril 7 (4, 1 penalty and 2 corners). Total: 26.

La Virgencita: Manuel Calafell 6 (3 goals), Genaro Ringa 6 (1), Mín Podestá 6, Juan Calafell 6 (2 penalties). Total: 24.

Score La Ensenada/La Natividad: 1-1, 3-3, 5-3, 7-4, 11-4, 12-6.

Umpire: Pablo Bourdieu.