The play-off between the eighth team of the 2019 Argentine Open ranking – La Ensenada – and the winner of the Camara de Diputados Cup – Sol de Agosto Alegría – took place on Monday at the AAP in Pilar.
After six hard fought chukkas, La Ensenada pushed through in the seventh, when they scored four consecutive goals to secure a 14-8 advantage and assure their victory. The win means that they have earned a place in the 2020 Triple Crown, just as they did in 2018, when they also had to face the play-off. La Ensenada will therefore be competing alongside La Dolfina, Ellerstina, LD Polo Ranch, Las Monjitas, La Natividad, La Albertina and La Aguada for the most prestigious polo title in the world.
LA ENSENADA 14-8 SOL DE AGOSTO ALEGRÍA
La Ensenada Meta: Facundo Fernández Llorente 7 (1 goal), Juan Gris Zavaleta 8 (1), Juan Martín Zubía 8 (5, 3 penalties), Jero del Carril 7 (7, 5 penalties). Total: 30.
Sol de Agosto Alegría: Rufino Bensadón 5 (3 penalties), Francisco Bensadón 7 (3), Paco de Narváez 7 (1), Fred Mannix 8 (1). Total: 27.
Score La Ensenada Meta: 2-4, 4-5, 6-5, 9-7, 10-7, 10-8, 14-8.
Umpires: Gastón Lucero & Martín Pascual.
Third man: Matías Baibiene.
Best Polo Argentino of the match: Irenita Lady Gaga (Losmachitos Líbano x Music), played by Facundo Fernández Llorente.