A red-hot qualification

The qualification tournament,  which gives two lineups the chance of competing in the Argentine Open at Palermo, resumed on Thursday November 13, and saw Cría GT and La Esquina as the winners against La Cañada and Alegria, respectively. Six teams between 28 and 32 goals are competing for the two coveted tickets to the world’s most important tournament. 

The two lineups who will earn their spots to Palermo will be determined on Monday, as follows: 


  • Coronel Suarez vs. Cría GT. The winner, will qualify to Palermo. 


  • Alegria vs. La Irenita II. In the event La Irenita II wins, they will earn the second spot for the Argentine Open. Otherwise, if Alegria wins, all three teams will be tied on points, so the second spot to Palermo will be determined on goal difference.

This is the summary of the second matchday of the qualification:


Cría GT: Valerio Zubiaurre 8 (2 goals), Tomás García del Río 7 (2, 1 penalty), Joaquín Pittaluga 8 (1 penalty) (replaced by Magoo Laprida, due to an injury Magoo Laprida 8 (2), in the 2nd. chukka), Iñaki Laprida 8 (6, 5 penalties). Total: 31.

La Cañada: Genaro Ringa 7, Lucas Díaz Alberdi 7 (3), Victorino Ruiz Jorba 7 (1), Martín Aguerre 7 (8, 3 penalties). Total: 28.

Score Cría GT: 2-1, 5-2, 7-3, 8-6, 11-7, 11-8, 13-12.

Umpires: Guillermo Villanueva (h) y Martín Pascual. Third Man: Esteban Ferrari.


La Esquina: Pascual Sáinz de Vicuña 6 (2 goals), Juan A. García Grossi 7 (3), Lucas James 7, Bautista Bayugar 8 (7, 6 penalties). Total: 28.

Alegría: Gringo Colombres 7 (5), Ezequiel Martínez Ferrario 7 (1), Sebastián Merlos 8 (4, 1 penalty), Fred Mannix 8. Total: 30.

Score La Esquina: 0-2, 2-3, 4-4, 5-6, 9-6, 11-6, 12-10.

Umpires: Gastón Lucero y Gonzalo López Vargas.               Third Man: Matías Baibiene.

The Qualification Tournament will continue on Monday November 16:

11am: Cría GT vs Coronel Suárez

4pm: Alegría vs La Irenita II

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