The seventh edition of the Thai Polo Cup Argentina kicked off on Monday at Thai Polo Club Argentina, in General Rodríguez, the world capital of polo. This tournaments has become one of the top patron tournaments of the Argentine Spring Season. Eight teams, up to 14 goals, are taking part. The final is scheduled for Friday, December 11.

The tournament kicked off with one game, which saw Infinit defeat La Fija Santa Crepa by 7.5 goals to 7 after a concluding goal scored by Juan Cruz Merlos in the last seconds of play. The match took place om field 3. Both teams form part of League B, alongside Nuestra Tierra and La Trinidad.

Action for the VII Thai Polo Cup is set to continue on Thursday, December 3.

INFINIT 7.5-7 LA FIJA SANTA CREPA

INFINIT: Francisco Lopez Godoy 0, Ayrton Brunett 3, Manuel Gimenez Villamil 4, Juan Cruz Merlos 6. Total: 13.

LA FIJA SANTA CREPA: Sasha Hauptmann 2, Miguel Olivera 3, Tomás Máiquez 4, Martin Gandara 5. Total: 14.

Score Infinit: (0.5-0) 1.5-2, 2.5-3, 4.5-4, 6.5-5, 7.5-7.

LEAGUE A

SEALINK POLO: Facundo Fernandez Llorente 7, Nicholas Kosmatos 0, Horacio Fernandez Llorente 6, TBC.

AMADEUS: Robert Kofler 0, Santiago Marambio 6, Koko Kofler 0, Bautista Bayugar 8.

AIR FRANCE KLM: Simón Prado 5, Ned Hine 3, Manuel Sundblad 5, Louis Hine 1.

CAMPANULATA: Benjamin Urquiza 6, Lucas Criado Jr. 3, Félix Esaín 4, Eitan Koren 0.

LEAGUE B

INFINIT: Francisco Lopez Godoy 0, Ayrton Brunett 3, Manuel Gimenez Villamil 4, Juan Cruz Merlos 6. 

LA FIJA SANTA CREPA: Sasha Hauptmann 2, Miguel Olivera 3, Tomás Máiquez 4, Martin Gandara 5. 

LA TRINIDAD: Matias Benoit 6, Lucas Monteverde (n) 4, Lorenzo Metro 0, Bautista Beguerie 4.

NUESTRA TIERRA: Alejandro Muzzio 8, Daniel Ruiz 1, Marcelo Amadeo Y Videla 4, TBC.

ABOUT THAI POLO & EQUESTRIAN CLUB

Set in over 2,000 rai (or about 250 hectares) of picturesque grounds to the east of Pattaya, just 90 minutes or so drive from the capital, Bangkok, the Thai Polo & Equestrian Club is a unique facility in Asia and Australasia.

Boasting three full-sized, international-standard polo playing fields as well as two practice grounds, and stabling for more than 250 horses, the Thai Polo & Equestrian Club opened in 2005, although it was initially called, simply, the Thai Polo Club. This changed a few years later when the equestrian facilities were added.

The brainchild of polo enthusiasts Harald Link (President of the South-east Asian Equestrian Federation) and Mrs Nunthinee Tanner (considered the first female polo player in Thailand), the Thai Polo & Equestrian Club has grown in size and stature in recent years. The number of enthusiasts has grown steadily over the past decade or so, and the Club now has around 80 horses available for members and guests.

Over the years the club has attracted many local and international players. The Thai Polo Open, sponsored by B. Grimm, takes place every January and attracts six to eight teams.

SOURCE: PRESS THAI POLO.

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