Busy start of the República Argentina Cup, with four games in Pilar

The República Argentina Cup, the most coveted trophy of the Autumn season in Argentina, hosted by the Argentine Polo Association, kicked off on Thursday March 18, with four games played at the Argentine Polo Association Headquqrters, in Pilar.

The República Argentina Cup was established in 1929. It is considered the most prestigious tournament of the Autumn season, as teams from all over the country are elegible to play in this unique competition, which invites teams rated from 0 to 40 goals to compete. The final phase is played between Palermo and the AAP grounds in Pilar, while the final takes place at Palermo. It is worth noting that the República Argentina Cup is played on handicap, and ties are permitted during the qualification stage.

This edition marks the comeback of this remarkable tournament after it was cancelled in 2020 due to the global pandemic. The last team to win the República Argentina Cup was La Esquina, back in 2019.

This year, the República Argentina Cup sees 16 teams, up to 26 goals, compete. Teams will be broken down into four leagues. Top players – such as 10-goaler Pelón Stirling, Guillermo Terrera , Cubi Toccalino, Iñaki Laprida, Jero del Carril, Alfredo Bigatti, Mín Podestá, Diego Araya and AAP President Eduardo Novillo Astrada (who will be playing alongside his son, Cruz) – are set to compete.

The República Argentina Cup final is scheduled for Sunday, March 28. 

The results of the opening day has been as follows: 

Coronel Suarez 17 vs. Chapaleufu El Tilo 15

Cuatro Vientos 12 vs. Venado Tuerto 8

Sauveterre P. & C. C. – Monterosso 24 vs. Araucaria 13

Betania 27 vs. Medialuna Pava Grande 20

The Copa República Argentina will continue on Friday March 19:

10am: Arelauquen P. C. – Patagonia Polo vs. La Justina

12pm: San Francisco de Asís – La Irenita vs. Trenque Lauquen – Thai Polo.

2pm: La Aguada vs. La Baguala – Tapia

4pm: La Violeta – Synergy Cloning vs. Ivi Maray – Black Hound

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