The last qualifying games of the first ever Presidents Cup, took place on Thursday November 9, at Jockey Club, in San Isidro. Every fixture has been played at a different venue. The first matchdate took place at Tortugas Country Club; the following one at the Argentine Association of Polo in Pilar, before moving on to the Jockey Club, in San Isidro. The finals will take place at Palermo, on Sunday, December 12, the day after the final of the 128th Argentine Open.
Bel Polo Team, Colorado, Berlinosos and Power Infraestructure were victorious on Thursday. Considering the previous results, Bel Polo Team and Green Gates qualified to the final, due next Sunday. The remaining teams will also play on the final day at Palermo for the Francisco Dorignac, Luis Lalor and Marcos Uranga Cups.
The Presidents Cup sees eight teams, up to 14 goals, compete. Teams are split into two leagues. The winners of each league will play the final. The cups are named after Luis Lalor, Marcos Uranga and Francisco Dorignac. The tournament is called the Presidents Cup as a tribute to the three former AAP Presidents who passed away in 2021.
The brand new ProAm Commission, created by the AAP, is in charge of organising the tournament along with the organisers of the private competitions.
THE PRESIDENTS CUP FINAL TAKES PLACE ON SUNDAY, DECEMBER 12, ON PALERMO’S NUMBER ONE GROUND.
THE PRESIDENTS CUP, DUE ON PALERMO GROUND ONE ON SUNDAY DECEMBER 12, WILL BE STREAMED LIVE HERE.
Presidents Cup, Day 3:
BEL POLO 8-5 COLORADO
BEL POLO TEAM: Henry Lunn 0 , Santos Merlos 3, Edward Banner-Eve 4, Sebastián Merlos 7. Total: 14.
INFINIT POLO TEAM: Ana Escobedo 0, Tomás Willans 2, Juan Cruz Merlos 6, Juan Ignacio Merlos 6. Total: 14.
COLORADO 9-5 NAIROBI
COLORADO: Marcelo Camargo 1, Joaquín Sánchez 3, Matías Mac Donough (h) 3, Joao Paulo Ganon 7. Total: 14.
NAIROBI: Grace Cariss 0, Santiago Schweitzer 5, Juan Zubiaurre 6, Salvador Jauretche 3. Total: 14.
BERLINOSOS 8.5-7 GREEN GATES
BERLINOSOS: Clarisa Marggraf 0, Nico Wollenberg 0, Juan Jauretche 7, Manuel Elizalde 7. Total: 14.
GREEN GATES: Noor Khadra 0, Louis Hine 3, Victorino Ruiz Jorba 7, Cesar Crespo 5. Total: 15.
POWER INFRASTRUCTURE 8-7 POWER HORSE
POWER INFRASTRUCTURE: Miguel Mendoza 0, Keko Magrini 2, Mackenzie Weisz 4, Alejandro Muzzio 8. Total: 14.
POWER HORSE: Bautista García 5, Ramon Cassino 3, Gastón Máiquez 6, Walter Scherb 0. Total: 14.
The Presidents Cup will come to an end on Sunday December 12, at Palermo, with the following order of play:
17:00 h, Palermo Ground One: Green Gates vs Bel Polo Team
*Francisco Dorignac, Luis Lalor and Marcos Uranga Cups will also be decided.
ALL THE GAMES OF THE PRESIDENTS CUP ARE AVAILABLE TO REWATCH HERE.