The República Argentina Cup, the most coveted trophy of the Autumn season in Argentina, hosted by the Argentine Polo Association, continued at the Argentine Polo Association Headquarters, in Pilar.
La Justina, Trenque Lauquen-Thai Polo, La Aguada e Ivy Maray Black Hound emerged victorious on Friday March 19.
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.
These have been the results of the games played on Friday March 19:
La Justina (received 13 goals on handicap) 23-20 Arelauquen P. C. – Patagonia Polo
Trenque Lauquen – Thai Polo 13-9 San Francisco de Asís – La Irenita (received 2 goals on handicap).
La Aguada 19-6 La Baguala – Tapia (received 6 goals on handicap)
Ivi Maray – Black Hound (received 4 goals on handicap) 9-7 La Violeta – Synergy Cloning
The Copa República Argentina will resume on Saturday March 20, in Pilar and Palermo, as follows:
Alfredo Lalor AAP Headquarters, Pilar
10am: Betania vs. Venado Tuerto
12pm: Cuatro Vientos vs. MediaLuna – La Pava Grande
12pm, Cancha 2: Sauveterre P. & C. C. – Monterosso vs. Chapaleufú – El Tilo
2pm, Cancha 1: Coronel Suárez vs. Araucaria