On Thursday 27/10, in the Epicurean House space of HSBC at Palermo, the women’s and men’s teams for the Argentine Open were presented. There were polo players from each team, along with directors of the Argentine Polo Association (AAP), the sponsors of both events, press and special guests.
The eyes of the world are once again on Argentina, the 129th HSBC Argentine Polo Open will begin on Tuesday, November 1 and end on Friday, December 2, in which 10 teams between 28 and 39 handicap goals grouped in 2 zones will participate, which will be made up of the most important players in the world, among them, the 9 players who have the 10 handicap goals in our country: Adolfo Cambiaso (h), the brothers Camilo and Bartolomé Castagnola, Pablo Mac Donough, Juan M. Nero; Pablo, Facundo and Nicolás Pieres and the Uruguayan David Stirling (h).
In Zone A will be the defending champion La Natividad, La Irenita Grand Champions, La Ensenada RS Murus Sanctus, La Irenita Gsquared and La Hache, team from the classification. Meanwhile, in the B will play La Dolfina Saudí, Ellerstina Turismo Felgueres, Cría La Dolfina La Irenita Clinova and La Esquina, a team also emerged from the qualifying tournament.
The launch was attended by the president of the AAP, Delfín Uranga and its CEO, Fernando Cirilli, Juan Marotta, Chief Executive Officer of HSBC Argentina & LAM Sur; Carlos Bañado, Managing Partner of Cremas Caviahue; and polo players Bautista Bayugar (La Irenita Clinova), Jerónimo Del Carril (La Ensenada RSMS), Ignatius du Plessis (La Natividad), Cristian Laprida (h) (La Esquina), Santiago Loza (La Irenita Gsquared), Gonzalo Pieres (h) (Ellerstina Turismo Felgueres), David Stirling (h) (La Dolfina Saudi), Guillermo Terrera -h- (Cría La Dolfina), Carlos M. Ulloa (La Hache) and Juan Martín Zubía (La Irenita Grand Champions).
“We are proud to welcome once again in Palermo the best polo players in the world. This new edition promises to be one of the most exciting, we invite everyone to live this great polo party, “said Delfin Uranga, President of the AAP.
Meanwhile, in the 6th HSBC Women’s Polo Open presented by Caviahue creams, which will be played between November 21 and December 2, entirely in Pilar, except for the final match to be held in Palermo. 8 formations of between 20 and 33 FEM handicap goals will participate, among which the British Nina Clarkin, Hazel Jackson and Millie Hine and our compatriots Candelaria Fernández Araujo and Clara Cassino, among other figures of our country and the planet.
Carlos Bañado, from Cremas Caviahue said that “We support 100% the development of women in sports. Before they were spectators and luckily, now they are protagonists. We are proud to once again accompany the Women’s Polo Open, which has been growing by leaps and bounds.”
Towards the closing Juan Marotta, from HSBC, said about the accompaniment to the Open: “This alliance between HSCB and the Polo Association has been going on for 18 years, we are united by many of the values of sport, such as teamwork. This year we are also accompanying the 6th Women’s Polo Open, always looking to join forces to grow together.”