Second win for Cuatro Vientos
The Copa República Argentina has been played since 1929 and allows any teams from 0 to 40 goals from all over Argentina take part in the tournament, this year saw 16 teams between 16 and 23 goals compete over four leagues from 12 – 22 April in the most coveted trophy of the autumn Argentine season.
On Saturday 22 April, Cuatro Vientos faced Santa María de Lobos in the Final on Field 2 in Palermo and led from the outset to secure themselves a convincing 12-6 win. This was Cuatro Vientos’ second win in three years (they last won the tournament in 2021) although they still have some way to go to beat top title holders of the trophy, Coronel Suárez, who despite not having won the trophy since 2003, hold 16 titles in total. For Most Valuable Player Santiago Chavanne, it was his third title, having also won the title in 1996 and 2021.
The Jaime Amorín Best Playing Pony Award was presented to Ve Ocho Petaca, played by Santiago Chavanne and the AACCP Award for Best Registered Argentine Polo Breed was Open Panadera, played by Lorenzo Chavanne.
The Copa República Argentina Final Teams:
Cuatro Vientos (20): Tomás Ferrari (3), Lorenzo Chavanne (4), Santiago Chavanne (7) & Santiago Laborde (6)
Santa María de Lobos (20): Gonzalo Di Curcio (3), Mackenzie Weisz (6), Benjamín Panelo (7) & Marcos Panelo (4)
Photograph: Cuatro Vientos, winners of The Copa República Argentina.
By Matías Callejo / Prensa AAP