The First Games Of The Tortugas Open Get Underway in Argentina
Tuesday 29 September saw the first two teams of The Tortugas Open take to the fields of Tortugas Country Club for their opening match. The tournament is the first in the illustrious Triple Crown series.
La Aguada (Agustín Merlos, Guillermo Terrera, Sapo Caset and Ignacio Novillo Astrada) scored the winning goal in overtime to beat La Aguada/ Las Monjitas (Ignacio Toccalino, Pite Merlos, Eduardo N. Astrada Jr. and Alejandro Novillo Astrada) 11-10 in the opening round of the 2015 Tortugas Open at the Tortugas Country Club in Argentina.
Alegria (Magoo Laprida, Hilario Ulloa, Lucas Monteverde and Fred Mannix) bounced back from their loss to Ellerstina in the Jockey Club final by racing past Chapaleufú (Pepe Heguy, Nachi Heguy, Bautista Heguy and Eduardo Heguy)15-11 in the opening match of the 2015 Tortugas Open at the Tortugas Country Club in Argentina.
So here we go!! The Triple Crown in Argentina, the world's most important achievement of polo, will begin on Tuesday September 29, with the Tortugas Open, the first stage on the way to every polo player's dream, the Argentine Polo Open Championship.
Polo is a sport that is constantly broadening its horizons, growing and expanding to reach the furthest corners of the earth. Deciding to host an exciting season of polo in the Dominican Republic has been by far one of the biggest announcements of 2015. The country's debut as part of the international polo calendar will kick off in January.