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Wed 16th Oct 2019

Tortugas Open

Play set to resume today

The Tortugas Open is set ot resume today following the postponement of the Semi Finals due to inclement weather. The new order of play is as follows (local time):

Wednesday 16 October – Semi Finals

1pm: La Dolfina vs Cría Yatay

4pm: Ellerstina vs Las Monjitas

Thursday 17 October – Subsidiary Semi Finals

1pm: La Dolfina Polo Ranch vs La Albertina Abu Dhabi

4pm: La Ensenada vs La Aguada

Saturday 19 October:

4pm: Tortugas Open Final

Sunday 20 October:

4pm: Tortugas Subsidiary Final

For more information, please visit the AAP website here now.


Mon 14th Oct 2019

Tortugas Open Delayed

Rain causes Semi Final delays

Heavy rainfall has caused the postponement of The Tortugas Open Semi Final matches scheduled for Sunday 13 and Monday 14 October. With rainfall still forecast, we still await the new dates and venues for the reorganised matches. The four teams set to compete for the two Final spots are:

Ellerstina vs Las Monjitas
La Dolfina vs Cría Yatay
The Tortugas Open Semi Final Teams:
Ellerstina (40): Polito Pieres (10), Gonzalito Pieres (10), Nico Pieres (10) & Facundo Pieres (10)
Las Monjitas (38): Facundo Sola (9), Hilario Ulloa (10), Guillermo ‘Sapo’ Caset (10) & Santiago Toccalino (9)
La Dolfina (40): Adolfo Cambiaso (10), Juan Martín Nero (10), David ‘Pelón’ Stirling (10) & Pablo Mac Donough (10)
Cría Yatay (32): Iñaki Laprida (8), Cristian ‘Magoo’ Laprida (8), Joaquin Pittaluga (8) & Lerin Zubiaurre (8)
 
Photograph: Facundo Pieres playing for Ellerstina in The Tortugas Open. Courtesy of Facundo Pieres

Thu 10th Oct 2019

Tortugas Open Begins

Las Monjitas and Ellerstina secure first wins

The 79th Tortugas Open at The Tortugas Country Club is now underway in Argentina, with two match days having taken place thus far. With issues at the Country Club’s grounds, two matches have taken place elsewhere, at private clubs.

Las Monjitas, the 2018 Argentine Open runners-up, secured their first win with a huge 13-2 win over La Aguada. In the second match, Ellerstina secured an equally as big win, 17-6 against La Ensenada. 
As in 2018, Las Monjitas and Ellerstina will face each other in the first Semi Final on Monday 14 October and if the weather allows it, the first match of the tournament, which was halted due to poor conditions, should continue today. At the close of play, Cría Yatay were leading 5-1 against La Dolfina Polo Ranch, and the play was midway through the second chukka. Furthermore, the much-awaited debut match of 2018 champions La Dolfina against La Albertina Abu Dhabi should also take place today. 
The Tortugas Open Teams:
Las Monjitas (38): Facundo Sola (9), Hilario Ulloa (10), Guillermo ‘Sapo’ Caset (10) & Santiago Toccalino (9)
La Aguada (32): Lucas Díaz Alberdi (7), Alfredo Bigatti (8), Alejandro Novillo Astrada (8) & Ignacio Novillo Astrada (9)
Ellerstina (40): Polito Pieres (10), Gonzalito Pieres (10), Nico Pieres (10) & Facundo Pieres (10)
La Albertina Abu Dhabi (32): Fran Elizalde (8), Ignacio Toccalino (8), Agustín Merlos (8) & Alfredo Cappella (8)
Cría Yatay (32): Iñaki Laprida (8), Cristian ‘Magoo’ Laprida (8), Joaquin Pittaluga (8) & Lerin Zubiaurre (8)
La Dolfina Polo Ranch (32): Diego Cavanagh (8), Juan Britos (8), Alejo Taranco (8) & Guillermo Terrera (8)
La Ensenada (30): Juan Gris Zavaleta (8), Juan Martín Zubía (8), Facundo Fernandez Llorente (7) & Jeronimo Del Carril (7)
La Dolfina (40): Adolfo Cambiaso (10), Juan Martín Nero (10), David ‘Pelón’ Stirling (10) & Pablo Mac Donough (10)
 
Photograph: The Tortugas Open is underway. By Matias Calléjo

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