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Mon 25th Sep 2017

Argentine Update

Tortugas Open & Torneo Remonta y Veterinaria

The opening tournament of the 2017 Triple Crown, the Tortugas Open kicked off in Argentina on Tuesday 19 September. In the first match, La Aguada Las Monjitas beat La Irenita 17-8, whilst in the second match, Alegría beat Cría Yatay 16-13. These scores mean the Semi-Finals are set to be the same as the 2016 tournament – La Aguada Las Monjitas will face La Dolfina whilst Alegría will take on Ellerstina. The tournament will resume next weekend.

Elsewhere across Argentina, the Torneo Remonta y Veterinaria kicked off in Pilar on Wednesday 20 September. This tournament will decide the positions of the four remaining teams into zones for the Hurlingham and Palermo Opens. In the first match, La Albertina Abu Dhabi beat La Esquina Los Machitos 12-6 whilst in the second match of the tournament Chapaleufú beat La Dolfina Polo Ranch 11-8. The teams will play their alternate opponents today, Monday 25 September.
The Tortugas Open Teams:
La Aguada Las Monjitas (31): Alejandro Novillo Astrada (8), Alfredo Bigatti (7 – substituting for Eduardo Novillo Astrada), Miguel Novillo Astrada (8) & Ignacio Novillo Astrada (8)
La Irenita (31): Tito Ruiz Guiñazú (8), Juan Griz Zavaleta (8), Corchito Zavaleta (7) & Matías Mac Donough (8)
Alegría (35): Sapo Caset (9), Hilario Ulloa (10), Facundo Sola (8) & Fred Mannix (8)
Cría Yatay (31): Lerín Zubiaurre (7), Magoo Laprida (8), Joaquin Pittaluga (8) & Iñaki Laprida (8)
The Torneo Remonta y Veterinaria Teams:
La Albertina Abu Dhabi (32): Francisco Elizalde (8), Cubi Toccalino (8), Santiago Toccalino (8) & Alfredo Cappella Barabucci (8)
La Esquine Los Machitos (29): Pascual Sainz de Vicuña (6), Rodrigo Andrade (8), Mariano Aguerre (8) & Rodrigo Rueda (7)
Chapaleufú (30): Pepe Heguy (7), Ezequiel Martínez Ferrario (8), Negro de Lusaretta (7) & Eduardo Heguy (8)
La Dolfina Polo Ranch (30): Diego Cavanagh (7), Guillermo Terrera (8), Jejo Taranco (7) & Nachi Du Plessis (8)

Photograph: Negro de Lusaretta took to the field for Chapaleufú against La Dolfina Polo Ranch. By Matías Callejo

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