Polo Times Magazine Subscribe to Polo Times Home
HomeNewsTournamentsClassifiedsAbout usSubscribeContact

Thu 5th Oct 2017

Tortugas Final

Ellerstina to play La Dolfina at Palermo

The Asociación Argentina de Polo (AAP) has announced that the Final of the 77th Tortugas Open will be played this weekend, on Saturday 7 October at 4pm, in Palermo. 

Yesterday, Wednesday 4 October, a meeting was held between the current board of directors and the Tortugas Country Club management team. Following extensive rain, the decision was taken by the President of the AAP, Eduardo Novillo Astrada and Tortugas Country Club President Francisco Dorignac to move the Final of the Tortugas Open, the Emilio Anchorena Cup, to Ground One at Palermo.  
Following the decision Eduardo Novillo Astrada said, “Today we spoke with 'Frankie' Dorignac and we reached an agreement. The Final of the Tortugas Open will be held in Palermo next Saturday. I think it's a good move for all of us who want this sport to grow. Obviously, it was not an easy choice because behind all this there are commercial interests. It was a logistical decision, but we are both people who love this sport and want the best for it, which is why we sat down, talked and agreed. I think it is excellent news and everyone wins, especially polo itself."
The Final will see age-old rivals La Dolfina and Ellerstina battle it out for the coveted trophy, the first tournament in the 2017 Triple Crown series. Most notably, the last time these two teams played each other on the Palermo ground was in the Final of the 2016 Argentine Open, when La Dolfina won 16-12. A full report of the Tortugas Open will be in the next issue of Polo Times. If you’re not a subscriber, please click here, so as not to miss out!
The Tortugas Open Final Teams:
La Dolfina (40): Adolfo Cambiaso (10), David ‘Pelon’ Stirling (10), Pablo MacDonough (10) & Juan Martín Nero (10)
Ellerstina (39): Pablo Pieres (9), Gonzalito Pieres (10), Facundo Pieres (10) & Nicolás Pieres (10)
Photograph: The 77th Tortugas Open Final will be played at Palermo, rather than at the Tortugas Country Club. By ©www.imagesofpolo.com

Follow Polotimes on Twitter

Other top stories

Fri 15th Dec 2017
16th Bendura Bank Snow Polo World Cup Kitzbühel 2018
Better than ever!

Thu 14th Dec 2017
Visa Update from the HPA
Letter received on 14 December

Tue 12th Dec 2017
Magdala Claim First APP-APPL Tournament
APPL Rules in Force

Fri 8th Dec 2017
Polo Times is Out Next Week!
December/January issue of Polo Times

Wed 6th Dec 2017
Youth Wins the Day
Young, Dumb & Broke and Regal Warriors win at RCBPC

Mon 4th Dec 2017
La Dolfina Brava Win the First Women’s Argentine Open
Clarkin, Cambiaso and the Araujos are a winning combination

Mon 4th Dec 2017
La Dolfina Secures a Fifth Argentine Open Victory
Nail-biting 14-13 win for Cambiaso’s team

Sat 2nd Dec 2017
HPA National Club Championships
Final weekend of the 3 & 12 Goal

Fri 1st Dec 2017
124th Argentine Open Finals Await
High goal action-filled weekend to come

Thu 30th Nov 2017
Bastian Fernandez Appeal Launched
Polo Community asked to donate to the Basti Fund

Wed 29th Nov 2017
Women’s Argentine Open
La Dolfina Brava and Ellerstina into the Final

Tue 28th Nov 2017
Copa Cámara de Diputados
Chapaleufú and Pilarchico La Ensenada to play in the Final

Mon 27th Nov 2017
124th Argentine Open HSBC Polo Championship Update
News from Palermo

Fri 24th Nov 2017
HPA National Club Championships 1-3 Goal
Schedule and Teams Announced

Thu 23rd Nov 2017
Women’s Argentine Open
Historic tournament is underway

Tue 21st Nov 2017
Cambiaso’s 100th Argentine Open Match
Busy weekend of big scores in Argentine Open

See all news in:

End of Polo Times news page

Advertiser information Contact us Subscribe Work for us All information is subject to copyright 2015


Latest Classified

Latest Classified

Head Groom Head Groom Required Prudhoe X is a polo breeding and training operation...
 Get into Polo

Get started in polo

Information on how to get started in polo
 Destination of the Month

The global game

Holidays and breaks playing or following polo around the world

Online magazine

Login to read current and back issues of the magazine
 Find your nearest club

Club contacts

Find your nearest polo club
Cookies in Use