Polo Times Magazine Subscribe to Polo Times Home
HomeNewsTournamentsClassifiedsAbout usSubscribeContact

Mon 16th Oct 2017

Argentine Update

Hurlingham's third day of play

This weekend saw the third day of play in the 124th Hurlingham Open at the AAP grounds in Pilar, Argentina. Alegría and La Aguada Las Monjitas still remain unbeaten, with La Dolfina Sancor Insurance and Ellerstina also continuing their winning streak. 

In the first match of Saturday’s play, the Pieres brothers, sporting their Ellerstina shirts, took the win from La Esquina Los Machitos 15-8, controlling the match from the first chukka and never giving an inch. La Dolfina’s match against Chapaleufu was a similar affair, ending with a 12-5 score in La Dolfina’s favour. Both teams came out strongly, with Chapaleufu preventing La Dolfina Sancor Insurance from getting the ball through the posts in the first chukka, but their luck wasn’t to last, as Cambiaso and his teammates took to their normal, goal-scoring, stride. 
La Aguada Las Monjitas took a 14-10 victory from La Dolfina Polo Ranch in the third match of the day, with Juan Britos taking the place of injured Eduardo Novillo Astrada. Alfredo Bigatti had previously taken Eduardo’s position, but due to unforeseen circumstances, he too incurred an injury. Even with the new team line-up, the Novillo Astrada’s team secured their spot in the next round after an extremely strong performance. The final match saw Alegría beat La Albertina Abu Dhabi in a very close match, 8-7. Throughout the eight chukkas, the score flip-flopped from ties to narrow leads, with play going into an extra chukka as the bell sounded on a 7-7 tie at the end of the seventh chukka. The Hurlingham Open matches will resume tomorrow, Tuesday 17 October, with the following matches: 
La Dolfina Polo Ranch vs La Esquina Los Machitos
La Albertina Abu Dhabi vs Chapaleufu
La Dolfina vs la Irenita
Ellerstina vs Cría Yatay
The Hurlingham Club Open Championship Teams:
La Albertina Abu Dhabi (32): Francisco Elizalde (8), Ignacio Toccalino (8), Santiago Toccalino (8) & Alfredo Cappella Barabucci (8)
La Irenita (30): Juan Ruiz Guiñazú (8), Juan M. Zavaleta (8), Clemente Zavaleta (7) & Guillermo Willington (7)
Cría Yatay (31): Valerio Zubiaurre (7), Cristian Laprida (8), Joaquín Pittaluga (8) & Ignacio Laprida (8)
La Dolfina Polo Ranch (30): Diego Cavanagh (7), Guillermo Terrera (8), Alejo Taranco (7) & Ignatius Du Plessis (8)
La Aguada Las Monjitas (31): Alejandro Novillo Astrada (8), Juan Britos (7 – substituting for Alfredo Bigatti), Miguel Novillo Astrada (8) & Ignacio Novillo Astrada (8)
La Esquina (29): Pascual Sainz de Vicuña (6), Rodrigo Ribeiro de Andrade (8), Mariano Aguerre (8) & Rodrigo Rueda (7)
Alegría (35): Guillermo Caset (9) Hilario Ulloa (10), Facundo Sola (8) & Frederick Mannix (8)
Chapaleufú (30): Alberto Heguy (7), Ezequiel Martínez Ferrario (8), Julián ‘Negro’ de Lusarreta (7) & Eduardo Heguy (8)
La Dolfina Sancor Insurance (40): Adolfo Cambiaso (10), David ‘Pelon’ Stirling (10), Pablo Mac Donough (10) & Juan Martín Nero (10)
Ellerstina Johor (39): Pablo Pieres (9), Gonzalito Pieres (10), Facundo Pieres (10) and Nicolás Pieres (10)
Photograph: Action from the match between La Albertina Abu Dhabi and Alegría. By ©www.imagesofpolo.com

Follow Polotimes on Twitter

Other top stories

Fri 23rd Feb 2018
Polo Times is Out Now!
March issue of Polo Times

Wed 21st Feb 2018
2018 Arena Gold Cup Update
Regal Warriors, Ojo Caliente, SAPA Docklands Polo & HB Polo through to the Semi Finals

Tue 20th Feb 2018
Valiente, Colorado, Tonkawa and GSA secure Semi Final positions in the Ylvisaker Cup
Update from the International Polo Club

Mon 19th Feb 2018
PTF International Cup
Argentina, USA and England young guns compete in Florida

Fri 16th Feb 2018
Dubai Masters Cup
UAE beat Habtoor Polo to take the win

Wed 14th Feb 2018
Polo Memorabilia Auction
Florida based Leslie Hindman Auctioneers

Thu 8th Feb 2018
The Bryan Morrison Trophy
The teams are announced

Wed 7th Feb 2018
Arena Gold Cup Final
The 2018 schedule is announced

Mon 5th Feb 2018
Cartier Dubai Series
Cartier International Dubai Polo Challenge

Mon 29th Jan 2018
Joe Barry Cup Final
Tonkawa take home gold in Florida

Sun 28th Jan 2018
The Red Shirts of Cartier Win Again!
Three days of thrilling action comes to a head in St. Moritz

Sat 27th Jan 2018
Action from the Cradle of Snow Polo
2017 champions Cartier and Maserati to compete in the Final

Fri 26th Jan 2018
Snow Polo World Cup St. Moritz Starts
Cartier and Maserati champion first matches

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

Get your loan now within 48 hours Get your loan now within 48 hours Good...
 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