Polo Times Magazine Subscribe to Polo Times Home
HomeNewsTournamentsClassifiedsAbout usSubscribeContact

Mon 27th Nov 2017

124th Argentine Open HSBC Polo Championship Update

News from Palermo

On Sunday 26 November, the Hurlingham Open winners, Ellerstina Johor, beat Alegría Land Rover 15-14 to secure their coveted spot in the 124th Argentine Open HSBC Polo Championship Final. After two chukkas with the scores resting evenly, Ellerstina’s Facundo and Polito Pieres used their expertly honed skills to make space and convert chances into goals. The sixth chukka was the best period seen yet in the tournament with a whopping eight goals scored and both teams on the attack. Spectators were on the edge of their seats as the match entered the final chukka and Alegría took the lead, but Ellerstina were not done yet, taking the coveted spot in Saturday’s Final. This will be their fourth Final in a row, having lost out to rivals La Dolfina Sancor Seguros in each of their attempts. 

The reigning champions, La Dolfina Sancor Seguros, beat Cría Yatay 11-10 on Ground 2, in a close fought match, which ended in an extra chukka. It was an extremely even game from the word go, with both teams finding the posts multiple times. As the fifth chukka began, the score was in Cría Yatay’s favour 10-8, but during the final two chukkas Diego Cavanagh fought valiantly to even the scoreboard before the last bell. Cavanagh secured La Dolfina’s spot in the Final with a 60 yard penalty, thus ending Cría Yatay Argentine Open journey. 
La Dolfina Sancor Seguros and Ellerstina Johor will meet on Saturday 2 December following the women’s Final, in the greatest polo match of the year. Ellerstina Johor are currently leading the rankings with 1,350 points to La Dolfina’s 1,050, but will their fifth attempt be the one that breaks the La Dolfina camel’s back? A full report of the 124th Argentine Open HSBC Polo Championship will be in the next issue of Polo Times, so make sure you don’t miss out by subscribing here.
Photograph: Adolfo Cambiaso will play for La Dolfina’s fifth consecutive Argentine Open win on Saturday 2 December. By ©www.imagesofpolo.com

Follow Polotimes on Twitter

Other top stories

Mon 15th Oct 2018
Hurlingham Open Underway
Few surprises in the league stages

Tue 9th Oct 2018
La Dolfina Secure First 2018 Title
The Tortugas Open Final

Thu 4th Oct 2018
2018 End of Season Ladies’ Handicaps
HPA announce changes

Tue 2nd Oct 2018
HPA Response to Handicap Changes
Information released by HPA

Mon 1st Oct 2018
FIP Ladies European Polo Championship
Germany defeat Italy to win title

Mon 1st Oct 2018
Italy Triumph at FIP European Championships
2018 FIP European Championships come to an end

Thu 27th Sep 2018
Tortugas Open and Argentine Youth Open
Argentine Update

Wed 26th Sep 2018
October Issue of Polo Times Out This Week
Addressing the handicap rumours

Tue 25th Sep 2018
FIP European Championships Underway
Italy, Azerbaijan and Ireland off to a flying start

Fri 21st Sep 2018
End of Season Handicap Changes
HPA releases handicap list

Thu 20th Sep 2018
The 54th Jockey Club Open
Second Semi Final cancelled

Tue 18th Sep 2018
Sainte Mesme Secure The Paprec French Open
Play ends in the French high goal

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

Ben Hastie Photography Ben Hastie Photography - Equine & Countryside Photography...
 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