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Mon 9th Sep 2019

La Dolfina Victorious

Father & son secure 52nd San Jorge Open

Yesterday, Sunday 8 September, La Dolfina secured the first Open of the Argentine season in Palermo, taking home The Duke of Edinburgh Trophy.
On a beautiful sunny afternoon, father/son duo of Adolfo and Poroto Cambiaso defeated Ellerstina Pilot 9-7 to take home the first high goal handicap title of the 2019 season.
It was the first battle between old rivals, La Dolfina and Ellerstina, which could be repeated a further four times this season.
La Dolfina opened the scoring with an early penalty conversion from Diego Cavanagh, but overall Ellerstina began the match in a much stronger position and by the start of the second chukka, thanks to Facundo Pieres, Ellerstina led 4-1.
However, La Dolfina came back strong and managed to tie the scores, 5-5 in the third chukka, continuing their goal scoring spree so that the scoreboard read 8-5 at the end of the penultimate chukka. Ellerstina struggled to level the scores and the final whistle echoed around Palermo with a 9-7 win for La Dolfina.
This was Poroto Cambiaso’s first big tournament in Argentina, who at just 14-years-old faced three mighty Pieres brothers for the first time.
The Best Playing Ponies were Clone 01 Hanna Montana by Adolfo Cambiaso and Clone C06 Lapa.
Meanwhile, the Subsidiary Final was a far less balanced affair with LD World Polo League whitewashing Tortugas, 13-1. 
The San Jorge Open Final Teams:
La Dolfina (30): Adolfo Cambiaso (10), Poroto Cambiaso (4), Diego Cavanagh (8) & Juan M. Zubía (8)
Ellerstina Pilot (29): Curtis Pilot (0), Gonzalito Pieres (9), Nicolás Pieres (10) & Facundo Pieres (10)
 
Photograph: La Dolfina, winners of The San Jorge Open. By Matias Callejo/AAP


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