On Tuesday 31/10, at the Alfredo Lalor Venue in Pilar, the world’s top competition of our sport will begin: the 130th HSBC Argentine Polo Open, which this time will be starred by the 10 best teams in the world, who boast between 28 and 40 goals of handicap, who were placed in two zones of five that will face the American, with a finish between the best in each group.
On the opening day, for Zone A, the only team that played the two finals of Triple Crown 14, La Hache La Roca, vs. La Esquina La Mascota, one of the teams coming from the classification; and from 00.2 p.m., in the 2023st, Cría La Dolfina vs. The Axe Breeds & Polo.
HOMAGE TO UNFORGETTABLE PERSONALITIES
On that same opening day, in the interval between the two matches, the Argentine Polo Association will pay tribute to two greats: Juan Carlos Harriott Jr. and Francisco E. Dorignac, naming fields 1 and 2 of Pilar, respectively, after them.
A well-deserved tribute to “JuanCarlitos”, the top winner of the Argentine Polo Open, with 20 victories; and for “Frankie”, three-time champion in Palermo and one of the best presidents that the AAP had in its history.
Meanwhile, on Wednesday 1/10, also in Pilar, the second date will take place, in which they will face at 14:00 p.m. on court 2, Ellerstina Yellow Rose vs. the remaining team that comes from the “qualy”, El Overo Z7 UAE; and at 16:30 p.m., on La 1, La Ensenada Brubank vs. The Irenita Clinova.
Take advantage and come to Pilar, both days are free of charge!
THE REMAINING ROUNDS:
They will all be played at the Campo Argentino de Polo in Palermo, for which you can buy your tickets at the following link: https://www.ticketek.com.ar/triple-corona/abierto-polo-palermo
Except for matchday 3 (Saturday 4/11) which will be played earlier (11.30, Court 2 and 14.00, Court 1), all the remaining days (Sunday 5, Saturday 11, Sunday 12, Friday 17, Saturday 18, Saturday 25 and Sunday 26/11) will have matches at 14.00 (Court 2) and 16.30 (Court 1).
The final will be played on the mythical Court 1 in Palermo, on Saturday 2/12, at 16.30 pm.
All matches are broadcast live on Star+ (Argentina and Latin America) and via streaming on https://live.aapolo.com/
The participating teams:
The Saudi Dolfina: Adolfo Cambiaso (h) 10, David Stirling (h) 10, Adolfo Cambiaso (n) 10 and Juan M. Nero 10. Total: 40.
The Axe The Rock: Pablo Pieres 9, Hilario Ulloa 9, Guillermo Caset (h) 9 and Francisco Elizalde 9. Total: 36.
Breed the Dolfina: Guillermo Terrera (h) 9, Tomás Panelo 9, Diego Cavanagh 8 and Alejo Taranco 9. Total: 35.
The Axe Breeding and Polo: Rufino Bensadón 8, Carlos M. Ulloa 7, Facundo Sola 8 and Joaquín Pittaluga 8. Total: 31.
La Esquina La Mascota: Pascual Sáinz de Vicuña 6, Cristian Laprida (h) 8, Lucas James 7 and Ignacio Laprida 8. Total: 29.
The Nativity: Facundo Pieres 9, Camilo Castagnola 10, Pablo Mac Donough 10 and Bartolomé Castagnola (h) 10. Total: 39.
Ellerstina Yellow Rose: Bautista Bayugar 8, Gonzalo Pieres (h) 9, Nicolas Pieres 9 and Ignatius du Plessis 9. Total: 35.
Brubank Cove: Juan Britos (h) 9, Alfredo Bigatti 9, Juan M. Zubía 9 and Jerónimo del Carril 8. Total: 35.
The Irenita Clinova: Facundo Fernandez Llorente 8, Tomas Fernandez Llorente (h) 8, Matias Torres Zavaleta 8 and Isidro Strada 8. Total: 32.
The Overo Z7 UAE: Lucas Monteverde (n) 7, Victorino Ruiz Jorba 7, Cruz Heguy 7 and Teodoro Lacau 7. Total: 28.