PILARA URIEN LOZA WIN THE VI INTERNATIONAL JULIO NOVILLO ASTRADA CUP, PRESENTED BY JAEGER-LeCOULTRE, AT LA AGUADA POLO CLUB
PilarÃ¡ Urien Loza beat La Picaza 14-11 and claimed the VI Edition of the International Julio Novillo Astrada Cup, presented by Jaeger-LeCoultre, in the final played at La Aguada Polo Club, in Open Door.
The match, held on the clubâ€™s ground #2, had a very balanced first half, with a 3-all in the first chukker and a one goal advantage for PilarÃ¡ Urien Loza in the second and third chukkers (5-4 and 6-5 respectively).
In the fourth chukker, PilarÃ¡ Urien Loza expanded the advantage to a 10-7 lead in the fourth period and 12-9 in the fifth chukker. La Picaza tried to cut the margin in the last chukker, but their efforts were not enough, and PilarÃ¡ Urien Loza finally won 14-11.
In the previous Subsidiary matches, Los Cocos beat Las Monjitas 11-8 and won the La Martina Cup; Billingbear defeated Tupungato Winelands 7-4 and took the Escorihuela GascÃ³n Cup para quedarse con la Copa Escorihuela GascÃ³n, and La Tapera Trilenium took the Nespresso Cup, after their 11-10 victory over Escorihuela GascÃ³n.
Following the final matches, Eduardo Novillo Astrada Jr. said a few words to emphasize the work of all the people who works at La Aguada and helped in the organization of the tournament, mostly in the maintenance of the grounds, which allowed to play the matches despite the heavy rains. He also thanked the eight participating teams as well as all the players from all over the world who came to play the tournament, as well as the attendance and the important support from the sponsors.
During the awards ceremony, PilarÃ¡ Urien Lozaâ€™s Joao Paulo Gannon, was named MVP and the Skeeter Johnston III Fair Play Award went to Los Cocosâ€™ Rafael Zubillaga.
Rayo Imaginada, bred by Javier Novillo Astrada and played by Ignacio Novillo Astrada was awarded with the Mejor Producto Jugador Inscripto de la AsociaciÃ³n Argentina de Criadores de Caballos de Polo, and Miguel Novillo Astradaâ€™s Electra, took BPP honors.
Finally, the four members of PilarÃ¡ Urien Loza received four Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Squadra watches.
The tournament had the closing party, as usual in the Novillo Astrada family home, where everybody, players, special guests, media, sponsors and friends enjoyed a cocktail and an Argentine Asado.
The VI Edition of the Julio Novillo Astrada International Cup, came to an end. We want to thank very specially to all the media for their presence and their interest on the tournaments held at La Aguada Polo Club; as well as to the sponsors, professional players, patrons, guests and friends. ItÂ´s a total pleasure to greet all of you and of course, we look forward to seeing you all again in every tournament at La Aguada Polo Club.
FINAL RESULTS VI INTERNATIONAL JULIO NOVILLO ASTRADA CUP, PRESENTED BY JAEGER-LeCOULTRE
SUBSIDIARY TROPHY LA MARTINA
Los Cocos 11 vs. Las Monjitas 8
Los Cocos: Toto Zubillaga (1), Juan Carlos Harriet (5), Santiago Trotz (5), Javier Novillo Astrada (9). Total: 20
Las Monjitas: Camilo Bautista (1) (Tony Lanusse, 1), Matias FernÃ¡ndez Llanos (4), Benjamin Araya Jr. (6), Eduardo Novillo Astrada Jr. (9). Total: 20
SUBSIDIARY TROPHY ESCORIHUELA GASCON
Billingbear 7 vs. Tupungato Winelands 4
Billingbear: Roger Carlsson (0) (Johnny Kahlbetzer, 0), Santiago Bottaro (5), Rafael Pando (6) (TomÃ¡s FernÃ¡ndez Llorente, 8), Francisco de Narvaez Jr. (9) (Estanislao Ramos, 5). Total: 20
Tupungato Winelands: Annabelle van Winterhalder (1), Nick Manifold (5), Ignacio Taverna (6), Cristian Laprida Jr. (7) (Mariano Gonzalez, 8). Total: 19
SUBSIDIARY TROPHY NESPRESS0
La Tapera Trilenium 11 vs. Escorihuela GascÃ³n 10
La Tapera Trilenium: Anne Marie van Gils (0), Eduardo Novillo Astrada (4) (Juan Pedro Harriet, 5), HernÃ¡n Tasso (7) (Fernando Bourdieu, 5), Alejandro Novillo Astrada (7). Total: 18
Escorihuela GascÃ³n: Stephan Sund (0), Valentin Novillo Astrada (5), Juan Gris Zavaleta (7) (Alejandro Traverso, 5), Julio Novillo Astrada n (8). Total: 20
FINAL VI INTERNATIONAL JULIO NOVILLO ASTRADA CUP, Presented by JAEGER-LeCOULTRE
PilarÃ¡ Urien Loza SA 14 vs. La Picaza 11
PilarÃ¡ Urien Loza SA: Guillherme Diniz Junqueira (1), MartÃn Gandara (2), Joao Paulo Gannon (7), Miguel Novillo Astrada (10). Total: 20
La Picaza: Carlos Reyes Terrabusi (1) (Carlos Marro, 1), Alejandro Pistone (4), Santiago Solari (6), Ignacio Novillo Astrada (9). Total: 20
MVP: Joao Paulo Gannon (PilarÃ¡ Uriel Loza)
Premio Fair Play Skeeter Johnston III: Toto Zubillaga (Los Cocos)
Mejor Producto Jugador Inscripto AsociaciÃ³n Argentina de Criadores de Caballos de Polo: Rayo Imaginada (Breeder Javier Novillo Astrada; Played by Ignacio Novillo Astrada)
BPP: Electra (Miguel Novillo Astrada)