Tortugas Open action moved to Monday

Tortugas Open action moved to Monday

 By Alex Webbe

Rains on the fields at Pilar have once again caused for the
second round of play in the Tortugas Open to be postponed.

In a fall that has seen rain delays in the San Jorge Open
and postponements in the Jockey Club Open that reduced their original field of
eight teams to just four, we continue to see the effect of weather on the
Argentine polo scene.

The latest delay affected the 2014 Tortugas Open, again!

Scheduled to be played on the Argentine Polo Association
fields at Pilar, the second round of play in the opening leg of Argentina’s
Triple Crown of Polo has been delayed once again.

Saturday’s scheduled Tortugas Open match between La Dolfina
team (Adolfo Cambiaso, David Stirling, Pablo MacDonough and Juan Martin Nero)
and La Aguada (Facundo Sola, Guillermo Caset Jr., Miguel Novillo Astrada and
Ignacio Novillo Astrada) had already been moved to Sunday where it was to be
part of a twin bill, joining the already scheduled game between Ellerstina
(Facundo Pieres, Gonzalo Pieres Jr., Mariano Aguerre and Nicolas Pieres) and La
Aguada/Las Monjitas (Lucas James, Cristian Laprida, Eduardo Novillo Astrada and
Alejandro Novillo Astrada), but that isn’t going to happen.

Wet field conditions have again caused the postponement of
Sunday’s action, with both games being rescheduled to be played on Monday,
September 29th.

 Monday will mark the
much anticipated appearances of La Dolfina and Ellerstina in 2014 Tortugas Open
play.  La Dolfina plays as the 2013
defending Tortugas champion and the 2013 Triple Crown winner, while Ellerstina
will be looking to reclaim some self-respect after getting knocked out of the
semifinals of last year’s Argentine Open and being forced to watch from the
sidelines for the first time in years.