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Thu 27th Sep 2018

Tortugas Open and Argentine Youth Open

Argentine Update

The Tortugas Open is underway at The Tortugas Country Club in Argentina. On the opening day, Wednesday 26 September, which also happened to be the Quarter Finals, La Dolfina Polo Ranch defeated La Aguada 14-9, whilst La Dolfina Sancor Seguros took the win 21-5 against Alegría-La Irenita. The second set of Quarter Finals are due to take place today, with Las Monjitas against La Albertina Abu Dhabi first followed by Ellerstina vs Cría Yatay. The Semi Finals are scheduled to take place on Saturday 29 September.

The Tortugas Open Quarter Final Teams:
La Dolfina Sancor Seguros (40): Adolfo Cambiaso (10), David ‘Pelón’ Stirling (10), Pablo MacDonough (10) & Juan Martín Nero (10)
La Aguada (33): Alejandro Novillo Astrada (8), Alfredo Bigatti (8), Miguel Novillo Astrada (8) & Ignacio Novillo Astrada (9)
La Dolfina Polo Ranch (32): Diego Cavanagh (8), Guillermo Terrera (8), Rodrigo de Andrade (8) & Ignatius du Plessis (8)
Alegría-La Irenita (32): Juan M. Zavaleta (8), Clemente Zavaleta (7), Fred Mannix (9) & Matias MacDonough (8)
Las Monjitas (36): Facundo Sola (9), Hilario Ulloa (10), Guillermo ‘Sapo’ Caset (10) & Julian ‘Negro’ de Lusaretta (7)
La Albertina Abu Dhabi (31): Nic Roldan (7), Francisco Elizalde (8), Ignacio Toccalino (8) & Alfredo Cappella Barabucci (8)
Ellerstina (40): Polito Pieres (10), Gonzalito Pieres (10), Nico Pieres (10) & Facundo Pieres (10)
Cría Yatay (32): Valerio Zubiaurre (8), Cristian Laprida (8), Joaquin Pittaliuga (8) & Ignacio Laprida (8)
In other news, in front of players from the New Zealand Rugby Team (All Blacks) on the same day, La Ensenada La Natividad defeated La Virgencita 12-6 in the XXXVI Argentine Youth Open, played at Palermo. The two young teams put on an excellent game of polo in front of their international guests, who were instructed in the rules by Eduardo Heguy on the sidelines. Following the presentation of the trophy, The Machi Totz Trophy for the Best Player, in memory of Máximo who passed away in 1983 at just 20-years-old after a serious polo accident, was presented to Juan. M. Zubía, whilst The Bob Skene Award for Fair Play went to Camilo Castagnola.
The Argentine Youth Open Teams:
La Ensenada La Natividad (26): Camilo Castagnola (6), Juan M. Zubía (7), Bartolomé Castagnola (6) & Jerónimo del Carril (7)
La Virgencita (24): Manuel Calafell (6), Genaro Ringa (6), Martín Podestá (6) & Juan Calafell (6)
Photograph: La Ensenada La Natividad lifted the trophy in The XXXVI Argentine Youth Open yesterday. Courtesy of The AAP

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