|Mon 19th Nov 2018|
The 125th Argentine Open Begins
Rain Delays Start
After a week’s delay due to poor weather, The 125th Argentine Open began on Saturday 17 November with two matches. Both were closely fought affairs, with the winners decided in the final chukka on both occasions.
Young guns, La Ensenada defeated Alegría La Irenita 18-14 in the first match of the tournament, with the young La Ensenada team coming back from behind in the first two chukkas to take the win. La Dolfina Polo Ranch began their Argentine Open with a 14-11 win against La Aguada. La Dolfina Polo Ranch led from the off, only losing the lead at the end of the fifth chukka.
On Sunday 18 November, play continued with matches between Las Monjitas and Cría Yatay, and La Albertina Abu Dhabi versus La Cañada. In the first match of the Zone Two teams, La Albertina Abu Dhabi defeated La Cañada 18-10, whilst Las Monjitas secured a resounding 22-9 victory over Cría Yatay due to their significantly improved horsepower.
Play continues this week including the originally scheduled matches as well as those postponed due to rain now scheduled to take place tomorrow, Tuesday 20 November, Wednesday 21 November, Sunday 25 November and Monday 26 November. The Final is scheduled to take place on Saturday 15 December.
Saturday 17 November Teams:
Alegría/La Irenita (32): Clemente Zavaleta (7), Juan Gris Zavaleta (8), Fred Mannix (9) & Matías Mac Donough (8)
La Ensenada (28): Juan Britos (7), Juan M. Zubía (7), Facundo Fernández Llorente (7) & Jerónimo del Carril (7)
La Aguada (33): Alejandro Novillo Astrada (8), Alfredo Bigatti (8), Alejandro Muzzio (8) & Ignacio Novillo Astrada (9)
La Dolfina Polo Ranch (31): Diego Cavanagh (8), Guillermo Terrera (8), Julián de Lusarreta (7) & Ignatius Du Plessis (8)
Sunday 18 November Teams:
La Albertina Abu Dhabi (31): Nic Roldan (7), Francisco Elizalde (8), Ignacio Toccalino (8) & Alfredo Cappella Barabucci (8)
La Cañada (28): Agustín Obregón (6), Ezequiel Martínez Ferrario (8), Sebastián Merlos (8) & Jared Zenni (6)
Las Monjitas (37): Facundo Sola (9), Hilario Ulloa (10), Sapo Caset (10) & Santiago Toccalino (8)
Cría Yatay (32): Valerio Zubiaurre (8), Magoo Laprida (8), Joaquín Pittaluga (8) & Iñaki Laprida (8)
Photograph: Following rain delays, The Argentine Open is underway in Buenos Aires. By Matias Calléjo