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Thu 30th Sep 2021

2021 Argentine Triple Crown Draw

La Dolfina & Ellerstina both in League A

On Wednesday 29 September, the Argentine Polo Association (AAP) presented the 2021 Triple Crown, comprising of the 81st Tortugas Open (5 – 16 October), the 128th RUS Hurlingham Open (19 October – 6 November) and the 128th HSBC Argentine Open (10 November – 11 December).
Eight teams between 28 and 39 goals will compete in the Tortugas and Hurlingham Opens (Ellerstina Johor, RS Murus Sanctus, La Dolfina Saudi Polo Team, La Natividad, La Ensenada Brubank, La Dolfina Brava Polo Team, La Irenita Polo Team and Alegría Standard Wealth), with a further seven teams between 28 to 30 goals competing in the Qualifying Tournament for the last two places in The Argentine Open. 
The Tortugas Open will be played from 5 – 16 October as a single elimination tournament. 
Tortugas Open Schedule:
Tuesday 5 October: Ellerstina vs Alegria & La Ensenada vs La Natividad/Las Monjitas
Wednesday 6 October: RS Murus Sanctus vs La Irenita & La Dolfina vs La Dolfina Brava
Semi Finals: Saturday 9 October & Sunday 10 October 
Finals: Saturday 16 October
Argentine Triple Crown Leagues:
Tortugas Open League A: Ellerstina, Alegria, La Natividad, La Ensenada
Tortugas Open League B: RS Murus Sanctus, La Irenita, La Dolfina, La Dolfina Brava
Hurlingham Open League A: Winner Tortugas, Loser Semi Final B Tortugas, Runner up B Sarmiento Cup, Loser Semi Final A Sarmiento Cup
Hurlingham Open League B: Runner up Tortugas, Loser Semi Final A Tortugas, Winner Sarmiento Cup, Loser Semi Final A Sarmiento Cup
Argentine Open League A: Ellerstina, La Dolfina, La Ensenada, La Irenita, Qualifier B
Argentine Open League B: RS Murus Sanctus, La Natividad, La Dolfina Brava, Alegría, Qualifier A
2021 Triple Crown Teams:
Ellerstina (39): Facundo Pieres (10), Hilario Ulloa (10), Gonzalo Pieres (9) & Nicolás Pieres (10)
RS Murus Sanctus (39): Facundo Sola (9), Guillermo Caset (10), Pablo Mac Donough (10) & Juan Martín Nero (10)
La Dolfina (38): Adolfo Cambiaso (10), David Stirling (10), Francisco Elizalde (9) & Diego Cavanagh (9) 
La Natividad Las Monjitas (36): Camilo Castagnola (9), Pablo Pieres (9), Barto Castagnola (9) & Ignatius du Plessis (9) 
La Ensenada (33): Juan Britos (9), Alfredo Bigatti (8), Juan Martín. Zubía (8) & Jerónimo del Carril (8) 
La Dolfina Brava (33): Poroto Cambiaso (8), Guillermo Terrera (9), Rodrigo Ribeiro de Andrade (8) 7 Alejo Taranco (8)
La Irenita (31): Santiago Loza (8), Segundo Bocchino (7), Ignacio Toccalino (8) & Isidro Strada (8)
Alegría (28): Agustín Merlos (7), Pedro Zacharías (7), Tomás García del Río (7) & Fred Mannix (7)
2021 Qualifying Tournament Teams:
Alegría Fish Creek (30): Tito Ruiz Guiñazú (8), Clemente Zavaleta (7), Joaquín Pittaluga (7) & Bautista Bayugar (8) 
La Esquina (29): Pascual Sáinz de Vicuña (6), Cristian Laprida (8), Lucas James (7) & Ignacio Laprida (8) 
Chapaleufú (29): Rufino Bensadón (7), Juan Gris Zavaleta (8), Julián de Lusarreta (7) & Felipe Dabas (7) 
La Aguada (29): Peke González (7), Manuel Elizalde (7), Miguel Novillo Astrada (8) & Tomás Beresford (7) 
La Fija (28): Raúl Colombres (7), Ezequiel Martínez Ferrario (7), Ignacio Negri (7) & Felipe Vercellino (7) 
La Irenita II (28): Martín Podestá (7), Juan Agustín García Grossi (7), Facundo Fernández Llorente (7) & Tomás Fernández Llorente (7) 
Los Machitos (28): Victorino Ruiz Jorba (7), Lucas Díaz Alberdi (7), Mariano Aguerre (7) & Martín Aguerre (7)
 
Photograph: The 2021 Triple Crown trophies were presented last week. By Matias Callejo
 

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