The Tortugas Open Championship, the first leg of the Argentine Triple Crown, came to an end on Sunday, as La Dolfina defeated Ellerstina 11-9 to claim their sixth consecutive Tortugas Open title.
The last time Ellerstina managed to take the title was in 2012, and they fought hard to claim the victory. But Cambiaso’s team stayed calm under pressure, taking advantage of every penalty. Pelon Stirling scored the winning goal with a minute to go in the last chukka.
LA DOLFINA 11-9 ELLERSTINA
La Dolfina: Adolfo Cambiaso 10 (4 goals), Pelon Stirling 10 (5), Pablo Mac Donough 10, Juan Martín Nero 10 (2). Total: 40.
Ellerstina: Polito Pieres 10 (2 goals), Gonzalo Pieres 10 (4), Nicolás Pieres 10, Facundo Pieres 10 (2). Total: 40.
Score La Dolfina: 3-0, 3-1, 5-2, 5-4, 9-6, 9-7, 11-9.
MVP: Pelon Stirling.
BPP by the AAP: Bárbara, played by Adolfo Cambiaso.
BPP by the Argentine Breeders Association: Open Léxica, played by Gonzalo Pieres.
Umpires: Guillermo Villanueva (h) and José I. Araya.
Third man: Gastón Lucero.
The Argentine Triple Crown resumes on Tuesday with the start of the Hurlingham Open, which sees ten teams, divided in two zones, in competition. The final is scheduled for Saturday, November 3rd.