Chapaleufu Epona claimed the ‘Campeonato Argentino del Interior con Handicap (CAIH) Sesquicentenario de la Revolución de Mayo Cup’ for the ninth time following their 11-8 win over title holders, Venado Tuerto, in the final that took place at Club de Campo Mendoza, in the province of Mendoza, Argentina, on Saturday, May 7.
One of the most attractive and competitive tournaments of the Autumn Season in Argentina, the CAIH was played at Club de Campo Mendoza and La Estacada Polo Club, from May 1-9. Ten teams, between 11-16 goals, were in competition. Each team represented different Argentine provinces – Mendoza (2), Córdoba, Corrientes, Entre Ríos, La Pampa, Neuquén, Salta, Santa Fe and San Luis. The latter made history with their team, Los Sauces, which included Milagros Sanchez, the first woman to ever play the tournament, in the lineup. Sanchez even scored the winning goal in extra chukka to win the final of the subsidiary Roberto Cavanagh Cup. Meanwhile, the other Subsidiary, Copa Amistad, went to Ivi Maray (Córdoba).
CAMPEONATO ARGENTINO DEL INTERIOR CON HANDICAP – FINALS – SATURDAY, MAY 7, CLUB DE CAMPO, MENDOZA
- SESQUICENTENARIO DE LA REVOLUCIÓN DE MAYO CUP
Chapaleufú Epona (La Pampa) 11 -8 Venado Tuerto (Santa Fe) 8
Chapaleufú Epona: Alberto Garzarón 3 (2 goals), Iván Lariguet 6 (4, two penalties), Santiago Goñi 4 (4, two penalties), Gonzalo Guiñazú 3 (1). Total: 16.
Venado Tuerto: Simón Pioltino 2 (received one yellow card), Magín Burgos 2, Marcos Rooney 6 (7, five penalties), Guillermo Cavanagh Jr. 6 (1). Total: 16.
Score Chapaleufú: (0-0) 2-2, 4-4, 6-5, 9-6, 10-7, 11-8.
Umpires: Rafael Silva & Martín Goti.
Third man: Juan José Díaz Alberdi.
- ROBERTO CAVANAGH CUP
Los Sauces (San Luis) 12-11 La Estacada (Mendoza) (CHUKKER SUPLEMENTARIO)
Los Sauces: Milagros Sánchez 1 (2 goals), Gonzalo Santamarina Jr. 4 (4, three penalties), Rodrigo Sánchez 4 (2, one penalty, received one yellow card), Ezequiel Sánchez 4 (1). Total: 13.
La Estacada: Jerónimo Venturini 5 (6, four penalties and one corner), Juan F. Guevara 2 (1), Juan M. Sabina 4, Marcelo Garrahan Jr. 5 (4, one penalty). Total: 16.
Score Los Sauces: (3-0) 3-1, 3-3, 4-6, 7-7, 10-10, 11-11, 12-11.
Umpire: Rafael Silva.
- AMISTAD CUP
Ivi Maray (Córdoba) 9-7 Arelauquen (Neuquén).
Ivi Maray: Emiliano Bernal 1, Lucas Boccolini 3 (1 goal , received one yellow card), Iván Maldonado Jr. 5 (3, two penalties and one corner), Santino Magrini 5 (5, three penalties, received one yellow card). Total: 14.
Arelauquen: Eduardo Venturino Jr. 5 (5, three penalties), Juan Roca Jalil 1, Francisco del Campo 5 (2 penalties, received two yellow cards), Enrique del Campo 3. Total: 14.
Score Ivi Maray: (0-0) 1-2, 1-2, 4-3, 6-5, 7-6, 9-7.
Umpire: Martín Goti.
Alberto Cossio Fair Play Award: Guillermo Cavanagh Jr. – Venado Tuerto.
Revelation: Milagros Sánchez – Los Sauces.
Top scorer of the final: Marcos Rooney, 7 goals – Venado Tuerto.
BPP CAIH final, awarded by the Argentine Polo Pony Breeders Assn.: Taita Bachata, ridden by Guillermo Cavanagh.
BPP Roberto Cavanagh Cup, awarded by the Argentine Polo Pony Breeders Assn: Irenita Novena, ridden by Marcelo Garrahan.
BPP Amistad Cup, awarded by the Argentine Polo Pony Breeders Assn.: Incari Chaqueña, ridden by Francisco del Campo.