Heavy rain meant that Saturday’s action for the 127th Argentine Open at Palermo was forced back. The decision was taken halfway through the third chukker of the opening game between RS Murus Sanctus and La Irenita II. When the game stopped, RS Murus Sanctus happened to be leading 6-0, with Sapo Caset scoring all six goals for his team.
The first delay came halfway through the second chukka. Play resumed but as the bad weather continued, it was decided that the match should be postponed. This also meant that the clash between La Natividad Las Monjitas and La Irenita, due on ground 1, at 4pm, was supended.
The changes mean that Sunday’s matches have been rescheduled for Tuesday. Spectators will have to wait until Thursday and Friday for the the respective debuts of La Dolfina and Ellerstina.
For a fourth consecutive year, 10 teams are competing for the Argentine Open title.
RS MURUS SANCTUS 6-LA IRENITA II 0 (postponed at 3m 25 sec in the third chukka)
RS Murus Sanctus: Facundo Sola 9, Francisco Elizalde 8, Guillermo Caset 10 (6 goals, 3 on penalties), Alfredo Cappella. Total: 35
La Irenita II: Santiago Loza 7, Tomás Fernández Llorente Jr. 7, Juan Ruiz Guiñazu 8, Pedro Falabella 8. Total: 29.
Score RS Murus Sanctus: 2-0, 4-0, 6-0.
Umpires: Federico Martelli and Martin Aguerre.
Third Man: Matias Baibiene.
The 127th. Argentine Open has been rescheduled as follows:
Monday, November 30:
11am: RS Murus Sanctus vs. La Irenita II (continuation from Saturday’s suspended match)
4pm: La Natividad Las Monjitas vs. La Irenita
Tuesday, December 1:
11am: La Dolfina Polo Ranch vs. Cria GT
4pm: La Ensenada La Aguada vs. Los Machitos