The 126th Hurlingham Open, second leg of the Argentine Triple Crown, kicked off on Friday in Pilar with two matches. First, La Dolfina Polo Ranch beat La Aguada to claim their first win of the season, before defending champions Ellerstina (Lucas James replaced Facundo Pieres, who was out with a fever) defeated La Albertina Abu Dhabi.
Action resumed on Saturday with the debut of La Dolfina, who last won the tournament in 2015. They claimed a solid victory over La Ensenada, and Las Monjitas made a good comeback to beat Cría Yatay.
The final is scheduled for Saturday, November 9th in Palermo.
LA DOLFINA POLO RANCH 10-8 LA AGUADA
La Dolfina Polo Ranch: Guillermo Terrera 8, Juan Britos 8, Diego Cavanagh 8, Jejo Taranco 8.
La Aguada: Lucas Diaz Alberdi 7, Alfredo Bigatti 8, Alejandro Novillo Astrada 8, Ignacio Novillo Astrada 9.
BPP by the Argentine Breeders Association: Dolfina La Macha, played by Guillermo Terrera.
Nominations: Mas Acquadance (Diego Cavanagh).
ELLERSTINA 13-9 LA ALBERTINA ABU DHABI
Ellerstina: Polito Pieres 10, Gonzalo Pieres 9, Lucas James 7, Nicolás Pieres 10. Total: 36.
La Albertina: Agustín Merlos 8, Francisco Elizalde 8, Ignacio Toccalino 8, Alfredo Cappella 8. Total: 32.
BPP by the Argentine Breeders Association: Fina Sedna (Ellerstina Pícaro x Open Moon), played by Francisco Elizalde.
Nominations: Open Musa (Lucas James) and Open Kansas (Gonzalo Pieres).
LA DOLFINA 17-5 LA ENSENADA
La Dolfina: Adolfo Cambiaso 10 (10 goals, 5 penalties and 1 safety), David Stirling 10 (3), Pablo Mac Donough 10 (2), Juan Martín Nero 10 (2). Total: 40.
La Ensenada: Facundo Fernández Llorente 7 (1 goal), Juan Gris Zavaleta 8, Juan Martín Zubía 8 (2 penales), Jerónimo del Carril 7 (2, 1 penalty and 1 safety). Total: 30.
Score La Dolfina: 4-0, 5-1, 7-2, 9-2, 13-3, 15-3, 17-5.
Umpires: Guillermo Villanueva and Rafael Silva.
Third man: Gonzalo López Vargas.
BPP by the Argentine Breeders Association: Dolfina Roxi, played by Adolfo Cambiaso.
Nominations: Oro Cañita Voladora (Adolfo Cambiaso) and Machitos Mireya (David Stirling).
LAS MONJITAS 19-9 CRÍA YATAY
Las Monjitas: Facundo Sola 9 (4 goals), Hilario Ulloa 10 (5), Guillermo Caset 10 (9, 6 penalties and 2 safeties), Santiago Toccalino 9 (1). Total: 38.
Cría Yatay: Lerín Zubiaurre 8 (1 goal), Cristian Laprida 8 (3), Joaquín Pittaluga 8 (4 penalties), Ignacio Laprida 8 (1). Total: 32.
Score Las Monjitas: 2-3, 4-6, 8-7, 12-7, 15-7, 16-8, 19-9.
Umpires: Gastón Lucero and José I. Araya.
Third man: Martín Aguerre.
BPP by the Argentine Breeders Association: Anay Sur Kurnikova, played by Facundo Sola.
Nominations: Antu Walung Selva II (Sapo Caset) and Anay Sur Chimichanga (Sapo Caset).
The Hurlingham Open continues on Tuesday:
La Dolfina Polo Ranch vs. La Albertina Abu Dhabi
Ellerstina Johor vs. La Aguada