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129°AB. ARG. HSBC - Date 9 - P1

25-11-2022 TRIPLE CROWN

Written by Argentine Polo Association

 Photography Matías Callejo / Prensa AAP


On Friday 11/25, date 9 (last of Zone A) of the 129th HSBC Argentine Polo Open began. On field 2, La Hache Perpool, a team from the qualifiers, achieved its first win in the tournament after defeating La Irenita Gsquared by 13-11. In addition to winning the Copa Río Uruguay Seguros that was at stake, it achieved 300 units for the 2022 Ranking, facing the 2023 Triple Crown. Meanwhile, the third team of the Mac Donough organization ended the season without units and was eliminated from next season's TC.

Great game from La Hache, who controlled the game times from the beginning, took a great advantage in the first half and achieved a key victory for his future aspirations. With this victory, at least he made sure to play the Repechage against the winner of the Chamber of Deputies Cup to try to get his place in the Triple Crown 2023. On the other hand, La Irenita G2 did not achieve the objective and said goodbye to the tournament with four defeats in same number of presentations.

Then, from 5:00 p.m. on court 1, a great “semifinal” will be played between two teams that are undefeated in the tournament: La Natividad , defending champion of the contest, which will have the return of the South African Ignatius du Plessis, vs. The Irenita Grand Champions. Whoever wins will not only be left with the pass to the grand final of the tournament, but also with the Volkswagen Cup.

The teams and progression:

La Hache Perpool: Juan Ruiz Guiñazú (h) 8 (2 goals), Carlos M. Ulloa 6 (4), Santiago Cernadas 7 and Joaquín Pittaluga 7 (7, five penalties). Overall: 28.


La Irenita Gsquared: Santiago Loza 8 (1), Segundo Bocchino 7 (7, five penalties and one corner), Martín Podestá (h) 7 (1) and Felipe Dabas 7 (2). Overall: 29.

La Hache Perpool: 2-0, 5-1, 7-1, 9-3, 9-5, 11-9, 13-8 and 13-11.

Judges: Gastón Lucero and Gonzalo López Vargas.               Referee: Martin Aguerre.


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 The teams for the second match of the day:

17.00 – Field 1 – Volkswagen Cup

The Nativity: Camilo Castagnola 10, Pablo Pieres 10, Bartolomé Castagnola (f) 10 and Ignatius du Plessis 9. Total: 39.

La Irenita Grand Champions: Juan Britos (h) 9, Francisco Elizalde 9, Pablo Mac Donough 10 and Juan M. Zubía 8. Total: 36.

Judges: Martín Pascual and Guillermo Villanueva (h).            Referee: José I. Araya.


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On Friday 25, starting at 6:00 p.m., the polo festivities continue. In addition to the best gastronomy, you will be able to enjoy the Tommy Muñoz set ; and the recitals by Migrantes and Juan Ingaramo . Don't miss them!


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On Sunday 27, for Zone B they will play at 2:00 p.m. on field 2, La Irenita Clinova vs. La Esquina, a group from the classification and that must win if it wants to have a place in the Triple Crown 2023 – it has not yet added points in the Ranking. In this match the Trapiche Cup will be at stake.


At 4:30 p.m., on field 1, a new edition of the Argentine polo superclassic will be played: La Dolfina Saudi, undefeated in the tournament and with the return of Uruguayan Pelón Stirling, vs. , Ellerstina Turismo Felgueres , a team forced to win by 3 goals ahead and converting 8 goals or more to achieve their goal. The winner of the match will take the Imperial Cup.



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The formations of Sunday 11/27 – Zone B:

14.00 – Court 2 – Trapiche Cup

La Irenita Clinova: Facundo Fernández Llorente 8, Tomás Fernández Llorente (m) 8, Bautista Bayugar 8 and Isidro Strada 8. Total: 32.


La Esquina: Pascual Sáinz de Vicuña 6, Cristian Laprida (m) 8, Lucas James 7 and Ignacio Laprida 8. Total: 29.


Judges: Matías Baibiene and Martín Pascual.                           Referee: Martin Aguerre.

16.30 – Field 1 – Imperial Cup

La Dolfina Saudi: Adolfo Cambiaso (f) 10, David Stirling (f) 10, Adolfo Cambiaso (n) 9 and Juan M. Nero 10. Total: 39.


Ellerstina Turismo Felgueres: Facundo Pieres 10, Hilario Ulloa 9, Gonzalo Pieres (m) 9 and Nicolás Pieres 10. Total: 38.


Judges: Gastón Lucero and Gonzalo López Vargas.               Referee: José I. Araya.

The formations that are free on these dates:


La Ensenada RS Murus Sanctus: Facundo Sola 8, Alfredo Bigatti 9, Guillermo Caset (m) 9 and Matías Torres Zavaleta 8. Total: 34.



La Dolfina breeding: Guillermo Terrera (f) 9, Tomás Panelo 8, Diego Cavanagh 8 and Alejo Taranco 8. Total: 33.


They are sponsors of the 129th Argentine Polo Open HSBC, HSBC as Title Sponsor; Volkswagen as Gold Sponsor; ESPN, Imperial, Motorola, Johnnie Walker, Trapiche, La Nación and Omint as Official Sponsors; La Martina, CentraLab, Case IH, Río Uruguay Seguros and US Polo Assn. as Sponsors; and Casablanca, Termas de Río Hondo and Argentine Beef as Advertisers; while WE ARE SPORTS is the exclusive commercial agent.