12-11-2022 TRIPLE CROWN
On field 1 of the Campo Argentino de Polo in Palermo, on Saturday 11/12, dates 5 of the most important tournament in the world ended: the 129th HSBC Argentine Polo Open.
In a match in which there was a lot at stake because both arrived undefeated, La Irenita Grand Champions defeated La Ensenada RS Murus Sanctus 13-11 and, with two wins in the same number of presentations, was in a good position to define Zone A , on Friday 11/25. In addition, he won the Johnnie Walker Cup, which was at stake in this match.
In a changing game and at times very even, La Irenita achieved an important victory that leaves it standing very well in the face of a hypothetical zone definition. With a great game by Fran Elizalde from Pampas, LI Grand Champions turned the score around after the 0-4 in the initial chukker, went ahead from the fourth and then managed the advantage. La Ensenada RS MS did not give up and tried to achieve a tie that would take the game to extra time, but Jero del Carril's expulsion with one minute to go cut off the chance.
Teams and progression:
La Irenita Grand Champions: Juan Britos (h) 9 (4 goals, three penalties), Francisco Elizalde 9 (4), Pablo Mac Donough 10 (3, one penalty) and Juan M. Zubía 8 (2). Overall: 36.
La Ensenada RS Murus Sanctus: Facundo Sola 8 (4), Alfredo Bigatti 9, Guillermo Caset (h) 9 (5, two penalties) and Jerónimo del Carril 8 (2) (He received a red card at 5:37 of the eighth chukker) . Overall: 34.
La Irenita Grand Champions: 0-4, 2-5, 5-5, 8-5, 9-7, 10-7, 11-8 and 13-11.
Judges: Gastón Lucero and Martín Pascual. Referee: José I. Araya.
Meanwhile, on Sunday the 13th, they will do it for Zone B at 2:00 p.m. on field 2, Ellerstina Turismo Felgueres vs. La Esquina - second classified team-; and at 4:30 pm, for the Case IH Cup, in a duel from Cañuelas, La Dolfina Saudi vs. Breed La Dolfina.
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The teams for Sunday 11/13 – Zone B:
14.00 – Pitch 2
Ellerstina Turismo Felgueres: Facundo Pieres 10, Hilario Ulloa 9, Gonzalo Pieres (m) 9 and Nicolás Pieres 10. Total: 38.
La Esquina: Pascual Sáinz de Vicuña 6, Cristian Laprida (h) 8, Lucas James 7 and Ignacio Laprida 8. Total: 29.
Judges: Guillermo Villanueva (h) and Hernán Tasso. Referee: José I. Araya.
4.30pm – Court 1 – Case IH Cup
La Dolfina Saudi: Adolfo Cambiaso (h) 10, David Stirling (h) 10, Adolfo Cambiaso (n) 9 and Juan M. Nero 10. Total: 39.
Breeding La Dolfina: Guillermo Terrera (h) 9, Tomás Panelo 8, Diego Cavanagh 8 and Alejo Taranco 8. Total: 33.
Judges: Matías Baibiene and Gastón Lucero. Referee: Martin Pascual.
The formations that remain free on dates 5 and 6:
La Irenita Gsquared: Santiago Loza 8, Segundo Bocchino 7, Martín Podestá (h) 7 and Felipe Dabas 7. Total: 29.
La Irenita Clinova: Facundo Fernández Llorente 8, Tomás Fernández Llorente (m) 8, Bautista Bayugar 8 and Isidro Strada 8. Total: 32.
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