At the opening match of the Argentine Open on Saturday, 17th of November, La Dolfina won clearly aganist Magual with a score of 17:9. After a slow start of La Dolfina Pablo Mac Donough (+10) and Juan Martín Nero (+10) were the first who scored. Then one goal followed another and La Dolfina took the lead with 11:3 after the first half. The foursome with Adolfo Cambiaso (+10) scored 17 goals. Despite this defeat Magual played very well and converted a total of nine goals. Adolfo Cambiaso scored six goals in this match and the sixth one was his 700th goal in the Argentine Open.

The match between Pilará and Alegría was much closer. After a strong start of Pilará it seemed that Alegría had no chances. But Alegría won the next chukkas. At the end Francisco Bensadón (+9), Hilario Ulloa (+9), Sebastián Merlos (+9) and Francisco de Narváez (+8) from Pilará emerged victorious with a 13:12.

It was again a rainy afternoon on Sunday, 18th of November. Facundo Pieres (+10), Mariano Aguerre (+9), Gonzalo Pieres (+10) and Nicolás Pieres (+9) from Ellerstina won with a final score of 12:10 against La Aguada – Las Monjitas. Nevertheless Lucas James (+8), Cristian Laprida (+8), Eduardo Novillo Astrada (+9) and Alejandro Novillo Astrada (+8) from La Aguada – Las Monjitas proved to be a serious opponent in the future.

The second match on Sunday between La Aguada BMW and La Natividad ended up with a score of 12:10 as well. The field was very slippery due to the heavy rain and many players fell off their horses. Miguel Novillo Astrada got hurt on his right shoulder and was replaced by his cousin Julio Novillo Astrada.

The Schedule of the Argentine Open 2012:
Saturday, 17th of November 2012

La Dolfina

: Magual

17

: 9

Pilará

: Alegría

13

: 12


Sunday, 18th of November 2012

Ellerstina

: La Aguada – Las Monjitas

12

: 10

La Aguada

: La Natividad

12

: 10


The further Schedule:
Saturday, 24th of November 2012

Pilará

: Magual

   

La Dolfina

: Alegría

   


Sunday, 25th of November 2012

La Aguada

: La Aguada – Las Monjitas

   

Ellerstina

: La Natividad

   


Saturday, 1st of December 2012

Alegría

: Magual

   

La Dolfina

: Pilará

   


Sunday, 2nd December 2012

La Natividad

: La Aguada – Las Monjitas

   

Ellerstina

: La Aguada

   


Saturday, 8th of December 2012

Final


The Teams:
Zone A
La Dolfina Hope Funds (+40)
Adolfo Cambiaso, Jr. (+10)
David Stirling, Jr. (+10)
Pablo Mac Donough (+10)
Juan Martín Nero (+10)

Pilará Piaget (+35)
Francisco Bensadón (+9)
Hilario Ulloa (+9)
Sebastián Merlos (+9)
Francisco de Narváez, Jr. (+8)

Alegría Sancor Seguros (+34)
Agustín Merlos (+9)
Frederick Mannix, Jr. (+8)
Juan Ignacio Merlos (+8)
Lucas Monteverde, Jr. (+9)

Magual (+30)
Alejandro Muzzio (+7)
Marcos di Paola (+8)
Facundo Sola (+7)
Jaime García Huidobro (+8)

Zone B
Ellerstina Citi (+38)
Facundo Pieres (+10)
Mariano Aguerre (+9)
Gonzalo Pieres, Jr. (+10)
Nicolás Pieres (+9)

La Aguada BMW (+36)
Guillermo Caset, Jr. (+9)
Javier Novillo Astrada (+9)
Miguel Novillo Astrada (+9)
Ignacio Novillo Astrada (+9)

La Natividad (+34)
Pablo Pieres (+8)
Ignacio Heguy (+9)
Rodrigo Ribeiro de Andrade (+8)
Bartolomé Castagnola (+9)

La Aguada – Las Monjitas (+33)
Lucas James (+8)
Cristian Laprida, Jr. (+8)
Eduardo Novillo Astrada, Jr. (+9)
Alejandro Novillo Astrada (+8)

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