After several postponements due to heavy rains in the region, the final of the 120th Hurlingham Open, the second competition of the Argentine Triple Crown, was held on Saturday, November 9th.

In the highly competitive final, Adolfo Cambiaso (+10), David Stirling (+9), Pablo Mac Donough (+10) and Juan Martín Nero (+10) of team La Dolfina Hope Funds defeated team Ellerstina Piaget by 18-16 and are the winners of the 2013 Hurlingham Open. La Dolfina previously had claimed this season’s Tortugas Open (POLO+10 reported) and now has the chance to win the Argentine Triple Crown. The Argentine Open, the last and most important tournament of the Argentine Triple Crown, take off Saturday, November 16th.

In the final of the Hurlingham Open, Ellerstina Piaget definitely made a better start. In the first chukker, they took the lead by 3-1, with Pelon Stirling scoring La Dolfina’s single goal. Originally, the +9-goaler had been suspended for the final of the Hurlingham Open, following a red card received at the Ellerstina Gold Cup. But Sterling was allowed to serve his suspension in the subsidiary final of the Diamond Cup at La Dolfina Polo Club and therefore La Dolfina could play in the final of the Hurlingham Open with its original line-up.

La Dolfina came back from being down, tied in third chukker, 7-7 and took a 9-7 lead by half time. In the fifth chukker, Ellerstina made a comeback, but shortly afterwards La Dolfina scored three times in a row, 14-11. Ellerstina pressed hard during the seventh chukker and cut the margin to one goal, 14-15. However, Ellerstina’s hopes to change tack were blasted by Adolfo Cambiaso and Pelon Stirling in the eighth chukker who extended the lead of La Dolfina to 18-14. Ellerstina scored two more times, but in the end Facundo Pieres (+10), Gonzalo Pieres (+10), Mariano Aguerre (+10) and Nicolás Pieres (+9) had to admit defeat by 18-16.

After winning the Tortugas and the Hurlingham Open La Dolfina now has the chance to claim their third win at the Argentine Open and by this taking home the Argentine Triple Crown.

The results:
Tuesday, October 15th, 2013

La Dolfina Hope Funds

:

Chapaleufú

22

:

10

Alegría Sancor Seguros

:

La Aguada ICBC

15

:

20


Wednesday, October 16th, 2013

Ellerstina Piaget

:

Magual

17

:

12

La Natividad Amarok

:

La Aguada Las Monjitas ICBC

14

:

13


Saturday, October 19th, 2013

La Dolfina Hope Funds

:

Alegría Sancor Seguros

19

:

10


Monday, October 21st, 2013

Chapaleufú

:

La Aguada ICBC

12

:

16


Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013

Ellerstina Piaget

:

La Aguada Las Monjitas ICBC

17

:

10

La Natividad Amarok

:

Magual

18

:

13


Friday, October 25th, 2013

Alegría Sancor Seguros

:

Chapaleufú

16

:

14

La Dolfina Hope Funds

:

La Aguada ICBC

18

:

15


Saturday, October 26th, 2013

Ellerstina Piaget

:

La Natividad Amarok

16

:

13


Tuesday, October 29th, 2013

La Aguada Las Monjitas ICBC

:

Magual

13

:

11


Saturday, November 9th, 2013

La Dolfina Hope Funds

:

Ellerstina Piaget

18

:

16




The teams:
Zone A
La Dolfina Hope Funds (+39)
Adolfo Cambiaso (+10)
David Stirling (+9)
Pablo Mac Donough (+10)
Juan Martín Nero (+10)

Alegría Sancor Seguros (+33)
Pablo Pieres (+8)
Hilario Ulloa (+9)
Lucas Monteverde (+9)
Frederick Mannix (+8)

La Aguada ICBC (+33)
Facundo Sola (+8)
Guillermo Terrera (+7)
Miguel Novillo Astrada (+9)
Ignacio Novillo Astrada (+9)

Chapaleufú (+30)
Alberto Heguy (+7)
Francisco Elizalde (+7)
Bautista Heguy (+8)
Eduardo Heguy (+8)

Zone B
Ellerstina Piaget (+39)
Facundo Pieres (+10)
Gonzalo Pieres (+10)
Mariano Aguerre (+10)
Nicolás Pieres (+9) / Francisco de Narváez (+8)

La Natividad Amarok (+35)
Guillermo Caset (+9)
Ignacio Heguy (+9)
Rodrigo Ribeiro de Andrade (+8)
Bartolomé Castagnola (+9)

La Aguada Las Monjitas ICBC (+34)
Agustín Merlos (+9)
Cristián Laprida (+8)
Eduardo Novillo Astrada (+9)
Alejandro Novillo Astrada (+8)

Magual (+32)
Alejando Muzzio (+8)
Ignacio Toccalino (+8)
Marcos Di Paola (+8)
Jaime García Huidobro (+8)