Tomorrow, on Saturday, December 7th, the much-anticipated final of the 120th Argentine Open takes place in Palermo. In the final match of the most important tournament of the year La Dolfina Hope Funds is going to face Alegría Sancor Seguros.

Last weekend Alegría had surprisingly defeated favourite team Ellerstina by 19-15 und by this caused one of Polo’s biggest upsets in recent years. La Dolfina has already won this years Tortugas Open and the Hurlingham Open. In case they win the Argentine Open, too, they will be overall winners of the Argentine Triple Crown.

Sebastian Merlos will be playing for La Dolfina instead of the injured Juan Martin Nero. Juan Martin Nero broke his right thumb on Sunday and thus cannot participate in the deciding match. The match will be broadcasted live at 4.30 pm (local time in Buenos Aires) on www.polo.tv.

The world’s leading luxury Scotch whisky, Royal Salute, is celebrating its second year as sponsor of world polo’s most prestigious tournament. The power and passion of the game of polo, the skill of the players, integrity and honour are values which are also inherent to Royal Salute whisky, making it the perfect sponsorship blend.

To further mark the brand’s commitment to polo, Royal Salute is also launching a new blend to coincide with The Argentine Open. The Polo Batch Limited Edition whisky, which will be available worldwide form December 2013 is a 21 Year Old Whisky which has been specially developed by Royal Salute’s Master Blender Colin Scott.

Colin Scott, Master Blender for Royal Salute: „Creating this whisky has been a great honour. It has immeasurable depth with rich aromas and scents of apples, ripe plums and creamy toffee with a hint of spiciness and a long, luxurious finish. It’s an exquisite taste, for an exquisite sport – a like-minded union with shared values.“

The results:
Saturday, November 16th, 2013

Ellerstina Piaget

:

Chapaleufú Lange

23

:

14

Alegría Sancor Seguros

:

La Aguada ICBC

16

:

13


Sunday, November 17th, 2013

La Dolfina Hope Funds

:

Magual

15

:

9

La Natividad Amarok

:

La Aguada Las Monjitas ICBC

15

:

14


Saturday, November 23rd, 2013

Alegría Sancor Seguros

:

Chapaleufú Lange

19

:

16

Ellerstina Piaget

:

La Aguada ICBC

14

:

13


Sunday, November 24th, 2013

La Natividad Amarok

:

Magual

12

:

14

La Dolfina Hope Funds

:

La Aguada Las Monjitas ICBC

15

:

10


Saturday, November 30th, 2013

La Aguada ICBC

:

Chapaleufú Lange

19

:

17

Ellerstina Piaget

:

Alegría Sancor Seguros

15

:

19


Sunday, December 1st, 2013

La Aguada Las Monjitas ICBC

:

Magual

15

:

8

La Dolfina Hope Funds

:

La Natividad Amarok

20

:

13


Match schedule:
Sunday, December 7th, 2013 – final

La Dolfina Hope Funds

:

Alegría Sancor Seguros

 
 
The teams:
Zone A
Ellerstina Piaget (+39)
Facundo Pieres (+10)
Gonzalo Pieres (+10)
Mariano Aguerre (+10)
Nicolás Pieres (+9)

Alegría Sancor Seguros (+34)
Pablo Pieres (+8)
Hilario Ulloa (+9)
Lucas Monteverde (+9)
Frederick Mannix (+8)

La Aguada ICBC (+31)
Facundo Sola (+8)
Guillermo Terrera (+7)
Miguel Novillo Astrada (+9)
Ignatius Du Plessis (+7)

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

Zone B
La Dolfina Hope Funds (+39)
Adolfo Cambiaso (+10)
David Stirling (+9)
Pablo Mac Donough (+10)
Sebastian Merlos (+9)

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

La Aguada Las Monjitas ICBC (+33)
Lucas James (+8)
Cristián Laprida (+8)
Eduardo Novillo Astrada (+9)
Alejandro Novillo Astrada (+8)

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