Yesterday the Argentine Polo Association (AAP) announced the line-ups of the teams participating in this year’s Argentine Triple Crown and the Qualifying Tournament. The Argentine Triple Crown is the most important polo tournament series in the world and consists of the Tortugas Open, the Hurlingham Open and the Argentine Open. This year the Argentine Open, the highlight of the Triple Crown, will be held from 21 November to 12 December 2015 at the “Cathedral of Polo” in Palermo. Right before the final on 12 December, the federation of International Polo (FIP) will meet on 9 December 2015 for the “FIP Council of Administration” and on 10 December 2015 for the “FIP General Assembly”.

Team La Dolfina, winner of last year’s Triple Crown, will stick to its line-up: Adolfo Cambiaso (+10), David Stirling (+10), Pablo Mac Donough (+10) and Juan Martín Nero (+10) will try to repeat their success of the previous year. Their opponent Ellerstina will play with one new member: in addition to the Pieres brothers Facundo (+10), Gonzalo (+10) and Nicolás (+9), the line-up will also include their cousin Pablo Pieres (+10).

Furthermore, the Qualifying Tournament in September will once again give seven teams the chance to snatch one of the two remaining berths at the Hurlingham Open and the Argentine Open.

The teams of the Argentine Triple Crown:

La Dolfina (+40)
Adolfo Cambiaso (+10)
David Stirling Jr. (+10)
Pablo Mac Donough (+10)
Juan Martín Nero (+10)

Ellerstina (+39)
Pablo Pieres (+10)
Nicolás Pieres (+9)
Gonzalo Pieres Jr. (+10)
Facundo Pieres (+10)

Alegría (+35)
Cristian Laprida Jr. (+8)
Hilario Ulloa (+9)
Lucas Monteverde (+9)
Fred Mannix (+9)

La Aguada Las Monjitas (+35)
Ignacio Toccalino (+9)
Sebastián Merlos (+9)
Eduardo Novillo Astrada Jr. (+9)
Alejandro Novillo Astrada (+8)

La Aguada (+34)
Agustín Merlos (+8)
Guillermo Terrera Jr. (+8)
Guillermo Caset Jr. (+9)
Ignacio Novillo Astrada (+9)

Chapaleufú (+34)
Alberto Heguy Jr. (+8)
Ignacio Heguy (+9)
Bautista Heguy (+8)
Eduardo Heguy (+9)

Qualifying Tournament:

Magual (+31)
Alejandro Muzzio (+8)
Francisco Elizalde (+7)
Marcos Di Paola (+8)
Santiago Toccalino (+8)

Washington Ghantoot (+31)
Diego Cavanagh (+8)
Ezequiel Martinez Ferrario (+7)
Facundo Sola (+8)
Alfredo Cappella Barabucci (+8)

Miramar (+29)
Gonzalo Deltour (+7)
Valerio Zubiaurre (+7)
Ignacio Laprida (+7)
Ignatius Du Plessis (+8)

La Irenita (+29)
Juan Ruiz Guiñazu Jr. (+7)
Juan Martín Zavaleta Jr. (+7)
Matías Mac Donough (+8)
Clemente Zavaleta (+7)

Las Rosas (+29)
Nicolás Roldán (+8)
Franco Gai (+6)
Julio Arellano (+8)
Manuel Crespo (+7)

Santa Teresa (+28)
Matías Torres Zavaleta (+7)
Joaquín Pittaluga (+7)
Guillermo Willington (+7)
Tomás García del Río (+7)

Cuatro Vientos (+28)
Joao Paulo Ganon (+7)
Salvador Ulloa (+7)
Alejandro Agote (+8)
Santiago Tanoira (+6)