Yesterday the 76th edition of the Tortugas Open, the first part of the Argentine Triple Crown, started at Tortugas Country Club. In the first match, La Aguada Las Monjitas defeated El Paraíso by a narrow margin, 11-10. In the second match of the day, Alegría encountered Washington and the match ended with a close result in favour of Alegría, 12-11.

On Saturday, 1 October the next group match of the Tortugas Open will be held: At 3.30 pm (local time) El Paraíso meets team La Dolfina, which has won the Argentine Triple Crown in 2015 and thus is the top favourite of the tournaments series. The Argentine Triple Crown is a series of the most important tournaments worldwide and consists of the Tortugas Open, Hurlingham Open and Argentine Open. On Sunday, 2 October Ellerstina and Washington will fight for victory at 4.00 pm (local time). The final will be held on Sunday, 15 October at 3.30 pm (local time).

The schedule:

Saturday, 1 October
Zone A – 3.30 pm – La Dolfina vs. El Paraíso

Sunday, 2 October
Zone B – 4.00 pm – Ellerstina vs. Washington

Saturday, 8 October
Zone A – 3.30 pm – La Dolfina vs. La Aguada Las Monjitas

Sunday, 9 October
Zone B – 4.00 pm – Ellerstina vs. Alegría

Saturday, 15 October
Final – 3.30 pm – Winner Zone A vs. Winner Zone B

Teams:

Zone A
La Dolfina (40)
Adolfo Cambiaso (10)
David Stirling (10)
Pablo Mac Donough (10)
Juan Martín Nero (10)

La Aguada Las Monjitas (35)
Alejandro Novillo Astrada (8)
Eduardo Novillo Astrada (9)
Miguel Novillo Astrada (9)
Ignacio Novillo Astrada (9)

El Paraíso (35)
Agustin Merlos (9)
Ignacio Toccalino (9)
Ignacio Heguy (9)
Santiago Toccalino (8)

Zone B

Ellerstina (39)
Pablo Pieres (10)
Nicolás Pieres (9)
Gonzalo Pieres (10)
Facundo Pieres (10)

Alegría (37)
Hilario Ulloa (10)
Lucas Monteverde (9)
Guillermo Caset (10)
Frederick Mannix (8)

Washington (33)
Diego Cavanagh (8)
Ezequiel Martinez Ferrario (8)
Facundo Sola (8)
Alfredo Cappella Barabucci (9)

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Photos © Sergio Llamera