123 Palermo Argentine Open HSBC 2016
Where: Palermo, Buenos Aires, Argentina
When: November 12 - December 10, 2016
Handicap: 29-40 goal polo


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La Dolfina Sancor Seguros holds on to their title, defeating Ellerstina Johor 16-12 and winning the 123 Argentine Palermo Open Polo Championships HSBC at Palermo, Saturday December 10, 2016. Adolfo Cambiaso was named the Goleador of the tournament, scoring 40 goals. David 'Pelon' Stirling was awarded the MVP for his outstanding performance in the final and his horse 'Zippi' was given the Best Playing Pony Honors, winning the Lady Susan Townsley Cup. This ends the 3rd and final of the Triple Crown Polo Tournaments in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The Triple Crown Polo Tournaments feature the world's best polo players & their horses competing in the highest level of polo played in the world.

Dec 10, 2016: La Dolfina (Juan Martin Nero, Pablo MacDonough, David 'Pelon' Stirling & Adolfo Cambiaso) win the 123 Argentine Open HSBC
Polo Championship Final at Palermo, defeating Ellerstina Johor 16-12.


Dec. 10, 2016: 'Zippi' owned/played by David 'Pelon' Stirling was awarded the Best Playing Pony award, The Lady Susan Townsley Cup
at the final of the 123 Argentine Open HSBC Polo Championship final at Palermo.





Slideshow of The Argentine Open Final - Experience the Full Day!











Palermo, home of the Argentine Open Polo Championships.

Schedule:

Final Saturday Dec. 10, 2016
COPA HSBC

 
La Dolfina Sancor Seguros defeated
Ellerstina Johor
16-12

MVP: David 'Pelon' Stirling
Goleador: Adolfo Cambiaso (40 goals)
BPP: Zippi played by David Stirling


Sunday Dec. 4– Semifinal 2

16.30 – C1 – Copa Stella Artois

Ellerstina def. Alegría Assist Card 15-11

  Saturday Dec. 3 – Semifinal 1

16.30 – C1 –  Copa Mercedes-Benz

La Dolfina def. Cría Yatay 27-4

Quarterfinals:

Tuesday Nov 29 Quarterfinal 2
Cría Yatay def La Aguada LM 14-10

Monday Nov 28 Quarterfinal 1
Alegría Assist Card def La Irenita 13-11

Wednesday Nov. 23 – Zone B

La Irenita def El Paraíso 14-12

  Ellerstina def. La Aguada L. M. 14-9

Tuesday Nov. 22 – Zone A

Cría Yatay def Washington 13-12

La Dolfina def. Alegría

Sunday Nov. 20 - Zone B

La Aguada LM def La Irenita 14-10

Ellerstina def El Paraíso 13-8

Saturday Nov. 19 - Zone A

Alegría def
Cría Yatay 9-7

La Dolfina def Washington 18-8

  Monday Nov. 13 – Zone B

Ellerstina def. La Irenita 17-12 (3)

La Aguada LM def. El Paraíso 13-12 OT (4)

Saturday Nov. 12 – Zone A

La Dolfina def. Cría Yatay 22-7 (1)

Alegría def. Washington 18-13 (2)

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Saturday December 10, 2016: In what turned out to be an epic showdown, Ellerstina and La Dolfina once again faced each other in the final Triple Crown polo tournament, the 123 Argentine Open HSBC. La Dolfina came out ahead in the last chukker, taking a big lead and keeping it for the final chukker, score 16-12 for the win. David 'Pelon' Stirling was named the MVP & 'Zippi' played by David Stirling was awarded the Lady Susan Townsley Cup Best Playing Pony of the final. Adolfo Cambiaso was awarded the 'Goleador' of the tournament, scoring the most goals, a total of 40. It has been since 2012 that Ellerstina claimed the Argentine Open; they have faced La Dolfina in 2 other finals looking to reclaim the Cup.

Sunday December 4, 2016: Ellerstina def Alegria in the 2nd semifinal of the 123 Argentine Open HSBC Polo Championship 15-11, Polito Pieres the Goalee of the day scoring 8 goals for Ellerstina.


Dec 4, 2016: Gonzalo Pieres in control of the ball for Ellerstina vs Alegria in the 2nd semifinal match of the
123 Argentine Open HSBC Polo Championships.

December 4, 2016 Ellerstina vs Alegria in Semifinals Photo Slideshow


Saturday December 3, 2016: La Dolfina defeated Cria Yatay 27-4 for the Mercedes-Benz Cup in the 1st Semifinal match of the 123 Argentine Open HSBC Polo Championships at Palermo's. Adolfo Cambiaso was named Goalee of the day scoring 10 goals for La Dolfina. La Dolfina, the defending champions, becomes the 1st finalist.


Dec 3, 2016: Juan Martin Nero with his eye on the ball for La Dolfina but at a 30-goal handicap, Cria Yatay didn't stand too much of a chance
against the 40-goal powers of La Dolfina in the 1st semifinal match of the 123 Argentine Open HSBC Polo Championships at Palermo.

December 3, 2016 La Dolfina vs Cria Yatay in Semifinals  Photo Slideshow


Tuesday Nov 29, 2016 Quarterfinal 2: Cría Yatay, will advance to play La Dolfina in the 1st semifinal after they defeated La Aguada Las Monjitas 14-10 in Tuesday's 2nd quarterfinal.


Nov 29, 2016: Cria Yatay defeated La Aguada LM in the 2nd quarterfinal of the 123 Argentine Open HSBC Polo Championships at Palermo.


Monday Nov 28, 2016 Quarterfinal 1: Alegría Assist Card def. La Irenita 13-11 & advances to play Ellerstina in the 2nd semifinal.


Nov 28, 2016: Alejandro Muzzio for Alegria in control of the ball against La Irenita in the 1st quarterfinal match
of the 123 Argentine Open HSBC Polo Championships.


Wednesday Nov. 23, 2016: Zone B La Irenita def El Paraíso 14-12 & Ellerstina def. La Aguada L. M. 14-9


Nov 23, 2016: Miguel Novillo Astrada for La Aguada LM & Gonzalo Pieres for Ellerstina in the 123 Argentine Open HSBC Polo Championships.



Nov 23, 2016 La Irenita stays ahead of El Paraiso in the zone B 123 Argentine Open HSBC match.


Tuesday Nov. 22, 2016: Zone A Cría Yatay def Washington 13-12 & La Dolfina def. Alegría 20-10.


Nov 22, 2016: Juan Martin Nero stretching out for La Dolfina against Alegria in the 123 Argentine Open Polo HSBC Championships.



Nov. 22, 2016: Cristian Laprida in control of the ball for Cria Yatay against Washington.

November 19-20, 2016: Games in the 123 Argentine Open Polo Championship continued this weekend with La Dolfina and Alegria winning their Zone A games played Saturday; Ellerstina and La Aguada Las Monjitas defeated their opponents in the Zone B matches played Sunday.

Nov. 20, 2016 La Aguada Las Monjitas defeated La Irenita in the Zone B 2nd round of the 123 Argentine Open HSBC Polo at Palermo.



Nov. 20, 2016 Nicolas Pieres of Ellerstina in control of the ball over El Paraiso in the 2nd round of Zone B games in the
123 Argentine Open HSBC Polo games at Palermo.



Nov. 19, 2016 La Dolfina defeated Washington 18-8 in the zone A 2nd round of the 123 Argentine Open HSBC Polo games at Palermo.



NOV 19, 2016 Alegria defeated Cria Yatay in the zone A 2nd round of 123 Argentine Open HSBC Polo games at Palermo.



November 14, 2016:
Zone B got their 1st round of games underway Monday after being postponed Sunday from rain. Ellerstina Johor defeated La Irenita 17-12 in the 1st game and La Aguada Las Monjitas defeated El Paraiso 13-12 in OT, winning goal by Alejandro Novillo Astrada.

Nov 14, 2016: Pablo Pieres of Ellerstina in control of the ball, Matias MacDonough of La Irenita on the defense in the zone B game
of the 123 Palermo Argentine Open HSBC Polo Championships.
Nov. 14, 2016: Ellerstina vs La Irenita - Photo Slideshow


Nov. 14, 2016: A close game between La Aguada Las Monjitas and El Paraiso sent the match into Overtime with the winning goal
by Alejandro Novillo Astrada for La Aguada LM in the 123 Palermo Argentine Open HSBC Polo Championships.
Nov. 14, 2016: La Aguada Las Monjitas vs El Paraiso - Photo Slideshow

November 12, 2016: Zone A took to the fields of Palermo to get the Argentine Open Polo Championships underway. La Dolfina defeated Cria Yatay in the 1st game 22-7 and Alegria defeated Washington in the 2nd game 18-13.

Nov. 12, 2016: Pablo MacDonough taking the ball to goal for La Dolfina in game 1 of the Palermo Open HSBC.
Nov. 12, 2016: La Dolfina vs Cria Yatay - Photo Slideshow


Nov 12, 2016: Sapo Caset in control of the ball for Alegria in the 2nd game of the Palermo Open HSBC.
Nov. 12, 2016: Alegria vs Washington - Photo Slideshow

TEAMS:
Zone A

La Dolfina Sancor Seguros:
Adolfo Cambiaso (h) 10
David Stirling (h) 10
Pablo Mac Donough 10
Juan Martín Nero 10
Total: 40

Cría Yatay:
Guillermo Terrera (h) 8
Cristian Laprida (h) 8
Joaquín Pittaluga 7
Ignacio Laprida 7
Total: 30

Alegría Assist Card:
Hilario Ulloa 10
Lucas Monteverde (h) 9
Alejandro Muzzio (h) 8
Frederick Mannix (h) 8
Total: 35

Washington:
Diego Cavanagh 8
Ezequiel Martinez Ferrario 8
Facundo Sola 8
Alfredo Cappella Barabucci 9
Total: 33
Zone B

Ellerstina Johor:
Facundo Pieres 10
Pablo Pieres 10
Gonzalo Pieres (h) 10
Nicolás Pieres 9
Total: 39

La Irenita:
Juan Ruiz Guiñazú (h) 7
Juan M. Zavaleta (h) 7
Clemente Zavaleta (n) 7
Matías Mac Donough 8
Total: 29

El Paraíso:
Agustín Merlos 9
Ignacio Toccalino 9
Ignacio Heguy 9
Santiago Toccalino 8
Total: 35

La Aguada Las Monjitas:
Alejandro Novillo Astrada 8
Francisco Elizalde 7
Miguel Novillo Astrada 9
Ignacio Novillo Astrada 9
Total: 33
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