123 Hurlingham Open HSBC 2016
When:  October 23 - November 9, 2016
Where: Club Hurlingham,
             Buenos Aires, Argentina
Handicap: 30-40 High-Goal Polo

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November 9, 2016 - Ellerstina Johor wins the 123 Hurlingham Open final after defeating La Dolfina in the 9th chukker OT 10-9, winning goal by MVP Gonzalo Pieres - View all photos below.

Nov. 9, 2016: The Ellerstina Johor Polo team, Facundo Pieres, Pablo Pieres,Gonzalo Pieres (MVP) & Nicolas Pieres with the Ayrshire Cup.

Nov 9, 2016: Best Playing Pony, 'Anay Sur La Peluda' played by Juan Martin Nero

Nov. 9, 2016: Pablo Pieres in control of the ball for Ellerstina while Facundo Pieres gives JuanMa a hard bump to keep him away from the ball
in the 123 Hurlingham Open Final.
Slideshow of the 123 Hurlingham Open Final: Ellerstina Johor vs La Dolfina Sancor Seguros

Schedule / Results:
(* Indicates Photos Taken)

Sunday October 23 – Zone A - Pilar

*La Dolfina def. Cría Yatay 23-9 (1)

*El Paraiso def La Aguada LM 11-10  (2)

Sunday October 23 – Zone B - Hurlingham

 Ellerstina def. La Irenita 21-6 (3)

Alegría def. Washington 14-11 (4)

Saturday October 29 – Zone A – Pilar

*El Paraíso def. Cría Yatay 15-14

*La Dolfina def. La Aguada LM 16-9

Sunday October 30 – Zone B – Pilar

*Alegría def. La Irenita 23-8

*Ellerstina def. Washington 16-11

Friday November 4 – Pilar

  Washington def. La Irenita 23-10

La Aguada LM def. Cría Yatay 13-11

Saturday Nov 5 – Semifinal - Hurlingham

  *La Dolfina def. El Paraíso 14-11

Sunday Nov. 6, 2016 - Semifinal - Hurlingham

*Ellerstina vs. Alegría

Final Wednesday November 9, 2016 
at Club Hurlingham – 16.30hs

  Ellerstina Johor

La Dolfina Sancor Seguros
10-9 in OT

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The Ayrshire Cup

November 9, 2016: Defending Champions La Dolfina Sancor Seguros vs Ellerstina Johor in the final of the 123 Hurlingham Open Polo tournament at 16.30!

November 6, 2016: Ellerstina Johor defeated Alegria Assist Card 16-14 in the Zone B semifinal at Hurlingham Club and advances to Wednesday's final to face La Dolfina in the 123 Hurlingham Open Final. Click Photos for Larger Image size.

Nov 6, 2016: Facundo Pieres in control of the ball for Ellerstina, Lucas Monteverde on the defense for Alegria in the Zone B Semifinal.

Nov. 6, 2016: Frederick Mannix of Alegria stretches out to stay in control of the ball but Nicolas Pieres of Ellerstina is in position to
steal the ball in the Zone B semifinal.

November 6, 2016 Slideshow of Zone B Semifinal: Ellerstina vs Alegria

November 5, 2016: The 4x defending champions, La Dolfina Sancor Seguros, will have another chance at the title being the 1st finalist after their Zone A semifinal victory 14-11 over El Paraiso. Click Photos for larger image view.

November 5, 2016 Slideshow of Zone A Semifinal: La Dolfina vs El Paraiso

Nov. 5, 2016: The La Dolfina Polo Team dominating the Zone A semifinal game over El Paraiso in the 123 Hurlingham Open.

November 4, 2016: Determining the 3rd place spot in the 123 Hurlingham Open, 2 games were played Friday November 4, 2016 in which Washington defeated La Irenita 23-10 and La Aguada Las Monjitas defeated Cria Yatay 13-11.

November 3, 2016: The semifinals have been postponed to Saturday November 5 & 6, 2016 due to heavy rain & other conflicts.  On Saturday Nov 5t at 16.30 hours (3:30pm ET) La Dolfina, the defending champions, will take on El Paraiso for the zone A spot in the final which has been rescheduled for Wednesday November 9, 2016. Ellerstina and Alegria will compete for the zone B finalist at 16.30 hours (2:30pm EDT) on Sunday.

Sunday October 30, 2016: Zone B Games (rescheduled from earlier this week) - Alegria defeating La Irenita 23-8 and Ellerstina Johor defeating Washington, 16-11. Pablo Pieres was replaced before the start of the game by Rodrigo Andrade and at the start of the 7th chukker, Mariano Aguerre replaced Andrade. Ellerstina and Alegria advance to play each other in the semifinals, rescheduled to Thursday November 3, 2016.

Slideshow of October 30, 2016 Zone B Games:

October 30, 2016: Gonzalo Pieres for Ellerstina coming in for the steal

October 30, 2016: Lucas Monteverde of Alegria getting and giving a hard bump

Saturday October 29, 2016: Zone A games (rescheduled from earlier this week) - La Dolfina keeping up their winning streak, defeating La Aguada Las Monjitas 16-9; El Paraiso defeating Cria Yatay 15-14. La Dolfina and El Paraiso will face each other in Thursday's semifinal match to determine the zone A finalist.

Slideshow of Zone A Games October 29, 2016

October 29, 2016: Adolfo Cambiaso keeping control of the ball for La Dolfina.

Oct 29, 2016: El Paraiso taking the win over Cria Yatay and advances to semifinal play.

Sunday October 23, 2016 was the opening day for both zones in the 123 Hurlingham Open HSBC after Zone A was rescheduled from Saturday due to rain. In Zone A, the defending Champions, La Dolfina wasted no time defeating their 1st opponent Cría Yatay 23-9, Sebastian Merlos replacing Juan Martin Nero who was injured in the 1st chukker. A close game between El Paraiso and La Aguada Las Monjitas, with the final score 11-10 in favor of El Paraiso.
Zone B games took place at Club Hurlingham with Ellerstina defeating La Irenita 21-6, Nicolas Pieres being replaced by Ignatius du Plessis after being injured in the 5th chukker; Alegria defeated Washington in the 2nd match for Zone B, 14-11.

Oct 23, 2016: Pablo MacDonough of La Dolfina in control of the ball, keeping Cria Yatay at bay.

Oct 23, 2016: El Paraiso stopping the action of La Aguada Las Monjitas in their 1st game of the 123 Hurlingham Open HSBC

Photo Slideshow of Zone A Day 1 in the 123 Hurlingham HSBC Open, October 23, 2016


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

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

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

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


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

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

Alegría Assist Card: Hilario Ulloa 10, Lucas Monteverde (h) 9, Guillermo Caset (h) 10 y Frederick Mannix (h) 8. Total: 37.

Washington: Diego Cavanagh 8, Ezequiel Martinez Ferrario 8, Facundo Sola 8 y Alfredo Cappella Barabucci 9. Total: 33.

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