121 Palermo Argentine Open HSBC
Where: Palermo, Buenos Aires, Argentina
When: November 15th - December 6, 2014
Handicap: 32-40 goal polo







Palermo Stadium

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The 121 Argentine Palermo Open Polo Championships HSBC is played at Palermo and is the 3rd and final of the Triple Crown Polo Tournaments in Buenos Aires, Argentina featuring the world's best polo players & their horses competing in the highest level of polo played in the world.
Dec. 6, 2014: La Dolfina Hope Funds Polo Team, Juan Martin Nero, Pablo MacDonough, David 'Pelon' Stirling & Adolfo Cambiaso, raise the
121 Palermo Open HSBC Trophy in triumph after winning the Final, defeating Ellerstina Piaget 14-12!

Decem
ber 6, 2014, La Dolfina Hope Funds, defending champions, defeated Ellerstina Piaget 14-12 in the final of the 121 Palermo Open HSBC, claiming all 3 of the Triple Crown Polo Tournaments for a 2nd consecutive year!!

Enjoy our video slideshow of the 121 Palermo Open HSBC Final:



Entrance to Palermo, home of the Argentine Open Polo Championships

Wellington Polo provided information, game schedules,
team details, results & photo coverage of the
121 Argentine Palermo Open HSBC.
All Photography is by Oscar Fridman for Wellington
Polo.

The 121 Palermo Argentine Open HSBC started
November 15, 2014 with the final played on
Saturday December 6, 2014.





121 Palermo Argentine Open HSBC
Schedule/Results
(Times listed are Buenos Aires Time):

December 6, 2014 - FINAL:
  • 16.30: La Dolfina Hope Funds def Ellerstina Piaget 14-12 (HSBC Cup)
Tuesday Dec. 2, 2014 (Zone B) (rescheduled from Sunday Nov. 30):
  • Ellerstina Piaget def. Alegría ASSIST CARD 17-13 (Jaeger LeCoultre Cup)-Semifinal Match
  • Chapaleufú Cardón def La Aguada Las Monjitas (La Martina Cup) 11-10
Saturday Nov, 29, 2014 (Zone A):
  • La Dolfina Hope Funds def. La Aguada ICBC 17-11 Semifinal Match
  • Magual Prodigy Network def. Miramar Bahía de los Moros 15-11
Monday Nov. 24, 2014 (Zone A) (postponed from Nov 22):
  • La Aguada ICBC def Miramar Bahía de los Moros (La Nación Cup) 18-7
  • La Dolfina Hope Funds def Magual Prodigy Network 15-3
Sunday Nov. 23, 2014 (Zone B):
  • Alegría ASSIST CARD def Chapaleufú Cardón 18-15
  • Ellerstina Piaget def La Aguada Las Monjitas (Stella Artois Cup) 16-12
Sunday Nov. 16, 2014 (Zone B):
  • Ellerstina def Chapaleufú Cardón 16-12
  • Alegría ASSIST CARD def La Aguada/Las Monjitas 12-11
Saturday Nov. 15, 2014 (Zone A):
  • La Dolfina def Miramar 17-6
  • La Aguada ICBC def Magual 12-10

Nov. 15, 2014: Opening ceremonies for the official start of the 121 Palermo Open HSBC in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Click Photo for larger image.

December 2014: A referee throws the ball back into play during a game of the 121 Palermo Open HSBC Polo Tournament.

December 6, 2014: La Dolfina Hope Funds a 40-goal team & the defending champions, defeated their long-time nemesis Ellerstina Piaget winning the final 14-12 and giving fans and spectators the most exciting polo experience of the season at Palermo. This is the 2nd consecutive year that La Dolfina Hope Funds has won all 3 of the Triple Crown Polo Tournaments which surely sets them apart from all other teams who have played these tournaments. David 'Pelon' Stirling was named the MVP of the final - what an amazing play and goal he made at the end of the game, definitely a play to be recognized as he saved Adolfo's missed opportunity turning it into a much needed goal that allowed them to stay on top. The Best Playing Pony of the final went to Adolfo Cambiaso's mare, Dolfina Cuartetera & Facundo Pieres' Mare 'Open Chequera' was presented with the AAP Best Polo Horse Breeders and Rural Society Argentina Award.
 
Dec. 6, 2014: Dolfina Cuartetera owned & played by Adolfo Cambiaso was awarded the Best Playing Pony of the 121 Palermo Open HSBC Polo Final.


Dec. 6, 2014: Polo action, La Dolfina vs Ellerstina in the 121 Palermo Open HSBC final, Adolfo Cambiaso in control of the ball.
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Dec. 6, 2014: Adolfo Cambiaso and Ignatius Du Plessis battle for possession of the ball in the 121 Palermo Open final. Click image for larger view.



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December 2, 2014: Ellerstina Piaget defeated Alegria Assist Card 17-13 in a very exciting Zone B semifinal match for the Jaeger LeCoultre Cup and advancing to Saturday's Final to face La Dolfina Hope Funds. Chapaleufu defeated La Aguada Las Monjitas 11-10 in the 1st game for the La Martina Cup. These games were rescheduled from Sunday's original date due to the heavy rains received on Saturday night.
Dec. 2, 2014: Ellerstina vs Alegria in Zone B Semifinal Photos (Click photos for larger images!)

Dec. 2, 2014 Facundo Pieres of Ellerstina in control of the ball in the zone B semifinal of the 121 Palermo Open HSBC polo tournament.


Dec. 2, 2014 Hilario Ulloa of Alegria in control of the ball despite the hard bump from Ellerstina's Nachi du Plessis who filled in for Mariano Aguerre in the zone B semifinal of the 121 Palermo Open HSBC polo tournament.

Dec. 2, 2014: Hilario Ulloa attempts to steal the ball from
Nachi du Plessis in the 121 Palermo Open semifinal.


Dec. 2, 2014: Nachi du Plessis hits the ball during the 121 Palermo
Open Zone B semifinal.

Dec. 2, 2014: Facundo Pieres on the ball in the 121 Palermo Open
Zone B semifinal.

Dec. 2, 2014: Nico Pieres on the ball in the 121 Palermo Open
Zone B semifinal.

Dec. 2, 2014: Facundo Pieres in control of the ball in the
121 Palermo Open Zone B semifinal.

Dec. 2, 2014: Nico Pieres & Polito Pieres battling for possession of the ball in
the 121 Palermo Open Zone B semifinal.

Dec. 2, 2014: Polito Pieres showing his skill with the ball in the
121 Palermo Open Zone B semifinal.

Dec. 2, 2014: Facundo Pieres hooking Hilario Ulloa in the
121 Palermo Open Zone B semifinal.


Dec. 2, 2014: Alegria fans supporting Hilario Ulloa in the
121 Palermo Open Zone B semifinal.

Dec. 2, 2014: Alegria fans showing their support during the
121 Palermo Open Zone B semifinal.



Dec. 2, 2014: Team Alegria, Polito Pieres, Hilario Ulloa,
Lucas Monteverde & Fred Mannix
before the start of the
121 Palermo Open Zone B semifinal.

Dec. 2, 2014: A groom & his horse watch the action in the
121 Palermo Open Zone B semifinal.

Dec. 2, 2014: A spectator at the Elerstina vs Alegria
semifinal game blows Oscar Fridman a kiss
.

Dec. 2, 2014: Camera crew waiting for action in the 121 Palermo Open
Zone B semifinal.
Dec. 2, 2014: Chapaleufu vs La Aguada Las Monjitas Photos (Click photos for larger images!)

Dec. 2, 2014: Chapaleufu vs La Aguada Las Monjitas in the 3rd round of the 121 Palermo Open.

Dec. 2, 2014: Chapaleufu in control of the ball
during the 121 Palermo Open.


Dec. 2, 2014: Chapaleufu in action during the 121 Palermo Open.

 
November 29, 2014: La Dolfina Hope Funds defeated La Aguada ICBC 17-11 in the Zone A semifinal and is the 1st finalist for Saturday December 6th's final. Magual Prodigy Network defeated Miramar 15-11 in the 1st game of the day.
November 29, 2014: La Dolfina defeats La Aguada ICBC Photos:

Nov. 29, 2014 David 'Pelon' Stirling reaching back to get the ball from La Aguada in the Zone A semifinal - Click Photo for larger image


Nov. 29, 2014 Pablo MacDonough avoiding a hook from La Aguada's Nacho Novillo Astrada in the Zone A semifinal - Click Photo for larger image


Nov. 29, 2014 Pablo MacDonough avoiding another hook from La Aguada in the Zone A semifinal - Click Photo for larger image.


Nov. 29, 2014 Adolfo Cambiaso as usual, giving it all he has against La Aguada in the Zone A semifinal - Click Photo for larger image




November 29, 2014: Magual Prodigy Network defeats Miramar Bahía de los Moros Photos:

November 29, 2014: Magual vs Miramar in the 3rd round of the 121 Palermo Open HSBC. Click Photo for larger image.


November 29, 2014: Magual vs Miramar in the 3rd round of the 121 Palermo Open HSBC. Click Photo for larger image.

November 29, 2014: Magual vs Miramar in the 3rd round of the 121 Palermo Open HSBC. Click Photo for larger image.

November 24, 2014: The 2nd round of games in the 121° Palermo Argentine Open HSBC Polo Tournament were postponed Saturday due to Friday's rain. The 2nd round for Zone A was played Monday November 24, 2014 at the same scheduled times. La Aguada defeated Miramar 18-7 for the La Nación Cup & La Dolfina defeated Magual 15-3, both winning teams moving into the semifinal round scheduled for Saturday November 29th. (More photos uploading soon!)


November 23, 2014: The 2nd round of games were played as scheduled Sunday in the 121° Palermo Argentine Open HSBC Polo Tournament and featured Alegria defeating Chapaleufu & Ellerstina Piaget defeating La Aguada Las Monjitas for the Stella Artois Cup. Both winning teams qualify for the Zone B semifinal round scheduled for Sunday November 30th.

November 15 & 16, 2014: The 121° Palermo Argentine Open HSBC Polo Tournament began Saturday, November 15 with opening game action featuring La Dolfina defeating Miramar 17-6 & La Aguada defeating Magual in a closely matched game 12-10. Games continued Sunday with Ellerstina defeating
Chapaleufú Cardón 16-12 & Alegria defeating La Aguada/Las Monjitas in a very close match, winning score 12-11. See Below for photos.

November 16, 2014: Ellerstina defeated Chapaleufú Cardón &
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Alegria defeated La Aguada/Las Monjitas in the 121° Palermo Argentine Open HSBC Polo Tournament for zone B in the 2nd day of games.
Nov. 16, 2014 Ellerstina defeated Chapaleufú Cardón - Click Photos for Larger Images:

Nov. 16, 2014: Nico Pieres of Ellerstina in control of the ball over team Chapaleufú Cardón in the 2nd day of the 121 Palermo Open HSBC.

Nov. 16, 2014: Facundo Pieres of Ellerstina in control of the ball
in the 2nd day of the 121 Palermo Open HSBC.


Nov. 16, 2014: Ellerstina Piaget vs Chapaleufú Cardón in the
2nd day of the 121 Palermo Open HSBC.


Nov. 16, 2014 Alegria defeated La Aguada/Las Monjitas - Click Photos for Larger Images:

Nov. 16, 2014: Hilario Ulloa for Alegria on the defense ready to hook Eduardo Novillo Astrada of La Aguada-Las Monjitas in the 2nd day of the
121 Palermo Open HSBC.


Nov. 16, 2014: Alegria with the ball against La Aguada-Las Monjitas
in the 2nd day of games in the 121 Palermo Open HSBC.


Nov. 16, 2014: Magoo Laprida for La Aguada-Las Monjitas in control
of the ball in the 2nd day of games in the 121 Palermo Open HSBC.


November 15, 2014: The 121° Palermo Argentine Open HSBC Polo Tournament commenced Saturday, November 15 with opening games featuring zone A,
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La Dolfina defeating Miramar &
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La Aguada defeating Magual, View Photos below.
Nov. 15, 2014 La Aguada ICBC defeated Magual - Click Photos for larger images:


Nov. 15, 2014: Facundo Sola for La Aguada ready to send a pass
down field in the opening day of games in the 121 Palermo Open HSBC.


Nov. 15, 2014: Polo action, La Aguada vs Magual in the
opening day of games in the 121 Palermo Open HSBC.


Nov. 15, 2014 La Dolfina defeated Miramar - Click Photos for larger images:

Nov. 15, 2014: Adolfo Cambiaso ready to send a pass down field in the
opening game of the 121 Palermo Open HSBC.


Nov. 15, 2014: Pablo MacDonough sending a pass down field in the
opening game of the 121 Palermo Open HSBC.


Nov. 15, 2014: Santiago Toccalino sends a pass down field for Miramar
in the opening game of the 121 Palermo Open HSBC.


Nov. 15, 2014: Miramar vs La Dolfina in the opening game of the
121 Palermo Open HSBC.


Nov. 15, 2014: Adolfo Cambiaso sends a pass down field in the opening game of the 121 Palermo Open HSBC




Teams Entered in the 121 Palermo Argentine Open Polo Championships HSBC:

Zone A:

La Dolfina Hope Funds: Adolfo Cambiaso (h) 10, David Stirling (h) 10, Pablo Mac Donough 10 y Juan M. Nero 10. Total: 40.   

Miramar Bahía de los Moros: Gonzalo Deltour 7, Valerio Zubiaurre (h) 7, Ignacio Laprida 7 y Santiago Toccalino 7. Total: 28.

La Aguada ICBC: Facundo Sola 8, Guillermo Caset (h) 9, Miguel Novillo Astrada 10 e Ignacio Novillo Astrada 9. Total: 36.         

Magual Prodigy Network: Alejandro Muzzio 8, Ignacio Toccalino 9, Marcos Di Paola 8 y Jaime García Huidobro 8. Total: 33. 

Zone B:

Ellerstina Piaget: Facundo Pieres 10, Gonzalo Pieres (h) 10, Mariano Aguerre 9 y Nicolás Pieres 9. Total: 38.        

Chapaleufú Cardón: Alberto Heguy (h) 7, Ignacio Heguy 8, Francisco Bensadón 8 y Bautista Heguy 8. Total: 31.

Alegría ASSIST CARD: Pablo Pieres 9, Hilario Ulloa 9, Lucas Monteverde (h) 9 y Alfredo Cappella Barabucci 7. Total: 34.    

La Aguada Las Monjitas ICBC: Lucas James 8, Cristian Laprida (h) 8, Eduardo Novillo Astrada (h) 9 y Alejandro Novillo Astrada 8. Total: 33.



La Dolfina Hope Funds, defending champions of the Palermo Argentine Open.

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