72nd Tortugas Open 2014
When: September 24th - October 11, 2014
Where: Tortugas Country Club,
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Handicap: 34-40 High-Goal Polo




Wellington Polo provides team details, upcoming game schedules results, & photos by Pablo Silva for Oscar Fridman in
the 72nd Tortugas Open Polo 2014 tournament in Buenos Aires, Argentina. This is the 1st of the Triple Crown of Polo - the highest rated polo tournaments played in the world, featuring the best polo players & their horses.
La Dolfina Repeats Victory in Tortugas Open Final!

October 13, 2014: La Dolfina Hope Funds (Juan Martin Nero, Pablo MacDonough, David Stirling Jr., & Adolfo Cambiaso) raising the
Tortugas Open trophy, The Emilio Anchorena Cup, after their win over Ellerstina in the final at Tortugas Country Club. Click Photo for larger image.


It's Always about the horses, you can't get the ball to the goal without them!

Schedule/Results:

October 13, 2014: (15:30)
  • La Dolfina Hope Funds def. Ellerstina Piaget 14-8
October 8, 2014: (16:00)
  • Ellerstina Piaget def. Alegria ASSIST CARD 13-10 (Zone B)
October 4, 2014:
  • La Dolfina Hope Funds def. Magual Prodigy network 17-5 (Zone A)
Sept. 29, 2014:
  • Ellerstina def. La Aguada Las Monjitas 16-12 (Zone B)
  • La Dolfina Hope Funds def. La Aguada ICBC 13-9 for Zone A
Sept. 25, 2014:
  • Magual def. La Aguada ICBC 13-12 (Zone A)
  • Alegria def. La Aguada Las Monjitas ICBC 15-12 (Zone B)


October 13, 2014: The Emilio Anchorena Cup of the Tortugas Open final. Click Photo for larger image.

October 13, 2014: Ellerstina Piaget went into the final of the 72nd Tortugas Open with a great team and high hopes but it was La Dolfina Hope Funds, the defending champions, who took charge of the field, the ball & ultimately the game with a 14-8 win in the final of the 72nd Tortugas Open which took place at the Tortugas Country Club, finishing the 1st tournament in Argentina's Triple Crown of Polo.
The MVP award went to Adolfo Cambiaso who scored 8 of the 14 goals & the best playing pony award, presented by Sr. Delfín Uranga the President of the AACCP, went to Lucky, played by Adolfo Cambiaso.
All photos courtesy of Pablo Silva Photography for Oscar Fridman / Wellington Polo

October 13, 2014: Adolfo Cambiaso receives the MVP award of the 72nd Tortugas Open final. Click photo for larger image.


October 13, 2014: Adolfo Cambiaso, MVP of the 72nd Tortugas Open, celebrating his team's win in the final over Ellerstina.
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October 13, 2014: Adolfo Cambiaso signing his autograph while being interviewed by ESPN after the final of the 72nd Tortugas Open.
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October 13, 2014: Adolfo Cambiaso in control of the ball against Ellerstina with Pablo MacDonough & David Stirling ready to back him up.
Nico Pieres of Ellerstina looks to stop him without getting a foul. Click Photo for larger image.



October 13, 2013: Juan Martin Nero on the ball while Facundo Pieres wait for a chance to steal it in the 72nd Tortugas Open final.
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October 13, 2014: A crowded stadium at Tortugas Country Club watches the high-goal polo action in the final of the 72nd Tortugas Open,
Facundo Pieres (Ellerstina) and Juan Martin Nero (La Dolfina) battling for possession of the ball. Click photo for larger image.




October 13, 2013: Adolfo Cambiaso taking the ball to goal in the 72nd Tortugas Open final. Click photo for larger image.


October 13, 2014: Ellerstina's Gonzalo Pieres in control of the ball in the 72nd Tortugas Open. Click photo for larger image.


October 13, 2014: Nico Pieres of Ellerstina takes possession of the ball with Juan Martin Nero waiting for a chance to stop him in the
72nd Tortugas Open final. Click photo for larger image.



October 2013: David 'Pelon' Stirling Jr., taking the ball to goal with Gonzalo Pieres looking to defend in the 72nd Tortugas Open final.
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October 13, 2014: The La Dolfina Hope Funds Polo Team enter the field during the opening ceremonies of the 72nd Tortugas Open final.
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October 13, 2013: The Argentina March Band performing during the opening ceremonies of the 72nd Tortugas Open Final.
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October 13, 2014: A relaxed Adolfo Cambiaso before the start of the 72nd Tortugas Open final. Click Photo for lager image.




October 8, 2014: After Rain delays that made field conditions unfavorable for the qualifying round of Zone B, officials decided upon playing the semifinal at the Ellerstina Polo Club on Wednesday October 8. The zone B semifinal was scheduled for play at 15:00 (2pm ET) with Ellerstina Piaget defeating a talented Alegria ASSIST CARD team 13-10.

Oct 8, 2014: A defensive play by Frederick Mannix with a hook attempt on Gonzalo Pieres who is turning back the ball
during the Zone B Qualifier of the 72nd Tortugas Open. Click Photos by Pablo Silva
to view larger images.


Oct 8, 2014: Polito Pieres with a hook attempt on Nico Pieres during the Zone B Qualifier of the
72nd Tortugas Open. Click Photos by Pablo Silva
to view larger images.


Oct 8, 2014: Polito Pieres in hot pursuit of Nico Pieres, in control of the ball during the Zone B Qualifier of the
72nd Tortugas Open. Click Photos by Pablo Silva
to view larger images.


October 8, 2014: Frederick Mannix trying to stop a goal by Gonzalo Pieres during the Zone B qualifier for the
72nd Tortugas Open. Click Photos by Pablo Silva
to view larger images.


Oct 8, 2014: Facundo Pieres on the ball, Polito Pieres & Nico Pieres with a run to the ball, Mariano Aguerre signing a ball for a fan.
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to view larger images.


Oct 8: The Ellerstina Piaget Polo Team after their semifinal win over Alegria ASSIST CARD. Click Photos by Pablo Silva to view larger images.

October 4, 2014: La Dolfina Hope Funds slammed Magual Prodigy Network today with a 17-5 win in the Zone A qualifying round for the final of the 72 Tortugas Open. Adolfo Cambiaso scoring 10 of the 17 goals with David Stirling scoring 2 goals, Juan Martin Nero scoring 4 goals and Pablo MacDonough scoring 1 goal. Pablo MacDonough suffered an injury from a bad fall in the 3rd chukker and was replaced by Sebastian Merlos. The game for the 1st 3 chukkers was head to head thanks in part to Magual's great defense but it was Cambiaso's scoring ability for the La Dolfina Team that inevitably won the game.


October 4, 2014: Adolfo Cambiaso of La Dolfina looks onto the field at the start of the chukker during the zone A qualifier against Magual
for the 72nd Tortugas Open Polo finals.


October 4, 2014: Juan Martin Nero of La Dolfina in control of the ball during the zone A qualifier against Magual
for the 72nd Tortugas Open Polo finals.


October 4, 2014: David 'Pelon' Stirling of La Dolfina in control of the ball during the zone A qualifier against Magual
for the 72nd Tortugas Open Polo finals.


October 4, 2014: Adolfo Cambiaso of La Dolfina taking the ball to goal during the zone A qualifier against Magual
for the 72nd Tortugas Open Polo finals.


Adolfo Cambiaso of La Dolfina Hope Funds, the #1 rated polo player in the world.

September 29, 2014: After rain delays, the 2nd round of games got underway with Ellerstina defeating La Aguada Las Monjitas 16-12 for Zone B and La Dolfina Hope Funds defeating La Aguada ICBC 13-9 for Zone A.
Both La Aguada ICBC & La Aguada Las Monjitas ICBC have ultimately been eliminated from the 72 Tortugas Open Polo tournament with their 2 losses.
Zone A & Zone B will play their zone qualifying finalist match this weekend, October 4th & 5th, 2014. La Dolfina Hope Funds vs Magual Prodigy Network will take place on Saturday October 4th & Ellerstina Piaget facing Alegria ASSIST Card on Sunday October 5th.


September 29, 2014: Adolfo Cambiaso on the ball for La Dolfina while Nacho Novillo Astrada for La Aguada ICBC attempts a hook in
the 2nd round of games in the Tortugas Open. Click photo by Pablo Silva for larger image.



September 29, 2014: David 'Pelon' Stirling on the ball for La Dolfina while Sapo Caset looks for a way to defend in the 2nd round of games
in the Tortugas Open. Click photo by Pablo Silva for larger image.



September 29, 2014: The unstoppable Facundo Pieres for Ellerstina Piaget taking the ball to goal  in the 2nd round of games
against La Aguada Las Monjitas for Zone B in the 72nd Tortugas Open. Click Photo by Pablo Silva for larger image.


September 29, 2014: Gonzalito Pieres for Ellerstina Piaget making the hook against La Aguada Las Monjitas in the 2nd round of games
for Zone B in the 72nd Tortugas Open. Click Photo by Pablo Silva for larger image.


September 29, 2014: Nico Pieres for Ellerstina Piaget taking the ball to goal while Miguel Novillo Astrada for La Aguada Las Monjitas
is in hot pursuit to stop him in the 2nd round of games for Zone B in the 72nd Tortugas Open. Click Photo for larger image.


September 24, 2014: Magual & Alegria were the 1st winners in the opening games of the 72nd Tortugas Open, with Magual defeating La Aguada ICBC 13-12 & Alegria defeating La Aguada Las Monjitas ICBC 15-12.


Sept. 24, 2014: Magual vs La Aguada ICBC for Zone A in the opening round game of the 72nd Tortugas Open.


Sept. 24, 2014: Magual defeated La Aguada ICBC polo action in the opening game of the 72nd Tortugas Open.


Sept. 24, 2014: Alegria vs La Aguada Las Monjitas ICBC polo action for zone B in the 1st round of the 72nd Tortugas Open.


Sept. 24, 2014: Polito Pieres taking the ball towards goal for Alegria in the Alegria vs La Aguada Las Monjitas ICBC polo game of the
72nd Tortugas Open Polo tournament
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Teams Entered:
Zone A:
La Aguada ICBC (Facundo Sola 8, Guillermo Caset (h) 9, Miguel Novillo Astrada 10 & Ignacio Novillo Astrada 9. Total: 36)
Magual Prodigy Network (
Alejandro Muzzio 8, Ignacio Toccalino 9, Marcos Di Paola 8 & Jaime García Huidobro 8. Total: 33).

La Dolfina Hope Funds: (Adolfo Cambiaso (h) 10, David Stirling (h) 10, Pablo Mac Donough 10 y Juan M. Nero 10. Total: 40)
Zone B:
Alegria ASSIST CARD (
Pablo Pieres 9, Hilario Ulloa 9, Lucas Monteverde (h) 9 & Frederick Mannix (h) 9. Total: 36)
La Aguada Las Monjitas ICBC (
Lucas James 8, Cristian Laprida (h) 8, Eduardo Novillo Astrada (h) 9 & Alejandro Novillo Astrada 8. Total: 33)

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

View our Calendar of upcoming games in the 72nd Tortugas Open


La Dolfina Hope Funds, the defending champions of the Tortugas Open Polo Tournament. Photo from October 2013


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