121 Hurlingham Open HSBC 2014
When: October 18th - November 8th, 2014
Where: Club Hurlingham, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Handicap: 34-40 High-Goal Polo


Wellington Polo provides coverage of the 121º Hurlingham Open HSBC 2014 in Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2nd of the Triple Crown, the 3 highest-rated polo tournaments in the world featuring the best polo players and their horses.
Club Hurlingham was the first place in Argentina where polo was played with the Argentine Polo Association founded at the club in 1922. All photos viewed below are provided by Oscar Fridman for Wellington Polo; Click photos to view larger images.

November 8, 2014 La Dolfina Hope Funds: Adolfo Cambiaso, David 'Pelon' Stirling, Pablo MacDonough & Juan Martin Nero raise the Ayrshire Trophy after their 2nd victorious win over Ellerstina Piaget in the 121 Hurlingham Open HSBC Final. Click Photo for larger image.




The Ayrshire Perpetual Trophy of the Hurlingham Open Final


Schedule/Results:
(Times are Buenos Aires, Argentina time)
FINAL
November 8, 2014:
  • La Dolfina Hope Funds def Ellerstina Piaget 18-15
SEMIFINALS:
October 27, 2014:
  • La Aguada Las Monjitas def Miramar 18-4
October 26, 2014 (Zone B):
  • Ellerstina PIaget def La Aguada ICBC 14-12
  • Magual Prodigy Network def Chapaleufú Cardón 16-15
October 25, 2014 (Zone A):
  • La Dolfina Hope Funds def Alegria ASSIST CARD 13-12
ROUND 2:
October 23, 2014 (Zone B):
  • La Aguada ICBC def Chapaleufú Cardón 19-8
  • Ellerstina Piaget def Magual Prodigy Network 15-7
October 22, 2014 (Zone A):
  • Alegria ASSIST CARD def Miramar 12-9
  • La Dolfina Hope Funds def La Aguada Las Monjitas 12-6
ROUND 1:
October 19, 2014 (Zone B):
  • Alegria ASSIST CARD def. La Aguada Las Monjitas (remaining chukkers) 14-13 (Zone A).
  • Ellerstina Piaget def. Chapaleufú Cardón 24-14
  • La Aguada ICBC def. Magual Prodigy Network 19-10
October 18, 2014 (Zone A):
  • La Dolfina Hope Funds def. Miramar 19-6
  • Alegria ASSIST CARD vs La Aguada Las Monjitas suspended from bad rain at 5th chukker, tied 8-8.


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November 8, 2014: La Dolfina Hope Funds, defeated Ellerstina Piaget 18-15 winning the 121 Hurlingham Open HSBC final, presented by QBE Seguros La Buenos Aires, for a 2nd consecutive year. Juan Martin Nero was presented with the MVP award by Mr. Santiago Trotz. 'Open Chequera' owned by Facundo Pieres was awarded the Best Playing Pony of the Hurlingham Open Final, with the Daniel Kearney Trophy presented by the Association's President, Delfín Uranga.

November 8, 2014: Facundo Pieres receives the Best Playing Pony Daniel Kearney Trophy & Blanket for his horse 'Open Chequera',
presented by Delfín Uranga. Click photo for larger image.



November 8, 2014: Action in the 121 Hurlingham Open HSBC Final, La Dolfina's David 'Pelon' Stirling & Ellerstina Piaget's Nico Pieres with a quick turn-around to the ball. Click Photo for larger image.

October 27, 2014: La Aguada Las Monjitas decimated Miramar
Bahía de los Moros in the final round for Zone A, final score 18-4.


The 121 Hurlingham Open HSBC final has been postponed until November 8th, 2014 due to bad weather.

October 25-26, 2014:  Saturday & Sunday featured semifinal games to determine the winners of Zone A & B scheduled each day. Saturday's game featured La Dolfina Hope Funds (defending champions) vs Alegria ASSIST CARD for Zone A, in which a great battle took place, La Dolfina Hope Funds emerging the victors, 13-12; they advance to the final played November 1, 2014.
Sunday October 26,
La Aguada ICBC was beaten by Ellerstina Piaget 14-12. Ellerstina Piaget advances to the final to face La Dolfina once again.

October 26, 2014 Ellerstina Piaget vs La Aguada ICBC Photo:

October 26, 2014: Gonzalo Pieres keeps control of the ball for Ellerstina Piaget in the 121 Hurlingham Open semifinal game against La Aguada ICBC. Click Photo for larger image.


October 26, 2014: Polo action in the 121 Hurlingham Open semifinal game, Ellerstina Piaget vs La Aguada ICBC. Click Photo for larger image.



October 25, 2014 La Dolfina Hope Funds vs Alegria Photos:



October 25, 2014: Hilario Ulloa & Adolfo Cambiaso vying for control of the ball in the 121 Hurlingham Open Zone A semifinal game.
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October 25, 2014: Alegria ASSIST CARD in control of the ball in the 121 Hurlingham Open Zone A semifinal game against La Dolfina Hope Funds.
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October 25, 2014: Adolfo Cambiaso in control of the ball for La Dolfina Hope Funds in the 121 Hurlingham Open Zone A semifinal game against Alegria ASSIST CARD. Click Photo for larger image.

Thursday October 23, 2014 La Aguada ICBC defeated Chapaleufú 19-8 & Ellerstina Piaget defeated Magual Prodigy Network 15-7. La Aguada ICBC & Ellerstina Piaget are the finalists of Zone B and will face each other Sunday October 26, 2014 to determine who advances to the final.

Wednesday October 22, 2014 Alegria ASSIST CARD defeated Miramar 12-9 & La Dolfina Hope Funds defeated La Aguada Las Monjitas 12-6. Alegria & La Dolfina are the finalists of Zone A and will face each other Saturday October 25, 2014 to determine who advances to the final.

October 19, 2014:
The 121 Hurlingham Open games continued with Alegria defeating La Aguada Las Monjitas 14-13 in the remaining chukkers from Saturday's suspended game. Ellerstina Piaget delivered Chapaleufú a pounding with the final score 24-14 and La Aguada ICBC defeated Magual Prodigy Network in a similar fashion with the final score 19-10.

October 19, 2014 Ellerstina Piaget vs Chapaleufú Photos:


October 19, 2014: Gonzalo Pieres in control of the ball in the 121 Hurlingham Open Zone B game against Chapaleufu Cardon.
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October 19, 2014: Nico Pieres taking the ball down the field in the 121 Hurlingham Open Zone B game against Chapaleufu Cardon.
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October 19, 2014: Facundo Pieres sending the ball across the field in the 121 Hurlingham Open Zone B game against Chapaleufu Cardon.
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October 19, 2014: Facundo Pieres taking the ball towards goal in the 121 Hurlingham Open Zone B game against Chapaleufu Cardon.
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October 19, 2014 La Aguada ICBC vs Magual Prodigy Network Photos:


October 19, 2014: Magual Prodigy Network vs La Aguada ICBC in the 121 Hurlingham Open Zone B game. Click Photo for larger image.


October 19, 2014: La Aguada ICBC vs Magual Prodigy Network polo action in the 121 Hurlingham Open Zone B game. Click Photo for larger image.


October 19, 2014: La Aguada ICBC in control of the ball against Magual Prodigy Network in the 121 Hurlingham Open Zone B game.
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October 18, 2014: The 121 Hurlingham Open, presented by QBE Seguros La Buenos Aires, started Saturday with 2 games, La Dolfina Hope Funds stomping Miramar 19-6 while the 4:30pm (3:30pm ET) between Alegria ASSIST CARD vs La Aguada Las Monjitas ICBC was suspended from bad weather at the end of the 4th chukker with the score tied 8-8.

October 18, 2014 La Dolfina Hope Funds vs Miramar Photos:


October 18, 2014: Opening game of the 121 Hurlingham Open with Juan Martin Nero taking the ball to goal at supersonic speed for
La Dolfina Hope Funds in the game against Miramar. Click photo by Oscar Fridman for larger image.



Oct. 18, 2014: David 'Pelon' Stirling in control of the ball in the opening game of the 121 Hurlingham Open. Click Photo for larger image.


Oct. 18, 2014: David 'Pelon' Stirling & Ignacio Laprida battle for possession of the ball in the opening game of the 121 Hurlingham Open.
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Oct. 18, 2014: Adolfo Cambiaso sending the ball towards goal in the opening game of the 121 Hurlingham Open. Click Photo for larger image.




Oct. 18, 2014: Adolfo Cambiaso in control of the ball in the opening game of the 121 Hurlingham Open. Click Photo for larger image


Oct. 18, 2014: Polo action in the opening game of the 121 Hurlingham Open, La Dolfina vs Miramar. Click Photos for larger images.



October 18, 2014: Opening game of the 121 Hurlingham Open with Juan Martin Nero along the sideboards for La Dolfina Hope Funds in
the game against Miramar. Click photo by Oscar Fridman for larger image.



Oct. 18, 2014: Adolfo Cambiaso of La Dolfina Hope Funds in the 121 Hurlingham Open. Click Photo for larger image.


October 18, 2014 Alegria ASSIST CARD vs La Aguada Las Monjitas Photos (before game suspended):


Oct. 18, 2014: Hilario Ulloa of Alegria ASSIST CARD in the 121 Hurlingham Open game against La Aguada Las Monjitas. Click Photo for larger image


Oct. 18, 2014: Polo action of Alegria ASSIST CARD vs La Aguada Las Monjitas in the 121 Hurlingham Open. Click Photo for larger image.


Oct. 18, 2014: Rain takes control of the field, suspending the Alegria ASSIST CARD vs La Aguada Las Monjitas game at the end of the
4th chukker in the 121 Hurlingham Open. Click Photo for larger image
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Oct. 18, 2014: Rain-soaked horses & grooms wait, but officials suspend the Alegria ASSIST CARD vs La Aguada Las Monjitas game at the end of the
4th chukker in the 121 Hurlingham Open. Click Photos for larger image
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Teams Entered in the 121 Hurlingham Open:

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: Gonzalo Deltour 7, Valerio Zubiaurre (h) 7, Ignacio Laprida 7 y Santiago Toccalino 7. Total: 28.

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.

Zone B

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. 

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.



La Dolfina Hope Funds polo team, the 2013 defending champions of the Hurlingham Open HSBC

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