Tortugas Open 2011
Tortugas Country Club
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Wellington Polo provides schedules & results of the 2011 Tortugas Open. The Tortugas open is the 1st of the Triple Crown Polo tournaments followed by the Hurlingham Open and the Argentine open played in Buenos Aires, Argentina. They are the most prestigious & highest ranked polo tournaments played in the world featuring the best polo players & horses.
October 15, 2011 Update: Ellerstina Etiqueta Negra defeats La Dolfina Dubai 14-13 with 2 seconds left on the clock to win the 2011 Tortugas Open. View Slideshow Below!
Shown Above: The Winning Team, Ellerstina Etiqueta Negra polo team from left, Facundo Pieres, Nico Pieres, Gonzalito Pieres, and Nachi Heguy. An Outstanding comeback as defending champions Ellerstina Etiqueta Negra defeats La Dolfina Dubai 14-13 with just 2 seconds left on the clock, winning the 2011 Tortugas Open. Winning goal by Gonzalito Pieres.
Photo by Leandro Cánepa www.LCPhotodesign.com/Tortugas2011
At the start of the 6th chukker the score was 12-6 in favor of La Dolfina Dubai but by the end of the chukker Facundo Pieres scored 2 goals on penalties, Gonzalito Pieres scored twice in play & Nachi Heguy scored a goal bringing the score at the start of the 7th chukker to 13-11; La Dolfina Dubai only able to score once in the 6th chukker. In the 7th chukker, David Stirling Jr was able to defend a penalty shot by Facundo Pieres but another penalty against La Dolfina Dubai allowed Facundo another chance, tying the game 13-13. A whistle against Facundo with just over 40 seconds on the clock before the 30 second bell gave Cambiaso the chance to score on a penalty shot but Ellerstina was able to defend putting the ball back into play. As the clock wound down it seemed as if there would be overtime, but Gonzalito Pieres kept both control of the ball & his cool allowing him the right moment to score the winning goal with just 2 seconds left on the clock.
Featured above the Tortugas Open Finalists Ellerstina Etiqueta Negra (from Left: Facundo Pieres, Nico Pieres, Gonzalito Pieres, Nachi Heguy) & La Dolfina Dubai (from right: Adolfo Cambiaso, Juan Martin Nero, Pablo MacDonough, Pelon Stirling) Photo by Leandro Cánepa LCPhotodesign.com
Winning is so much fun! Defending Champions Ellerstina Etiqueta Negra enjoying their victory champagne. Photo by Leandro Cánepa LCPhotodesign.com
The Tortugas Open Finals are This Saturday October 15, 2011 at 4:00 pm - Ellerstina vs La Dolfina - Watch Live on ESPN3.com!
Tortugas Open: September 27 - October 16, 2011 (Handicap 34-40) Played at the Tortugas Country Club in Buenos Aires, Argentina
Tortugas Open 2011 Teams:
|Division Zone A|
|Javier Novillo Astrada||9|
|Eduardo Novillo Astrada||9|
|Miguel Novillo Astrada||9|
|Ignacio Novillo Astrada||9|
|Juan Martin Nero||10|
|Tomas Garcia del Rio||8|
|Division Zone B|
|Facundo Pieres ||10|
|Gonzalo Pieres ||10|
|Nicolas Pieres ||8|
|Ignacio Heguy ||9|
|Indios Chapaleufú II|
|Alejandro Novillo Astrada||8|
Tortugas Open 2011 Schedule & Results
|Tuesday September 27, 2011, 4pm||La Aguada||12||vs||8||Pilará|
|Wednesday September 28, 2011, 4pm||Estancia Grande||17||vs||18||Indios Chapaleufú II|
|Saturday October 1st, 2011, 4pm||La Dolfina||17||vs||9||Pilará|
|Sunday October 2nd, 2011, 4pm||Ellerstina||17||vs||12||Estancia Grande|
|Sunday October 9, 2011, 4pm||Ellerstina||19||vs||8||Indios Chapaleufú II|
|Monday October 10, 2011, 4pm||La Dolfina||10||vs||9||La Aguada|
|Tortugas Open Final|
|Saturday October 15, 2011 at 4pm - |
Watch live on ESPN3.com