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
La Aguada
Javier Novillo Astrada9
Eduardo Novillo Astrada9
Miguel Novillo Astrada9
Ignacio Novillo Astrada9
Total36
La Dolfina
Adolfo Cambiaso10
David Stirling9
Pablo MacDonough10
Juan Martin Nero10
Total39
Pilará
Bautista Heguy8
Tomas Garcia del Rio8
Hilario Ulloa9
Cristian Laprida8
Total33
Division Zone B
Ellerstina
Facundo Pieres 10
Gonzalo Pieres 10
Nicolas Pieres 8
Ignacio Heguy 9
Total37
Estancia Grande
Augustin Merlos9
Lucas Monteverde9
Sebastian Merlos9
Bartolome Castagnola9
Total36
Indios Chapaleufú II
Alberto Heguy8
Julio Arellano9
Alejandro Novillo Astrada8
Eduardo Heguy8
Total33

Tortugas Open 2011 Schedule & Results

Tuesday September 27, 2011, 4pmLa Aguada12vs8Pilará
Wednesday September 28, 2011, 4pmEstancia Grande17vs18Indios Chapaleufú II
Saturday October 1st, 2011, 4pmLa Dolfina17vs9Pilará
Sunday October 2nd, 2011, 4pmEllerstina17vs12Estancia Grande
Sunday October 9, 2011, 4pmEllerstina19vs8Indios Chapaleufú II
Monday October 10, 2011, 4pm
La Dolfina10
vs9
La Aguada
Tortugas Open Final
Saturday October 15, 2011 at 4pm -
Watch live on ESPN3.com
Ellerstina14vs13La Dolfina


View Palermo - Buenos Aires, Argentina in a larger map