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FUN FACTS ABOUT TODAY’S ARGENTINE OPEN FINALISTS

PoloChannel Staff | 12/02/17

The final of the 124th Argentine Open HSBC Polo Championship between perpetual rivals La Dolfina Sancor Seguros and Ellerstina Johor takes place today. Here are some interesting tidbits about the teams and players.

ARG OPEN TITLES (TEAM)

La Dolfina: 10

Ellerstina: 6 

ARG OPEN WINS (PLAYER)

Today’s 8 players combined 39 

La Dolfina:

Adolfo Cambiaso 13

Pablo Mac Donough 7

Juan Martín Nero 7

David Stirling 5

Ellerstina:

Facundo Pieres 3

Gonzalo Pieres 3

Nicolás Pieres 1

Pablo Pieres 0

MOST-WINNING TEAMS IN ARG OPEN 

#1 Coronel Suárez (25 titles)

#2 Hurlingham 15

#3 La Dolfina: 10

#7 (3-way tie) Ellerstina, La Espadaña, Indios Chapaleufú: 6

 

MOST RECENT ARG OPEN WINS

2016: La Dolfina def Elerstina 16-12

2012: Ellerstina def La Dolfina 12-10

MAJOR 2017 ARG SEASON WINS 

La Dolfina: Tortugas Open

Ellerstina:  Hurlingham Open 

NAME OF TOURNAMENT

Original name: River Plate Polo Championship (1893-1923)

Changed to Argentine Open Polo Championship (1924)

FOUNDERS OF TEAMS

La Dolfina: Adolfo Cambiaso and Bartolomé Castagnola (2000)

Ellerstina: Gonzalo Pieres and Kerry Packer (1992)

 

2017 TEAM HANDICAPS

La Dolfina 40

Ellerstina 39

2017 PLAYER HANDICAPS 

La Dolfina Sancor Seguros

Adolfo Cambiaso 10

David Stirling 10

Pablo Mac Donough 10

Juan M. Nero 10

Ellerstina Johor

Pablo Pieres 9

Gonzalo Pieres 10

Facundo Pieres 10

Nicolás Pieres 10

WATCH THE GAME TODAY

The 2017 Argentine Open final takes place today in Palermo at 4:30 p.m. local time (2:30 p.m. U.S. Eastern time). ESPN will live stream the game. You can watch on your phone or ipad: http://espni.go.com/player/video/ESPNPlayPolo/index.htm