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116th Argentine Polo Open in Palermo
Teams & Handicaps:

A Zone
Ellerstina Etiqueta Negra: Facundo Pieres 10, Gonzalo Pieres (Jr) 10, Pablo Mac Donough 10, Juan Martín Nero 10. Total: 40.
Pilará Piaget: Agustín Merlos 10, Santiago Chavanne 8, Sebastián Merlos 9,  Marcos Heguy 10. Total: 37.
Indios Chapaleufú II: Alberto Heguy (Jr) 8, Ignacio Heguy 9, David Stirling (Jr) 8, Eduardo Heguy 9. Total: 34.
Alegría Air France: Frederick Mannix (Jr) 6, Francisco Bensadón 8, Juan I. Merlos 9, Luke Tomlinson 8. Total: 31.

B Zone
La Dolfina Peugeot: Adolfo Cambiaso (Jr) 10, Lucas Monteverde (Jr) 10, Mariano Aguerre 10, Bartolomé Castagnola 10. Total: 40.
La Aguada Tupungato Winelands: Javier Novillo Astrada 9, Eduardo Novillo Astrada (Jr) 9, Miguel Novillo Astrada 10, Ignacio Novillo Astrada 9. Total: 37.
Chapa Uno Hope Funds: Rodrigo Ribeiro de Andrade 8, Hilario Ulloa 8, Bautista Heguy 9, Francisco de Narváez (Jr) 9. Total: 34.
El Paraíso: Guillermo Caset (Jr) 8, Ignacio Toccalino 8, Mariano González 8, Alejandro Novillo Astrada 7. Total: 31.

Fixture:

Saturday, 14 of November 2009 (A Zone)
2:30pm – Field #2: Ellerstina vs. Alegría (1)
5:00pm – Field #1: Pilará vs. Indios Chapaleufú II (2)

Sunday, 15 of November 2009 (B Zone)
2:30pm – Field #2: La Dolfina vs. El Paraíso (3)
5:00pm – Field #1: La Aguada vs. Chapa Uno (4)

Saturday, 21 of November 2009 (A Zone)
2:30pm – Field #2: Winner (2) vs. Loser (1)
5:00pm – Field #1: Winner (1) vs. Loser (2)

Sunday, 22 of November 2009 (B Zone)
2:30pm – Field #2: Winner (4) vs. Loser (3)
5:00pm – Field #1: Winner (3) vs. Loser (4)

Saturday, 28 of November 2009 (A Zone)
2:30pm – Field #2: Loser (1) vs. Loser (2)
5:00pm – Field #1: Winner (1) vs. Winner (2)

Sunday, 29 of November 2009 (B Zone)
2:30pm – Field #2: Loser (3) vs. Loser (4)
5:00pm – Field #1: Winner (3) vs. Winner (4)

Saturday, 5 of December 2009
116th Argentine Polo Open Final
5:00pm – Field #1: 1st place A Zone vs. 1st place B Zone


Polo by Federico Cendoya: Some history

In 1876, James Gordon Bennett brings POLO to the United States.

Starting 1886, British and American teams begin to compete among themselves. This very year, they played for the first time the Westchester Cup, won by the English team. They were led by the renowned John Watson, an officer in the British Cavalry.

In 1872, Horace Clogrenane brings POLO to Ireland and founds the All Ireland Polo, where John Watson also played.

In 1876, Thomas St. Quintin brings POLO to Australia. He is considered the father of the Australian POLO.

On August 30, 1875 the first POLO match is held in Argentina, and it is played at the Estancia (ranch) Negrete. To celebrate such occasion, Mr. David Shenanan and C.H. Krabbe, owners of this Estancia, invited many ladies and gentlemen of the city of Buenos Aires to come. The Estancia Negrete was located 100 miles from Buenos Aires, so the guests had to take a long trip by train to Villanueva. From there, they had to travel by horse carts another 10 miles to the event.

Handicaps started first in the United States in 1888 and in England by 1910. Today, over 77 countries play POLO around the world.

Also, POLO was an Olympic sport from 1900 until 1939, when it was played for the last time in Berlin. POLO was included in five occasions at the Olympic Games (1900, 1908, 1920, 1924 and 1936). It is also likely to be included as a Guest Sport at the Olympic Games in London 2012.
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Polo por Federico Cendoya: Algo de historia

En el año 1876 James Gordon Bennett lleva el polo a los Estados Unidos y a partir de 1886, equipos ingleses y americanos empezaron a competir entre ellos. Ese año se juega por primera vez la Westchester Cup, ganada por el equipo ingles guiado por el famoso John Watson, oficial de la caballería británica.

En el año 1872, Horace of Clogrenane lleva el polo a Irlanda y funda el All Ireland Polo, donde también jugó John Watson.

En 1876 Thomas St. Quintín lleva al polo a Australia donde se lo considera el padre del polo australiano.
El 30 de Agosto de 1875 se juega en la estancia Negrete en Buenos Aires, Argentina, el primer partido de polo que se tenga noticia en ese país. El Sr. David Shenanan y C.H. Krabbe, dueños de dicha estancia invitan a numerosas damas y caballeros de la ciudad de Buenos Aires que llegan a la estación de Villanueva ya que Negrete está ubicado a 12km para dicho evento.

Los handicaps empezaron en los Estados Unidos en 1888 y en Inglaterra en 1910. Hoy más de 77 países juegan al polo y fue deporte olímpico desde 1900 hasta 1939 cuando se jugó por última vez en Berlín.

El polo se ha incluido en cinco ediciones de los Juegos Olímpicos (1900, 1908, 1920, 1924 y 1936). Además es probable que sea incluido como invitado en los Juegos Olímpicos de Londres 2012.
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History of Polo School by Federico Cendoya

The cradle of Polo is in Persia around the VI century AD, where it had been conceived for the training of young officers of the cavalry. Initially, it include up to 100 people per team, as if it were a small battle. It eventually developed into an important sport in Iran for the nobility as well as their wives. According to historical anecdotes, the name "polo" is said to be taken from the word "pulu" that identified the tree from which the wood be used to make the balls.

Polo expands from Persia to other parts of Asia, and especially takes root in India, where we can say that modern polo developed. The English officials saw it being played for the first time in the State of Manipur, India, where the oldest surviving polo field in the world can be found.

It was in those territories where the English officials became acquainted with and eventually adopted the sport. They took it to England, where the first modern polo match was played between two teams of the British Cavalry in 1869. Not much later, the Hurlingham Polo Association in London was founded, that would establish the definitive rules of polo, the same ones that, with some modification, are still used today.
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Historia del Polo por Federico Cendoya

El Polo tiene su cuna en Persia alrededor del siglo 6to AC, donde se lo había concebido como un entrenamiento para los jóvenes oficiales de caballería. En un principio se llego a jugar hasta 100 personas por equipo como si fuera una pequeña batalla. Llegó a ser un deporte importante en Irán donde lo jugaban los nobles y también sus mujeres. Según se dice su nombre fue tomado de la palabra “pulu’ que servia para designar el árbol de donde se sacaba la madera para hacer las bochas.

El polo paso de Persia a otras partes de Asia, especialmente se arraigó en la India de donde podemos decir que viene el polo moderno. Los oficiales Ingleses lo vieron jugar por primera vez en Manipur (estado de la India) donde se encuentra la cancha más vieja del mundo.

En esas tierras fue donde los oficiales Ingleses conocieron y adoptaron este deporte, lo llevaron a Inglaterra, donde se jugó el primer partido de polo de nuestra era entre dos equipos de la caballería británica en el año 1869. No mucho después se creó la Hurlingham Polo Association en Londres, que habría de establecer las reglas definitivas del polo, las mismas que con variantes todavía se usan hoy.
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Polo Tournaments - Polo Days News

La Bamba de Areco, 2009 Champions of the Gold Cup
La Bamba de Areco: 13
Dubai: 10

The Veuve Clicquot Gold Cup
Cowdray Park Polo Club

La Bamba de Areco:
Jean Francois Decaux (0 Handicap)
Gonzalo Pieres Jr (10 Handicap)
Facundo Pieres (10 Handicap)
Tomas Garbarini Islas (1 Handicap)
Total Handicap: 21

Dubai:
Rashid Albwardy (0 Handicap)
Martin Valent (4 Handicap)
Cristian Laprida (7 Handicap)
Adolfo Cambiaso (10 Handicap)
Total Handicap: 21

 

 

Ellerstina, 2008 Champions of the Palermo Open
In the 115th Argentine Open in Palermo, Ellerstina edged La Dolfina 13 - 12,
with a goal from Gonzalo Pieres (Jr) in the overtime chukker.
Congratulations to Ellerstina for winning the 2008 Argentine (Palermo) Open.

The 115th Argentine Open in Palermo
Players, Handicap and Goals

Ellerstina:
Facundo Pieres (10 Handicap), 8 goals
Gonzalo Pieres (Jr) (10 Handicap), 2 goals
Pablo Mac Donough (10 Handicap), 2 goals
Juan Martin Nero (9 Handicap), 1 goal

La Dolfina:
Adolfo Cambiaso (10 Handicap), 7 goals
Lucas Monteverde (10 Handicap), 2 goals
Mariano Aguerre (10 Handicap), 3 goals
Bartolome Castagnola (10 Handicap), 0 goals

 

 


El Venado Polo School, Leader Again in the Field

El Venado Polo School is the first school in Argentina to offer an arena polo field. This new facility, along with the wooden horse, allows guests to make full use of their stay despite weather conditions. As a result, students and guests are practically guaranteed to improve their riding and playing skills during their stay at El Venado.

full size, tournament polo fields
full size, tournament polo fields
full size, tournament polo fields


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