Tonkawa downs CT Energia, 11-9 in the Joe Barry Memorial Cup

10-goaler Gonzalito Pieres scored eight times in the Tonkawa victory.
(Photo by Alex Pacheco)

Brazilian 8-goaler Rodrigo Andrade looked like the player who won the 2013 Queens Cup and British Open while 10-goaler Gonzalito Pieres looked like the real thing as they led Tonkawa (Jeff Hildebrand, Gonzalito Pieres, Rodrigo Andrade and Tomas Alberdi)  to an 11-9 win over CT Energia (Alessandro Bazzoni, Kris Kampsen, Joao Ganon and Nick Manifold) […]

2013 Argentine Open finals set-La Dolfina vs. Alegria

10-goaler Adolfo Cambiaso led the La Dolfina attack with 13 goals in the 20-13 win.

The final of the 2013 Argentine Open Championships has been set.  Following La Dolfina’s (Adolfo Cambiaso, Pelon Stirling, Pablo MacDonough and Juan Martín Nero) 20-13 win over La Natividad (Sapo Caset, Nachi Heguy, Rodrigo Andrade and Lolo Castagnola), La Dolfina will meet Alegría (Polito Pieres, Lucas Monteverde, Hilario Ulloa and Frederick Mannix) on Saturday, December […]

La Dolfina wins, 15-10; Magual upsets La Natividad, 14-12

Palermo, the cathedral of polo, in Buenos Aires.

There was no hesitation in the performance of La Dolfina (Adolfo Cambiaso, Pelon Stirling, Pablo MacDonough and Juan Martín Nero) Sunday afternoon at Palermo as they scored four consecutive goals and took a 4-0 lead after the first chukker of 2013 Argentine Open play against La Aguada/Las Monjitas (Lucas James, Magoo Laprida, Eduardo Novillo Astrada […]

La Dolfina continues to win; La Natividad beats La Aguada/Las Monjitas

L to R-Eduardo Novillo Astrada and Rodrigo Astrada on the field in Argentine Open play.

La Dolfina (Adolfo Cambiaso, Pelon Stirling, Pablo MacDonough and Juan Martín Nero) scored their eighth consecutive high-goal win of the 2013 Argentine high-goal season Sunday afternoon as they strolled past an out-gunned Magual (Alejandro Muzzio, Ignacio Toccalino, Marcos Di Paola and Jaime Huidobro) lineup, 15-9, but received some resistance early in the game. A tentative […]

Ellerstina beats La Natividad 16-13 earns Hurlingham Open final berth

Ellerstina 10-goaler Mariano Aguerre.

Eduardo Novillo Astrada had already hit the ground and Magual (Alejandro Muzzio, Ignacio Toccalino, Marcos Di Paola and Jaime Huidobro) had taken a 3-2 lead over La Aguada – Las Monjitas (Lucas James, Magoo Laprida, Eduardo Novillo Astrada, Alejandro Novillo Astrada) when the game was suspended at the 6:30 mark due to dangerous field conditions.  […]

Ellerstina and La Natividad win; will meet in Saturday’s semifinals

Facundo Pieres scored ten times in the Ellerstina win in Hurlingham Open play.

In a slow starting opening chukker of play Tuesday afternoon at the Hurlingham Club in Buenos Aires, Argentina, La Natividad (Sapo Caset, Nachi Heguy, Rodrigo Andrade and Lolo Castagnola) scored the only goal of the first period for a humbling 1-0 lead over Magual (Alejandro Muzzio, Ignacio Toccalino, Marcos Di Paola and Jaime Huidobro) in […]

Ellerstina handles Magual, 17-12; La Natividad wins in OT

La Natividad scores an overtime win over La Aguada/Las Monjitas in Hurlingham Open play.

Ellerstina/Piaget (Facundo Pieres, Gonzalito Pieres, Mariano Aguerre and Nicolás Pieres) looked to be recovering from their Tortugas Open final loss as they charged out to a 3-0 lead over Magual (Alejandro Muzzio, Ignacio Toccalino, Marcos Di Paola and Jaime Huidobro) in the first chukker of Hurlingham Open at the Hurlingham Club in Buenos Aires, but […]

La Dolfina decimates La Natividad, 16-6, to earn final berth

2013 La Dolfina polo team L to R-Juan Martin Nero, Pablo MacDonough, Pelon Stirling and Adolfo Cambiaso.

La Dolfina (Adolfo Cambiaso, Pelon Stirling, Pablo MacDonough and Juan Martín Nero) got off to a slow start in the last semifinal of the 2013 Tortugas Open in Buenos Aires but started to gel halfway through the opening chukker.  Three La Dolfina goals were answered by a pair of scoring efforts by La Natividad (Sapo […]

Ellerstina/Piaget earns Tortugas Open final berth

L to R-Ellerstina/Piaget-Facumndo Pieres, Gonzalito Pieres, Mariano Aguerre and Nicolas Pieres.

They didn’t come out of the blocks looking like the 2012 defending Tortugas Open championship team that is looking for their seventh consecutive title as the fell behind 4-0 after the first two chukkers of play.  Ellerstina/Piaget (Facundo Pieres, Gonzalito Pieres, Mariano Aguerre and Nicolás Pieres) bounced back to outscore Alegria (Pablo Pieres, Lucas Monteverde, […]

La Natividad rallies to beat La Aguada/Las Monjitas, 12-9

La Natividad team captain, 9-goaler Lolo Castagnola.

A talent-laden La Natividad (Sapo Caset, Nachi Heguy, Rodrigo Andrade and Lolo Castagnola) foursome trailed a veteran La Aguada/Las Monjitas lineup (Agustin Merlos, Magoo Laprida, Eduardo Novillo Astrada, Alejandro Novillo Astrada) for four chukkers before rallying past them for a 12-9 win in Tortugas Open play in Buenos Aires this afternoon. La Aguada/Las Monjitas took […]

Andrade’s handicap raised to 9-goals in England

Brazilian 8-goaler Rodrigo Andrade had his handicap raised to 9-goals in England by the Hurlingham Polo Association.

Some key handicap changes were made to high profile players who are regulars at Florida’s International Polo Club.  Those handicap changes include Sapo Caset’s handicap being lowered from 10-goals to 9-goals, and Pite Merlos having his 9-goal handicap lowered to 8-goals.  Brazil’s Rodrigo Andrade saw his handicap elevated from 8-goals to 9-goals following his part […]

Zacara beats Dubai 11-8, wins the British Open

Zacara-winners of the 2013 British Open, L to R-Facundo Pieres, Lyndon Lea, Rodrigo Andrade and Matt Perry
(Photo courtesy of Eduardo Heguy)

By Alex Webbe Adolfo Cambiaso scored the first goal of the game for Dubai (Rashid Albwardy, Nico Pieres, Adolfo Cambiaso and Alex White), but that was the only time that Zacara (Facundo Pieres, Lyndon Lea, Rodrigo Andrade and Matt Perry) trailed all day as the rang up their second British Open Championship in the last […]

British Open finals set-Zacara vs. Dubai

Dubai 10-goaler, Adolfo Cambiaso

If Zacara (Facundo Pieres, Lyndon Lea, Rodrigo Andrade and Matt Perry) thought it was going to be easy sailing Thursday afternoon in semifinal action of the Veuve Clicquot Gold Cup for the British Open against Talandracas (Edouard Carmignac, Juan Martin Nero, Lucas James and Juan Jauretche) at Cowdray Park, they were sadly mistaken.  The magical […]

Zacara and Dubai advance to Gold Cup semifinals

Dubai 10-goaler, Adolfo Cambiaso

It was brother against brother Sunday afternoon on the polo grounds of Lord Milford Haven’s Great Trippetts farm as Zacara (Facundo Pieres, Lyndon Lea, Rodrigo Andrade and Matt Perry) and La Bamba de Areco (Jean Francois Decaux, Polito Pieres, Gonzalito Pieres and Ollie Cudmore) faced off in quarterfinal action of the 2013 Veuve Clicquot Gold […]

Les Lions scorch Salkeld; Zacara handles Twelve Oaks, 11-9

10-goaler Facundo Pieres and 9-goaler Sebastian Merlos are tied for high scorer with 11 goals apiece.

Les Lions scorched Salkeld, 11-2, in a face-saving contest at the Cowdray Park Polo Club in Veuve Clicquot Gold Cup competition Thursday afternoon.  Salkeld (Nick Clarke, James Beim, Miguel Novillo Astrada and Max Routledge) and Les Lions (Henry Fisher, Agustin Merlos, Sebastian Merlos and Clinton McCarthy playing for Joachim Gottschalk) put their 1-2 records on […]