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La Dolfina returns to 40 goals in Argentine handicap changes

18 Dic
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La Dolfina celebrates winning the Argentine Triple Crown this year. Courtesy of Royal Salute

Pelon Stirling returns to ten goals, while Mariano Aguerre drops to nine.

THE ARGENTINE POLO ASSOCIATION has announced its end-of-season handicap changes.

La Dolfina’s David “Pelon” Stirling has been raised to ten goals, having dropped from ten to nine in last year’s end-of-season changes. Miguel Novillo Astrada has also gone up to ten goals, following a successful season playing for La Aguada, giving Argentina seven 10-goal players in total.

Ellerstina’s Mariano Aguerre has been lowered from ten to nine goals, following the team’s disappointing result in the Argentine Open.

This means that La Dolfina will once again field a 40-goal team in the 2014 Argentine season, while Ellerstina’s handicap drops to 38, if the line-up remains unchanged next year.

Alegria’s Fred Mannix and Polito Pieres have both been raised from eight to nine goals, giving the team a 36-goal line-up in 2014, if no changes are made.

Young British player Tommy Beresford has also had his handicap raised in Argentine moving from one to two.

Source: http://www.polotimes.co.uk

More about polo: www.argentinapoloday.com.ar

Alegria to play La Dolfina in Argentine Open final

5 Dic

Fred Mannix, whose Alegria side will contest Saturday’s Argentine Open final. By Polly Bryan

Defending champions Ellerstina out of the Open

La Dolfina and Alegria will meet in the final of the Argentine Open on Saturday.

Fred Mannix’s 34-goal Alegria side, which also features Polito Pieres, Hilario Ulloa and Lucas Monteverde, overcame defending champions Ellerstina 19-15 to claim their spot in the final, becoming the first team other than Ellerstina and La Dolfina to feature in the Open final since 2006.

But La Dolfina made certain of their place in the final for the ninth year in a row, with a 20-13 win over La Natividad yesterday. However, they could be without their full line-up for Saturday’s final, with an injured finger to Juan Martin Nero putting him in doubt for the final. In the event that he is unable to play the final, he will be replaced by Sebastian Merlos, who will play alongside the remaining La Dolfina team of Adolfo Cambiaso, Pablo MacDonough and Pelon Stirling.

The 120th Argentine Open final will be played at Palermo at 4.30pm local time (7.30pm UK time) on Saturday 7 December.

Source: http://www.polotimes.co.uk/

More about polo: www.argentinapoloday.com.ar

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