Polo: 2016 Tortugas Country Club Open Polo Championship


The fixture for the traditional Tortugas Country Club Open Polo Championship has been announced. This is the first of the three great Polo Open Championships in the Official Spring Season of the Argentine Polo Association that make up the honorable "Triple Crown" of Argentine Polo, together with the 123rd Hurlingham Club Open and the 123rd Argentine Open in Palermo that will be played later this year.

Tortugas Open will kick off on Tuesday, September 27h, 2016, with the participation of the six teams with the highest handicap in the world, that will be disputing the Emilio de Anchorena Cup,

Participating Teams:

League A
La Dolfina: Adolfo Cambiaso Jr 10, David Stirling Jr 10, Pablo Mac Donough 10, Juan Martín Nero 10. Total: 40.
La Aguada Las Monjitas: Alejandro Novillo Astrada 8, Eduardo Novillo Astrada Jr 9, Miguel Novillo Astrada 9, Ignacio Novillo Astrada 9. Total: 35.
La Mariana: Agustín Merlos 9, Ignacio Toccalino 9, Ignacio Heguy 9, Santiago Toccalino 8. Total 35.

League B
Ellerstina: Pablo Pieres 10, Facundo Pieres 10, Gonzalo Pieres Jr 10, Nicolás Pieres 9. Total: 39
Alegría: Guillermo Caset 10, Hilario Ulloa 10, Lucas Monteverde Jr 9, Frederick Mannix Jr 8. Total: 37.
Washington: Diego Cavanagh 8, Ezequiel Martinez F 8, Facundo Sola. 8, Alfredo Capella B 9. Total: 34.

Fixture of matches:

Tuesday, September 27 (Match 1) - League A
1:00 pm: La Aguada Las Monjitas vs La Mariana

Tuesday, September 27 (Match 2) - League B 
3. 30 pm: Alegria vs Washington

Saturday, October 1 (Match 3) - League A
3:30 pm: La Dolfina vs Loser Match 1

Sunday, October 2  (Match 4) - League B
3:30 pm: Ellerstina vs Loser Match 2

Saturday, October 8 (Match 5) - League A
3:30 pm: La Dolfina vs Winner Match 1

Sunday, October 9 (Match 6) - League B
3:30 pm: Ellerstina vs Winner Match 2

Saturday,  October 15 - FINAL 
3:30 pm COPA EMILIO ANCHORENA
Winner League A vs Winner League B

The schedule is subject to change depending on weather conditions. Check on this post online for updates in case of rain.

All matches will be played on the fields of Tortugas Country Club, Ruta Panamericana Ramal Pilar km. 38.5.

Don´t miss the opportunity of attending this world class event and experience Polo the Argentine way. Contact me so I can arrange transportation for you (at least 24 hours in advance) or a full Polo package.

Buenos Aires celebrates Kosher food and traditions


As part of the Rosh Hashanah celebrations, the government of the city of Buenos Aires organizes a Fair celebrating Kosher traditions that will be held on Sunday, September 25th, 2016, from 12 noon, at Plaza Uruguay, Av. Figueroa Alcorta & Tagle, with more than 50 stands offering a wide selection of products like books, crafts, paintings, and information about community activities, tourism, and Jewish shows.
There will be stands offering typical dishes from the traditional European and Mid-Eastern Jewish gastronomy, like knishes, shawarma, falafel, pastrami and bagles, and many other options in kosher food and information on Kosher hotels in the city.
Musical shows will be presented in the big stage.

The event will be suspended in case of rain.
Free entrance

Immigrants Day Celebration 2016


The Government of the City of Buenos Aires celebrates Immigrant´s Day with an open air Festival at the park Facundo Quiroga, opposite the Rose Garden and next to the Planetarium Galileo Galilei (Av. Sarmiento & Figueroa Alcorta), on Saturday, September 24, 2016.
Groups representing the different communities that reside in the city of Buenos Aires will offer their typical dances, gastronomy and culture, in an event for the whole family.
The celebrations will start at 1.00 pm.
This year the Festival will be organized in sectors that will represent the different continents, and within each sector there will be villages that will showcase the culture of the countries in each continent.
Dance and music shows by numerous artists from over 50 communities will be presented throughout the day.
There will be stands offering typical crafts, regional products, and traditional food and drinks.


Italian Festival Al Dente 2016


The fourth edition of the gastronomic, artistic and cultural festival "Al Dente! Día de la Italianidad en Argentina" will be held on Sunday, September 25th, 2016, from 10 am to 7 pm, in the neighborhood of Colegiales, with free access to the public.
"Al Dente!" is a celebration of the Italian gastronomy, that also features cultural, artistic and musical activities. This year the Festival will be held on Av. Dorrego and Enrique Martínez, next to the Flea Market in the neighborhood of Colegiales.
During the whole day the neighborhood will be intervened to celebrate its Italian roots. Communal tables, activities for kids, food trucks, the "Bondi Gallery", market stalls offering Italian-Argentinian products are some of the attractions of Festival Al Dente!
Musical shows will be presented during the day, as well as special offers at the Italian restaurants around Palermo Hollywood.

The Jockey Club Polo Open 2016




The magnificent fields of Buenos Aires Jockey Club, located in the town of San Isidro, North of Buenos Aires, will be home of one of the most important polo tournaments in our country. On Friday, September 16th, 2016, the 52nd Jockey Club Open Championship opens the high handicap polo season in Argentina, with the participation of 5 teams with a handicap between 29 and 36 goals, three of which will play the Triple Crown of the Argentine Polo Association.

Participating teams:

La Aguada: Alejandro Novillo Astrada 8, Guillermo Caset Jr 10, Miguel Novillo Astrada 9, Ignacio Novillo Astrada 9. Total: 36.
Washington: Diego Cavanagh 8, Guillermo Terrera Jr 8, Facundo Sola 8, Alfredo Cappella Barabucci 9. Total: 33.
La Dolfina – El Paso: Adolfo Cambiaso Jr 10, Lía Salvo 2, Pablo Mac Donough 10, Juan Martín Nero 10. Total: 32.
Las Praderas: Juan Cruz Merlos 5, Ignacio Heguy 9, Agustín Merlos 9, Ignacio Toccalino 9. Total: 32.
Cría Yatay: Valerio Zubiaurre Jr 7, Cristian Laprida Jr 8, Joaquin Pittaluga 7, Ignacio Laprida 7. Total: 29.

Schedule:

Friday September 16
Quarterfinal
3.00 pm: Las Praderas vs Cria Yatay

Saturday September 17 
Semi Final 1
3.00 pm: Washington vs La Dolfina-El Paso

Sunday September 18
Semi Final 2
3.00 pm: La Aguada vs Winner Quarterfinal match

Saturday September 24
Final
3.00 pm:  La Dolfina-El Paso vs La Aguada

Free entrance.

The schedule is subject to change depending on weather conditions. Check for updates in case of rain.

Don´t miss the opportunity of attending this world class event and experience Polo the Argentine way. Contact me so I can arrange transportation for you.