Polo: The Jockey Club Open Championship starts at San Isidro

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The magnificent fields of Buenos Aires Jockey Club, located in the town of San Isidro outside Buenos Aires, will host one of the 6 most important open tournaments in our country: the 44th Jockey Club Open Championship, that will take place from September 8th through September 20th, 2008.
Eleven teams, from 28 to 34 goals, will participate in the tournament, which boasts some of the most remarkable polo players from Argentina and abroad, including: Adolfo Cambiaso (Jr), Bartolomé Castagnola, Agustín Merlos and Bautista Heguy, four of the Argentine players with 10 goals of handicap, along with other great players such as: Juan Ignacio and Sebastián Merlos, Francisco de Narváez (Jr), brothers Ignacio and Eduardo Heguy, and Ignacio Novillo Astrada, among others.

Participating teams:
Chapa Uno: Bautista Heguy 10, Santiago Araya 7, Horacio S. Heguy 8 and Francisco de Narváez (Jr) 9. Total: 34.
La Dolfina Peugeot: Juan Chavanne 5, David Stirling (Jr) 7, Adolfo Cambiaso (Jr) 10 and Bartolomé Castagnola 10. Total: 32.
Alegría Park Hyatt: Frederick Mannix (Jr) 7, Jack Baillieu 8, Francisco Bensadón 8 and Luke Tomlinson 8. Total: 31.
Santa María de Lobos: Guillermo Caset (Jr) 8, Gerardo Collardin 7, Mariano González 8 and Diego Araya 8. Total: 31.
Trenque Lauquen: Hilario Ulloa 7, Juan A. García Grossi 7, Pablo Jauretche 8 and Jaime García Huidobro 8. Total: 30.
Washington / Prisa: Facundo Sola 6, Rubén Sola 7, Hernán Tasso 7 and Ignacio Novillo Astrada 9. Total: 29.
La Baronesa: Nicolás Pieres 6, Cristian Laprida (Jr) 7, Marcos Di Paola 8 and Alejandro Agote 8. Total: 29.
El Paraíso: Alejandro Novillo Astrada 7, Ignacio Toccalino 7, Julio Novillo Astrada 8 and Guillermo Willington 7. Total: 29.
Los Indios: Ignatius Du Plessis 5, Mariano Uranga 6, Alberto Heguy (Jr) 9 and Eduardo Heguy 9. Total: 29.
Villa Real: Roberto Villa Real 1, Sebastián Merlos 9, Juan I. Merlos 9 and Agustín Merlos 10. Total: 29.
Coronel Suárez: Stuart Erskine 7, Gastón Laulhé 7, Sebastián Harriott 7 and Juan Harriott 7. Total: 28.

Schedule:

Monday 8:
11.00 AM (C 6) Villa Real vs Coronel Suárez (1)
2.00 PM (C 2) Washington / Prisa vs El Paraíso (2)
3.30 PM (C 3) La Baronesa vs. Los Indios (3)

Wednesday 10:
3.00 PM (C 3) Chapa Uno vs Winner (1)
1.00 PM (C 2) Santa María de Lobos vs Trenque Lauquen

Thursday 11:
1.00 PM (C 3) Alegría Park Hyatt vs Winner (2)
3.00 PM (C 1) La Dolfina Peugeot vs Winner (3)

Saturday 13:
Semifinals

Sunday 14:
Semifinals

Saturday 20:
Final Buenos Aires Jockey Club Open Championship

Don´t miss the opportunity of attending this world class event. You can experience Polo the Argentine way. The Polo Day Tour includes transportation, bilingual guide, beverages and snacks. Make your reservation in advance. Small groups.
Email me: sandra@batravelguide.com

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