73rd Argentine Pato (Horseball) Championship
The Final of the 73rd Argentine Pato (Horseball) Championship (Abierto Argentino de Pato), the most important tournament of this sport in Argentina, will take place on Sunday, December 14th, 2014 at the Campo Argentino de Polo in Palermo, at 4 PM..
The preliminary stages of the tournament took place at the Campo Argentino de Pato, in Campo de Mayo (Buenos Aires), with the participation of the best players of our National Sport. Pato (Horseball) is a traditional Argentine equestrian sport, practiced since the beginning of the XVII century, and declared as Argentina's National Sport in 1953. "Pato" is an exciting game that combines polo and basketball, and in which two teams made up of 4 players each, by a series of passes and combinations to elude their adversaries, try to introduce the "Pato" (Duck) through a vertical ring. The rings, located at the center of each end of the field, are 1 meter (3.3 ft) diameter, and are located on 2.4 m (7.9 ft) high poles. The "Pato" is a ball with six handles. The player that is in possession of the "Pato" must hold it and ride with his right arm extended, offering the rivals the opportunity to steal it.
Pato is a similar, but earlier version, of the game of Horseball played in France, Portugal, and other countries.
The Campo Argentino de Polo is located on Av. del Libertador & Dorrego, Palermo.
Tickets will be on sale at the stadium on the same day, from 2 pm.