117th Argentine Open Polo Championship 2010

5:08 PM Sandra Gutrejde 10 Comments

Saturday, November 20, 2010, will mark the start of the most important polo tournament in the world, the 117th Argentine Open Polo Championship (Abierto Argentino de Polo, or simply "El Abierto"), that will take place until December 11, 2010. This tournament, held every year at the Campo Argentino de Polo in Palermo (Av. del Libertador & Dorrego), brings together the best polo players in the world, and it is one of the oldest and most prestigious events in the international polo calendar. It is also one of the main social events in Buenos Aires.

"Abonos" (full set of tickets for the 7 dates) for the 117h Argentine Polo Open are on sale through Ticketek Argentina until November 19th, 2010. Tickets for the individual matches will continue, subject to availability after the sale of the "abonos", from November 20h to December 11th, 2010. Tickets for the main matches and the best seats can get sold out in just a few hours, specially for the final match on December 11th.

Participating teams:

Zone A:
La Dolfina Peugeot: Adolfo Cambiaso (Jr) 10, Lucas Monteverde (Jr) 10, David Stirling 9, Bartolomé Castagnola 10. Total: 39.
Pilará Piaget: Agustín Merlos 9, Santiago Chavanne 8, Sebastián Merlos 9, Marcos Heguy 10. Total: 36.

Chapa Uno Hope Funds: Bautista Heguy 9, Hilario Ulloa 9, Juan Ignacio Merlos 9, Matías Mac Donough 8. Total: 35.
Sao José: Pablo Pieres (Jr) 7, Nicolás Pieres 7, Rodrigo Ribeiro de Andrade 8, Jaime García Huidobro 8. Total: 30. 

Zone B:
Ellerstina Etiqueta Negra: Facundo Pieres 10, Gonzalo Pieres (Jr) 10, Pablo Mac Donough 10, Juan Martín Nero 10. Total: 40.

Indios Chapaleufú II: Alberto Heguy (Jr) 8, Ignacio Heguy 9, Matias Magrini 8, Eduardo Heguy 9. Total: 34.
Alegría Air France: Frederick Mannix (Jr) 6, Francisco Bensadón 8,  Mariano Aguerre 10, Francisco de Narvaez (Jr) 9 Total: 34.
La Aguada BMW: Javier Novillo Astrada 9, Eduardo Novillo Astrada (Jr) 9, Miguel Novillo Astrada 10, Ignacio Novillo Astrada 9. Total: 37.


Date 1
Saturday, November 20 (Zone A):
2:00 PM: La Dolfina 18 vs Sao Jose 12
4.30 PM: Pilará 19 vs Chapa Uno 9

Date 2
Sunday, November 21 (Zone B):
2:00 PM: Ellerstina 15 vs Alegria 6
4:30 PM: La Aguada 20 vs Indios Chapaleufu II 10 

Date 3
Saturday, November 27:
2:00 PM: San Jose 12 vs Pilara 18
4:30 PM: La Dolfina 16 vs Chapa Uno 13

Date 4
Sunday, November 28
2:00 PM: Alegria 12 vs La Aguada 15
4:30 PM: Ellerstina 19 vs Indios Chapaleufu II 9

Date 5
Saturday, December 4 
2:00 PM: San Jose 12 vs Chapa Uno 16
4:30 PM: La Dolfina 17 vs Pilara 11

Date 6
Sunday, December 5
2:00 PM: Alegria 16 vs Indios Chapaleufu II 19
4:30 PM: Ellerstina 14 vs La Aguada 11

Saturday, December 11
MVP: Juan Martin Nero
Highest Goal Scorer in the tournament: Adolfo Cambiaso (43)
Best mounted player in the Final: Gonzalo Pieres Jr

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  1. Anonymous11/10/2010

    What type of social events take place during the polo championship in palermo? and are they open to the public or invite only type events?

  2. People just stay and socialize at the Polo Field, and there's also an event open to the public that will be taking place on the first week of the tournament:

  3. Anonymous11/17/2010

    I am looking to buy tickets the day of (this Saturday, opening day) at the gate. Should I buy them ahead of time or is it safe to assume bleacher seats will not sell out?


  4. For the first weekend you won't have any problems finding tickets available at the gate, specially for bleacher seats which rarely sell out, even on the last dates. The box offices in the stadium open early in the morning the day of the game in case you want to secure your tickets in advance. It is a good idea to buy the tickets, go have lunch at a nice place in Las Canitas, and return for the 2pm game.

  5. Anonymous11/18/2010

    How much are the prices for tickets? Also can u get a ticket for both games or do u have to buy them separate? ie. can u get a ticket for the 2pm and 4pm game??

  6. The prices of tickets depend on date and location, they are all listed at ticketek.com.ar website.
    One ticket is good for both matches of the date, you can use it for one or both, but you can't buy them separate.

  7. Anonymous11/19/2010

    What is the dress code?

  8. There's no dress code, in fact it is very informal, jeans, nice tops, summer dresses, polo t-shirts, anything is ok. Just make sure to take a hat and sunscreen if you are going to be seating in the sun (Dorrego side).

  9. Anonymous12/08/2010

    What time is the finals match on dec 11? I can't seem to find it.

  10. It will be at 4:30 PM