The Nativity made history and became champion at the Hurlingham Open

The members of La Natividad celebrate the title obtained at the Hurlingham Open

The nativity was consecrated, made history and was crowned champion for the first time in a Triple Crown contest, by keeping the edition 128 Hurlingham Polo Open, after defeating in the final Holy Wall, by 14-8.

The decisive match was held on court number 1 of the Hurlingham Club, and the Cañuelas quartet, with 36 handicap goals, formed with Camilo Castagnola (9), Pablo Pieres (9), Bartolomé Castagnola (9) and the South African Ignatius du Plessis (9).

The goals of the brand new champion were contributed Forehead (3), Camilo Castagnola (9) and Bartolomé Castagnola (2). While the goals of the losing team were the work of Juan Martin Nero (4), Facundo Sola (2), Pablo Mac Donough (1) and William Caset (1).

For the first time since 2008, neither Ellerstina ni La Dolfina were protagonists of a definition of a contest premium at the domestic pole. Hurlingham’s previous final without those two teams was in the 2008 edition, when The Aguada defeated Pilará.

In it does individual, to Polito Forehead It was his fourth title at Hurlingham (the remaining three with Ellerstina in 2016, 17 and 18), while it was the first for Adolfo Cambiaso’s nephews. For his part, Life He was the top scorer of the match (9) and of the tournament, with 31.

It was a great game from the whole of The Nativity, with two absolutely unstoppable forwards like Life and Polito, a creator like Barto pulling the strings of the team and the usual solidity of Nachi Du Plessis. Those of Cañuelas began winning from the beginning and except when RS Wall of the Holy he got 3-4 when he averaged the fourth quarter, they always maintained an advantage of two or three goals, which increased with the passage of the chukkers.

The green-and-white team handcuffed their rival -which had Juanma Nero as his best value – and did not let him play his game. In 4 chukkers he could not convert and had a very low efficiency not only in shots on goal but also in the execution of fouls (50% in penalties and 0 in corners).

Thus, The nativity He achieved with great justice the title to the joy of papa “Lolo”, and is outlined as one of the candidates for the 128th Argentine Polo Open that will start in Palermo next November 12.


Javier Novillo Astrada Award for MVP: Pablo Pieres.

Fair Play Award to the Knight of Polo: Camilo Castagnola.

Daniel Kearney Cup (Hurlingham Club): Open Voina, played by Pablo Pieres.

AAP Award for the best horse in the final: Monkey Puzzle, also played by Pablo Pieres.

AACCP Award for the best registered player product: Latia Ramona, played by Bartolomé Castagnola (h).

The finalist RS Wall of the Holy received the Ravenscroft Cup of hands Jorge Anzorreguy, president of Tortugas CC; while The Ayrshire Cup was delivered to the champion team of The nativity by the Ambassador of Great Britain, Kirsty Hayes, together with the head of the Hurlingham Club, Fernando Kelly.


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