• Polo Challenge Dominican Republic 2017

    The Caribbean Open has kicked off 

     

    The fourth and final tournament of the Polo Challenge RD 2017 began on Saturday at Casa de Campo. Four teams of up to 26 goals are participating on this Cup. Lechuza Caracas and Cinque Terre were the teams in charge of kicking off the tournament. 

     

    Both teams have had some changes on their line-ups, due to the fact that the last tournaments were up to 22 goals. Lolo James replaced Alfredo Vargas in Lechuza; while Cinque Terre now counts with Cubi Toccalino and Nacho Novillo Astrada that have replaced Juan Ambroggio and Toto Collardin. 

     

    The match kicked off even and open. But suddenly, Gonzalo Mendoza had to enter to step up for Alessandro Bazzoni who got injured. Thanks to the goals by Pelon Stirling and Santi Toccalino, the first chukka ended on a tie, 1-1. The second chukka couldn’t have been more different: Lechuza managed to impose their game and scored three goals. The chukka ended on 5-3 in favor of the Venezuelans. The second half of the game was rowdier and more even, the defenses and attacks from both teams were on point. The backs Nacho Novillo Astrada and Juanma Nero scored, and defined the game. Lechuza won this first match by 8-5.

     

    The Caribbean Open continues on Wednesday with the following match:Agualinda HPA vs Casa de Campo 

     
    TEAMS 

    Casa de Campo
    LEO MATOS
    FRANCISCO BENSADON
    SILVESTRE DONOVAN
    FRED MANNIX

    LechuzaCaracas
    VICTOR VARGAS
    ANDRES JAMES
    DAVID STIRLING
    JUAN MARTIN NERO

    Cinque Terre
    ALESSANDRO BAZZONI
    IGNACIO TOCCALINO
    SANTIAGO TOCCALINO
    IGNACIO NOVILLO ASTRADA 

    Agualinda HPA
    JULIAN MANNIX
    JUAN AMBROGGIO
    GONZALO DELTOUR
    GERARDO COLLARDIN

    Fixture

    Saturday, April 1st
    Lechuza Caracas vs. Cinque Terre

    Wednesday, April 5th
    Agualinda-HPA vs. Casa de Campo

    Saturday, April 8th 
    Casa de Campo vs. Cinque Terre
    Agualinda-HPA vs. Lechuza Caracas

    Wednesday April 12th
    Casa de Campo vs. Lechuza
    Cinque Terre vs. Agualinda-HPA

    Friday, April 14th 
    Subsidiary finals
    3 vs. 4

    Final Caribbean Open 
    1 vs. 2