La Dolfina has won this year’s 120th Argentine Open Polo title, scoring 16-11 over Alegria in six chukkas.
The Campeonato Argentino Abierto de Polo tournament over the weekend marks the pinnacle of the Royal Salute World Polo Series, where the final is always passionately fought, and features some of the world’s best players, including, Adolfo Cambiaso and Pablo Mac Donough, both 10 goal players, who ultimately ensured La Dolfina took the title of ‘best polo team in the world’.
With every chukka courageously battled, La Dolfina took a 2-1 lead over Alegria in the first chukka, with Cambiaso scoring the first goal of the final. Alegria fought to catch up, and at the end of the fourth chukka, teams equalised with a score of eight-all. La Dolfina started to pull away in the sixth chukka which led to the final score of 16-11.
This display of elite sportsmanship drew a discerning crowd of 20,000 from Argentina and all over the world. Guests of Royal Salute were hosted by English International professional polo player, Malcolm Borwick and Torquhil Ian Campbell, the 13th Duke of Argyll. Also in attendance was guest of honour Johannes Huebl, the high profile German model and photographer known for his discerning taste and artistic eye for photography. Johannes captured imagery of the final to reveal the sportsmanship, skill and passion behind the game.
The tournament is the penultimate fixture in the Royal Salute World Polo Series for 2013, showcasing the brand’s commitment to the most prestigious international polo events across the Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe and the Middle East.