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Palermo Polo Open has just started and it is the most important Polo Tournament of the year. From November 15 to December 6, the country’s best polo clubs face each other to win the most prestigious trophy in the world. The polo tournament takes place at Palermo polo field, the “Campo Argentino de Polo”. Entrances start at AR$105.

Palermo Polo Open: a chance to see the best polo teams in the world

Buenos Aires Polo Tournament

Argentina is credited globally as the mecca of polo, mainly because Argentina is the country with the largest number ever of 10 handicap players in the world. In this years’ edition, one team only has a perfect 40 handicap: La Dolfina.

Palermo Polo Tournament: Beautiful horses and beautiful people

 

The polo tournament takes place at the Campo Argentino de Polo, in Palermo. Observing the people there is almost as fascinating as watching the polo match. Many luxury brands try to seduce the well-off, beautiful polo aficionados. Have a glass of champagne, put on your sunglasses and enjoy.

How does a polo match work?Polo Tournament

A polo match lasts 90 minutes and is divided into eight 7-minute periods called chukkers. There is a 4-minute interval between chukkers and a 10-minute half time. Usually, polo players change horses between each chukker.

Each team counts 4 players: one striker, one midfielder and two defenders.

For more basic facts about polo, see this oldest blog post: Polo Basics: Quick facts about Polo

How to get tickets?

Polo Tournament Buenos Aires

Tickets are on sale at ticketek.com.ar, starting at AR$105. We recommend that you chose a slightly better category than the AR$105 tickets, so that you have a better view of the playing field.

 

Fixture:

Day 1 – Saturday 11/15

2 PM La Dolfina vs Miramar

4:30 PM La Aguada vs Magual

 

Day 2 – Sunday 11/16

2 PM Ellerstina vs Chapaleufú

4:30 PM Alegría vs La Aguada Las Monjitas

 

Day 3 – Saturday 11/22

2 PM La Aguada vs Miramar (1)

4:30 PM La Dolfina vs Magual (2)

 

Day 4 – Sunday 11/23

2 PM Alegría vs Chapaleufú (3)

4:30 PM Ellersitna vs La Aguada Las Monjitas (4)

 

Day 5 – Saturday 11/29

2 PM Winner (2) vs Loser (1)

4:30 PM Winner (1) vs Loser (2)

 

Day 6 – Sunday 11/30

2 PM Winner (4) vs Loser (3)

4:30 PM Winner (3) vs Loser (4)

 

FINAL – Saturday 12/6

4:30PM

 

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