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From Argentina a glimse of Polo, called "The kings`Game"

From Argentina a glimse of Polo, called "The kings`Game"

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  • 1. Polo en Argentina
  • 2. Argentine Championship 2004 , first match The players waiting on line for the referee to throw the ball
  • 3. Each team has 4 players, the game goes during 8 chakers ( each lasting 7 minutes) and 3 minutes “in between”to rest.
  • 4. End of the game, the players embraced each other “ Chapa uno”,(the Marlboro team) is formed by 3 brothers . They were 4 (till 1 of them died ) and each of them was vallued with 10, the maximun handicap.
  • 5. That day they won the match and were given a coup
  • 6. Horses going “home” after the match. Horses can be changed whenever a player need it.
  • 7. 2004 : Final match for the Argentinian Campionship
  • 8. Before the match, a parade with old traditional carriages
  • 9. Tango is danced
  • 10. The flag is shown all around the field
  • 11. Siping “mate”, waiting for the match to begin
  • 12. End of the day, end of the match. People cross the field to watch the new champions be given the cup
  • 13. Year 2005, “Tortugas Country Club” Championship
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  • 16. Greeting the winners: “Chapa uno”
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  • 18. A militar parede before the final match for the “Argentinian Championship 2005”
  • 19. Arrivive one of the teams
  • 20. Polo, a sport that enjoy argentinians with people from all over the world
  • 21. Year 2007 “Hurlingham Cllub Championship”
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  • 25. A closer view of the referee and the bag where the balls are kept
  • 26. Changing “taco”: the wooden stick used to strike the balls
  • 27. End of the game
  • 28. Argentine Championship 2007
  • 29. “ Chapa uno,”, now sponsored by Toyota won a match, were given a coup, lost the champeonship and decided to retire. Historical photos. Last time the brothers played together
  • 30. Behind the stalls & field people arriving for the final match
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  • 33. Robert Duval as a polo´s fan, arrives early to enjoy the previous show
  • 34. Militar bands play before the final match
  • 35. The 2 teams wait to begin while the journalist take photos
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  • 38. Finish the match, people go to congratulate the winers
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  • 41. The new champions showing the coup
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  • 43. One last look at the seats, now empties . By Maria [email_address] Plotos : from 2004 till 2007. Polo in Argentina has 3 main championships: “Tortugas Country Club”, “ Hurlingham” and the “Argentinian Championship”.