Polo in Argentina

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

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Polo in Argentina

  1. 1. Polo en Argentina
  2. 2. Argentine Championship 2004 , first match The players waiting on line for the referee to throw the ball
  3. 3. Each team has 4 players, the game goes during 8 chakers ( each lasting 7 minutes) and 3 minutes “in between”to rest.
  4. 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. 5. That day they won the match and were given a coup
  6. 6. Horses going “home” after the match. Horses can be changed whenever a player need it.
  7. 7. 2004 : Final match for the Argentinian Campionship
  8. 8. Before the match, a parade with old traditional carriages
  9. 9. Tango is danced
  10. 10. The flag is shown all around the field
  11. 11. Siping “mate”, waiting for the match to begin
  12. 12. End of the day, end of the match. People cross the field to watch the new champions be given the cup
  13. 13. Year 2005, “Tortugas Country Club” Championship
  14. 16. Greeting the winners: “Chapa uno”
  15. 18. A militar parede before the final match for the “Argentinian Championship 2005”
  16. 19. Arrivive one of the teams
  17. 20. Polo, a sport that enjoy argentinians with people from all over the world
  18. 21. Year 2007 “Hurlingham Cllub Championship”
  19. 25. A closer view of the referee and the bag where the balls are kept
  20. 26. Changing “taco”: the wooden stick used to strike the balls
  21. 27. End of the game
  22. 28. Argentine Championship 2007
  23. 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
  24. 30. Behind the stalls & field people arriving for the final match
  25. 33. Robert Duval as a polo´s fan, arrives early to enjoy the previous show
  26. 34. Militar bands play before the final match
  27. 35. The 2 teams wait to begin while the journalist take photos
  28. 38. Finish the match, people go to congratulate the winers
  29. 41. The new champions showing the coup
  30. 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”.

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