The Oak Brook Polo Club hosted Argentina Day on Sunday, September 22,, one of two international days in the club’s six weekend season. Argentina took an early lead against the local Wells Fargo team, scoring five goals before Wells Fargo scored one. Wells Fargo came back with a nice showing in the second half of the six-chukker game but lost to Argentina. The final score was 12-7.
Prior to the match, Argentine dignitaries, as well as Illinois and Oak Brook dignitaries were introduced and honored, and spectators were entertained by Argentine Dancers Daniel Noce and Ramona Nita of Tango Che Productions.
Earlier in the day, two local teams, Pinstripes and Double Tree Hotel, played a four chukker match, which ended in a tie. A chukker is a period of play in polo. A regulation match consists of six chukkers, each lasting seven minutes.
The Oak Brook Polo Club, founded in 1922 by Paul Butler, was the largest polo club in the United States by 1953 and the home of the U.S. Open for 25 years. Following a ten year hiatus, the polo club was revitalized in 2012, and in 2013 is hosting six Sundays of polo. British Day, the second of the two international days scheduled in the 2013 season, was rained out on September 15 and is rescheduled for October 6.
For further details about the Oak Brook Polo Club, including ticket information, check the Oak Brook Polo Club web site. The club is located on York Road just north of 31st Street in Oak Brook Illinois.
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