- This year, the final match of the “Chile Enel X Polo Open” went to “Cañuelas,” the team led by Adolfo Cambiaso’s 17-year-old son, “Poroto,” after defeating “La Dolfina Enel X.”
Santiago, December 22, 2022.- With an unprecedented final match between Adolfo Cambiaso's and his son's team, the Chile Enel X Polo Open proved to be a decisive duel. Due to an injury, the number 1 in the world and handicapped 10 for over 25 years could not defend the colors of La Dolfina Enel X. His team played against Cambiaso’s son, “Poroto” (recently raised to handicap 10), who donned the jersey of the “Cañuelas Land Rover” team this year.
The final match, disputed on Field 1 of the San Cristóbal Polo Club, went to the Cañuelas team led by “Poroto” Cambiaso, who dominated an exciting game of 10 goals against the 8 scored by “La Dolfina Enel X."
"We are pleased to be the link between Enel X and the San Cristóbal Polo Club. We wish to bring energy and innovation to polo through infrastructure projects such as the lighting of the Club's Field 1, an innovative lighting system you can't find anywhere else in South America," says Adolfo Cambiaso, leader of La Dolfina Enel X.
“The challenges of the energy transition in the sport are also a priority for us, and we are convinced that we must tackle them together. This is why the La Dolfina and Polo Club alliance converges around a single vision to electrify the sport based on clean and renewable energies. We hope to soon realize our dream of lighting the first polo field in Chile and South America,” says Karla Zapata, CEO of Enel X Chile.
Francisco Varela, President of the San Cristóbal Polo and Equestrian Club, affirms that "paradigm shifts are always difficult, but the Club decided to move towards sustainability and operate on renewable energies. This is why Enel X is the best partner for the job. With the signing of our comprehensive energy alliance, they are supporting us in the development of our sport and improving efficiency in the club facilities.
The visit by Adolfo Cambiaso, with his team La Dolfina Enel X, winner of 195 titles, was framed within the process carried out by Enel X to promote sustainable sports through the implementation of different clean energy solutions in alliance with different sporting institutions around Chile, including the Chilean Soccer Association (ANFP), the Club Hípico de Santiago, and the Chile hippodrome.
Formation of the finalist teams:
La Dolfina Enel X: David Stirling (handicap 10), Martín Zegers (6), Gonzalo Ferrari (6), and Jean Paul Luksic (2).
Cañuelas Land Rover: Juan Martín Nero (10), Adolfo “Poroto” Cambiaso (10), Clemente Silva (4), and Federico Tagle (1)
Polo in Chile
According to the Chilean Polo Federation, our country has an important polo tradition introduced by British immigrants in the late 19th century, with now around fifteen clubs and over 500 players. The Chilean Polo Team is considered by many to be a global force. the winner of two world titles (2015 in Santiago and 2018 in Mexico City), two second-place finishes (1992 in Santiago and 2011 in Estancia Grande), and one-third place (2004 in Chantilly), among other accomplishments.
Sports and Enel X
In the history of the Enel Group, it has been no stranger to participation in sporting activities, with direct ties to the support and promotion of sports including cycling, tennis, soccer (with the traditional Enel Cup), or Formula E, allying energy and other sporting disciplines promoted among the masses.