Campeonato Argentino

The Campeonato Argentino de Mayores (also known as Campeonato Argentino) was an annual rugby union competition held in Argentina for provincial teams. The Campeonato Argentino was strictly amateur, and only players from local clubs were allowed to play. It was organised by the Argentine Rugby Union (UAR), with the last season held in 2017.[2]

Campeonato Argentino
Most recent season or competition:
2017
Campeonato argentino rugby logo.png
SportRugby union
Founded1945 [1]
Inaugural season1945
Ceased2017; 4 years ago (2017)
No. of teams12
Country Argentina
ConfederationUAR
Last
champion(s)
Buenos Aires
(2018)
Most titlesBuenos Aires (37 titles)
TV partner(s)ESPN
Level on pyramid1

The competing teams represented the unions of the rugby provinces that make up the Argentine Rugby Union (UAR). Some of these unions represented more than one province, for example the "Noreste" (North east) side represented the provinces of Chaco and Corrientes. Other unions may only represented part of a province, most notably the unions that make up the province of Buenos Aires and also the unions of Santa Fe and Rosario, both within the borders of the province of Santa Fe.

In the 2012 edition, the national teams of Chile and Uruguay participated at the Zona Campeonato, while the national teams of Brazil and Paraguay played in the third level.

Also in 2015 Uruguay enters in the competition with a team at Zona Ascenso. The same for Paraguay, from in 2016, in order to compete in Super 9.

FormatEdit

The competition was made up of three divisions:

  • Zona Campeonato, which contained the 8 best unions;
  • Zona Ascenso, with the next best 8 teams divided in two pools, with the winner of them playing a play-off with the lowest two of the higher level for promotion to the Zona Campeonato. The last two of the pools played a play-off. The loser is relegated to Zona Estímulo.
  • Super 9 (or Zona Estímulo) with 9 teams. The winner was promoted to Zona Ascenso.

TeamsEdit

Unions participating in the last season ("Zona Campeonato") held in 2017 were:

Team/Union Estab. City Feeder Area Titles Last won
  Buenos Aires 1899 Buenos Aires Buenos Aires Province 37 2017
  Córdoba 1931 Córdoba Córdoba Province 7 2012
  Cuyo 1945 Mendoza Mendoza Province 1 2004
  Rosario 1928 Rosario Rosario Department 1 1965
  Salta 1951 Salta Salta Province 0 0
  Tucumán 1944 S.M. de Tucumán Tucumán 11 2014

List of championsEdit

Since the first championship held in 1945 to the last season:[3]

Season Champion Runner-up Score
1945 Provincia [note 1] Capital [note 2] 5–4
1946 Provincia Capital 9–6
1947 Provincia Capital 18–4
1948 Capital Provincia 20–18
1949 Provincia Capital 16–12
1950 Provincia Capital 6–0
1951 Provincia Capital 16–6
1952 Provincia Capital 6–0
1953 Capital Provincia 10–9
1954 Provincia La Plata [note 3] 9–8
1955 Capital Provincia 6–3
1956 Provincia Capital 13–9
1957 Capital Provincia 11–0
1958 Capital Provincia 11–6
1959 Provincia Capital 3–0
1960 Provincia Capital 17–0
1961 Mar del Plata Rosario 16–0
1962 Buenos Aires Rosario 18–11
1963 Buenos Aires Córdoba 9–3
1964 Buenos Aires Rosario 16–12
1965 Rosario Buenos Aires 18–6
1966 Buenos Aires Tucumán 38–3
1967 Buenos Aires Rosario 19–9
1968 Buenos Aires Rosario 18–3
1969 Buenos Aires Rosario 22–3
1970 Buenos Aires Córdoba 38–0
1971 Buenos Aires Rosario 14–8
1972 Buenos Aires Rosario 33–3
1973 Buenos Aires Cuyo 14–0
1974 Buenos Aires Cuyo 16–13
1975 Buenos Aires Tucumán 42–6
1976 Buenos Aires Cuyo 19–9
1977 Buenos Aires Rosario 15–13
1978 Buenos Aires Rosario 31–18
1979 Buenos Aires Rosario 47–8
1980 Buenos Aires Córdoba 6–3
1981 Buenos Aires Tucumán 32–12
1982 Buenos Aires Tucumán 59–19
1983 Buenos Aires Cuyo 53–3
1984 Buenos Aires Entre Ríos 74–7
1985 Tucumán Buenos Aires 13–9
1986 Buenos Aires Tucumán 24–15
1987 Tucumán Córdoba 32–3
1988 Tucumán Buenos Aires 25–10
1989 Tucumán Rosario 12–3
1990 Tucumán Cuyo 27–13
1991 Buenos Aires Rosario 28–16
1992 Tucumán Córdoba 16–11
1993 Tucumán Rosario 24–12
1994 Buenos Aires Córdoba 22–13
1995 Córdoba Tucumán 28–24
1996 Buenos Aires and Córdoba - [note 4][note 5]
1997 Córdoba - [note 5]
1998 Buenos Aires - [note 5]
1999 Buenos Aires Tucumán 10–8
2000 Buenos Aires Tucumán 35–16
2001 Córdoba Buenos Aires 30–20
2002 Buenos Aires Rosario [note 5]
2003 Buenos Aires Rosario 17–16
2004 Cuyo Córdoba 30–12
2005 Tucumán Cuyo 28–9
2006 Buenos Aires Tucumán 34–10
2007 Buenos Aires Tucumán 27–10
2008 Buenos Aires Tucumán 10–9
2009 Córdoba Tucumán 15–12
2010 Tucumán Rosario 19–13
2011 Córdoba Buenos Aires 18–16
2012 Córdoba Rosario 29–15
2013 Tucumán Rosario 33-20
2014 Tucumán Córdoba [note 6]
2015 Buenos Aires Córdoba [note 7]
2016 Buenos Aires Cuyo
2017 Buenos Aires Tucumán

Titles by teamEdit

Team Titles Years won
Buenos Aires 37 1962, 1963, 1964, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1986, 1991, 1994, 1996, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2015, 2016, 2017
Provincia 11 1945, 1956, 1947, 1949, 1950, 1951, 1952, 1954, 1956, 1959, 1960
Tucumán 11 1985, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1992, 1993, 2005, 2010, 2013, 2014
Córdoba 7 1995, 1996, 1997, 2001, 2009, 2011, 2012
Capital 5 1948, 1953, 1955, 1957, 1958
Mar del Plata 1 1961
Rosario 1 1965
Cuyo 1 2004

NotesEdit

  1. ^ "Provincia" refers familiarly to the Buenos Aires Province.
  2. ^ "Capital" refers familiarly to the city of Buenos Aires, the "Capital Federal" of Argentina.
  3. ^ Between 1952 and 1955, the city of La Plata, was called "Ciudad Eva Perón", in honor of President Juan Domingo Perón's wife.
  4. ^ The format of the competition was changed.
  5. ^ a b c d No final played that season.
  6. ^ League format, Tucumán finished 1st of 6 with 17 points.[4]
  7. ^ League format, Buenos Aires finished 1st of 6 with 25 points.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Campeonato Argentino at UAR website Archived 5 January 2014 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ El final de una época para el rugby argentino on Diario Uno, 2 October 2017
  3. ^ "Campeonato Argentino de Mayores at UAR website" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 11 November 2013. Retrieved 11 November 2013.
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 8 December 2015. Retrieved 2 November 2015.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 8 December 2015. Retrieved 2 December 2015.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)