La Dolfina beat Ellerstina in the 2012 Final of Hurlingham Open in Palermo, Buenos Aires, on Sunday 11 November to retain their title from 2011.
La Dolfina started strongly scoring twice in the opening play holding Ellerstina to a single goal, 2-1. In the second chukka La Dolfina started to take control of the game scoring four unanswered goals. After two chukkas La Dolfina had stretched their lead to four goals, 5-1. The third period of play was better for Ellerstina with their attack starting to cause problems for La Dolfina, outscoring La Dolfina 3-2. By the end of the third chukka Ellerstina had managed to cut the lead to three goals, 7-4.
Ellerstina started to come back at the opposition, cutting into the La Dolfina lead by adding two more goals and limiting the La Dolfina attack to just a single goal. At the end of the first half La Dolfina held the lead, 8-6. Going into the fifth chukka, La Dolfina got its teamwork going again scoring two goals while holding Ellerstina to a single goal. The La Dolfina lead was stretched to three goals again, 10-7. Ellerstina fell behind four goals in the sixth as La Dolfina added two more goals to their total after some excellent play. Ellerstina managed to add a single goal, but were being held, 12-8.