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Nov. 12, 1962
Nov. 12, 1962

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TOURIST CHECK LIST

Schedule of events and activities for the traveler in South America

ARGENTINA

This is an article from the Nov. 12, 1962 issue

AUTO RACING: National Grand Prix "Round the Republic," Buenos Aires (starts Dec. 7).

BOATING: A popular pastime with residents of the pampa provinces of Argentina. They flock to boat clubs such as those in Tigre on the Paranà delta (near Buenos Aires) to use their canoes, rowboats and sailing dinghies. (The summer season on the Paranà delta starts in December.) Competitive yachting events are numerous on the coastal areas of Argentina and this season's main events include: South American Lightning class trials (Argentina, Uruguay, Brazil, Chile, Peru, Colombia, Venezuela and Ecuador), Olivos Yacht Club, Buenos Aires (Jan. 12-27); South American Lightning class championships, Buenos Aires (Feb. 10-17); Argentine Grumete class championships, Nàutico San Isidro, Buenos Aires (March 16-24); autumn championship for 5.5 meters, Dragons, Finns, Grumetes and Cadetes, Argentino Yacht Club, Buenos Aires (March 23-April 7); Argentine championships for Penguin-Chiflón class, Olivos Yacht Club, Buenos Aires (March 30 and April 14); and Argentine championships for Yola class, Nàutico San Isidro, Buenos Aires (April 20-27).

FOOTBALL (SOCCER): Argentina vs. Chile, Buenos Aires (Nov. 21). The 1963 season opens at the end of April.

GOLF: Canada Cup Matches, Jockey Club, Buenos Aires (Nov. 8-11); Argentine Open Championship, Ituzaingó Golf Club, San Antonio de Padua (Nov. 22-25). The Central Republic Championship will be held during Holy Week at Villa Allende, near Córdoba, and the Southern Republic Championship will be played at Mar del Plata Golf Club during February.

HORSE RACING: Derby International Grand Prix "Carlos Pellegrini," 10 million pesos, 3-year-olds and up, three kilometers, San Isidro Jockey Club track, Buenos Aires (Nov. 25); "Premio Comparación," best 3- and 4-year-olds, two kilometers, San Isidro Jockey Club track, Buenos Aires (Dec. 12); Derby International Grand Prix "25 de Mayo," 10 million pesos, 3-year-olds, San Isidro Jockey Club track, Buenos Aires (May 25).

POLO: Main season extends from mid-November to Mid-December. The matches are played in and around Buenos Aires, with the Argentine Open Championship taking place at the Palermo Polo Ground in late November.

BOLIVIA

BASKETBALL: La Paz Basketball League championship begins in mid-May, with games every Friday and Sunday at Coliseo Cerrado, La Paz.

FOOTBALL (SOCCER): The South American Championship (Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Uruguay, Paraguay and Peru) will be held at La Paz Stadium in mid-March and will last about three weeks. Starting in early May, La Paz Soccer League games will be held every Sunday through September at La Paz Stadium.

BRAZIL

BICYCLING: St. Sebastian Day race through main streets of S√£o Paulo (Jan. 1).

FOOTBALL (SOCCER): Season began November 3. The final three games (Jan. 23, 27 & 29) will be played in Rio de Janeiro and the winning team crowned Brazilian National Football Champion. Brazil won the 1962 World Cup, played in Santiago, Chile (SI, June 25).

IV PAN AMERICAN GAMES: April 20 through May 5 in S√£o Paulo.

BRITISH GUIANA

BICYCLING: Cycle and athletics meeting at Georgetown Cricket Club, Georgetown (Nov. 17-18).

HORSE RACING: Two-day New Year Weekend meeting sponsored by Corentyne Turf Club at Portmourant; four-day Easter meeting sponsored by Demerara Turf Club at Durban Park.

CHILE

FISHING & HUNTING: Both deep-sea and fresh-water fishing. Trout season Oct. 15-April 15. Bird shooting excellent in central Chile, season April to August. Dove (Tórtola), quail, snipe and duck most abundant.

FOOTBALL (SOCCER): Games every Saturday and Sunday in November; final competition November 28 at National Stadium, Santiago.

GOLF: South American Championship at Club dc Golf Los Elones, Santiago in December.

WATER POLO: Chilean National and South American games in Antofagasta (March).

COLOMBIA

FAIRS: Feria del Azucar (Fair of the Sugar Cane), featuring bullfights, regattas and carnival, Cali (starts Dec. 28); Manizales Fair, including bullfights, international soccer and carnival, Manizales (last week of January).

FOOTBALL (SOCCER): Current professional season ends in December, opens again in March. Colombia amateur championship will be played at Atanasio Girardot Stadium, Medellín (Dec. 11-22).

TENNIS: Annual amateur tournament (U.S., Australia, Spain and other countries represented) in mid-March at Barranquilla Country Club, Barranquilla.

ECUADOR

FIESTA: Bullfight Fair of "Jesus El Gran Poder," Quito (starts Nov. 24). Processions and carnival the first week. Running of the bulls (Dec. 1) through streets as at Spain's Pamplona Festival, and five bullfights with outstanding matadors from Spain and Mexico (Dec. 1, 2, 6, 9 & 16).

FISHING: Excellent deep-sea fishing off Guayaquil and Salinas. The Isla de la Plata (Silver Island) off Manabí coast is a haven of international fishermen.

FRENCH GUIANA

BASKETBALL: Three night games a week at Parc des Sports, Cayenne.

FOOTBALL (SOCCER): Games Saturdays and Sundays (December through July), Cayenne.

PARAGUAY

FOOTBALL (SOCCER): Ciudad Asunción Cup, with six best national teams competing in January. Season begins again in April.

TENNIS: Paraguay Tennis Association's opening tournament in March.

WATER SPORTS: January through March, the resort towns of San Bernardino and Caacupe on Lake Ypacaraí (near Asunción) offer boating, swimming and water-skiing to both Paraguayans and tourists.

PERU
BULLFIGHTING: October and November in Lima (first "big league" season held in South America after fall season in Spain). Last four major fights: Nov. 1, 4, 11 & 18. Among bullfighters are Antonio Ordó√±ez of Spain and Venezuela's Curro Giron.

URUGUAY

BOATING: Cup Uruguay-Rió de la Plata (Dragons and Lightnings), January and February.

FOOTBALL (SOCCER): Season ends in December and resumes in April, but there are international matches through January, including game with Chile in Montevideo.

GOLF: International Golden Cup championship in January, Punta del Este.

VENEZUELA

BASEBALL (PRO): Winter League play starts Nov. 28, features many Triple-A players and some major leaguers.

HORSE RACING: Cinco y Seis (Five & Six) every Sunday at La Rinconada track, Caracas.

HORSE SHOW: National show at Caracas in January (two weeks).