CHATEAU D’AULNE & DARK ICE: DESERVED CHAMPIONS ON THE FRENCH RIVIERA
A fantastic polo day was held on Sunday at tSaint Tropez Polo Club with the finals of the Cote d’Azur Polo Cup, the first 18-goal tournament on the French Riviera. After two thrilling matches, guests enjoyed the “Sunday Polo”, the traditional event created by the club for each final day; this time the theme was “Hippie Chic”.
The 18-goal final kicked off at 5pm, with a clash between Chateau D’ Aulne and Las Plantas. The match was very even throughout, and had to be decided in extra chukka. Finally, Chateau D’Aulne’s Sebastián Harriott scored a penalty for the win.
Next up, the 10-goal category saw Dark Ice face Amanara. After a great comeback (they were 3 goals behind), Dark Ice took a 7-6 win. It was a great team performance, led by Juan Jauretche.
The scores on the final day were as follows:
Final: Chateau d’Aulne 10-9 Las Plantas
Chateau d’Aulne: Nacho Kennedy 4, Alexis Pouille de Balkany 2, Nito Uranga 6, Sebastián Harriott 6.
Las Plantas: Peter Kis 0, Tete Fanelli 4, Bautista Ortiz de Urbina 7, Jaime García Huidobro 7.
Score Chateau d’Aulne: 4-1, 5-4, 7-6, 8-8, 9-9, 10-9.
Scorers Chateau d’Aulne: Sebastián Harriott 6, Alexis Pouille de Balkany 2, Nito Uranga 1, Nacho Kennedy 1.
Scorers Las Plantas: Bautista Ortiz de Urbina 4, Jaime García Huidobro 4, Peter Kis 1.
BPP: Ojito. Played and owned by Bautista Ortiz de Urbina.
Subsidiary Winners: Habtoor Polo.
Final: Amanara 6-7 Dark Ice
Amanara: Nicky Sen -1, Marcos Harriott 1, Segundo Stanga 3, Franky Menéndez 7.
Dark Ice: Helen Goddard-Watts -1, Jack Taylor 1, Juan Jauretche 5, Látigo García Laborde 5.
Score Dark Ice: 1-1, 2-4, 6-4, 7-6.
Scorers Dark Ice: Juan Jauretche 4, Helen Goddard-Watts 1, Jack Taylor 1, Látigo García Laborde 1.
Scorers Amanara: Franky Menéndez 5, Segundo Stanga 1.
BPP: Santita. Played by Juan Jauretche. Owned by Lucas James.
Third Place Match: La Bien Mirada 8-7.5 Saint Tropez/Sea Breeze.
The next tournament due at the Saint Tropez Polo Club will be the Open du Soleil, with two categories: ADS (18 goal) and Argentine Foods (10 goal). Both competitions will see five teams in participation. Polo kicks off on Thursday, August 17.