The intense action resumed on Friday at Polo Club du Domaine de Chantilly with a deciding match for the Open de France. Also the Trophee Castel (8 goals) and the Open de France Feminin hosted decisive stages.
The Open de France, one of the most prestigious medium and high goal tournaments in Europe, unveiled the remaining finalist (Marques de Riscal was already qualified) on Friday after Marquard Media took on Sainte Mesme. Chantilly’s Honneur 1 saw as Marquard Media defeated Sainte Mesme 9 goals to 8 on a very tight and even match where the 8 goals scored by Clemente Zavaleta, playmaker and top player for Sainte Mesme during the 5 chukkers, were not enough to stop the efficiency by Tommy Rinderknecht’s team, who was always ahead on the scoreboard and showed a very solid and strong defense.
ALL OPEN DE FRANCE MATCHES ARE STREAMED LIVE ON POLOLINE TV.
MARQUARD MEDIA 9-8 SAINTE MESME
MARQUARD MEDIA: Nacho Kennedy 4 (2 goals), Jota Chavanne 5 (1), Martincito Aguerre 7 (6), Thomas Rinderknecht 0. Total: 16.
SAINTE MESME: Robert Strom 5, Birger Strom 0, Clemente Zavaleta 7 (8 goals), Gregorio Gelosi 4. Total: 16.
Umpires: Rafael Silva and Peter Wright.
Score Marquard Media: 3-0, 4-1, 6-4, 8-6, 9-8.
The first semifinal of Trophee Castel took place on Friday. A total of 9 teams up to 8 goals are taking part. In the match played at the afternoon Land Rover qualified to the final after beating Cavok 6 goals to 2. Its rival will be known on Saturday when Las Hermanitas face Mungo.
OPEN DE FRANCE FEMININ
Also the Polo Club du Domaine de Chantilly is hosting the eighth edition of the Women’s French Open which features a total of 4 teams up to 16 goals (ladies handicap).
Open de France Feminin – Results:
Maison Decale 6-5 Engel & Volkers
DS Automobile DS Store Saint-Maximin 6-5 Hyatt Regency Chantilly
Hyatt Regency Chantilly 8-1 Engel & Volkers
DS Automobile DS Store Saint-Maximin 6-3 Maison Decale
Maison Decale 4-6 Hyatt Regency Chantilly
Engel & Volkers 2-4 DS Automobile DS Store Saint-Maximin
Thus, Hyatt Regency Chantilly and DS Automobile DS Store Saint-Maximin will decide the title on Sunday at 11:30am, live on Pololine TV.
DS AUTOMOBILE DS STORE SAINT-MAXIMIN: Margaux Perruchot 1, Lavinia Fabre 3, Charlotte Garaud 3, Lia Salvo 9. Total: 16.
HYATT REGENCY CHANTILLY: Tahnee Schroeder 3, Naomi Schroeder 3, Rebecca Walters 6, Kirsty McBride 4. Reservas: Alice Servaes 3. Total: 16.
Action at Polo Club du Domaine de Chantilly will resume as follows:
OPEN DE FRANCE (LIVE POLOLINE TV)
FINAL: Marquard Media vs Marques de Riscal
4:30pm, FINAL: Land Rover vs Las Hermanitas/Mungo
OPEN DE FRANCE FEMININ (LIVE POLOLINE TV)
11:30am, FINAL: DS Automobile DS Store Saint-Maximin 6-5 Hyatt Regency Chantilly