Semi Finals Today!
This year’s Engel & Völkers Open de France Semi Finals will be played today, Friday 17 September at Polo Club du Domaine de Chantilly. Each semi finalist has experienced a different route to the Semi Finals; Kazak dominated their zone, Talandracas pulled out the stops with a 3-0 outperformance against Sainte Mesme who had dominated the Quarter Final match, Los Dragones qualified in a penalty shootout against Mungo and Le Pommeray HM, while La Magdeleine had to endure the pressures of overtime to secure their spot in today’s Semi Finals. Today’s matches will see La Magdeleine vs Talandracas at 3pm (local time), followed by Kazak vs Los Dragones at 5pm (local time), with all four teams vying for a place in Sunday’s Final.
Engel & Völkers Open de France Semi Final Teams:
Los Dragones (16): Sam Sztarkman (1), Jota Chavanne (5), Martin Joaquin (5) & Nicolas Corti Maderna (5)
Kazak (16): Sébastien Aguettant (0), Patrick Paillol (5), Jero Del Carril (7) & Santiago Irastorza (4)
Talandracas (16): Édouard Carmignac (0), Hugues Carmignac (1), Tommy Beresford (7) & Camilo ‘Jeta’ Castagnola (8)
La Magdeleine (16): Alexandre Garese (0), Lucas Nottin (2), Facundo F.Llorente (7) & Tito Ruiz Guiñazu (7)
Photograph: Jeta Castagnola combined with Tommy Beresford to claim Talandracas’ Semi Final spot.