One thing is certain, it is a new team that will write its name on the cup of the Open de France Engel & Völkers in Chantilly. It will be a new final between two teams from the west of Paris, Kazak and La Magdeleine, that the spectators of the Polo Club de Chantilly will see battle it out this Sunday from 3pm.
La Magdeleine got the better of Talandracas in the extra chukker thanks to a golden goal from a 60-yard penalty by Tito Ruiz Guiñazu. However, the duo of Jeta Castagnola and Tommy Beresford never gave up, even leading the game from start to finish. But the opposite pair, Tito Ruiz Guiñazu and Facundo Llorente, well supported by Frenchman Lucas Nottin (2 goals), were particularly strong this afternoon.
They will meet the team of Sebastien Aguettant, a particularly efficient captain, author of two goals, with, to support him, the pugnacious Argentinians Jero del Carril and Santiago Irastorza and with the only French professional who will be playing in the final, the talented Patrick Paillol. For Kazak, this qualification was not easy either as they played against the recent winners of the Coupe d’Or de Deauville, Los Dragones, whom they could only beat by one goal.
In the qualifying phase, Kazak beat La Magdeleine 8 – 6… a very poor indication of who will win the 2021 Open de France Engel & Völkers and the battle between the three Argentinians who will play the Abierto in November (Del Carril, Llorente and Guiñazu) promises to be exciting.
In the women’s tournament, Polo Park Zürich inflicted a heavy defeat on Maison Décalé, despite a good resistance from Lia Salvo and her team during the first three chukkers… but then everything fell apart and Polo Park Zürich went on to the final (8-3). To know the other finalist, we will have to wait for a penalty shoot-out between Maison Décalé and DS Automobiles DS Store St Maximin on Saturday morning. An exercise that always puts nerves to the test and from which DS Automobiles DS Store St Maximin emerged victorious and will therefore meet Polo Park Zürich in the final on Sunday at noon.
So, these will be two wonderful finals that you must attend on Sunday from 12:00. This day of finals is always a moment of magic that concludes three weeks a little out of time. Polo is a sport that makes one dream!
Semi-finals, Friday September 17th
TALANDRACAS 16: Édouard CARMIGNAC CAP , Hugues CARMIGNAC 1,(1 goal) Tommy BERESFORD 7 (4 goals), Camilo CASTAGNOLA 8 (5 goals)
LA MAGDELEINE 16: Alexandre GARESE 0, Lucas NOTTIN 2 (2 goals), Facundo F.LLORENTE 7 (5 goals), Tito RUIZ GUIÑAZU 7 (4 goals)
Progression La Magdeleine : 2-4 / 4-5 / 6-8 / 8-9 / 10-10 / 11-10 (OT).
BPP (best horse of the first semi-final): Irenita Famula played by Tito Ruiz Guinazu and owned by La Magdeleine.
LOS DRAGONES 16 : Sam SZTARKMAN CAP 1, Jota CHAVANNE 5, Martin JOAQUIN 5 (3 goals), Nicolas CORTI MADERNA 5 (3 goals)
KAZAK 16, Sébastien AGUETTANT CAP 0 (2 goals), Patrick PAILLOL 5, Jero DEL CARRIL 7 (3 goals), Santiago IRASTORZA 4 (2 goals)
Progression Kazak : 2-2 / 4-2 / 5-3 / 6-5 / 7-6.
BPP (best horse of the second semi-final): Gallo ridden by Martin Joaquin.
PHOTOS OF THE SEMI-FINALS ON THIS LINK
FINALISTS DE WOMEN OPEN
POLO PARK ZÜRICH 16 : Morgan VAN OVERBROEK 2, Pearl VENOT 4, Lucie VENOT 4, Elena VENOT 6
DS AUTOMOBILE – DS STORE SAINT MAXIMIN 13 : Romane JAMET 3, Ambre PLOIX 3, Sandrine DUBOIS 3, Anna- Maria CZEKAV 4
RESULTS OF SEPTEMBER 17th :
Cosmo Polo Las Floreales 4 – 3 Casanera
DS Automobiles 8 – 2 Dorothee Schumacher
Coupe Yves Delorme : Polo Park Zürich 8 – 3 Maison Décalé
PHOTOS WOMEN OPEN OF SEPTEMBER 17th ON THIS LINK
PROGRAMME OF THE FINALS SUNDAY 19 SEPTEMBER 2019
11H00 : Opening of the village
12H00 : Final of the Women’s Open de France
12H00 : Finals cocktail
13H30 : Finals lunch
14H00 : Potrillos Cup
15H00: Parade of the Open de France Engel & Völkers
15H30: Final of the Open de France Engel & Völkers
17H30: Final of the Trophée Castel