A new edition of the Open de France, the premier tournament of the Polo Club du Domaine du Chantilly, is due to start on Friday September 2. Located only 30 minutes from Paris, the City of Lights, the sophisticated and lavish club promises to deliver a splendid 2022 Open de France, one of the most significant and remarkable events of the polo season in Europe, that will see no less than 16 teams up to 16 goals, compete, in the prestigious tournament.
Among those who will be in participation, are the current title holders, Alex Garese’s La Magdeleine, who will aim to retain the trophy they won in 2021. The recent champions of the Coupe d’Or, Brittany, will be competing too; Jean-Francois Decaux’s will play alongside Diego Cavanagh, with whom he also claimed another legendary golden trophy, the British Open, in 2020.
Kazak, a team who had a great season at the Polo de Paris, that saw them as the winners of the Open de Paris, last June, will go for the rematch after losing the final of the 2021 Open de France to La Magdelaine. And in order to achieve this challenge, Kazak will have their captain, Sébastien Aguettant, back on the saddle, who was unable to play at the Polo de Paris due to an injury. In addition, some of the most renowned French organisations will take part of the upcoming Open de France – among others, Los Dragones, Ste. Mesme (winners in 2018), Marquard Media who, despite having a Swiss captain, Tommy Rinderknecht, they’ve had their organisation based in France for several years, as well as two lineups that had recently remarkable achievements in Deauville – Talandracas, the runner up of the Coupe d’Or and Isabelle Larenaudie’s Télédou who, under the name of Barriere, claimed the last Coupe d’Argent. She will be playing alongside three members of the Zavaleta family – Ramiro, Juan Gris and Simón – although Juan Gris was unable to make it to the Coupe d’Argent and was subbed in by Martin Aguerre Jr.
The Open de France promises to deliver great polo in a unique and privilege destination very close to Paris; great quality polo and very good teams, who aim to take home the most important tournament in France, in such a historical edition.
The final of the Open de France is set to be played on Sunday September 18.
The Open de France will be streamed LIVE on PoloLine.TV, open worldwide and free of charge.
OPEN DE FRANCE 2022 – THE TEAMS:
AMANARA: Nicky SEN 0, Lorenzo CHAVANNE 2, Santiago CHAVANNE 7, Santiago LABORDE 6.
BERLIN POLO: Nico WOLLENBERG 0, Morirz GÄDEKE 3, Manuel ELIZALDE 6, Casear Manuel CRESPO 6.
BRITTANY POLO CLUB: Jean-François DECAUX 1, Benjamin URQUIZA 6, Diego CAVANAGH 8, Roberto ITURRIOZ 1.
CLINOVA NOA CAPITAL: Raja KARIM 0, Aristide FAGGIONATO 2, Alejandro MUZZIO 8. Nicolas CORTI MADERNA 5.
KAZAK: Sébastien AGUETTANT 0, Segundo AMADORI 4, Patrick PAILLOL 5, Jero DEL CARRIL 7.
LA BERTA: Juan-Cruz ARAYA 3, Marcos ARAYA 6, Min PODESTA 7, Bruno BENSOUSSAN 0.
LA FIJA SANDBOX: Arthur MADRID 0, Juan-Manuel GARCIA GROSSI 4, Simón PRADO 5, Flaco GARCIA GROSSI 7.
LA MAGDELEINE: Alexandre GARESSE 0, Santiago TAHIER 1, Tito RUIZ GUINAZU 7, Facundo Fernández LLORENTE 8.
LOS DRAGONES: Sam SZTARKMAN 2, Jota CHAVANNE 5, Bautista BAYUGAR 8, Alex SZTARKMAN 1.
MARQUARD MEDIA: Guy GIBRAT 4, Ignacio KENNEDY 5, Martin AGUERRE 7, Tommy RINDERKNECHT 0.
MUNGO: Patrick EISENCHTETER 1, Juan Cruz GREGUIOLI 4, Tete STORNI 5, Pierre-Henri N’GOUMOU 6.
REXALINE: Jean-Claude LE GRAND 0, Julien REYNES 4, Louis JARRIGE 4, Guillermo TERRERA 8.
SAINTE MESME: Sam WISBEY 0, Pelayo BERAZADI 5, Benjamin PANELO 6, Robert STROM 5.
SCHOCKEMÖHLE: Daniel DEISTLER 0, Patrick MALEITZKE 5, Clément DELFOSSE 5, Valentin NOVILLO ASTRADA 6.
TALANDRACAS: Edouard CARMIGNAC 0, Rufino BENSADON 7, Juan-Martin ZUBIA 8, Hugues CARMIGNAC 1.
TEDELOU: Isabelle LARENAUDIE 0, Ramiro ZAVALETA 4, Juan Gris ZAVALETA 7, Simon ZAVALETA 5.
OPEN DE FRANCE 2022 – FIXTURE:
Friday September 2
1pm: Talandracas vs. Kazak
5pm: La Magdeleine vs. Marquard Media // Télédou vs. Berlin Polo
Saturday September 3
11am: Ste. Mesme vs. Los Dragones
3pm: Clinova vs. Amanara
Sunday September 4
1pm: La Berta vs. La Fija // Télédou vs. Talandracas
3pm: Marquard Media vs. Brittany
5pm: Mungo vs. Rexaline
Monday September 5
2pm: Clinova vs. Ste. Mesme
3pm: Amanara vs. Los Dragones
5pm: Berlin vs. Kazak
5,30pm: Schockemohle vs. La Magdeleine
Tuesday September 6
11,30am: La Fija vs. Rexaline
1pm: Mungo vs. La Berta
3pm: Schockemohle vs. Brittany
Wednesday September 7
1pm: Télédou vs. Kazak
4pm: Amanara vs. Ste. Mesme
Thursday September 8
11am: Mungo vs. La Fija
1pm: Rexaline vs. La Berta
3pm: Brittany vs. La Magdeleine
5pm: Clinova vs. Los Dragones
Friday September 9
3pm: Berlin vs. Talandracas
5,3pm: Schockemohle vs. Marquard Media
Quarter finals Open de France, to be played on Saturday September 10, Sunday September 11 or Monday September 12.
Quarter finals Trophée Condé, to be played on Saturday September 10, Sunday September 11 or Monday September 12.
Semifinals Open de France,to be played on Thursday September 15 or Friday September 16.
Semifinals Trophée Condé, to be played on Wednesday September 14 or Thursday September 15.
Final Trophée Condé, Saturday September 17.
Final Open de France, Sunday September 18.