The Open de France resumed on Wednesday September 7, with two games played at Polo Club du Domaine de Chanitlly and La Magdeleine. The tournament is undergoing a historical edition, that sees no less than sixteen teams up to 16 goal, in participation. Following the games that took place on Wednesday, Kazak and Amanara demonstrated to be in their best form and secured each a spot in the quarter finals of the tournament.
Kazak defeated Tédélou in what was perhaps the best match of the competition so far. Both Kazak and Tédélou played a hard fought very close contest, until Jerónimo del Carril produced a decisive goal in the last minutes of play. In the follow up, Amanara and Sainte Mesme battled under the rain to play a crucial match – the winner would claim a spot in the tournament’s next stage. Sainte Mesme got off to a better start, but Amanara bounced back and even took the lead. In the last seconds within the game, Benjamin Panelo converted a 40-yards penalty to tie at 10-all and sent the contest to an extra chukka. That’s when another 40-yards penalty awarded to Amanara was successfully converted by Santiago Amadori, to secure a place in the quarter finals.
The final of the Open de France is set to be played on Sunday, September 18.
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Open de France, Wednesday September 7:
KAZAK 10-9 TEDELOU (Venue: La Magdeleine)
KAZAK: Segundo Amadori 4 (3 goals), Sebastien Aguettant 0 (1), Jerónimo Del Carril 7 (6), Patrick Paillol 5. Total: 16.
TEDELOU: Isabelle Larenaudie 0, Ramiro Zavaleta 4 (2 goals), Juan Gris Zavaleta 7 (5), Simon Zavaleta 5 (2). Total: 16.
Score Kazak: 3-2, 4-5, 7-7, 8-8, 10-9.
Umpires: Gaston Lucero & Rafael Silva. Third man: Santos Anca.
AMANARA 11-10 SAINTE MESME (Venue: Polo Club du Domaine de Chantilly)
AMANARA: Nicky Sen 0, Lorenzo Chavanne 3 (4 goals), Santiago Chavanne 7 (2), Santiago Laborde 6 (4). Total: 16.
SAINTE MESME: Robert Strom 5 (3 goles), Sam Wisbey 0, Benjamín Panelo 6 (6), Pelayo Berazadi 5 (1). Total: 16.
Score Amanara: 0-3, 2-6, 6-6, 7-8, 10-10, 11-10.
Umpires: Jason Dixon & Peter Wright. Third man: Tarquin Southwell.
The Open de France will resume on Thursday, and the order of play is the following:
1pm: La Berta vs Eternal J
2pm: Mungo vs La Fija
3pm: La Magdeleine vs Brittany Polo Club
5pm: Clinova vs Los Dragones