Current title holders, La Magdeleine, became the first team to qualify for the semifinals of the Open de France, currently underway at the Polo Club du Domaine de Chantilly, located in Apremont, France. The prestigious tournament sees sixteen teams, up to 16 goals, compete. La Magdeleine, led by Tito Ruiz Guiñazu’s, claimed a hard fought 10-9 win over Amanara.
The quarter finals of the Open de France are set for on Sunday, September 11 and Monday, September 24. Kazak, last year’s runner-up, will go head-to-head with Talandracas on Sunday. Monday will see Los Dragones take on La Fija, and Brittany Polo Club play La Berta.
The quarter finals of the Trophée Conde will also be played on Sunday.
The final of the Open de France is set to be played on Sunday, September 18.
The Open de France IS STREAMED LIVE ON POLOLINE TV HERE.
Open de France, Quarter Final #1, Saturday, September 10:
LA MAGDELEINE 10-9 AMANARA
LA MAGDELEINE: Alexandre Garese 0, Santiago Tahier 1 (1 goal), Tito Ruiz Guiñazu 7 (6), Facundo Fernández Llorente 8 (3). Total: 16.
AMANARA: Nicky Sen 0, Lorenzo Chavanne 3 (1 goal), Santiago Chavanne 7 (2), Santiago Laborde 6 (6). Total: 15.
Score La Magdeleine: 2-1, 4-4, 5-6, 7-7, 10-9.
Umpires: Gaston Lucero & Peter Wright.
Third man: Rafael Silva.
The Open de France will resume with the remaining quarter final games as follows:
5pm: Kazak vs Talandracas
11:30am: Los Dragones vs. La Fija Sandbox
3:30pm: Brittany Polo Club vs. La Berta
TROPHEE CONDE – QUARTER FINALS
11am: Eternal J vs Mungo
1pm: Sainte Mesme vs Schockemohle
3pm: Marquard Media vs Berlin Polo Club
1:30pm: Tedelou vs Clinova