Paca were crowned champions of the first ever Polo Nations Cup, the remarkable tournament that kicked off on June 8 and was entirely played at Polo Club du Domaine de Chantilly. In the championship match, played on Sunday June 18, the all-French lineup, claimed an impressive 9-5 win over Korea Polo Club. Paca took the lead in the first chukka and maintained their advantage thoroghout the whole contest. Meanwhile, the third place went to Normandie, who earned a 11-7.5 victory over Illinois.
THE POLO NATIONS CUP WAS STREAMED LIVE ON POLOLINE TV.
The summary of the finals is the following:
FINAL POLO NATIONS CUP: PACA 9-5 KOREA POLO CLUB
PACA: Elena Venot 1, Dorian Bulteau 3, Louis Jarrige 4, Julien Reynes 4. Total: 12.
KOREA POLO CLUB: David Ko 0, Jerry Kwak 0, Santiago Irastorza 5, Tito Ruiz Guiñazú 7. Total: 12.
Score Paca: 2-1, 3-1, 4-3, 7-3, 9-5.
MVP: Julien Reynes.
BPP: Oración, owned by Jean-Claude Le Grand and ridden by Louis Jarrige.
MVP Amateur: David Ko (Korea).
Umpires: Guillermo Villanueva & Gaston Lucero. Third man: Rafael Silva.
PARTIDO POR EL TERCER PUESTO: KOREA POLO CLUB VS ILLINOIS
NORMANDIE: Ulysse Eisenchteter 0, Patrick Eisenchteter 1, Tete Storni 5, Pierre Henri N’Goumou 6. Total: 12.
ILLINOIS: Richard Harris 0, Larry Aschebrook 0, Pedro Harrison 5, Adrián Laplacette 6. Total: 11.