The prestigious Barriere Deauville Polo Cup is set to start on Sunday August 7 at the Deauville International Polo Club, in Normandy, in Northwest France. Everything is all set to welcome some of the most renowned names within polo, who will compete in the four tournaments, for men and ladies. One of them is the legendary Coupe d’Or, established in 1950, and one of the most significant and remarkable competitions within the international polo calendar.
The club is set alongside the Hippodrome des Touques, and polo has been a part of Deauville since the XIX Century. Several prestigious personalities have attended, both as players and guests of honour. Names include King Alfonso XIII of Spain, Sir Winston Churchill, Dominican diplomat Porfirio Rubirosa (winner of the Coupe d’Or in 1951), and the one and only Coco Chanel, who, inspired by polo players, created her fashion line for women in Deauville after the First World War. Deauville has also been a favourite destination for celebrities and film stars, who attend to the annual Deauville American Film Festival. The Normandy area is within history books as well, since its shores saw the disembark of the Allied Forces, known as the D-Day, on June 1944, that marked a turning point in the Second World War.
Moreover, Normany and has been immortalised in universal literature by legendary French writer, Marcel Proust, through his magnificient masterpiece, A la Recherche du Temps Perdu. It is worth noting that 2022 conmemorates the centenary of Proust’s passing.
The Barriere Deauville Polo Cup will kick off with the Coupe d’Argent, that will run through August 7-13; it will be followed by the Ladies Polo Cup (August 10-13), the Coupe de Bronze (August 16-27, that will see ten teams) and will come to an end with the most coveted trophy of all, the la Coupe d’Or, that will see five teams in participation, and will run through August 15-28.
The Barriere Deauville Polo Cup will come to an end on Sunday August 28, with the much anticipated final of the Coupe d’Or.
2022 SEASON IN DEAUVILLE – DATES
COUPE D’ARGENT: August 7-13 (16-goal)
LADIES POLO CUP: August 10-13 (12-14 goal, ladies handicap)
COUPE DE BRONZE: August 16-27 (6–8 goal)
COUPE D’OR: August 16-29 (14-16 goal)
COUPE D’OR – THE TEAMS
BARRIERE: Isabelle Larenaudie 0, Ramiro Zavaleta 4, Juan Gris Zavaleta 7, Simon Zavaleta 5.
BRITTANY POLO CLUB: Jean-François Decaux 1, Benjamin Urquiza 6, Diego Cavanagh 8, Roberto Iturrioz 1.
LOS DRAGONES: Sam Sztarkman 2, Jota Chavanne 5, Bautista Bayugar 8, Alex Sztarkman 1.
MUNGO: Patrick Eisenchteter 1, Juan Cruz Greguoli 4, Juan Jose Storni 5, Pierre-Henri N’Goumou 6.
TALANDRACAS: Édouard Carmignac 0, Rufino Bensadon 7, Juan Martin Zubia 8, Hugues Carmignac 1.