Kazak beat Amanara 10-9 in extra chukka, with a golden goal produced by Beltrán Laulhé and won the Open de France, the most important polo tournament in France. The final took place on “Honneur 1”, the main field at Polo Club du Domaine de Chantilly, located in Apremont, France. The competition saw a record of eighteen teams up to 16 goals, in participation.
Therefore, Sébastien Aguettant’s lineup – who received one goal on handicap – claimed the title for the first time ever, in what was their second final of the Open de France, following that of 2021. In addition, and after playing the season at the Polo de Paris, Kazak made their debut in Sotogrande’s high goal, reaching the semifinals of the Gold Cup. Sébastien Aguettant and Nicolás Pieres remained within the team, and hired Antonio Heguy and Beltrán Laulhé to play in France.
THE FINAL OF THE OPEN DE FRANCE WAS STREAMED LIVE ON POLOLINE TV.
Open de France, Final, Sunday September 17:
FINAL OPEN DE FRANCE: KAZAK 10-9 AMANARA
KAZAK: Sebastien Aguettant 0, Antonio Heguy 5, Nicolás Pieres 8, Beltrán Laulhé 3. Total: 16.
AMANARA: Nicky Sen 0, Benjamin Panelo 6, Lorenzo Chavanne 4, Santiago Chavanne 7. Total: 17.
Umpires: Jason Dixon & Rafael Silva. Third man: Peter Wright.
Score Kazak: (1-0) 3-2, 4-5, 6-5, 8-7, 9-9, 10-9.
MVP: Beltrán Laulhé.
MVP Amateur by Soriano Motori: Sébastien Aguettant.
BPP: V8 Back Home, de Nicky Sen, ridden by Lorenzo Chavanne.
BPP por la AACCP: Open Exquisita (Open Tornado x Open Guillermina), ridden by Nicolás Pieres.