The Open du Soleil, one of the most important tournaments of the season at Saint Tropez Polo Club, resumed on Friday with the 18-goal semifinals. Nine teams, split into 10 and 18 goal categories, are in competition.
This is the fifth consecutive year that the club located on the French Riviera hosts 18-goal tournaments. Furthermore, August is a key month for the club, as the town is buzzing with of tourists and key figures of the European jet-set.
First up, Los Nocheros beat La Magdeleine and became the first finalist. Next, Hadoro VAS defeated New Bridge to secure the remaining spot. This means that Nicolás Pieres and Agustín García Grossi will go head to head one again in an 18-goal final in Saint Tropez, just as they did a couple of weeks back in the Cote d’Azur Cup.
Battistoni and Dark Ice will play the 10-goal final.
THE OPEN DU SOLEIL FINALS, SCHEDULED FOR SUNDAY AUGUST 25TH, WILL BE STREAMED LIVE BY POLOLINE TV HD.
OPEN DU SOLEIL – 18 GOAL
LOS NOCHEROS 7-6.5 LA MAGDELEINE
Los Nocheros: Basti Schneberger 1, Marcos Harriott 3, Nicolás Pieres 9, Valentin Novillo Astrada 5. Total: 18.
La Magdeleine: Alexandre Garese -1, Pepe Heguy 6, Nito Uranga 6, Thibault Guillemin 4. Total: 16.
HADORO VAS 10-8.5 NEW BRIDGE
Haboro VAS Polo Team: Gualterio Giori 1, Tete Fanelli 4, Agustín García Grossi 7, Eduardo Menéndez 6. Total: 18.
New Bridge: Carolina Morandi 0, Martin Joaquin 5, Joaquin Maiquez 6, Sebastián Harriott 6. Total: 17.
OPEN DU SOLEIL – 10 GOAL
BATTISTONI 7-6 LA MAGDELEINE
Battistoni: Alessandro Barnaba -1, Manuel Cereceda 3, Nacho Garrahan 3, Juan Jauretche 5. Total: 10.
La Magdeleine: Laurence de Dampierre -1, Lucas Nottin 2, Martín Joaquín 5, Thibault Guillemin 4. Total: 10.
LAS PLANTAS 7-5 SAINT TROPEZ
Las Plantas: Peter Kis 0, Marcos Harriott 3, Bautista Fanelli 3, Tete Fanelli 4. Total: 10.
Saint Tropez: Corinne Schuler 0, Juan Pedro Girou 3, Michael Taylor 3, MatÍas Nigoul 4. Total: 10.
The Open du Soleil continues as follows:
OPEN DU SOLEIL – 10 GOLES
5pm: Las Plantas vs Saint Tropez
5pm, FINAL OPEN DU SOLEIL – 18 GOLES: Los Nocheros vs Hadoro VAS
6:30pm, FINAL OPEN DU SOLEIL – 10 GOLES: Battistoni vs Dark Ice