The Open de France Engels & Volkers, the culminating stage of the French Triple Crown, underway at Polo Club du Domaine de Chantilly, continued on Sunday, September 12, with three games, as Marquard Media, Kazak, and Los Dragones all took wins. The tournament sees ten teams, up to 16 goals, compete.
Marquard Media claimed a 13-8 victory over Clinova Noa Capital (the match was originally due on Friday but was delayed due to heavy rains). Next, Kazak became the first team to qualify for the the semifinals after defeating Brittany Polo by 12 goals to 7. Finally, Los Dragones narrowly defeated Mungo by 9 goals to 8 in OT as Sam Sztarkman scored the golden goal.
Some of the most renowned players in the world, such as Talandracas’ Camilo Castagnola, runner up of the 2020 edition, Tomás Beresford, Martín Aguerre Jr., Clemente Zavaleta, Juan Gris Zavaleta, Alejandro Muzzio, Bautista Bayugar, Tito Ruiz Guiñazu, Facundo Llorente, Jero Del Carril and Rufiino Bensadon, are playing in the tournament. Many top French players, such as Brieuc Rigaux, Pierre Henri N’Goumou, Robert Strom and Patrick Paillol, are also competing.
The Open de France Engels & Volkers now enters its final stage with the last league games. Action resumes on Monday, September 13, with a match between Sainte Mesme and Talandracas, at 5pm.
The final of the Open de France Engels & Volkers is set to be played on Sunday, September 19.
THE OPEN DE FRANCE ENGELS & VOLKERS WILL BE STREAMED LIVE ON POLOLINE TV HERE.
OPEN DE FRANCE ENGELS & VOLKERS – SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 12:
- MARQUARD MEDIA 13-8 CLINOVA NOA CAPITAL
Marquard Media: Ignacio Kennedy 5, Ramiro Zavaleta 4, Martin Aguerre Jr. 7, Tommy Rinderknecht 0. Total: 16.
Clinova Noa Capital: Raja Karim Kap 0, Alejandro Muzzio 8, Bautista Bayugar 8, Victor Louarn 0. Total: 16.
Score Marquard Media: 5-2, 7-4, 8-6, 11-7, 13-8.
Umpires: Gastón Lucero & Jason Dixon.
Third Man: Rafael Silva.
- KAZAK 12-7 BRITTANY POLO
Kazak: Sébastien Aguettant 0, Patrick Paillol 5, Jero Del Carril 7, Santiago Irastorza 4. Total: 16.
Brittany Polo: Jean-François Decaux 1, Brieuc Rigaux 6, Rodrigo Rueda Jr. 6, Thierry Vetois 2. Total: 16.
Score Kazak: 4-0, 5-1, 8-3, 11-4, 12-7.
Umpires: Jason Dixon & Peter Wright.
Third Man: Gastón Lucero.
- LOS DRAGONES 9-8 MUNGO (OT)
Los Dragones: Sam Sztarkman 1, Jota Chavanne 5, Martin Joaquín 5, Nicolas Corti Maderna 5. Total: 16.
Mungo: Patrick Einsenchteter 1, Juan José Storni 6, Simón Zavaleta 4, Pierre-Henri N’Goumou 6. Total: 16.
Score Los Dragones: 3-0, 5-2, 6-5, 7-7, 8-8, 9-8.
Umpires: Peter Wright & Rafael Silva.
Third Man: Jason Dixon.
OPEN DE FRANCE FEMININ
The 10th Open de France Féminin begins on September 14. Six teams, up to 16 goals (ladies handicap), are set to compete. Lia Salvo, Hazel Jackson, and Lavinia Fabre, among others, will be playing.
The final of the Open de France Féminin is scheduled for Sunday, September 19.
OPEN DE FRANCE FÉMININ – TEAMS:
CASANERA: Margaux Peruchot 3, Adèle Renauldon 3, Olivia Uechritz 4, Izzie McGregor 6. Total: 12.
DOROTHEE SCHUMACHER: Clarissa Marggraf 3, Marie Haupt 3, Philippa Luserke 3, Naomi Schroeder 3. Total: 12.
SPIRIT OF POLO: Romane Jamet 3, Ambre Ploix 3, Sandrine Dubois 3, Carla Alvarez 4. Total: 13.
COSMO POLO LOS FLOREALES: Anne Grossmann 0, Maike Holty 4, Fátima Balzano 6, Svenja Holty 4. Total: 14.
MAISON DÉCALÉ: Lavinia Fabre 3, Bianca Verneuil 1, Agathe Mobian 3, Lia Salvo 9. Total: 16.
POLO PARK ZÜRICH: Morgan Van Overbroek 2, Pearl Venot 4, Lucie Venot 4, Elena Venot 6. Total: 16.
DS AUTOMOBILES DS STORE SAINT-MAXIMIN: Julie Duvillier 1, Rebecca Walters 5, Hazel Jackson 10, TBA 0. Total: 16.