Le Pommeray HM and La Magdelaine claimed respective wins over Los Dragones and Brittany Polo Club, as the Open de France Engels & Volkers, continued on Thursday, September 9. The Open de France is the culminating stage of the French Triple Crown played at Polo Club du Domaine de Chantilly. Ten teams, up to 16 goals, are in competition.
In Thursday’s opening match, young Rufino Bensadon gave a superb performance, scoring all eight goals for Le Pommeray HM and leading them to a 8-6 win against Los Dragones. Up next, La Magdelaine dominated the match – they reached an impressive 7-1 lead by the third chukka – to defeat Brittany Polo by 9 goals to 6.
Many 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 continues on Friday, September 10:
3pm: Talandracas vs. Mungo
5pm: Clinova Noa Capital vs. Marquard Media
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
LE POMMERAY HM 8-6 LOS DRAGONES
Le Pommeray HM: Rufino Bensadon 7 (8 goals), Juan Gris Zavaleta 7, Derek Smith 1, Caroline Anier 1, Total: 16.
Los Dragones: Sam Sztarkman 1 (1 goal), Jota Chavanne 5 (3), Martin Joaquín 5 (1), Nicolas Corti Maderna 5 (1). Total: 16.
Score Le Pommeray HM: 2-1, 4-1, 6-2, 7-6, 8-6.
Umpires: Jason Dixon & Peter Wright.
Third Man: Rafael Silva.
LA MAGDELAINE 9-6 BRITTANY POLO
La Magdeleine: Alexandre Garese 0, Lucas Nottin 2 (1 goal), Facundo Fernández Llorente 7 (4), Tito Ruiz Guiñazu 7 (4). Total: 16.
Brittany Polo: Jean-François Decaux 1 (1 goal), Brieuc Rigaux 6 (2 goles), Rodrigo Rueda Jr. 6 (3), Thierry Vetois 2. Total: 16.
Score La Magdeleine: 2-0, 4-0, 7-1, 9-3, 9-6.
Umpires: Rafael Silva & Jason Dixon.
Third Man: Gastón Lucero.
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.