Le Pommeray HM claimed a narrow 10-9 win over Sainte Mesme following the match played on Saturday September 11 for the Open de France Engels & Volkers, the culminating stage of the French Triple Crown, that’s underway at Polo Club du Domaine de Chantilly. Ten teams, up to 16 goals, are in competition.
Sainte Mesme had to make two changes within their lineup. Robert Strom was replaced by Jota Chavanne in the fifth chukka, while Luciano Valiente filled in for Jaime Serra.
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 will resume on Sunday September 12 with three games, including the contest between Marquard Media and Clinova Noa Capital, that was delayed due to heavy rains on Friday:
12pm: Marquard Media vs. Clinova Noa Capital
3pm: Kazak vs. Brittany Polo
5pm: Los Dragones vs. Mungo
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 10-9 SAINTE MESME
Le Pommeray HM: Rufino Bensadon 7 (7 goals), Juan Gris Zavaleta 7 (3), Derek Smith 1, Caroline Anier 1, Total: 16.
Ste. Mesme: Robert Strom 5*(4 goals), Clemente Zavaleta 7 (3), Sawai Padmanabh Singh 2 (2), Jaime Serra 2** (1). Total: 16.
*Replaced by Jota Chavanne
** Replaced by Luciano Valiente
Score Le Pommeray HM: 4-2, 5-4, 5-5, 8-6. 10-9.
Umpires: Jason Dixon & Peter Wright.
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 – EQUIPOS:
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.