The final of the 125° Open de Paris was played at Polo de Paris on Sunday between Sainte Mesme and Red Falcon. This glamorous event, which took place after five intense days of action, marked the apex of the season at the club in Bagatelle.
Sainte Mesme, one of the most traditional and powerful organisations in Europe, gave an impressive performance in the final, never letting Lauren Dassault’s Red Falcon properly in the game. The 2018 champions retained the title, and Birger Strom, the heart and soul of the team, was finally able to lift the trophy (an injury left him off the field last year).
125° OPEN DE PARIS ENGEL & VOLKERS FINAL: SAINTE MESME 13-5 RED FALCON
SAINTE MESME: Birger Ström (cap) 0 (1 gol), Robert Ström 5 (9), Gregorio Gelosi 4 (1), Charlie Tighe 1 (2). Total: 10.
RED FALCON: Laurent Dassault (cap) 0 (1 gol), Lucas Nottin 2 (2), Ramiro Zavaleta 4 (2), Matthieu Delfosse 4.
Score Sainte Mesme: 3-0, 7-0, 8-2, 10-4, 13-5.
Umpire: Martín Aguerre.
BPP: Prada, played by Robert Strom.
Parisian Triple Crown Winners:
Tournoi de Printemps:
- La Concepcion (Hans Spek, Jules Legoubin, Martín Joaquín, Diego Braun).
Tournoi de la Ville:
- Le Pommeray (Derek Smith, Clement Smith, Charlie Le Galle, Facundo Fernández Llorente)
125° Open de Paris Engel & Volkers:
- Sainte Mesme (Birger Strom, Robert Strom, Gregorio Gelosi, Charles Tighe)
Action at Polo de Paris will resume in September with the 8-goal Tournoi d’Autumne.