Saint Tropez – August 28, 2017 – The Open du Soleil came to a fabulous end at Saint Tropez Polo Club with two spectacular finals and a special “La Nuit Argentine” themed event.
Scott Wood 0
Hugo Taylor 1
Joaquín Pittaluga 7
Polito Pieres 9.
Karan Thapar 0
Nacho Kennedy 4
Bautista Ortiz de Urbina 7
Jaime García Huidobro 7
The 18-goal ADS Cup kicked off the day, with several high goal players, such as Polito Pieres, Joaquín Pittaluga, Jaime García Huidobro & Bautista Ortiz de Urbina, taking to the field alongside young up-and-coming players, like Nacho Kennedy. After a great showdown, ALFI Investments managed to claim the 8.5-8 win.
Score progression: (0.5-0) 2.5-2, 3.5-3, 4.5-6, 6.5-8, 8.5-8.
Best Playing Pony wen to Rusita, played by Polito Pieres, who was also MVP.
ARGENTINE FOODS CUP / 8-10 GOALS CATEGORY
The 10-goal was up next, with the Argentine Foods Cup. Amanara had just fallen short in the final of the Cote D’Azur Cup, while their rivals, Los Nocheros, lost in this same final in 2016. The match was very even throughout the four chukkas, but Nicky Sen’s team came out on top, 7-5, to take the title.
Sebastian Schneberger 1
Gonzalo Bernal 3
Hugo Taylor 1
Valentin Novillo Astrada 5
Nicky Sen -1
Pato Bolanteiro 3
Marcos Harriott 2
Pablo Jauretche 6
Score progression: 2-2, 4-3, 6-5, 7-5.
BPP: Embarcado (played by Pato Bolanteiro)
MVP: Pato Bolanteiro
The next tournament to be played at Saint Tropez Polo Club will be the Gold Cup, which kicks off on August 31. Ten 10-goal teams are set to compete. Many Argentine products, such as wines, meats, yerba mate, and chocolates, were on offer during the day, making the event particularly delicious!
About Polo Club Saint Tropez
The Saint Tropez Polo Club – Haras de Gassin is located in Gassin in the peninsula of Saint-Tropez (France), a few kilometers away from the village and the sea, on an area of more than 100 hectares. The Haras de Gassin was born in 1980 while the Polo club was created in 1998.
The Saint Tropez Polo Club is considered as one of the biggest and best in France and a meeting place for the international polo elite. It is also one of the 36 Clubs recognized by the French Polo Federation.