Polo | Tournaments
Finally, it is time for The 17th Open de France 2017 where the world will witness varied teams with new and young talents
1ST SEPTEMBER 2017 | France
The tournament will last for 17 days promising an extraordinary game to witness and foresee the top polo players of the year. Along with other players you can also witness former semi-finalist semi-finalist of the Argentinian Open and ex-handicap 9, Pancho Bensadon along with another player from Abierto Tito Guinazu and also Martin Aguerre Jr handicap 7, who will compete for the Open French title with his Swiss team Marquard Media, finalist of the Golden Cup of Deauville which was held on Sunday. Indeed it would be a one on one game between Argentinean team and Cibao La Pampa who has just won silver cup at Deauville and is now aiming for triple French Crown!
The event open De France has a list of players as follows. Two players from the Albierto, 5 players from the French team, five young Argentinean phenomena; 2 Chantilly teams, 1 Argentinean team, 1 Swiss team, and two from Western Paris, including a 100% French team: an exciting diversity for a Paprec French Open that will be extremely competitive.
Another highlight of the tournament is the team Sainte-Mesme. It is an entirely French team with 3 players Brieuc Rigaux, Clément Delfosse & Robert Strom not forgetting Birger too.
The Chantilly, Open de France 2017 also welcomes team Mochi Chic (Alexandre Sztarkman) (with two players from the French team, Florent Garaud and Pierre Henri Ngoumou next to Tito Guinazu) and In the Wings led by André Fabre.
Apart from the well-known teams, those are to perform this year there are some other promising teams too. Rufino, the son of Pancho Bensadon, 15 years and handicap 3, who gave a fantastic performance in Deauville is expected to play this year. Also, a competitive player Juan Zubiaure, 22 years and handicap 5, will also be part of the rising talent from Argentina.
The team Cibao La Pampa is all prepared to give a tough game to all the participants especially with their rising stars of the team. Manuel Elizalde, le the brother of Fran, the main architect of the double success of the team in Deauville. Manuel is 23 years old and has a handicap 5; he will play next to another brother of the famous player, Carlos Ulloa (brother of h10 from Alegria, Hilario), who, at 20 years, shows a handicap 4.
Further on team Château d’Aulne will also present their premium players Camillo, son of Lolo Castagnola. Both the sons Barto (16) and Camillo (14), handicap 6 and 4 are surely expected to follow their father’s footsteps. The entire team Pampa is all excited to see their performance. The audience is all excited to see what this 17th Open De France is going to showcase to its audience.
To find out what this tournament unveils one has to wait for the matches to commence in the upcoming week.
The entrance to the fields and matches are totally free in Chantilly, amid the week and end of the week. At the last, there will be a town with stands, liveliness, and providing food for the gathering of people.
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