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Kazak Outsiders claimed the Open de Paris

The 123rd Open de Paris finished on Sunday after a great final where a fully French team claimed the title. Kazak-Outsiders, with professionals Clement Delfosse and Patrick Paillol, and patrons Sébastien Aguettant and Nicolas Desjouis, were named champions of the tournament after winning the final 7-6. They faced defending champions Costa Rica, who won the penalty shootout in the morning against Sainte Mesme and La Concepcion. The competition saw three very intense weekends, with lots of polo. Six teams that gave their best and fought for the title at one of the most exclusive polo venues in the world: Bagatelle. The final also offered a great event and lunch for special guests at the Polo de Paris restaurant, which looks on to the polo field. Costa Rica had a great start with a 2-0 advant...

Marquard Media holds on to Open de France title

Swiss team of Tommy Rinderknecht, Marquard Media, won its second and consecutive title in the Open de France Paprec, after an epic game, where the team never seemed to worry, despite the prognostics. France team of Mochi Chic Polo Team has indeed dominated all its games during the qualification phase, even wiping Marquard Media out (10 to 6). In polo, nothing is ever granted! Alexandre Sztarkman’s men took advantage at the beginning of the encounter, but only hold on during two chukkers and quickly ceded further ground against Marint Aguerre Jr’s determination: “The Open de France is one of my main goal of the season, I would likely say my main goal”, said Mariano Aguerre’s nephew, 8 times Argentine champions with three different teams. Besides, Martin works with his uncle, valuing h...

Team Costa Rica captured the 122º Open de Paris

A great event with many attendants took place on Sunday 26 for the expected final of the 122°Open de Paris Maserati at Bagatelle. The journey started with an exclusive lunch at the club’s stylish and unique restaurant, with a beautiful view of polo field. The attendants enjoyed a Tuscan influenced menu. After a parade by the Garde Républicaine de France, both teams jumped onto the field looking for the title. It was an even game at the beginning with few differences and not a single one in the scoreboard. 0-0 after the first chukker. But the two following chukkers decided the match. Costa Rica, one of the greatest teams of the Parisian season, found themselves leading 5-1 at half-time thanks to Iván Maldonado (3), Antonio Gómez y Juan Zubiaurre’s goals. Facundo Fernández Llorente scored th...

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