We were expecting a lot from Les Lions Panarea… and they didn’t let us down. In front of the boiling spectators, the team of the traditional British club, led by the American captain, Dillon Bacon, triumphed in the 20th edition of the French Open – a victory that will be forever staying as a grand cru, THE grand cru of this French tournament.

Les Lions Panarea 
Aristide FAGGIONATO (ITA, h1) 
Dilon BACON (USA, h2, 1 goal) 
Barto CASTAGNOLA (ARG, h8, 5 goals) 
Tommy BERESFORD (IRL, h6, 4 goals)

Talandracas 
Nick ROGERSON (GBR, h1) 
Jeta Castagnola (ARG, h7, 3 goals) 
Fran Elizalde (ARG, h8, 2 goals) 
Édouard CARMIGNAC (FRA, h0)

Progression Les Lions Panarea : (0/1) – 3/2 – 5/2 – 7/4 – 9/6 – 10/6

MVP : Barto Castagnola (Les Lions Panarea)

MVP amateur : Dillon Bacon (Les Lions Panarea)

BPP : Federico played by Barto Castagnola

 

The Women’s French Open: tough win for Maison Décal

In the Women’s French Open, the Venot sisters and Caroline Anier were surely not expecting such a formidable resistance by DS Automobile DS Store St Maximin. After their heavy defeat during the qualification phase, Lia Savo organized a new strategy which is more defensive, allowing their team to lead during two chukkers, before losing at the end of the match, essentially because of the fouls whistled by the umpire against them.

A tiny difference of a goal and a half in conclusion. A small consolation prize for Lia Salvo, she could be the best scorer of this 9th edition of the Women’s French Open, firing 12 goals in 4 matches.

Progression Maison Décalé : 1/1 ½ – 2/2 ½  – 4/3 ½ – 6/4 ½

MVP : Elena Venot (Maison Décalé)

BPP : Bacana jouée par Lia Salvo

 

Fotos: @R&B Presse/P.Renauldon