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Team ALFI Investments wins the ADS Securities Cup at Open du Soleil in St.-Tropez

The Open du Soleil came to a fabulous end at Polo Club Saint-Tropez with two spectacular finals and a special “La Nuit Argentine” themed event. The POLO+10 team attended the venue. The 18-goal ADS Securities 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 against Team EFG Aravali.

The 10-goal was up next, with the Argentine Foods Cup. Team Amanara had just fallen short in the final of the Cote D’Azur Cup, while their rivals, Team Los Nocheros, lost in this same final in 2016. The match was very even throughout the four chukkas, but Nicky Sen’s Team Amanara came out on top (7-5) to take the title.

The Argentinean ambassador from France was present to hand over the Argentina Food Polo Cup. Argentine food and many Argentine products such as wines, meats, yerba mate, and chocolates were on offer during the day, making the event particularly delicious for guests.

Title sponsor ADS Securities: „Every year the Polo Club St.-Tropez improves its facilities and the quality of its tournaments. ADS Securities’ CEO Philippe Ghanem is committed to supporting the development of the club.  The ADS Securities Open du Soleil is now in its third year and the venue is becoming an important part of the firm’s commitment to client hospitality“.

ADS Securities Cup

1. ALFI Investments
Alshair Fiyaz 0
Hugo Taylor 1
Joaquin Pitaluga 7
Polito Pieres 10

2. EFG Aravali
Karan Thapar 0
Nacho Kennedy 4
Bautista Ortiz de Urbina 7
Jaime Garcia Huidobro 7

3. ERG
Scott Wood 0
Alfonso Pieres 4
Matias Nigoul 4
Gonzalo Pieres 10

4. Habtoor
Habtoor Al Habtoor 1
Justo Cutinio 3
Marcos Araya 6
Nicolas Pieres 8

5. Lovelocks
Oscar Luard 1
Charlie Hanbury 4
Ollie Cudmore 5
Eduardo Heguy 8

Best Playing Pony: Rusita, played by Polito Pieres.
Most Valuable Player: Polito Pieres.

Argentine Foods Cup

Nicky Sen -1
Pato Bolanteiro 3
Marcos Harriott 2
Pablo Jauretche 6

Los Nocheros
Sebastian Schneberger 1
Gonzalo Bernal 3
Hugo Taylor 1
Valentin Novillo Astrada 5

Corinne Schuler 0
Clarissa Marggraf -1
Manuel Elizalde 5
Cali Farinati 5

The Glorious 4 / Berlin Polo Club
Nico Wollenberg 0
Eva Brühl 2
Marcelo Caivano 3
Pedro Fernandez Llorente 5

Dark Ice
Helen Goddard-Watts -1
Jack Taylor 1
Juan Jauretche 5
Juan Martin Garcia Laborde 5

Best Playing Pony: Embarcado, played by Pato Bolanterio.
Most Valuable Player: Pato Bolanterio.

The Polo Club Saint-Tropez begins its last tournament of the season on thursday August 31st. Four teams will compete to get a chance to win the “Gold Cup”.

Photos: Polo Club Saint-Tropez

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