Polo Players Edition

DEC 2018

Polo Players' Edition is the official publication of the U.S. Polo Association. Dedicated to the sport of polo, it features player profiles, game strategy, horse care, playing tips, polo club news and tournament results.

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POLO P L A Y E R S E D I T I O N 45 didn't disappoint. Clarkin was logically named the best player of the final. "It was my first time playing in Chantilly and I thought the fields were fantastic and the experience great. Really good to have the top three women players in the world playing and a really great standard of polo. The final was really tough but a great game with end-to-end runs and lots of goals. They played really well but we managed to take back the lead at the end of the second and hold on. Phew! My team went great and we stuck to our game plan and stayed focus," said Clarkin. To get to the final, DS Automobiles edged Icon Global in a semi-final pitting the team, led by Clarkin, against the U.S.-based team led by Argentinian Lia Salvo. Despite Salvo's impressive play, Clarkin was able to overcome the Icon Global team, 7-4. The other semi-final pitted Engel & Völkers and Shu Uemura. The latter's Heloise Wilson Smith kept the team even with Engel, led by Hazel Jackson, until the last 30 seconds when Jackson sunk a penalty to take the win. It was a great tournament thanks to Benoit and Philippe Perrier, the masterminds of these two particularly competitive French Opens. Open de France-Femine Vernet Paris: 12 Laëtitia Macaire 3 Lavinia Fabre 3 Charlotte Garaud 3 Romane Jamet 2 Le Brok Cafe: 12 Margaux Perruchot 0 Siobhan Herbst 4 Lucy Bowman 4 April Kent 4 Engel & Volkers—Why Not: 15 Hana Grill Zavaletta 4 Hazel Jackson 8 Lea Siboni 2 Sabrina Bradley 1 Icon Global: 16 Sonia Couling 1 Slaney O'Hanlon 4 Lia Salvo 9 Olivia Uechtritz 2 Hungaria—Los Floreales: 12 Maike Hoelty 3 Svenja Hoelty 3 Clarissa Marggraf 3 Jasmin Bumanowski 3 Tahnee Schröeder 3 RB Presse: 12 Adèle Renauldon 1 Lucia Venot 2 Pearl Venot 2 Elena Venot 4 DS Automobiles 16 Lucy Coddington 5 Susanne Rosenkranz 1 Angela Robb 0 Nina Clarkin 10 Shu Uemura—Bella Matata: 15 Heloise Wilson Smith 6 Alice Servaes 3 Dominique Thoenes 2 Stephanie Haverhals 4 Open de France Barralina 16 Daniel Crasemann 1 Casper Crasemann 3 Adrian Laplacette 6 Gaston Maiquez 6 Kazak: 16 Sébastien Aguettant 0 Patrick Paillol 5 Clément Delfosse 5 Matias Vial 6 In the Wings: 16 André Fabre 0 Rufino Bensadon 4 Pancho Bensadon 8 Alfonso Pieres 4 Land Rover: 16 Alexandre Sztarkman 1 Pierre-Henri Ngoumou 6 Jota Chavanne 5 Martin Joaquin 4 Sainte-Mesme: 16 Birger Strom 0 Robert Strom 5 Santiago Cernadas 6 Pelayo Berazadi 5 Rafael Cabezas 0 Sainte-Mesme's Santiago Cernadas, Robert Strom, Rafael Cabezas and Pelayo Berazadi won the French Open over In the Wings.

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