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Thu 1st Apr 2021

Casablanca Claim Palm Beach Open

2021 World Polo League continues

At 26 goals, the World Polo League is the highest series played in America and consists of four tournaments: The Founder’s Cup, The Palm Beach Open, Triple Crown of Polo and the Beach Polo World Cup, Miami. Founder’s Cup champions, Richard Mille, found themselves in their second Final of the 2021 World Polo League on Sunday 21 March, this time facing Casablanca and no doubt keen to continue their winning streak. 
Richard Mille’s Paco de Narvaez scored the first goal of the day, in under a minute of play, but a converted penalty from Barto Castganola saw the scores levelled – this to and fro action between both sides was seen throughout the Final, and although Casablanca led throughout, their victory was never a sure things as Richard Mille fought back each and very time. Barto Castagnola asserted Casablanca’s dominance in the fourth chukka, but Richard Mille fought back in the fifth chukka to bring themselves within striking distance of victory, with the scores resting on 9-8, but a last-minute goal from Nero put Casablanca ahead by two goals going into the sixth and final chukka. Fantastic teamwork from de Narvaez and Jeta Castagnola saw Casablanca’s lead eroded to just one goal again, but a goal from Grant Ganzi and a final goal from Barto Castagnola saw Richard Mille secure the title with a score of 12-9. 
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The Palm Beach Open Final Teams: 
Casablanca: Grant Ganzi, Juancito Bollini, Barto Castagnola & Juan Martin Nero
Richard Mille: Marc Ganzi, Jeta Castagnola, Pablo Mac Donough & Paco De Narvaez 
Photograph: Castagnola brothers, Jeta & Barto, compete for the ball. By ChukkerTV

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