Megève Polo Masters 2016

Victory of the ICE WATCH Team lead by the young Louis Costes assisted by Brieuc Rigaux (hcp5) and Thierry Vétois (hcp3) at the 21st edition of the Megève Polo Masters 2016

While the snow was late in showing up in Megeve, finally a beautiful white carpet and optimal weather conditions accompanied the 6 teams for the 21st edition of the Megève Polo Masters 2016.





After four days of qualifications it is the Fer à Cheval team, the defending champion, who opposed in the finals the Ice Watch team of the young Louis Costes (0 bcp). Despite the experience of Laurent Dassault (hcp0), and his two faithful professionals, Matthew Delfosse (hcp 4) and Patrick Paillol (hcp 4) participating in this tournament for many years and with multiple victories under their belt, Louis Costes (hcp 0)’s preparation managed to win. Louis Costes who succeeded his brother Edward as head of the family team was accompanied by Brieuc Rigaux (hcp5) and Thierry Vétois (hcp 3), a balanced formation that managed to keep its advantage all throughout this final and won with a score of 5 to 3.






The two English teams participating for the first time in this tournament, found themselves face to face for the subsidiary cup. The Cafe Woody teamof Freya Dawson (0 hcp) finally gave in with a score of 3-5 to the Megève team lead by Raffa Singh (hcp 1) / Charlotte Chistodoulou (hcp 0) and  accompanied by Jonny Good (hcp 4) and Alec Banner Eve (hcp 3), both winners of the Snow polo tournament in Kitzbuhel, a week earlier.


The Stalis team represented by the Sztarkman family, Alexandre (hcp 1) and Sam (hcp 0), fought until the last minute against the experienced team of Cyrille Costes, under the colours of Les Fermes de Marie, the latter finally won 6-5, taking the 5th place.



Results :

1er : Ice Watch Team : Louis Costes (0),  Brieuc Rigaux (5), Thierry Vetois (3)

2ème : Fer à Cheval Team : Laurent Dassault (0), Matthieu Delfosse (4), Patrick Paillol (4)

3ème : Megeve Team : Raffa Singh(1) / Charlotte Chistodoulou (0), Alec Banner Eve (2), Jonny Good (4)
4ème : Café Woody Team: Freya Olivia Dawson (0), Grant Collelt (3), Michael Hendersen (4)
5ème : Fermes de Marie Team : Cyrille Costes (0), Clément Delfosse (5), Clément Gosset (3)
6ème : Stalis Team: Alexandre Sztarkman (1), Dario Musso (7), Sam Stzarkman (0)



Polo Kids Demonstration 

The final of this tournament, was also an opportunity to admire the traditional demonstration of Kids polo, much to the delight of the public marvelled at these young players on their Shetlands.


Outdoor Polo Party and Frosted aperitifs for this convivial edition of the Megeve 


This 21st edition of the Megève Polo Masters marked a turning point with the introduction of a new concept for welcoming spectators: Frosted aperitifs. Indeed, a beautiful nomad tent had been set up at the edge of the field to accommodate Chefs who cooked on beautiful colourful BBQ, throughout the event. Braziers scattered along the side of the field also allowed viewers to be able to discover all the matches in a very friendly atmosphere.


This new edition of the Megève Polo Masters marks the beginning of a new era for this unique event in France and so dear to Megève, one of its flagship moments of the season. The Megève Snow Polo tournament has become over time an essential date for polo enthusiasts as well as for novices who all eagerly await this meeting, which vibrates the entire resort of Megève.