AAP Handicap Changes.
Following the completion of the Triple Crown High Goal series of tournaments in Argentina the Argentine Polo Association (Asociación Argentina de Polo (AAP)) have reviewed players’ handicaps.
The headline news is that Sapo Caset and Polito Pieres regain 10 goal status. The announcement was made on Wednesday 13 December by the AAP. The handicap changes become effective in the coming season.
Following the 124th Argentine Open at Palermo, Ellerstina firecracker Pablo ‘Polito’ Pieres and Sapo Caset have once again seen their handicaps raised to the illustrious 10 goal status, joining the ranks of world number one Adolfo Cambiaso, Pablo Mac Donough, Juan Martin Nero, David ‘Pelon’ Stirling, Hilario Ulloa and Polito’s family members Facundo, Gonzalito and Nico Pieres.
Meanwhile Fred Mannix Jnr, Ignacio Novillo Astrada and Facundo Sola have been moved up from 8 to 9 goals, and Diego Cavanagh and Alfredo Bigatti, amongst others, have been raised to 8 goals. In the lower brackets, King Power young guns, Jimbo Fewster and Hugo Taylor have been raised from 1 to 3 goals and 0 to 2 goals respectively.
Amongst the most important decreases, Eduardo Heguy and Juan I Merlos have been demoted from 8 to 7 goals, whilst Luke Tomlinson will now be 6 goals.
In the Women’s handicap section, Brit Hazel Jackson-Gaona has been moved from 8 to 9 goals, whilst Argentine Open winning Mía Cambiaso has been raised from 5 to 6 goals. Cambiaso’s teammates Milagros and Candelaria Fernandez Araujo have been raised from 6 to 7 goals and 6 to 8 goals respectively.