Argentine handicaps changes
Following La Dolfina’s win of The 123rd HSBC Argentine Open, The Tortugas Country Club Open and Ellerstina’s Hurlingham Open win, some major changes to handicaps have been announced by the Argentine Polo Association following their handicap meeting on Tuesday 13 December. Ellerstina’s Nicolás Pieres has gone to 10 goals whilst teammate Pablo Pieres and Alegria’s Guillermo Caset descended to 9 goals. There are 189 changes in total, of which 111 are increases and 78 decreases, which will be effective as of 1 January 2017.
There are now eight 10 goalers on the Argentine handicap list: Adolfo Cambiaso, Pablo MacDonough, Juan Martín Nero, David Stirling, Hilario Ulloa and remarkably the three Pieres brothers: Gonzalo, Facundo and Nicolás,.
The following players have gone from 7 to 8 goals: Francisco Elizalde, Juan M. Zavaleta, Joaquin Pittaluga, Juan Ruiz Guiñazú and Ignacio Laprida.
The following players have gone from 6 to 7 goals: Marcos Araya, Alfredo Bigatti, Juan Britos, Ignacio Negri, Alejo Taranco and Pedro Zacharias.
The following players have gone from 9 to 8: Eduardo, Ignacio and Miguel Novillo Astrada, Agustín and Sebastián Merlos, Ignacio Heguy, Ignacio Toccalino, Lucas Monteverde, Alfredo Cappella Barabucci and Mariano Aguerre, from 9 to 8;
The following players have gone from 8 to 7: Diego Cavanagh and Francisco de Narváez
The following players have gone from 7 to 6: Milo Fernández Araujo and Juan Harriott
Photograph: Nicolás Pieres in action during the Final of The 123rd HSBC Argentine Open. By ©www.imagesofpolo.com