The Board of Directors of the Argentine Association of Polo resolved the rises and the handicap losses – applying a more integral system – after analyzing four items:

1) the recommendations of the Handicap Subcommittees; 2) The Final Ranking of the Triple Crown (you can see it by clicking HERE ); 3) The results of the voting carried out by the players who participated in the Triple Crown; and 4) The recommendations of the affiliated Clubs.

Guillermo Caset (h) and Pablo Pieres   they saw their valuation rise for the second time to the 10 goals of handicap, after having dropped to 9 in 2016. “Polito” had climbed for the first time in 2014, while the “Sapo” had done so in 2015.

The 10 handicap players in Argentina are now 10: Adolfo Cambiaso (h), Guillermo Caset (h), Pablo Mac Donough, Juan M. Nero, Facundo, Gonzalo, Nicolás and Pablo Pieres, David Stirling (h) and Hilario Ulloa.

From 8 to 9 rose Frederick Mannix (h), Ignacio Novillo Astrada and Facundo Sola ;

From 7 to 8 have been promoted Alfredo Bigatti, Diego Cavanagh, Alejo Taranco and Valerio Zubiaurre (h) ;

While from 6 to 7 have been Jacinto Crotto, Jerónimo del Carril, Pedro Falabella (h), Facundo Fernández Llorente, Tomás Fernández Llorente (h) and Juan M. Zubía.

Among the most important decreases are those of Francisco Bensadón, Bartolomé Castagnola, Francisco de Narváez (h), Marcos Di Paola, Eduardo Heguy, Marcos Heguy and Juan I. Merlos from 8 to 7;

and Juan José Brané, Milo Fernández Araujo, Marcelo Frayssinet, Tomás Pieres and Luke Tomlinson , from 7 to 6.

In total, the modifications that will be effective as of January 1, 2018 were 328, of which 217 correspond to increases and 111 to decreases.

To see all the increases and decreases, click HERE


The Board of Directors of the AAP also established the modifications in the appraisals of 62 players (58 highs and 4 lows), which will be effective as of January 1, 2018, after the resolution in March 2010, where an exclusive handicap was established for women only to be used in women’s tournaments. In addition, a handicap was assigned to 19 polo players for the first time.

To know the full list of increases, decreases and assignments click HERE

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