Raises for Britos, Cambiaso Jnr & Castagnola
Yesterday, Tuesday 27 April, after the culmination of the high goal season in Palm Beach, the United States Polo Association (USPA) announced their 2021 Outdoor Handicap Changes. In total there were five pages of changes, click here to view the full list of changes. At the top of the list are Camilo ‘Jeta’ Castagnola and Juan Britos, who will be raised from from 8 to 9 as of June 2022, an unsurprising raise for Britos following his successes in The Gauntlet of Polo (winning The C.V. Whitney Cup and runner up in The U.S. Open with Park Place).
Poroto Cambiaso has also seen his handicap raised not once but twice in the same listing, from 1 June 2021 he will go from 6 to 8 and then again from 8 to 9 on 1 January 2022 – he is the only player to have received a double change this year.
Other changes at the higher levels include: Tomas Panelo, Jorge Fernandez Ocampo Jr, Mariano Gonzalez Jr and Felipe Vercellino raised from 6 to 7; Marcos Alberdi, Matt Coppolo, Nico Escobar, Lucio Fernandez Ocampo and Hilario Figueras raised from 4 to 5.
Photograph: Britos, Cambiaso Jnr & Castagnola have all had their handicaps raised in the US.