|Wed 17th Dec 2014|
Cambiaso receives Olimpia de Oro
10 goaler crowned Sportsman of the Year in Argentina
The world’s leading polo player, Adolfo Cambiaso has added to his list of 2014 achievements by winning The Olimpia de Oro, an accolade awarded to the most successful and important sportsman of the year by the Sports Journalists Association. The Olimpia Awards, now in their 60th year, were hosted in La Rural Palermo, Argentina and attracted athletes from many disciplines including football, skiing and golf.
Following his second consecutive win of The Triple Crown with his La Dolfina teammates, not only has Adolfo been recognised by the polo community, but also the sporting world at large. Just as La Dolfina have raced into the history books this season by equaling the Coronel Suarez team’s Triple Crown victory in 1974 and ’75, Cambiaso has drawn another comparison with that historic team. The last time a polo player won the highest award at the Olimpia ceremony was in 1976 and was presented to Juan Carlos Harriot – a member of the Coronal Suarez team.
Photograph: Adolfo Cambiaso, winner of The Olimpia de Oro award, features on the front cover of our November/ December issue of Polo Times. By Eduardo Grunberg/ www.imagesofpolo.com
Wed 17th Dec 2014
Polito Pieres awarded 10 goal handicap
Argentine Polo Association releases handicap changes
Following the end of the Triple Crown season, the Argentine Polo Association have published the 2014 handicap changes to AAP registered players. Former Alegria team member, Polito Pieres, who recently announced his 2015 plans to play with his cousins for Ellerstina, has been awarded the ultimate 10 goal handicap. When he joins Facundo, Gonzalito and Nico in their attempt to capture the 2015 Triple Crown season, the Ellerstina line-up will total 39 goals.
Other changes, saw the Chapaleufu team go up by three goals with Eduardo and Ignacio Heguy moving from 8 to 9, and Alberto Heguy’s handicap raised from 7 to 8. Alfredo Cappella Babrabucci – who replaced an injured Fred Mannix on the Alegria team – has seen his handicap raised to 8, alongside Santiago Toccalino. Clemente Zavaleta, was raised to 7 goals.
Lolo Castagnola went down from 9 to 8, whilst Milo Fernandez Araujo, Tomas Garcia del Rio, Lucas James, Jaime Huidobro and Matias Magrini will all now play off a 7 goal handicap. Tomas Fernandez Llorente, Martin Garrahan, Federico Von Wernich and Mark Tomlinson have had their handicaps lowered from 7 goals to 6.
The women’s handicap results were also released with Lia Salvo going from 8 to 9. For a full list of handicap changes, click here
Photograph: Polito Pieres has been awarded a 10 goal handicap in Argentina. By Tony Ramirez/ www.imagesofpolo.com
Mon 15th Dec 2014
HPA announce mid-season arena handicaps
Following today's meeting, revised handicaps will be effective from Tuesday 16 December
The Hurlingham Polo Association have announced the mid-season arena handicap changes to the following players:
Sebastian Dawnay: (8) to 8
Chris Crawford: (5) to 5
Gavin Turner: 4 to (4)
Spencer McCarthy: (3) to 3
Saskia Meadows: NR to (1)
Samuel Tay: (1) to 1
Nicholas Male: 1 to 0
Hannah Parry-Jones: 1 to 0
Charles Cooney: (0) to 1
Francesca Smith: (0) to 0
Luci Surridge: 0 to 1
Carla Burt: (-1) to -1
Tom Gordon-Colebrooke: (-1) to 0
Carl-Henrik Heimdal: (-1) to -1
Caroline Keeling: (-1) to -1
Katherine Manderfield: (-1) to -1
James Mann: -1 to 0