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Mon 18th Dec 2017

Argentine 2017 Handicap Changes

Sapo Caset and Polito Pieres regain 10 goal status

 On Wednesday 13 December, the AAP announced the handicap changes for 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. To see the full list of changes, please click here
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. Please click here for the full list of women’s changes.
 
Photograph: Alfredo Bigatti, Jimbo Fewster, Hazel Jackson-Gaona and Polito Pieres have all seen handicap rises in the Argentine Handicap changes. By ©www.imagesofpolo.com

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