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Tue 5th May 2020

USPA Announce Handicap Changes

Both Castagnola brothers have handicaps raised

Yesterday, Monday 4 May, the United States Polo Association (USPA) announced their 2020 Outdoor Handicap changes. As per the USPA Handicap policy if players have a concern regarding their handicap change, they can request for the Handicap Committee to review it before the deadline for review request of Tuesday 19 May. There were a plethora of changes across all handicap levels, with some of the notable changes at the higher end of the spectrum including: Barto Castagnola, Diego Cavanagh and Rodrigo Andrade all being raised from 8 to 9 goals (effective from 1 January 2021), Camilo ‘Jeta’ Castagnola has been raised from 7 to 8 goals (effective from 1 January 2021), Jorge ‘Tolito’ Fernadez Ocampo (effective from 1 January 2021) and Pedro Falabella (effective from 1 June 2020) were both raised from 5 to 6 goals, Poroto Cambiaso (effective from 1 June 2020), Luis Escobar, Gonzalo Ferrari, Santiago Gómez Romero and Francisco Rodriguez Mera (effective from 1 January 2021) have all been raised from 4 to 5 goals, while six players have been raised from 3 to 4 goals with Tim Dutta, Hilario Figueras, Francisco Guinazu and Bautista Panelo’s raises effective from 1 January 2021, but Mackenzie Weisz and Jim Wright’s handicap raises are effective from 1 June 2020. To view the full list of handicap changes across all levels, click here.

Photograph: Poroto Cambiaso has seen his handicap raised from 4 to 5 goals after a successful season in the USA. By ChukkerTV


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