Polo Players Edition

AUG 2018

Polo Players' Edition is the official publication of the U.S. Polo Association. Dedicated to the sport of polo, it features player profiles, game strategy, horse care, playing tips, polo club news and tournament results.

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NHC on which team he or she intends to play. This will allow the NHC time to research and determine if the player was adequately reviewed and discussed at the N HC meeting and if not, evaluate the player to determine if the player's handi- cap is correct before that player competes in a high-level polo event. Exempt from disclosure are players who have played the previous year in a USPA high-level polo event and players who have competed in one of the listed foreign qualifying tournaments, have paid their dues, and intend to play on their same handicap from the foreign qualifying tournament. Players who have been absent from USPA high-level polo for the previous cal- endar year or have never competed in the U.S. but have played in one of the listed foreign qualifying tournaments must adopt the highest handicap from the country in which they played a qualifying tournament regardless of if the handicap is higher or lower than their current USPA handicap. Players who have played in qualifying tournaments in two coun- tries and have a different handicap in each association must adopt the higher of the two associations' handicaps. Absent p layers who face a handicap change in a foreign association after playing in a qual- ifying tournament must adopt the same handicap change in the U.S. unless they have paid their USPA dues and disclosed their intent to play high-level polo and the team on which they intend to play, prior to a foreign association's handicap announcement. Players who play in a HLP game, but did not disclose their intent 90 days prior to playing, will face immediate review by the NHC after they have played their first game and all subse- quent games, and will likely have their handicap adjusted mid-season if their cur- rent handicap does not reflect their skill level compared to players in the tourna- ment at the same handicap. Players who have disclosed their intent and have been approved for HLP by the NHC, will be marked with an asterisk (*) on the NHC registry. Disclosure of the intent to play HLP should be made in writing to Lindsay Dolan, membership and handicap manager, by email at ldolan@uspolo.org or Carlucho Arellano, e xecutive director of services, by email at carlucho@uspolo.org. Circuit Governor Election All USPA club delegates are reminded to submit ballots for the 2018 USPA cir- cuit governor election by Aug. 14 to ensure that votes will be counted. Results of the election will be announced no later than Aug. 30. Questions may be sent to Stewart Armstrong, USPA secretary at sarmstrong@uspolo.org. Club News Do you have interesting story or event at your club that you would like to pro- mote? The USPA wants to share interest- ing stories with members via digital com- munications such as online articles, social media and the weekly member email titled "This Week in Polo." For more information, contact Summer Keeney, communications coordinator by email at skeeney@uspolo.org. Published by the United States Polo Association Offices at 9011 Lake Worth Rd. Lake Worth, Florida 33467 (800) 232-USPA Chairman: Chip Campbell President: Tony Coppola Secretary: Stuart Armstrong Treasurer: Sam Ramirez Chief Executive Officer: Robert Puetz POLO P L A Y E R S E D I T I O N 7 The Handicap Committee's high-level player disclosure policy goes into effect next month. The purpose of the policy is to ensure all players in high-level polo have been properly observed.

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