Please click on link below to view the current handicap list.
Every registered polo player in Australia carries a Handicap of between S/-2 and 10. These are set by each State Association’s Handicap Committee following recommendations from Clubs.
Handicaps are reviewed midyear and towards the end of the year. Players may be re-handicapped between the midyear review and the end of the year even if they do not play between these times.
NEW PLAYERS who have not played polo, shall be assigned an ‘S’ handicap and may only play practice chukkas at clubs of which they are a member, they may not play in tournaments. To be upgraded to a -2 handicap a player must take and pass the Rules Test, the club assigns a fair and accurate T handicap when they consider that he is sufficiently experienced as a player, and meets the handicap evaluation guidelines. Clubs must inform the State Handicap Committee of any T handicaps assigned.
For full information on the setting of handicaps, please see the APF Handicap Policy.
To read/download the Australian Polo Federation 2019 Handicap List please click on the links above. (Last amended January 2019)
Benchmark players for 2019 –
7 goals: Max Charlton
6 goals: Sam Hopkinson, Matt Grimes.
5 goals: Kelvin Johnson, Guy Kirkpatrick.
4 goals: Adam Tolhurst, Jock Mackay, Will Gilmore, Will White.
3 goals: Ric McCarthy, Hamish McGregor, Brodie Donovan, .
2 goals: Jason Butt, Daren Smith, Angus Gunn, James Shepherd, Jim Rawlings, Wayne Glennie, Angus Campbell.
1 goal: Tim Clarke, Richard Sandow, Jason Stowe, Marty Leacy, Mark Barber, Kelly Fernandez, Max O’Leary.
0 goals: Angus Whyte, Richard Shoesmith, Julie McIntosh, Bill Taylor, Inge Burke, Mark Adamson, Stuart Bolingbroke.
Ladies Handicap Benchmark Players for 2019 –
6 goals: Sian Barnacle
5 goals: Missy Browne, Indi Bennetto
4 goals: Alessia Russo, Kelly Keyte, Phillipa Fitz-Henry
3 goals: Lucy Bliss, Inge Burke, Chloe Warren