I'm only new at learning the ropes (or sticks) of polo, but I thought that if the level is 22, this means it is the total amount of each players handicap. eg. one players handicap is 6, 2nd player is 7,
3rd player is 4, 4th player is 5 which in total equals 22 Goal Handicap Tournament?
So yes it would be the sum of the handicaps, if this is correct, however I'm sure someone will correct me if I've also misunderstood.
It's not a race, it's a game...And as Gabby explained to you correctly, it's the sum of the individual player's hcp/team...for ex. team A has a nr1 rated 3 goals, a nr2 rated 6 goals, nr3 rated 7 and a nr4 rated 6 goals .... total is then 22 goals, which will be the level of the game/tournament.