My team and I were lucky enough to get set up with a sponsorship from Dockers for our participation in the 2010 World Hardcourt Bike Polo Championships in Berlin. We were set up with some new pants and they custom screened the winged anchor logo on some t-shirts for us. This was all despite our team name being Profane Lobotomy. It all worked out great! Thank you for your support.
In 1910, Saltburn was the venue for an international fixture, England v Scotland at bicycle polo. The match was part of the town’s carnival, the English side all being members of the Tykes Cycling Club. England won 6-3, the team being ( left to right ) Robinson (captain), Tudor and Randall.
2010 World Champions: Beaver Boys – Milwaukee – Brian Dillman, Joe Burge, Eric Kremin
2nd Place. Machine Politics – Chicago – Joe Panizzo, Ben Schultz, Matt Lane
3rd Place. L’Equipe – Switzerland – Manu, Mario, Lukas
4th. Toros – Germany – Eddie, Pablo, Andi Schuster
5th. Fuck the Border – USA/Canada – Jonny Hunter, Kevin Walsh, Alexis Mills
6th. Smile – Seattle – Dustin, Seabass, Leon
7th. Cosmic 3 – UK – Mat, Todd, Tom
8th. Polosynthese – Germany – Anna, Mo, David
9th. El Club – Spain – Kico, Tom, Lucas
10th. Trefoil – Canada – Chris Proulx, Alex Churchman, Pieter Blokker
11. Strange Brew – Canada
12. Dans ta gueule, Puceau – France
13. The Odds – USA
14. Bambule – Berlin
15. Candy Colored Clowns – Germany
16. La Schmoove – UK
17. BAD – UK
18. Profane Lobotomy – NYC
19. Apples – UK
20. MGM – France
21. Shark Attack – Germany
22. Massive Cogs
23. Joel and the Jankey Mallets – USA
24. Apologies – France
25. Rolling Hoods – France
26. Tough Shit
27. EHFXD – Netherlands
28. Los Manguis
29. Li Carbonari – Rome
30. Riding in Circle
31. Malice International – UK
32. Iron Ponies – Switzerland
The top teams were determined by games played and the lower teams were by rounds won and by goal difference/goals scored
Over four days, on four courts, more than 100 teams played to be the best in the world.
In the weeks leading to this Championship 50 teams had already pre-qualified.
On Thursday there were 55 teams playing to determine the last 14 teams of the 64 teams allowed into the 2010 World Championships.
Over Friday and Saturday all 64 qualified teams played a total of 8 games each.
The best 32 teams advanced to Sunday, the final day, to play in a double elimination bracket.
Congratulations to Milwaukee’s Beaver Boys!
Adam, Zach, Matt and I stopped at keirinberlin one of the days after Worlds. This is a famous shop. I got to meet Mo, who Zach and Adam were already friends with. We hung out for a bit, looked at bikes, drank Bionade, talked about the kids today. Matt asked me to get a photo of one of the many old cycling stamps that are framed in the shop. A really impressive collection. I took a close look at them because the art used is really interesting. Kind of reminds me of what some fliers are like for this generation of cyclist. After snapping the one for Matt I noticed a couple of rad ball stamps.
Thanks to everyone who let me get a photo. Very laid back, just shots of anyone with a polo shirt on. I think it shows the mood of the event. Thank you Berlin!