and the behind the scenes.
From what I understand this tournament will be one day of double elimination book-ended with a day of goldsprints and pick-up and a day of Bench Minor style polo. Very cool!
And I recommended you follow the link to their site. I found some very inspiring photos.
More info: grenoblebikepolo.canalblog.com
2010 French Hardcourt Bike Polo Championships
May 28th – 30th, 2010
Stade Saint Exupéry, Rouen, France
I got this in an email today, thanks for the heads up Simon. Even if you can’t read french and even if you won’t go to their Championship, you should at least follow the flier link to see how great his post for this tournament looks.
contact [at] guidoline [dot] com
Epiphanie Bike Polo Weekend
Bike polo tournament
January 9th – 10th, 2010
Each team bring a gift. and each team will recieve a gift
No sponsor, no soucy, just some polo as we all like it.
More info: Rouenbikepolo.com
I watched this movie on DVD and thought I might have seen it before based on the cover. No, I had just seen a bike polo tournament flier that looks just like it. Objectified is about designers of things like chairs, Apple computers and pruning sheers. Most of the people who appear in the movie speak with English accents and I feel asleep before the end.
Previously: Paris BFF Bike Polo Tournament
Here is a well done video of a recent bike polo tournament in Paris France.
And now another, this one without editing or a sound track.
Goalies are still boring either way.
I’m gonna go straight to trash talk but first can anyone tell me the song from the first video?
Paris, are you going to bid for Worlds in 2010? If so let’s hear it soon. Looks like a good group of players but way too many goals scored on the goalie-type-people-on-bikes in the goal. You all are useless just sitting there between the cones. I’m not saying to get better at SITTING BETWEEN THE CONES. I’m saying get your ass out of goal and play the ball like a polo player should.
It’s great that Europe makes so much polished up polo media. You all make really good fliers, videos, logos, t-shirts and other polo related media and nic-nacs. But really, if you want to have a world-class hardcourt bike polo tournament on your continent it might be wise to practice PLAYING THE GAME a little more so when North American teams invade your home lands you might be able to put up a worthy fight. So my free and unsolicited advice would be to get better at hitting the moving ball while you’re doing some moving too. Meaning it’s a 3 on 3 game, act like it. Or you won’t be in the top 3. or the next 3.
Ok now for real. I can’t wait to play polo over seas and I’m looking forward to knowing what cities are looking into hosting 2010 worlds. Are there any European cities biding for worlds? I looked on .ca and some of the euro club sites and could not find much info.