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!
East Van Crown
Bike polo tournament
Sept. 18th -19th, 2010
East Vancouver, BC
Don’t have much to say about this one other than it has a really cool flier. It would be cool to hit this one and then go to Inter Bike in Las Vegas from the 22nd to 24th. but I don’t have that kind of time right now.
Australasian Hardcourt Bike Polo Championships
Sept. 18th – 19th, 2010
More info: bikepolo.com.au
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!
I guess this year it’s a 3 day tourny. They do only have one court. I like everything about Ottawa. The court, club, park, the city and the Dirienzo Grocery. I think Ottawa would be a perfect place to give 6 player teams a shot. They are limiting the teams to 18 or so, and that may work out fine since this is following Worlds so close. But even with just 16 teams, on one court, it takes a while to get games in. There is plenty of grass and shade but if there were more players on a team they could easily trim the team count down to 12 and keep the game length the same (to keep the games flowing) but every team would get more games. “Mario-land” make for easy player switches and more than 3 on a team but still a max of 3 on court would keep the intensity up and add excitement of who is facing up to who. Just a thought.
Bike polo tournament
October 30th – 31st, 2010
More information soon on www.imperia-tourney.de
(It’ll still take us some days to finish the website. So please check regularly.)
btw: It’s indoor, baby!
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
Friday Da 13th (part 4)
August 13th, 2010
Tompkins Square, NYC
$5 to race
I’ll be OOT but in 1, 2 and 3 I finished 2nd, 1st, and 3rd place.
Friday the 13th Part II Alley Cat
NYC Century Bike Tour
The country’s only all-urban 100-mile bike tour
September 12th, 2010
Central Park, NYC
I spotted this as I was working, it’s too bad it’s the day after Bike The Barns in Madison, WI because I think I’m gonna be in Madison again. But even if I was in NYC on the 12th, I doubt I’d wake up and be at 110th Street by the 5:30am start time.
More info: nyccentury.org