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Boston Bike Polo Presents: Winter Lockdown

Boston Bike Polo Presents Winter Lockdown
Indoor Bike Polo Tournament
January 15th – 16th, 2011
Saugus, Massachusetts


1st The Guardians Julian, Dustin, Seabastien (seattle)
2nd Cinnamon Rolls Royce Paul, Ian, Mark (NYC/RVA/PHI)
3rd Machine Politics Ben, Joe, Matt (Chicago)

2011 Desert Polo Invite

Desert Polo Invite III
N.A. Qualifier Bike Polo Tournament
January 29th – 30th, 2011
Tempe, AZ

I just caught this in my RSS feed. Seen on the EighthInch site.

The updated flier makes things official. The Desert Polo Invite will be a qualifier for the North American Hardcourt Bike Polo Championships this year. The top 8 teams qualify automatically and will be able to register immediately for the NAHBPC. The 9-12 place finishers will be eligible to register immediately for the NAHBPC Wildcard Tourney. For more info on the tourney take a trip over to The League of  Bike Polo.

Teams on a Google spreadsheet

1. Valleros (LA)
2. Whachadoobin (SEA)
3. Oddballs (SEA)

Results from 2010 Worlds in Berlin

2010 World Champions: Beaver BoysMilwaukee – Brian Dillman, Joe Burge, Eric Kremin

2nd Place. Machine PoliticsChicago – Joe Panizzo, Ben Schultz, Matt Lane

3rd Place. L’EquipeSwitzerland – Manu, Mario, Lukas

4th. TorosGermany – Eddie, Pablo, Andi Schuster
5th. Fuck the BorderUSA/Canada – Jonny Hunter, Kevin Walsh, Alexis Mills
6th. SmileSeattle – Dustin, Seabass, Leon
7th. Cosmic 3UK – Mat, Todd, Tom
8th. PolosyntheseGermany – Anna, Mo, David
9th. El ClubSpain – Kico, Tom, Lucas
10th. TrefoilCanada – Chris Proulx, Alex Churchman, Pieter Blokker

11. Strange BrewCanada
12. Dans ta gueule, PuceauFrance
13. The OddsUSA
14. BambuleBerlin
15. Candy Colored ClownsGermany
16. La SchmooveUK
18. Profane LobotomyNYC
19. ApplesUK
20. MGMFrance
21. Shark AttackGermany
22. Massive Cogs
23. Joel and the Jankey MalletsUSA
24. ApologiesFrance
25. Rolling HoodsFrance
26. Tough Shit
27. EHFXDNetherlands
28. Los Manguis
29. Li CarbonariRome
30. Riding in Circle
31. Malice InternationalUK
32. Iron PoniesSwitzerland

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!

Winter Whack tourny

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Winter Whack
A Hardcourt Bike Polo Tournamnet
August 14th, 2010
Christchurch, New Zealand

A Hardcourt Bike Polo Tournament, just what you need to warm up a bleak Christchurch winter. Sort your teams of 3. We’ve even got prizes to add extra motivation! – Saturday 14th August 2010, 10am start (just after the frost has thawed). Yep it’s the same date as the Worlds in Berlin… “Christchurch – The Berlin of the Southern Hemisphere”.


  1. Polo Disco – Andy B, Malcolm B, Craig J
  2. Polo Beers – Robbie H, Rick Z, Warwick S – (Black Shirts)
  3. Polomotion – Dani, Brendan, Martin – (Auckland)

More info:

Previously: A Bike Polo Sticker…of me

2010 Japanese Hardcourt Bike Polo Championships

2010 Japanese Hardcourt Bike Polo Championships
Sunday, July 25, 2010
Tokyo, Japan

Results from Riki

Yellow Stick Mania (Tommy, Yu-ki, RYO/Tokyo hardcourt Bike Polo/Tokyo)

雷神 (Raizing) (Riki, Arthur, Crow/Tokyo Hardcourt Bike Polo/Tokyo)

Black Wrist (Hajime. Fumi. Hana-Megane/Black Wrist/Tokyo)

More info: Tokyo Bike Polo

Last four games of ESPI 5

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A variety of bike polo shirts seen at ESPI 5
ESPI5 After day one and list of teams
ESPI5 Rules (Final Cut)
ESPI5 Boards supplies
East Side Polo Invite V

ESPI5 After day one

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All games played to 15 min. regardless of score.

Teams are: (but not 100%, ballz weep faded on us)

Gnomadic Insanity
Zach Blackburn NYC
Doug Dalrymple NYC
Paul Rauen NYC

Hate Puppy
Lisa Moffit East Van
Amanda Pease Tampa
Stu Su Sarasota

Ken and the Barbies
Ken Stanek NYC
Fiona Ryan NYC
Sara Wojcik NYC

Dans Ta Gueule Puceau
Kevin Walsh Toronto
Hugo Laquerbe Paris
Pierre Le Lama Paris

You Know Who We Are
Shane Murphy DC
Megan Murphy DC
David “Tink” Sachs DC

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Bench Minor re-cap

I’m writing my recap of the Bench Minor 24 hours after the final game and right now I hear loud thunder and heavy rain outside my window. But the last four days were a different story, We played pick-up Thurs and Friday then round-robin and finals games on Saturday and Sunday in some of the nicest weather of the year.

There were so many firsts at this event for me. Probably the biggest was the longer games. and not ending the games at a set score. Almost every tournament goes something like this- 5 points or 10 minutes whatever come first. So if it’s 5-4 after 6 min. thats game over. Not here, the games were played to 50 min the score kept going up and up (I don’t remember any games going to 30+ points but a few teams did score in the 20′s). the games were split into Halves with a short break, changing ends and a second joust to begin the second half.
And all games were played and played on time. Plus the final game was held in plenty of good light. The schedule ran super smooth. How often does that happen?

The second thing that was a first was deeper teams. I’ve played in 3 vs 3 and 2 vs 2 tournaments but this is the first time I’ve had 10 teammates. It was still 3 vs 3 on-court but playing with different teammates from shift to shift in game after game added an element to this that was like square dancing or something. Having  a partner out on the court was short lived. And speaking of finding a dance partner, even though there were hockey inspired rules regarding fighting, there were no bench clearing fights. I didn’t think there was very much rough stuff in general.

A needed factor in big tournaments is penalties. This tournament delivered. There were real and enforceable penalties. Teams who were called had to compete a player down for one or two minutes depending. In other words, go 2 vs 3 for the length of the penalty or until scored on. This is an extremely effective way of keeping over aggressive play to a minimum. You may want to get back at the other team but you sure don’t want to take a penalty and go a player down for a minute because of it. I think this addition to the rules should be added to more tournaments.

Another rule that was a first for me in tournament play was the ball joint only to half court rule. There was not a center line painted onto the court but the tap out points were a good indicator. I think that if dragging the ball is allowed it should only be allowed in your own half of the court. This tournament was like that and kept the offensive play interesting when players had the ball in their offensive half. It’s another rule I’d like to see in more/all tournaments.

Also teams had matching jerseys and players had numbers, really good for the spectators and great for the legitimacy of the sport. I think this was also a first in terms of tournament wide use.

The goals were not cones. I like the cones but net are the future if this is to be taken seriously.

We had a ref on-court. A very good thing. But he was on a BMX bike and it looked a little bit unneeded for it to be that way. I’ve seen refs on-court before, I like the idea of a ref on-court, I’ve been a ref on-court. A bike is not needed. It’s great to try new things. So many new things were tried here and did really well. This one is something we could do without. 7 people and 6 bikes is on one side of the line and 7 people and 7 bikes is on the other side of the line when it comes to how much can fit onto the court.

Prizes? what prizes. This tournament had no prizes. The winners got to take the hand made trophy, that’s it. And no, you cant drink out of it. With so many events out there I bet all the regular sponsors are a bit tired of being asked for prizes. or maybe not. Anyway, this one was not about winning  gear, it was about playing a game. A game that is more than a game, it’s a real sport.

Thanks to Adam, Zach, Paul, Birdseyeusuk, Benny, everyone who helped, all the GM’s, all the players, and everyone who stopped to watch. I thought it was a huge success that went off without a hitch. Can’t wait till the next Bench Minor next season.


1st place Green (Alexis)
2nd place Black (Jav)
3rd place-tied Gold and Grey (Lefty Joe and Ben Hunter)

Australian National Hardcourt Bike Polo Championships

Australian National Hardcourt Bike Polo Championships
Bike Polo Championships
November 28th – 29th, 2009
Flagstaff Gardens, Melbourne, Australia

More info:

2 days, 2 courts, 18 teams

1st Place – “Meat & 2 Veg” Melbourne (Leigh, Rob and AJ)
2nd Place – “Scheisse Katze” Germany, Melbourne (Kaiser, Alex and Easy)
3rd Place – “Bush League Bushrangers” Sydney/Toronto (Lewis, Mitch and Maija)
4th Place – “Jailbreakers” Castlemaine (Paddy, Laurie and Mr Reliable)