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World Bike Polo Championships

This common-man's version of the Sport of Kings allegedly originated in Ireland as the brain-child of one Richard Mecredi in 1891, where it was played on The Scalp, outside Dublin. Bicycle Polo quickly spread to England, and the continent, and in 1897, the first club was started in the United States. In 1908 it was included in the Olympic games held in Shepherds Bush, London. The sport all but died out during the First World War, but enjoyed a rebirth during the 30s. It remains a popular sport in some areas.

The game of Bike Polo is a variation of the equestrian game with a bicycle being substituted for the polo pony.

Although not as glamorous as the equine variety, Bike Polo offers as much challenge and fun without the prohibitive price tag. Like horse polo, two teams contest the bicycle version. The simple objective for each team is to score a greater number of goals than its opponent within a specified amount of time. A game or match is made up of four ten-minute chukkars (a holdover from the equestrian game, it is the same as a quarter). There is a two-minute break between the first and second chukkar, and third and fourth chukkar and a ten-minute half time.

In this World Championships India beat Canada in the final with a score 8 to 7.

WHBPC 2017 - Call Me Daddy vs. Judgement (Friday)

World Hardcourt Bike Polo Championship 2017
Lexington, Kentucky
October 3rd - 7th, 2016
whbpc.org
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World Hardcourt Bike Polo Championships 2010 // BROOKS ENGLAND

The Beaver Boys from Milwaukee won the second World Hardcourt Bike Polo Championships (WHBPC) on August 15th in Berlin. Here are the highlights from three days of Bike Polo, Berlin and Beer.

2017 WHBPC Final - Mongrels United vs Call Me Daddy

World Hardcourt Bike Polo Championship 2017
Lexington, Kentucky
October 3rd - 7th, 2017
whbpc.org
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PERPIGNON BIKE POLO

Documentaire sur l'asso perpignanaise de bike polo, PERPIGNON FIXE.

Réalisation : Lucille Descazaux.

2017 WHBPC Semi-Final - Bob Ross vs Mongrels United

World Hardcourt Bike Polo Championship 2017
Lexington, Kentucky
October 3rd - 7th, 2017
whbpc.org
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Bike Polo Rules by Aaron Rockett

Bike Polo

Bike Polo 50/50 Pivot-Turn Practice

Not sure what the name of this pivot turn is, but it's a half-frontwheel, half-backwheel turn. This move is great for sudden directional turns when playing defensively behind goals or even when playing offensively. I feel it has some distinct advantages over a full 180 pivot turn, namely in that it feels faster, and you require less space to perform the move, also easier to do so less chance of dabbing whilst doing the move.

In this video you can see me practicing the turn without a ball quite comfortably. Following that I have started practicing the turn with a ball, it is a little bit harder as you have to juggle both bike and ball handling at the same time. So a bit of restricted practice on these turns has helped but I have a long way to go.

Things I can work on: I feel this turn can be done without using my mallet to tap the ball mid turn, it requires turning the front wheel in front of the ball, bringing the rear wheel around then pulling the front wheel low enough to push the ball back in front of me using my wheel. Hopefully I can show this in my next video. Thanks for watching :)

Bike Polo

A group of avid bicyclists create their own fun with games of bike polo. These players practice with homemade sticks and schoolyard balls with goals marked off with backpacks. (Video by Elizabeth Varin / Sacramento Bee ).

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WHBPC 2017 - Bob Ross vs. Super Polo (Friday)

World Hardcourt Bike Polo Championship 2017
Lexington, Kentucky
October 3rd - 7th, 2016
whbpc.org
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Bike Polo

Imagine a game of polo, but the players ride bicycles instead of horses. That is the basic premise of bike polo, a team sport that has travelled from the 1908 London Olympics to Argentina, where it has been gaining popularity of late.

Curious to find out more, The Argentina Independent caught up with local team, El Progreso.

Camera Mateo Hinojosa
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NAHBPC Live Stream

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North American Hardcourt Bike Polo Championship - 2018 - Milwaukee Wisconsin
September 28-30, 2018
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Hardcourt Bike Polo | Trans World Sport

Trans World Sport feature on Hardcourt Bike Polo with the New York City Bike Polo Club.

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Urban Bicycle Polo | The New York Times

NYTimes.com On asphalt courts and in empty parking lots, bicyclists are gathering to play bicycle polo.

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LAX 2018 - WTFNB Bike Polo Tournament (Day 2 - Double Elimination)

FIRST ROUND
15:05 UNITED NACIONES – SNACK ATTACK (5-0)
46:25 SLAY BELLES – LUMBERJANES (5-0)
1:04:55 HORSE PLAY – BEARDED CLAMS (4-2)
1:27:45 WORK IN PROGRESS – JUICY BITS (5-1)
1:50:08 VALKYRIES – PAPAYAS PONDEROSAS (4-0)
2:14:20 COOL SPORTS TEAM – SLAY BELLES (2-0)
2:38:30 ZORDAS – HORSE PLAY (2-3)
3:03:10 MERMAIDENS – JUICY BITS (5-1)

LOSERS BRACKET
3:37:03 PRETTY OKAY – CABANA MAYHEM (1-2)
3:58:10 UNITED NACIONES – MEDUSAS (3-0)
4:21:02 SHARK WEEK - POLOCAS (0-2)

WINNER BRACKET QUARTER FINALS
4:46:20 COOL SPORTS TEAM – EAST VANNIBALS (2-1)
5:12:30 NOTORIOUS – MERMAIDENS (0-1)

LOSERS BRACKET
5:37:20 CABANA MAYHEM – JUICY BITS (0-1)
6:04:25 SLAY BELLES - POLOCAS (0-1)
6:28:10 BABA YARGA - ZORDAS (1-0)
6:50:34 HORSE PLAY - PAPAYAS PONDEROSAS (1-5)

WINNER BRACKET SEMI FINALS
7:14:17 COOL SPORTS TEAM - VALKYRIES (2-1)

LOSERS BRACKET
7:55:17 BABA YAGA - JUICY BITS (2-0)
8:17:20 NOTORIOUS - PAPAYAS PONDEROSAS (5-1)

LOSERS BRACKET SEMI FINALS
8:45:20 MERMAIDEN - BABA YAGA (1-2)
9:26:50 NOTORIOUS - VALKYRIES (2-1)

WINNERS BRACKET FINAL
9:48:30 COOL SPORTS TEAM - BRUJAJA (3-1)

LOSERS BRACKET FINAL
10:12:15 NOTORIOUS - BABA YAGA (1-0)

TOURNAMENT FINAL PLAYIN
10:43:40 NOTORIOUS - BRUJAJA (4-3)

TOURNAMENT FINAL
11:17:30 COOL SPORTS TEAM - BRUJAJA (1-2)












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WHBPCVII Timaru, NZ - Grand Final - Call Me Daddy Vs Outlawz Birds

World Hardcourt Bike Polo Champs VII, Timaru - Grand Final

Call Me Daddy (Europe)(Current World Champs) V's Outlawz Birds (Europe)

Freak Scene Bike Polo Part 1: The Gear

Get Off Your High Horse. Bike Polo is Here.
Deep in the trenches of Austin, TX, there's a mob of bike fanatics turning the classic bourgeoisie sport of polo into a fresh new urban sport. The big difference is that you don't need a steed and saddle to participate -- you just need a bike.

Bicycle Polo on the Lower East Side

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Bike Polo 180 Front Wheel Scoop Turn Attempts

Solo polo can be frustrating at times, but you just gotta jump back on the bike and keep trying.

Here I'm attempting a 180 scoop turn bringing the ball around my front wheel as well as turning on my non-chocolate side. Not much luck so far, but I'll nail it soon!

First Person: Playing Bike Polo

Bike polo players don't only like it for the sport, but also for the sense of community. Over the past few years bike polo has grown, with more than 280 cities worldwide offering some sort of organized games. (July 7)

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