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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.

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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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.

NAHBPC Live Stream

For Schedule and Results:

North American Hardcourt Bike Polo Championship - 2018 - Milwaukee Wisconsin
September 28-30, 2018
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WHBPC 2017 - Call Me Daddy vs. Judgement (Friday)

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

Urban Bicycle Polo | The New York Times

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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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PERPIGNON BIKE POLO

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

Réalisation : Lucille Descazaux.

Urban Cycle Polo Berlin


Some shorts from the tournament at Wassertorplatz in Kreuzberg, Berlin on Sunday 9th of June, 2008

Bike Polo

Rampant View + Bike Polo
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Ho-Town Hoedown IV Finals 2018 (Bike Polo)

The final game of Ho-Town Ho down 2018
Ho-Town Ho down has been running for four years in Hobart, Tasmania.
Details can be found on there Facebook page:

Note: Unfortunately the camera could not capture the whole court and goals, apologises.

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 :)
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Friday Night Bike Polo Commentary I

One of Kona Bike Polo's world famous Friday Night Bike Polo matches from October!

KBP plays every Friday night from 6-11pm at the Old Airport skate rink in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. Check it out! All are welcome!

Bike Polo 180 Scoop Turn Practice

The first person I saw do this was Dan Strout at Melbourne Spring tourney. My jaw hit the floor when I saw it, and I questioned how on earth that was humanly possible!

Now, a few months and lots of bike polo practice later, I'm giving them a shot. I'm nearly there but not quite, things to work on are pulling the mallet back a bit further before releasing the ball, which means turning my shoulder a bit more, and also getting a little more rotation in my turns. I think once I add a little more speed into the mix I can get it done nicely.

As far as how useful this move is, I think the 50/50 turn does the same job with less risk of messing up, but at least this looks cool right?

818 Bike Polo Practice

Just some quick clips from a normal monday night polo game/practice night. Everyone is welcomed to join
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2018 NAHBPC - Ursa Minor vs Judgement (Day 1)

Ursa Minor 5 - Judgement 3

For Schedule and Results:

North American Hardcourt Bike Polo Championship - 2018 - Milwaukee Wisconsin
September 28-30, 2018

SF Hardtop Bike Polo :: 1922

Filmed with helmet cam

Bozeman Bike Polo

A profile of the Wednesday night bike polo players in Bozeman, Montana. For more info on bike polo check out
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Filmed and edited by Doug Brown.

2017 World Hardcourt Bike Polo Championship PROMO (WHBPC)

Lexington, Kentucky — known as the “Horse Capital of the World” — will host the 8th World Hardcourt Bike Polo Championship, the biggest and most competitive bike polo tournament in the world.

2018 NAHBPC - The Low Fives vs Fire Upside Down Face (Day 2)

The Low Fives 2 - Fire Upside Down Face 6

For Schedule and Results:

North American Hardcourt Bike Polo Championship - 2018 - Milwaukee Wisconsin
September 28-30, 2018

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