Sydney Bench Tournament – Her Majesty’s Last Annual Bike Polo Regatta 2013
Sydney Bike Polo is pleased to announce that we will be hosting a small tournament on Sunday the 9th of June 2013!!! This will be a single day Bench Tournament with randomly seeded players to even everyone out. There will be a chilled out vibe with music, BBQ, drinks and costumes!
We will be holding pre drinks on the Saturday night and of course, an after party on Sunday night. Don’t forget that the Monday is a public holiday so we can work of those hangovers with more polo!
All you have to do is register by the pre-party Saturday night to get involved. How much is t did I hear you ask??? WELL IT’S FREE!!!
The costume theme is “The Queen” so dress in anything royal, the commonwealth or Freddie Mercury. There will be a prize for best costume!
More information to follow, but for now, all you need to know is:
When: Sunday 9th June 10am until 7pm(ish)
Pre-Party?: YES please – Saturday night 8pm location TBC
After-Party? Oh god yes – Sunday night 8pm location TBC
How to register: Contact Brook or Ben or sign up at the pre-party
How much?: It’s free!
Music: Are you kidding me? Of course!
Food: Meat and Vegan BBQ options. Gold coin donations.
Costume: Mandatory. Drinking penalties apply
But I’ve never played before: Don’t be daft, get signed up and join in!
Check out the new promo video for “Ladies Army”, a female only tournament now entering it’s fifth year. This year is also the first that a full Australian team will be competing! The tournament also travels with it being held in East Vancouver from May the 9th to the 12th. Sydney’s very own Virginia will be heading over with two other players from Brisbane as team “GIRLHOLE”. Good luck girls!
Check out this little clip from Chunk Clothing featuring Luca from London. The MVP from 2012′s world championships in Geneva, he blew everyone away with his insane speed, agility and control. His pivoting and ability to change bike direction was mind boggling quick. All this from someone who only just got their end of school results at the tournament! Rumor has it he is subbing in for team Cosmic at the moment..
The lovely and daper Jono from the London team “Spring Break” has posted up a little blog post on his site with a quick video. Definitely worth a read and looksie. his team only dropped 1 point the whole weekend and won everything else. Daniel from Sydney certainly earned his keep with some great polo over both days. Congratulations mate!
The only thing that could come close to being more fun than bike polo is animated GIFs. So you can understand the excitement we’ve had about a new polo blog that has just done the rounds. It simply does the most perfect job of summing up the life and times of the sport. Check out the examples below and see the main site for yourself at this link.
New Mallet Day
Getting drunk with your teammates after a good tournament
Untimed pickup games where no one is scoring
When there’s an all-in for one spot and your mallet gets picked
This coming weekend we will be hosting two tournaments over the weekend! We have a few inter-state guests coming down for a weekend of solid polo for teams and pick-up. We will have a BBQ on both days with some basic items, bring anything extra you might desire.
Saturday: Starting at 10am we will be holding a single day teamed tournament. Come down as a team or join a team when you arrive. We will be doing a simple round robin then a finals round. Proper tournament rules regarding contact, fouls and safety etc apply so bring a helmet and cap those bar ends.
Saturday night: We will be heading to a pub (undecided as yet) after the tournament for some food and drinks.
Sunday: Attempting another 10am start, this tournament day will be all about developing those skills and playing with as many people as possible. We will be playing a “throw-up” tournament which is essentially normal pick-up games but your points and scores will be recorded. We will have some sort of final at the end for bragging rights.
This year’s Hell’s Belles tournament put together 14 teams from around the world in a ladies only format. The event held in London on August 24 also featured Virginia in “Europenis” as well as Erin from Sydney in the “Tornadoes” who went on to win the title.
Northern Standard, the Bike Polo company based in Vancouver, Canada recently appeared on Dragons Den, a show that sets up entrepreneurs with investors. There was a great demo to kick things off with players from Toronto (and Sydney’s Lewis) then Max and Ken do their thing to drum up interest. Northern Standard has been making great shafts and now gloves and has sponsored top teams around the world, including “Melbourne Anchor”. Check out the video below: