Machine Politics vs L'Équipe, August 2010. Photo by Steph Simcox
Antipodes? No entry fee. No awards. Just plain Bike Polo.
While the Bike polo world is rolling in Timaru, we will be playing in this other side of the world.
Lisbon is open to all players for a shuffle tournament on the same weekend as the finals.
That means you are welcome to come even without your regular team mates.
We will be making teams according to the experience level of each player. The goal is to make teams as balanced as possible according to the level of experience determined by the number of tournaments each player has participated so far.
After each round, you'll be switching teams again always bearing this balanced team philosophy.
There is wheel for “Freshies” - wich played no more than 5 tournaments so far;
Another wheel for “Experienced” - wich played less than 10 tournaments
Last one for “Dinosaurs” - more than 10 tournaments.
Each team will be made out of a name picked from each wheel. After each round, we will picking names yet again and so on. Ideally, you’ll hardly play with the same players in your team. The ranking will be determined by number of victories and goals scored. The best 6 players play a “final” on sunday. We will all will be reffing according to the ehbpa Rules.
We are planning some extras as well and have already sorted the Lisbon Lovers Hostel at a low price for polo players (and family).
To make an entry to the event, just send a PM with your name, city and the number of tournaments played in your polo career