Machine Politics vs L'Équipe, August 2010. Photo by Steph Simcox
Registration will open on Saturday, April 25 at 12pm GMT. You will be able to register at www.ehbpc.org. It will cost £60 per team and the fee is payable upon registering.
When registering you will be given the option to upload an image or logo that represents your team, and space to write anything you would like the rest of Europe to know about your team. Please also let us know if you would like us to accommodate you. If you are coming with girlfriends, boyfriends, cheerleaders, kids or your pet monkey please let us know as soon as possible.
We will be posting all registered teams on the website as confirmation that your team is registered and so that Europe can see who is coming to represent their city in the first of many European Championships!
Other important details
The tourney will take place over two days on August 1st & 2nd 2009. We are capping the tourney at 40 teams and registration will be on a first come, first serve basis.
In London we are voluntarily capping ourselves at 4 teams. We want to be able to host teams from all across Europe and because of the limited space at the tournament we ask that all of the polo communities get coordinated and limit the registration of each city to four (4) teams (Paris, Karlsruhe, Berlin we mean you!). We’re excited to play teams that we’ve never played before as we’re sure you are too. So if your city has more than 4 fantastic teams please decide within your community which teams should represent your city.
We have already heard of cities organising qualifying tournaments to raise funds for the travel expenses of the winning teams. This is a great idea and inspiring to hear! Here in London we will have many more people coming to cheer than to play so if your team doesn’t make the cut make sure to still come and support your city! With so many courts in London there will be plenty of throw-ins. Whether you’re competing officially or not you will get some good polo while you’re here.
We will keep you all updated if space for additional teams becomes available, however with the popularity of
polo in Europe this year, we’re pretty sure registration will fill up fast so get in there quickly!
While the tournament itself will be Saturday and Sunday with events in the evenings there will also be lots to do the Friday and Monday on either side and we hope you will join us for that. We will update you at the website as these plans develop.
The excitement in London towards hosting this first ever tournament is electric and we can’t wait to have you all here.
If you have any questions, suggestions or the like for us, please feel free to contact firstname.lastname@example.org