Machine Politics vs L'Équipe, August 2010. Photo by Steph Simcox
Putting a Form to the North American Hardcourt Season
I'm wondering, does everyone see the natural progression of a typical season of polo in North America as a season in which major regional invite tournaments become regional qualifiers which then decide those who participate in the North Americans which then decides those who participate in the Worlds?
I've always thought that a professional tennis season's format along with its varied styles of courts was a much better match with polo than the way in which a pro/college baseball, basketball, football or hockey season is organized.
Our year is composed of tournaments rather than 1 team vs. 1 team weekly matches and I think that if NA Hardcourt plans to put some sort of official form to the season this needs to be considered.
I'd like to hear how others see the ideal or necessary form to the polo season.