Machine Politics vs L'Équipe, August 2010. Photo by Steph Simcox
Victoria Bike Polo Presents: Balls in the City
We've just nailed down the date for Victoria's next tournament and this event is going to be a special one!
Victoria Bike Polo Presents: Balls in the City, will be a two day tournament and will be one of the main events to close out the Victoria International Cycling Festival on the final weekend, June 11th and 12th.
We are planning to run two courts on a location to be determined in downtown Victoria. We've had some trouble getting a location approved so please bear with us, this event will happen and we'll let you know the location details as soon as we have a better idea.
Registration will max out at 24 teams, please see the form linked below. Tournament format has not been finalized yet, but it is likely to be swiss rounds on day 1 and double elimination on day two.
NEW UPDATE !!
Registration opened Thursday, 4/28/2011 at 7:00 PM PST, and as it stands right now the tournament is officially FULL.
If you are interested in coming but haven't registered you still can register to get on the waiting list by filling out the form
Any team that does not pay its registration fee by May 12th at 10PM PST will be bumped off the list and the next team will be moved up. I will be emailing all the teams today and providing the information for how to pay the registration fee through paypal.
Registration cost is $30/team
Follow this link to see the Google Docs spreadsheet with the list of registered teams.
This event will be held in conjunction with the Victoria International Cycling Festival (May 27th - June 12th 2011), which will be featuring a number of exciting cycling events including sprints, time trials, a Grand Prix road race, dirt jumping, freeriding, and trials comps.
See http://vicf.ca/index.php for more info on the festival and events!
Most festival events will be located right in downtown Victoria along the habourfront and the VICF committee is expecting crowds of thousands to attend the events.
I'm happy to announce that the Hotel Grand Pacific is the official presenting sponsor for the VICF Balls in the City tournament, as well as for the Harbour Sprints Race Series which will be held between 7pm and 9pm on May 27, June 3 and June 10.
For more info on the race series or to register if you want to race on Friday June 10th
check out: http://harboursprints.com/
NEW UPDATE !!
The Hotel Grand Pacific (www.hotelgrandpacific.com) as the presenting sponsor for the Balls in the City tournament, the hotel is looking forward to welcoming all Bike Polo participants and has offered a special rate of $119 accessible from June 9th through June 13th. The rate is subject to availability so book early! To access this special rate , please go to
or contact the hotel reservations team at (250)386-0450 or toll free at 1-800-663-7550 and quote rate #843136.
Thrifty's Foods is the official food sponsor for the entire festival and will be providing food for athletes during the tournament.