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European Hardcourt Bike Polo Championships 2009 London or EHBPC 09 London

Dear Poloistas,

The EHBPC committee is excited to announce the registration for the firstever European Hard-court Bike Polo Championships!

Registration:
Registration will open on Saturday, April 25 at 12pm GMT. You will be ableto register at http://www.ehbpc.org. It will cost £60 per team and the fee ispayable upon registering.

When registering you will be given the option to upload an image or logothat represents your team, and space to write anything you would like therest of Europe to know about your team. Please also let us know if youwould like us to accommodate you. If you are coming with girlfriends,boyfriends, cheerleaders, kids or your pet monkey please let us know assoon as possible.

We will be posting all registered teams on the website as confirmationthat your team is registered and so that Europe can see who is coming torepresent their city in the first of many European Championships!

The 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 firstcome, first serve basis.

In London we are voluntarily capping ourselves at 4 teams. We want to beable to host teams from all across Europe and because of the limited spaceat the tournament we ask that all of the polo communities get coordinatedand limit the registration of each city to four (4) teams (Paris,Karlsruhe, Berlin we mean you!). We’re excited to play teams that we’venever played before as we’re sure you are too. So if your city has morethan 4 fantastic teams please decide within your community which teamsshould represent your city.

We have already heard of cities organising qualifying tournaments to raisefunds for the travel expenses of the winning teams. This is a great ideaand inspiring to hear! Here in London we will have many more people comingto cheer than to play so if your team doesn’t make the cut make sure tostill come and support your city! With so many courts in London there willbe plenty of throw-ins. Whether you’re competing officially or not youwill get some good polo while you’re here.

We will keep you all updated if space for additional teams becomesavailable, however with the popularity of polo in Europe this year, we’re pretty sure registration will fill up fast so get in there quickly!

The weekend:
While the tournament itself will be Saturday and Sunday with events in theevenings there will also be lots to do the Friday and Monday on eitherside and we hope you will join us for that. We will update you at thewebsite as these plans develop.

The excitement in London towards hosting this first ever tournament iselectric and we can’t wait to have you all here. If you have anyquestions, suggestions or the like for us, please feel free to contact matt@ehbpc.org

Cheers,
The EHBPC London Committee
http://www.ehbpc.org

words by Vidal

EHBPC london 09

BFF Polo Tournament court announced! Register now!

London’s second polo tournament this year and the return of the Bicycle Film Festival annual tournament will take place this year in the City of London, check out the court location.

Its time to register if your team is interested, there’s no cut off date this time but the sooner the better. Email polo@bicyclefilmfestival.com with your team name and players. Several teams are already confirmed including the Fabulous French Fuckers who took the last tournament by storm.

The date is October 5th, entry is free, lots of prizes and organised half time entertainment. After party at the Electricity Showrooms in Hoxton Square.

If you aren’t playing polo on Sunday check out the cycle picnic in London Fields.

One of the organisers sent this message:

Hello Fixie,
Not sure if you know about this, but we are helping organise a cycle event in London Fields on Sunday afternoon. Its aimed at upright lady cyclists, but of course all cycle tribes are welcome. Fixies may be particularly interested in our cinema tent. The guys from Magnificent Revolution are powering the projector and Ray Pascoe has put together a little programme of rare vintage cycle films for us. Its going to be really special! If you’d like to pop down after bike polo you’re all welcome to join us.

More info.

European Hardcourt Bike Polo Showdown Zurich

Got this email a little while ago…

Hello European Bikepolo Teams

We’re glad to invite you to the first European Hardcourt Bikepolo Showdown. The Tournament will take place on the 18th of october as a part of the Bicycle Film Festival in Zurich. We have confirmed registration form all over Switzerland, Germany and the U.K. Of course the main challenge will be to beat the current european champion Team Basel. We will play in a big warehouse so you dont have to worry about weather and temperature. Besides Polo and the Movies there will be other Bike Messenger related stuff going on all over the weekend. So we promise that the journey to Switzerland will definitely be worth it. If you’re interested in entering the Bike Polo Tournament please write an email to jerome@thiriet.net to register. More Info and a flyer will be up soon. Check back on fahrradkurier.ch for updates!

This looks good, and playing in a big warehouse sounds like fun, more info on http://bikepoloshowdown.wir24.de.

And if you fancy more European polo action check out Sweden on 14/09 for the Swedish Open Cycle Polo Championship more info http://club.kometbicycles.se/.

ECMC bike polo video

Check out this video from Juli she made about the European Cycle Messenger Championships bike polo competition which took place a few weeks ago in Eindhoven. Watch it big for extra fun.

Londons Calling is on!

Here’s a reminder to get down to the Foundry and check out Londons Calling this weekend. Pictures of the main prize are up onthe LC blog already….

If you are reading this you will have noticed that http://bricklanebikepolo.wordpress.com is now gone and this is its replacement! Please update your bookmarks, posts, friends etc.

Shoreditch Polo Invite and whats next?

Yesterday was a day of packed polo action as around 30 teams competed for polo victory in court built for the competition next to Shoreditch Park. In the end Bike Polo Munchen walked away with the trophy and there were some very exciting games along the way. Well done to everyone who played, took part and organised! More follow up soon…

But for now look whats coming up…

This weekend – London’s Calling, a follow up to last year’s great event….

And in just over two month’s time….

Shoreditch Polo Tournament this Sunday!

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As part of the Shoreditch Festival this weekend sees teams from around the UK and beyond takeover a specially built court in East London for a day of bicycle polo games. Because of the large amount of teams entered the tournament will kick off pretty early, and be done by 7pm. After party hosted by The Trixie Chicks. Everyone who has entered to play should have the details they need already, everybody else come down and support! This will be a celebration of the 100th anniversary of bicycle polo at London’s 4th Olympiad in 1908 which everyone seems to be talking about at the moment.

Location is this court in the grounds of school right next to Shoreditch Park.

PARTY!

26 July – Grass Polo Tournament – West London

Sticky: Register before 10/07 for Shoreditch polo tournament

August 17th: as part of the Shoreditch Festival we will be hosting a day of bike polo compteition. Register your team now by emailing roxy@trixiechix.com (deadline 10th July, and its free!) for your chance to compete and win prizes from our many wonderfull sponsors as well as a free saddle for each rider from Brooks! Read the full details below…

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Tuesday 24/06: The Ride journal launch

http://www.theridejournal.com/



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