This is the info out there so far, who’s going?
Since CMWC 2003 in Seattle the messenger version of bike polo has been taking over the world. There are bragging rights from the east side, west side, north side and south side. Now it’s time to find which side will be World Champions.
CMWC XVI presents a complete World Championship Bike Polo Tournament. The winners will be declared the 2008 World Hard Court Bike Polo Champions.
The 6 tennis courts at Hanlan’s Point on the Toronto islands will be transformed in to 2 large fenced-in bike polo courts side by side that are surrounded by the main race course. We expect polo to be a popular event with spectators so there will be bleachers around the polo courts. Qualifying games will take place all day Saturday at the same time as qualifying for the main race. Polo players will be assigned earlier race qualifying time windows so that they may complete their race before their bike polo games.
The tournament will require extra organization which means that Teams will have to pre-register to enter the polo tournament. The complete details will be announced in a later update and will be prominent on the CMWC 2008 website. (cmwc2008.com)
The polo finals will take place on Sunday after the main race in front of what’s likely to be the largest crowd in hard court bike polo history. Toronto is a hockey crazed city that will appreciate the fast hard court action of “hockey-on-bikes.” We’re going to treat you like the pros you are as the finals will be filmed and include live play by play commentary.