The Spring Tournament was the biggest event Melbourne Bike Polo has ever held, with 24 teams turning up to compete for the top spot. Congratulation to the Majestic Pink Shafts from Brisbane, who beat Bukiki Party (Perth/Brisbane) in the final to claim ultimate victory.
The event was exciting, exhilarating, effervescent, educational, exuberant and ultimately exhausting! Which is why it has taken me so long to get around to writing this post, despite its extreme importance.
Melbourne Bike Polo’s Sping Tournament simply would not have been the same without help from the steadfast, superb and sweet sponsors. so a big thank you to all the folks who took the time to help us out. Click on their logo to go to their website and return the favour. In no particular order…
It’s not long now till we get to do it all again at the Christmas tourney (7-8 December).
** Updated November 2014 **
The court is under construction and current expected completion is March 2015.
** Update April 2014 **
$3m Construction contract was approved by council on 29 April.
View council approval documents here
The court and park is expected to be completed in December 2014. This is a 6 month delay on previous plans due to the unexpected complexity in relocation of underground services before excavation and landscaping can occur.
** Update June 2013 **
$2 million was approved by the Council on Tuesday night for the Cage redevelopment!
The Rathdowne cage is being redeveloped into a full sized multi purpose court in line with our submissions.
Our submissions directly affected the design by:
- Moving basketball poles from the court surface to behind the fence
- Raising the concrete edge from 15cm to 60cm
- Aligning steps flush with the courts edge and removing other obstructions
- Making 45 degree corners
- Placing surrounding lighting to maximise light spillage onto the court
Book your tickets, print your shirts, rally your team! The Ho-Town Hoe-Down double elimination tournament is on.
Australia Day Long Weekend 25th - 26th of Jan 2014. If you’re in town a little longer, pickup games and mini-comps held on the 24th and 27th.
Want to help? Want to secure your place in the tourney?
Become a Hobart Bike Polo club member. Only $30 to join and membership comes with free tournament entry (valued at $30). Interstate and international members are welcomed!
Membership, tournament entry and helping Hobart Polo get established – only 30 bucks.
Join at http://tinyurl.com/HobartRego
Tournament registration will be opening in late 2013. Time to organise your teams!
What an amazing tournament, so many great memories!
Thanks to everyone for coming and making this one so much fun to be at, and especially thanks to everyone for taking such gorgeous photos