European Hardcourt Bike Polo Championships 2010 – Geneva

Greetings from Berlin!

So far in the last month I’ve played polo in Paris, Karlsruhe, Geneva (Euro Champs), Munich (Masscup indoor tourney), and just arrived in Berlin where in two weeks I will be joined by my Sydney team mates, 2 Melbourne teams and a team from Adelaide where we will all compete in the World Hardcourt Bike Polo Championships.

For some idea of the standard of polo in Europe, the Euro’s in Geneva 2 weeks ago hosted 48 teams from across the continent, on 3 immaculate, identical courts, over 2 days.

The courts were built from demountable hockey boards, 32m x 16m, and 3 sets of amazing, fire-engine-red, netted custom POLO goals.

The final game went to 5-4, and took 32 minutes for L’Equip (Geneva) to finish Cosmic (London) to claim European glory for the second year running.

1. L’equipe (Geneva)

2. Cosmic (London)
3. El club (Barcalona)
4. Rotten Apples (London)
5. Toros (Munich) / Polosynthese (Frankfurt)
7. Apologie (Paris) / MGM (Paris)
9. Bambule (Berlin) / ToughShit (Munich)/ MoteurF (Geneva) / SharkA (Karlsruhe)
13.PoloEro / Clowns / Roling Hoods / Netto
17.BAD / EHVFXD / PoloStubli / IronPony /Rakete / RICircles / Broken Legs / DBAA
25.Barca / Lausanne / Marteau Players / Cambridge / Malice / Budapest / 69ers / Malaforca
More photo sets on the site here.

Geneva wins ECMC Bike Polo

 

Photo by Alexander Schindel

Miguel, ECMC polo organiser writes…

The bikepolo tournament@ECMC2009 went very well.
Three days where 38 teams came to play the tournament.
More than 120 people from all across europe and the world meet in Berlin to play bikepolo.
We had a lot of games, pickup games before and after the tournament ones where also amazing.
We had some rain and an small accident in the semifinals what made us  change the rest of the semifinals and finals to monday. Thing that was also good because we had one more day of tournament with amazing games.
In general, it was a very good ambience where everyone had fun, play a lot of polo, meet other players and friends.

1st Place. Geneva
2nd Place. Munich
3rd Place. Berlin

More Polo photos from the ECMC 2009 pool

More photos by Alexander Schindel

Official results for the rest of the ECMC

Moving Target on ECMC