Back in February, Fort Lauderdale was awarded the chance to host WHBPC 2013 after a vote by clubs throughout North America decided a majority of polo players would rather not go to Milwaukee for another tournament. As new information has come to light, the NAH board decided it would veto the vote, for the good of the poloverse. At a press conference this morning, the board announced that the World Hardcourt Bike Polo Championships will be moved to Milwaukee, Wisconsin due to sink holes in Fort Lauderdale’s plans. Due to an anonymous email sent to an undisclosed board member, it was discovered the Google Maps images of the perfect Florida courts were fake. After an investigation it was revealed that someone in Miami Bike Polo hacked the Google servers and planted images of a polo court utopia over suburban swamp lands.
No one from Fort Lauderdale or Miami bike polo was able to be reached for comment. Jake Newborn from MKE bike polo had this to say on the subject “I TOLD YOU SO, I TOLD YOU SO, I TOLD YOU SO!” NAH Commissioner Ben Schultz said that NAH shares their deepest apologies to polo players all over the world for any confusion or problems this may cause. He also stated that MKE has already started organizing the tournament, with dates set for September 27th to the 29th.
We will keep you updated as any new information on the Great Florida Hoax comes to light.
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