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I’m going to save a bunch of time for folks who want to tl;dr this: the logic behind not having a North American Hardcourt Bike Polo Championship because there isn’t a World Hardcourt Bike Polo Championship this year is flawed – of course there should be an NAHBPC!
For those of you who want more, let me elucidate.
Early this month when the North American Hardcourt Bike Polo Association (NAH) released their 2016 tournament survey results, John Hayes announced that there would, in fact, be a 2016 North American Hardcourt Bike Polo Championship, in spite of there not being a world championship until 2017. Hayes also announced that for the 2016 NAHBPC to happen, there needed to be a host. Here is the full quote from the survey:
Earlier this month, the North American Hardcourt Bike Polo Association (NAH) released a survey regarding the 2016 NAH tournament season. As any great sports organization should do, they asked the actual participants to give feed back on how the season should be structured. Players helped decide important structural questions like if the 2016 season should be 3v3 or 5v5 and if the final day of the North American Hardcourt Bike Polo Championship (NAHBPC) should be double elimination, single elimination, or even, other.
After nearly a month of gathering data from bike polo players all over North America, the NAH is ready to go public with the results. And unfortunately, the results are inconclusive. In the craziest turn of events, every single result was a tie. WHO COULD IMAGINE?!
“Saudade” and “chulé”
Two great words in Portuguese that don’t have exact one-word English translations, but both apply to my great experience with the ever-welcoming São Paulo Bike Polo Club.
I went down to visit my sister who lives in São Paulo Brazil last week, and on Saint Patrick’s Day, in one of the world’s largest cities, I was lucky enough to meet up with a second kind of family, one that at first were complete strangers, but through the magic of bike polo, welcomed me and made me feel like I was família.