The Australasian Hardcourt Bike Polo Association is formally submitting a bid to host the World Hardcourt Bike Polo Championships in 2015 in Timaru, NZ. This is a joint submission from the entire region of New Zealand and Australia to host the event. Approval of this bid a full year in advance allows for proper planning and would allow participants access to cheaper airfares.
The North American Hardcourt Bike Polo Association (or simply, NAH) is offering a pretty hefty payment for those that are willing to help referee the first ever NAH Bench Championship. Okay, ‘hefty’ may not be the right term when compared to referees in professional sports (or even little league) but for bike polo this is a pretty big deal! NAH will be paying both head refs and secondary refs. Head refs will be paid $10 per game and secondary refs $5 per game. With game times running around a hour per game, head refs will be making roughly $10 an hour! That’s higher than minimum wage in a lot of the United States!
To sign up as a ref for this history tournament, contact the NAH Head of Reffing (Joe Rstom) as Joe@Hardcourt.com. I hope to see you all in Lexington in a few weeks!
Check out this awesome footage from Brazil’s second national championship. Held in Belo Horizonte, Brazil on August 31st, the BHBP club was able to work with the city to shut down one of the busiest streets to host the tournament. A big congratulations is due to the Underdogs for winning this tournament for a second year in a row!
Here are the links that you’ll need to follow along with the 2014 World Hardcourt Bike Polo Championship wildcard and main event:
The 2014 WHBPC wildcard starts (today) Wednesday at 10:oo am Montpelier time (1:oo am Pacific Time here in Portland), with the main event starting at the same time on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.
Be sure to not miss a minute of the action!
Too get us all excited for the start of the WHBPC 2014 in Montpelier, France next week, Paulette a Roulettes released her photos from last years championship in Florida. There are over 450 amazing photos from one of Europe’s leading bike polo photographers. Check them out HERE!