Fixcraft and the rest of the Professional Hardcourt Bike Polo organizers just announced that the first video in the series is coming next Monday June 22nd, and then there will be one video released on each consecutive Monday following. They will be released on the new ProBikePolo website, so add the site to your bookmarks and get ready to get lost in some professional bike polo action! You can read the official word from the PHBP organizers here:
There were two North American Hardcourt Bike Polo Association qualifiers this past weekend, both of which were a tad soggy. South Centrals, which was most than a bit wet, took place in Austin, TX, while Great Lakes went down in Grand Rapids, MI.
After losing only one game during Swiss Rounds, Elena (GVA), Quinn (LEX), and Shannon (VAN) of Valkyries went undefeated during the double elimination day to claim the title as the champions of Ladies Army 7. After a hard fight through the losers bracket, Hot Honey Biscuits (Jessi SEA, Erica SF, Tina MOLO) took second place for a third year in a row. Rounding out the podium, we saw Shit Twins (Bird MAD, Melly RDU, Meesh RDU) take third place. You can find full tournament results HERE!
Ladies Army 7 starts this Friday, yes you read that correctly. This tournament starts Friday and goes until the last match on Saturday, and then on Sunday there will be the notorious Ladies Army Co-Ed. With three days of non-stop hardcourt bike polo action happening in San Francisco, we figured we would make following along easy for you. Here are four ways to follow the Ladies Army hardcourt bike polo tournaments this weekend:
There are plenty of reasons to love Ladies Army. It could be the very nature of celebrating the women that make up bike polo, or the patriarchy shattering sweat that each competitor pours out like so much PBR—but for me, there is a particular enjoyment in the team names.