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!
Some how this new version of the Milwaukee Bicycle Co. slipped under my radar. It now comes with 10mm wrench slots that allow for easier removal (which was the biggest difficulty of the old model) and is made of 7075 aluminum. On top of this, Milwaukee is offering titanium bolts so one will be all you need! Find more info HERE!
DOM (or Dirty Old Monkey) is Taiwan’s leading bike polo equipment manufacturer. With their own unique mounting system, they definitely stand out from the rest of the polo mallets on the market. It’s not only their mounting system that stands out, but their band new DoDi mallet head has a mind of it’s own as well.
The amazing Mr. Do has already produced a video from the 2014 World Hardcourt Bike Polo Championship. Here, the Outlawz take on Call Me Daddy in the Winners Bracket Final. You’ll find 10 penalties called in this game, and a handful more that the ref wasn’t able to see. It’s a real shame because clean games make for much more enjoyable games.