Media, Video

Louis CK visits NYC Bike Polo

May 14, 2014

bike polo louis

 

Bike Polo made it’s way to prime time TV again! A few years back the CSI: NY film crew visited New York Bike Polo (check that footage out HERE) and now Louis CK did a little bike polo filming for his amazing show Louie. Thank you New York Bike Polo for getting this sport on the boob-tube!

You can watch the short clip here thanks to The Means:

To watch the full episode, follow this link HERE! This link may not work in all countries. To find the episode yourself, look up Louis Season 4 Episode 3 on your favorite TV show streaming website.

Tournaments

A Big Qualifying Weekend

May 12, 2014

This past weekend (5-10 and 5-11) we saw three big qualifiers happen around the world. There could have even been more, but it’s hard to keep up with all the European qualifiers. The three I do know about were held in Germany, France, and Mexico. The German and French teams were competing for their spots at the European Championship in Padova, Itally, while Mexico competed for the first time as it’s own region in the NAH. Here are the results from three qualifiers:

France
true danger

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Qualified Teams

1- True Danger
2- Scally Wags
3- Hooks
4- Chevals
5- Team Rocket
6- Cool Story Bro
7- Utopists

Wildcard
8- Témoilesnichons

Full results HERE.

Germany
power rangers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Qualified Teams
1- Power Rangers
2- Edisons
3- Instinct
4- Des Mog(g)i
5- Octopussy

Wildcard
6- Bambule

Full results HERE.

Mexico
nino dios

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Qualified Teams
1- Nino Dios
2- Hermanos Korioto
3- The Means

Full results HERE.

Editorial

Changes From Ruleset v4.2 to v4.3

May 8, 2014
ruleset v4.3

ruleset v4.3

This week the NAH sprung a brand new version of the ruleset on us with little explanation as to what made it different from the v4.2 that preceded it. The only information they gave us was that they needed to “adjust for some formatting errors” and release “the Appendix A that Section 3 refers to.” While the Appendix A is pretty self-explanatory (give it a read HERE), we figured we would help you see the changes in the v4.3 of the ruleset. To follow along, check out v4.3 HERE.

After talking to the Head of Reffing Committy, Joe Rstom, about the changes, it turns out that these changes aren’t actually that important to the game play (outside of the Appendix A, that is). Just to calm your worrying mind, I figure I will let you know what changed anyway. So here it is:

  1. The “§1.3 – Goal Judge” section had a typo in the v4.2 ruleset that made the numbers jump from §1.3.2 to §1.3.4. The NAH dummies had to fix that mistake!
  2. In the section “§4.8 – Shifted Goal Position”, they made ANOTHER numbering error. In v4.2, the subsection for §4.8.2 was listed as §4.8.3 instead of §4.8.2.1, like it is in the v4.3.
  3. For “§10.3 – Interference”, the NAH fixed some wording in the §10.3.2 section. In v4.2, §10.3.2 reads: “In the case of the ball leaving the immediate vicinity of the player in possession but having not been touched by any other player, the player considered in possession according to §5.1.1 can not be engaged physically if they have forfeited pursuit of the ball. An opponent may only engage in physical contact with the player in possession if they continue to advance towards the ball.” And now in v4.3, §10.3.2 reads: “In the case of the ball leaving the immediate vicinity of the player in possession according to §5.1.1 but having not been touched by any other player, the player in possession can not be engaged physically if they have forfeited pursuit of the ball. An opponent may only engage in physical contact with the player in possession if they continue to advance towards the ball.”

And that’s it. Pretty exciting huh?

The most important thing to take away from v4.3 is the addition of Appendix A. It simplifies and uniforms the qualifier formatting so that tournament organizers have one less thing to worry about when hosting these important tournaments. It’s great for players to know too so they can make sure they are playing games for the appropriate amount of time.

Educate yourself! That’s the most important thing for the grow of hardcourt bike polo.

Editorial

Meet the EHBPA Committee

May 4, 2014
EHBPA

In an attempt to get European hardcourt bike polo organized under a governing body, several players from clubs all over Europe put their names on the ballot to be one of the lucky nine on the first European Hardcourt Bike Polo Association committee. Yesterday the final votes were tallied and these are the faces of change for European hardcourt bike polo! Please join me in welcoming the new committee:

1) Alejandro “Mr Carillo” Carillo (Spain)
Alejandro Carrillo

 

 

 
2) Eduard “Eddy” Krömer (Germany)
Eddy Polo

 

 

 

 

 

3) Morgan “Morgain” Hidalgo (France)
Morgan Morgain

 

 

 

 

 


4) Johanna “Jo” Lemm (Germany)
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5) Clément “Uolmo” Bailat (Switzerland)
Clement Bailat

 

 

 

 

 


6) Marco “Scimmia” Campisano (Italy)
Marco Campisano

 

 

 

 

 


7) Vincent “Pôl Poil” POUJOL (Belgium)
vincent poujol

 

 

 

 

 


8) Dany Majard (Czech Republic)
Dany Majard

 

 

 

 

 


9) Benjamin Liu (France/Switzerland)
Benjamin Liu

Editorial, Tournaments

2014 Qualifier Predictions

May 1, 2014
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I wanted to post this last week but I got caught up in getting ready for my trip down to San Francisco and then on to Fresno for Smack In Da Middle III. Because of my poor time management, I missed out on the opportunity to pick the top three teams for South Centrals. If I had the chance to pick, I would have picked those three teams to make it onto the podium, though. With the South East Qualifier this weekend, I don’t want to put this off any longer, so here are my predictions of teams to make it onto the podium at each qualifier. Here they are, in no particular order:

South East, May 3rd – 4th:

  • Ginyu Force (Christopher, Arnold, Del Gato TLH)
  • Biking Vikings (Brent, Paul ATL, justin MOLO)
  • Broken Bones (Adam, Brett, Graham MEM)

Mexico May 10th – 11th:

  • The Means (Chris NYC, Tex OTT, Nick RVA)
  • Nino Dios (Ignacio, Yair, Raul GDL)
  • HERMANOS KORIOTO (Pablo, Omar, Oscar GDL)

South West May 24th – 25th:

  • Beavers (Brian, Eric, Joey SF)
  • The Control (Shitty, Forrest, Ace SF)
  • secret teeth (Brandon, Jillian, Cody CRZ)

Great Plains May 24th – 25th:

  • Mosquito (Will, Daren, Duane SKN)
  • Passless Chaps (Dave, JB, Zach WPG)
  • Prairie Gold (Neil, Josh, Tom EDM)

Cascadia May 24th – 25th:

  • The Guardians (Cody, Julian, Dustin SEA)
  • Portland United (Arlyn, pete, Eric PDX)
  • Ringers (Nick Philly, Redbeard SEA, Pierre SF)

Eastside May 31st – June 1st:

  • Arsenal (Jonathan CHI, Horse LNS, Rob Philly)
  • White Fang (Fang, Jake, Fang BOS)
  • gimme a min, I’ll think of something (Natred, Zach NYC, Dirkbag TO)

Heartland May 31st – June 1st:

  • Los Tranquilos (Mags, Charlie COMO, Hams LEX)
  • Three Bucks (Peter, David CBUS, Eric LEX)
  • Hustle and Muscle (Chris CIN, porch, James LEX)

Northside June 7th – 8th:

  • CUNNING STUNTS (Bird MKE, Maija, Heffy TO)
  • Triple Deke (Kevin, Shane, Ngaihon TO)
  • Journeymen (Allan, Robbie OTT, Nick TO)

 Great Lakes June 7th – 8th:

  • MILWAUKEE A (Captain, Guthrie, Genghis MKE)
  • Brigands (Adam ARB, Nick, Sam MPLS)
  • 10k (Aren, Ramon, Kado MPLS)

Please note that this is all in good fun, so please do not be offended if I did not put your team on the list. I would love to hear your predictions too, so please share them!