This is just a reminder that for everyone in North America, that Timaru, New Zealand is a day ahead of us. Time zones are tricky, but yes, when it is January 20th at 7:00 pm PST here in Portland, it is January 21st at 4:00 pm in Timaru, New Zealand. What this boils down to is that while the World Hardcourt Bike Polo Championship is taking place on 4th, 5th, and 6th of February, here in North America it will happen on the 3rd, 4th, and 5th. Unfortunately this means that it will take place on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, so NA viewership may be a little slower. Either way, you can watch the WHBPC streamed live HERE. For any more info, hit up the WHBPC website HERE!
Goodhead Manufacturing out of Winnipeg, MB has an amazing deal going on right now with their entire hardcourt bike polo mallet head selection. Right now you can have a Goodhead mallet head shipped to your door for only $20.99 CAD. If you live in the USA, as of right now, that is converts to less than $15 USD! That is an amazing deal for a great mallet head. Take advantage of the deal by heading HERE!
If your hardcourt bike polo team in trying to look extra pro this session, you might as well take advantage of Dodici Cicli‘s brand new team deal. You can snag three of their brand new PCII framesets for a total of €900! So grab some friends, grab some teammates, or just stock pile some bike polo framesets for yourself, and take advantage of this killer deal. More info on the deal HERE!
“Feminist on the Court” is a new monthly column giving a voice to a variety of women, trans, and/or femme players (and those that support them) from around the world. This month Jackie Mautner of Portland, OR brings us a list of helpful suggestions for allies. If you’d like to tell us your story, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
There’s been a lot of discussion recently, sparked in part by the Tacocat music video, about cat-calling in particular, and sexism in general. Last month, on this blog, Sara penned a response which outlined why we should take call-outs seriously, and concluded with the sentiment that the polo community can do better. Similar to that article, this article is meant to provide some ways you can be a better teammate to the women/trans/femme (WTF) players in your life. It should go without saying that this is not a comprehensive list, nor do I believe that there is only one way to create a safer, more inclusive and diverse polo community. Think of these ideas as tactics that may be useful in a given situation/towards a greater goal, just as you would on the court.
My favorite team (and hopefully soon to be yours too) is having an end of season Thank You giveaway contest. They want to thank their sponsors for their support and they want to thank their fans by giving away product donated by their sponsors. They are giving away EVERYTHING that you see in the picture above.