Ruleset Update for the 2017 Season

Posted by on Apr 14, 2017 in NAH, Rules
Ruleset Update for the 2017 Season

I am happy to present the 2017 NAH Ruleset for the 2017 Qualifying Season, NAHBPC and WHBPC. This ruleset is the most significant update since 2014 when NAH introduced version 4.3. Once again, this version ushers in a new delivery format and naming convention as well as a new process for collaborating and play-testing rules. […]

Introduction to Squad

Posted by on Jan 18, 2017 in Education, NAH, NAHBPC, Qualifying Series, Rules, WHBPC
Introduction to Squad

Welcome to the 2017 NAH Tournament series. As you all know by now the NAHBPC and WHBPC will be carried out in squad format. Most of you have either played in this format, watched it, or know the general premise of it. For those who do not, we would like to take a few minutes […]

Ruleset v4.5 Unanimously Approved for 2015

Posted by on Apr 14, 2015 in Governance, NAH, NAHBPC, Rules

This page is a companion to the newly published ruleset for 2015. V4.5 can be found here: http://www.nahardcourt.com/rules/ Over the winter the rules committee has been drafting rules, discussing ideas for the future and play-testing early versions of rules. In January a call was put out for clubs to play-test a version of the crease rule, and […]

Playtesting proposed rule changes – Obstruction

Posted by on Mar 3, 2015 in Rules
Playtesting proposed rule changes – Obstruction

With a number of the most experienced NAH approved refs, and players from around North America attending the Great Lakes Winter Classic in Toronto this weekend, we are using it as a chance to playtest the proposed new Obstruction and Crease rules. Thanks to Joe and Mark for their hard work in drafting this, and […]

2015 Season and Beyond

Posted by on Feb 18, 2015 in Changes, NAHBPC, Qualifying Series, Rules, WHBPC
2015 Season and Beyond

NAH Qualifying Series As in previous years, teams will qualify for the NAHBPC through regional qualifiers. The regional reps must provide the list of qualified teams, and one wild card team to the NAH (tournaments@nahardcourt.com) by Monday August 3rd 2015. Qualifiers The following changes will be made from last year. Regions will have full control […]

German translation of NAH Ruleset

Posted by on Jan 5, 2015 in Rules

Thanks to Graz Bike Polo, in Austria, who have translated the NAH rules into German. The original English ruleset is the only one applicable to NAH tournaments (we hope to change this sooner rather than later, at least for Spanish and French), this may be very useful for those whose first language is German, and […]

Looking for clubs to test new crease rule

Posted by on Jul 17, 2014 in Rules

Hey folks! This past weekends rules feedback was pretty clear, and we’d like some volunteers from various cities to contact us about play-testing a shiny new crease rule. If your club is seriously interested, please e-mail joe@nahardcourt.com..

2014 Referee Certification + More

Posted by on Apr 22, 2014 in Rules
2014 Referee Certification + More

1. Version 4.2 of the Rules We’ve updated §3.3 – Overtime. It has reverted to the overtime rule of prior seasons: Instead of five minutes followed by first-goal-wins, it will simply be first-goal-wins after a rejoust. You can find the updated pdf here, or on the Rules page. NAH Ruleset v4.2 2. NAH Referee Requirements […]

NAH Ruleset v4.0 Approved by NAH Board and Club Reps

Posted by on Jan 29, 2014 in Changes, Rules
NAH Ruleset v4.0 Approved by NAH Board and Club Reps

Voting on the NAH Ruleset v4.0 is now complete, and votes have been tallied. Before we announce the results I’d like to remind everyone in the community that this isn’t the end of Rules development. If you have constructive input to provide, after spending the time thinking through the changes critically, trying them out in […]

Proposed 2014 Ruleset: Version 4.0 Beta

Posted by on Jan 7, 2014 in Rules
Proposed 2014 Ruleset: Version 4.0 Beta

From the Rules committee chair, Nick Kruse: NAH has completed the final proposal for the 2014 ruleset. Building on years prior, we have highlighted some critical safety concerns and filled in holes that had previously allowed for what we deemed to be unfair play as observed over the course of the season. Also, some technical […]