The 2018 NAHBPC is done, and another season of North American bike polo is complete. We would not be here without the hard work of many people. First, a thank you to this year’s host of NAs, Milwaukee Bike Polo. They worked hard to provide a great space for this year’s event, and their work […]
We will be streaming parts of the tournament on our YouTube channel.
The most up-to-date document with scores and schedule.
NAHBPC returns to Milwaukee, WI
Milwaukee, best known for it's breweries and baseball, will stage the 2018 North American Hardcourt Bike Polo Championship, one of the most competitive and prestigious hardcourt bike polo tournaments in the world.
1859 N. 40th St, Milwaukee, WI 53208
Schedule & Format
Friday Sept 28th
Phase 1: 3 groups of 8 teams, round robin play
The field of 24 teams will be divided and balanced into 3 groups (see groups below). Teams will play 3 or 4 matches on Day 1.
Saturday, Sept 29th
Phase 1: continued from Day 1
Teams will remain in their same groups and play the remaining 3 or 4 matches. At completion of Day 2, all teams in a group will have completed a round robin and will have played every other team in their group. The top 4 teams in each group advance to Phase 2.
Sunday, Sept 30th
Phase 2: 3 groups of 4, point-based competition
The top 12 teams will be divided into 3 groups. Teams play 3 matches. At completion, each team’s Phase 2 record (win/lose/tie, goal differential, etc) will determine ranking across all three groups in one list. The top 8 teams will advance to phase 3.
Phase 3: Single Elimination Bracket
The top 8 teams will be seeded into a bracket based on their Phase 2 results. All ties at the end of regulation time will be played out in overtime until golden goal.
(C) - team captain
The original allocation was for 18 teams. The new allocation is for 24 teams! The new 6 spots are being allocated different than the first 18 as a measure of equity to promote diversity, development, and encourage greater regional interest in the event.
Like last year, we are using the new ProRated Ranking System for regional allocation which factors a region’s performance over the previous four years.
- Cascadia - 4
- South West - 4
- Heartland - 2
- East Sides - 2
- Great Plains - 2
- Great Lakes - 2
- South East - 2
- Mexico - 2
- Northsides - 2
- South Central - 2