Seattle, the birthplace of hardcourt bike polo, is set to host the 2019 North American Hardcourt Bike Polo Championship, one of the most competitive and prestigious bike polo tournaments in the world.
Judkins Park 1119 23rd Ave S, Seattle, WA 98144
Schedule & Format
Friday July 26th
Phase 1: 2 groups of 9 teams, round robin play
The field of 18 teams will be divided and balanced into 2 groups (see groups below). Teams will play 4 matches on Day 1.
Saturday, July 27th
Phase 1: continued from Day 1
Teams will remain in their same groups and play the remaining 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, July 28th
Phase 2: 2 groups of 4, point-based competition
The top 8 teams will be divided into 2 groups. Teams play 3 matches. At completion, each team’s Phase 2 record (win/lose/tie, goal differential, etc) will determine ranking. The top 2 teams from each group will advance to phase 3.
Phase 3: Single Elimination Bracket
The top 4 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.
Regional Qualifiers and the NAHBPC 2019 will be Squad. The process for shifting from Squad to 3v3 for WHBPC was discussed and decided on by Regional Reps and the NAH Tournament Director and is as follows. Traditionally we use NAHBPC as a qualification ground for WHBPC. We have only ever needed this system when WHBPC […]
The current allocation for NAHBPC is 18 teams. If the number of courts changes, the number of spots awarded will be adjusted accordingly. Like previous years, we are using the new ProRated Ranking System for regional allocation which factors a region’s performance over the previous four years.