Call for 2020 NAHBPC Bids

Welcome to the official call for host bids for the 2020 NAHBP!

This year we are hoping to host the NAHBPC in the fall. Ideally, the event should occur in October or November. If you would like to host outside of this time window, please contact Mark, the NAH Tournament Director, to discuss the feasibility.

Call for bids is open effective immediately and will close on Monday, March 23rd. The announcement of the successful host club will follow thereafter.

Amenities Needed

For a full list of the amenity requirements, please see the brand new NAHBPC Host Handbook. A minimum of two courts is required but ideally, three courts are made available. The facility should also have basic player amenities such as shade, water, toilets, and access to food for purchase. Organizer amenities, such as power and reffing stands and tables, should be provided. The NAH Events Team will work closely with the host club to outline responsibilities and requirements and help supervise and assist in organizing the tournament.

How to Apply

We feel that with a year under their belts the NAH Events Team has the ability to support any club in North America to take on hosting the 2020 NAHBPC and we encourage you to submit a bid. Interested hosts should consider how else they would fundraise for the NAHBPC in conjunction with NAH funds. Bids and questions should be submitted via email to (events@nahardcourt.com) with the documents provided here.

For any questions regarding the competitive portion of the event, please contact Mark Aseltine directly at mark@nahardcourt.com.

For any questions about the general running of the event, please contact Shannon Frey directly at events@nahardcourt.com.

Results of the Bids for the 10th World Hardcourt Bike Polo Championship

The World Bike Polo Organising Committee have received 1 bid to host the 10th World Hardcourt Bike Polo Championship. The bidding city is: Perpignan, France (EHBA)

They offer a venue with 3 courts, and dates in July 2021.

Venue: Perpignan – Parc des sports – avenue Paul Alduy – Perpignan

Since there is only one bid there will be no voting and Perpignan is the chosen host already. However, the committee is now asking them to expand on the information provided, including providing pictures of the venue. They have to present their detailed bid by the end of February. Once they fulfil this formality the event will officially happen in Perpignan in 2021. We will make an announcement once we receive the information.

If you have questions get in touch with the worlds committee:

Asia
Ai Tanaka
xxxaiaiaixxx@gmail.com
Member of the Japanese Bike Polo Association

Australia/New Zealand
Nick Dixon-Wilmshurst
xoqz01@gmail.com
Canberra representative on the Australasian Hardcourt Bike Polo Association

Europe
Gernot Gruber aka. Django
eurobikepolo@gmail.com
Member of the European Hardcourt Bikepolo Association

Latin America
Vero Enríquez Ruiz
vero.enriquez.ruiz@gmail.com
Member of the Latin American Bike Polo Association

North America
Mark Aseltine
mark@nahardcourt.com
NAH Tournament Director

Worlds 10 Bid Announcement

Spanish Version

The World Hardcourt Bike Polo Organising Committee congratulates Córdoba Bike Polo and Bike Polo Latin America for the successful hosting of the 9th edition of the World Hardcourt Bike Polo Championship. We also congratulate Mongrels United on their third consecutive title.

The World Hardcourt Bike Polo Organising Committee is now seeking Expressions of Interest to host the 10th edition of the World Hardcourt Bike Polo Championship.

At this stage, Expressions of Interest will only be accepted from Asia, Europe and Australasia. Expressions of Interest can be submitted by a specific club in a region, or by a regional contact on behalf of a region, with the exact location to be determined later. Only clubs or regions who express interest in hosting will be invited to prepare final bids.

Interested host clubs or regions are asked to complete the following form by 30 November 2019 – https://forms.gle/c7kpW1bTrG5n5PVG9

The community will be informed of the clubs or regions that have expressed interest in hosting, including the indicative dates proposed, which must be no earlier than September 2020.

If anyone has any questions please contact your local rep from the Organising Committee.

  • Asia
    • Ai Tanaka
      xxxaiaiaixxx@gmail.com
      Member of the Japanese Bike Polo Association
  • Australia/New Zealand
    • Nick Dixon-Wilmshurst
      xoqz01@gmail.com
      Canberra representative on the Australasian Hardcourt Bike Polo Association
    • Mike Broadhead
      Timaru representative on the Australasian Hardcourt Bike Polo Association
  • Europe
    • Gernot Gruber (aka. Django)
      Alejandro Carrillo
      eurohardcourt@gmail.com
      Members of the European Hardcourt Bikepolo Association
  • Latin America
    • Vero Enríquez Ruiz
      vero.enriquez.ruiz@gmail.com
      Member of the Latin American Bike Polo Association
    • Lina María Córdoba
      Member of the Latin American Bike Polo Association
  • North America
    • Mark Aseltine
      mark@nahardcourt.com
      NAH Tournament Director
    • Joel Crandall
      joel@nahardcourt.com
      NAH Rules Director

El Comité Organizador del Mundial de Bicipolo felicita a Córdoba Bicipolo y a Bicipolo Latinoamérica por la exitosa realización de la 9na edición del Campeonato Mundial de Bicipolo. También felicita a Mongrels United por su tercer título mundial consecutivo.

En este momento, el Comité Organizador del Mundial de Bicipolo está buscando Expresiones de Interés para organizar la 10ma versión de este campeonato.

Por ahora, solamente se aceptarán las Expresiones de Interés provenientes de Asia, Europa y Australasia. Estas podrán ser presentadas por un club específico de las regiones mencionadas, o por uno de los contactos regionales en representación de una región, en este caso la locación exacta podrá determinarse después. Solo los clubes o regiones que expresen su interés serán invitados a desarrollar las propuestas finales.

Los clubes o regiones interesadas en organizar este evento deben llenar el siguiente formulario – https://forms.gle/c7kpW1bTrG5n5PVG9 hasta el 30 de noviembre de 2019.

La comunidad mundial será informada sobre los clubes o regiones que expresen interés, incluyendo las fechas estimadas, las mismas que no serán antes de Septiembre de 2020.

Preguntas o comentarios, por favor, contactarse con su representante local.

Attendance to 2019 WHBPC

Attention NAH community. The WHBPC is approaching fast and we would like to invite anyone interested in attending the World Championship in Córdoba to email Mark at mark@naharcourt.com as we have a number of unclaimed spots to fill.

If you attended the NAHBPC and you are interested in attending the WHBPC, please speak with your captain as I have already reached out to them for registration.

When emailing Mark, please include:

  • All three names of players
  • If any of the players are not residents of North America (Canada, US, Mexico)
  • The email address that should be forwarded to the organisers in Córdoba
  • How confident you are of attending and if you are able to pay the registration free immediately (Note: Registration is $330/team)

You have until August 10th to contact Mark with a roster. Please stay tuned into your email for more info once you have applied to attend.

Qualification to WHBPC 2019

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 is on North American soil. Every time WHBPC has been held abroad, there has always been more spots available to the main event than teams interested in attending. If that trend were to continue, all of the following information is irrelevant.

With that said, the NAH feels that it is important that the players interested in NAHBPC and WHBPC understand the process for selection if more teams are interested in attended WHBPC than NAH has awarded spots.

WHBPC 2019 spots will be awarded based on success at the NAHBPC 2019

This system will involve reaching out to qualified teams immediately following NAHBPC and working down the list as spots become available. If there are still spots remaining after going down the list of finishers at NAHBPC, a general call will be made. The process for qualifying from NAHBPC is as follows:

  • Team of 6 Will be awarded 2 full spots and will require 5/6 players attending
    Team 1 (Player A, B, C); Team 2 (Player D, E, + added player). Both teams qualifying.
  • Team of 5 will be awarded 2 full spots and will require 5/5 players attending
    Team 1 (Player A, B, C); Team 2 (Player D, E, + added player). Both teams qualifying.
    If only 4 players wish to attend please refer to ‘Team of 4’
  • Team of 4 will be awarded 1 spot with a maximum of 3 members from the original 4 attending
    Team 1 (Player A, B, C) qualify; Player D excluded.

Please direct any questions to Mark Aseltine (NAH Tournament Director) at mark@nahardcourt.com.