First off, we need to ask a favor of the polo community. In order for us to stream to mobile, YouTube requires that we have at least 100 subscribers. So if you could take 30 seconds and click the button below to subscribe to our channel, that would enable everyone to stream this year’s WHBPC on their mobile device!
WHBPC Livestream – Watch Party Support & Giveaway
NAHBPA and Lexington Bike Polo are proud to announce we are producing a high-quality livestream of the World Hardcourt Bike Polo Championship on October 6th and 7th on the NAH YouTube channel – at no charge to the viewer and free of external advertising. Our hope is that clubs, family and friends around the world to be able to enjoy the livestream and show their support. Our goal is to document the event for players to consume and learn, to amplify and grow the sport with a broader audience, and to allow players around the world to share in the experience. To this end, we are asking for your help and support.
There are two ways in which you can help:
- Setup a watch party for your club at a local establishment. A bike shop, coffee shop or bar/restaurant that has a YouTube capable television / projector. If you can identify this establishment, we will provide artwork for flyers to promote the watch party for you to print, and we can assist in coordinating with the venue for food/drink specials, etc.
- Participate in our fundraising efforts for the livestream by purchasing raffle tickets for a dedicated online raffle. We are asking for $5 from individuals for 1 ticket, or $50 from an official watch party for 10 tickets. The online raffle will be conducted separately from the raffle happening at the tournament, so watch parties are guaranteed to win the 3 prizes below!
What do you get for participating in the raffle?
- Your name / club name / venue will be mentioned by commentators both days on the livestream.
- Your name / club name / watch party venue will be listed as a supporter alongside sponsors on at least one game to be posted on YouTube after the event has concluded.
- You will be entered in a drawing for 3 prizes*:
- 1st Prize: Limited-edition custom WHBPC Pake Bourbon Chaser bike polo frameset
- 2nd Prize: Gift Certificate Package, T-Shirt, Hat, Can Coozie
- 3rd Prize: T-Shirt, Hat, Can Coozie
- *Winners will be drawn before the final game. Prizes will be delivered after the tournament has concluded
Your support would mean that we can provide this livestream free of advertisements and continue the legacy of community driven event organizing that makes bike polo what it is. Please contact email@example.com to discuss how to setup a watch party in your city and receive the artwork, but most importantly you should use the donation buttons below to enter in the raffle.
Players and Spectators: It is imperative that you complete these forms. Volunteering, Refereeing, Housing, Shirt Sizes – everything we need to know is based on these poll answers. If you do not fill these out, it makes planning a great event much more difficult. Follow the links:
MAIN EVENT TEAM LISTS
The following team lists are in qualifying order and are confirmed by both the regions organizing body and the team captains. Last names have been removed.
Control: Andrew, Eric, Forrest, Jacki, Bruce
Bob Ross: Sterling, Kouyo, Nick, Chris, Julian
Crunchy: Aaron, Pete, Gavin, Diego, David
Mosquito: Will, Daren, Andrea, Nick, Sean
Ghost Ship: Tony, Kayla, David, Kaleb, Peter
Ursa Minor: Bob, Jimmy, Kyle, Melanie, Graham, Danny
Rat Queen: Nate, Zack, Erica, Jenifer, Nico
Judgement: Bernadette, Addison, Shelley, Arnold, Tyler, Chris
Mongrels United: Emmet, Dodi, Morgan, Quentin, Martin
Call Me Daddy: Polo, Will, Luca, Alex, Quentin
Impossiboys: Robert, Louis, Bernard, Florent, Hugo
Geneve Velo Polo: David, Clement, Quentin, Manu, Tomas
Trees Bigotes: Enrico, Edoardo, Edoardo, Julien, Brice
Frankfurt Finest: Lukas, Eddy, Jan, Piks, David
Didier Rasta: Theo, Quentin, Julien, Elodie, Gatien
WTF: Juliane, Marije, Jaquy, Michelle, Nathalie
Spectres: Jason, Prawi, Max, Scott, TBC
Huntsmen: Daniel, Ben, Damon, Nick, Jamie
Inspectre Keanu: Dante, Jordan, John, Timothy, Claire
Proshed Timaru: Mike, Richard, Sam, Ashley, Karl
Mucho Niño: Raúl, Flavia, Yair, Nicolas, Bruce
Super Polo: Kevin, Daniel, Daniel, Enrique, Diana, Miguel
Colombia: Jaime, Camilo, Henry, Fabian, Jose
Ninja 5: Yoshiki, Hiroshi, Kotoku, Azusa, Ai
The following teams are listed in the order in which they were randomly selected for the wildcard, starting with North America and then the Extra spots. Only NA teams were in the running for NA spots, and then the remaining BPLA team was added into the mix for drawing Extra spots. Aus/NZ and BPLA had filled their spots prior to the ms were in the running for NA spots, and then the remaining BPLA team was added into the mix for drawing Extra spots. Aus/NZ and BPLA had filled their spots prior to the drawing for NA / Extra spots. EHBA did not submit any wildcard teams.
Scavengers: Clint, Joelle, Nick, Johnnie, Ben, Phelan
Niñoloba: Nelly, Bárbara, Leandro, Jonathan, Álex
Not Another Brick in the Wall: Verónica, María, Omayra, Katerinne, Lina, Sarah
Moon Dust: Thanh, Sean, Jan, Doug, Ben
Chartreuseless: Ryan, Ilene, Meghan, Matt, Cailyn, Coco, Joe
GNIVES: Alias, James, Michael, Alison, Christopher, Adam
Irate Cycling People: Jacob, Blu, Cristos, Tony, Carol, Elijah
Lexington Bike Polo: Tiffany, Quinn, Sergio, Jackie, Ben, David
Benchmark: Mark, Shannon, Max, Elliot, Scooter,
Be Still My Heart: Chris, Megan, Rob, Mark, Tomo,
Mathletes: Alen, Jimmy, Gabe, Clinton, Emma,
Escuadron 201: Angel, Samuel, Omayra, Nilton, Pablo
If you’re coming to the WHBPC, we need some information from you! The more information we have, the better the NAH and Lexington Bike Polo will be able to make your visit excellent. Please note that there are two forms:
We are collecting information for shirts, volunteers, refs, and arrival/departure dates. Please help us share and collect this information! The WHBPC is just a month away! Get excited!
This years Wildcard will feature up to 12 teams, competing for at least 2 spots to the main event, more if continental spots are left unclaimed. The wildcard spots will be allocated by region and registration will open in each region at various times based on their qualifying event being completed or not. All regions will have an open registration period (not a click race) of two weeks followed by a lottery for available spots. Lottery results will be made public immediately after the registration period.
Wildcard format will be 2 groups of 6 teams, round-robin format. Top team(s) will advance to the main event.
Registration opening times are as follows:
Australia/New Zealand: June 15-29
BPLA: June 22-July 5
North America: August 10-18
Europe: August 14-20
NA – 4
EU – 4
BPLA – 2
A/NZ – 2
Registration requests must be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org within the designated registration period and must include the following:
- All members full names and home club
- Captain email address
- Team Name