2016/07/19

sons of pavel II

Last weekend was the second edition of Sons of Pavel four on four tournament. In addition to four player team format, there was a no-goalie rule, and flat pedals only policy in place which turned out pretty cool (thanks fixcraft for sponsoring flats for all the players!) It was interesting to watch top players foot down in situations we usually jump out of, and much more tactical play than on our regular format. Also, Dany praised flat pedals for their accessibility - it is much more inviting to newbies to see us play on bikes they could use themselves - not the tricky, professional cleats. I bow my head to that, as we always need new players!
Thanks Prague for the amazing weekend, hopefuly see you next year!

2016/06/01

kaftan open

Last weekend Bike Polo Lublin hosted their first international tournament - Kaftan Open 2016. They'd waited five years of polo in this beautiful city in east Poland to throw an event like this, but it was definitely worth the wait. On the smooth surface of Poland's one and only polo-specific court we had a lot of fun and quality polo with friends from Poland, Latvia, Finland, Ireland, Austria and Lithuania. Fidget Midgets (Kraków, Vienna) beat Excuse the Mess (Stara Wieś, Warszawa) in the final, congrats Adi, Olej and Mateen. Have a look at the final game footage here.
Bike Polo Lublin - thanks, keep it up and hopefully see you at 7th (!) Polish Hardcourt Bike Polo Champs!!

2016/04/24

foxal court for the first time in ages

For most of the time I lived in Warszawa, the basketball court at Foksal street was the home to Warsaw's bike polo scene (ghettocourt bike polo, and later bike polo warszawa). At some point last year they were evicted from there, but kept on playing trespassing polo (check this instagram picture I took a year ago). Eventually they couldn't play there anymore, but now polo @ foxal is back. Last Saturday I went to check it out!