2016/08/12

warsaw bike polo

A week ago I had a chance to play in Warsaw for the first time in a while. It was great polo, with players from Warsaw, Kraków, but also Germany, Barcelona and Oslo! Great summer evening, under the rainbow. Posting just a few pictures from one game - I was playing all the time!

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!!