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Vancouver team wins 2011 World Hardcourt Bike Polo Championships

The Crazy Canucks from East Vancouver took the top spot at the 2011 World Hardcourt Bike Polo Championships, closing out a busy week of polo at Magnuson Park. The Canucks beat out Call Me Daddy from France in sudden death.

Seattle’s Guardians took third place, keeping the tournament’s hometown on the podium. In all, I had a fantastic time watching mind-blowing bike polo played by people from all other world in many different languages.

Kev posted the final goal of the championship match on Vimeo:


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Final Goal WHBPC 2011 from kev on Vimeo.

I shot video of the Guardians scoring to beat the Iron Ponies to advance to the semifinals. They would go on to lose to Call Me Daddy.

Here are some photos I snapped:

Swift Industries, which recently moved to Ballard
Crazy Canucks fans celebrate after the championship winning goal.

For more on the 2011 WHBPC, check out photos by Karen Johnson, photos by Katee Wright at Slog and these thoughts from Muuqi at Life(Cycles).

Thanks 206 Bike Polo for a great event! Here’s a group photo of some of Seattle’s players:
Any other coverage floating around that I missed? Post the links below.


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5 responses to “Vancouver team wins 2011 World Hardcourt Bike Polo Championships”

  1. Troy

    Way to go Seattle Bike Polo on a great tournament. Congrats to East Van for their big win!

  2. I wrote an article for Bicycle Paper with photos and another video here:

    http://bicyclepaper.com/articles/349-2011-World-Hardcourt-Bike-Polo-Championships-Recap

    Cheers

  3. […] have an awesome video from the 2011 World Hardcourt Bike Polo Championships held at Magnuson Park (see our coverage). Since the lights at Cal Anderson are scheduled to be out until early next week, you might as well […]

  4. […] Matt Messenger, one of the original Seattle Bike Polo players who helped elevate the game to the international phenomenon it is today. Since the lights at the Cal Anderson Bike Polo Court will not be working for another […]

  5. […] decision comes months after 206 Bike Polo hosted the 2011 World Hardcourt Bike Polo Championships, which brought players from all over the world to compete in a tournament in Magnuson Park. In the […]

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