NAHBPC 2012 – Crazy Canucks

I had some time to hang out with the current Bike Polo World Champions, The Crazy Canucks, while down in Milwaukee at the NAHBPC. Rory, Chris, and Alex are a great bunch of guys and I had a good time talking bikes and polo with them. This year is their first year as an EighthInch sponsored team and their first major tournament on Scramblers. So far the bikes are preforming great for them. They are strong, fast, and handle great. We hope the advantages the Scramblers are offering keeps them at the top of their game!

The guys finished the first two days of Swiss rounds with a record of 5-2-2 giving them the 7th seed for Sunday’s bracket. After shutting out The Royals in the first round the Canucks lost 3-2 to the Crusaders of Love. They got another victory in the losers bracket but eventually lost 5-4 to Manthousand to give them a 13th place finish overall. It wasn’t the finish they were looking for but they still played well. Some poorly timed mechanical issues along with a couple bad bounces didn’t help their cause. With the competition among the best I’ve seen at a major tournament there wasn’t much room for error. I’m sure the team will be able to regroup and come back strong as they prepare to defend their in title as World Champions in Geneva next month.

Stay tuned for more NAHBPC coverage featuring EighthInch teams and riders next week.

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Winter Whack – Christchurch New Zealand

While we were enjoying our summer here, Christchurch, NZ was having their Winter Whack this past weekend. The turnout was good and it sounds like everyone had a great time. Tony Burnt was there taking some great photo’s. Be sure to stop by his site and check out more.

NAHBPC Begins Today

The NAHBPC begins today in Calgary. A lot of planning went into this event and it looks like they have a great location and some excellent courts to play on. Good luck to Woadie and everyone else competing this year.

With this being one of the largest polo tournaments of the season we thought we’d match it with an equally large polo sale. When you use the coupon code “NAHBPC11” on you’ll receive 15% off all EighthInch polo gear! The sale includes EighthInch polo mallets, shafts, replacement caps, bar end plugs, plastic pedals, 48h Julian wheels and rims, and polo T-shirts.


The sale runs today through Sunday, August 7.

SE Regional Championships

This weekend is the SE Regional Hardcourt Bike Championship. This is the NAHBPC qualifier for the South East Region so there should be some good competition. If you’re in the area come hang out and show your support.  For more details head on over to League of Bike Polo.

Desert Polo Invite III

Looking for an excuse to get away somewhere warm this month? Take a trip down to Tempe AZ and take part in the Desert Polo Invite III. Last years desert invite was a big success and this year it should be even better. 30-40 teams are expected to compete for the chance to get a qualifying bid for the 2011 NAHBPC’s. The top 8 teams qualify so make it out there if you can.

For more info visit the event page at League of Bike Polo.

Polo Tournament Roundup

Tis the season for Polo Tournaments. EighthInch is sponsoring a handful of Polo Tournaments this summer which means you’ve got a few chances to win our Golden Mallet as well as a ton of other great prizes. Here’s a list of the sponsored tournaments. Click on them to find out more from the League of Bike Polo.

Area 51 Bowl – Calgary, Canada – July 9-11

The Last Stand – Burlington, VT – July 9-11

NAHBPC – Madison, WI – July 16-18

EHBPC – Geneva, Switzerland – July 16-18

WHBPC – Berlin, Germany – August 13-15

Winter Whack – Christchurch,  New Zealand – August 14

Flour City Invitational – Rochester, NY – August 27-29

East Van Crown – Vancouver, Canada – September 18-19