Welcome to AHBPC 2013. If you’re reading this you are probably not here. Because Internet access is still in the stone age and you probably cannot afford it. So the line up has been finalized and this is a run down of the cities competing for the top spots at the Worlds.
Colin Liddle is the sole representative of Adelaide. Sorry ladies, this time he’s taken.
Dasha is healed up and going down faster than all you all but sadly no longer lives in Auckland. C-roll is rollin’, Diggle is digglin’ and I think we can count on Matty Radcliffe to be keepin’ it rad. Stuart now lives in Wellington.
19 Players?! I’m guessing they are all related too. (This too should rhyme with eewwww (not like a sheep NZ)).
Polo Jesus has also been spotted in Brisvegas.
Speaking of Brisvegas. Brisbane was originally called Brisvegas but the name was changed in an attempt to capitalize on a small tech start-up city in California. Sadly they got the pronunciation wrong.
He’s from Adelaide.
Here’s some fun facts about Christchurch. First and most obvious. It is where JRR Tolkien met Peter Jackson and they decided to make a movie together. Creating the legendary film The Last Samurai. Telling the epic tale of a Scientologist questioning his faith and setting out on an unexpected journey with the Darby O’ Gill and some of his friends. I personally give it two appendages way up.
Next, Hooliganism is still alive and well in Christchurch. I cannot say for sure if it has made its way into Bike Polo yet but think it calls for some undercover journalism.
Apparently they play on the steepest street in the world. And they haven’t quite sorted out the rules yet.
- First, the countdown in a non-tournament is 3,2,1 POLO (or KILL).
- Second, typically only 1 ball is used and it it placed in the center of the court. I understand this can be difficult with your court.
- C) The hardcourt bike polo ball has largely been agreed upon and are conveniently available just up the road from Down Low Polo.
Anyhow, here’s footage of their last tournament.
Heylang! (where?). Okay, I have to make an admission. As an American, err, ‘Merican I don’t know much about the outside world let alone been out there. So I had to do a little research on this one. After the hours of research I could write thousands of words but that just wouldn’t be fair to everyone else and I don’t think my words could sum up Geylang Bike Polo like this single picture.
And special shout out to Singapore (well… Glenn) for putting the Asia in Australasian Championship.
Legend has it Jet Boots where invented here. It represents a stagering 63.2% of the cities GDP through tourism. A Japanese tourist was allegedly kill while Jet Booting several years ago in a near by town.
Melbourne Bike Polo puts the Booo in Melboourne (see what I did there!?) and once they are done arguing I’m sure they can come up with something better. In the meantime if your ear drums get blown out to the loving shouts of ‘MERICA(!) or the gentle giants breaks your bike by looking at it just remember, Dr Drew isn’t that kind of Doctor.
Just happy they aren’t hosting this year because it’s closer to fly to Christchurch that it’s to fly to Perth.
I could not find a San Francisco in Austalasia. weird.
Scarborough: Brisbin for London.
Sydney has more boys with girls names than any other city in Australasia.
Wellington is most famously known for Sir Fred Wellington, who purchased the patent for the Wellington* boot from Nokia while on an expedition** in Espoo, Finland. Single handedly creating New Zealand sheep industry.
Stu lives there now. See Auckland
* No one can pronounce the original name
** Fred*** had been in Espoo trying to find a new guitarist for his up coming metal side project band.
*** He was not Sir Fred until after presenting the her majesty with her first “Gum Boot”****
***** It is said the nickname “Gum Boot” was fabricated by Sir Fred because of her majesties fondness of chewing gum.