History of Hardcourt Bikepolo

Below you find a short summary. For more information you can also look on wikipedia

and on the NAH website.

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Chronology

  • 1999 - Hardcourt Bikepolo is born in Seattle.
  • 2001 - Game spreads to the East Coast US.
  • 2002 - First club is born. The Axles of Evil, Portland, USA.
  • 2003 - Demonstration event at CMWC. Seattle, USA.
  • 2004 - First tournament. WSPI, Portland, USA.
  • 2005 - Tap Out rule is introduced.
  • 2006 - Bikepolo arrives to Europe.
  • 2008 - Bikepolo spreads worldwide.
    - First North American championship. Chicago, USA.
    - First World championship. Toronto, CA.
    - First Bikepolo-specific on-line forum is created. Bikepolo.ca, then Leagueofbikepolo.com.

  • 2009 - First European Championship. London, UK.
    - First FTW (Femme-Trans-Women) exclusive tournament is played. Ladies Army, Vancouver, CA.
  • 2011 - First European ruleset is written.
    - First tournament management tool is created: podiumbikepolo.com.
    - First permanent bikepolo specific court is built. Vancouver, CA.
    - First mandatory Co-Ed tournament in Europe is played. Hell’s Belles Vol. 1. London, UK.
  • 2012 - First European team to win World Championships. Call Me Daddy.
    - First FTW exclusive tournament in Europe is played. Hell’s Belles Vol. 2. London. UK.
  • 2013 - Bikepolo hits peak growth.
  • 2015 - First professional series is created. Professional Hardcourt Bike Polo, PHBP.
    - The crease is introduced.
    - Interference rule is introduced.
  • 2016 - First World championship in ANZ (Australia & New Zealand) region. Timaru, NZ.
    - First European championship in Squad format. Dominion Cup, Turin, IT.
  • 2017 - First North American championship in Squad format. Frederick, USA.
    - First World championship in Squad format. Lexington, USA.
  • 2018 - First EHBA-sanctioned ruleset is written.
  • 2019 - First World Championship in Latin America. Cordoba, AR.