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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- 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.
- 2010 - First World championship in Europe. Berlin.
- NAH (North American Hardcourt Bike Polo Association) is created.
- First NAH-sanctioned ruleset is written.
- 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.
- 2014 - EHBA (European Hardcourt Bikepolo Association) is created.
- 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.