Thursday, March 24, 2011

I Say, Polo Anyone?

The Duke of Edinburgh taking part in a bicycle polo match at Windsor in 1967.

Swinging mallets in 1947.

Women's Bicycle Polo Team, 1946

Eighteen year-old Tony Dibble narrowly avoids colliding with his Norwood Paragon teammate Peter Sayer, aged 17 1/2, as they attempt to fend off a high shot for goal during a match against a Clarencourt team. Croydon, 1952.

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  1. The 2011 Rocky Mountain Grass Poloships will take place in Durango, Colorado on Saturday April 16th to decide the 2011 holders of the Colorado Cup. Grass bike polo has been played around the world for over one hundred years and after 20 years of hibernation, the fast action sport appears to be back in Colorado. The Colorado Cup is a traveling trophy that grew from a 2009 challenge tourney in Lyons between, Boulder, Fort Collins, Carbondale and Durango. Whomever wins the tourney, keeps the cup and owns rights to host the next challenge tourney. Teams from all over the four corners have been invited. 14 mens teams and 5 women's teams have made commitments thus far. The morning Round Robin Play will take place on the Fort Lewis College Campus, to determine seeding for the championship bracket. Then play moves to downtown Durango under the lights at Buckley Park. The mens and women's finals games will be aired live on local radio KDUR 91.9fm with halftime shows and an allstar game to add to the excitement. The 2011 RMGP is being put on by Passion Productions, promoters of the 2009 Single Speed World Championships, and the sponsors for the event are Fort Lewis College Cycling, Durango Cyclery, Ska Brewing, Steamworks Brewing, King Cages, Durango DEVO, Pool Creative, Target Rental, Pam Cheeney Retires, Leamonhead Hair Salon, City Market and Durango 9R School District. Each sponsor was allowed a team and drafted players from a long list of Durango locals.
    Sounds Sweet or What!