This year’s London Open took place in Hackney Downs park. Some of the best hardcourt bike polo teams descended on London in an attempt to become London Open 2011 Champions!
In the end there could be only one winning team and it was Supersonic from Frankfurt/Geneva, well done to Mo, David and Manu who were consistently impressive all weekend! Commiserations go to Call Me Daddy from Grenoble who took second and Cosmic from London who took third. Special mention also goes to Guns At A Knife Fight for winning the “ones to watch” tournament, well played.
This year’s event was a huge success with more teams, more courts, more facilities and around 1,500 spectators in attendance all weekend. This was all made possible by our awesome sponsors: 14 Bike Co, Crumpler and Le Coq Sportif.
We plan on further expanding the tournament again for 2012 with four courts, more teams and a much bigger event to try and accommodate the ever increasing number of bike polo players worldwide (currently in excess of 26,000 players).
If you have any photos from the event please add them to the London Open 2011 Flickr pool.
Contact Jon Marshall with any questions about the event and see you next year!
The main sponsors for the London Open 2011 (without whom the event couldn’t have happened):
The final standings for the teams were as follows:
1st: Supersonic, Frankfurt/Geneva
2nd: Call Me Daddy, Grenoble
3rd: Cosmic, London
4th Nice Touch, London
=5th: Spring Break, London
=5th: Hooks, Rouen
=7th: Monkey Punch, Karlsruhe/Berlin/Hannover
=7th: Dead Rappers, London
=9th: Netto, Manchester
=9th: Rotten Manguis, Barcelona/Bordeaux
=9th: Zombie Uprising, London
=9th: Rakete, Berlin
=13th: Simon Says, Antwerp
=13th: Dans Te Goal Pique, London
=13th: BCF, Mixed
=13th: Blackjack, Paris/Munich/Berlin
=17th: Hacked Off, Bristol
=17th: Les Mouettes Sauvages, France/Brisbane
=17th: Thor, Cambridge
=17th: Tornadoes, London/Dresden
=17th: Electric Cream, Cambridge
=17th: Dam Cosmic, Amsterdam
=17th: Peinture French, Paris
=17th: Panthers, Venice
=25th: Polo Erectus, Manchester
=25th: Asbo, Manchester
=25th: Broken Legs, Rouen
=25th: Acapolo, Brighton
=25th: Tour de Court, Dublin
=25th: TNT, London
=25th: Team Warin, Brighton
=25th: La Bagarre, Brussels
=33rd: Frogs, Rouen
=33rd: Ill Pigs, Birmigham
=33rd: Soyo Polo Co, Sheffield
=33rd: Dogma or Pie, London
Ones to watch tournament:
1st: Guns at a knife fight, Paris
2nd: Poloskipoles, Poland/London
3rd: Les Pea Cocks, London