7 de octubre de 2011


No deja de tener gracia que el mismo día en que la palma Steve Jobs se tronche un cuadro MACario

29 de junio de 2011


Hello, bike

We’re proud to announce that almost everything is ready for the ECMC’11 Fresh Bike Polo Tournament.
We have places for 32 teams that will play the tournament parallel the main race.
On Sat July 2, from 12:00 to 20:00 the clasificatory rounds will be played.
On Sun July 3 playoffs and final from 15:00 to 20:00.
The track will be placed in the line of exit of the principal career. Those who want to take part will have to enlist in the register points, indicating if you are a team or if you prefer joining other solitary players to form a new one.
All the information in the register points and information points at the event.
3, 2, 1... POLO!!!!

23 de marzo de 2011

Fiesta de Bienvenida/Welcome Party

Este viernes da comienzo el fin de semana polohólico protagonizado por el ansiosamente esperado 1er Open de BikePolo de Madrid, "El polo y el madroño". Como acto de bienvenida organizamos una fiesta con Goldsprints abierta, como siempre, a todo el mundo.
El sábado ya empezamos con el torneo, pero hay que reservar fuerzas para el alleycat nocturno! El domingo finales, entrega de premios, aplausos y despedida.

This friday begins the poloholic weekend, led by the anxiously awaited 1st Madrid Bike Polo Open, "El polo y el madroño". As an act of welcome we have a party with Goldsprints where everyone is, like always, welcome to participate.
On saturday the tournament starts, but we have to save energy for the night alleycat! On sunday, finals! Prizes, aplause and farewell.

18 de marzo de 2011


Hola gente! aquí os dejo la información sobre el torneo y el fin de semana en general.

Hey there! you can find here the information about the tournament and the wekend.

Plan del fin de semana definiremos donde y a que hora serán la fiesta y el alyecat =)

Viernes 25
Fiesta Goldsprints

Sábado 26
Open de polo

Domingo 27
Open de polo

This is the plan of the wekend, we will inform you about the place and the hour of the goldsprints party and the alyecat =)

Friday 25
Goldsprints party

Saturday 26
Open bike polo

Sunday 27
Open bike polo

1º Open de Polo


C/ Arganda nº 12, Madrid

Podéis comprobar exactamente donde esta en la siguiente página mirando ampliando el mapa en la zona de Madrid.


Sábado horario:
14:00 - 15:00 inscripciones
15:00 - 18:00 partidos

Domingo horario:
10:00 - 11:00 partidos de los no clasificados por eliminación directa
11:00 - 14:00 partidos de los clasificados por doble eliminación
14:00 - 15:00 entrega de premios

1º Open of Bike Polo Madrid


C/ Arganda nº 12, Madrid

You can check the place at this direction making zoom in the map to find the place in the city of Madrid

Time table

14:00 - 15:00 inscriptions
15:00 - 18:00 matches

10:00 - 11:00 matches (no qualify teams)
11:00 - 14:00 matches (qualify teams)
14:00 - 15:00 prizes

24 de febrero de 2011


RULES ////


You can ride any bicycle you want, handlebars must be plugged and you must have at least one brake. A fixed drivetrain equals a brake. Wheel covers are allowed but any defense oriented frame additions are not.

Referee will have the final say in mallet safety. Mallet heads should not be made of metal or any material that is sharp and/or could obviously chip, shatter or splinter. The handle end of the mallet shaft must be securely plugged.

Players will start from behind their goal-line, back wheels touching the back walls of the court, with the ball placed at court centre. At the referee’s shout of “3,2,1, Polo!” (or on the whistle) teams can charge the ball for possession. If there is a left-handed player willing to charge, he is only allowed to do so if the other team agrees.

A goal can only be scored “hitting” the ball with the end of a player’s mallet head. Goal is called when ball entirely passes the goal-line. A ‘Shuffle’ is hitting the ball with the broadside of the mallet head or when the ball is being shoved with the player’s mallet. An offensive shuffle does not count as a goal. If the ball is shuffled into the goal by the offensive team, the defensive team gets possession of the ball.

If an offensive player actively deflects the ball (including using his bike or body) into the goal, it will not be called a goal (other than a passively reflected shot). If a team puts the ball into their own goal in any way, it is a goal for the opposing team.

It is legal to lob the ball (’throw’ the ball with the mallet) and/or to travel with the ball using the ‘ball joint’ cupping style of carrying the ball (with any part of the mallet head) but you can not score with either method. If ball is cupped up to goals, it has to be passed once before scoring.

Players can pass the ball with every part of the mallet, even with the bike wheels. All passes made with any part of the body are forbidden but in except of a rebound. Fair passes are all that don’t break the foul rules showed down here. A pass through the goal posts can’t be shot for scoring unless the ball touches a player of the opposite team. A player who receives a ball through the goal poasts without any contact with a defending player must pass the ball to a teammate in order to score.

The team that score a goal have to return to their field and can’t cross the midfield until an opposite player crosses it. After a goal, the attacker team must wait until two of the opposite players have returned to their field.

FOULS: There are three types of fouls:

Light foul: ONE tap out penalty for the player

Serious foul: TWO tap out penalty for the player

Flagrant foul: player is sent off for two minutes

Players must not touch the floor with their feet. Each time a player does foot-down, that player is out of play until tapout has been succeeded. The player must immediately tapout and not purposefully obstruct play.

Throwing the mallet away is not allowed.
Intentionally obstructing play after foot-down or while switching players will be punished with a double tap out.
T-bone is a serious foul.
Overly aggressive behavior such as unnecessary elbowing, grabbing, pushing or kicking the ball.
Referee has the authority to remove any player from the game if this one reiterates fouling seriously.
Charging at any player that is not challenging for the ball is not allowed.

The referee can consider a serious foul as a flagrant foul if he/she thinks it’s convenient.
If he/she thinks is convenient, the referee can remove a player from the game if this one reiterates fouling seriously.

Non-aggressive body to body, mallet to mallet, and bike to bike. Apart from the fouls listed above. Players are allowed to tap goal keeper’s mallet. Body to ball is allowed if the player is sat on saddle, feet on the pedals, hand holding mallet, other hand on bars (unintentional). If the ball becomes trapped within a player’s bike or person, let player drop the ball and the game continue normally.

A 5 minutes time out for team and match. During this time players can rest, look after the wounded players, mechanical problems, tactical changes, etc. Referees can excepcionally and under their judgement, give time out or extend its time if they think it’s convenient.

Referees: There is a main referee on the midfield side and two assistans, one at each goal. The main referee is the judge of the match, determines fouls and penalties and always will have the final say in case of a dispute or doubt. Assistants determine the validity of goals and help the main referee in case of a doubtful move.

Above all, the players have the responsibility to keep legal play on the court and comply with their penalties. The players have their own responsability about their safety and must wear at least a protector helmet. Any kind of body protection is allowed (gloves, shoulder pads, elbow pads...).

Helping a player after a falling or showing a bit of interest about his/her condition after a crash is considered as fair play. Teams and players are ennobled with this kind of play.