Burlington Bike Polo: Last Stand (Again) Photos *More photos!

Last Stand Burlington VT Bike Polo

Liam and the Hardcourt Polo Crew as always, put on amazing events and this year’s Last Stand Bike Polo tournament here in Burlington, VT was no exception. Before this weekend, I hadn’t been too well-versed in polo regarding the rules, play and overall scene. But I gotta say, I had a great time watching the 5 Burlington and 13 outta-town teams duke it out! I’m coming out for a pick-up game with Norris and Hunt for sure.

The vibe was great, weather was prime and there were plenty of folks both poloing and spectating. Coming from a background in cycling and a solid 10 years of hockey under my belt, I’ve realized polo is the perfect hybrid activity…Unfortunately this great court isn’t going to be around for much longer and the Polo Crew here in town (with the help of local roller derby gals the Derby Dames), are working to raise funds for a new court somewhere locally and hopefully that progress continues. I hung out down at the court Saturday and Sunday and snapped a few photos so have a look below.

After each team played 5 matches, here are the final standings: Last Stand (Again) Standings.

If you’d like to see some more, shoot an email: culturecycles@gmail.com – I shot a bunch. *I’ll most likely update this post with even more as time permits me to sift through the rest, enjoy!

EDIT: got the whole album up right here, feel free to share!

-B

Last Stand Burlington VT Bike Polo

Blockwood, gettin’ blocked. (I’ve got a funny photo of the outcome, I’ll post it)
Last Stand Burlington VT Bike Polo

Last Stand Burlington VT Bike Polo
Last Stand Burlington VT Bike Polo
Rules-I certainly had some questions and this cheat-sheet answered most of them.

Last Stand Burlington VT Bike Polo

Last Stand Burlington VT Bike Polo
Last Stand Burlington VT Bike Polo

Last Stand Burlington VT Bike Polo
Last Stand Burlington VT Bike Polo

Culture Cycles
Last Stand Burlington VT Bike Polo
Last Stand Burlington VT Bike Polo
Last Stand Burlington VT Bike Polo

Last Stand Burlington VT Bike Polo

If your foot touches, you gotta ride back to mid-court and tap either bell along either side the boards. (See behind this guy in the green below)

Last Stand Burlington VT Bike Polo