If you want to discover more about the history of Hardcourt Bikepolo, in this article, we would like to introduce a short summary about this sport. For more information, you can also find on wikipedia or on the NAH website.
1999 – Hardcourt Bikepolo was born in Seattle.
2001 – Game spreaded to the East Coast of the United States.
2002 – The first club was born in the Axles of Evil, Portland, the US.
2003 – Demonstration event at CMWC, Seattle, the US.
2004 – First tournament. WSPI, Portland, the US.
2005 – Tap Out rule is introduced.
2006 – Bikepolo arrived to Europe.
2008 – Bikepolo started spreading worldwide.
– First North American championship in Chicago, the US.
– First World championship in Toronto, Canada.
– First Bikepolo-specific on-line forum was created: Bikepolo.ca, then Leagueofbikepolo.com.
2009 – First European Championship in London, the United Kingdoms.
– First FTW (Femme-Trans-Women) exclusive tournament was held at Ladies Army, Vancouver, Canada.
2010 – First World championship in Europe in Berlin, Germany.
– First NAH-sanctioned ruleset was written.
2011 – First European ruleset was written.
– First tournament management tool was created: podiumbikepolo.com.
– First permanent bikepolo specific court was built at Vancouver, Canada.
– First mandatory Co-Ed tournament in Europe was played. Hell’s Belles Vol. 1. London, the UK.
2012 – First European team (Call Me Daddy) to win World Championships.
– First FTW exclusive tournament in Europe was played. Hell’s Belles Vol. 2, London, the UK.
2013 – Bikepolo hit peak growth.
2014 – EHBA (European Hardcourt Bikepolo Association) was created.
2015 – First professional series was created. Professional Hardcourt Bike Polo, PHBP.
– The crease was introduced.
– Interference rule was introduced.
2016 – First World championship in ANZ (Australia & New Zealand) region was held at Timaru, New Zealand.
– First European championship in Squad format. Dominion Cup, Turin, IT.
2017 – First North American championship in Squad format at Frederick, the US.
– First World championship in Squad format at Lexington, the US.
2018 – First EHBA-sanctioned ruleset was written.
2019 – First World Championship in Latin America at Cordoba, AR.