2011

First of all, we want to wish you a Happy New Years.

It looks like 2011 will be full of Polo and the year start with 2 really interessing tournaments.

We will open the season with the 2nd Epiphanie Tournament, organised by our friends from Rouen with their association Guidoline.

This 16 teams tournament with several competitive teams will be a very good way to start the season. The format called Tag Bidou should be innovating and should allow to all the team to play at least 6 games.

The list of the teams :

1. Broken Legs – Rouen (Bidou, Simon, Fabrice)
2. Hooks – Rouen (Quetin,Maks, Woods)
3. DFA – Rouen (Dadou, Fred, Anton)
4. Les souilleurs – Rouen (Robin, Yann, Gontran)
5. Sum Dum Monkeys – London/Paris (Gabes, James Brown, Yorgo)
6. Tour de court – Dublin/Berlin/London (Emmet, Rik, Hassan)
7. MGM – Paris (Marmousou, Greg, Matt)
8. Marco – London/Munich/ (Adam, Iain, Angie)
9. Inglorious Riders – Nantes (Simon, Romain, Alexandre)
10. DTGP – Paris (Hugo, Pierre, Edouard)
11. Call me Daddy – Grenoble (William, Jo, Polo)
12. Iron ponies – Genêve (Clement, Quentin, Johan)
13. Dirty old things – Paris (Jfran, Adrien, Nicolas)
14. Peinture french – Paris/London (Mayeut, Thomas, M A X)
15. Sporting (scp) – Paris (Leonard, Mickael, Clement)
16. Sitting on a corn flake – Toulouse (Felix, Benji, Tonnio)

The second tournament of the beginning of the year is the GreifMasters, European Bench Minor in Karlsruhe.

It’s the first time poloplayers will play to represent their country (exept London & Karlsruhe who have their own teams). I know that Bench Minor format are discussed and some people think that representing a country as a team is too football look a like, but personnaly I like both. Playing as a team and for my country. To me Bench Minor and mainly played by country is close to Davis Cup in Tennis.

Of course polo is 3 peoples making a team and fighting in a tournament, but it’s good to have some BM, mainly when you have only one court.

So in Karlsuruhe 8 teams will fight for the title, Germany, Switzerland, England, Spain, Italy, Benelux + Poland & Denmark, London, Karlsruhe and France.

Here is the list of the players who composed those teams, with their logos, all design by my friend Steffen Mackert who make a huge and very creative work again.

Benelux + Poland and Denmark.

Captain:
Taka (EHVFXD / Eindhoven)

Players:
Jamal (Eindvoven)
Rutger (Eindvoven)
Lorenzo (Eindvoven)
Antoine (Brussels)
Jaouad (Antwerp)
Nicky (Antwerp)
Chris (Antwerp)
Samson (Copenhagen)
Agata (Poland)

Itally

Captain:
Tobia (Venezia / Tigers HBPC)

Players:
Cento (Treviso / Tigers HBPC)
Jack (Fano – Malaforca)
Sapo (Roma / Malaforca)
Marco (Roma / Li Carbonari)
Gianlu (Vicenza / Riding in Circle)
Tommy (Fano / Malaforca)
Mattia (Vicenza / Tigers HBPC)
Perro (Torino / Reparto Pista)
Nora (Milano / Burzum)
Valerio (Roma / Li Carbonari)

London

Captain:
James (London / Nice Touch)

Players:
Adam (Spring Break)
Brendan (BAD Polo)
Cam (Nice Touch)
James Brown (La Schmoove)
Josh (Nice Touch)
Mark (Degeneration)
Max (Sick Zombie)
Pique (La Schmoove)
Ray (ELKS)
Snoops (Cosmic)

Spain

Captain:
Kico (Barcelona / El Club)

Players:
Rik (León / Ex Rotten Apples)
Lucas (Barcelona / El Club)
Tom (Barcelona / El Club)
Jordi (Barcelona / Polospelos)
Alejandro (Barcelona / Polospelos)
Camilo (Barcelona / Los Manguis)
Francesc (Barcelona / Los Manguis)
Marcos (Barcelona / Los Manguis)
Pablo (Barcelona / Ex 24 hour polo people)

Switzerland

Captain:
Lukas (Basel)

Players:
Manuel (Geneva)
Mario (Geneva)
Quentin (Geneva)
Johan (Geneva)
Clément (Geneva)
Patrick (Geneva)
Laurent (Geneva)
Giv (Lausanne)
J.B (Berne)

Germany

1 Til (Tough Shit, Munich) – Captain
2 Mo (Polosynthese, Frankfurt/Main)
3 James (Tough Shit, Munich)
4 Danny (Bambule, Berlin)
5 David (Polosynthese, Frankfurt/Main)
6 Lorenz (Tough Shit, Munich)
7 Eddy (Toros, Munich)
8 Nico (Bambule, Berlin)
9 Shustar (Toros, München)
10 Jessi (Bambule, Berlin)

 

England

1. Chan (Netto/Manchester) Captain
2. Mirek (Netto/Manchester)
3. Ste (Asbo/Manchester)
4. Woody (Asbo/Manchester)
5. Matt (Cosmic/London)
6. Dan (Black Stabbath/Birmingham)
7. Ben/Punkture (Manchester)
8. Chirs/Landslide (Sheffield)
9. Yorgo (Paris / London)
10. Alex (Toulouse / mcr)

Karlsruhe

Waiting for both, logo and team, but team should be close to this :

1. Hannes (Candy Colored Clowns)
2. Steffen (Candy Colored Clowns)
3. Max (Shark Attack)
4. Oli (Shark Attack)
5. Alex (Shark Attack)
6. Recep (Polo D’Oro)
7. Thomas (Polo D’Oro)
8. Oli (Polo D’Oro)
9. Paul (Lucky Charm)
10. Mark, Olger or Simon…

France

Captain:
Greg (Paris / MGM)

Players:
Marmousou (Paris / MGM)
Marc Sich (Paris / Apologie)
Luis Davis (Paris / Apologie)
Hugo (Paris / DTGP)
Pierre Adrien (Rouen / Broken Legs)
Maks (Rouen / ex DBAA => Hooks)
Lefty Will (Grenoble /  Call Me Daddy)
Jo (Lilles / Call Me Daddy)
Polo (Toulouse / Call Me Daddy)

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