2012-13 Initiation Bike Polo Challenge of Ile-de-France

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The second edition of the Initiation Bike Polo Challenge of Ile-de-France has been held on three legs by the Argenteuil V.S.C. in Argenteuil on 8 December 2012, by the E.S. Gervais-Lilas in Bobigny (Seine-St-Denis, France) on 12 January 2013 and by the U.S. Alfortville Cyclisme in Alfortville (Val de Marne, France) on 23 February 2013. The final rank is available here.

1st leg - Argenteuil (8 December 2012)

The Argenteuil V.S.C. has organized in the Auguste Delaune stadium in Argenteuil the third leg of this new regional challenge dedicated to beginners in bike polo. The cold temperature was not a good reason to cancel this appointment for the 30 players (including a young lady) who played this tournament. Four clubs were there: the Argenteuil V.S.C. (Val d'Oise), the E.S. Gervais-Lilas (Seine-St-Denis), the Parisis A.C. 95 and the U.V. Argenteuil (Val d'Oise).

         

This new challenge has been favorized by the Ile-de-France bike polo commission of the French Cycling Federation. It was open to beginners in bike polo from 13 year old player to adults. based on the same model than the tournaments dedicated to bike schools in Ile-de-France since 2009, this tournament has begun by pratices on foot, then on bike without ball then on bike with ball.

Six teams played in 2 groups: Argenteuil VSC 1, Argenteuil VSC 2, UV Argenteuil 1, UV Argenteuil 2, Parisis and Gervais-Lilas. Players from the E.S. Gervais-Lilas were road and track cyclistsn, not usual bike polo players.

                    

A victory gave three points, a tie two points and a defeat one point.

 Groupe A

scores

Groupe B

scores

Parisis / UV Argenteuil 1

3 - 2

Argenteuil VSC 2 / UV Argenteuil 2

0 - 2

Argenteuil VSC 1 / UV Argenteuil 1

5 - 0

Argenteuil VSC 2 / Gervais-Lilas

5 - 2

Argenteuil VSC 1 / Parisis

 4 - 1

UV Argenteuil 2 / Gervais-Lilas

4 - 1

          

         

2nd leg - Bobigny (12 January 2013) - 2nd Kings & Queens Tournament

The E.S. Gervais-Lilas has organized at the stade de la Motte in Bobigny the second leg of this regional challenge dedicated to beginners in bike polo. Since it was still Epiphany's time, Epiphany's pie was available at the bar and the tournament was named, as in 2012, "Kings and Queens Tournament" event though there only kings this time. Four teams  went to play: the E.S. Gervais-Lilas (Seine-St-Denis) with two players from Alfortville, the Rebréchien Loiret Cyclisme (especially arrived from the Loiret district) and the U.S. Alfortville 1 & 2.

This challenge has been launched in 2011 by the Ile-de-France bike polo commission of the French Cycling Federation. It was open to beginners in bike polo from 10 years old player to adults. Based on the same model than the tournaments dedicated to bike school (under 14 years old players) in Ile-de-France since 2009, this tournament has begun by short pratices since all players had already played at least one tournament in a recent past.

A victory gave three points, a tie two points and a defeat one point.

1) Rebréchien Loiret Cyclisme (9 points)

2) Entente Sportive Gervaisienne et Lilasienne - Union Sportive d'Alfortville Cyclisme (7 points)

3) Union Sportive d'Alfortville Cyclisme 1 (5 points)

4) Union Sportive d'Alfortville Cyclisme 2 (3 points)

3rd leg - Alfortville (23 February 2013)

The U.S. Alfortville has organized at the Toulon stadium in Alfortville the third leg of this regional challenge dedicated to beginners in bike polo. Nine teams  went to play: the E.S. Gervais-Lilas (Seine-St-Denis), the Rebréchien Loiret Cyclisme (especially arrived from the Loiret district), the U.S. Alfortville 1, 2, 3 & 4 (Val de Marne), the U.S. Créteil 1 & 2 (Val de Marne) and a mixed team with 3 players from the C.S.M. Clamart and one form the C.S.M. Puteaux (both clubs from Hauts-de-Seine).

This challenge was open to beginners in bike polo from 10 years old player to adults. Based on the same model than the tournaments dedicated to bike school (under 14 years old players) in Ile-de-France since 2009, this tournament has begun by short pratices since all players had already played at least one tournament in a recent past.

A victory gave three points, a tie two points and a defeat one point.

 Group A

scores

Group B

scores

Gervais-Lilas / Rebréchien

3 - 2

Clamart-Puteaux / Créteil 1

2 - 2

Alfortville 1 / Alfortville 2

1 - 0

Alfortville 3 / Alfortville 4

1 - 4

Rebréchien / Créteil 2

 4 - 0

Clamart-Puteaux / Alfortville 3

 2 - 0

Gervais-Lilas / Alfortville 1

1 - 1

Alfortville 4 / Créteil 1

0 - 4

Alfortville 2 / Créteil 2

5 - 1

Clamart-Puteaux / Alfortville 3

4 - 1

Rebréchien / Alfortville 1

7 - 0

Créteil 1 / Alfortville 4

3 - 0

Gervais-Lilas / Créteil 2

1 - 0

 

 

Rebréchien / Alfortville 2

4 - 1

 

 

Gervais-Lilas / Alfortville 2

2 - 0

 

 

Alfortville 1 / Créteil 2

6 - 0

 

 

Final rank of the 2nd Ile-de-France Initiation Challenge 2012-2013

Rank

Argenteuil

Bobigny

Alfortville

Total

1) Union Sportive Alfortvillaise

 

18/2 + 16 + 14

12 + 10 + 9 + 8

78 points

2) Entente Sportive Gervaisienne et Lilasienne

10

18/2

20

39  points

3) Argenteuil Val de Seine Cyclisme

20 + 18

 

 

38 points

4) Rebréchien Loiret Cyclisme

 

20

16

36 points

5) Union Vélocipédique d'Argenteuil

14 + 12

 

 

26 points

6) Union Sportive de Créteil

 

 

18 + 7

25 points

7) Parisis Athletic Club 95

14

 

 

14 points

8) Club Sportif Municipal de Clamart

 

 

14/4X3

10,5 points

9) Club Sportif Municipal de Puteaux

 

 

14/4

3,5 points

Other Ile-de-France Initiation Challenges:

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