2015-16 Initiation Bike Polo Challenge of Ile-de-France

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The fifth edition of the Initiation Bike Polo Challenge of Ile-de-France has been held on three legs organized by the E.C. Goussainville in Goussainville (Val d'Oise, France) on 10 October 2015, by the U.S. Alfortville Cyclisme in Alfortville (Val de Marne, France) on 21 November 2015 and by the Parisis A.C. 95 in Le Plessis Bouchard (Val d'Oise, France) on 31 January 2016. The definitive ranking is available here.

1st leg - 1st Goussainville Tournament (10 October 2015)

The E.C. Goussainville has organized at the Gousainville stadium the first leg of this regional challenge dedicated to beginners in bike polo. The referees came from the Parisis A.C. 95. This challenge was open to beginners in bike polo from 10 years old player to adults.

Only 13 players from 4 various clubs went to play. The four clubs were: the E.C. Goussainville (Val d'Oise), the E.C. Montgeron-Vigneux (Essonne), the Paris C.O. (Paris) and the Parisis A.C. 95 (Val d'Oise).

After an introduction to how to use a mallet with a ball and a bicycle, 3 teams of 4 or 5 players each played 2 X 10 minute matches.

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

If, after all qualification matches, two teams had the same number of points, the rank for both teams would have followed the conditions below (in order of priority):


Final rank of the 1st Goussainville Tournament:

 


2nd leg - 5th Alfortville Tournament (21 November 2015)

The U.S. Alfortville has organized at the Toulon stadium in Alfortville the second leg of this regional challenge dedicated to beginners in bike polo. The referees came from the Paris C.O. and the Parisis A.C. 95. This challenge was open to beginners in bike polo from 8 years old player to adults.

Four clubs were there: the E.C. Montgeron-Vigneux (Essonne), the Paris C.O. (Paris), the Parisis A.C. 95 (Val d'Oise) and the U.S. Alfortville (Val de Marne).

    

After an introduction to how to use a mallet with a ball and a bicycle, the 4 teams of 5-6 players each played 2 X 7 minute matches in a round robin format.

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

If, after all qualification matches, two teams had the same number of points, the rank for both teams would have followed the conditions below (in order of priority):

    

matches

scores

Alfortville / Paris-Alfortville

5 - 2

Parisis / Montgeron-Vigneux

1 - 1

Alfortville / Parisis

3 - 1

Paris-Alfortville / Montgeron-Vigneux

0 - 7

Alfortville / Montgeron-Vigneux

5 - 2

Paris-Alfortville / Parisis

4 - 5

     

1) U.S. Alfortville (9 points)

2) Parisis A.C. 95 (6 points, defait 3-1 against Alfortville)

3) E.C. Montgeron-Vigneux (6 points, defait 5-2 against Alfortville)

4) Paris C.O. - U.S. Alfortville (3 points)


3rd leg - 5th PAC Tournament (31 January 2016)

The Parisis A.C. 95 has organized in Le Plessis-Bouchard the third leg of this regional challenge dedicated to beginners in bike polo. The referees came from the Paris C.O. and the Parisis A.C. 95. This challenge was open to beginners in bike polo from 8 years old player to adults.

         

Four clubs were there: the Argenteuil V.S.C. 95 (Val d'Oise), the E.C. Montgeron-Vigneux (Essonne), the Parisis A.C. 95 (Val d'Oise) and the U.S. Alfortville (Val de Marne).

    

Since all players had already been introduced to bike polo movement in the previous initiation tournaments, not introduction to how to use a mallet with a ball and a bicycle has been made. Thus, the 4 teams of 5-6 players each played 2 X 7 minute matches in a round robin format.

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

If, after all qualification matches, two teams had the same number of points, the rank for both teams would have followed the conditions below (in order of priority):

    

matches

scores

Parisis 1 / Parisis 2

1 - 0

Alfortville / Montgeron-Vigneux - Argenteuil - Alfortville

3 - 1

Parisis 1 / Alfortville

7 - 0

Parisis 2 / Montgeron-Vigneux - Argenteuil - Alfortville

3 - 3

Parisis 1 / Montgeron-Vigneux - Argenteuil - Alfortville

3 - 0

Parisis 2 / Alfortville

3 - 2

Final rank of the 5th P.A.C. 95 Tournament

1) Parisis A.C. 95 1 (9 points)

2) Parisis A.C. 95 2 (6 points)

3) U.S. Alfortville (5 points)

4) E.C. Montgeron-Vigneux - Argenteuil V.S.C. 95  - U.S. Alfortville (4 points)

Press articles:

Le polo-vélo et les médiasComité d'Ile-de-France de la Fédération Française de Cyclisme, 5 February 2016 (Facebook page of the C.I.F. de la F.F.C.)
Le polo-vélo et les médiasRadio Peloton, 5 February 2016
Le polo-vélo et les médiasFrance Cyclisme n° 8, April-May 2016 (p. 61)


Definitive ranking of the 5th Ile-de-France Initiation Challenge 2015-2016

Ranking

Goussainville

Alfortville

Le Plessis-Bouchard

Total

1) Parisis Athletic Club 95

20 + 16/4X3

18

20 + 18

88 points

2) U.S. Alfortville

 

20 + 14/4X2

16 + 14/4

46,5 points

3) Entente Cycliste de Montgeron et Vigneux

18/4

16

14/4X2

27,5 points

4) Paris Cycliste Olympique

18/4X3

14/4X3

 

24 points

5) E.C. Goussainville

16/4X2

 

 

8 points

6) Argenteuil V.S.C. 95

 

 

14/4

3,5 points

Other Ile-de-France Initiation Challenges:

2011-2012 2012-2013 2013-2014 2014-2015 2015-2016 2016-2017


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