2017-18 Initiation Bike Polo Challenge of Ile-de-France

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The seventh edition of the Initiation Bike Polo Challenge of Ile-de-France has been held on three legs organized by the Paris C.O. on 9 December 2017 in Paris, by the U.S. Alfortville Cyclisme in Alfortville (Val de Marne, France) on 10 March 2018 and by the Parisis A.C. 95 in La Plessis-Bouchard on a date to be announced in 2018. The provisional ranking is available here.


1st leg - 1st Paris Tournament (9 December 2017)

The Paris Cycliste Olympique has organized at the Pershing stadium in Paris (Vincennes Wood) the first leg of this regional challenge dedicated to beginners in bike polo. The referees came from the U.S. Alfortville, the U.S. Métro Transports, 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 Paris C.O. (Paris), the Parisis A.C. 95 (Val d'Oise), the U.S. Alfortville (Val de Marne) and the U.S. Métro Transports (Paris). 15 players were in 4 teams of 3 to 4 players each: Alfortville, Paris, Parisis and a mixed team Paris-Métro-Parisis.

Since all players had already played bike polo before this tournament, the 4 teams of played 2 X 5 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):

matches

scores

Paris C.O. / Paris-Métro-PAC 95

1 - 2

U.S. Alfortville / Parisis A.C. 95

2 - 5

Paris C.O. / U.S. Alfortville

1 - 3

Paris-Métro-PAC 95 / Parisis A.C. 95

2 - 3

Paris C.O. / Parisis A.C. 95

0 - 5

Paris-Métro-PAC 95 / U.S. Alfortville

4 - 5

     

Final rank of the 2nd Paris Tournament

1) Parisis A.C. 95

2) U.S. Alfortville

3) Paris-Métro-PAC 95

4) Paris C.O.

 


2nd leg - 7th Alfortville Tournament (10 March 2018)

The U.S. Alfortville has organized at the Val de Seine stadium in Alfortville (Marne Valley) the second leg of this regional challenge dedicated to beginners in bike polo. The referees came from the U.S. Alfortville, 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 Paris C.O. (Paris), the Parisis A.C. 95 (Val d'Oise), the U.S. Alfortville (Val de Marne) and the U.S. Métro Transports (Paris). 17 players were in 4 teams of 4 to 5 players each: Alfortville, Paris, Parisis and a mixed team Alfortville-Métro.

After an introduction to cycle polo for Alfortville beginners, the 4 teams of played 2 X 5 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):

 

matches

scores

Paris C.O. / Alfortville-Métro

2 - 1

U.S. Alfortville / Parisis A.C. 95

9 - 1

Paris C.O. / U.S. Alfortville

2 - 5

Alfortville-Métro / Parisis A.C. 95

2 - 1

Paris C.O. / Parisis A.C. 95

5 - 2

Alfortville-Métro / U.S. Alfortville

1 - 4

           

Final rank of the 7th Alfortville Tournament

1) U.S. Alfortville

 

2) Paris C.O.

 

3) Alfortville-Métro

 

4) Parisis A.C. 95

 


3rd leg -


Provisional ranking of the 7th Ile-de-France Initiation Challenge 2017-2018

Classement provisoire

Paris

Alfortville

 

Total

1) U.S. Alfortville

18

 20 + 16

 

54 points

2) Parisis Athletic Club 95

 20 + 16/4X2

14

 

42 points

3) Paris Cycliste Olympique

16/4 + 14

 18

 

36 points

4) U.S. Métro Transports

16/4

 16/4

 

8 points

Press articles:

Le polo-vélo et les médiasComité d'Ile-de-France de la Fédération Française de Cyclisme, 2 December 2017 (Facebook page of the C.I.F. de la F.F.C.)

Other Ile-de-France Initiation Challenges:

2011-2012 2012-2013 2013-2014 2014-2015 2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018


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