2005 International Championship

version française
version française

18-20 November 2005 - Aiken, South Carolina, USA

L'équipe de France en orThe France team represented the French Cycling Federation (F.F.C.) in the 8th International Bicycle Polo Championship organized 18-20 November 2005 in Aiken, South Carolina, USA, by William Matheson for his 50th birthday.

This edition should have been held in India in October 2005, but the Cycle Polo Association of India canceled its organisation.

Bill Matheson Jr. took the opportunity of his 50th birthday to organise promptly the 8th International Bicycle Polo Championship in his lovely city.

Six teams played in Aiken, city where the horse is king:

The tournament was organised as a round robin. A victory gave 3 points, a tie: 2 points, a defeat: 1 point and a forfeit: 0 points. Final results had been determined by counting the number of points for each team.

 

Aiken green vs France

Unionville vs France

Aiken yellow vs France

Aiken green vs France

Match results

Friday, 18 November 2005

Aiken "yellow" - France: 2 - 16
Unionville -
Jericho: 7 - 5
Aiken "green" - International: 10 - 1

Saturday, 19 November 2005

France - International: 10 - 2
Aiken "yellow" - Unionville: 2 - 12
Aiken "green" - Jericho: 9 - 4
Aiken "yellow" - International: 6 - 12
Aiken "green" - Unionville: 8 - 5
France - Jericho: 9 - 3

Sunday, 20 November 2005

Jericho - International: 13 - 4
Aiken "green" - Aiken "yellow": 11 - 4
France - Unionville: 7 - 5
Jericho - Aiken "yellow": 9 - 1
Unionville - International: Unionville forfeit
Aiken "green" - France: 4 - 7

Aiken yellow vs International All Stars

No doubt that Unionville, Pennsylvania, would have taken 3rd place if they didn't have to go home the last afternoon of the tournament...

Matches between Jericho, Aiken "green", Unionville and France were so close that victory was won by very little.

Aiken green vs Jericho

L'équipe de France avec Alex Lesca     

Aiken yellow vs Jericho

Ranking of the 8th International Bicycle Polo Championship

1/ France (15 points)

2/ Aiken "green" B.P. (U.S.A.) (13 points)

3/ Jericho C.P.A. (Canada) (9 points)

4/ International All Stars (9 points)

5/ Unionville B.P. (U.S.A.) (8 points)

6/ Aiken "yellow" B.P. (U.S.A.) (5 points)

Aiken yellow vs France

Press articles:

Le polo-vélo et les médiasAiken Standard vol. 139 n° 325 (U.S.A.), 21 November 2005 (p. 1A & 3A)
Le polo-vélo et les médiasL'Ile-de-France Cycliste n° 2254 (France), 16 December 2005 (p. 10)
Le polo-vélo et les médias
La France Cycliste n° 2204 (France), January/February 2006 (p. 7)
Le polo-vélo et les médiasInfos Lilas n° 44 (France), January 2006 (p. 10)

Other International Bicycle Polo Championships:

1996 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2015 2016


home - history - links - materialmedias - news - rules - schedules - teams