2006 International Championship

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5-7 October 2006 - Kennewick, Washington, USA

The France's team represented the French Cycling Federation (F.F.C.) in the 9th International Bicycle Polo Championship held 5-7 October 2006 in Kennewick, USA, by the American Bicycle Polo Association for the 10th anniversary of the International Championship (held for the first time in 1996 in Richland, Washington, USA).

Didier Derly (E.S. Gervais-Lilas), Jérôme Harel (V.C. Frileuse-Sanvic), Jean-Michaël Languille (V.C. Frileuse-Sanvic, captain), Julien Lasserre (A.S.C. Pessac Alouette), Stéphane Malandain (V.C. Frileuse-Sanvic) and Stéphane Paris (P. St-Pierre de Varengeville) were the players of the French team.

France - Dublin          Jericho vs Dublin

Five teams planed to play in Kennewick: the Canadian Jericho Cycle Polo Association (winner of the 2002 and 2003 International Championship and of the 2005 International Bobigny Open), Unionville (Pennsylvania, 5th in 2005), the American Bicycle Polo Association - Richland (winner in 2004), a Malaysian team (for the first time), Dublin (for the first time too) and the national selection of France (winner in 2005).

The tournament was first organised as a round robin such as to have a rank in order to determine the matches of the quarters of final. A victory gave 3 points, a tie: 2 points, a defeat: 1 point and a forfeit: 0 points.

Stéphane Malandain (France)

Eric Zandotti (Unionville)

 

Match results

Thursday 5 October 2006

Unionville - France : 2 - 4
Richland -
Dublin : 4 - 0
Jericho - France : 5 - 2
Richland - Unionville : 2 - 1
Jericho - Dublin : 3 - 0
Unionville -
Dublin : 1 - 0
Richland -
Jericho : 1 - 1
France - Dublin : 5 - 1
Unionville -
Jericho : 1 - 4
Richland -
France : 2 - 3

Friday 6 October 2006

Quarters of final

Jericho - Dublin : 14 - 1
Unionville -
France : 7 - 5

Resit

France - Dublin : 12 - 1

1st semi-final

Richland - Jericho : 2 - 10

Saturday 7 October 2006

2nd semi-final

Unionville - France : 10 - 9

Finals

Richland - France : 5 - 9
Jericho - Unionville : 18 - 6

Richland vs Jericho

France vs Unionville

Asoka Mendis (Jericho) et Dennis Mullen (Richland) en défense.

Jerry Tagestad (Richland) & Harvey Barton (Jericho)

Matches between Jericho, Richland, Unionville and France were so close in the first round that the goalaverages were very small. But the Canadians were really the bests.

Jericho vs Unionville

France vs Unionville

Jean-Michaël Languille & Stéphane Malandain (France)

Carl Baker (Richland) & John Hupp (Unionville)

 Jericho vs Dublin

Ranking of the 9th International Bicycle Polo Championship

1/ Jericho C.P.A. (Canada)

2/ Unionville B.P. (U.S.A.)

3/ France

4/ A.B.P.A. - Richland (U.S.A.)

5/ Dublin O. (Ireland)

 Dennis O'Neill (Dublin)

Richland vs Jericho

France vs Unionville

Jericho vs Unionville

Articles de presse :

Le polo-vélo et les médiasLa France Cycliste n° 2217 (France), December 2006/January 2007 (p. 30)
Le polo-vélo et les médiasL'Ile-de-France Cycliste n° 2277 (France), 15 December 2006 (p. 2)

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