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bikepolo.tv creates unfair advantage?

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bikepolo.tv’s ‘stream team’ by Kev Walsh

The North American Hardcourt Bike Polo Championships (NAHBPC) received 2972 unique viewers over the three-day event in August this year. The figure is undoubtedly higher as many screens had more than one spectator – some with whiteboards and notepads. European tournament broadcasting has not been as consistent.

bikepolo.tv and Mr.Do’s  Vimeo coverage provide players with resources to review and plan successful responses to the teams being watched. At this time those teams are North American, with the exception of some international teams playing in North American tournaments. Is this creating an unfair advantage for European players?

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The best game at the World Hardcourt Bike Polo Championships 2012

Although not the fastest, most exciting, or most important game from the Worlds this year, I think it’s the best.

The game has character, narrative and skill. The Guardians and Clobber Politics’ different personalities and styles make for a classic sporting match-up. But ultimately, The Guardians’ patience and composure wins out.

The Guardians play a low-tempo game, retaining energy for the rest of the tournament. There are positive knock-on effects from this confident strategy: it gives you time to become acclimatised to the often alien courts and it leaves your team in a slightly deeper position that absorbs attacking play and creates counter-attacking opportunities.

Great goals by Cody, too.