DBP’s 1st All Rookie Tournament – Details and Info


Davis Bike Polo is organizing a tournament, May 21-22nd at West Manor Park in Davis, California, for new bike polo players to help promote our sport and build our community.

UPDATE: A “rookie” for the purpose of this tournament, is a player who’s played for no longer than 1.5 year (1 year, 6 month) OR this tournament would be their first tournament.  Not a rookie? That’s cool, you can still come hangout and cheer them on!

This all rookie tournament will be the first in the state of California and the first in our region, and we’re very proud to be hosting and supporting new players. The goals of this tournament are to:

+ support new players in the sport
+ introduce new players to tournament play
+ build new player’s knowledge of the rules
+ give them their own space to showcase their growing skills
+ give them the opportunity to play with others of their own level
+ help new players build their network and meet new people in the community
+ help introduce Davis Bike Polo rookies to organizing and running a tournament

This tournament will be a two-day event and will host between 40-60 players, organizers and spectators. Davis Bike Polo will be organizing the event, helping out-of-state players with transportation, and providing housing and food.

Facebook Event Page for Tournament: https://www.facebook.com/events/1747600895461927

3v3, 12 min games or to 5 points
1 court, no lights
12 team cap
Fee, $15 per player, pay at courts on Sat

Registration & Sign-up Sheet
Attendance/Signup Google Doc: http://tinyurl.com/j7knkyj
Team registration opens April 15th at 7PM

Friday: Pickup and Street Food Rodeo Food Truck Event
Saturday: Swiss rounds, lunch provided, dinner and beers at Lamppost Pizza
Sunday: Double elimination, lunch provided

Players: Info and Details

We are really excited to have you come play in Davis! Below are some details and info that will help you make this happen.
A “rookie” for the purpose of this tournament, is a player who’s played for no longer than 1 year OR this tournament would be their first tournament.

Signup and registration
If you are planning or just thinking about playing in this tournament, please fill out this Google Doc so we can communicate upcoming details with you and, if you need it, help you put a team together: http://tinyurl.com/j7knkyj

You will also need to register your team on Podium once registration opens on April 15th. If you don’t already have a Podium account, now’s the time to make one! Follow this link here to create your account: https://www.podiumbikepolo.com/auth/signup

Housing will be limited but we are going to do our best to make sure all players have a place to stay. If you want or need housing, get at Jenny either on Facebook or via email: jennifer.kutzleb@gmail.com

Club and Clubmates: How you can help!

What better way to support your new players then helping them preparing for this tournament? Here are some ways you can help your new players get to and play in this tournament:

+ Make sure they get to this blog post and also find the FB event page so they get the info they need about the tourney
+ Make sure they create an account on Podium, if they don’t have one already
+ Make sure they get signed-up on the Google Doc: http://tinyurl.com/j7knkyj
+Make yourself available for any questions they may have about the rules, using Podium, how to pack their bike, how a tournament is usually run, etc.
+ Help connect them to other new players you think they might want to team up with, often the hardest part about playing in your first tournament is finding people to play with!
+ Maybe talk to the rest of your club and help sponsor your city’s rookie to travel to this tournament

We also encourage clubmates to attend to hangout and cheer for their rookies! 🙂

We look forward to seeing everyone! Please let us know if you have any questions or suggestions !


New Pickup Schedule for Spring and Summer Season

Davis Bike Polo is excited for the upcoming Spring and Summer playing season and we’d like to announce our new play schedule!



We will be hosting pick-up for all levels Tuesdays 5pm ’til dark, and Sundays 12 noon ’til dark, but most excitingly, we’re going to have a New Player and Rookie night every Thursday (5pm-dark) to give new players their own space to work on building their skills through drills and games with other new players. In addition, we will be hosting a Women and Genderqueer night every 2nd Weds of the month. This event aims to provide a positive space for any new players who are women (trans and cis) and/or gender queer-identified (non-binary individuals who identify with women’s community). Please check out our Facebook Page for upcoming events and announcements!

We play at West Manor Park in Davis, CA.

Also, if you haven’t seen it yet, we are putting on a Rookie Tournament May 21-22nd!

If you are new to polo, you are always welcome to just stop by, hangout with us and watch, you don’t have to play! When you’re ready, we have loaner bikes and mallets for you to borrow!

Davis Hosts Co-ed Bench Tourney to Raise Funds for Ladies Army 7

Davis Bike Polo hosted its first Bench format tournament in May 2015 to help raise money for Ladies Army 7 – The Women’s North American Championship of Hardcourt Bike Polo which will took place in San Francisco in June. We  believe that Ladies Army is a wonderful way to encourage women to get excited about bike polo and bikes.

Davis Bike Polo raised davis bike polo bench tournament 2015over $500 by raffling off sponsors’ prizes and donating half of the registration fees collected for the Davis Co-ed Bench to Ladies Army 7. To find out who played and placed check Podium, here: https://www.podiumbikepolo.com/Davisbench2015

Sponsors for this event included:

  • Sudwerk Brewing Co.
  • Exo Protein Bars
  • Davis Food Co-op
  • Black Star Bags
  • Oury Grips
  • Westlake Market
  • B&L Bike Shop

Thanks so much to our sponsors and the bike polo community to helping us support women in bike polo!


2014 Davis Bike Polo Co-ed Friendly Tournament

Davis Bike Polo was happy to organize and Davis bike polo friendly tournament 2014host its 3rd annual Davis Bike Polo Friendly Tournament in October, 2014!

Find out who played and who placed, here: https://www.podiumbikepolo.com/dbp2014

Our generous sponsors for this event were:

  • Sudwerk Brewing Co.
  • Mishka’s Cafe
  • B&L Bike Shop
  • Mike’s Bikes
  • Pake
  • The Avid Reader
  • Knog
  • State Bicycle
  • Soma Fabrication
  • Velolucuma
  • Ben’s Cycle
  • Factory Five
  • Westlake Market

Poster art by Jeff Weis.