2016-17 Initiation Bike Polo Challenge of Ile-de-France

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The sixth edition of the Initiation Bike Polo Challenge of Ile-de-France has been held on three legs organized by the U.S. Alfortville Cyclisme in Alfortville (Val de Marne, France) on 19 November 2016, by the Argenteuil V.S.C. 95 in Argenteuil on 7 January 2017 and by the Paris C.O. on 28 January 2017 in Paris. The definitive ranking is available here.


1st leg - 6th Alfortville Tournament (19 November 2016)

The U.S. Alfortville has organized at the Toulon stadium in Alfortville the first leg of this regional challenge dedicated to beginners in bike polo. The referees came from the E.C. Montgeron-Vigneux, 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.

Five clubs were there: the E.C. Montgeron-Vigneux (Essonne), the Paris C.O. (Paris), the Parisis A.C. 95 (Val d'Oise), the Team 94 Villeneuvoise (Val de Marne) and the U.S. Alfortville (Val de Marne). 22 players were in 5 teams of 4 or 5 players each Alfortville 1 & 2, P.A.C. 95, Paris-Alfortville and Villeneuve-St-Georges-Montgeron-Vigneux-Alfortville.

After an introduction to how to use a mallet with a ball and a bicycle, the 5 teams played 2 X 7 minute matches in a round robin format.

     

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

Alfortville 1 / Alfortville 2

4 - 1

Paris-Alfortville / Parisis

1 - 5

Alfortville 1 / Team 94-Montgeron-Vigneux-Alfortville

2 - 1

Alfortville 2 / Paris-Alfortville

3 - 0

Alfortville 1 / Parisis

5 - 1

Paris-Alfortville / Team 94-Montgeron-Vigneux-Alfortville

1 - 1

Alfortville 2 / Team 94-Montgeron-Vigneux-Alfortville

1 - 1

Alfortville 1 / Paris-Alfortville

4 - 1

Alfortville 2 / Parisis

1 - 5

Parisis / Team 94-Montgeron-Vigneux-Alfortville

2 - 1

 

Final rank of the 6th Alfortville Tournament

 

1) U.S. Alfortville 1 (12 points)

2) Parisis A.C. 95 (10 points)

3) U.S. Alfortville 2 (7 points)

4) Team 94 Villeneuvoise - E.C. Montgeron-Vigneux - U.S. Alfortville (6 points)

4) Paris C.O. - U.S. Alfortville (5 points)

 


2nd leg - 4th Argenteuil Tournament (7 January 2017)

The Argenteuil V.S.C. 95 has organized at the Auguste Delaune stadium in Argenteuil the second leg of this regional challenge dedicated to beginners in bike polo. The referees came from the Argenteuil V.S.C. 95, 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 Argenteuil V.S.C. 95 (Val d'Oise), the Paris C.O. (Paris), the Parisis A.C. 95 (Val d'Oise) and the U.S. Métro Transports (Paris). 21 players were in 5 teams of 4 or 5 players each Argenteuil, P.A.C. 95 1 & 2, Paris and a mixed team Argenteuil-Métro-Paris-Parisis.

After an introduction to how to use a mallet with a ball and a bicycle, the 5 teams played 2 X 7 minute matches in a round robin format.

     

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

Argenteuil / Paris

1 - 3

Parisis 1 / Argenteuil-Métro-Paris-Parisis

5 - 2

Parisis 1 / Paris

5 - 1

Parisis 2 / Argenteuil-Métro-Paris-Parisis

3 - 1

Argenteuil / Argenteuil-Métro-Paris-Parisis

0 - 7

Parisis 1 / Parisis 2

2 - 1

Parisis 2 / Paris

2 - 1

Argenteuil / Parisis 1

1 - 8

Argenteuil-Métro-Paris-Parisis / Paris

3 - 6

Argenteuil / Parisis 2

1 - 5

Final ranking of the 4th Argenteuil Tournament

 

1) Parisis A.C. 95 1 (12 points)

2) Parisis A.C. 95 2 (10 points)

3) Paris C.O. (8 points)

4) Argenteuil V.S.C. 95 - U.S. Métro Transports - Paris C.O. - Parisis A.C. 95 (6 points)

5) Argenteuil V.S.C. 95 (4 points)


3rd leg - 1st Paris Tournament (28 January 2017)

The Paris Cycliste Olympique has organized at the Plaine de jeux du polygone in Paris (Vincennes Wood) the third and last leg of this regional challenge dedicated to beginners in bike polo. The referees came from the Vélo-Club de Frileuse et de Sanvic, 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.

Six clubs were there: the Paris C.O. (Paris), the Parisis A.C. 95 (Val d'Oise), the U.S. Alfortville (Val de Marne), the U.S. Métro Transports (Paris), the V.C. Frileuse-Sanvic (Seine-Maritime) and the V.C. St-Saëns (Seine Maritime). 25 players were in 6 teams of 4 or 5 players each: Alfortville, Paris 1, Paris 2, Parisis and the mixed teams St-Saëns-Frileuse-Sanvic-Paris and Paris-Métro.

After an introduction to how to use a mallet with a ball and a bicycle, the 6 teams of played 2 X 10 minute matches in two three-team-groups.

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):

 

 

 Blue group

scores

Red group

scores

Paris 1 / Paris-Métro

2 - 0

Paris 2 / Alfortville

0 - 10

Paris 1 / St-Saëns-Frileuse-Sanvic-Paris

4 - 5

Paris 2 / Parisis

0 - 4

Paris-Métro / St-Saëns-Frileuse-Sanvic-Paris

2 - 6

Alfortville / Parisis

6 - 0

Blue group

1) St-Saëns-Frileuse-Sanvic-Paris : 6 points

2) Paris 1 : 4 points

3) Paris-Métro : 2 points

Red group

1) Alfortville : 6 points

2) Parisis : 4 points

3) Paris 2 : 2 points

Paris 2 / Paris-Métro: 6 - 7 (5 - 5 after legal time)

Paris 1 / Parisis: 3 - 2

St-Saëns-Frileuse-Sanvic-Paris / Alfortville: 3 - 2

         

Final rank of the 1st Paris Tournament

 

1) V.C. St-Saëns-V.C. Frileuse-Sanvic-Paris C.O.

2) U.S. Alfortville

3) Paris C.O. 1

4) Parisis A.C. 95

5) Paris C.O.-U.S. Métro Transports

6) Paris C.O. 2


Definitive ranking of the 6th Ile-de-France Initiation Challenge 2016-2017

Ranking

Alfortville

Argenteuil

Paris

Total

1) Parisis Athletic Club 95

 18

20 + 18 + 14/4

14

73,5 points

2) Paris Cycliste Olympique

12/4X3

16 + 14/4

20/4 + 16 + 12/4X3 + 10

68,5 points

3) U.S. Alfortville

20 + 16 + 14/4 + 12/4X2

 

18

63,5 points

4) Argenteuil V.S.C. 95

 

14/4X2 + 12

 

19 points

5) Team 94 Villeneuvoise

14/4X3

 

 

10,5 points

6) V.C. St-Saëns

 

 

20/4X2

10 points

7) U.S. Métro Transports

 

14/4

12/4

6,5 points

8) V.C. Frileuse-Sanvic

 

 

20/4

5 points

9) Entente Cycliste de Montgeron et Vigneux

14/4

 

 

3,5 points

Press articles:

Le polo-vélo et les médiasRadio Peloton, 23 November 2016
Le polo-vélo et les médiasComité d'Ile-de-France de la Fédération Française de Cyclisme, 9 January 2017 (Facebook page of the C.I.F. de la F.F.C.)
Le polo-vélo et les médiasRadio Peloton, 9 January 2017
Le polo-vélo et les médiasRadio Peloton, 23 January 2017
Le polo-vélo et les médiasComité d'Ile-de-France de la Fédération Française de Cyclisme, 30 January 2017 (Facebook page of the C.I.F. de la F.F.C.)
Le polo-vélo et les médiasRadio Peloton, 30 January 2017
Le polo-vélo et les médiasRadio Peloton, 31 January 2017
Le polo-vélo et les médiasRadio Peloton, 1 February 2017
Le polo-vélo et les médiasFrance Cyclisme n° 13, February-March 2017 (p. 62 & p. 63)

Other Ile-de-France Initiation Challenges:

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


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