durango The 2011 Rocky Mountain Grass Poloships will take place in Durango on Saturday April 16, to decide the 2011 holders of the Colorado Cup.
Grass bike polo has been played around the world for more than 100 years and after 20 years of hibernation, the fast action sport appears to be back in Colorado.
The Colorado Cup is a traveling trophy that grew from a 2009 challenge tournament in Lyons between, Boulder, Fort Collins, Carbondale and Durango. Whoever wins the tourney, keeps the cup and owns rights to host the next challenge tourney. Teams from all over the Four Corners have been invited. Fourteen mens and five womens teams have made commitments thus far.
The morning round robin will take place on the Fort Lewis College campus to determine seeding for the championship bracket. Play then moves to downtown Durango under the lights at Buckley Park. The mens and womens finals will be aired live on local radio KDUR 91.9 FM with halftime shows and an All-Star game to add to the excitement.
The 2011 RMGP is being put on by Passion Productions, promoters of the 2009 Single Speed World Championships, and the sponsors for the event are FLC Cycling, Durango Cyclery, Ska Brewing, Steamworks Brewing, King Cages, Durango DEVO, Pool Creative, Target Rental, Pam Cheeney Retires, Leamonhead Hair Salon, City Market and Durango 9R School District. Each sponsor was allowed a team and drafted players from a long list of Durango locals.
For more information, contact Chad Cheeney at 970-764-5909.