Barbados will be among 10 international Segway Polo teams contesting the Woz Challenge Cup, the World Cup of Segway Polo in Washington DC from July 20-24, 2013. As the world champions in 2009 and 2010, they will be looking to regain the title this year [see PRWeb release].
The four-day Woz Challenge Cup is being played at the Hotchkiss field at Gallaudet University in Washington D.C.
“We are taking a six-member team. Barbados has some good players and we are seeking to get to the finals, if not win the Cup. We will also be promoting Barbados on the tour,” said Brett Callaghan, who is also one of the founding members of the Segway Polo Club of Barbados.
Segway Polo, a modified version of the sport normally played on horses, is played by teams of five players on battery-powered Segways, using mallets to put the ball through opposing goals. The sport was formally established around 2004, with Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak playing a key role.
A year later the first non-US team was founded in New Zealand. The world’s first international match was hosted in Auckland during February 2006, where the Pole Blacks (NZ) played to a draw against the Aftershocks (California, USA). Since then, hosting countries for this annual event have included USA, Germany, Barbados, and in 2012 Stockholm, Sweden where 14 teams from 9 countries competed.
This article features an excellent 5 minute video about Segway Polo, including interviews with Apple co-founder Steve ‘Woz’ Wozniack and Victor Millar (famed writer of Friday the Thirteenth and multi-Emmy award winner for General Hospital).
Find out more about playing Segway Polo in New Zealand here, including how to book a game of Corporate Segway Polo for your group, or how to join in our regular games on your own Segway PT.