Segway to Sponsor the ‘Woz’ Challenge Cup in Washington, DC
Segway Inc. will sponsor the closing ceremonies at the 2013 ‘Woz’ Challenge Cup, an international Segway polo tournament, which is hosted annually at different locales throughout the world. This year’s event will be held at Gallaudet University’s Hotchkiss Field in Washington, DC from July 20 – 24, 2013 and has drawn 20 skilled international teams to compete.Tournament play will take place over 3 consecutive days. The final day of play will feature a Championship round as well as a key note speech by Rod Keller, President of Segway Inc., at the closing ceremonies reception and dinner.
Segway Polo Defined
The concept of Segway Polo began gaining popularity in 2004 after a group of Segway Personal Transporter (PT) fans, known as the Bay Area Segway Enthusiasts, simply substituted a Segway PT for a horse and began competing. Today, the game is governed by the International Segway Polo Association (ISPA) and teams from countries including Austria, Barbados, Germany, New Zealand, Sweden and the United States regular compete in tournaments across the globe.
A Segway Polo match features 2 teams of 5 players each. Players ride PTs and use mallets to move the ball throughout the field with the mission of scoring goals. The particulars:
A complete version of the rules, which have been tailored to tournament play, was adopted by the ISPA in 2007.