Fresno Bike Polo tournament draws teams from five states

9:30 a.m. Saturday, April 18, and Sunday, April 19 / Carey Park, 4750 N Fresno St. / Smack in Da Middle IV on Facebook / Free

Polo teams from across California, Oregon, Washington, Nevada, and Utah will convene at Fresno’s Carey Park to “smash mallets” at the fourth annual “Smack in Da Middle” polo tournament.

This is bicycle polo, FYI. It’s like normal polo, but without the horses and played on hard court instead of grass.

Hosted by Fresno Bike polo, the tournament features 24 teams playing in three-on-three 12-minute matches. Saturday will be played in Swiss Rounds, where each team vies for seeding position. Sunday will be double elimination until the final game.