I made a quick and rough little application to calculate the amount of time it takes to run a Swiss system tournament. jQuery -ui sliders make it easy to run different scenarios. All the logic and important style is in the source. I’m too lazy to make it work directly in WordPress, so it has it’s own home, http://www.mplsbikepolo.com/swisscalc/. Maybe I’ll make it better someday, but probably not.
Last weekend 2 teams and 3 free agents went down to Columbia, Mizzouri to play at the Midwest Bike Polo Championships. Dustin, Ebbin and Trevor played as Team Butt City and did us proud, advancing to quarterfinals against some of the best teams in the country. Ramon and Tim joined up with a third and were seeded 9th, above Butt City. The Four Norsemen were one position away from being in the 24-team double elimination bracket on Sunday. Kat joined up with 3 other women and got a great applause for a superior check. We had some great games, especially our game with TripleLEXXX who were an awesome, coordinated team.
Our hosts were incredible! Drew and Chip put us up and fed us breakfast. The tournament was extremely well-run–Vince’s bracket system worked great. The weather was awesome…there was great polo and cheap beer. All in all, an A+ weekend. Thanks COMO! Check out comopolo for more stats and media and blah blah.
To top it all off, The Court decidered that Minneapolis will be hosting the MWBPC8 sometime in May 2010. Stay tuned for more information here!
Here’s a couple of my favorite photos, the whole set is over here on flickr. Kat and Sven have some great shots too, you should check out all the photos tagged MWBPC. Hopefully Dustin’s video will be up soon too.