Friends in cool places

I woke up this morning to find this in my Twitter stream.

Perplexed as to what in the hell my name is doing up there with champions I fed it through Google translate and it gave me this:

Midwest championship this weekend or so? Beaver Boys, Machine Politics, Maija’s team, Sven’s team. . . A battleground is.

Well shucks, Riki! Thanks for the mention. Minneapolis Polo will do our best to make you proud.

Can’t wait to meet Riki and other Japanese poloists this September at the World Hardcourt Bike Polo Championships in Seattle.

Headed to Indiana

Minneapolis Bike Polo is heading to Bloomington Indiana tomorrow to compete at Midwest Bike Polo Championships 9. This brings us full circle from last year when Minneapolis was gearing up to host the MWBPC8. Now its Bloomington’s turn to host and we couldn’t be more excited.

Dustin(Mr Do), Ebbin and Sven will be teaming up as Do’s Dont’s.

Jerry, Wade and Tim are teaming up under the banner Sweater Money.

And lastly but not leastly, John, James and Ramon are combing forces as JFW and The Fix Gear Phenomenon

Thanks to the miracles of internet connectivity and astute software programming you can watch the results come in LIVE. On Saturday you can tune your browsers or smart phones to HardcourtPodium.com. Specifically to http://hardcourtpodium.com/follow/mwbpc9

On Sunday, the double elimination bracket will take shape in this google document.

Wish us luck and safe travels and hopefully we’ll grab a few more of those coveted qualification spots for the 2011 North American Hardcourt Bike Polo Championships.

Ladies Army 3

Kat

The third installment of the Ladies Army gets under way this weekend in Austin, TX. Kat is headed down to Austin to represent Minneapolis Bike Polo. She is teaming up with Cara and Lisa by way of Vancouver in a field of almost 20 all female bike polo teams. This will be Kat’s second time competing in the Ladies Army. Last year she traveled to NYC to compete. Show them how we do it Minneapolis, Kat!

Saturday will a set of swiss rounds to determine seeding for the double elimination bracket on Sunday. Follow along LIVE on your computer or phone by pointing it at http://hardcourtpodium.com/follow/ladies

If you haven’t watched Mr Do’s Ladies Army preview video, go do that now. There is so much interest in this tournament the polo community pooled its resources and bought Mr Do a plane ticket to Texas. No really! They did. Have fun Mr Do and bring back documentation of this amazing tourney.

Best of luck to all the kick ass Poloistas as they fight for the Ladies Army crowns.