On this side of the world talk is already picking up about the planning of Ladies Army IV. Ladies Army is a women’s hardcourt bike polo tournament started in Vancouver. It has since spread to other cities. Next up to host is Lexington, KY. That is sure to be a good time. Look for more information on this May/June 2012 tournament soon.
Lastly but not leastly, we have our own local poloistas hard at work to encourage women to experience our sport. Minneapolis Bike Polo helped The Hub Bike Co-op celebrate October as Women’s Appreciation Month by hosting a Intro to Polo event for women on October 22nd. Kat, Greta, Charlotte and Meg hosted the event and helped the dozen or so people in attendance with the basics of hardcourt bike polo.
By all accounts it was a great success with a surprising number of brand new faces. We LOVE new players. Come back soon.
Big thanks to our poloistas for organizing and running such a great event.
Another Midwest Open has come and gone. Lots of familiar faces and many new faces. Even several new clubs, Green Bay and Mankato, MN to name a few.
Minneapolis did really well at this tournament. 5 of our 6 teams officially made it to Sunday with a computer hiccup pushing Shark Farts out of the top 32 for Sunday. We had several stand out players which helped propel their teams deep into the double elimination bracket on Sunday. Meg Lee and Aren are two such players. Aren even took home the MVP award for the tournament.
Congrats to Nick T of Minneapolis on his teams’ 7th place finish. He got the call asking him to be a substitute player at 9:30am on Saturday and helped Chris and Nick from Lexington to yet another excellent finish.
Thanks to Milwaukee Bike Polo for hosting and bringing the Midwest together for such a fun time.
1st -Baby Face (Brian, Kremin, JT MKE/RVA)
2nd -Guardians (Cody, Dusty, Julian SEA)
3rd -Machine Politics (Ben, Joe, Matt L CHI)
4th -Lil’ Wayne Gretzky (Nick kruse,Tim D, Charlie H COMO)
5th -The Spurs (Pierre,Jonny, Sam C MAD )
5th -Wardens (Jake, Matt, Zack MKE)
7th –Bourbonic Plague (Nick, Cardinal, Nick T LEX/MPLS)
7th -Mitten Polo (Jon, Adam, Piet AA)
9th -WNBA Jamz (Joe, Shay, Guthrie MKE)
9th –3rd Times a Charm (Meg, Dustin, Brian MPLS/CHI)
9th -El Polo Loco (Derek, Stanislav, Rob FTW)
9th –Panther Baby Strike (Nick, Aren, Jeff MPLS)
13th -What about Bob (Karate jon, Chris W, Lou CLE )
13th -Team Icarus (Zach ,Travis , Rob IN/CHI)
13th –Cockstorm(Ramon, Jerry, Art MPLS)
13th –The Matt Lodge Experience (Ebbin, Wade, Matt MPLS)
17th -Seal Team 666 (Matt, Alex, Robb GRPS)
17th -Gnomads (Ben H, Matt R, MP MAD)
17th -Oakeshott Nights (Mark L, Dan, Mark H WNPG)
17th -Team Adorable (Greg V, Tucker, Suzy CHI)
17th -MDK (Kody, Meg M, Dave CHI)
17th -Everything Butt Sex (Eric, Erica, Tiffany ATL/LEX)