Indiana Bound

We are headed to Bloomington, IN this weekend for the Battle for Middle West bench style tournament.

9 players from each of the 8 states will compete for bragging rights and a killer trophy.

This event will be livestreamed on Ustream so check back here on Saturday and Sunday to watch Minnesota  battle Michigan, Illinois, Kentucky, Wisconsin, Ohio, Missouri and Indiana.

Midwest Open 2 in MKE results

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.

Results

  • 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)
  • 17th -Steve Jobs (Birdie, Lodi, Jordan MKE)
  • 17th –The Stealth Snowman (Sven, Thahn, Wheels MPLS/MKE)
  • 25th -Lefty Bullshit (Bruce, Jess, Quinn MIX)
  • 25th -Gay Boy farts (Kevin, Thomas, Caleb LAF)
  • 25th -Como Erectus (Christian, Andrew, Nic)
  • 25th -Emphysema Makeout Party (Abe, Matt, Joe MIX)
  • 25th -Noah’s Shark (Tyler Brown,Jeremy, Jordan BLM)
  • 25th -Bearded Men (Charlie S, Omar, Willie )
  • 25th -St st stuntin is a habit (Kelly s, Mick, Josh CHI)
  • 25th -White Arms (Steener, Carl winslow, Witt GB)

Midwest Open 2

The Midwest Open is happening this weekend in Milwaukee.

Minneapolis is sending 6 teams into the mix. You can follow the teams live Saturday and Sunday at podiu.mx/mwo . Also stay tuned to twitter, #MWO

The Matt Lodge Experience – Ebbin, Wade, Matt

Panther Baby Strike – Nick, Aren, Jeff

3rd Times a Charm – Meg, Dustin, Brian(CHI)

Shark Farts – Greta, Landon, Mike

The Stealth Snowman – Sven, Wheels, Thahn(MKE)

Cockstorm – Ramon, Jerry, Art

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Worlds and Beyond

The World Hardcourt Bike Polo Championships are fast approaching. And before worlds, the North American Hardcourt Bike Polo Championship is taking place in Calgary, Alberta August 4-7.

Minneapolis qualified for NAHBPC but due to passport restrictions and broken wrists Nick, Dustin and Sven are unable to attend. We worked hard for that qualifying spot and it bums us out to no be able to use it. But them’s the breaks!

Nick, Dustin and Sven are, however, gearing up for the Wildcard tournament to be held before WHBPC. A two day tourney to compete for 8 team slots for the big show.

Minneapolis is also sending a team or two to the Thunder Bay Open and several teams will be heading to the Midwest Open in Milwaukee in October.

2011 is shaping up to be quite a busy year!

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.