Last Friday night after the Stupor Bowl 13 pre-registration party at the Nomad, the polo crew, including a number of our friends from Milwaukee, cruised over to the garage and got in some late-night polo on a dark and slippery court. Everyone went down at some point on the slush that was just above the freezing point in the out-of-bounds zone. That said, it was a lot of fun until the ultra-passive transit employee sort of told us to leave, kind of. Well enough, I thought, as it was 2 a.m. and I had to get ready to race. If you’re interested, visit my blargh for a race recap and photos.
As the Minneapolis club rep, I have three votes to cast for our Midwest Representatives to the North American Hardcourt Bike Polo Association. There are 5 candidates, including our very own Sven. I’d like to hear from you about what you think, even if it’s just to say, “I trust your judgement.” I must vote by Friday.
The candidates statements are here. There is a discussion about the election process here. This is the Midwest Region page, this is the Minneapolis club page. I encourage you all to get a login and subscribe to these threads on leagueofbikepolo.com, just so you’re aware of the organization at the least.
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.
Our very own Mr. Do put together this compilation of crashes, spills and wipe-outs from the BFF Tournament. Good stuff!
Connor really came through with a great tourney on Sunday. We played three rounds of round robin with 8 teams and then a double-elimination bracket. There was grilling, great play and lots of fun. No major injuries or mechanicals, until Dustin let his bike roll into the wall after winning. Thanks everyone who came out to play, especially our ad hoc Team Show Us Your Titties, and all the spectators who came out.
Congrats to The Cosmopolotans on their victory!
Check out the Team Photos
1. Team Show Us Your Titties, 2. Team Revolution Polo, 3. Team Rad: Tim, John, Cayla B, and James, 4. The Flying Jomonz: Connor, Joe and Alicia, 5. The Bookhouse Boys: Landon, Bjorn and Sven, 6. The Sconnies, 7. 2nd Place, The Paul Bunyans: Ramon, Trevor and Jake, 8. Our Champs, The Cosmopolotans: Ebbin, Dustin and John
Here’s a sample of the complete action shots:
We’re working on reconstructing the brackets, so if you have info about your teams’ records, who you played in the brackets, or even better a photo of the brackets, hit us up in the comments. This is for sure:
1. Cosmo-Polo-Tans (Mr Do, Ebbmart, Stevelious)
2. Paul Bunyans (Jake, Trevor, Ramon)
3. Flying Jomonz (Joe, Connor, Alicia)
4. Bookhouse Boys (Sveden, Bjorn, Peedubya)
8. Team Show Us Your Titties (John, Zebrakeys and Andy)