Machine Politics vs L'Équipe, August 2010. Photo by Steph Simcox
A Midwestivus For The Rest Of Us
Columbus is home to a bunch of courts, and none of them are actually being employed for the Midwest qualifiers this year. So given that all that space will be open, we thought it might be a treat to have a mini-tournament day one of Midwest. You would be missing the swiss rounds. Note that the courts aren't close enough that you'll be able to poke between both events with any real ease. Day two will be reserved for those wishing to bear witness to the slaying taking place on the big kid courts. Also you get all the fun polo parties with the big tourney.
Midwestivus is a sacred time, though, and not to be taken lightly. As a secular polo holiday, we will observe the following:
- 16 Teams
- Swiss rounds followed by single/double elim depending on time
- Little to no prize pool (Maybe some pennies? Maybe. That sounds expensive.)
So all the joy of witnessing a major polo event while enjoying the smoking-jacket-lifestyle elegance of competeting in a tiny polo tournament? Yeah, I know, it is an awesome idea.
I can't make any promises for housing at the moment, preference will likely rest with the Midwest Qualifier players.
Hey Guys Update: Registration is now open... at I dunno, let's say 8pm EST (not long from now). I will only start to create the roster at that point, so note that I will ignore early submissions. So if you would like to register for the event all you need to is email This address with the following info: Your 3 players, your team name, method of payment (paypal is preferred so I may get stuff like food prepared in advance), and if you will need housing. I cannot make promises yet on the housing until I see the demand for it, but I think we'll be okay to house/provide shelter-ish to everyone without any real issue. $5/player registration fee ($15 a team), due on arrival, or through paypal. I will have a more up to date information on this facebook event. Of course, feel free to direct any questions to my email with your registration information. Registration is first come first served, so get on it... at eight, that is.