Machine Politics vs L'Équipe, August 2010. Photo by Steph Simcox
Hey polo brethren,
Maybe you've heard about the great polo thats been happening here in Nanaimo over the past year and how we've been looking forward to the time when we can invite you to join us here for a weekend of play to share our homes and hardcourt. Well, after a bit of pre-planning...its happening. How about some pre-crown pickup starting on Friday Sept 10, a wee mixer tournament on Saturday Sept 11 (registration@10, games start@11), more pickup Sunday, and maybe even some night polo until you drop.
From East Van: Ferry from Horseshoe Bay leaves at 8:30 arrives in Departure bay at 10:10. Its about a 20 minute bike ride to the courts. direct bike route is on THE MAP. ps...nanaimo is hilly.
We have a sweet secluded dual tennis court setup (with boards permanently built into the fence on 3 sides of each court), there will be BBQing and food supplied, prizes, new Nanaimo polo gear and more to be announced as there is reason to announce. Fred is already salivating at the opportunity to take complete control of the boards setup.
Just to be transparent, a portion of your $10 entry fee is going to support Nanaimo Bike Polo and the expenses incurred in the construction of the boards on our second court, which we have temporarily subsidized in order to make this tournament happen...hence the JOUST CAUSE. The cost of these boards will take a couple of tournaments/years to pay back, but i think you will see they are well worth the investment in order to facilitate more polo being played by more people more often...people like you.
Please RSVP individually (as opposed to as a team cuz its a mixer) and let us know if you are an A/B/C player and if you will need housing.
Check out THE MAP for all your Nanaimo poloing needs. It will be updated as the tournament draws near. Until then you can study up on where to buy beer around the court. =)
Bring devices to conceal your beverages and also some refillable containers for water.
If you have any questions or especially snarky comments please send them my way. May the polo be with you.