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Desert Polo Invite VI

Desert Polo Invite VI
Saturday, February 22, 2014 - Sunday, February 23, 2014
Contact info: 
Court size: 
2 courts; 130ft x 60ft, surface is blacktop parking lot

Northern Vortex cramping your polo? Maybe its time to learn about the Southern Vortex; 70 degree weather and copius amounts of sunshine. Join us Feb 22nd and 23rd for our 24 team, two day tournament.

Registration: $45 a team at http://www.hardcourtbikepolo.org/polo/main/tournament/148.html

Housing: Since none of us live within reasonable riding distance of the court, I would suggest getting a hotel nearby if you won't have a car. Here are some nearby hotels. I'd recommend getting a place on Apache Blvd. The Light Rail runs there and can be taken to the airport and downtown Tempe:

- *Polo Approved* Ramada Limited Tempe, 1915 Apache Boulevard, Tempe, AZ, (480)736-1700, http://ramadalimitedtempe.com

- Map of Hotels nearby

If you have a car we may have a few options: drop me an email.

Rules: NAH


Grace Community Church (North parking lot)
1200 E Southern Ave
Tempe, AZ
United States

Signed up

Hey guys, great to see the post for this tourney. Looking forward to playing some warm polo.

Food for thought: Do you want to play with the 2013 NAH Approved rule set or the 2014 NAH Proposed rule set? Not sure if the 2014 set will be approved by the tourney dates. Give it some thought and we can figure it out when the times comes.

Hey Robin, glad you'll be able to make it over to AZ!

I don't have a strong opinion either way about rule sets. I assumed we would go with whatever is current when the tourney date is upon us. I hope there is something in the rules about a skills contest. Maybe Sarah put something in because she schooled everyone last year!

you know the rules, robin.
there are no rules.


Looking forward to this.

Is this tournament still happening?

Polo Retired :: Photographer :: Adventure On!




One of my friend would like to sub in a team he is a good player from france ? if you need one more or you want to make a team

lefty will ? you and this other guy? ill book a flight if you get at me soon

Deaddog- sacbikepolo

Sad to say that I'm gonna miss this tournament again :(

"We don't need no education"

We'll miss ya David. It's gonna take a few beers to get over this news!

Family Tradition David, Family Tradition.

Not Yet....Not Yet.

I could use more southern vortex. .. Who else ? Team up time

david joseph"polony"wells

dave you going to this? im thinking of goin ill need a team

Deaddog- sacbikepolo

did you guys ever figure out a team?

Free agent right here. This will be my third DPI.

solid player

- Sincerely
Olsen Aviles

Come back Pistolero. We want to meet your new addition

The registration link seems to be unavailable...

Thanks, I'll let you know when it's back up.

Registration is available again

wish there was more notice about this tourney, we in denver wanted to put together some teams, but doesn't look like we will be able to.

Free gun looking for hire.

I'm trying to make this work. I played in DPI 1,2, and 3, but missed 4 and 5.

Alaskan looking for at least one more teammate holler back

Alaskan looking for at least one more teammate holler back

sounds pretty fun!~

Matt Messenger
since 1998

oh Yeh its my birthday on Saturday!!! woot woot!

Matt Messenger
since 1998

You, me and George Washington. Saturday night will be fun!

Howdy, Have a random team registered. Not looking good for fellow Texans yet. Anyone else interested in teaming up?

Polo Retired :: Photographer :: Adventure On!


Is the Ramada a motel 6 now? I got redirected

- Sincerely
Olsen Aviles

Where is everyone staying?


- *Polo Approved* Ramada Limited Tempe, 1915 Apache Boulevard, Tempe, AZ, (480)736-1700, http://ramadalimitedtempe.com

This was in the original post and the hotel I was talking about.

- Sincerely
Olsen Aviles

Out due to a busted collarbone.... really bumped not being able to play this dpi also because next year im planning to be back in DutchLand...

shit dutchie, sorry to hear this. You will be missed.

Matt Messenger
since 1998

looking for one more fun loving player to complete the holy trinity hope to hear from you soon (since the tournament is next weekend)

I still need a team. If u want to pick me up.

See you all soon! I'll be there on Friday morning to help with court construction.

Hey guys, I'm also looking for a team. I'm a newer player, so just looking to have some fun while there.

Let me know!

Anybody playing around today. I'm in town early . I Can help build courts also . AZ give me a shout out @ 425-247-1504 .

david joseph"polony"wells

Thanks for your help today! There will be polo tomorrow for sure

Hey friends,

Here is our agenda for the next 4 days. If you have any questions post here or send me an email.

- Finish boards
- pickup starts about noon
- Register, check-in, pay at court until 7
- 7pm –10pm register, check-in, pay at Boulders on Broadway (this week is AZ beer week; they have a lot of unique beers on tap) http://bouldersonbroadway.com/

- 9-10am bagels and bananas, check-in, pay, register
- 10am swiss rounds start
- 1pm-ish Lunch Julio style
- 6pm finish play
- 9pm house party. Check DPI facebook invite for details.

- 9-10am bagels and bananas
- 10am bracketed play starts
- Lunch food truck (Southern - cajun - chicken)
- 4pm finals
- 5 or 6pm Awards/bike raffle/prizes
- 6pm cleanup

Breakdown boards



921 s hacienda dr tempe az 85281


discount code: azpolo15
for 15% off @ state bike co.

Thanks everyone for coming out and playing a lot of polo!

Congratulations to the DPI 6 podium:
1. The Variable (Shitty, Brandon, Forest)
2. Teenage Mutant Ninja Piranha (Jacob, AJ, Leo)
3. No dad, what about you? (Ghabe, Branden, Brian)

Ghabe took home MVP

Brandon Carter's team won the bench minor post-tournament tournament

Full results can be found on Podium https://www.podiumbikepolo.com/dpi6

Special thank you to Mailman-J, Brandon Carter, Messman, Robin, Olsen, Dave and Ghabe for reffing and helping with the bench minor post-tournament tournament

Thanks Arizona for a wonderful tournament. Maybe the dirtiest I have ever been after playing too. I just wanted to post a link to the New Mexico Bicycle Polo Facebook page. I have posted a bunch of photos. Go check em out and tag if you like.