Machine Politics vs L'Équipe, August 2010. Photo by Steph Simcox
Eastside Thaw 2015
This is a two day event with no pre-arranged teams. Despite the name, players from outside of the Eastside Region are welcome to join in on the fun.
Day 0, Fri: Check-in. Probably pick-up under the lights.
Day 1, Sat: Shuffle Deck Tournament. No pre-arranged teams. This will make it a good first-time tournament for newer members of clubs, as well as making the even more accessible for single travelers. NAH rules with caveats: The 5pt cap will be removed, wrist shots will be legal, 6'x4' goals, and the bracket will be single elimination.
Setup begins at 9:00am. First matches will begin at 10:00am (with or without you). Bracket should finish around 7:30pm. Lights will remain on until 10:00pm for Court A for people interested in pick-up.
SOCIAL: Details TBD.
Day 2, Sun: Schoolyard Bench Tournament. 8 teams. Each team will have one warm-up match before entering into a double-elimination bracket. Captains will be decided based on the outcome of day 1 by their individual (not team) stats. The bench draft will be done the evening of day 1, and posted that evening (or announced the morning of day 2).
Games will begin at 10:00am sharp.
Winter can mean low turn out for pick-up and low morale. The goal is to have a fun polo event to welcome the spring and start off the 2015 polo season! This would be a great event to encourage new members of your club to come, since they don't need to arrive with a team. It will introduce new players and skills to the clubs, and promote inter-club camaraderie. Maybe find your teammates for ESQ2015?
A back-up date of March 28&29 will be set in case of inclement weather.
Registration will open on Feb 5th at 9:00pm EST. $20.00 per person. Registration will be done by Google form, and the link will be published in advance.
Refunds will be offered through March 13th.
Court Location: https://email@example.com,-77.4469866,192m/data=!3m1!1e3?hl=en