Jump to Navigation
LOBP is now in archive mode... read more at leagueofbikepolo.com/goodbye.

REGISTRATION FULL: Eastside Thaw II

Friday, March 7, 2014 - Sunday, March 9, 2014
Host club: 
DC Bike Polo
Contact info: 
alias.s.tagami@gmail.com

$20.00 Registration

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 & Pick-up. We will have access to both courts, and lights. When you get to Frederick come check-in, draw your card for our 3v3 team, and play pick-up on the courts until 10:00pm

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 ino 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.

NOTE: Sunday is the end of daylight savings, so clocks will jump forward; you'll lose an hour of sleep/drinking/panic.

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 2014 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 ESQ2014?

A back-up date of March 15-16 will be set in case of inclement weather.

REGISTER HERE: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?fromEmail=true&formkey=dHF6...

Location

Hill Street Hockey Rinks
100 Hill St
Frederick, MD
United States

Signed up

NOTE: This is the same weekend it was on last year which means that Daylight savings ends on Saturday.

Combination of choice: Smash + Bang

So does that mean Lancaster will be the first to show up, again?

We just like making sure where the fire exits are, is all.

Crusher in Chief
www.lancasterpolo.com

If there is a fire on the courts during the bench matches, everyone must file out in an orderly manner.

We'll line up in the field and team leaders will do a head count.

Legalize Hand Throws - 2014

In case anyone was worried, the court -is- near a Bojangles

I should be there unless Uncle Sam decides to keep me in the Middle East for a bit longer.

Middle East Thaw

Combination of choice: Smash + Bang

WOOT WOOT WOOT

Winston Salem NC Bike Polo

Is there a registration date set for this or has it just not been announced yet?

louise

UPDATE (1/29/2014): The event is on hold.

Despite being granted access to the park, the PG county Maintenance Office has decided that the Sports Office cannot give permission for use of bikes on either the hockey rink or the tennis court. I have appealled to the Sports Office to honor our agreement and allow me to make a case to the Maintenance Office directly, but no change has happenned.

I have already began working on locating/creating a new venue, but because I cannot gaurantee that a venue will be availible by the posted event date, I am putting the event on hold, and apologize for the inconvenience. If I am able to secure a location for the planned date in the next two weeks, I will open registration.

Combination of choice: Smash + Bang

Please keep me informed as I intend to attend. Sometimes it's hard for me to get online over here and stay up to date with the poloverse.
Thank you.
I love you.

UPDATE (2/12/2014): I have got some external help, and I am persuing use of the courts in Frederick, MD. This spot has two larger inline hockey courts with full walls, and easy entrance/exits. DC Bike Polo has hosted three events here in the past (Polo Camp I, Polo Camp II, and ESPI Seven), and have something of a relationship. The downside is the distance from DC, so travel may need to be adjusted, and no housing will be able to be provided.

Application filed. Assuming it is approved, I will open registration next week, and the event will be back on!

Combination of choice: Smash + Bang

Sounds like a great place for a qualifier in 2015 ;)

Frederick? Bummerrrrrr. Better than no thaw though. Is this still gonna be a 2 day tournament in that case? Tuff with no housing

If only we knew someone who had a bunch of land out there we could camp on...........................

Legalize Hand Throws - 2014

Ha, the average low on the hill on March 8 is 32 degrees. I'm not about to open camp to have some drunk get lost between the cornhole grounds and the shooting range and die of exposure.

C'mon man, you can't expect people to split a $60 hotel room four ways in this economy

The format will not be changed by the relocation. It will still be a two-day event. No hosting will be provided, but hotels in the area are affordable, especially in groups.

Combination of choice: Smash + Bang

Alias, can you get something worked out with a hotel for cheap polo rates? Maybe we can stick to the same floor too!

Winston Salem NC Bike Polo

I will attempt this. It's low on my priorities compared to other tasks now that we're back on.

Combination of choice: Smash + Bang

OK! I'm happy this is back on. If you need any help let me know what I can do!

Winston Salem NC Bike Polo

Quick search shows $65/night rooms a plenty and a courtyard Marriott runs you less than a bill. Doesn't get cheaper.

#TooBuku.

Combination of choice: Smash + Bang

I cant understand half of what toy say. Kids and your hashtags these days...

Winston Salem NC Bike Polo

STOKED!

Tonight at 11:59pm, I'll post up the link to the registration form. Then Pay Pal invoices will go out.

Early registration is appreciated. Keep in mind you can register for either day or both if you can't commit to both days.

The initial registration is 48 people (16 3v3 teams / 8 bench teams of 6 players). After that is full, I'll let people in 6 at a time up to 72 people (24 3v3 teams / 8 bench teams of 9 players)

Combination of choice: Smash + Bang

Register Here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?fromEmail=true&formkey=dHF6...

Combination of choice: Smash + Bang

Registration is full! All registrations from here on will be waitlisted. If a person drops out, or fails to pay by March 1, people on the waitlist will be offered the opportunity to pay.

Combination of choice: Smash + Bang

Those that registered before this post got in? YAY

Winston Salem NC Bike Polo

You were saved by someone who drunkenly registered twice.

Combination of choice: Smash + Bang

To be fair, I was drunk for one and hungover for the other

I will give you a beer to show my thanks!

Winston Salem NC Bike Polo

whoops

Current Roster. All other people who have registered, are on a waitlist and have not been sent an invoice. Any unpaid invoices will be offered up to waitlist individuals on March 1st.

Anchorage, AK ...
Jonathan MacPherson

Boston, MA
Charlotte Fagan
Zac Shaiman
Nick Germany-Wald
Javier Garcia

Charlottesville, VA
Tom Baxter
Charles Sprinkle
Anne Dunckel (Sat only)

Cleveland, OH
Matt Bobel
Robert Knauer

Ft. Bragg, NC
Ryan McMurray

Lancaster, PA
Matthew Kabik
Hylon Plumb
Blake Bricker (Sat only)
Kyle Ciccocioppo
Rod Shumaker
Troy Young
Matt Krofcheck
Jonathan Darby
Jason Yeager
David Magbee

Lexington, KY
Christina Buckner

New Haven, CT
Dennis Daniels
Graham Downey

New York, NY
Nate Mumford
Deco Goodman
Shane Morgan
John Sanchez
Kayleigh Jankowski
Jackie Mautner
Chombo Powers VII
Shelley Smith
Zach Blackburn
Chris Roberts
Andrew Otto (Sat only)

Philadelphia, PA
Drew LeVan
Rob Biddle
Lori Aparentado
Tucker Waugh
Nick Kruse
Sara Wojcik

Pittsburgh, PA
Greg Russo
Nico Paris

Raleigh, NC
Michelle Willcox
Ben Quigley
Steven Beckmeyer
John Durkee
Melanie Annis
Anna Stokes
Ross Davidson

Richmond, VA
Ben Zoller
James Frick-Tordella
Christopher Baines
John Tyler Twyford
Sean McCormick (Sunday only)
Ian Dunwiddie (Sunday only)

Toronto, ON
Chandel Bodner
Patti Youn
John Hayes

Washington, DC
Alias Tagami
David Ballinger
Bobby Sherwood
Ann DeSanctis
Ricky Deleyos
Jessica Stuart
Mike Diamond
Steve Bourque
Alex King
Bruce Beren
Keegan Bursaw
Hassan Raheem (Sunday only)
Eric Ransom

Wilmington, DE
Brian Windle (Sun only)

Winston Salem, NC
Jeff Pederson

Combination of choice: Smash + Bang

Didn't you say on facebook that andrew voegel from rva was in too? I'm counting 70 for saturday which is 2 short?

You're correct. I must have cut&pasted from the wrong post. I will correct this.

Here is the roster with SAT and SUN onlys. It also shows who is on the waitlist.

Anchorage, AK
Jonathan MacPherson

Ashville, NC
Joel Crandall - WAITLIST

Boston, MA
Charlotte Fagan
Zac Shaiman
Nick Germany-Wald
Javier Garcia
Zack Borg - WAITLIST
Rad Himself - WAITLIST
Javier Garcia - WAITLIST

Charlottesville, VA
Tom Baxter
Charles Sprinkle
Anne Dunckel - SAT ONLY

Cleveland, OH
Matt Bobel
Robert Knauer

Columbus, OH
Peter Brown - WAITLIST
David Frankhouser - WAITLIST
Clark Camp - WAITLIST
Ryan Dunbar - WAITLIST - SAT ONLY

Ft. Bragg, NC
Ryan McMurray

Lancaster, PA
Matthew Kabik
Hylon Plumb
Blake Bricker - SAT ONLY
Kyle Ciccocioppo
Rod Shumaker
Troy Young
Matt Krofcheck
Jonathan Darby
Jason Yeager
David Magbee

Lexington, KY
Christina Buckner
Brent Phillips - WAITLIST

New Haven, CT
Graham Downey
Dennis Daniels

New York, NY
Nate Mumford
Deco Goodman
Shane Morgan
John Sanchez
Kayleigh Jankowski
Jackie Mautner
Chombo Powers VII
Shelley Smith
Zach Blackburn
Andrew Otto - SAT ONLY
Chris Roberts
Stephen Zadrozny - WAITLIST

Philadelphia, PA
Drew LeVan
Rob Biddle
Lori Aparentado
Tucker Waugh
Nick Kruse
Sara Wojcik

Pittsburgh, PA
Greg Russo
Nico Paris

Raleigh, NC
Michelle Willcox
Ben Quigley
Steven Beckmeyer
John Durkee
Melanie Annis
Anna Stokes
Ross Davidson

Richmond, VA
Ben Zoller
James Frick-Tordella
Christopher Baines
John Twyford
Sean McCormick - SUN ONLY
Ian Dunwiddie - SUN ONLY
Andrew Voegel

San Francisco, CA
Joey Halverson - WAITLIST

Toronto, ON
Chandel Bodner
Patti Youn
John Hayes

Washington, DC
Alias Tagami
David Ballinger
Bobby Sherwood
Ann DeSanctis
Ricky Deleyos
Jessica Stuart
Mike Diamond
Steve Bourque
Alex King
Bruce Beren
Hassan Raheem - SUN ONLY
Keegan Bursaw
Eric Ransom
Robo Cop - WAITLIST

Wilmington, DE
Brian Windle - SUN ONLY

Winston Salem, NC
Jeff Pedersen

Combination of choice: Smash + Bang

The Comfort Inn Red Horse has offered up a block of 20 rooms at a discounted price of $80/night for Friday and Saturday (normally $109/night). Breakfast included.

Instructions to come soon.

Combination of choice: Smash + Bang

Hmm wonder if The comfort inn could deal with our drunken antics. I mean people drinking lots of water. At least it will be a killer breakfast for play the next day.

Count it

Accidentally double posted. You can thank me later

Count it

I'm on there twice. I got the email so I assume I'm not on the wait list

You are correct. Looks like you registered twice. I'll delete the extra entry.

2/15/2014 9:02:06 Javier Garcia
2/17/2014 23:35:28 Javier Garcia

Combination of choice: Smash + Bang

Weird! Don't remember the second time. Thanks.

It's possible that someone you know registered you. I'd be none the wiser if someone registered someone else.

Combination of choice: Smash + Bang

Was probably Diego.

What's the format gonna be for Saturday?

How many courts will we have?

Thanks!

Once I have the final roster (i.e. - everyone is paid up), I will (with help) sort the players into A, B, and C skill levels.

Friday night at the check-in & pick-up, players will draw cards which will determine their team. Each team will have an A, B, and C level player.

Saturday games will start at 10:00am sharp. NAH rules with caveats:

1) 6' x 4' full size goals
2) Wrist shots are legal
3) No 5point cap. All games played until time expires.

The plan is to do 5 round robin games (8min each), and then a single elimination braket (10min games). Individual player wins and goals will be recorded after each match. The top 8 players will be bench captains for day 2. Captains will be asked to stay after the bracket to do the draft for the bench teams.

We have two indentical courts next to each other for the entire weekend. Full walls. Smooth pavement. Large. Both with lights (Sunset ~6:06 PM).

Combination of choice: Smash + Bang

#sickwristers

Height limit for wrist shots?

I'm not sure what you're asking. My only added instruction to players/refs will be "no dunking;" a wrist shot must be released before the goal plane. I don't care of you lob a wrist shot full court 40 ft in the air. Peter (Philly) spent the entire day trying to get a half-court wrist shot on day two last year. If that's how a player/team wants to do things, go for it.

Combination of choice: Smash + Bang

Yeah that was it. Thanks!

HOTEL DEAL

I spoke with the Comfort Inn Red Horse, and they are willing to offer a 20 room block at a discounted price of $80.00/night (reduced from $109.00) for Friday and Saturday night.

To use this deal, you *must* make your reservation by phone. Call the hotel, and say you're with the "Eastside Thaw," and you'll get your discounted room. Let me know if you have any issues with reservations.

Phone: (301) 662-0281

Combination of choice: Smash + Bang

***WAITLIST INFO***

There are still outstanding unpaid invoices. These invoices will guarantee a spot at the Eastside Thaw II until tomorrow night (28-Feb-2014) 11:59:59 PM EST. After that, all unpaid invoices are available to be bought independent of where you are on the wait list.

"How do I buy in a spot on March 1st?"
At midnight tomorrow, I'll be up and awake with my laptop ready. You'll send me an email (alias.s.tagami@gmail.com) stating your intention to pay. I'll send you an invoice, and you'll pay then. Once all the remaining spots are filled, we're done.

"I'm thinking I'm not going to make it."
You'll be missed, but if you know you're not going to make it, let me know now and not later.

If you have any other questions, please don't hesitate to ask.

UNPAID INVOICES
RoboCop
Zach
Troy
Patricia
Matt Bobel
Steven

WAITLIST
Joey Halverson
Zack Borg
Rad Himself
Peter Brown
David Frankhouser
Clark Camp
Ryan Dunbar
Brent Phillips
Stephen Zadrozny
Joel Crandall
Lee Geer
Matt Jacobs
Ali Cheff

Combination of choice: Smash + Bang

after this shit-show winter we've had, i'm so damn ready for this thing!

lancasterpolo.com
agile for my size.

Has it been over a month since you played?

Combination of choice: Smash + Bang

at least.

lancasterpolo.com
agile for my size.

Hope the ice that has hit NC does not move upwards.

Winston Salem NC Bike Polo

well that was a fucking blast.
Thanks Alias!

lancasterpolo.com
agile for my size.

I think we can officially declare that the 2014 Eastside season has begun! I'm already not forgetting that this year is McDonalds.

I'm lovin' it.

#ZacMakesBadJokes

Combination of choice: Smash + Bang

Good seeing y'all.

I posted my pics on FB. If you can't see it, it's also on flickr.

-rickyd