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Emerald City Open - UPDATE

Saturday, March 16, 2013 - Sunday, March 17, 2013
Host club: 
Contact info: 

Here we are, T-Minus less than a month, and I've got some updates for you.
(We are full up at this point, no more teams allowed, thanks!)

**Pick up your registration packets as soon as you arrive and you will be in possession of the schedule, a map, a race entrance card and manifest, an ADMIT ONE for the party and some drink tickets.**

Friday: This is our court building day, we will be at Judkins all day, building, playing and getting prepped. Come join us for some board tagging, pickup and pre-funking the polocat. We'll head from there to the race start which will be on top of Capitol Hill, registered polo players will get into the race and party for free and receive a couple drink tickets. Party goes late (obviously) and games begin at 10am on Saturday, best be there by 9:30am. (That means forfeits are enforced starting promptly at 10am)

Saturday: Due to the large amount of teams, we will use the one court at Cal Anderson for seeding rounds and the two courts at Judkins. Seeding will be randomly split into three brackets and should be over before the sun goes down. Relaxing after the seeding rounds will be done at Cal Anderson, there is a nearby bar that will be offering drink specials and the lights stay on til 11pm.

Sunday: There will be a 32 team double elimination bracket happening after a "Round 0" which will eliminate 6 teams right away. The 12 lowest ranked teams will play each other in a SINGLE ELIMINATION "Round 0". We will run the beginning games of the double elimination bracket at 12 minutes, moving to 15min, 20min and 30min games as the bracket narrows.

Final: This will be a timed final, after 30 minutes, the leading team wins. In the event of a very close match the round will continue at the organizers discretion or enter sudden death in the event of a tie game.

Prizes: Ca$h for the top 3 finishers, we'll have some gear with the tournament poster on it and some SBP gear and the usual types of prizes.


United States

Signed up

Coming this Spring 2013! You know it's going to be good. Funsies for all, prizes, group ride, bring your thermal undies!

I'll bite.

anyone want to put together a fun team for this?


Host it a month later, please!

Midwest is best!!

doing it just for you megs!

Thanks, Aaron! You're the best!! Now it's on Chris' b-day and we can attend.

Midwest is best!!

I think we all know who will win the Jinxy wheel covers for best poster this year.

Okay catfish, I'm going to move my mouth like this...

that poster is great.

might host it a month later....

If you keep it the currently posted weekend, there will be a team from anchorage

sorry, changed it up!

Keep it february,
find me some ballers.

Need a team. Message offline if you're interested.

Okay catfish, I'm going to move my mouth like this...

I'll message you at the sword show

I'm sorted. Thanks all.

Okay catfish, I'm going to move my mouth like this...

you're a wanker. that is all

Didn't check league Max. Had to respond to a PM. We still on for that date in December though.

Okay catfish, I'm going to move my mouth like this...

I'll try to get a team or two from Seattle on this.

I hope you enjoy!



Not sure if there will be a cash prize or not. It will be a good weekend with some great games though.

If you bring Chris there we can make a side bet. Or maybe Seattle will literally offer you money to leave him.

true fact.

The only reason anyone does anything.
For the lulz.

I am interested in coming up to Seattle for this...
Anybody want a fast n vicious Lefty on their team???

Lefty Bullshit!

Flirting with the idea of coming.

Would like to field a team with two people I've never played with. Would like to win as much as possible. Get at me.


Hey, notsochristian, let's team up. I'm not traveling all that way just to get eliminated early!
Interested? Any leads on a solid 3rd?

Lefty Bullshit!

Xian, I'm about 50 percent sure I'll be able to make it. I will verify with my employer this week and post back immediately. But for now, pencil me in.

No leads on a solid, competitive third. Anybody?

I do have a possible 3rd here in S.F.
Ryan. He moved here from Las Vegas
recently. Will let you know if he gets the $
together... otherwise, we'll have to keep looking...
But he's definitely a dedicated player and taking it seriously.

Lefty Bullshit!

I'm in. Let's do it.

Jon from Anchorage (posted down below) is looking for a team. Whaddya think?

I've seen him play. Do it.

I just played with him in Vegas. and previously at pickup in SF. I say HELL YES!
So, OK, me, you and Jonathan from AK.

Lefty Bullshit!

I've decided to retire from polo and follow my dream of being in the WNBA. I then immediately retracted that decision and have decided to accept your request.

Hell Yes!!! We are going to have some fun... and slay it too... let's continue our passing that we were w*rking on...

Lefty Bullshit!

Come get this.


dustin wrote:

Come get this.


Put me in Coach.

Keep your standards low, and morale high.

dustin wrote:

Come get this.

Super Sick Space Needle Trophy !!!

Peace to all the Gods and the Earths!

Any images of the court? dimensions?


Does it still have bees!?!

We'll import them.

The only reason anyone does anything.
For the lulz.

Kremin -

Courts will be the same size as Turducken, if not slightly larger (2 tennis courts side by side). The city is building a skatepark a stones throw from the courts, might be done by March...

you temptress


Krem, come!! We can dance like it's Shameless all over again! p.s bring big wurm.

Since its in March now, I can make it! Woohoo!! Who still needs a third?

Midwest is best!!

YEAH!! Stoked you're coming! I haven't put any work into getting a team together yet, but if you're game, I'd be super psyched to play with you and we can find a third? Let me know!

Crab shots.

Yeah, girl! I'd love to play with you! Anyone want to be our third?

Midwest is best!!

I'll bite!

That sounds fun! I'm down to play with you, but let me confirm with Jamelyn first.

Midwest is best!!


She said yes! We are officially a team if you're still available. Now for a team name...

Midwest is best!!

Awe-some! As for team name contributions... I only have completely inappropriate and/or perv suggestions :/

Crab shots.

these are completely unacceptable.

The only reason anyone does anything.
For the lulz.

Whee! I am so stoked!!
Thanks ladies.
Okay, team name... sheesh. Moving off-line. Medic is getting too excited.

Can't help it. Bored at work.

The only reason anyone does anything.
For the lulz.

Bring Chris please and thank you.

i will be there and it will be my birthday. let's party!

Of course! He's the reason for the trip. : )

Midwest is best!!

wasn't gonna go in feb due to an annual midnight ridazz camping trip, now that tourney in march i will be there for sure! not sure with who, as if it will make a huge difference. what up seattle!

I'll be there for sure. Looking for a team.

Shit yeah, I thought we scared you off!

The only reason anyone does anything.
For the lulz.

Wait, what?

Wasn't it you that said earlier that if we didn't change the date that anchorage would be there? I thought that meant all of you.

Addendum, It wasn't you. Apparently there are more players in anchorage than you and Josh. oopsie.

The only reason anyone does anything.
For the lulz.

They're all taking a trip this winter and that week they were going to be in Seattle. I wasn't invited...

Xian (SF) and I are looking for a third. I'm cajoling Xian up above.

See above. It's a hell yes...

Lefty Bullshit!

I'm ready to rip Seattle a new goal hole...

Peace to all the Gods and the Earths!

Word UP!

Peace to all the Gods and the Earths!

I implore you to move this back a week!

Okay catfish, I'm going to move my mouth like this...


Midwest is best!!

Martin, you're breaking my heart here....I don't know if we can....

Damn, y'all had to switch it up, I would have made it in Feb!. Well my loss, but at least I'll be kickin it in Guatemala. Sorry I'm gonna miss it!

If you aren't sinning, Jesus died for nothing.

Hey Aaron. Anything you could do would be awesome. I was so stoked for the tourney in Feb. Had a great team. Real excited. I'm gonna be in Hong Kong at this point. I gotta break the hearts now. Even just ONE weekend beforehand. Anything! I really don't want to miss this!!!! I will TOTALLY make it worth your while.

Okay catfish, I'm going to move my mouth like this...

February was perfect.


well, I do love to capitulate with heart-throb cases but one weekend either way may kill it for some others.

we're still deliberating....i know we settled on this weekend for a reason....

Anyone looking for a third from Boston? I have some vacation time I need to use. I'm a paramedic, so I'll probably ignore your ailments to the best of my abilities.

correction: if they aren't on your team, they aren't getting the medical treatment. teammates get the obamacare.

hopefully bringing a full missoula team! see you in spring time.

about time.

The only reason anyone does anything.
For the lulz.

Okay folksies, THESE ARE THE DATES!

Sorry Martin, I know you were excited, it just doesn't work for us to do it another weekend. We deliberated and decided we won't be pushing it forwards or backwards. It's gonna be these dates and it's gonna be lots of fun (now I think I'm just rubbing it in, double sorry)

your scheduling tormentor,

got a uncle i need to see in your town... so if any one is looking to form a team ?
hit me up...

and you know this man.

Are these dates in stone? I just want to buy the right plane ticket.

Keep your standards low, and morale high.

please see post number 69.

This is hillarious to me becuase I am a child.

The only reason anyone does anything.
For the lulz.

these are the dates Adam. see you in March!

Awesome. Looking forward to it.

Keep your standards low, and morale high.

16th/17th it is. let's do this yas.

What's the team limit on this?

x2! It looks like you have a lot of Midwestern folk invading your turf.

Midwest is best!!

Team limit? Seriously, is this a question that you're jokingly asking or...I mean, how many are we talking 'bout?

I don't think it would be right to limit the size of a party, so I don't think so....lights til 11 at Cal...

haha all I know is I have my finger hovering the "book flight" button....

i really don't think it'll be an issue. we can handle a grip of teams in a number of ways....

....this is me trying to get some prelim numbers down too so, call me....

We were talking about this last night and since we live in a little bubble there are fewer cities that will be coming to the tournament. we haven't worried about a team cap in the past and have gotten about 32 or so teams on the regular. we can handle a few visitors for sure.

The only reason anyone does anything.
For the lulz.

Anyone looking for a third?

Hey just want to throw in a vouch for Jon- played with him in Vegas; solid, all around team player... can't shotgun a beer quickly, but he's awesome to play with :) Someone pick him up!

Crab shots.

Shh! Don't tell them that. No one is gonna think I'm good at blob jobbin'.

rookie lefty looking for a team. been playing since august, not sure what else to say

new poster credited to Jill Nintze. looks awesome!

Nice job Goast!

Amazing poster Jill!

LOVE it!

Anyone coming up from california able to stop by In-n-out for a few double doubles, i would happily suck your, i mean i'd be really happy if you brought me one.. thanks

Tickets bought! See you in March!

Apparently 12/12/12 is a good day to buy plane tickets because I just bought mine too!! Beyond stoked!!!

Midwest is best!!


Awesome pants!
How long is your trip? Room for a Vancouver visit?

Unfortunately, no since I'm already taking two days off of school. Chris and I are going to Portland first to visit Pete and Theresa. I'll be in Vancouver in May though. : )

Midwest is best!!



Just bought mine, yeeeeah!

Crab shots.

anyone looking for a strong third? I'm coming up regardless ...Holllarrrrr

Peace to all the Gods and the Earths!

"siouxsie and the shorties", count it, heard rumours of a portable courtside hot tub?!

Wow, that's such a good idea...I was only up to courtside bar, grill and treehouse viewing platform. I don't know who started that rumor but I will work hard to make it happen!

Actually, that sh*t is not happening...unless someone wants to toss a sponsor/major $ my way. Courtside bar and grill will have to do

excellent rebuttal dude

wait wait Machine has a bunch of $10 off coupons for the hot tubs ha

Siouxsie and the shorties! I can already see the logo...shall we collaborate on uniforms?

...those days are over.


This desert rat will make the trip. Looking for a team.


Someone should definitely snag Dave up. Solid player.

SKETCHHHHHYYYYYYYYY.. if i make it, I'll be your third. Just wanted to put it out there


I have agreed to Sarah and Jon.
If anything changes I will hit you up.


have you started registration?

If you know your team members and team name, it would be great to have so I can get a preliminary list going. Because we're not capping this event, I'm not too concerned about official pre-reg, but it would be helpful.

I'm on a team that I'm excited about for this, giving this Cascadia experience a mid-west infusion. And we already have a good story of how we got there before the fact. I can't wait and this thing and it is months away. Back to the meat locker.

Keep your standards low, and morale high.

Oh....why not? I've never been to Cascadia. Looking for a team!

JESSIIIIIIII!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Someone pick her up- she's the most awesome of the awesomes. I'm too tired for more creative words :)

Crab shots.

She's so nice, you post it twice!


On the market again for some team mates. Looking to be as competitive as possible. Tickets are already bought so no worries about me flaking.


DJs is not bad!
(Dave Jess and Jon)
Just sayin...
We should make this a thing.


Ahh damn. Just saw this. Sarah from LA picked me up.

You me and Sarah!

Just spoke to her in Fresno, she is down.



Sorry Dave, I got picked up as well by Portland. Jamelyn vouched for both of you being good teammates though!


I just moved to Vancouver, and most people are all set for teams here. Im looking to come play my first tournament in NA since being in GErmany for the last couple years. LEt me know if you're still looking.


You me plus one more.

Any takers?


Thats great! We've got two. Any other takers?

I sent you a email , did you get it?

Peace to all the Gods and the Earths!

hello my beautiful pnw-erners! i do plan on coming up for this rad tourney (skipping sxsw mind u) and don't have a set team at the moment. not rushing per say, but all inquiries considered! particularly sLAyers, but ya know... and hey, it's quite possible that i will bring up a small batch of my tasty home-brewed beer to share with the homies, dig? hit me up. I is on fb my babies. peace out! can't wait to see u all once more ;)


Dang, making me wish I had stayed, Pepper! I'd have grabbed you in a second ;P

If you aren't sinning, Jesus died for nothing.


What about you, me, and extrasketchy?

We can be some sort of defunct team.

I think I might have been pick up by Sara and Jon.
I will keep you posted.


Tickets booked, see everyone in March.

Keep your standards low, and morale high.

Yes bro.

The only reason anyone does anything.
For the lulz.

Bellingham is in this. Might even bring 2 teams.

Sweet, prepare for a good time. You should email me with your team members and names.

Should we all do this?

Keep your standards low, and morale high.

If everyone can email blazar their name, age, date of birth, height, weight, mothers maiden name, social security number (or what ever they call it in canada) and your personal likes and dislikes in partner He would really appreciate it.

The only reason anyone does anything.
For the lulz.

yep, if you got the names.

If bellingham has space for one on their team. Id love to go down there from Vancouver.

Somebody pick this very polite German up please.

Keep your standards low, and morale high.

I've made a terrible decision and Decided that I will be the person to handle housing. If you are coming in from out of town and Would need a place to stay please let me know. I'll do my best to accomodate you. Maybe tell me if you've got a pet allergy so I can try to figure that out.

As a personal statement, The Mansion is not a Fall back plan for your tardyness to arrange housing.


The only reason anyone does anything.
For the lulz.

Right. We put stragglers directly into Mike's bed.

This only happened those six times.

The only reason anyone does anything.
For the lulz.

Also, this.


The only reason anyone does anything.
For the lulz.

This will my first time in Seattle.
I fly in early Friday, is there anything I need to do (tourist wise) during the day.
Keep in mind I will be riding from the airport, SeaTac, on a polo ratio.


The light rail runs from the airport to downtown.

Light rail is awesome, It runs frequently and is fairly inexpensive. Getting off the train at 5th and jackson puts you into the international district right next to downtown. It's awesome. There's really not a lot to see between the airport and the city proper.

The only reason anyone does anything.
For the lulz.

You need to get your ass to the courts for tourney prep party awesomeness! And third-ing the light rail, it's like $2.50 or something if you're into paying for such things.
I'm arriving at noon on Thursday, is there still pickup that night of the week?


The light rail is 3.25, The bus 2.50 after 3pm. The light rail ticket does not transfer into the bus ticket :(
There probably will be pickup, might even be a league game.

Ok Y'all who needs a third? Strong Polo Ninja from SF coming up....

Peace to all the Gods and the Earths!

iam_red02.... i want a full Euro team if i come up... preferably all German speaking :P

Shit dude. HAHA im not actually German, I just moved back to Canada from Cologne was living there a couple years. But lets at least make a team. I can play German Polo I promise this. Have we got three then you, me and Scan 6tlo?

Lets do it!

Eh im gonna check if i can pull out a SD team.... No Euro no glory....

Your loss. He is a legit player.

Off course... if you can play German polo as a Canadian :P .... but me going up is still to big of an "if" to commit...

im down dude!
Lets find a solid third!

Peace to all the Gods and the Earths!

I can speak german :) .... if you still need teammates!


Can teams still be registered for this tournament? I don't have a team but I would love to get one together.

Thanks :)


Hey paperplane, you and I can make a team. Also possibly Scan 6tlo wants to join up. Keep in touch.


david joseph"polony"wells

lets do it! and Polony sealed!

Peace to all the Gods and the Earths!


david joseph"polony"wells

Anyone lookin for a team.. I'm returning to OZ

david joseph"polony"wells

I would be down to play - there seems to be a few people interested still - let's get this put together :)


Polony you me and Iam Redo!

Peace to all the Gods and the Earths!

I'm in.. I've been offline all weekend cause it was springlike .. Lets solidify this n get down to some polo glory

david joseph"polony"wells

Hell to the Yeah Dave!
I booking my ticket this weekend : )

Peace to all the Gods and the Earths!

PolonyO, ScanO and MarcO!
Marco aka Philthy Courier...

Peace to all the Gods and the Earths!

Surely by now theres three!

Email me at aseltine@dal.ca first two and we have a team!

Also looking for a team.

You make the rules and I'll play the game.

Somebody pick up Marco, he is a solid player and a great guy.

edit: I cannot spell to save my life.

Keep your standards low, and morale high.

Heading up from Eugene and players down here are major flakes.
one looking to find a team.


Marco hit me up mike_mashes@yahoo.com
Iam redo..if youre still down too...

Peace to all the Gods and the Earths!

Its on! Marco, Scano And PolonyO!

Peace to all the Gods and the Earths!

sweet biscuits with honey

david joseph"polony"wells

I'm Hella Stoked!
2 more weeks!

Peace to all the Gods and the Earths!

Missoula, MT is coming out for this one!

Good to hear people are coming for this and forming teams. Once you have your team dialed in, please tell me by emailing me. We will have registration information as well as a draft schedule of events by Sunday (I hope!). Prepayment of registration gets you a nice big squeeze in the pants region when you get here! No, I think it'll just be less 'spensive to prepay.

I think I'm not the only one who would love a gander at the registered teams list.... this is going to be the most competitive non-qualifier tournament of the year, methinks.

A cascadian cornocopia.

With some heavy Midwestern flavor.

no, with some smoky midwestern undertones, this is full fledged cascadia flavor...

I really meant heavy in the fat sense. We're generally large people.

But yes, I'm excited to visit Cascadia for the first time.

Hear hear, times ten on exposing the reggo list! Cmon Seattle, show us yer spreadsheets, you swafflers!

PS this looks like a great tournament

Max Feldman
Jeff Jardine
Mike Brennan

2 Optimal
Nick Melchin
Geoffrey Tomlin-Hood
George Wall

3 Ole Blue's last Throw-in
Adam Say
Zachary Woodward
Nick Dellwo

4 Mean Smelly Ninja
Megan Mazzei
Lisa Moffat

Jon Anchorage
Sarah Los Angeles
Dave Las Vegas

6 TBA Vancouver

7 Portland United
Eric Crandall

8 Bludgeons & Dragons
Jackie Kanyuk
Andrew Gillis
Darren Bolton"


10 Guardians

11 Assasins

12 nazgoals
jesse labbe
jake the snake
colleen downey

13 TBD
ben schultz
Pierre Delamare
Chris Simpson

14- peDal jUnkies
Jonn Engleman
Matt Rocks


15 - Big Country


16. Spaghetti Midwestern
Christopher Williams (CHI)
David Goldmiller (CHI)
Christian Losciale (COMO)

Emailed to blazar!

17 - TBD

Shannon Frey
Chris Guinchard
Benny Bloomfield

blazar wrote:

13 TBD
ben schultz
Pierre Delamare
Chris Simpson


The only reason anyone does anything.
For the lulz.

Elijah cascadia(all of it)
Pete Abram PDX
Drew Kinney PDX

Team 6... TBD Vancouver has a change to make:
it's now Lachlan, Andy Joe and Andrea


Will Saturday play be divided into am and pm? If so, can I request that my team be am. Pretty please! I want to watch Kelly kick ass at roller derby on Saturday night!

Midwest is best!!

I prefer am too!!

Not sure yet, need more teams to register. Including Seattle, I'll get on that. Might not need to run an am/pm setup, BUT we could have a hangover PM preference....yes, that sounds promising....

We need two people in Everett. Anyone still lookig for teams?


for the facebook connection.

I'm looking for a team. Will be my first tourney and but I'm hungry.

email me. wesbartlett1@gmail.com

My cup runeth over with blood and not wine

We could use you. I sent you and email.

Emailed to Blazar,

17 - Blind To Defeat
Jared (Everett)
Louise (East Van)
Wes (East Van/Ottawa)

My cup runeth over with blood and not wine

Check, check and check. Just keep emailing me for your team registration.

There is going to be a majorly fun welcome party happening on the Friday (March 15th) before the tournament begins. There will be a booze cruise/polocat from the top of Capitol Hill down to the party space and then a night of mini bikes, knife fights, photo booths, raffle prizes, moonshine and dancing. If you are coming into town and staying with friends, invite them!

Okay, we will be capping this at 32 teams. AND we'll be starting games early on Saturday, by 10am at the absolute latest. This means we will have at least your team's starting time on Saturday figured out by Friday, so teams with early starts get to bed on time!

Again, if you're coming to this, let me know your teams ASAP. Currently at 20 teams, I think there'll be plenty of space....

Is there a link to a Team list?

See below

I emailed you to register but just confirming here:
Team: Mosquito - Duane, Daren, Will

From the far, far corner of Cascadia, Saskatoon.


Will the courts be available for pickups all day Friday?

you know it.

Just putting it out there as I think these two newbs don't have accounts on this site.
So two newbs looking for a third up here in East Vangina...
1. Andy Joe, has a hockey background and is picking the game up quickly. Playing about six months now.
2. Daniel, is a lefty from New West that has good cummunication and great defense.

Both guys are super easy going and don't have huge expectations for their first tournament ever..
Person/s like minded should hit me back here.

slayers are only slayers if the slay out of town...



Thanks for your help Jason!! Im still up for this .anyone? we only need one more!

I think i emailed you but to confirm...

Team name: Seadderall

Max (substituting for Martin since he is unable to attend).

Sorry Falco... wish you were here March 16th!

Wish I were too. Damn.

Okay catfish, I'm going to move my mouth like this...

I couldn't make it either. Oh well, Hong Kong and Guatemala are pretty great alternatives.

If you aren't sinning, Jesus died for nothing.

Quazi is going to be so jealous of you messman, not only are you way way way better (way) at polo than him, he has been trying to play on a team in tourney with those two guys so hard.


sign our team up Blazar

Name change

Team: Muchapolocha


Thanks Dude

You make the rules and I'll play the game.

email sent

The Ginger Beard Men
Vince - Portland
Drew Thomas - Portland
TimTim - Portland

This is going to be fun.

Keep your standards low, and morale high.

Housing is full as of 2:00pm on february 8th.

Better start looking.

The only reason anyone does anything.
For the lulz.

Hey Blazar

Sign us up, as the Concealed

Wheelie Mark-PDX
Ot PI-Austria

DARN! If you haven't signed up, there are TWO MORE SPOTS LEFT!!!

How the hell did that happen so quickly?? And it looks like it's going to be a fierce weekend. Like, srlsy.

Check out the TEAM LIST here:

And the next two team entries better have some perks lined up for me!!

EDIT: No new teams accepted as of 9:34pm PST on this the 11th of February, 2013

Hi Blazer,

Out of the loop for a couple of days. Can you put a Eugene team down as 1st waiting list and possibly just one Eugene player as a sub in case someone bails? I'm coming up from Eugene no matter what and would like to play but don't have to bring a team could sub.




Hello Mark, you formed up a team yet? domohawk(at)gmailDOTcom

Damn, did we miss the cut off?

can we throw in one more team for Everett?

Everett Bike Polo

Jeremy (Pullman/EVT)
Aron (Everett)
Cody (Everett)

Call us "We Got Crabs" or something. idk

email was sent and love the name

Please please please!!!!


Tom(east van)
Ken(east van)
Brooke(east van)

I will build you a castle of ice cream!

Take it Sleazy

Okay, okay, I know that just snuck up on everybody. We're having a pow-wow now to see how we can expand to a few more teams.

Also, pre-payment can be accomplished here, the Paypal Donate link is on the front page, scroll down just a bit:

Fuck, thank you. I heard this wasn't capped so I wasn't too worried. Got lazy checking this site in the slow months..

Take it Sleazy

Yes what Tom just said, but I called in way back in Dec 14 2012 that "siouxsie and the shorties" were playing. Is there room for me, Suzy and Oleha?? I also can't find your email?? If there isn't room, please add us to the "wait list" ha ha?? xxoo

Shelley, the Shorties are in, when are you and Oleha going to be in town?

Hi thanks Aaron!!xoxox I'll be in town the Friday evening but will see you THIS Friday in Van?!

How about the 1st 32 teams to pay, I'll pay the $45 tonight by PayPal if you say yes?


We're not too uptight about things here, we'll just increase the team cap, like you do. But yes, Paypal donations for registration are now open, so please do this as soon as possible, thanks!

Polo friends! I am a lefty female player looking for a team that needs a third. I have been playing for 2 years based out of bham. Let me know if you need a player!

See a little ways above comment about two newbs from East Van if you are interested...
Two lefties on the same team??? Wow, they won't know how to act!

slayers are only slayers if the slay out of town...

Hey yall! Righty dude here looking to form a team / be picked up by a duo. Been playing out of seattle off and on for a couple years. Please I want to play!!

I'm still trying to make a team, I think I have one other from Eugene going or I'm game to pick up another.


Hey domohawk u still single? Andy Joe and I need a third and a prayer to get in. still wanna try?

attention PDX and E-VAN travellers!

you have until tomorrow to get in on a sweet $16 amtrak train deal valid during the tourney


that is all.

Lefty from olympia looking for a team. I'm a decent player who will try very hard and my shit talking has been known to make people (Medic Mike) cry.

You're not dead!?

The only reason anyone does anything.
For the lulz.

Also Han Polo plans to ride again for this one, please tell me you guys are accepting more teams.

yes, still accepting teams. don't really have a choice!

Emerald City Open Two - Rad Capped

Attention Poloverse!!

Here are some updates for the tourney, please feel free to contact Blazar (aka Aaron, aaron [dot] grant00 [at] gmail.com) with any further questions about the happenings.

You can view the team list here as well as see who has registered and who is still pending payment (paid up peeps are green). No one is getting cut from the tournament for lack of payment. WE WILL ACCEPT PAYMENTS UNTIL THE DAY WHEN YOU PICK UP YOUR REG PACKETS.

There is going to be something happening all day Friday at Judkins Park and/or Cal Anderson. This may or may not include: pickup, barbeque, drinking, spray painting, screwing (boards together), bolting, cutting (wood) and setting up for the main event.

There is a group ride/booze cruise/polocat starting FRIDAY MARCH 15TH @ 7PM, this will be an all downhill (mostly) ride from checkpoint to checkpoint all the way down Capitol Hill to the party space. The registered players (need to have paid by Friday March 15th) will get into the party free and be offered some drink tickets. Then you can buy a cup for beer or cocktails for very reasonable prices. There will be a raffle, dollar knife fights, a photobooth, mini bike velodrome, mini knife fights and some dancey DJs playing some tunes.


Because of the high number of teams that have registered for this tournament and because I was naively under estimating the amount of people who wanted to attend, we are going to get creative with the format. This means...I'm not sure yet, but you'll know as soon as I do.

All teams will get playing time BUT this is going to be a hot tourney and there will be some fairly stringent standards applied as far as forfeits, showing up on time and elimination rounds are concerned. I suppose I can let sneak out that there will be cash prizes at this event, so sharpen your mallets, bring extra spokes and tires and get ready!

Here's the party flier, done up by Jill (<---Thank you!!)

LA needs some floor space for 3 players.

- Sincerely
Olsen Aviles

Just want people to remember that because of the large number of teams at this tournament, the first round on Sunday will be a single elimination round, some teams will get 'byes' for that single elim, but the teams that are eliminated first thing in the morning will have another chance at tourney play. We will take those cut teams and have a play off for DFL later on in the tourney.

I guess what I'm saying is, no crying if you get cut first on Sunday.

Why cry when you can drink and heckle?

Anyone still looking for a place to crash?

Peace to all the Gods and the Earths!

yes. room for two?

Biscuits of fervor!

Yeah dude lets do this...ill start looking tomo, preferably for a room near the courts...
Olsen , Bobby y'all are in too?

Peace to all the Gods and the Earths!


Peace to all the Gods and the Earths!

3rd dropped out at the last minute. Looking for a player for this tournament. Preferably someone who has been playing consistently for at least a year.

- Sincerely
Olsen Aviles

Y'all flying or driving

If anyone is in need of a player give me a call 505-573-6001.

Biscuits of fervor!

Aleia has been playing for awhile might be still looking for team. She is a lefty just sayin.

Face book her Aleia rowley .


Suicide king this is Aleia been playing for 2 years. Like Dave said . I am looking for a team if your interested contact me

IF you don't have accommodations and still need a place, I suggest looking into seattle hostels, they are much cheaper than any hotels (and the nearest hotels will probably be north of capitol hill proper which means you will need to use a car or bus). There are also room daily rents on craigslist that can also be very cheap.

best of luck!

Party at the Green Tortoise!


Book Now!

Peace to all the Gods and the Earths!

Anybody still looking for a third? I'm going to jump in with the Saskatoon Bike Polo crew traveling to the tourney and would love to get in on some play. Been playing for a couple years now and love to bring it! (gregoryrooke at gmail dot com)

Super Rad lefty looking for a team. Holla back.

Email is best
Brooklynbreak at Gmail dot com

2007 - King of The Juice

Just in case you don't read the other thread.

Housing is full, and I'm not sorry.

See you at the tournament, I'm locking the door to the mansion and you will not be staying there (unless I told you before this that you were)

The only reason anyone does anything.
For the lulz.

Can seattle organizers please post a google map link to the court location for Saturday morning? Thanks, from those of us driving 18 hrs to play in this tourney :) Saskatoon Bike Polo

Court locations (We'll announce where you should be on saturday with enough time for you to be there)

Cal anderson Park.

Judkins park (this is also the location for sunday, we use the tennis courts on the south end of the park.

The only reason anyone does anything.
For the lulz.

How long till we see when and where we are playin and slayin?
Just sayin

slayers are only slayers if the slay out of town...

I thought I read somewhere that this was going to be announced today.
Any news?

If you didn't get the memo you betta check your in box, beatches. There's a Creamy Beaver Machine hitting a court near you......soon

"So this is how it ends"MACHINE

Coming to Seattle friday mornin. lookin for pick up games and good polo for the weekend.Need a place to crash? Any one help out ?

podium link? live stream? Hook us up seattle. First major of the season. don't be greedy, share the fun!

I wish we could live stream. Keep an eye out here for a link to follow games on Saturday and Sunday though.

Top of the thread says pick up packets as soon as we arrive. From where might we be able to do that? Judkins?

That will never work.

at party would be great or at the race start or where ever actually.

at the party most likely will work for packets.

Matt Messenger
since 1998

but but. . how do we pick up our packets at the party if our ticket to the party is in the packet. . this seems like one of the paradoxes the will destroy all of time and space

fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice... you can't fool me twice

There will be a list of people who are registered at the race start and the party. All you need is your beautiful face and your $15 tourney registration.

Also, working on the lineup right now. Putting the finishing touches on it....There will be AM/PM brackets at Judkins and Cal, so there's that.

here are the brackets for saturday:


carve. smash. eat shit.

can my wife come to the party?

hide yo kids, hide yo wife. of course!

podium or seattleswiss link?


As I prepare for a 14 hour flight and two weeks of incomprehensible Cantonese, I must say:

1) I'm sad I can not attend this tournament in my own back yard.
2) Schultz: You are my boy. I see you soon.
3) Mess and Scoots: Thunder Buddies for life!
4) East Van: Play hard. I am proud of you all no matter what happens.
5) Everyone attending: You are in for a great time. Seattle does it up well. But really, think about your lives. You get to spend the weekend playing polo and hanging out with the greatest bunch of people (polo people) you ever could. I love this sport and I love all of you. You are very fortunate.

Love to you all.

Okay catfish, I'm going to move my mouth like this...

No podium!?

Deaddog- sacbikepolo

sadly, seattleswiss :(


Yea not so digging the following from afar on seattleswiss. Makes me appreciate podium more every time someone does not use it for a major event.

Closing this thread, thread #2 is here: http://leagueofbikepolo.com/forum/general/2013/03/11/emerald-city-open-t...