Machine Politics vs L'Équipe, August 2010. Photo by Steph Simcox
2011 South Eastern Regional Championships Thread #2
First thread with all the info about registration etc: http://leagueofbikepolo.com/southeast-2011
INFO ABOUT THIS WEEKEND *READ CAREFULLY*
-Groupings for Saturday are here http://tinyurl.com/southeast2011 in the second tab marked groupings for Saturday
-If you are in the morning group, be there before 10AM so you are ready at 10AM. Please be on time. If you are late enough that you miss the first round you will be given a loss. With 4 courts and 18 teams that should only be an hour at most. We'll have some Whynatte on hand for you morning bracket people.
-If you are in the afternoon group, be there before 2PM so you are ready at 2PM. Please be on time. If you are late enough that you miss the first round you will be given a loss. With 4 courts and 18 teams that should only be an hour at most.
-Your team needs to have matching color jerseys(preferably with numbers, but not required) and you also need a white shirt as an alternate in case your opponents have the same color.
-The Party Friday night will be at a bar called Hang fire. We'll be there by 10, and stay till later. Here's a map http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=37+Whitaker+Street+Savannah,+GA+31401-3322+(912)+443-9956&aq=&sll=33.774357,-84.392302&sspn=0.017016,0.026157&ie=UTF8&hq=(912)+443-9956&hnear=37+Whitaker+St,+Savannah,+Georgia+31401&ll=32.084356,-81.088543&spn=0.01689,0.026157&z=16
-The island can be reached by car of Ferry. It's easier to drive since the ferry isn't as bike friendly as we'd like. If you're running late I'd recommend driving. When you get on the island from the bridge follow the road back to the front side of the island on Wayne shackleford rd. This will curve around the parking lot for the convention center. Take a left and cross the bridge on Grand prize of Americas BLVD. Take the first left after the tennis courts(this will also be grand prize of americas dr.), and then take the first right into the dirt lot and what looks like a maintenance yard. keep driving straight and eventually it will be paved. Once you get onto the paddock area we'll be at the far back. If you try to get in from the track you'll be dissapointed because all of the connections between the pit lane and the track are barricaded, easy for bikes to hop, not so much for cars.
-We will have 2-3 sets of goals for sale after the tournament for cheap. If your club is interested, email me. We'd rather have them go to other cities than the dump.
-If any of you or your team members are interested in reffing email me. Refs get special prizes.
-Helmets required. Bring them!
-The Courts are abrasive(60 grit sandpaper or lower) Bring an extra tire and tube, it might be necessary. Also if you love your mallet like a child, use the stepchild version.
-The Courts are on a island and there is no power or running water on the speedway. We will have portalets and some water (2 bottles per person per day) but you will need to get more water since it will be hot. Bring bottles and fill them up before getting to the island.
-Again it will be HOT! And not just hot but Humid which means you will roast like a turkey(or Tucky). Keep this in mind while packing.
-We will have sunscreen on hand, but if you're really pale like me, Take care of yourself. I had a guy at a tournament I threw get sunstroke once and it was not a pretty picture.
-The state of GA doesn't allow alcohol sales on Sundays. If you want to drink beer on Sunday You gotta buy it on Saturday or Friday.
-If you have a tent/chairs/coolers bring them, you'll thank yourself.