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Great Lakes Winter Classic

Friday, March 1, 2013 - Sunday, March 3, 2013
Host club: 
Toronto
Court size: 
one court - 45' X 100'

Indoor Tournament at the Toronto International Bicycle Show http://www.bicycleshowtoronto.com/springshow.html

Schedule

Friday afternoon

Pickup as soon as we get in.  Show opens at 12pm.

Friday 6pm-9pm (2 games per team)

Please arrive at 5pm.  If we're ready to go at 5:30 then we'll do it. 

Who let the Dads Out - Dirks, Paul, Jav (TO, NY, BOS) 
Dragon Slayers - Eryn, Plaxton, Shane (TO) 
xbeerbeerx - Ngaihon, Kev, Lewis (TO) 
Greynbow - Kirsten, Justin Bella, Colin (TO, Burlington) 
TBD - Swanson, Savage, Will (TO, SASK) 
Make It So - Jean, Sean, Justin (KW, TO) 
Jurassic Pork - Rebecca, Fred, Kyle (MTL, OTT) 
SNaP - Navid, Sam, Paul (TO, MTL) 
Flu Shots - Kayleigh, Deco, Jac (NY)
it's magical - Krist, Nicole, John (Rochester, London)

Saturday morning 10am (2 games per team)

Please arrive at the exhibitor entrance by 9:30am so you can get your badge and be ready to play at 10. 

12 O'CLOCK BOYS - Rob Biddle, Johnny Crash, Jesse (Philly, MTL)
Strange Brew - Justin, Matt, Glen (GR, TO)
heffily's handsome hosers - Heff, Maija, Adam (TO, AA)
MOM - Alexis, Chris, Robbie (OTT)
Serieously! - Neill, Mike, Dallas (KW, Sarnia)
514 - Franck, Germain, Olivier (MTL)
beardsicles - Nate, Zachstar, Nick I (NY, TO)
feline b-line - Patricia, Nico, Quinn (TO, PGH, LEX)
Garbage Mitts - Fish, Mauri, Meg (MTL, TO)
Popping Mollies - Tiff, Chris H., Sean (LEX, NY)

 

Saturday afternoon, 12pm

All 20 teams, 2 games per team.

Saturday night

Party at Bike Pirates, 1292 Bloor St West, near Lansdowne

Sunday morning, 10am

16 team double elimination. Please arrive at least 30 minutes before. 

Waiting List

The Less Handsome Ryan Goslings - Curtis, Norm, Kristopher (Halifax, MTL, KW)
Slow to The Draw - Chris "Bottles", Steve, Frank (TO)

Big thanks to our sponsors!

 

 

Podium link: http://followpodium.com/glwc

Location

Better Living Centre, Exhibition Place
150 Princes Blvd
Toronto, ON
Canada

Signed up

Yeah, I'm interested, just need to look at flights.

I'd be looking for a team, too.

What's the court surface like? I'd like to visit you guys but it might be a bit far to go for a one-court tourney.

rad. gotta find a thirdsky asap!

Hockey players: bring your skates.

uhhh noo bring your polo!

Elaborate please.

People in Toronto like playing hockey. It sounds like some shinny will occur on Saturday night after the tournament is finished. The rink is only a few blocks away from the party.

How much shinny? I *might* be able to fit my skates in my carry on, if this is really going down. I'll need a stick, but those grown on trees in Canada.

shinny is free! what hand are you? i think we have numbers for a game

-416polo-

Right handed, roughly 6' (182cm) without skates... If anyone can spare a stick. Plenty of room in my bag for skates

I have a probably too long right handed stick. I didn't cut mine down just played it full length. You can definitely borrow it. I won't have the energy for more sports by the weekend.

I have a righty stick I can bring for you bud

I'll take whichever stick Jon doesn't use! Guys I am so excited to relieve my illustrious high school hockey career*

*illustriousness negated by playing high school hockey below the mason dixen line

which way do you shoot? I shoot left but for some reason I have a stray right stick which is now spoken for. I can bring an extra lefty stick too if that works

I shoot right! g/d Lomax

Why g/d me? There are two! Is this how it ends?

but as usual you guys will be arguing over who takes it un-cut

You guys are awesome, and this is the best tournament ever.

just grabbed a stick today. i'm terrible, this is going to be awesome.

Paul wrote:

just grabbed a stick today. i'm terrible, this is going to be awesome.

i really want to play, but i tried ice skating again this winter for the first time in 6 years and nearly broke my wrist.

i wonder if i can get my boss to pay for me to go to this, cause of the bike show and all.

So nice!

when/how are teams being registered?

Announcement coming soon

letsdothis!

Woo! Another trip to Toronto!

Registration information should be announced on Monday night. We just have a few things to work out before it is finalized.

Rallying the troops here. Two teams might make it from KW.

Stay on target!

I was pre-drafted before the draft. I'm wearing short-shorts cause Kev brought it back already. LERP

/ / / B A D V I B E S / / /

Also i'll be looking for a third. only one person in my club has a passport/enhanced license (besides me)

I'm looking...

John H wrote:

I'm looking...

that would be awesome! BUT patti and nico are looking too, and you're more likely to do well with them than nicole and i. we'd love to have you, but we understand how things roll.

Hey, sorry, I feel bad now, but I have to let someone down, those guys asked first, so I'll go with them. Another time.

John H wrote:

Hey, sorry, I feel bad now, but I have to let someone down, those guys asked first, so I'll go with them. Another time.

hey, no worries.

Still looking for a 3rd?

Actually looks like I might still need a team after all, if you are still looking?

Or could I poach you? I'm trying to set something up with a Saskatoon player of some merit. I'm the same vintage as Coach from Ottawa but not the same alcohol content. For better or worse I picked up polo in Manchester and have played here in Canada for a couple of years. Ask the Toronto or Ottawa people what they think if you need references (I would).

flights from Edmonton @ $600 right now. if they dip below $400 by next week .... maybe in

to say were the same vintage is a bit like comparing a table wine you bought at the depanneur to chateau petrus!

Ha! When are we going to form a crusty old man team? I'll be your De-alcholized box-wine to your Chevas Regal.

Sure, just let me know, and I'm in.

John H wrote:

Actually looks like I might still need a team after all, if you are still looking?

Like i said, happy to have you. just send me an email and let me know if you want to play with us.

John are you still looking? need a 3rd for my team

John's been snatched up, I tried to steal him too, so it looks like I might need a team.

I'm still waiting on a last minute yes-or-no, but curtis (halifax) and i are forming up and may need a third. My email: kdashplummerATgmail.com
drop me your email and i'll confirm with you by tomorrow. (tuesday)

Stay on target!

Hey, sorry, I did find a team, I hope you find your third!

Glen just posted that he needs a team. Scoop him up. Lefty skills!

Sorry ;)

What a great venue. Good show.

Damn, tickets from Munich are at 560€ right now...
Give me a couple of days and I'll decide.

Are you coming? I need a third for my team! Email me if your looking. Stephenzadrozny@gmail.com

I just edited the OP, maximum court size will be max 45' wide, and probably 100' long, less than half the surface area of the 140'x70' court we set up for fall ballin for example. Bring your small court game.

poll for john h. : do you want to be on a team with me and nico from pittsburgh? (select one)

__ ah hellzyes
__ no
__maybe (don't pick this)

from patricia from toronto

For sure. The only exception would be if tickets suddenly get crazy expensive between now and registration, but otherwise I'm in.

Registration will occur on Wednesday January 23, 2013 at exactly 9:00 PM Eastern Time (early registrations will not be counted)
Max 16 teams - $30 per player (admission to the bike show included)
Registration will be on a first registered basis and payment is due within 24 hours. If payment is not received within 24 hours your spot will be given to the next team on the wait list.
Barring unseen circumstances captains will be receiving the payment link within 1 hour of registration.
*****Registration will not count unless all three players are listed (TBDs will not be counted under any circumstances)*****
Registration form can be found at:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dEVJMnRaWGRsaHB4TXR...

For more information contact Eryn at erynwynd@gmail.com

If anyone is looking for a team (or if you're a team looking for a 3rd) let me know. KW Neill and myself are looking for a 3rd but would split up as well if need be!

-Dallas

This is awkward. lol
I'm still waiting on confirmation with our other guys. If mike can't make it, tyzun and i will need a third as well.

Stay on target!

Just a reminder that we will not be accepting early registrations. Your registration must come in with a time stamp of 9:00 PM Eastern or later on Wednesday January 23. Any advance registrations will not be counted.

So I want to go and watch some hockey, while I'm out there, it's Canadiens on Wednesday, and New Jersey on Monday, if anyone is interested.

Hellos! One dude from Halifax here looking to join a team...... email: worldisflat5@hotmail.com

One dude from k-dub here forming up a team. So dar i have me and a couple other maybes. Email to ya!

Stay on target!

Will the Modifide heads be on sale at this tourney? would love to pick one up and not pay shipping..

yes sir!

• TORONTO • OTTAWA • VALLEY BOYS •
bikepolo.to

I would like to partake in your pecan pie, I mean sweet mallet heads.

Reminder Registration opens this Wednesday January 23 at 9:00 PM! If you want in, don't forget.

Looking for a team or someone that needs a third.

Glen..You don't know me and I don't know you but the one thing we have in common is we need a team. Let's look for a third... are you in?

I got picked up yesterday with the GR boys, sorry!

Pick me! Pick me! Curtis and i still need a third! Eastern Canada unite! :p

Stay on target!

Got picked up yesterday by the GR boys, sorry!

There is a strange brew happening, Matt , Justin and myself. Let the slaying commence!

Eric and Steve checked out the space today. We can now confirm a 45' x 100' court (damn small) but nice, smooth, somewhat grippy surface.

Size queen.

"somewhat grippy surface"? Did they mention any comparisons with Scadding?

yes, its kinda like scadding with more grip. sounds weird, but true. i was there today. we should be fine

-416polo-

still might need a third for this tournament..is anyone still looking?

Need a third to register tonight... get at me! worldisflat5@hotmail.com

-Curtis (Halifax), Kris (Kitchner), and......

alright I'm down for your third.....smithfavit@yahoo.com

Great. Count it!

Winnipeg Cara and I need a Third !!!

fyt

Hey megkenny,

Im looking for a team to join in as a third. I`ve played with Cara in Montreal but I must say, I`m still a beginner.

Let me know what you think.

Or if anyone else is looking for a third: mauri.andres@gmail.com

If you registered early your registration will not count! Register at 9:00PM Eastern or later to make it count. There is a link to a clock on the registration form to help you out with this.

YESSSS STRANGE BREW COMING TO A TOWN NEAR YOU.

If you are one of the top 16 registered teams (listed below) your captain will be receiving an email ASAP (next 30 minutes) with payment instructions. You will have 24 hours from the time I send the email to pay. If I have not received your payment within 24 hours your spot will be given to the next team on the wait list. They will in turn have 24 hours to pay. If they fail to pay it moves to the next spot. SO PAY ATTENTION! If you have any questions you can email me at erynwynd@gmail.com.

Registered teams are:
Dragon Slayers - Eryn, Plaxton, Shane (Toronto) Paid
12 O'CLOCK BOYS - Rob Biddle, Johnny Crash, Jesse (Philly, MTL) Paid
Strange Brew - Justin, Matt, Glen (GR, TO) Paid
heffily's handsome hosers - Heff, Maija, Adam (TO, AA) Paid
Who let the Dads Out - Dirks, Paul, Jav (TO, NY, BOS) Paid
xbeerbeerx - Ngaihon, Kev, Lewis (TO) Paid
MOM - Alexis, Chris, Robbie (OTT)
Serieously! - Neill, Mike, Dallas (KW, Sarnia) Paid
514 - Franck, Germain, Olivier (MTL) Paid
beardsicles - Nate, Zachstar, Nick I. (NY, TO) Paid
feline b-line - Patricia, Nico, Quinn (TO, PGH, LEX) Paid
SNaP - Navid, Sam, Paul (TO, MTL) Paid
Garbage Mitts - Fish, Mauri, Meg (MTL, TO) Paid
Popping Mollies - Tiff, Chris H., Sean (LEX, NY)
it's magical - Krist, Nicole, John (Rochester, London)
Flu Shots - Kayleigh, Deco, Jac (NY)

Waiting List:
Greynbow - Kirsten, Justin Bella, Colin (TO, Burlington)
Ringworm - Shelley, Steve, Zack F (NY)
TBD - Swanson, Savage, Will (TO, SASK)
Make It So - Jean, Sean, Justin (KW, TO)
Jurassic Pork - Rebecca, Fred, Kyle (MTL, OTT)
The Less Handsome Ryan Goslings - Curtis, Norm, Kristopher (Halifax, MTL, KW)
Slow to The Draw - Chris "Bottles", Steve, Frank (TO)

Hi, we are in for sure, just paid.

Paid and Registered teams are:
Dragon Slayers - Eryn, Plaxton, Shane (Toronto) Paid
12 O'CLOCK BOYS - Rob Biddle, Johnny Crash, Jesse (Philly, MTL) Paid
Strange Brew - Justin, Matt, Glen (GR, TO) Paid
heffily's handsome hosers - Heff, Maija, Adam (TO, AA) Paid
Who let the Dads Out - Dirks, Paul, Jav (TO, NY, BOS) Paid
xbeerbeerx - Ngaihon, Kev, Lewis (TO) Paid
MOM - Alexis, Chris, Robbie (OTT) Paid
Serieously! - Neill, Mike, Dallas (KW, Sarnia) Paid
514 - Franck, Germain, Olivier (MTL) Paid
beardsicles - Nate, Zachstar, Nick I. (NY, TO) Paid
feline b-line - Patricia, Nico, Quinn (TO, PGH, LEX) Paid
SNaP - Navid, Sam, Paul (TO, MTL) Paid
Garbage Mitts - Fish, Mauri, Meg (MTL, TO) Paid
Popping Mollies - Tiff, Chris H., Sean (LEX, NY) Paid
it's magical - Krist, Nicole, John (Rochester, London) Paid
Flu Shots - Kayleigh, Deco, Jac (NY) Paid

Due to necessity and to also be able to include more teams we are adding 4 teams to the tournament, regrettably it is not at all possible to add more. The 4 teams that are being added are:

Greynbow - Kirsten, Justin Bella, Colin (TO, Burlington) Paid
TBD - Swanson, Savage, Will (TO, SASK) Paid
Make It So - Jean, Sean, Justin (KW, TO) Paid
Jurassic Pork - Rebecca, Fred, Kyle (MTL, OTT) Paid

The remaining wait list is:
The Less Handsome Ryan Goslings - Curtis, Norm, Kristopher (Halifax, MTL, KW)
Slow to the Draw – Bottles, Frank, Steve (TO)

good showing MTL.... so now to figure out transportation.... i know lots of Mtl ain't on FB, so can we use this forum or our clubpage to organize a caravan to TO? i don't have a car so i'd be into renting or taking the bus if someone can take my bike. excited!

WUPAss
EVBP foreva

Yes, eat your shit! Top 16~~!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zKL_-vzUYtg

I like how the beginning of the video tells us that they are "Brining Baltimore Together". The definition of brining: "Soak in or saturate with salty water". Now I don't know anything about Baltimore but this gives me a pretty good idea.

NEVER SEEN A STAND UP WHEELIE BEFORE. DAAAAANNNGGGGGG

yahhhh!! can't wait to be back in the homeland.

prolly a long-shot, but if any team is in need of a substitute player.. let me know!

Schedule is posted up above

if anyone drops out or can't make it for whatever reason I'll gladly fill your spot.....

Great news, there is a Rainforest Cafe in Toronto...

yes at yorkdale mall!! its pretty rad

-416polo-

Party at Bike Pirates Saturday night 8pm, 1292 Bloor St West, near Lansdowne. FB event.

More announcements coming later today or tomorrow.

Hows the hockey situation looking for this up coming weekend ? should we bring gear ?

Dufferin Grove has open shinny from 7pm to 9pm Saturday. It's only 5 blocks from Bike Pirates, where the party is happening saturday night. i don't know if i'll be able to make it, but if there are enough people?

i'll play robbie!

-416polo-

Well, I can bring my gear. I haven't played in year or so. Hope my skates aren't too dull.

Keep your standards low, and morale high.

we can try playing friday nite? scadding is pretty good lights out at 11pm.

-416polo-

i think they turned the pipes off at Scadding yesterday. And most other rinks, other than Duff. Duff has permit hockey Friday from 9pm to 11pm, but usually hockey players can use the pleasure rink with the mini-goals... so maybe duff?

are there rules about how much gear needed to play(i.e. are helmets mandatory)? I've really only got room in the bag for skates so i'm gonna need to borrow a lefty stick.

you need to be wearing skates and be holding a stick, everything else is optional. I have an extra lefty stick if you need.

sweetness. Unless you've already scored all the sweet goals out of said stick. I don't want no empty stick making me look like a fool.

I'll bring my gear as well, sounds like fun! Polo, then hky! Ya!

EVBP
Northern Standard

Just a reminder to everyone. This tournament is being held indoors and at the bike show. As a result it is extremely important that adult beverages are not publicly present. We are really excited about this opportunity and would like to be able to work with the bike show in the future.

Here's a map of the bike show.

Pick up your badge at the NE corner Door #5 of the Better Living Center, at the exhibitor entrance on the west side of the building.

IMPORTANT: You'll need some kind of ID, that matches the name that's listed on your team's registration.

Click the thumbnail or see the biggest version here

UPDATED MAP AND ADMISSION DETAILS

Hey Kev,

We changed one player in our team. Jean replaces Germain (he can't come to Toronto).
it's ok for the badge.

Team 514 — Olivier / Franck / Jean

Thanks a lot.

Franck, what is Jean's full name we need full names for passes.

Two teams from Saturday group are now playing Friday evening, check http://followpodium.com/glwc

i'm actually pumped just to hang out at the bike show!

Hi everyone, I'm looking for a ride for me and/or my bike from Montreal to Toronto this weekend. The person who was gonna give me a ride can't go anymore. Does anyone knows someone who can give me a hand? Any help is appreciated. Thanks!

GLWC will be played according to 2012 NAH rules. Most of you will have played with these rules last year at the Northside Qualifier in MTL and NA's in Mke.

Regardless, please take a minute to re-read the rules and familiarize yourself with the nuances.

They can be found here:
http://tinyurl.com/nah-rules-feb7-2012

For anyone feeling particularly comfortable with their understanding of the rules, if you would like to ref please email me at lewis@bikepolo.com.au

Ideally I will have volunteers from the Saturday morning group around on Friday night to ref those games, and players who played Friday night come early to ref the Saturday morning game to avoid conflicts.

With a small group of volunteers each person should only have to ref a few games each.

I'll also need a few heads each for goal reffing and time/score keeping. Again, please email me.

Thanks.

A couple of additional things to remember:

1. Teams are required to wear matching colours/jerseys during all tournament matches. No exceptions.

2. Due to the restrictive schedule teams that are not present at game time will forfeit their match. Teams with 2/3 of their players can start the game short handed.

I sent out all the housing emails. So if your captain didn't get one and you didn't already arrange housing on your own you need to email me ASAP at erynwynd@gmail.com. Everyone who requested housing during registration has it. Finding more housing might be tricky.

Parking at the bike show is $14, Shane made a map with some other lots not too far away...

It's going to be a cold one!

Oh and the streets are going to be messy, we're getting puked on right now.

We're going to need to make sure our bikes are pretty well cleaned before getting on the court so that it doesn't get dustier, sloppier, more slippery.

Party Party Party !!!!

Come to Bike Pirates this Saturday for some old fashion funn :3
Bring a friend..Spread the word.
After Party for the Polo Tourney at the Bike Show

http://www.facebook.com/events/584053691621994/?fref=ts

So I have picked up our Liquor Permit for Saturday night !!!!
Everything is coming together real nice :)
I am sure Eric has by now put the finishing touches on the court.
And the show people will be providing cleaning of the court for us overnight each night...YAY

Need 4-5 Volunteers for the Party Saturday Night.
Let me know, if your up for helping out pls.
And by the end of the night if your still around at the party,. we could use a bit of help to clean up the space so we can all get out of there sooner than later.

SO STOKED FOR THIS !!!!

BPTO, Best little club out there :))

PS Please invite your friends to the event for Saturday night.. the more the merrier !

Thanks for an awesome weekend Toronto, the coffee liquor airline bottles I accidentally sumuggled through airport security have come in real handy. Thanks Dudes and Dudettes

SKID ROW // ACT LIKE YOU
http://www.skidphoto.com

Final Results via http://followpodium.com/glwc

1st - MOM (Alexis, Robbie OTT, chris VAN)
2nd - Who let the Dads Out (Javier BOS, Paul NYC, Jonathan PGH)
3rd - Beardsicles (nate, Zach NYC, Nick TO)
4th - xbeersx (kev, Lewis, Ngaihon TO)
5th - Dragon Slayers (Shane, Eric, Eryn TO)
5th - Popping Mollies (Christopher ATL, Tiffany LEX, Sean NYC)
7th - SNaP (Paul MTL, Navid, Samuel TO)
7th - 12 O'clock Boys (Johnny, Jesse MTL, Rob Philly)
9th - the fighting mongooses (Will ?, Nick, Aaron TO)
9th - Heffily's Handsome Hosers (Adam ARB, maija, heffy TO)
9th - 911 (Franck, Germain, Olivier MTL)
9th - Feline B-Line (Quinn LEX, Nico PGH, patti TO)
13th - Jurassic Pork (Chris EDM, Rebecca MTL, Kyle OTT)
13th - Rippin' Lips (John LDN, krist, Nicole ROC)
13th - Make it so (Shawn KDUB, John, Justin TO)
13th - Strange Brew (Matt, Justin GR, Glen TO)

• TORONTO • OTTAWA • VALLEY BOYS •
bikepolo.to

Pictures?

Javier wrote:

Pictures?

i have a few.


can we get a link maybe?

Keep your standards low, and morale high.

YasMada wrote:

can we get a link maybe?

they're all i have posted.

some photos are up, here: http://bikepolo.to/glwc-photos-part-1

If you only have time to look at one, make it this one.

That's a hand on the wall, go dab Hoser. (whoever that is)

what the fuck is going on here?

I think it's pretty clear that these 2 guys are engaged in a certain activity and should be treated accordingly