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7th Midwest Champeenships

Midwest Bike Polo Champeens
Saturday, November 7, 2009 - Sunday, November 8, 2009
Host club: 
COMOPOLO
Court size: 
court 1 180 X 90 court 2 150 X 80

The weekend of November 7th is the date.
Housing Info - hellochris@gmail.com

7th Midwest Promo from Tim Donahoe on Vimeo.

Register your team!!!
http://comopolo.com/midwest/register
RULES - http://comopolo.com/midwest/rules

Location

Cosmo Park
1615 Business Loop 70 West
Columbia, MO 65202
United States

Signed up

Cosmo Park? I'm not coming.

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Minneapolis Bike Polo.com

Columbia Cosmopolitan Park

we live in such a cosmopolitan metropolis...

i want to come. however, i cant purchase a ticket for a few weeks due to financial constraints.
CoMo, if i come, can you provide me with:

-a possible ride from/to the st.louis or springfield/branson airport (in exchange for gas money)?
-housing?
-smelly green stuff?

i can come into springfield/branson for super cheap on a no-name airline.

i have no problem being the 3rd member of someone else's team.

yes, yes, and yes. (tho st. louis is super easy to arrange, springfield is fine if it's cheaper for you)

as everybody finalizes travel plans, please shoot me an email and i will get things in order on our end.

questions or requests for housing, pickups, and er... extracurriculars should be directed to: hellochris at gmail (dot) com

thanks,
Chris Williams
573 673-9653

Columbia, MO

Can't wait, been missing CoMo. Glad to see it's two days.

m r lane
CHICAGO

the dark end (aka Bobb Todd, Marzipan, B.R. Fuck Face)

sweet. i need to pay for a broken window as the result of a drunken dogpile, then im golden.

just got back from monday night polo here in phx, had a run-in with a pricker bush & gashed my eyelid.

you sound like a fucking trainwreck! I call dibs on hosting

how often do you guys play in phoenix?i was stranded there tuesday night and was wonderingif there was polo going on somewhere... even though the temp was 103!
-hero squad * milwaukee, wi-

- Beaver Boys * Milwaukee Bike Polo Club -

joeMKE wrote:

how often do you guys play in phoenix?i was stranded there tuesday night and was wonderingif there was polo going on somewhere... even though the temp was 103!
-hero squad * milwaukee, wi-

we play hardcourt on monday/thursday nights and play grass polo wednesday nights.

103 is nothing, thats like a cold front for us. it got up to 118 a week ago.

if youre ever in phoenix again, let me know and you can play with us!

CoMo chris- i will be calling you soon, you shouldnt have posted your phone number muhahahaha

my ticket has been purchased. im coming into st.louis friday november 6th.

woohoo! swapping one college town (tempe) for another!

Awwww shit!

OGT-COMOPOLO

Bike Polo Ronin

Nick, Chris, Drew - you can bump ride requests to CoMO from the StL to my email and I'll try to arrange airport pick-ups and drop-off from here.

If players are buying flights, remember that Columbia is 2 hours drive from St Louis, and StLBikePolo will probably have two shifts driving out. One Friday night, one Saturday morning. Don't make us late!

Chicago Bike Polo 2003-2008
St Louis Bike Polo 2008-fun

Retired.

Likewise, KCpolo may be able to take anyone out of Kansas City if they get a cheaper flight. I happen to own a truck, and, like most members of that genus, it has a bed. Thus, transporting velos won't be problematic. There is a fee of one (1) pint of JD and/or half a pack of Camel Crushes, however.

So ah who do we bug about housing? Who's going to house The Bookhouse Boys from Minneapolis?

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Minneapolis Bike Polo.com

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Contact Chris, hellochris@gmail.com - we have more than enough outdoor housing in backyards and such for the camping prone folk, but if you want floors/couches you should email him asap!

SCOOPS_of_C0M0P0L0
www.comopolo.com

Weather averages for the second weekend in November for the last few years show highs in the upper 50's and overnight lows in the upper 30's. You campers better have good gear. StL will be stayin at the ritz (The least college-y house available.).

Chicago Bike Polo 2003-2008
St Louis Bike Polo 2008-fun

Retired.

lucky you can stay at my parents house since you may be closer to their age than mine.
just kidding you looked as spry as a spring chicken in KY.
i'm going to be in STL on sunday by the way.

Pete didn't pay attention at the meeting, but it's hard when your entire family is there. We have plenty of indoor housing. Yes this is a one horse/three college town, but there is no 'polohaus' so there are lots of different addresses. As for the least college like house Lucky, don't hold your breathe.

do any teams need a third for this? can someone vouch for me?

hmmmm....maybe Austin, TX will represent? we are casually talking about a polo tour this side of the Mississippi. would be fun to hit up a tourney or two (CoMo early Nov, NOLA late Nov.)...

DO IT

x2

Columbia, MO

ok. i think we will.
get ready for a crew of rowdy Texas bike polo players, ya'll.
yeehaw!

yeehaw indeed!

I will, most likely, be single for this tourney. If anyone finds themselves in need of a third, hit me up. I smoke weed, score goals, break bikes, & look good while doing so.

<-- & that's how I dab.

so is MPLS sending four or one? who's coming?

Columbia, MO

dunno for sure yet. still a couple months away, but it appears likely that we will have between 1 & 2 teams. What a mean is, one full team & a single player or 2 that needs to find teammate(s).

make that 6 hour outta the way pit stop in milwaukee!! i can make pb&j with a pocket knife in the front seat! sorry that's about all i have for incentive at the moment.

^^^sounds identical to my playing style, plus im a strong heckler.

teammates?

hells yes. & maybe we can get a third dustin on our team!

Mr. Do wrote:

hells yes. & maybe we can get a third dustin on our team!

your name is dustin too? weird...

damn nice bag'o'grain poster.

mixed with gay biker paraphernalia. obviously nothing wrong with that.

I'm concerned about the bars. As an avowed roadie, it kinda pains me to see drop bars flipped up like that.

check out the bullhorn thread.. only noobs use chopped bars
-hero squad * milwaukee, wi-

- Beaver Boys * Milwaukee Bike Polo Club -

2 Ft. Lauderdale teams: Polo Furies, and Boner Jamz '03 will be there!
The ladies team (Boner Jamz '03) would like to pick up a 3rd, hopefully a player with high estrogen levels.

I'll hit you guys up once I figure out how we are getting there.

There is kind of an odd number of girls here and we haven't set teams, but I assume one of us would be totally willing to be thirds for your girl team. Let us know if you can't find anyone.

Bike polo is the rollerblading of 2012

I am hopefully coming down from Minneapolis. I would love to play on a team with some other ladies.
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Bikes, Boys, Beer, Bud
Four things I really love

holy crap, Boner Jamz '03, i hope i meet you in person so i can find out what that means

Tulsa is planning to represent!

we were hoping we'd see some Oklahoma teams!

Not sure if we're going to have more then one team. Apparently, some of our finer players have legal reasons not to cross the state-line. I'll talk to the OKC crew and see what they can do to fill out a second team

just get it cleared with their po to get a travel permit
-hero squad * milwaukee, wi-

- Beaver Boys * Milwaukee Bike Polo Club -

I'll let them know.

awesome. geographically speaking, i think this is a great opportunity for southern teams to cut their teeth playing all the killers out of Wisconsin and Chicago.

Columbia, MO

x2. And shake 'em outta that "it's warm all the time" thing they've got going. Midwest is cold, y'all. bring hoodies.

coffee, whiskey, beer. repeat.

and we'll be sure to bring some 3.2 beer

Gonna try to wrangle some of the BR guys into making it up for this one. Hopefully we can get there. It's quite a trek, but damn well worth it. I would love to see you COMO guys again. ATL was a fun time. Plus, by then my shoulder should be healed, so I might actually be playing polo again by November.

Andy Tuba
Baton Rouge, LA

Andy Tuba
Baton Rouge, LA

COMO... here i come!

i cant wait to get drunk in COMO....oh and play polo too.

Hardcourt Bike Polo Connoisseur

Is this a 1 day tournament?

2 day!

Expect Kansas City.

we expect you this Saturday @ 11am at Cosmo Park in COMO for Missouri friendlies!

SCOOPS_of_C0M0P0L0
www.comopolo.com

noon for friendlies dummy

Pete's been on Charlie time ever since Kentucky.

OGT-COMOPOLO

Bike Polo Ronin

shhhh..... showing up earlier = more polo

SCOOPS_of_C0M0P0L0
www.comopolo.com

I'll be there, but I'll be 6 hours or so late, hopefully when the drinking starts to really kick off.

The other kids should be there on time, though.

You had better bring Brian Chasm. I want to knock him over a few times for old times sake.

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Minneapolis Bike Polo.com

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Pretty sure he and his ridiculous bike will be there. We're planning on bringing a couple teams. That's a big deal to us considering this is our first tournament ever.

Lex is trying to rent a bus!

Ifuckinglovepolo

how large of a bus?

We should try to get the double decker.

Lexington Bike Polo OG - Retired (Still show up and heckle though)

if you get one large enough, we should throw a party on the bus while in motion.

Columbia, MO

^^^yes!!! drunk driving on a whole new level!!! the magic school bus!!!!

actually Missouri has a law that says if the driver doesn't have alcohol on his breathe the rest in the car my imbibe the sweet sweet nectar. So feel free to get some 40's on the way in/out of town.

On the highways. Municipalities have their own laws regarding open container in vehicles..and I believe all of them say no. But yes, I suggest getting booze around STL for the ride over to CoMo.
OGT-COMOPOLO

Bike Polo Ronin

Oh man, looks fantastic! I hope I don't have to work that weekend...

I'm a big wad of bloody hot damnation

Expect at least one team from chicago. I'll talk to the crew and see who's down.

coffee, whiskey, beer. repeat.

ohio from chicago?

Columbia, MO

Down.

Down X2

expect 2-3 teams from denver. pink is the new brown, and the rocky mountains are the new midwest. this is gonna be fun fun. should i bring soy joy????

Hardcourt Bike Polo Connoisseur

Holy shit dude, we were playing a couple of weekends ago and Chris busted out some soyjoy out of his bag that he's had since Denver. I think we took enough from your garage to survive a nuclear winter!

OGT-COMOPOLO

Bike Polo Ronin

ya?! i heard its right up there with twinkies for nuclear fallout survival food.

Hardcourt Bike Polo Connoisseur

Just checked out the second court. Looks like it will play well. Here is a sample of what court 2 looks like.
court 1 180 X 90
court 2 150 X 80

Wayne Gretsky not included

SUCK TOWN POLO

Super nice! I've looked into similar systems for big tourneys, but couldn't find anyone who rents 'em out locally. Could you list your source for everyone's edification?

Chicago Bike Polo 2003-2008
St Louis Bike Polo 2008-fun

Retired.

The city of Columbia had them in some big storage warehouse, just hanging around. They look criminally underused.

SUCK TOWN POLO

.

Well, gol' dang. I heard that the Chicago Park District had nice fiberglass boards just sitting in a basement somewhere that they want Chicago Bike Polo to use, too.

Check with your parks departments, people. They may have hidden resources.

Chicago Bike Polo 2003-2008
St Louis Bike Polo 2008-fun

Retired.

Lexington also has a set, mostly used for an extra roller hockey rink by the parks dept., but we borrow it whenever we are able to use them downtown for polo demo's. Usually playing on the street (which makes for a very slick court btw).

Nice court, slick as hell

Lexington Bike Polo OG - Retired (Still show up and heckle though)

jesus, theres something about seeing an arizona resident with Border Patrol signs that makes me cringe. i bet Sheriff Joe and some minutemen are just lurking on the sidelines....

If you have some accommodations to store & transport these things you can play almost anywhere. They work well.

i'm not dissin the engineering, just the branding.

^^^youve heard of sheriff joe? mostly everyone hates him here, and hes really good at shrugging off negative comments about the sheriff's office. did you know he makes the inmates wear pink underwear?

so did he make you wear pink underwear? or is that just a coincidence?

Hardcourt Bike Polo Connoisseur

^^^no, i wear pink underwear anyway, just for the hell of it.
that is, if im wearing underwear at all...

I would tell you boys about my underwear but i don't want any tent pitching one handed computer typing
SO instead i will talk about some polo!
1. who are the gals who will be coming to COMO?
2. adam, teams?! or figure that out closer to the date?
3. booooze n polo madness is a must during this tourney.

-rahja

well, all the como gals will be here, obviously. there are at least 5 of us, plus some old como gals who hvae moved are coming back for the tourney. all of us who were in denver I think will be there.

there will be booze and madness abound, never fear.

just no fireworks.

I am glad to hear all you como gals will be at the tourney.
You girls know how to have fun!

ps-I was already planning on bringing fireworks!

shaggy wrote:

well, all the como gals will be here, obviously. there are at least 5 of us, plus some old como gals who hvae moved are coming back for the tourney. all of us who were in denver I think will be there.

there will be booze and madness abound, never fear.

yes!!! i love all the como girls! especially the one with blonde pigtails & glasses :)

Yeah, those "Border Patrol" padded rink systems work pretty well for polo. We use it for polo demonstrations here, even though we technically do not have full access to them. The ones we use belong to the Parks Dept. roller hockey program. Seems like we use 24-30 pieces to create a decent sized polo court, with 4-5 of the taller sections on the goal ends.

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You'll likely have a large Lexington contingent. We sleep underground.
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awesome, you can sleep in my secret cave of slaughtered bike wheels. (yes this place actually exists)

SCOOPS_of_C0M0P0L0
www.comopolo.com

How many courts will be at this location?

Milwaukee Bicycle Polo Club

As previously stated

nurfnick wrote:

Just checked out the second court. Looks like it will play well. Here is a sample of what court 2 looks like.
court 1 180 X 90
court 2 150 X 80

Thus 2 courts!

Sorry, I have a tendency to over look reply's to a tourney post when looking for basic information. I simply look in the initial post first where it tends to be.

Courts look more than promising! Can't wait.

Milwaukee Bicycle Polo Club

That 180 court is too big, in my opinion.

I really gotta measure the one we play in to get some perspective but damn, 180 is too big.

It is the city's hockey rink. It cannot be changed without jackhammers and fresh concrete. Whenever we play out there we call it the high speed bike breaking night. Thus far four frames have been broken on this court. Plus it is right behind the skate park so don't forget to bring your boards.

Free snickers bars to anyone who can teach me backside grinds and fakie rocks

SUCK TOWN POLO

or your sweet brakeless BMX.
free ice cream for anyone who can teach me to successfully do a tailwhip

DO A TAILWHIP

PETE_of_C0M0P0L0
www.comopolo.com

Except it can. Just curious, you think putting a board on the center line to make two 90 x 90 courts would be too small? No need for jackhammers nor cement trucks. Some plywood, screws, pabst and elbow grease.

MPBC

90' is really short. Our rinks in St Louis are 50' X 120' and when we hosted the 5th Midwests, some folks felt that those courts were too small. Or, at least, enough smaller than their home courts to cause them to play a little differently.

Chicago Bike Polo 2003-2008
St Louis Bike Polo 2008-fun

Retired.

Your court does feel tiny. It's fun to play on, but I always feel like I crank over about three times and I'm on the other side of the court. And you've played out a Cosmo a couple of times. It's not so big that it's overwhelming is it?

OGT-COMOPOLO

Bike Polo Ronin

Not overwhelming, but it's definetely an adjustment if you're coming from a smaller court. The biggest changes for me were/are 1. your top speed is a lot faster and 2. passing takes a little more omph cos your receiver is so far away.

Chicago Bike Polo 2003-2008
St Louis Bike Polo 2008-fun

Retired.

Quote:

1. your top speed is a lot faster

This is the main thing out there safety-wise. I would caution everyone to brake a little before you think you need to when you're going balls to the wall towards the back wall. I thought I had enough time/distance to stop and definitely didn't...twice. Hence my two deceased polo bikes.
OGT-COMOPOLO

Bike Polo Ronin

Quote:

Thus far four frames have been broken on this court.

Two of those frames being mine. I'd like to think that I've done my sacrificial duty to the almighty court.
OGT-COMOPOLO

Bike Polo Ronin

Present Sven would like to apologize for past Sven.

We measured our rink last night and its 180' long.

no apologies allowed! Past Sven will be murdered in order to prevent him from sending that message, now if I could just perfect the process of reversing the arrow of time.

wow this is the first time ive looked at this thread for some reason and i am really impressed i cant wait! b b beaver boys!
www.mkebikepolo.com

140x65

we will have a caravan of 4 austin,tx (1 player from AL)players, then probably a few who fly up for the tourney. room for all of us anywhere?!

F'real. E-mail Chris for housing info - his address is up there somewhere.

SUCK TOWN POLO

i am in need of a team for this tourney.

is anyone willing to pick me up as a third?

gem city polo slayers will be there to destroy all others. just sayin.

danaL
gem city
anti-slayer
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danaL
gem city
anti-slayer
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just like last time, right? hayoooooo

PETE_of_C0M0P0L0
www.comopolo.com

like i said, just sayin.

new rules, team mates should are not allowed to have distracting moustaches, nor wear swimming trunks. good luck with the new rules.

danaL
gem city
anti-slayer
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danaL
gem city
anti-slayer
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I think a lot of the Lexington crew is planning on doing no shave November, so there might be the beginnings of said mustaches at that point. Also, since it's cold an swim trunks aren't allowed, would wet suits be an option?

Lexington Bike Polo OG - Retired (Still show up and heckle though)

No worries guys too cold in November to wear board shorts. Thinking about going with the loin cloth. As for the mustaches they have been sacrificed in favor of getting laid.

exactly! I got a girlfriend under 10 days after I shaved the monsterstache.

PETE_of_C0M0P0L0
www.comopolo.com

I am Mustache King in COMO!!!
OGT-COMOPOLO

Bike Polo Ronin

psssssh. whatevs. i love facial hair, it is soooo manly! keep the moustache, lads!
www.atxbpsc.blogspot.com

mustaches make you a better polo player.

Hardcourt Bike Polo Connoisseur

emails are trickling in for housing requests. just to reiterate: EVERYBODY WILL HAVE FLOOR/COUCH SPACE, there will be no outdoor housing (unless you're just a badass and prefer to sleep outside).

at this point we're expecting 25 teams, many from outside the midwest. who wants to be the first international team to enter a midwest champeenship? i dare you to do it.

the prizes are starting to arrive already, we've got two big-ass hockey courts on lock-down, you should expect breakfast and lunch both days courtside. lots of beer. many non-polo happenings around our fair downtown for your enjoyment.

this will be the shit, don't miss out.

Columbia, MO

i wanna go to this. maybe i can sell drugs or rob a convenient store for some travel cash.

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carve. smash. eat shit.

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carve. smash. eat shit.

F U MAN

danaL
gem city
anti-slayer
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danaL
gem city
anti-slayer
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hey yo alabamy represent im gonna be cummin to this with austin TEXAS
south in your mouth flyovers this looks like its gonna be a good un

man, i was so down for this shit, but then the Single Speed Cyclocross World Champs are in Portland on the same weekend. So I haven't made the final call, but I may miss this one. Lame? Lame!

Come to the MN singlespeed Cyclo-cross championships instead. I meant to send you the info but forgot.

I need one more player for our team... Two como people, coleen and myself, need another person to play with us. our team will be competitive.

or atleast hit you with their mallets if you out play them

^^^im currently a free agent.

ive been playing for about a year, and have played in 2 tournaments...

I thought you and Dustin(mpls) were going to be the D-bags? He's pretty much the best player in Minneapolis which still ain't saying much but you know probably kinda like being the best player in Phoenix.

aww, thanks buddy... i think.

hahaha!!! yeah we havent quite made our mark on the polo world yet here in phoenix.

though a phoenix team did take first place in the denver tourney...

i didnt know it was confirmed. D-bags it is!!!!

can we get one more player with a first name starting with "D"?

I can't speak for Mr. Do but he is the kind of guy to get excited about playing on a team with another Dustin. Ha!

D-bags. Count it! Although my teammate Ebbin may be coming down as well. I like to call him E-bag. May be a little soon for me to commit as a single, cuz Ebb & I would have to be on the same team if he goes to this tourney. I will get confirmation from him asap. Lookin forward to hangin out with you all! BTW, is there 'quality' in COMO? I may be in need of a satchel upon arrival (it is an eight hour drive from mpls!)

i am going to try and find a good deal for anybody who's looking. it is a college town, the market is halfway decent.

in fact, any random request you guys have for when you're in columbia, just talk to me and i will try and accommodate as best i can.

Columbia, MO

This kind of graciousness could be uncommon outside the midwest. You guys seem like the best hosts ever! The tournament is still over two months away and already our club is consumed by it. I'm really looking forward to meeting the rest of you player from the midwest and seeing your styles of play first hand.

Stevenso
Tulsa

I've been noticing the rules on ball jointing for recent tournaments is that if you do it you have to pass before a shot can be taken. They then take it further by banning scooped or jointed shots. To me that seems backwards. The thing I hate seeing is some dude screaming down the court hauling the ball behind him. It's a combination of the sound it makes, the fact that he's not even looking at the ball, and the lack of required skill that bugs me about it. As for scooped or jointed shots some of those are just beautiful. Furthermore, it's a very fuzzy area what is scooped or tapped. I wonder what kind of tournament rules could ban the ugly play that is completely boring and leave beautiful finesse shots in the game. If the shot is made with the business end I think it should count. As for ball jointing I'd prefer not to chase some jacko down that's dragging the ball behind him at full speed. Have you guys talked about how you're going to handle that yet?

Stevenso
Tulsa

we'll post the rules well ahead of the tournament. no specifics right now, but don't expect anything outlandish.

Columbia, MO

shots from a ball joint are fucking stupid, nobody does that... do they?

Hardcourt Bike Polo Connoisseur

Not legally...in our neck of the woods (and pretty much everywhere). I personally balljoint to get out of corners/off the boards faster, but I never carry it down court that way. I'm faster with the ball up front.
OGT-COMOPOLO

Bike Polo Ronin

In incredible moments all kinds of magic might come off the end of my mallet. If you haven't found a little shove, pull, sling, push, or scoop useful in scoring you're just not trying hard enough yet.

Stevenso
Tulsa

Every city and every tournament I've ever heard of has a release to shoot policy with balljointing. We allow balljointing and scooping for passing here, and there are people that do that very well in our club, but you wouldn't want to play against me if I was allowed to balljoint-flick a shot...I would score every time. That's why its illegal.

OGT-COMOPOLO

Bike Polo Ronin

true, stevenso is swell at the scoop shoots… but I think he is just trying to come up with a good argument to get me to stop drunk-draggin =P

Of course. Timmm, if you lived in our town I'm sure I be clamoring for a rule to be in full effect. :)

stevenso wrote:

Of course. Timmm, if you lived in our town I'm sure I be clamoring for a rule to be in full effect. :)

Not even me, though, brother. You don't want that kind of play allowed with the Wisconsin boys and the like at a tournament. While a top team may 5-0 you in tournament play, they'd do it a lot faster if they were allowed to sling shots from a ball-joint. I think the prevailing argument on the subject is that its truly skillful to place a shot right where you want it on a clear ball strike. If Tulsa wants to hold a tourney and allow balljoint and scoop shots, I think it would a riot to see, but its not going to happen at Midwests.

OGT-COMOPOLO

Bike Polo Ronin

Last word on this, tonight we officially changed our rules to be inline with what we expect to see at the tournament and everyone was totally cool with it. Because everyone knows why we're making the changes there wasn't one complaint or hold out.

On our court we have some lax rules we all feel is appropriate. We're making a special effort to clean it up for your tournament. We're looking forward to bumping shoulders with our friends from Wisconsin. 5-0, we'll see. We've never played anyone outside of our town so we don't have clue if we're any good. In our minds, we're coming to win.

Fellas, don't even bother humoring this webcam dork with a response, aka no comment aka bitch please

Haha, That's pretty funny! I don't know you but I checked your myspace, it's obvious you'll win. We're just coming to pay our respects.

Ha! I Bribri will be lucky if he can get a shot off.

The real Jordan will be slaying the beaver girls.
mkebikepolo.com

stevenso wrote:

We've never played anyone outside of our town so we don't have clue if we're any good. In our minds, we're coming to win.

Don't worry about all that. No matter how good or bad you are, going to a good tournament will always make you better. It'll be a good time no matter what.
OGT-COMOPOLO

Bike Polo Ronin

"briiiinng riiiinnnng!" oh whats that? wake up call at Midwests.

Hardcourt Bike Polo Connoisseur

shit just got real

-Bike Polo under the poverty line in Columbia, Missouri-

Haha..."Bike Polo under the poverty line"

That's about right for us, isn't it? You know you're poor when your polo bike is more duct tape than bike.
OGT-COMOPOLO

Bike Polo Ronin

CoMo, me and kelli aare going to be coing straight there after landing back in the states. is there a CoMO team in ned of a third? I would like to play with the como players as my whole family is from missouri. any takers?
74 Miles per hour bitches.

"ok Mr. Schwinn fucking Armstrong!"
www.burrobags.com

I HURD THAT BAD AND WORSE WERE LOOKANG FOR A TEAM, YOU SHOUD FIT RITE IN!

PETE_of_C0M0P0L0
www.comopolo.com

any other FtL kids coming up?

Wayman probably still needs a team. you guys could make a good showing.

Columbia, MO

Who are you offering up my teammate to?
OGT-COMOPOLO

Bike Polo Ronin

sick burn
74 Miles per hour bitches.

"ok Mr. Schwinn fucking Armstrong!"
www.burrobags.com

dam this sounds like fun..

Yah, we have a small caravan coming, hopefully we all get to play!
74 Miles per hour bitches.

"ok Mr. Schwinn fucking Armstrong!"
www.burrobags.com

I am looking for a team right now. I would love to play with you Jared and Kelli!! If you've already found a third I understand. I have gotten immensely better than when you guys played with us in COMO. Anyway, I would totally be down for an all girls team if there are any female stragglers. I am seriously lacking any estrogen teammates here in Chicago except for Britt. She is awesome!! This tourney is going to be spectacular and I'm going to provide some of the food so you should be excited for that.... I might even throw in a homeade pie for the MVP!

Midwest is best!!

Hey girl! I am pretty sure I have a team right now, but if one of them falls through and you still don't find something, I'd love to play with you of course.
I'm so so so excited!!!

(I read this post fast and thought you wrote "I might even throw a pie at the MVP!" haha)

Any Midwest teams showing up this year? Just saying.

The Great Lakes state of Minnesota will be bringing two or more teams. Count it.

oh my god. did the N.O.D. just sign up for Midwests??

Hardcourt Bike Polo Connoisseur

Adam wrote:

oh my god. did the N.O.D. just sign up for Midwests??

IN!!

Not Yet....Not Yet.

Can't wait to see all you guys again!

OGT-COMOPOLO

Bike Polo Ronin

righteous!

Hardcourt Bike Polo Connoisseur

^^^theyll be there.

ill be there too, but the main off-court emphasis of the d-bags squad will be consuming smelly green stuff.

So is emailing hellochris@gmail the official method for signing up for this tournament? Book some floor space and show up cash in hand?

Me and the boys in Bloomington, IN have been playing for a few months and really want to get some experience outside our little world. The lure of national-level play and meeting all you crazies makes the five hours to Missouri seem seem like a jaunt down the street! [even if we will probably lose every game and spend too much time with the smelly green crowd ;]

that is correct, just send me an email with how many and when.

Columbia, MO

As far as i am concerned i better get a good ass team to go to como with. I am making the full dedication to rig up my polo bike into a TRUE polo bike.
xo

it doesn't matter, gem city polo slayers are gonna destroy everyone. (early in the day games, after that we get drunk and can only win at talking smack)

danaL
gem city
anti-slayer
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danaL
gem city
anti-slayer
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PBP, now with 2 tourney wins under their belts (they won the interbike tourney) are sure to make a strong showing in november. Denver, Las Vegas, CoMo. veni vidi vici. just sayin...

edit: Mr.Do, have we a third team member as of yet?

Pump them brakes Dus!

Sorry Dus, I pieced a team together over the weekend. MPLS will be in full force....

for everyone's information there will be an EXTREME CUTTHROAT Soul train line dance competition held in conjunction with the tourament in columbia.
we're practicing our moves. are you?

some inspiration:

-Bike Polo under the poverty line in Columbia, Missouri-

he's not kidding, we've been practicing all weekend...

pump pump pump pump pump it UP

my other ride is a loveboard

calling RVA calling RVA to the thread you see this... a dance off?!!! MKE will be in COMO where will RVA be... at home doing the charleston with thier sisters no doubt...
www.mkebikepolo.com

dancing with your sister? that doesn't get you anywhere.

-Bike Polo under the poverty line in Columbia, Missouri-

It's official! I am coming! Looking to get on an all-ladies inter-city team.
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Bikes, Boys, Beer, Bud
Four things I really love

dance comp !!!!!

i still need a team? any takers need a third??
74 Miles per hour bitches.

"ok Mr. Schwinn fucking Armstrong!"
www.burrobags.com

I am still looking for a team for Midwests. Kat, I enjoy bikes, boys, beer, and bud as well. What do you say we form a team? Kelli, do you have a team yet? This seems like a great team to me! Let me know what you ladies think. This tourney is going to be off the hook!!

Midwest is best!!

Jared you dont have a team? I will start asking around. Oh and this guy is A player good pick him up!!!

Ifuckinglovepolo

i heard tim and wayman need a team? hit me up dawgsssss
74 Miles per hour bitches.

"ok Mr. Schwinn fucking Armstrong!"
www.burrobags.com

Wayman, Tim D, and Vince are playing together :-0

PETE_of_C0M0P0L0
www.comopolo.com

who are you playing with pete?

-Bike Polo under the poverty line in Columbia, Missouri-

Tim A, Drew, and I. If Tim A isn't playing to help organize, you wanna fill that spot?

PETE_of_C0M0P0L0
www.comopolo.com

me, chris and nick are a team already, or i would.

-Bike Polo under the poverty line in Columbia, Missouri-

All I have to say is Triple Lexxx in full force and healthy (hopefully it stays that way) Pete Im coming for revenge!!!

Ifuckinglovepolo

chris simpson wrote:

and healthy (hopefully it stays that way)

Don't speak too soon. Muahahahahhaha

PETE_of_C0M0P0L0
www.comopolo.com

not sure if anybody noticed our updated flyer with sponsors, but the prizes are gonna be supra-hella-dope-fresh.

like sweet, sweet icing on the beautiful cake that is the two-day polo tourney.

Columbia, MO

^^^will there also be a literal "beautiful cake" with sweet, sweet icing?

and m&m's inside?

also, i cant wait to see everyone, especially nick, missouri's smellier version of me.

The verdict is still out on that one, my friend.

you're right, it might be pie instead.
but for real, y'all, expect treats.

Columbia, MO

i just looked at the video of your guys court. shits gonna be so fast, i plan on leaving half my epidermis in como

It's brutally fast, my friend. People will be destroying things...hopefully not themselves.
OGT-COMOPOLO

Bike Polo Ronin

which half?

-Bike Polo under the poverty line in Columbia, Missouri-

right thigh, right hip both nees both forearms a little off the back and elbows and left shoulder. also the nuckles

who's the smart money on for this tourney? i'm talking to my bookie out here in the Big Crapple.
Madison, you guys taking it? Krem de la Krem and the pabst boyz making a run? Chicago hustle rising to the top? Day-tun doing it? Co-Mo hosting & boastin?

who's winning this shit?

It will be a all MKE podium Paul...parlay that shit!! all the way to the finals then its a wash you can t lose either way if its MKE v MKE
www.mkebikepolo.com

we beat you just a few weeks ago, what are you talking about?

ah ha! but, you did not beat our current compilation of teams did you? I don't think so.
I can't wait to play with the tri-city roughnecks

mkebikepolo.com

correct ben- you did beat hero squad at philly...we didnt have our shit right that tourney though. this is a new tournament new teams no hay bales bigger court...remember we hail from the big court background...see ya on the 10th. looking forward to the cakes!
www.mkebikepolo.com

Ben is scary on the big court. When he has a head of steam dont get between him and where he wants to go. Just wait for him to fuck up, he does every time. Or else you will end up like joe and I in that picture from Dayton.

yea i fuck upmost of the time, it the 5 times i dont you should worry about

BribriMKE wrote:

Just wait for him to fuck up, he does every time.

not true, i think there's a law of averages at work. for every handful of spectacular dabs, there's a nugget of polo gold. like that behind-the-back goal from the corner againt mke in dayton. does anybody remember that? that shit was magic.

Columbia, MO

I would say if Lex A can play as good as they did in Dayton they might be that underdog shot at the top. It's going to be a good show, I know that.
OGT-COMOPOLO

Bike Polo Ronin

and before i could write "paging ben hunter...."

Don't think I'll be able to make it but I'll post the info on my buhlog. fixmemphis.blogspot.com

Dus- I will be making pies, but I can make a cake if you would like. You should ask Colleen about the red velvet cake I made for her birthday. It was delish!! I still need a team!! Anyone, anyone, anyone!!!

Midwest is best!!

daytons gonna run things. the rest of you don't even need to show up. waste of your time and efforts. we practiced for half an hour today, then ate sausages and burgers and threw up on each other. now thats team efforts, which most of you lack.

just sayin.

danaL
gem city
anti-slayer
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danaL
gem city
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dana esquire wrote:

then ate sausages and burgers and threw up on each other.
just sayin.

gettin kinda hard thinkin bout that, just sayin.

PETE_of_C0M0P0L0
www.comopolo.com

Me love Franklin reds in 45 degree temps.

Austin can you guys handle the cold?

i agree, franklin reds are the best in the cold.

Oh yeah we can handle the cold, at least for a little while... it gets cold in Texas, but only for a few weeks, and usually closer to January and February...

Few questions, will we be using Franklin Reds? If its below 32F will we switch to Orange balls?

Will it be straight up random round robin or are you thinking of giving the swiss style a try?

Are you serious? Does it really get that cold in November there?

yes! although it could also be in the high 60's like it was last year in STL. you just never know with Missouri weather.

Meanwhile, 560 miles north of Columbia, MO Minneapolis is on its way to the snowiest October ever.

out the cube

although locally we play with mylec balls (due to availability, not preference), we are in search of some franklins for the tourney.
it shouldn't get cold enough, but we would probably switch to the orange mylecs if necessary.

we are aiming for a 5 round swiss method first day to seed the double elim. bracket on second day.

Columbia, MO

Playing with a ball rated for 70 and above make no sense in 50 weather! I bet we end up playing with the tye dye balls.

In my humble opinion,

Franklin Reds 40F to 80F (over 80F they need to be iced in between games otherwise they get sticky)

Orange 20 to 40F

Greens or super cold weather balls Below 20F

Once you get below 10F pretty much all the balls out there will crack.

x2. i like balls that zing.

winter is the season of Ballhalla, the eternal resting place of cracked balls.

we'll just have to see how the weather treats us on Saturday morning.

Columbia, MO

Haha...dead of winter polo is playing a game or two until you split the cold weather ball, then go find a drinking hole.
OGT-COMOPOLO

Bike Polo Ronin

Until yesterday I forgot how awesome it was to take slapshots with red franklins when it's 4C / 40F... just try not to block a shot with your ankle.

Or your shoulder, thigh, or temple (helmeted at least).
OGT-COMOPOLO

Bike Polo Ronin

i'm fresh back polo in 6 degree weather, covered in welts, maybe rethinking this....

my bad on all 3 counts. my slapshots are silly.

PETE_of_C0M0P0L0
www.comopolo.com

I took a shot in the shoulder from Charlie. Stung like a bee...a big bee.
OGT-COMOPOLO

Bike Polo Ronin

I miss you and your cooking! COMO HERE I COME!

One of the first things I learned as a noob, from Menace's(RIP) years of NYC polo experienve: The street hockey temperature ratings don't translate to bike polo. Don't believe everything you read on packaging nurf.

Sveden is about right, red is roughly 40 or 45 and up, orange is below.

I'm an academic so I don't believe everything that I read but from personal experience I've seen a lot of balls destroyed. I'd much rather see continuity and zing then broken balls. Missouri can throw strange weather at you. At the meetings I have been bringing this up. Since our successful fundraiser I think we will be attempting to purchase some of these fabled and occasionally play with balls. See you at Los Marcos. VIVA!

Whatever the balls are that we play with have been hard as rocks at the outside temp. lately (55-70). I feel like I barely put any snap in my wrist shots and I sling the ball a million mph.
OGT-COMOPOLO

Bike Polo Ronin

74 MPH OMG

dayton is good...but cleveland does in fact rule the school.

will cleveland make it out for this one?

Columbia, MO

meetings are being held up here on the southern most point of the north coast concerning our attendance
from the looks of it a few are interested but no promises

if only they kept better track of their flag!

i once again am in need of a team. anyone still need a 3rd?

if anybody else is registering solo, we'll play match-maker and get everybody teamed up, no worries.

Columbia, MO

Also, we are actively recruiting more people to come from Minneapolis. We'll let you know if any good prospects commit.

anyone? i'm a solid "b" player...

I can vouch for Dus... he's a solid "Z" player. wa wa waaaaaa (JUST JOKING)

Hardcourt Bike Polo Connoisseur

I vote Dus for Biggest and hardest crashes!
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Confirmed Results/Prediction

Top 4 Teams in no particular order:

-MKE
-MKE
-MAD
-CHI

Whatcha got Midwest?

mkebikepolo.com

More importantly...I want to hear DFL predictions!

*DFL gets 3 dented cans of Old Milwaukee and a pack of half smoked camels. That's right, every cig is half gone.
OGT-COMOPOLO

Bike Polo Ronin

really going out on a limb there matt.

I finally have a team! Yay!! Maggie and Brian what should our team name be?

Midwest is best!!

hey missouri (STL) peeps-
austin will have two players flying into Lambert Int'l Airport and will need a ride to Columbia to play in this tourney. I don;t know any of their flight details yet, but i woll post it up soon as i know. in the meantime, anyone from STL able to pick up two (handsome- if that helps!) lads and their bikes from the airport and drive them to and from COMO? holler back ya'll!
thanks, mo
mo.grady@gmail.com

also, we still need to iron out accommodaions...anyone? anyone? beuhler?

www.atxbpsc.blogspot.com

regarding accommodations, i have Austin down for 4 people, with possibly 3-6 more. is that info still accurate?

Columbia, MO

I am your livery man. With any luck, they are coming in Friday evening around the same time as the dude from Phoenix. Email me through my profile here, or else Chris will pass it along to me. We'll get your guys to CoMO.

Chicago Bike Polo 2003-2008
St Louis Bike Polo 2008-fun

Retired.

you rock lucky! i'll contact you about their flight info!
will you hang with us in STL after this tourney too? this is the kickoff of our november polo tour. we are heading to STL the monday after the COMO tourney, staying with my cousin in Dogtown or someplace, we want to play polo in forest park or something....i'll email ya.

www.atxbpsc.blogspot.com

Also for airport transit there is a company called MOX https://www.moexpress.com/tac/default.aspx where for a nominal fee they will take you half way across the state... Just a thought.

they;re too much money. we will pickup anybody that needs picked up, if they're not piggybacking with st. louis.

Columbia, MO

accurate! count it! thanks chris!

www.atxbpsc.blogspot.com

people can fly into kc too, if its cheaper. just as an option. i can get them to como and back.

sweet. i will tell the guys. i dont know if they have purchased tickets yet...
thanks!
-mo

www.atxbpsc.blogspot.com

for anyone flying to this that is in need of semi-proper bike transport (aka not a cardboard box)

performance bike has a soft bike case for $60:

http://www.performancebike.com/bikes/Product_10052_10551_1023904_-1_5000...

Be-Be-Beaver Boys!!!!

-beaver boys * milwaukee, wi-

- Beaver Boys * Milwaukee Bike Polo Club -

hey everyone,

online registration is open!!

http://comopolo.com/midwest/register

help us get a head count, gather contact info, and a rough idea of experience levels

single players may register as well to help find team mates

a list of teams registered is displayed on the home page http://comopolo.com

Your experience level question doesn't really seem to provide you with any information.

So what if a team has never played in the Midwest Championships? It doesn't answer the question of how "skilled" the team is. Only if they've been to one of the bi-annual tournaments called "Midwests".

your a c

or conversely

your c a

The only thing I'm confused about is your use of your.

Its just a dumb question is all.

it does provide us with information. its not super important, but will help us setup a swiss bracket and get decent matchups from the start, rather than a team thats new to tourneys playing its first game against a team thats won a tournament before...

and the wording... its meant to be vague, but i changed it up a bit

That looks great. Just wanted to make sure you received the info you desired.

dayton needs housing and accommodations for 3 heterosexual males

danaL
gem city
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danaL
gem city
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coming to take first !!!! milwaukee dnt get your hopes up !!.... PHOENIX BABY !!!!

arizona?
-hero squad * milwaukee, wi-

- Beaver Boys * Milwaukee Bike Polo Club -

yeah phx az

just kidding... ya know, i had a lengthy layover in phoenix this summer, it was 103 degrees... at night! i don't know how you guys do it. but i look forward to meeting you guys and then destroying you ;)
-beaver boys * milwaukee, wi-

- Beaver Boys * Milwaukee Bike Polo Club -

yea im looking forword to coming ..itll be fun enbarassing you ..

I don’t know Joe. Wait till ya meet this guys family.

Polo is in his blood!

You will do well Mini Mike. Tell your family Joey says hello!

yea sure will .. hows things going in LA ?

taking first now are we?haha..hope you've been good man and austin is bringing two or three teams and we will be playing hard! see you all very soon-atxbpsc!!!

Fuck off

ha jus talkn smack.... well see on game day

thread continued at http://bikepolo.ca/7th-midwest-championships-thread2

oh... ok
-hero squad * milwaukee, wi-

- Beaver Boys * Milwaukee Bike Polo Club -