Machine Politics vs L'Équipe, August 2010. Photo by Steph Simcox
NAHBPC 2013, hosted by Minneapolis Bike Polo
This is the top-serious, most official thread for North American Hardcourt Bike Polo Championships 2013, hosted by the Minneapolis bike polo club, AUGUST 16-18, and broadcast by Mr. Do and the stream team on bikepolo.tv.
Roseville Skating Center, or “The Oval” as us cool kids call it. http://goo.gl/maps/Ke2ek
If you were at the Midwest Open last October, you’re familiar with this totally amazing professional sports arena, http://www.skatetheoval.com/ If you’ve never been here before, you’re in for a treat, so be prepared to cross your arms and slowly nod your head with approval as your eyes sweep across this world-class speed skating facility.
We will provide 3 courts, 140'x60'. There is plenty of space to pass the ball around, knife fights, tomfoolery, high jinks, and hell, if you’re into shreddin’ the gnar, bring your deck, there’s a skate park with tons of stuff to hurt yourself on.
The facility provides lighting, a jumbo-tron, electrical hook ups, wifi, large indoor restroom and resting areas, and great court surface! This is truly a world class facility. The Oval is alcohol-free, and we really mean that. There will be awesome drink specials and party time at the VFW Hall nearby, but I need to reiterate: NO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES ARE ALLOWED AT THE OVAL.
We will be adhering to the latest and greatest ruleset put together by all the hardworking folks at NAH.
Registration contact: Nick Dellwo and, as this is a closed tournament, I imagine Chandel will be contacting the qualified teams for registration nitty gritties. More registration details to come….
Housing contact: Mike Holisky. To sign up for housing, hit this link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/13V8ummDPLVddWZUDqI106vbKPITjleQosLA4mVs...
For housing, we’ll need the usual info, like who you’re bringing and if you plan on having a dog with you or have a problem staying with dogs/cats. Thanks!
If you’re interested in staying in motels/hotels (ooh la la) in the vicinity of the Oval: http://goo.gl/maps/5FV3o
We do have a block reserved:
Ramada Plaza Minneapolis http://goo.gl/maps/YKDfU
1330 Industrial Blvd
Minneapolis, MN 55413
$90 + tax
Reserved under: North American Hardcourt Bike Polo
Must call: 612-331-1900 or 1-877-774-4315
Cut off date: August 01, 2013
Contact Mike with any housing questions: email@example.com
Thursday night, August 15th, the pre-tourney registration hootenanny will be at a great local dive, The Hexagon Bar http://www.hexagonbar.com/ http://goo.gl/maps/8Nxvq
Bands and drink specials are slated to do most of the entertaining. Plus, they have pool tables, darts, Big Buck Hunter, and faux-wood paneled walls festooned with posters advertising monthly meat raffles, pull tabs, and dj nights. Ambiance is a thing.
We will post further announcements as we have them. We are excited to have all you come to our lovely town, and we will do everything in our power to throw an awesome tournament for you. COUNT IT!