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Oak City Open II

Saturday, April 12, 2014 - Sunday, April 13, 2014
Host club: 
Raleigh Bike Polo
Contact info: 
Court size: 
2 tennis courts

Raleigh is hosting it's second annual tournament here and want to welcome players from all over to come play with us in our hometown. Will try to provided housing for everyone, pick-up Friday, after-party on Saturday night, and lots of prizes.

Double elim format/ 24 team cap
Registration is $30 per team and open on Friday Feb 7th.
Email and paypal raleighbikepolo@gmail.com. Send us your team name and the club(s) you're representing. If your team does not pay by March 15th you will lose your spot.

Registered teams can be found here:

This tournament is also a part of the Oaks and Spokes bicycle festival in Raleigh April 4th-13th so there will be tons of stuff going on. More info on that are here: http://oaksandspokes.com/about-us/


Brentwood park Raleigh , NC
United States

Signed up

NOPE nevermind, just realized that's like the weekend after my girlfriend gets back from Vietnam. Next time.

Legalize Hand Throws - 2014

I'm there! Looking for teammates..

Pros: Harassing defense, my friend owns a brewery relatively close to there, big body
Cons: Harassing everyone, my friend owns a brewery relatively close to there

Very likely for me....

agile for my size.

Pizza Goths.

Combination of choice: Smash + Bang


Proud member of the Bike Dad Alliance of America.


Last year was a blast! This year now that you guys have city courts it can only get so much better! I'll rally up the AVL crew hopefully get 3 teams from us out there! NCBP!!

Let's Murderlize Them

I am so there. Can't wait to visit the fair city of Raleigh.

Yay Travis!! Bring the Florida fam!

Yeah! Might be looking for a team. Frankie's in Seattle and Miah's about to be a dad. :/


Watch him bring his Lexington friends again. oh!

Winston Salem NC Bike Polo

Wanna try to get a team together again since turducken didn't work out?

I'm down.


Tight. Any ideas for a third? I could ask around RVA folk.

I'll probably grab a third from Charleston...
OR grab a third from NC and have a tri-state killing spree (so to speak).


Still into this James? Shelley?


John CHS wrote:

Still into this James? Shelley?

Definitely in.

Ah dern. I would love for Regulators to come and defend our title. I am going to look into tickets for this. I bet flying into Charlotte would be cheap.

Allegiant air is cheap. Got my flight to worlds from Asheville for less than 150.

Winston Salem NC Bike Polo

Yea! I'm really excited to come check out Raleigh! Looking forward to it, Meesh! Also, nice website!

Jessi!! So glad you're planning on coming, girl!

Raleigh in April oh HELL yeah


Does save the date mean these are for sure the dates? Because I want to buy my train ticket asap and you can't get a refund as far as I can tell. Never traveled by train before. Any chance of a shuttle from Amtrak to the courts?

I can probably get you. My train ride to St Petersburg was boring though, bring a friend for sure!

Winston Salem NC Bike Polo

Can I be that friend?

You come to NC and ill make a trip to tally. Deal?

Winston Salem NC Bike Polo

Alison! Yes, these dates are definitely set in stone. And I can grab you, Chris, and whoever else is riding the train. It's only a handful of blocks away from my house! We're going to try and house everyone as well.

I heard something about bumping it back a week because of MOLO's tournament? Y/N?

meesh wrote:

Yes, these dates are definitely set in stone. .

meesh wrote:

Yes, these dates are definitely set in stone. .

meesh wrote:

Yes, these dates are definitely set in stone. .

meesh wrote:

Yes, these dates are definitely set in stone. .

meesh wrote:

Yes, these dates are definitely set in stone. .

I'd like to entertain that idea. Since we have lots of time in advance it is more feasible to do so if we want to. I know I said they were set in stone, but it's unfortunate that MOLO announced their tourny dates so close and said that they can't move them. I want as much SE participation as possible and having two SE tournaments back to back would definitely cut into Raleigh's participation since I know most people would rather go to MOLO. Probably doesn't effect Eastside participation as much, but if we push it back one week to make it feasible for more people that would be good. I can't go more than one week back because it's part of the Oaks and Spokes event and they're supporting us financially and promoting it.

Sooooo anyone opposed to it going to April 12-13th?

I'm all for that!
I don't want to choose between MOLO and Raleigh.

i'm opposed, as the next weekend is my anniversary (1st) and i can't really miss that for polo...haha.
but, do whats best for the majority (and your region) obviously!

agile for my size.

I've heard some pretty stellar things about the Raleigh club... I'll throw it out there that if it was the second date (12/13), I'd be super stoked to truck out there! Also, I'd be looking for a team :)

Crab shots.

pick me!!

damn! I was thinking it would be awesome to reunite John, Frankie, Shelley team. John are you already spoken for?

Not set in stone. You wanna third for me and JamesFTS?

EDIT: assuming Miah doesn't come. Then we could potentially be looking for a third.


DATES ARE NOW OFFICIALLY PUSHED BACK! I don't forsee them changing again so start planning if you can (sorry Horse, it seemed to be best for the majority of us).


Winston Salem NC Bike Polo

What's our team name Jeffery?
Very excited for a spring polo party!!

Now in freewheel flavor!!

Lookin forward to this! It'll be the farthest I've travelled for polo yet!

Registration details will be posted next week!

It's next week, whats the deal, looking to bring a team from out west.

Parks and Rec has been really slow getting back to us but I've been bothering them to give me an answer this week. Don't want to open up registration until all details are set in stone and it should be very soon! Trying to get two lighted tennis courts for the tourny so if it works it will be worth it.

Recent events may have made this possible for me.

Combination of choice: Smash + Bang


Winston Salem NC Bike Polo

Okay, two tennis courts are confirmed and we'll try to get the lights turned on too. Now we can open up registration on this FRIDAY FEBRUARY 7TH.
To register on Friday, email raleighbikepolo@gmail.com your team name and the clubs you are representing. Payment is $10 per player. Paypal your money to the same email address to reserve your spot. If you do not pay by March 15th you will lose your spot. If you have any questions feel free to drop me a line.

What time is registration opening on Friday?

Registration is now open!

Registration Info:

Fill out this form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1nDn_tgLXN5mn9oHs55ZnT1JuVBTWxS0cxRr_tG-...

& send a payment of $10/player (or $30/team) via PayPal to raleighbikepolo@gmail.com (do it by March 15th or you will lose your spot!)

Registered teams can be found here:

who needs a third for this? need to make travel plans soon

Registration filled up in 12 hours. If you are on the list right now you have ONE MONTH from tomorrow to have your entire team paid for (March 15th). If you haven't paid the full $30 by then, you will lose your spot to a waitlisted team. PayPal raleighbikepolo@gmail.com. Email us if you have team member changes and get those TBDs filled!

when was that list last updated? was wondering about current availability and such. just me

"Thou Shalt put Thy Weed in it"
CH0MB0 3:16

The list is up to date. There are definitely some teams in need of a third

Thinking about attending this. Would there be any teams interested in picking me up?

About to hook you up with big Corey.....

yo paul elledge you looking for teammates? I see two tbd/tba spots on your team...

sorry, he has me and graham. just hasn't updated yet.

Changes are reflected on the spreadsheet. There's now only TBD spots- Jeff Regan and Jeff from Winston need thirds.

Payment is due on Saturday at midnight! Those who haven't paid by then will lose their spot to the first waitlisted teams.

Got our third. Full payment has been sent.

Winston Salem NC Bike Polo

just wondering...why only 24 teams? you have 2 courts with lights, no? you can easily do more...I think there's like 8 teams on the wait list.

24 teams makes sense with 2 courts, even with lights. Those 8 teams would reduce the number of total matches on Saturday.

24 teams,12min Round Robin with ~4min downtime/stoppage = 96min/round
32 teams,12min Round Robin with ~4min downtime/stoppage = 128min/round

So, they *could* do more, but it wouldn't be "easy" (especially with all the things that delay play), and it would reduce the number of overall matches in the event. This doesn't even get into the added time required for a double elimination bracket to go from 24 to 32 teams, which at 15min per game adds an additional 60 minutes to your bracket.

Good shorthand for tournaments seems to be 12 teams per court, and lights only really take a little pressure off of organizers when things get behind schedule.

Combination of choice: Smash + Bang

Thought we were going to have lights cause they are at the location, but the electrical system is shot according to Parks so, no lights.

Plus, what Alias said. We'd rather have more playing time than waiting time for teams.

Teams are now finalized, none were dropped. Pickup will be on Friday night at our pickup courts until 10pm, food donations are rolling in as well as prizes, and an after-party with drink specials will be on Saturday night.

I am looking for a 2nd and 3rd for Team Hit and Pass. Where my hittaz at?

OMG i can't stand the wait!!!
Gonna polo my ass off this weekend!!!

Now in freewheel flavor!!

Jackson and I are searching for a third. Prefer those who are fast, rough, and drink whiskey. Would like someone neither of us has played with before (out of state players still looking?)

Winston Salem NC Bike Polo

Are the morning/afternoon teams posted somewhere?

Arnold let me know that your team needs to be in PM so I put you guys there.


Citizens of Fort Kickass are in need of a Third player for this weekend.
Jeff's got the Whiskey, I got the Weed who's got the Whoopass!!??
Get back at us!!!

Now in freewheel flavor!!

Brent from Lex/All over is heading there as a single. Not sure if he will check this before he gets there, but you guys should pick him up.

We'll take him! Feel free to have him contact me. Gave you my # to pass to him. Thanks!!!

Winston Salem NC Bike Polo

Awesome job Raleigh! Great venue, walls, and organization. Lots of pickup and the tournament finished with lots of daylight left. It was great to see all of my polo friends again and even got to meet a few new ones!


Winston Salem NC Bike Polo