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PDX III: 3/31 - 4/1 (Portland, OR)

Saturday, March 31, 2012 - Sunday, April 1, 2012
Host club: 
Portland Bike Polo
Contact info: 
pete.abram@gmail.com
Court size: 
2 courts with full boards

Prepare yourselves for the Polo Domination Xhibit III! To be held on March 31st and April 1st at the lovely Alberta Park. 24 team limit, $45 a team til 3/24, $60 a team within a week of the tournament.

First day: bring a team! Swiss rounds then single elimination of 4, maybe 8 depending on time and sunlight. You're allowed to play with your regular team, but don't you do that enough already?

Second day: big toss! But it will be a strategic big toss, we don't want 3 players from the top 4 teams of the first day to be on the same team. It'll be all mathematical and unbiased and such, don't worry.

Highly encouraged: mixing up your team, relaxing, bank shots, finally trying that one move in a tournament (you know the one I'm talking about).

Mandatory: helmets, having fun, bicycles, a great attitude.

Banned: being a dick, reffing, killing the moment, being that guy, not having fun.

****OFFICIAL REGISTRATION****

$45 per team until 11:59pm on Fri 3/23, $60 per team after that. Payments should to via paypal to ebcrandall@gmail.com - the price isn't determined by when you register, it's determined by when you pay.

Free agents may list themselves on the google doc, but you cannot register for the tournament without a team. Since the second day will be a big toss, all TBDs need to be filled by the end of Sun 3/25. We absolutely need there to be full teams for the big toss to work.

Here is the google doc link for registration: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0Am5ozEdntjrcdDBMel9la0dtS1d...

Location

Rose City Park
2292 NE 62nd Ave
Portland, OR
United States

Signed up

2 alberta parks!

jesus could pdx throw any more tournaments this year?

boner patrol

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The only reason anyone does anything.
For the lulz.

boner-2-boner

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carve. smash. eat shit.

Space docking!

Midwest is best!!

I will be back from Austin for this with some new moves a new game and a beautiful outlook on life. Free agent status is officially up. get at me if you wanna get together for some smashing fun and board running action! bank shot goals all day! Woot!

Yo Dawg I heard you like redundancies so we got a PIN number for your PIN

Damn, this definitely sweetens the draw!

Alas, two trips to PDX is not in my polo budget.

timtim this is my birthday weekend, april 1st indeed. we should play together, u me sasha no?

Tim Tim How the H ya gonna play in Austin and Portland the same weekend . CAn i jump on that time machine too

"So this is how it ends"MACHINE

Donnie, I will be in Portland. I thought you was gonna be in ATX for the SC Qualifier, If not I would play with you fo sho. Machine, my Timetravelteleportationdevice is still in testing last time i used it I started turning into a frog. Took me weeks to get back to normal.

Yo Dawg I heard you like redundancies so we got a PIN number for your PIN

Need 1st day team, out-of-towners, get at me.

I'm getting at you! I'll be in PDX from 3/18 through the tourney. VT polo bringing it

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

I like that you'll be around beforehand, so let's play together. Time to find a third!

Pick me up Pete! I had a blast playing with you last time I was in town. And you know you want some of this lefty magic in yer corner.

Ride, bake, polo, repeat.

I'm down with that if CDEES is!

u me timtim, no?

I've already played with Timtim in 2 tournaments, looking for something new and exciting and innuendo-inducing.

Tempting....

Okay catfish, I'm going to move my mouth like this...

play with me, Martin! I'll set you up for more big fat goals than you can handle in one sitting.

I'll play with you pete

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If you aren't sinning, Jesus died for nothing.

you two should get at david from germany...ogad...i should keep my trap shut...lefty devastation...

slayers are only slayers if the slay out of town...

Free agent

Wish this would have been announced earlier. I was looking for a reason to visit Cascadia the last week of March.

Now I have to go to ATX! BOO HOO!!!!

****OFFICIAL REGISTRATION****

$45 per team until 11:59pm on Fri 3/23, $60 per team after that. Payments should to via paypal to ebcrandall@gmail.com - the price isn't determined by when you register, it's determined by when you pay.

Free agents may list themselves on the google doc, but you cannot register for the tournament without a team. Since the second day will be a big toss, all TBDs need to be filled by the end of Sun 3/25. We absolutely need there to be full teams for the big toss to work.

Here is the google doc link for registration: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0Am5ozEdntjrcdDBMel9la0dtS1d...

Fate, she smiles at me.

Free agent!

Yo, might be down to team up.. I'd like to get a team nailed down... Any luck yet? Cheers, tom

Hydronics at g-mail

pretty sure ima gonna need a team for this

i'll play with you.

alright me and Donnie pepper need a third for this thing, anybody wanna join us?

Yo Dawg I heard you like redundancies so we got a PIN number for your PIN

I'll take that spot!

So tempting to make a road trip up for this... thinkin' about it... I'll hafta check
with the boss on this one...

Lefty Bullshit!

I cannot resist being there for this!

Ride, bake, polo, repeat.

Free agent looking for two more...

probably too seriously...

www.eighthinch.com

Done. You me and Mattx2?

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If you aren't sinning, Jesus died for nothing.

sorrry Mark, your a bit late as I am already taken... Hooray for mixed city teams!!!!!

probably too seriously...

www.eighthinch.com

Just wanted to throw out the idea of Sasha and myself, but it would probably be pretty awesome to play with non-Portland folk.

I am going to be playing with Sasha for this; we need a third to complete this team. Anyone interested?

im playing with evan and lefty joe!!! boom

so register up! the tournament organizers want those undecided folk to see how many people are coming so we can fill as many slots as possible.

to eric:
all paid up. i think i owe you one dollar because of pay pal but ill hit you with that and a beer when i get there.

gotcha!

probably too seriously...

www.eighthinch.com

Okay so I convinced Donnie to stay here in Austin and qualify with Zach and Marco. this means I still need two others for this one, Joel, I'd play with you, Mark Davis you too, Sahsa? Teresa? somebody lemme know

Yo Dawg I heard you like redundancies so we got a PIN number for your PIN

I think Sasha, T, and you could be a good combo, especially since you're playing with T and me in the co-ed...

You, me and Sasha. Done deal! Now let's get a team name and register already! This is going to be awesome!

(Sorry. This is Teresa, just pretending to be Pete, because I forgot to log him off before commenting.)

Ignore the woman behind the curtain!

Mix city teams!

Yo Timmy! I'm on your team. ;)

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If you aren't sinning, Jesus died for nothing.

If you are still looking to play. Drew and I are looking for a third.
Let me know.

fuck ur face

I'll hit the ball with you guys for sho

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If you aren't sinning, Jesus died for nothing.

sorry we already found someone.

fuck ur face

Once again it seems I have been swooped up by the faster more organized players of the poloverse. my team for PDXIII will consist of Teresa, Sasha, and myself. It seems the ladies of polo are far to fast for most of us guys, and Sasha, well we already knew he was organized( that's why he's el presidente).

Yo Dawg I heard you like redundancies so we got a PIN number for your PIN

I too am looking for a team...

Not a free agent, but thanks for asking.. "35yearsonyoufuckers" team name just in case you were wondering.

Matt Messenger
"Messmann"
bikepologuru.com
seattlebikepolo
since 1998

Messy, heard you were coming to this, are you bringing the fam? I'd love to see them again, oh, and play polo with you.

Yo Dawg I heard you like redundancies so we got a PIN number for your PIN

Kinda spontaneous but I just registered as a free agent. I'm driving up w/ a couple of LA players.
But so far, I'm teamless... Anyone need a Lefty on their team???

Lefty Bullshit!

Nom nom nom we got you

Are we to late lefty

Yah, I will be playing on Joel's team... Thanx tho!

Lefty Bullshit!

yeh man, thats the plan. just bringing little girly with me. should be cray cray! zie can wait to wade in the polo waters with PDXers again and other homies.

Matt Messenger
"Messmann"
bikepologuru.com
seattlebikepolo
since 1998

Heyo, I'm looking for a round trip from east van or maybe Seattle to this. If you think you can accommodate me please holler...

slayers are only slayers if the slay out of town...

(@ Joel---->) Yes!!! this shall be a grand affair!

Lefty Bullshit!

El Presidente, Teresa, and timtim plan to represent at this one! be ready for some fun to fun polo at this thing!

Yo Dawg I heard you like redundancies so we got a PIN number for your PIN

anyone looking for housing, please contact me!

oh, I really did drunkenly refer to myself in the third person......................................................hehehe

Yo Dawg I heard you like redundancies so we got a PIN number for your PIN

Pete- I would be in need of a housing hookup. I am driving up Friday. And leaving Sunday evening right after the tourney. Any floors or couches relatively close to the courts?

Lefty Bullshit!

Shane Murphy and I are still looking for that third spot on our crusher team. So of anyone still wants to come holla at us.

Just arranged to be there for saturday. Sunday is a work day sadly. What's up?

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The only reason anyone does anything.
For the lulz.

Also, who should I talk to regarding housing for friday night? 4 bodies.

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The only reason anyone does anything.
For the lulz.

HEY, YOU PEOPLE, THE ONES WHO ARE COMING TO THE TOURNAMENT! We need your help with something. Something fun.

We will be giving out small token awards for various feats accomplished during the weekend. Of course you'll see the ones you're familiar with like best crash, DFL, and 1st/2nd/3rd.

But we're also trying to think of other awards to give, here are a few of our current ideas:

Most Skids
Bunnyrabbit Award (hopping!)
Best Trickshot
Most Apologetic (in conjunction with the No Worries Award)
Vulgarity Award

and so on... yet we can't think of enough. If you're coming to the tournament and you post a great idea here, we will consider it. We want to give out as many of these as we can, and I promise you, they won't be *completely* useless prizes...

I like Best Heckle. Even better was when Machine won it on a heckle by Shriver in Scottish.

Another idea: the top dabber. Relatedly, the NASCAR, for best crash. Or the Earnhardt for most circles around the goal without a shot or pass.

Most dabber for sure, and how about sweetest old polo bike and shittest polo bike! Or oldest combined aged team, years playing and years old!!!! Biggest pouter!Opps, Kremin and Alexis won't be there.. award for most own goals!!!!!!!! Can't wait to win that. Any whoo, its going to be fun as hell.

Matt Messenger
"Messmann"
bikepologuru.com
seattlebikepolo
since 1998

Sheesh, you really wanna win something eh messy?

Okay catfish, I'm going to move my mouth like this...

eh!

Matt Messenger
"Messmann"
bikepologuru.com
seattlebikepolo
since 1998

Fucking hapy as fuckall about this weekend
truth

i just looked at the reg and picking up my jaw

Could not agree more!

probably too seriously...

www.eighthinch.com

****** UPDATE ******

Friday 3-30:
-General debauchery and shenanigans. Location TBD. Get in touch with any of the Portland Bike Polo people on Friday for details. There are so many bars/polo players near the court that we'll figure out the location as people roll in.

Saturday 3-31:
-10am at Alberta Park. Games start at 11am. You'll need time to set-up rain coverage and get beer, so come early.
-Each team will play 6 swiss round games(!!!) and then there will be a 4 team(6?) single elimination playoff for the "win". After, we'll announce what teams are for Sunday. Finish time ~7pm with prizes after.

Sunday 4-1: Games start at 10am Sunday morning. Each team will play 6 swiss round games and then the top 6 will single elimination playoff for the "win". Finish time ~7pm with prizes after.

Notes:
-No one's coming to "win" this thing are they? 'Cause.... I'm pretty sure out "funning" your opponents is the main goal.
-Games are 12 minutes or first to five. Beer point if it's a tie at the end of regulation.
-It's going to be 50 and raining this weekend - Bring rain gear. Tarp city is highly encouraged!
-We have alcohol permits!

http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?CityName=Portland&state=OR&site...

probably too seriously...

www.eighthinch.com

Oh, and awards... so far, we have 23 individual merits to give away that doesn't include 1/2/3 place!

probably too seriously...

www.eighthinch.com

*** LOCATION CHANGE ***

The parks dept. has decided to revoke our use of the second court at Alberta Park, so we'll be playing at Rose City Park instead. The location has been updated.

also, it looks like folks are trying to rally for pick-up tonight at Rose City Park.... the tournament organizers have things to do, but I'd be surprised if there weren't enough folks for games tonight around 8ish. Lights on til 11 on the dot.

Looks like 0% chance of dry.

Epic weekend ahead!

Someone share an updateskie?

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Credo quia absurdum

The update is that Portland tournaments are da bomb diggidiest. Messy's choice was good, 'cuz he choose arlyn to hammer in the last nail.

Pictures won't do it justice.

Thank you Portland for making great polo!

Everybody won besides the rain, which was thoroughly defeated with extreme prejudice.

Thanks for coming!

PDX made such a mud bath an epic reason to come play more polo. Felt as if I was at Woodstock. Thanks for all the support Cecily, and others for their generous offers on my broken down vanagon. Sorry I didn't get a drunk as everyone else, Its Viviana's fault. Right? Which she won "most likely to succeed" award this weekend. Great time and polo gals and guys!!! Count it!

Matt Messenger
"Messmann"
bikepologuru.com
seattlebikepolo
since 1998

Thanks for the grand affair PDX, already looking forward to the next one.

Messman, you said you filmed a game of ours (ashland) Saturday, can i get it?

I said that? Well, I don't think I took any video. Yep just checked, only took three pictures of my kid! sorry.

Matt Messenger
"Messmann"
bikepologuru.com
seattlebikepolo
since 1998

yeah you were in the corner at the end of our game with your camera (phone?), wishful thinking I suppose, oh well, thanks anyway.

Thank you Portland and everyone who came to play the muddiest polo. Mud was never half as fun before this weekend passed. 'Twas another fantastic polo weekend in Cascadia; thanks everyone for making this southerner feel at home in the north! As always, I cannot wait to come back for more.

Ride, bake, polo, repeat.