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Polo Camp 2010

Welcome to Polo Camp
Saturday, May 29, 2010 - Monday, May 31, 2010
Host club: 
DC Bike Polo
Contact info: 
Court size: 
2 Full-Size Border Patrol Street Hockey Courts


DC Bike Polo invites all takers to a holiday weekend of hardcourt bike polo/extended eastside pick-up, hosted on two side-by-side full-size street hockey courts in Frederick, Maryland (45 minutes west of Baltimore, 45 minutes north of DC).

POLO EVENTS: Pick-Up, Pick-Up, and More Pick-Up; Skills Competition (Sprint, Ball Control, Power Shot, Five-Hole, Distance Accuracy, Cross-Court Lob); Throw-In Single Elimination Tournament. Both courts have lights and are reserved and permitted 10AM to 10PM on the 29th and 30th. Courts are not reserved for Monday morning the 31st, but should be available for die-hards and locals.

CAMPING: On 34 acres in nearby Adamstown, Maryland (15 minutes by car), featuring Giant Bonfire, Tasty Breakfast, Awesome BBQ Dinner (and Bangin’ Veggie Options), Sweet Sweet Kegs of Beer, Huge Fireworks, and Live Music Saturday night. Bring your own tent and gear, or let us know in advance and we'll set something up for you.

COSTS: $20 per person, due on arrival.

REGISTRATION: Let us know how much food and beer we need! Please register here and/or send me an email through my LOBP profile!

DRIVING DIRECTIONS: Email me through my LOBP profile for directions and a helpful map

OTHER: Anyone local-ish with friends in need of a good campout can invite them for Saturday night's festivities. Frederick, MD is a pretty good place to spend a Saturday.


Hill Street Park Frederick , MD
United States

Signed up

Flyer Reverse:

This will be good.

the second rule of bike polo is that you DO NOT TALK ABOUT THE TOP SECRET POLO TRAINING COMPOUND!!

this one time .. at polo camp ...

Holy mother of god, this looks incredible. I probably can't make it, though :(

fucking awesome. count me in.

So glad to see this idea finally become real. So sad that I probably won't be able to make it.


just pickup, please give me pickuppp

fuckin polo hippies!!!!

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

I'll save room in my two man tent for you sweety. <3

gonna have to wrastle me for that pretty mouth of his!


bike polo hotline

"ahgad" —woadie

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

will we actually be camping!?

RVA Bike Polo
You can't beat us on the court, but you can beat us off!!

Yes, we will be camping! There will be some modern conveniences available on an as necessary basis, but everyone will need to bring a tent and gear. If you don’t have camping gear, let us know in advance and we will line something up for you. More details on the camping will be coming soon…

Richmond, you boys better come up here for this!

nope sorry, this probably wont be any fun...

hopefully by this time i'll be a richmond boy too!

Hey meg...Its Pittsburgh Jill (Goast)
I believe I am coming to this.

Oh wait I linked this to the wrong thread.. see ya !

...those days are over.


woot woot

...those days are over.


Awesome, hope you can make it!

you had me at fireworks

bike polo hotline


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


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

definitely going to this

at least they didnt use comic sans for this

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

Somebody didn't get his money's worth at Font Camp.

West Coast Secret Polo Island Camp will be all serifs. We're classy like that.

CH0MB0 wrote:

at least they didnt use comic sans for this


DC West!!

Okay, one month out...

Please register on the LOBP Tournament page or send me an email through my profile!

On arrival.


By Bus or Air: Probably best to head for DC on Friday night, the 28th, rather than trying to get straight to Frederick. Contact Shane and Meghan (apothecary_13 and meg on LOBP) for Friday night DC housing and Saturday morning rides to Frederick. Let them know when you need to catch the ride home as well, and we can make sure you make your Sunday night/Monday morning trip.

Driving: Email me through my LOBP profile for directions. Friday night or Saturday morning arrivals are both fine, we’ll have a campfire going late on Friday for those coming straight to camp. People driving from the south could also stop in DC Friday night -- contact Shane and Meghan for housing.

Courts are reserved starting at 10AM, so we can get going early! If you are driving in on Saturday morning you can head to camp and stake out your spot, or come straight to the courts and deal with camp set-up later. Pick-up games on both courts all morning. Skills challenge on Court 2 in the afternoon, and teams will be drawn for Sunday mini-tournament. More pick-up on both courts until the lights go out, 10PM. BBQ dinner at camp starts around 8:00 -8:30 though…set your priorities! Live bands at camp starting around 9:00.

Breakfast at camp around 9:00, courts open up at 10. Pick-up all morning. Mini-tournament in the afternoon. More pick-up on both courts until 10PM. We’ll fire up the grills at camp again on Sunday evening – BYO foods.

Courts are not reserved, but should be open if you need to settle a challenge match or something...

Anyone local-ish with friends in need of a good campout can invite them for Saturday night's festivities. Frederick, MD is a pretty good place to spend a Saturday.

also to reiterate: CAMP you should bring camping gear of some kind.


Anyone planning on Friday night camping?

I would like to try to make Friday night camping so I can get time to reconnect with the polo world I feel so detached from! Hopefully there will be other players in Baltimore by then. Baby JJ understands my struggle! I also need to secure a ride which shouldn't be a problem.

friday evening MARC train to DC and we'll get you there

they don't allow bikes on the trains. i'm frowning as hard as i possibly can right now.

Friday evening Amtrak to DC? I think you've just gotta let them know you're bringing a bike ahead of time.

DC West!!


Will camp Friday night if noone needs housing in DC or rides Saturday am. Arlyn and I as 3 spaces open in 6 person tent, 3 on condo futon/floor Friday, and maybe 2 spaces in the car.

Will await deployment orders from the Murphys.

DC West!!

Just wanted to say that I hope this all goes really well because it looks amazing.

I'm so jealous.

Awesome. Don't think i can make it, but it will be awesome.

MALICE for the people.

I may either take the bolt bus or the amtrak (good suggestion, jess). I don't have any camping supplies anymore as they all got ruined while I was living in Savannah. I may be able to borrow a sleeping bag from someone here in town but as far as a tent goes... who needs a bunkmate?! I'll bring plenty of boh!

guess what, you just got a buddy!


amtrak you need a bike box and it costs like 60 bucks, check the website to be sure but thats how it was last year

Anyone coming through Central Kentucky/ Cinci area? I need a ride


Who can pick up Lexington? We need to make this happen!

DC West!!

yuh yuh yuh yuh yuh yuh yuh yuh yuh yuh yuh yuh yuh



wtf is this post. what'd you delete baker??

i'll probably be driving down early saturday morning... if theres anyone along the way that i can pick up, i can fit a few people. coming from central new york (syracuse area).

question.. does the $20 include tournament fee and camping fee?


Awesome! Glad you can make it! Yes, $20 covers the courts and the camping, drinking water, Saturday dinner, Sunday breakfast...

great, thanks!

hey ottawa... if any of you want to come to this and need a ride.. i'd be happy to drive you from/to syracuse if you can take a bus down here to meet me. i can fit 3, 4 uncomfortably. let me know.

I'm in. count it

chombo 3:16

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


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


That's my team mate!!!!! or was anyway :)

CH0MB0 wrote:

I'm in. count it

chombo 3:16

good call man. glad we did this.

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

For all you folks coming into DC Friday or earlier get in touch with the Murphy's for a place to crash

sunofabitch, I can't make it anymore. Brainfart, have fun guys

how do i get in touch with murphys? i'm thinking of just getting up at 4am on saturday and driving in really early.. should get me there by 9 or 9:30. would that be okay?

Hey Quinn, no problem. If you are coming in Saturday morning its probably best to go straight to Frederick. Send me an email through here and I will get you directions to camp and courts.

I have finally gathered a group of bike people in Syracuse that are really want to learn to play polo. We are planning to start playing next week. I have a few mallets.... but, If anyone has any mallets that they can donate to the new Syracuse hardcourt Bike Polo club, we would greatly appreciate it! New, used, heavily used but still functional.. we'll take em!

If you have an extra mallet that you can part with, please bring it to polo camp and give it to me so I am ready to get the ball rolling in Syracuse. hoping to have a tournament by the end of the summer. WOOOOO.

thanks in advance!

Hey as of today 5/24, polo camp attendance is...
Pittsburgh Crew represent: Jill "Goast Hamberg" Nintze, Greg "Rough Touch" Russo, Chad "Mad Milk" Sedlak, Devin "Texas Penny" Tucker, Brad "Q" Quartuccio, Jeff "G-hole" Guerrero, Jon "Danza Legs" Lomax

...those days are over.


Awesome! Pittsburgh Represent!

Glad to see a bunch of Pittsburgh folks headed this way!

I need a head count...who will be arriving Friday into DC.
We were planning on waiting for whomever needs a ride from DC to Frederick and then heading out late Friday.
If you're headed in on Saturday I would suggest going straight to Frederick.

Send me an email or call me if you want to meet us in DC on Friday.

Hell yes girl! Can' t wait to see you all again. I sent you a text but I'll post it here too.. I know my truck/passenger will be heading down Friday night. I know Brad is riding his bike down to the site and was anticipating arrival on Friday but I don't know if it is definite as its 180 miles of trail. Would we have a spot to crash on Friday? We will just go into DC?

...those days are over.


Also...its not big deal to set up camp at night.

...those days are over.


Hey There!
Of course you are welcome to come into DC but I think Eric is right....you should probably just head straight to Frederick since it's closer

Coming in from Pittsburgh you should just head to the camp -- you'd have to drive past it to get to DC anyway, plus Meg and Shane are planning to come up to camp late Friday night. Shoot me an email and I will send you directions.

280 miles of trail. Leaving tomorrow morning. Hopefully I'll see everyone Friday night.

Safe travels. See you in a few days.

fuck ur face

by that he means... ?
a. he has kept your plazma at the right temp. and will be ready with a transfusion upon arrival in plain view of mrs murphy
b. has a cot inside a mosquito tent courtside, will bring you drinks, snacks, and rub your tired little leggy wegs between games
c. even after your your long journey you will be expected to join in on ritual FOUR drinking
d. all of the above
really sucks the slayers are missing this one... have fun everyone we will see you soon in ny

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

Oh shit yeah.. 280 miles...you can make it Brad for sure. I know I'll be there Friday night if you arrive.

Another player is coming from Pittsburgh...Rob "Hawk" Hawk , not sure if he is arrving Friday. I'll find out tonight.

...those days are over.


Goast Hamberg wrote:

Rob "Hawk" Hawk ,

wait, there's more?

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

yeah buddy! Pittsburgh rolls deep!

...those days are over.


yeah philly? where are you?

...those days are over.


Hey, where are those philly kids at?

Polo Camp: Now with prizes, give-aways, and beer from Pabst!

if any of ya's has an extra tent or ground cloth or whatever chombo would really really appreciate it if he could borrow it for the weekend

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

No problem, I have an extra tent that no one has claimed yet, so you're good. I think I have an extra sleeping bag too, but I won't be able to check until tomorrow afternoon...

Hey Chombo, email or call meg/shane as soon as you can to let them know your arrival info in DC...

24 hours out. Grabbed the prizes from PBR. Let me say this: You wanna win the Skills Comp. Or be DFL.

Good times, DC. Real good times.

BIGUPSDEN3! I'mma get Greg back for taking my lunch money in overtime, count on it.

Get him good.

Hell yeah, this was great. Polo camp success on all fronts! Really awesome courts and company. Let's do it again sometime, eh?

And yes, so very proud to have 8 players from Pittsburgh come through.

Thank you thank you thank you!!! Perfect start to the summer for sure! Thanks Eric! Thanks DC! Thanks everybody who came! Baltimore (the lonely oriole) needed a weekend like this for what seemed like an eternity.

Thanks everyone for coming, Polo Camp was a blast. If you post photos, please put up a link, we wanna see them! Also, I want to see a photo of wherever the sign ended up -- ya'll gotta bring it back for 2011!

Here's a REALLY lo-res phone photo. Looks like I missed out on some good times Sunday night. See you next year, but hopefully much sooner.

polo fotos: http://www.flickr.com/photos/abelligerentsilence/4657087390/in/set-72157...

noticeably stoned

Such a great time, playing, meeting people, farting... Next year can't come soon enough, try and get the bears under wraps next time.

Camp and the Saturday set-up crew:

Sunday (with group photos):

someone teach this guy how to open a bottle of champagne!

eric, great job. you went all out with covering all the angles & thanks to the rest of DC for pitching in. this weekend was crazy fun like pensacola was, (party-wise)...the games were good and I really like the courts. they may be big but it lets you go full throttle, and the surface was sweet. I'd definitely go back to play there again. thanks Ian for slaying it with us, and greg, just keep doing what you're doing man, you got potential and most importantly you want it! nice to meet the rest of you strangers-no-more. see y'all soon at ESPI, bring it. I'll be wearing my magic hat that gives me super powers. kakakakakaka

chombo 3:16

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

Man this place looks like it would be awesome for a Bench Minor tournament