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Sunbelt Confernce Championship: Wild West Showdown

Wild West Showdown
Saturday, May 26, 2012 - Sunday, May 27, 2012
Host club: 
ABQ Bike Polo
Contact info: 
watson.bob82@gmail.com
Court size: 
140 ft x 60 ft

An exclusive state versus state bench style tournament.

Invited states are AZ, CO, KS, OK, NM, NV, TX, WY

If your state is wild and in the west, speak up and we might let you play.

Format will be teams of 6-8 players (teams of 6 are allowed 1 out of region player, with teams of up to 8 allowed). We suggest a team captain to facilitate rotation as this will be enforced. Rules will be announced but will definitely include a hockey style shootout if a tie occurs.

We are expecting full rosters from AZ, NV, NM, hopefully CO and TX too. If your state can’t roster the full 6 try joining forces with another invited club. If you think you can field two teams let us know. Limit of 8 teams.

Matches will be two 25 minute halves with a 5-10 minute halftime.

Uniform shirts are mandatory. They can be whatever you want, so long as everyone on your team is wearing the same color. Make a post on what color you want. Unfortunately, NM will be yellow because Robin cannot play wearing any other color. Uniform color will be the first team to post first choice, one post per state, then confirmed 2 weeks before tournament.
Court is a 140 ft x 60 ft outdoor roller hockey rink, with 2-3 feet tall concrete walls, rounded corners, and a 6 foot fence on top of that. Surface is single-slab float-finish concrete with no cracks (really nice court). There are benches for each team as well as entry/exit doors for rotating players quickly, and the dreaded penalty boxes!

Lights are non-existent so show up at 9am, games start 10am sharp. All games will end by 8pm (sunset).

Housing. Santa Fe has a small club now so hopefully some clubs will be able to stay up there. Everyone else is welcome to make the drive with ABQ (1 hour door to court). It should be nice out so if you're down with backyard camping please let us know. Santa Fe is at 7000 ft. so it will be cool but sunny; bring layers and sunscreen. Full Lunch will be provided and AM bagels and fruit.

3 vs. 3 tournament is dependent on attendance. We hope to have enough teams to stay busy both Saturday and Sunday with the bench style tournament; if turnout is low we will do the bench style tournament on Saturday and have a 3 vs. 3 double elimination tournament on Sunday.

We should have lots of prizes and give-aways for everyone. Our sponsors are providing great gear!

Location

Herb Martinez Park
2240 Camino Carlos Rey
Santa Fe, NM
United States

Signed up

Yo... Is my new Mac Desk top trippn' or what?.. I dont see CA up in this bitch. Talk to me player!!

"We don't need no education"

Hey David, I'm in if you wanna go fuck shit up? We need to rep Cali. Unless they are scared!

Deaddog- sacbikepolo

Thats what it smells like!!. yo Bob If ur scared go to church!!. Ha,

"We don't need no education"

This is our 3rd year having a tournament. Never seen you here. Jouche, Fraggle and Machine are the only Cali's to represent. You guys have your western conference champs in Portland, trying to get other cities/states involved in bench minor action.

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hey Bob, did you get my email?

BOBwire wrote:

This is our 3rd year having a tournament. Never seen you here. Jouche, Fraggle and Machine are the only Cali's to represent. You guys have your western conference champs in Portland, trying to get other cities/states involved in bench minor action.

And me.

Sorry Dus, plus you'll always be AZ for me.

All your shots are block by I.

So we are NOT invited? No Cali team? I'm sure we could do this.

Deaddog- sacbikepolo

check out post #27 below

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Im in on this!

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for 15% off @ state bike co.
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Were's Utah in this mix. Looks like you were going for every state that toaches NM, but why Wyoming and Vegas?
You can't forget about your 4Corner brother. And you could be Cordial ask MEXICO to play in this since your state is named after them.
Pistolero you know why man, when you are not invited to a party you have to throw your own FIESTA. Hope this goes good NEW MEXICO so it will be a annual event. Goodluck

You make the rules and I'll play the game.

Utah is more than welcome to post, but since they've only made one tournament showing (Tempe 3), didn't think they would make it.

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Did you get a little too much BEST COAST polo in Tempe?

Ride, bake, polo, repeat.

LOL..DID YA?

Peace to all the Gods and the Earths!

Not really, we only played Santa Cruz and PDX-pats. 1L/1W.

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Awwwwpppppp!

"wear a face mask or duck" - Tall George
stick 2 da code, stop snitchin'
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I like this idea :)

winner of ours plays winner of yours? champion gets a golden railroad spike??

just curious, why are those 8 states the only ones invited?

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carve. smash. eat shit.

I know OK got invited based solely on how hard we polo and not on the fact that we're a neighboring state.

PFFFFFTTTT....

Cadabbers - "We will literally stab you"

drizz wrote:

just curious, why are those 8 states the only ones invited?

They are the closest cities to us, and trying to get different teams involved in Bench style action. West coast has the conference champs, Midwest has the battle for midwest. Gotta reward teams who've come to our past tournaments. Ask Scooter or Maxxx, they know what's up.

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"If your state is wild and in the west, speak up and we might let you play"

Cadabbers - "We will literally stab you"

We are the ones that put the WILD on the West!!

"We don't need no education"

Cali is too refined, I mean Beverly Hills, Napa Valley, a Mediterranean climate. I said Wild west not Mild west

All your shots are block by I.

"Mild west" made me "ha"

Cadabbers - "We will literally stab you"

For real wheres the love for Cali?!

Much love Cali, except for no love, but I think he like's it that way. j/k. We are much more open to having a non LA/San Fran Cali Team come out. Basically we are trying to invite cities who did not get invites to other bench style tournaments. Ask Santa Cruz and Sac see if they'll make a team with you and you could still bring 2 LA heads to make a team of 8.

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This is a great way of handling city invites. Portland bike polo would love to include every city willing to travel to Portland for our bench style tournament, but it's just not logistically possible with 1 court. Every club who wants to play in a bench style tournament should have an opportunity to.

So if TX wants to play, we organize our own team then come to you and say we wanna play? I guarantee we can field a team, but this sign up is a bit vague

Get rad

The essence of New Mexico is vagueness. Don't rely on rules and regulations for registration. Put your foot in the door (it's open by the way) and you'll be welcomed with open arms and the mild tingling sensation that accompanies the chile. If you can make it and can field the team just send Mr. Wire a word and I'll be damned if he doesn't kiss both your cheeks when you come barreling into town, guns blazing or not.

traitor!!! Give me a week or so to figure registration/rules out. Was just contacted by Pete and trying to get this in line with other bench style tournaments. Miss you Jake.

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There's no mention in the explanation. Are the benches provided or not? There's bagels and fruit, but nothing about the seating arrangement.

This is all hilarious. Glad to be floating around the Poloverse drinking my wine and biding my time.

"So this is how it ends"MACHINE

I'm a native of the 505, but I live in Alabama now. If I can swing the scheduling, can I swing a spot on a Wild West Team? I distinctly recall last year's desert bench minor being one of the hi-lights of my polo year.

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Cadabbers - "We will literally stab you"

Jacques, was great playing with you last year but the NM team is looking pretty full right now. Your best bet might be contacting some of the other invited clubs and seeing if you can play as an out of region team member. There might be a B team from NM or another state that could also be a possibility. Once I get a better figure on who's coming I'll let you know.

All your shots are block by I.

2x where is the Cali Love?
Even though I know who i'll be repping with..TULSA!

Peace to all the Gods and the Earths!

BOBwire wrote:

Much love Cali, except for no love, but I think he like's it that way. j/k. We are much more open to having a non LA/San Fran Cali Team come out. Basically we are trying to invite cities who did not get invites to other bench style tournaments. Ask Santa Cruz and Sac see if they'll make a team with you and you could still bring 2 LA heads to make a team of 8.

Plenty of Cali Love just not for SF and LA, sorry.

All your shots are block by I.

So it turns out you took Phil to his first day of Polo? And then Phil brought polo to Oklahoma, interesting! I look forward to playing with you.

The mini bench minor we played at the last tournament here was so much fun! Definitely will try to make it to this!

We'll be there Bob. 6 hours driving for polo now is a gd hop skip jump after a few trips to Tempe, KS and Austin. Can't wait! Also aiming for Friendlierest.

Thanks Colorado looking forward to some awesome match-ups. We are currently setting up the rules and registration with the other bench tournaments going on this year in hopes of a larger championship some where in the not to distant future.
If any other state knows if they are planning on coming we would appreciate the notice. As of now I have loose confirmations from NM, CO, AZ and TX. If people from OK, KA, WY and NV could let us know if there is a good chance of you coming out (or not) would appreciate (doesn't have to be definite) just trying to see how many teams and from where.

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Yes,Tulsa is working to coordinate with all the OK clubs to put together a team and I feel there is a good chance we will be there.

How many other Oklahoma Polo clubs are there? I thought you all were the only active one.

Bring lots of bandaids...

Newb...

sup bob.
not definite, but a vegas team is fixing to make a showing.

pass

texas will definitely have a team if not two submitted.

also. don't give one to OK unless they are FOR SURE going to play. it would be unfortunate to give that spot up to them if they aren't going to fulfill...

this goes for all. PLEASE COMMIT AND BE COMMITTED. and if something happens that would change your ability and you know WELL IN ADVANCE please don't hold out on notification as there are plenty of others i'm sure that would step in if allowed.

and i like that LA and SF are not invited. hahaha. sorry but the rest of us over here haven't had this format played before ever as a group...thank you for that ABQ.

were there enough CAPITAL words in there?

Get rad

yeah, this tournament thread is not dead. I think we will until the end of April before we make teams commit will have poster up soon too! looking forward to playing with all you South Centralies. And I think there should be plenty of room, doesn't look like KA or WY will have a team.

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I would love to play but it doesn't look like anyone from Denton/Dallas wants t make the drive. Any teams looking for another player?

So I dont think I am going to the pdx BM (sketchy dates) but I still want to play in this "season" just as a free agent for another city and play through the "season" with them.. Hey Phx n tempe!

Just couse we dint get invited (L.A) doesnt mean we're not attending!! Rolln' with the Las Vegas hommies.. see u there Chandel!!

"We don't need no education"

:)

"We don't need no education"

Awesome David glad you can make it out here, also if any other LA people want to play there will probably be a "B" team from either TX or NM that will most likely be able to pick up a player. We will know for sure at end of April.
***UNLESS a non LA/SF California still wants to send a team let us know and we will reserve the 8th spot for you.***

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I have lots of space in ABQ for people who need a place to stay. Santa Fe has some really cheap hotels on south Cerillos Road. Let me know if you need housing or transportation from the airport or where ever. We can help coordinate. Hope to see some new heads out!!!

Robin C.
505-918-4483

OK, We finally have the poster, but now we need to know who is really coming and who is not. Please confirm team rosters and your teams preferred jersey colors. A simple post will do. I'll give everyone 1 week to respond before I come hunting you down.

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Any citys need a lefty for this? Let me know soon looking at flights now! I'll play on any team any city, pick me up. Good all around player.

Deaddog- sacbikepolo

Joe, I'd really recommend waiting on making plans outside California, there may just be some plans in the works down here.

polopolopolopolopolopolopolopolopolopolopolopolopolopolopolopolo

....WUT.

pass

Sara, let me know asap! Been diein to come and play with my LA HOMMIES!

Deaddog- sacbikepolo

Check yo facebook! I messaged you for a mailing address a little bit ago.

polopolopolopolopolopolopolopolopolopolopolopolopolopolopolopolo

Hey danya stop trolling LOBP and picking players off our tournament. I know you guys are sad because you didn't get an invite but show some love to your SW clubs and support the rest of us. Plus I was actually hoping to see Pistolero out here.

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This is the Santa Fe Court!

Are we playing water polo? who's that chick on the court they look hot!

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Hey Bob - The Panaracer Tires came in...
I think you have their art work.
We need to add them to the sponsor list, please.

It should be fun...RIGHT?

Vegas needs a few more players.
California welcomed.
Text me (70two)two17-6five86

Fixinthestreets

Got my plane ticket.

I'm guessing we will be claiming black for our team color.

Let us know when you land me or robin can pick you up from the airport

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Oh thanks, but I think Dave is leaving his car there for me then riding in with you or robin, as of right now, but if things change I will let you know

Santa Fe has several players who are looking for a team.

It should be fun...RIGHT?

we're leaving here on thursday, and plan on arriving on friday.
we'll meet all of you before the tourney.

pass

u guys spelled Championship wrong on the poster.. just saying

"We don't need no education"

What? you never heard of a chamionship? Thanks now we will have something to razz Robin about tonight at polo; and he is supposed to be our most educated player, I guess they don't teach spelling at CalPoly.
Plus are you still playing with Vegas? get your LA peeps to help fill out their roster.

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Oops! I was never good at spelling. It's getting close!

Colorado has a team, we are working on a roster, we like light blue. Roster as of today says, Tall George, Duncan, Jeff C., Erin, Brandon, Nick. I will update as these square state kids get it together.

That will never work.

i think you can safely add max and jill to that roster

I'll be there. So will Jill. Light Blue? We'll see what we can do.

OK, Looks like we have a couple of teams paying attention.
Team colors are as follows
NM - Yellow
CO - Blue (light)
NV - Black

AZ, TX and OK we're still waiting. Get yo shit together for the polo!

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I actually prefer cobalt, but whatevs.

Austin is trying to get some folks together for this. When do we have to let you guys know something?

Fuck off

It would help by next Wednesday, that is when we are getting the food and that is probably the only logistical thing we have to worry about. If you don't know by then still come we just might have eaten all the food. If you need housing let me or Robin know, I believe his house is still available (both in ABQ).

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We are showing up but some of us were wondering what we were looking at in terms of entry fee

It should be pretty low, I'm thinking no more than $10 a person

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Current Team colors

NM- yellow
CO - Blue or cobalt for nick
NV - Black
TX - Purple

I've heard from NOD that AZ is coming but haven't heard what color shirt
Oklahoma, anything?

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NMb - White

It should be fun...RIGHT?

can we guess what az's color is gonna be?
i guess orange.

pass

Damn. Go figure. Orange it is. See you guys soon

Not Yet....Not Yet.

So for all who are driving into SF. The main exit (St. Francis Rd) from I-25 is currently closed due to construction.
So if you are coming from the north exit at Old Pecos Trail and continue onto the access road I belive is Rodeo to Camino Carlos Rey (a few miles).

If you are coming from the south take (Cerrillos Road Exit):
Exit I-25 at Cerrillos road and go about 4.3 miles north.
Take a Right on Camino Carlos Rey and go down about 0.7 miles.
Take a Right on Las Casitas.
The rink is on the right.

From Train Station:
Take the bike path back down the tracks to Siringo Road.
Go Right on Siringo Road about 1.1 miles.
Take a Left on Camino Carlos Rey.
Take a Right on Las Casitas.
The rink is on the right-there is a parking lot next to it.

Let me know if you need directions, a place to stay or any details on good eats in ABQ and SF.

For those who are staying in ABQ at my house or at Bob's there is a Critical Mass ride at ~6PM on Friday. Last month we had ~150 people riding. I was planning on partying at my house on Saturday evening after polo, which is a tradition by now.

On Saturday evening around 9:30PM there is our bi-weekly Poker Ride. You show up (with beers, etc...) buy-in for $5 (optional) and get a card at each stop. The best hand wins the pot. Last time the pot was $155.

If we are too tired to do the Poker Ride we (ABQ) may go and then show up at my house for the last stop and then PARTY!

It really depends on when people get to ABQ and cleaned up and fed.

enjoy everybody :) :) :)

AZ is on Thee way. We'll be in Santa Fe by 1:00. The Piranha are stoked

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Fuck off

sweet pics, miguel!

pass

Again another fun friendly tourney. Bob, Robin(ABQ) and Jeff(Sante Fe), Thank you for having us. Solid competition, friends, food, stellar weather, and a dude in a dress. Loved it all.

Not Yet....Not Yet.

Thanks everyone for coming out, putting up with the wind and the bracket confusion. NV and TX thanks for bringing in some new blood. AZ and CO always glad to host our neighbors and everyone for making this a great weekend of polo. And thanks Olsen for coming out and showing that not quite everyone in LA hates me. And for any outsiders interested in tourney results...
1. AZ with the 3-peat
2. TX
3. CO
4. NMabq
5. NV
6. NMsantafe

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Ditto on what Bob said. Here is a group photo, the final scores, and a photo of the mad dash for schwag!

Thank you guys for putting this on and welcoming us.
Big thanks to Robin for hosting the Vegas cut ups and entertaining us the entire weekend.
I really enjoyed Albuquerque. We had a great time.

Fixinthestreets

We had a blast! Thanks again ABQ! Always worth the trip for us up here. AZ - pro talent, pro tactics.. You guys are heavy. Keep rockin. Hasta luego muchachos

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