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2009 Palouse Cup

Saturday, October 24, 2009 - Sunday, October 25, 2009
Contact info: 
offtherail@gmail.com
Court size: 
three tennis courts side by side

1st Ever Palouse Cup!

Format for this tournament will be a little different than the last one we held. You’ll register as a whole team (3 players) instead of individually. As of right now there will be two brackets – a collegiate bracket and an Open bracket. Players can participate in both, as they won’t be held simultaneously. We are working on developing a collegiate polo community, and this is our first step.

If you are a member of ANY college (state university, community college, technical college, etc.) please don’t hesitate to grab two friends and register! The bigger the turnout here the better things will be as we move forward.

Check the website for more information and to register!

EDIT - After reading the thread about how to host a tournament, I've learned a few things, like I should post all possible information here at the top... my bad.

RULES:
-Footdown: Players must tap out at either of the two old tennis net support poles at half court if their foot touches the ground. Putting you feet on the fence or other objects off the ground is safe.

-No "hotdog" goals (read: no shuffle goals): You can only score points with the small ends of your mallet. Pretty typical/standard here.

-After a point is scored: Scoring team must return to their defended half and wait for a player of the offensive team to cross half court before they can engage back in play.

-Knockdown: If you knock over a cone thats used as one of the goals, you are responsible to reset it. If you have to put a foot down to do it, you have to tap out, too.

-Open goal rule: Since the goals are open, you may pass the ball through the back of them, but the ball must be passed once more before you can score.

-Contact: Contact is limited on an item-to-item basis. Basically that means person-to-person, bike-to-bike, mallet-to-mallet. No smacking the other players with your mallet or trashing them with your bike. That’s just not cool, bro.

-No high sticking: safety is important, you know?

-Mallets and bar ends need to corked/filled/whatever'd, just make sure no one can have a core sample taken from your gear!

-No throwing mallets. just like the montana meth project says... not even once.

I think that just about covers it. This is our first somewhat big tourney, where outside cities will actually be competing, so if you see we've forgotten something important, let us know!

FORMAT-
Saturday: Now a two-day event, Saturday will play host to a swiss round style tournament with a very relaxed feel. This will be much the same as sundays double elimination event - 3v3, 15 minute games, 5 min sudden death, hockey style shootout if still tied... The results from Saturday will be used to determine seeding for sundays event.

Sunday: Both brackets will be based on a 3v3 tournament. This will be double elimination, meaning a losing team may still have a chance to come back and win it all.
Brackets will be filled randomly. I realize that this isn't ideal, but we don't have time to do round robin to determine seed before hand. If someone has a better suggestion, we are open ears.

We will be playing games of 15 minutes. If it’s tied after 15 minutes, we’ll reset and start a 5 minute sudden death round. If it’s still tied after that, we’ll move to a hockey-style shoot out.

The final game between the two top teams will be longer at 30 minutes with a break after 15 minutes. Same procedure goes for ties in the finals as it is in the preliminary games.

COURTESY-
There won't be any set referee's for this tournament, but there will be plenty of spectators that will call you out. We want to keep this competitive, but still laid back and fun. Keep that in mind while you're on the court. Play your best polo, but don't be overly-aggressive, especially if you are playing a younger team.

Just come out, have some fun, and help us celebrate our 1st birthday as a club!

COURTS-
Boards are still in the design stage, but will be installed by the time of the tourney. They will be pretty mediocre, but it should be enough to keep the ball in play for the whole game.

Right now, we are only planning on having one court for the tournament, as I don't expect much more than 15 teams really. If more teams plan on coming, then we will open up a second court at the same location. FYI, it may not have boards... I'm not sure how much money I can come up with and if it would be enough for more than one set. This is another reason to let us know as soon as possible if you plan to attend.

The courts are smooth cement with a few cracks that may lock on to some 700c wheels. As long as you're aware of where you are, it shouldn't be a problem (no one has gone down from these...not yet anyways). Any questions? feel free to ask...

PRIZES-
1st place finishers in both the Open and Collegiate will receive a "Palouse Cup". Beyond that, I'm shopping for some local sponsors to throw some shwag in to the pool for more prizes.

WHAT THE ENTRY FEE COVERS-
Entry fee will cover food, water, the actual Cup Trophy, and any other necessities that will be required (napkins, paper plates, condiments, etc) Any money left over will be split and go to WSU's or UI's Bike Polo clubs to help develop them. We're also trying to get a few local sponsors to throw in some prizes...

FOOD-
Right now, I'm planning on either pizza or grilled food (burgers, hotdogs, etc). Water will be available as well. Feel free to bring a cooler with anything else you'd like.

BATHROOM SITUATION-
still in development...

HOUSING-
We should be able to host most all teams coming out for the tourney... unless this thing becomes hugely popular. There are some semi-affordable hotels and motels in the region. If you'd like more information about them, let me know.

SPONSORS-
We are looking for sponsors for this event, but this is something we don't have any experience with. Any help or direction is greatly appreciated!

Well I think that about covers it all? I don't know. I just went down the list in that Do's and Don'ts thread... if there's anything I forgot or if you have any other questions, let me know!

Location

six-poles
S Blake Ave between Nez Perce Dr to the North and W Taylor Ave to the South
Moscow, ID 83843
United States

Signed up

A few of us from Seattle are talking about coming over. Can you house us and such or should we work out our own accommodations? And does it count if you are a college alum?

It would be great if you could join us student, staff, faculty, alum or just bum. We should be able to put you all up, let us know how many to expect, say a week before. We will make tee shirts that read "Hardcourt Faculty" for the champs, if they come.

P/M Hardcourt

We have a lot of space for you to crash that weekend, in Pullman and Moscow.

That's good to hear, cause our small group just went from 3 to 8 and still growing. Dustin was one of the additions to the list so you'll need to make at least one shirt. I think we can have a good list together by a week before. Thanks for putting this on!

Proud to be black and blue for polo.

Still you, Andre, and Cody?

Yup. Cody even came up with a team name but I can't remember it right now. I think Dustin should bring Mckinzie, and we can do a mini coed. Who's your third?

Proud to be black and blue for polo.

oh man, oh man... i cant wait for this...

Updated the top information section... added the rules and a bunch of other info.

Where else should I post this to get a little more exposure? I'd like to see maybe a team from Portland and from Vancouver or anywhere else in the NW come out. Us locals probably aren't at the same level as some others... we've only been playing for one year, but we're definitely excited to play host to some top sport shit!

Kyle
Pullman/Moscow Bike Polo

Are any of you coming up to East Van this weekend (even to watch(? That would be a good place to spread the word. Maybe a flyer or something. Otherwise just keep bumping it to the top of the forum. Oh and Seattle gets dibs on housing for at least 9!!!!!

Proud to be black and blue for polo.

I don't think any of us will be able to make it. We are working on a flyer though. It's been noted that you've got dibs on housing for 9. I think we'll probably have to break you all up... but we'll get you covered.

We were talking a bit tonight at pick-up... wondering if a Saturday tournament would be better for some? Figured We'd run it by those already planning on coming before actually changing. We are thinking travel time might be an issue keeping some people from coming. I know it'd be breaking a cardinal rule by changing the date, but it's only by a day, and hopefully for the better?? Thoughts?

PS: Feel free to do some guerilla marketing up at the East Van for us this weekend!

Kyle
Pullman/Moscow Bike Polo

you are now getting 3 world champs (better make those shirts, or the boys might feel cheated ;-)) plus about 12 others from Seattle, and possible some of Calgary. Can I change Seattle's housing dibs to 15? I hope you know what you are in for. And I can see how people feel about the date change.

If it is a one day tourney Seattle would like Saturday because of the drive, and work on Monday. Then we can hang out and drink on Sat night, play some pick up or something on Sunday. And leave at a reasonable hour. If you guys want to do a two day, that kicks ass too.

We've decided to do a relaxed and optional Swiss round on Saturday to place seeds for Sundays tournament. If you can't make it on Saturday for the Swiss Round don't worry, you can still play in the tournament, but you'll just take the last seeds. We will also be playing the Collegiate Double Elimination tournament bracket on Saturday. As far as I'm aware right now, there are only 4 teams in this bracket... 2 from University of Idaho and two from WSU, so this should go pretty quickly.

Saturday play will be in Pullman, a short 8 miles away from the Moscow courts. I will update the top of the page with all of this too... I feel like a bit of a failure for not getting this thing dialed before throwing it up here...

From this point on out, we'll be trying to host our tournaments on Saturdays as well so more people have a chance to come out for them (unless we do another two-day event).

Kyle
Pullman/Moscow Bike Polo

Kyle
Pullman/Moscow Bike Polo

Shirts are in the design stage!

Kyle
Pullman/Moscow Bike Polo

Kyle
Pullman/Moscow Bike Polo

What if Saturday we played round robin in Pullman and kept the tournament on Sunday. We could size up the competition and anyone still without a team could join up Saturday and get a little play time before tournament. I'm working on a couple of bands for Saturday night, more later.

P/M Hardcourt

you've already chosen a date, stick with it.

saturday would be best for me.

B.O.P. 4-EVA

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

8 hour drive from east van? i'm considering it but only if it were a saturday tourney. anyone else from east van want to make the trek?

B.O.P. 4-EVA

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

Considering it. Let it percolate.
Moscow is beauuuu tiii fullll.

But don't let anyone convince you to ride "the old highway" from Lewiston.

The old highway isn't too terrible... but the smell in Lewiston is.

Kyle
Pullman/Moscow Bike Polo

Kyle
Pullman/Moscow Bike Polo

i might actually make this my very first tourney as player...

"Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving”
Albert Einstein

"Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving”
Albert Einstein

We have infinite space, you may have to fight for a couch but there is plenty of floor space. Would you come Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights if it was a Saturday tourny?

Looking forward to this. Moustache is getting that collegiate trophy.

"Jason, you're getting sexier!" ~Cody

B.O.G.

Bethink thee of the albatross, whence come those clouds of spiritual wonderment and pale DREAD, in which that white phantom sails in all imaginations... ~Herman MFing Melville

B.O.G.

Strike that. I guess we don't qualify as a collegiate team. Damn.

"Jason, you're getting sexier!" ~Cody

B.O.G.

Bethink thee of the albatross, whence come those clouds of spiritual wonderment and pale DREAD, in which that white phantom sails in all imaginations... ~Herman MFing Melville

B.O.G.

That doesn't mean you aren't allowed to come and play! The open bracket is where the majority (90+%) of polo will be played for the tournament. If you come for both days, you'll likely see at least 6 games plus whatever pick-up we'll have.

Right now we only have 3-4 collegiate teams, so the collegiate bracket will be a very small part of this event. We are just trying to incorporate it as best we can to show our schools that there is intercollegiate competition.

Kyle
Pullman/Moscow Bike Polo

Kyle
Pullman/Moscow Bike Polo

We will be playing games of 15 minutes. If it’s tied after 15 minutes, we’ll reset and start a 5 minute sudden death round. If it’s still tied after that, we’ll move to a hockey-style shoot out.

Did nobody notice this? I LIKE!

I like it as well, but if you guys would quit tieing games it wouldn't be an issue. And Jasons not gonna get much of a chance to shoot on you cause you guys are normally on the same team. Silly boys, nice photos though! BOG!!!!

I like it. Not that I want to end up tying games, I'd rather just win. But hey, Mike, I'd take a chance at shooting on your ass any day.

"Jason, you're getting sexier!" ~Cody

B.O.G.

Bethink thee of the albatross, whence come those clouds of spiritual wonderment and pale DREAD, in which that white phantom sails in all imaginations... ~Herman MFing Melville

B.O.G.

Sounds Like Moustache! on Moustache! crime to me, and I won't stand for it. Oui Monsieur will just have to stop both of you.

SHO'NUFF

who are you?

B.O.P. 4-EVA

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

thats the albatross, the swallow, and the peacock martin.

dustinfromseattle wrote:

thats the albatross, the swallow, and the peacock martin.

The Birds of Gey.

"Jason, you're getting sexier!" ~Cody

B.O.G.

Bethink thee of the albatross, whence come those clouds of spiritual wonderment and pale DREAD, in which that white phantom sails in all imaginations... ~Herman MFing Melville

B.O.G.

yes, but which is which? after the east van crown people got a little liberal with the b.o.p. and i don't know who is who!!!

B.O.P. 4-EVA

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

Well, Martin, keep in mind that we, the Birds of Gey, are the anti-thesis of BOP.

Anyway, the Albatross is me, Jason.
The peacock is Mike-Warrior.
The Swallow is Andre.

There are others, but I'll let them reveal themselves when they see fit.

You coming to Palouse, Martin?

"Jason, you're getting sexier!" ~Cody

B.O.G.

Bethink thee of the albatross, whence come those clouds of spiritual wonderment and pale DREAD, in which that white phantom sails in all imaginations... ~Herman MFing Melville

B.O.G.

got it. it's tough with no other identifying clues...

don't think i can make palouse.

B.O.P.!! B.O.P.!! B.O.P.!!

B.O.P. 4-EVA

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

too bad all of these birds have already been discovered by dr. jones. you are not they and they are not you. i suggest a healthy dose of hegel to help you both with your identity crisis and your misunderstanding of the thesis-antithesis-synthesis dialectic. maybe swim up to see blokkerboards for a group reading. just watch out for the osprey, aka the fishhawkkkk, while you're there.

let us muse with hesiod:
"And now I will tell a fable for princes who themselves understand. Thus said the hawk to the nightingale with speckled neck, while he carried her high up among the clouds, gripped fast in his talons, and she, pierced by his crooked talons, cried pitifully. To her he spoke disdainfully: 'Miserable thing, why do you cry out? One far stronger than you now holds you fast, and you must go wherever I take you, songstress as you are. And if I please, I will make my meal of you, or let you go. He is a fool who tries to withstand the stronger, for he does not get the mastery and suffers pain besides his shame.' So said the swiftly flying hawk, the long-winged bird."

caacawwwww

Touche.

I'm going to leave work right now to go home and find a rebuttal to that in Schopenhauer or Derrida or...wtf.

Nonetheless:

B.O.G!!!

KHAAAaaa...

"Jason, you're getting sexier!" ~Cody

B.O.G.

Bethink thee of the albatross, whence come those clouds of spiritual wonderment and pale DREAD, in which that white phantom sails in all imaginations... ~Herman MFing Melville

B.O.G.

I would here refer you to a close and deeply revered relative of mine, Thomas Love Peacock, who writes:
Hark!---along the tangled ground,
Loudly floats the pleasing sound!
Sportive Fauns to Dryads tell,
'Tis the cheerful dinner-bell!
The dinner-bell! the dinner-bell!

this is great!
wait where do you play?
the BOP has passed thru this area
soaring high above the clouds
do you geys migrate EVER!
if you saw the inside of the roosters shed you would have been hiding from robbie
11:45 mins confirm or deny
beer run

BOP!

Portland United
www.eighthinch.com

confirmed! faster than a potato gun!

"See the difference between a Bird of Prey and a Bird of Gey is
A Bird of Prey likes to look good first win second
And a Bird of Gey would rather Win first, and look good second"

But my tail feathers sure are gorgeous

BOG!!!!

SHO'NUFF

Birds of Prey prey. We are always soaring towards the podium, talons out. And, yes, we look good doing it.

B.O.P. 4-EVA

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

Yes,

But Birds of Gey pray. And in the immortal words of MC Hammer, "You gotta pray just to make it today."

"Jason, you're getting sexier!" ~Cody

B.O.G.

Bethink thee of the albatross, whence come those clouds of spiritual wonderment and pale DREAD, in which that white phantom sails in all imaginations... ~Herman MFing Melville

B.O.G.

Pray all you want. The polo gods reward the Icarus's of the world...ironic, ain't it?

B.O.P. 4-EVA

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

Wait...wait. Icarus' wings melted off and he fell to his death. I'm just saying...

Bethink thee of the albatross, whence come those clouds of spiritual wonderment and pale DREAD, in which that white phantom sails in all imaginations... ~Herman MFing Melville

B.O.G.

Bethink thee of the albatross, whence come those clouds of spiritual wonderment and pale DREAD, in which that white phantom sails in all imaginations... ~Herman MFing Melville

B.O.G.

Exactly. The Greek Gods were overthrown by the gods of Polo and praise was henceforth thrust on Icarus. The world was in confusion and Yeats documented...

Turning and turning in the widening gyre
The falcon cannot hear the falconer;
Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
The best lack all conviction, while the worst
Are full of passionate intensity.

B.O.P. 4-EVA

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

I have to say, aside from everything else, that I love the fact that this is bringing out everyone's literary side. Seriously. We should start a book discussion group. Now I know that, aside from polo, there are some people around here who will appreciate the fact that I love the sentence, "It was inevitable: the scent of bitter almonds always reminded him of the fate of unrequited love."

Rowdy

Bethink thee of the albatross, whence come those clouds of spiritual wonderment and pale DREAD, in which that white phantom sails in all imaginations... ~Herman MFing Melville

B.O.G.

Bethink thee of the albatross, whence come those clouds of spiritual wonderment and pale DREAD, in which that white phantom sails in all imaginations... ~Herman MFing Melville

B.O.G.

you're the white phantom that sails in my imagination.

B.O.G CAW CAW BITCHES

I might be looking for a ride to Moscow from seattle if anyone has space for a bike and some panniers. (its a long story)

Would love to play polo, too! Just need a bike! If all else fails, I'll represent bozeman as a spectator.

JC
9286999552

Can you come out to pick up on Thursday night? We play at 65th and Ravenna P&R at 7pm-midnight ish. That is your best place to find a ride, I don't think any one person is coordinating stuff, so at the moment its a bit of a free-for-all. But I think we still have some space.

J.C. find that ride, I can summon a bike and mallet(I just made one out of six pop cans and a golf club). Also to all you birds flying in, cats eat birds...WAZZUOUGARS!

P/M Hardcourt

Onespeed wrote:

cats eat birds

we're counting on it
rotten apple B.O.P.
peecocques remember more than elephants

You do realize you have some DAWGS coming into town to eat all the little kitties right?! BOW DOWN TO WASHINGTON!!! Plus the BOG will "hit you in the mind!"

I'll hit YOU in the fucking mind! C-murder, are you hearing this?!?!?!?!?

B.O.P. 4-EVA

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

Most of us from Seattle are leaving on Friday evening after work. So we should get into town around midnight to 2am. Where do we go? Who do we call? all that fun stuff..

Thanks, see you guys soon

Give me a call. 253 381 7554. We will all likely be out at a bar in Pullman where we can meet up... I'll get an address of it posted later today. Are you still bringing 15?

Kyle
Pullman/Moscow Bike Polo

Kyle
Pullman/Moscow Bike Polo

Thanks! I think we are 19 at last count, but we aren't all going to make it on Friday night, some will roll in on Sat, and Sat night. Hopefully Ill have an accurate number after pick up on Thursday. We are so excited!

Cool, how many will be coming on Friday night?

Kyle
Pullman/Moscow Bike Polo

Kyle
Pullman/Moscow Bike Polo

Bellingham checking in. just gotta get a ride sorted out. any one leaving saturday?

Rodger that 10-4, we got a crew of 4 coming right Zach? I got the vehicle, we just need to figure out a bike rack to borrow from someone.

Alright! We're 5 days out!

This whole thing has been a huge learning experience for us, but I think we are ready for everyone!

Here are some final updates about this thing:

Saturday will be a pretty relaxed swiss round starting at noon to determine seeding for the Sunday double elimination tournament. This is a FREE event for open teams (read: none of the money you pay to play on sunday goes to cover anything for Saturday)... If you won't be here until later on saturday, no worries, we will have three courts going, and one will likely be a pick-up game only court.

Saturday night will be the Collegiate bracket. This is still $15 per team. Sadly, we only have three teams in this right now, so this will go pretty quick unless more show up... After the collegiate champion has been determined, we'll just play pick up under the lights until whenever.

Sunday will be the Open bracket double elimination tournament. $15 per team still. Covers food/water/our cheap boards/and the Cup trophy for the winning team. This will start earlier since some of you will probably need to get back to Seattle and because we will lose the sun at 5:45 and it'll be dark by 6:15. That said, we're starting @ 10am on the courts for registration, with play starting as soon as possible. If it looks like we will run out of time, game times will be shortened to 10 minutes. We are also debating implementing a 'first-to-five' rule to speed things up if we have a bigger turnout then expected.

I think that covers everything regarding play. If you have any questions, let me know!

Kyle
Pullman/Moscow Bike Polo

Kyle
Pullman/Moscow Bike Polo

OfftheRail wrote:

We are also debating implementing a 'first-to-five' rule to speed things up if we have a bigger turnout then expected.

Wait...

isn't first to five just the way it is... or have been missing something the last two years....

... is it? I really don't know... haha. Seems reasonable, but we weren't sure.

I guess this is yet another thing I would know had I actually been to a tournament before...

Kyle
Pullman/Moscow Bike Polo

Kyle
Pullman/Moscow Bike Polo

Yeah,

First to five, or highest after the time runs out, whichever comes first. Probably make it easier on you guys.

Anyway, looking forward to coming out.

Rowdy

Bethink thee of the albatross, whence come those clouds of spiritual wonderment and pale DREAD, in which that white phantom sails in all imaginations... ~Herman MFing Melville

B.O.G.

Bethink thee of the albatross, whence come those clouds of spiritual wonderment and pale DREAD, in which that white phantom sails in all imaginations... ~Herman MFing Melville

B.O.G.

Oh yeah, forgot to give some reminders on things to bring/be aware of:

-Sleeping bags/pillows/blankets/whatever you need to sleep comfortably on a floor should you be so unlucky.

-Warm clothes... gloves, beanies, whatever you need to stay warm. Highs for the weekend are supposed to be around 55, with lows around 30.

-Be prepared to get a little wet. Right now there is some rain predicted for Sunday, but clear skies on Saturday. I'm hoping it holds off all weekend...

-Chairs and any pop up awning type things to keep you off the ground and out of the rain should it start coming down... We don't have a lot of these, so help in bringing some would be appreciated if possible.

-Remember, Saturday's play is free, which means we aren't able to provide the food (sorry). There are a lot of places close by, and we'll have a grill there for all to use, but we can't afford to cover everything for two days. We are trying to plan out something where everyone pitched in for some pizzas to be delivered though. (this is why we won't start until noon, hopefully everyone will have had a chance to eat before showing up)

-MOST IMPORTANTLY- BEER RELATED -
We are playing on two college campuses. This is why we won't be *providing* beer. If you want to drink while you play/watch, feel free, but please do so with discretion. Bring a cozy/nalgene/whatever so its somewhat hidden. And please don't get too unruly... unfortunately we live on the republican side of the mountains, and people seem to be a little less accepting of things over here. We don't want this to be shut down, so if you're getting out of hand, you'll be asked to stop or leave. It's that simple. Other than that, enjoy all the beer you want!

I can't wait for this thing to go down!!

Kyle
Pullman/Moscow Bike Polo

Kyle
Pullman/Moscow Bike Polo

YO Kyle - We are planning on mobbing over on Sat morning, should be four or five of us repping B ham, can't f ing wait. I will find lodging for our crew in Pullman, should be sweet. - Adam

Oui, Monsieur!!!!

SHO'NUFF

It's French!

Bethink thee of the albatross, whence come those clouds of spiritual wonderment and pale DREAD, in which that white phantom sails in all imaginations... ~Herman MFing Melville

B.O.G.

Bethink thee of the albatross, whence come those clouds of spiritual wonderment and pale DREAD, in which that white phantom sails in all imaginations... ~Herman MFing Melville

B.O.G.

the pumpkin, it tolls for thee, http://fvcom.whoi.edu/~andres/aves/parinach.au

bob the bomber from evbp was confirmed as the flamingo long ago
before there was a search function on daddy's site
you might be in the genus, but surely your confused as to your species
go read hegel with jason andre and them
melville was known to frequent new jersey, the home of the great northern harrier. beware.
rotten apple b.o.p.
family, flock, and what not

Sounds like we have good numbers. Sunday weather will probably be on and off light rains, 20% chance as of today.

Everyone that is coming in tomorrow (Friday) night and needs a place to stay -- should come to Pullman and call me. I am not sure what we will be doing but we will either be drinking at a house or a bar. If you want to mapquest directions to a place to park then shoot for maple street. specifically in the 300-700 range.

There are alot of different places to stay on Saturday night, it sounds like a couple of people can stay in moscow but the majority of polo players will be staying in pullman. I have arranged with a few neighborhood friends some places for people to stay so we all should be pretty close together. We should have plenty of room but my friends are hosting you out of the kindness of their hearts and their love for me -- so dont fuck that up.

Additionally, please bring sleeping gear, there are a few couches/futons around but most of you will be on the floor. I will also try and track down some air matresses.

If you think you want to go to bed early saturday then you may be best off staying at reeses or kyles.

My number is 785-979-0359. My name is Joey.

See ya in about 7 hrs....Calgary is on the way!!

ya canada in the house!!!go get em boyz n girlz!
EVBP
B O P

EVBP
Northern Standard

cacaaaaawwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww
canadia family and what not
don't talk about bop be about bop

Thanks guys for an awesome weekend and some great polo! It was so fun to meet you all, and see the court set up out there. We want to come back in a few months and bring Portland and EastVan. Is that ok? We loved it!!! Let us know if you want to come out here and hang out for some pick up. Thanks everyone for making us so welcome and taking such good care of us.

Oh, and Joey, thanks to you and your roommates for letting nearly 20 people crash in your living room.

How'd the tournament end up going anyway?

Thank you Moscow and Pullman.. that was great for your first tournament ever.. your courts were perfect and we will come back any time to do that again... thanks to the randoms guys so we could have team Thundercock.. we held it down. So many hot-dawg wheelie shots .. bunny hop shots and nose wheelie shots.. frick'n awesome!!.. oh and college sluts gone wild... Go Cougars .. rrrrawr..

...BallAholics...Multiple Scoregasims...Thundercock..

results?

B.O.P. 4-EVA

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

Feel free to correct me if I am wrong.

9 teams total

1) Baked Polotatos - Seattle (Dave, Julian, Dustin)
2) Rejects - Seattle (Evan, Swerve, Aaron)
3) Surf & Turf - Seattle/Calgary (Seabass, Justin, Dillon)
4) Boom City - Seattle (Drew, Jason, Kelly)

Tournament was rounded out nicely by:
Kegals - Seattle, Oui Monsieur - Seattle, Thundercock - Seattle/Calgary/Moscow, Brainstorm - Pullman, Moustache Vandals - Moscow (not to be confused with Mustache? Outrageous! from Seattle)

And I cant remember who won the Collegiate match between the Idaho Vandals, and the WSU Cougars, but It was really fun to watch.

If they give us another chance, everyone should go invade Pullman to see the courts and hang out with some really cool guys and gals!!!!!!

Kiersten you nailed the results.

We would like to host again, if you all have any dates in mind let me know. For the mean time a little video of last weeks action at 4Courts.

Big thanks to all who came to play and school us we learned a lot.

PM Bike Polo
Reese

P/M Hardcourt

Nice video! kinda cool to see myself. Do you guys have a flickr tag for photos yet? Id love to see the big group shot, and my camera had died by then.

http://lh5.ggpht.com/_FJW4OXpQ90E/SuUfG8kU2eI/AAAAAAAAB1Q/dsdr2g6E45o/s8...

This is the best I can do for the group shoot now, I'll work on setting up a flickr tag for the rest of the photos.

P/M Hardcourt

Dang!!! Four terraced polo courts should be mandatory for every city! Great venue and Super fun weekend. Thanks Pullman & Moscow

SHO'NUFF

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...BallAholics...Multiple Scoregasims..Thundercock..