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All Florida Bike Polo Championship - Dec 5 & 6 2009

Saturday, December 5, 2009 - Sunday, December 6, 2009
Contact info: 
communitymallets@yahoo.com
Court size: 
Roller hockey courts. 2 courts, side by side with bleachers in the middle.

The time has come Floridians....

December 5th & 6th
Holiday Park - Ft. Lauderdale

Cost: $21 Per Team (3 easy payments of $7 per player)
Where: Holiday Park 1200 G. Martin Harold Dr. Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33304

Dec 5th-
10 AM - Breakfast & Registration at the courts.
11 AM - Let the games begin!
Lunch provided.
Lighted courts until 11PM.

Dec 6th-
10 AM- Breakfast & Announcements.
11 AM - Games begin!
Lunch provided.
Lighted courts until 11PM
Awards at the court.

Food:
Breakfast and Lunch will be provided for players at the court. Vegan friendly! Carnivores, you won't be left out either! Free for players, $2 for non-players.
Water provided throughout the day. NO ALCOHOL IN THE PARK! This is really important for us to not get shut down. Drink before, or after!

Housing:
If you're in need of a place to crash in South FL, email communitymallets@yahoo.com and let me know how many people, coming by car/train, if you want/don't to camp, etc.

Helmets required!!

Atlantic Bikes will have tubes, parts, and mechanics at the courts.

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE: E-mail me and let me know your team name, if you need housing, if you are vegan/vegetarian/carnivore, when/how you will be arriving to South FL. COMMUNITYMALLETS@YAHOO.COM Questions, comments, favorite color, anything you want to share with me is fine. :)

TEAMS MUST BE SUBMITTED BY NOVEMBER 24TH!!! ALSO, ALL PLAYERS MUST HAVE CURRENT FLORIDA RESIDENCY!

Location

Holiday Park
1200 G. Martin Harold Dr. Courts are in the middle of the park.
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33304
United States

Signed up

no alcohol in the park, i never thought it would come to that.
sigh

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People who do drink during tournaments, you might be able to try the "red cup", but I'm stating that drinking is not allowed in this park, and it would really suck if the tournament is shut down because of drinking...

NO ITS STRAIGHT EDGERS LIKE YOU WHO ARE AGAINST US KELLI!
but i have flasks and i know how to conceal them.
cant wait to see you

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So ready!!
I blame booze for our loss last time we visited! I'm glad my drinking will be curbed!!!

Love you guys, super stoked for this! SRQ will be in full force for this, many teams!

Now in freewheel flavor!!

cant wait to play you guys!

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BONER JAMZZZZZ '03 are def going to win this one. I feel it.

Blame it on the booze all you want, we are still going to beat you at the all florida, drunk or sober!
74 Miles per hour bitches.

"ok Mr. Schwinn fucking Armstrong!"
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i vote you try to beat us drunk!
make it fair doggg!

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dude....whats up with me getting on a florida team for this pussy tournament????

i am pretty much from pensacola ya know????

if im not on a team it might be JEFF AN I vs. ALL
how do you feel about that?

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Here are the courts! (Photos from the Call to Cranks Weekend)

ooh shiiit~ Redneck riviera dudes (aka Crank bending Sphincters) will return to this tourney. Rematch vs. Tally 1!

that's quite a court you got ther.

FLORIDA ROAD TRIP '09!

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"It is not birds that speak, but men learn silence." -Kathleen Raine

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"It is not birds that speak, but men learn silence." -Kathleen Raine

Wait, we can camp? Where? I'd like details...

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"It is not birds that speak, but men learn silence." -Kathleen Raine

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"It is not birds that speak, but men learn silence." -Kathleen Raine

Peoples backyards!!
There are a few people that came for our last tournament and wanted to camp so people are offering back yard space.

i had an ex from sarasota once and have always thought i left a little bit of myself in florida maybe a kid hayy ooo thats residency, rite?

frazer isnt a threat to anyone!
he is a regular florida visitor if that helps?
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maybe i can play as U if you don't make it?
i'll just chew up a coke can and get someone to beat me with the FUGLY stick
nobody will be the wiser.

yeah but you will still be a hippie
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and youll still be a running catastrophe that shouldnt be calling people hippies!

Yeah!

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"It is not birds that speak, but men learn silence." -Kathleen Raine

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"It is not birds that speak, but men learn silence." -Kathleen Raine

is it not, PC?
whatever, this morning ive come to terms with running catastrophe.
HOW DO PEOPLE IN FL FEEL ABOUT FRAZER AND JEFFDEFF PLAYING?
if it has already been resolved let me know!
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Midnight Alley Cat after the games on Saturday. Hosted by www.southfloridafixed.com! $3

KELI....JARED....SAM....JASON....???CAN FRAZER AND I PLAY IN THIS???

TELL JARED TO CALL ME OR SOMETHING....I WANNA PLAY....pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeease???

how am i gonna call you dawg, i'm in GERMANY!!!!! As far as i care, you can play, talk to everyone else. But your going to have to do something really silly to play. And only one out of florida player alowed per team. Miss you <3
74 Miles per hour bitches.

"ok Mr. Schwinn fucking Armstrong!"
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YOU KNOW WHAT ME AND YOU ARE GONNA DO BEFORE OR AFTER THE POLO TOURNAMENT....
END TO ENDS DOG....

I DID A BUNCH AFTER WORLDS DUDE...

WE GOTTA GET DOWN ON SOMETHING TOGETHER DUDE.....

COME BACK TO AMERICA DUDE....IT JUST HAS NOT BEEN THE SAME HERE IN THE STATES!

you fucking know it. damn, wish i was there. I hear your goin to be chillen with my boy jesse. Take care of him, he's a good dude. I'm working on getting home. i'm fucking in germany with 43 dollars. i miss american where i don't need any money, i can live on the social excess of our exuberant country. Don't you worry man, we'll lay some shit down together soon!
74 Miles per hour bitches.

"ok Mr. Schwinn fucking Armstrong!"
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i kinda want to go to this. i need to see when my finals are. jeff, can i hitch a ride if i can go?

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carve. smash. eat shit.

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carve. smash. eat shit.

there will be multiple teams from SRQ but first to start is J cubed, jack jeff and i (jared)!
registering?

43 dollars whats that like 5 euros? safe travels back...and hopefully i see u at midwests.

i'm going to make an effort to come to this, tho i'll be getting off of a tour with the austin crew and might be a bit broke/traveled out (i'm sure ya'll know the feeling by this point).

as long as you're in good shape/spirits for the nola tournament... don't get injured before! oh, and say hi to charlie at the midwests.

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carve. smash. eat shit.

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So, are Florida polo players alright with 2/3 of a team being Florida residents?

florida only...it's been decided.

"ok Mr. Schwinn fucking Armstrong!"
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then no jeff will or frazer.

all ur hauses r just low lying snacks for global warming
take it bugs!

that is so cute

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but i want to play polo tooo

YIP!

frazer! i just laughed until i cried.

wasn't my decision...we put it up to discussion and points were made and we came to a decision =(. i love you guys. but we are keeping it pure.

"ok Mr. Schwinn fucking Armstrong!"
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fuck you those guys have some ties
GET OVER IT

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then do it. i don't care. my team mate lives in georgia. but he coems to south florida every month, and has a 954 phone number. i feel that is enough.

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mos def.
i think you should have to be considered part of a florida polo club

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i gots a florida drivers license ... and i pay my florida state income taxes.

wtf? you are in!
we DONT need a committee for this!
or do we?
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damn, no one picked up on my joke about florida state income tax...

SO JARRED.....CAN I PLAY OR NOT DOG???

LET ME KNOW SOON DUDE!

I GOTTA GET OFF WORK!

alright. jeff and Ab, you can fucking play. but your teams must have two other players that LIVE in florida. Can't wait to see your punk asses. only because you bitched enough.

"ok Mr. Schwinn fucking Armstrong!"
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doesn't ab live in pensacola? is pensacola still part of florida?

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carve. smash. eat shit.

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i think he means frazer?
and the panhandle is now West Florida
the west coast is the best coast

and yeah, we all know jeff, he is part of all the gulf clubs except mobile
and frazer is a hop and a skip from living in pensacola
but its up to them. i dont want to be at a tourney without jeff making fun of me because then its just ryan.
im just voicing my opinions and if JEFF and FRAZER think they are eligible why not let them.
i agree with 2/3rd but i'd also like to see some ties between some FL clubs not just some ringers that no one knows. how's that sound to yall?

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i think its silly that we are making excuses for friends and oh jeff and frazer should come so it will be a better time. its the all florida not the all florida and some of the gulf coast.

trust me i love jeff and frazer as much as all you fucks and want them there too.

yeah well we also want to play with our friends who support our clubs
even if they cant make it over to here because of whatever reasons
if we only let floridians in we are limiting ourselves
we can make some logical exceptions
and i dont want to talk about OUR polo club
"i can smell a power struggle!"

we just need people FROM FL to speak up on this issue
do we want to accept the 2/3 or are people just not voicing there opinions

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This is for fun. get over it. they're in.

"ok Mr. Schwinn fucking Armstrong!"
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so can i have those digits or what?!
i miss your cute ass!
been in europe gettin better at polo than me!

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It would be weird if a team won and not the whole team was from FL. I think there are enough teams, and people without teams, to make this an ALL Florida tournament.

Non-Floridians should go to the Turducken tournament in Richmond!!

interesting point kelli, it will be very controversial then.
im just trying to establish a team that isnt from pcola
possibly with 2 fl's and then someone else
but i want people to be cool with it and i want this to be fun for our friends who come and play with us constantly. so i keep bringing it up because i feel like its going to become something that people will complain about either way. and pcola is not ideal for polo at the moment wahhhhhh

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pcola is not ideal for anything.

"ok Mr. Schwinn fucking Armstrong!"
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throwing out an idea since this solution doesn't seem to have been posted...

this occurs from time to time in the bicycle racing world. there are two solutions. the first is to just allow only floridians to participate. in the bicycle world, all that matters is what state you're listed on as your racing license.

the second is to allow non-floridians to play and to award the championships to the top "ALL Florida" team. This does mean that you could have a Champion of All Florida Tournament and the Florida State Polo Champions.

Both options have merit, although one thing to consider -- since Florida does have about a dozen cities that play (and assuming every city that plays brings an average of 2 teams), that means there will be 24 teams in this tournament.

That's alot of teams that is just inside Florida. With 2 courts and an average of 10 minutes per game, you'd be able to have 12 matches per hour -- with 24 teams means that each team would average playing one match per hour.

Last year, All Florida had 4 courts with 16 teams, so using the same math, you'd have 24 matches per hour which means that each team played 3 matches per hour.

My point is this: This year due to less # of courts and (probably) more teams playing means that you will have less matches going on per hour.

If you allow for non-Florida/composite teams to play, you allow for (probably) even more teams to play. While I do understand the desire for the "everyone should play" mentality, the production schedule suggests that you'd want to limit the number of teams first and foremost to keep each team from going too "cold" and to allow for the most number of matches when you work out your bracket for sunday.

were there really that many teams last year? i didn't think there were that many polo players in all of florida...if its a numbers thing then the out-of-staters are OUT! spring break is right around the corner and polo in the pete.

FTL BIKE POLO...

there were that many teams but only 2 courts.

Florida players...2 out of 3 is fine with me...come early for some pickup, bastards. any other close out of towners looking to be a 3rd for a Florida team? we might be able to find you spots if you really want to just enjoy the polo and the weather...

FTL BIKE POLO...

i think we need a catch to the 2 of 3
but you can just refer the above for that
anyways do you still have the karate monkey
i know someone who is looking for one.
i need some good deets

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we all need some good deets sometime

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yeah gurl when can i get them digits?!

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i think it's already been decided that it's all and only florida. there are enough players from florida that you'll be able to pick people up from other florida towns if you don't have enough from yours.

Lame, I'm going to Cascadia.

brian you are florida. raised florida smile florida always florida

me too

"ok Mr. Schwinn fucking Armstrong!"
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My vote would be all florida,
especially as there's a rad tourny going on in rva same weekend for anyone who feels left out.

Also, jeff just won first in fall break
if he ended up getting on a podium for this it's just going to cause unnecessary contention.

On flfixed srq and tampa have already said they want only Florida
jax agrees

and ddub from tally makes four cities saying only florida

i root for jax in this all/only florida nonsense

YIP!

well i already talked to someone and said that teams could be
2/3 florida......why did that all of the sudden change???
who cares if i won fall break??? does that mean i am gonna win all florida too?

i dont get it...but the rules are the rules i guess, so whatever they are,i will understand.

jarred lemme know about this please? i know we once talked about playing together.

just holler

and i lived in jacksonville 4 years ago, and used to stay up in tally and dated some

girls from florida...and almost lived in pensa once....

doesnt this count for anything????

cheri....dont hate me.....

I'm not hating just thinkng of the bigger picture, bc you know if you do happen to win.. the FTL crew is going to get a lot of shit for for bringing in a ringer, not listening to the general sentient, etc. at a time when we should just be getting along better and doing more innercity travel since that's the big way to get our teams better.

It just seems like a stupid thing to initiate.. especially when there's such another tournament going on in the south(ish).

i guess the commitee has spoken. my vote is no one left out and stop bein so serious. but it's only one vote.. not even a city. haha

"ok Mr. Schwinn fucking Armstrong!"
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FTL will vote tomorrow at pickup...ahhh democracy. so far it seems to be the consensus of florida in general...no non-floridians.

FTL BIKE POLO...

man, i come to florida so much and always had so many friends there....

kinda like a second home.....cheri, i am in no way a "RINGER".

those fools there are way better than me.....i dont think by me

playing would change the outcome too much.....PLEASE????

jason....jarred??? come on dudes....lets do it!!

let them! it will all be fun!

this is why I think it should've stayed on flfixed...

I agree with Jeff. Why post an exclusive tournament on an inclusive forum/site? Just teasing the out of staters and countriers.

also "It would be weird if a team won and not the whole team was from FL." no it would mean you guys need to step up your game!!! hahahahahahaha
ha ;)

damn, i don't care to show up and play a turney where half the folks are grumblin about me playin. all florida it is, im out. no biggie

props to u jared ab and others for supportin me. i mostly wanted to hang out with my ftl pals and get some sunshine on the reg. eat veggie food on the reg. get fucked up on the reg. another day another turnay my friends. sry i missed yall @ midwests, but see ya at nola.

well there wouldnt have been a problem if we werent told

that we could play at first....and that we were so close

to florida and played in florida so much that we pretty

much were florida....thats why we all thought we could play.

sounds like some fools are just scared they might lose...

but its all good...i understand and i am not mad at all if you

dudes wanna keep it like this...maybe i will still come and

just watch....or sneak in or some shit...

you should definately come jeff. fuck the haters.
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Have any other states had an all "state tourney" yet?

Now in freewheel flavor!!

sixoneseven wrote:

Have any other states had an all "state tourney" yet?

Lexington had a tourny at the Kentucky State fair (search for the thread...)

I think at first, the State Fair commitee didn't allow competitors from out of state, but in order to have a decent number of teams for a KY tourny, you need out of staters, so they allowed teams from states that touched KY. I live in VA and wanted to go but couldn't get commitments from my fellow VA/DC players...

most states dont have as many cities playing polo as florida does so those that have (my brain only remembers kentucky and oregon) dont have many cities to constitute a "state" tourney so they have been open. this is a bragging rights tourney that started last year as "all florida" so it has a tradition of being only floridas as for bragging rights amongst the florida cities.

pcola sauls wrote:

most states dont have as many cities playing polo as florida does so those that have (my brain only remembers kentucky and oregon) dont have many cities to constitute a "state" tourney so they have been open. this is a bragging rights tourney that started last year as "all florida" so it has a tradition of being only floridas as for bragging rights amongst the florida cities.

Yes sir!

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will there be pick up games friday night?

Thursday and Friday...show up early and get some games in!

FTL BIKE POLO...

jason i thought you were dead!
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nope..but you are...at all florida...muah ha ha ha ha. despite temptation i'm just being a responsible adult right now to enable my 2010 polo traveling.

FTL BIKE POLO...

What do you need to show proof of Florida residency? Because i still havent gotten my id card but i have a florida light bill in my name.

There will b pick up on Friday. And you don't need proof. We will beleive you if you live here and play on the regular with a Florida city.

"ok Mr. Schwinn fucking Armstrong!"

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Oh okay good i dont wanna get an id because the illuminati are looking for me.

I am still in New York until Monday night.
I am so disappointed that I'm gonna miss the Tourney.
I guess the upside is I will bee playing in the PIT tonight. :P
Have fun, bee safe & Bee happy, try not to piss off the Rangers too much.
I'll see you all Tuesday night.

Bike Polo is Our Language,
Good Will is Our Motto,
Friendship is Our Goal.

Play More Bike Polo Together!

After 2 days and a zillion and a half games, this is the order of finish for the 2009 All Florida Bike Polo Championships.

1. Polo Furies (FT Lauderdale)
2. Jose Marti (Tampa)
3. Sarasota (Sarasota)
4. Duvalllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll (Jacksonville)
5. Boner Jamz (Ft Lauderdale)
6. TampaSoda (Tampa & Sarasota)
7. TallaNasty (Tallahassee-Ft Lauderdale)
8. TallaClassy (Tallahassee)
9. Fists of Beer (Sarasota)
10. Oreo (Ft Lauderdale-Orlando)
11. Stash Infection (Ft Meyer)
12. Bob Saget (Ft Meyer)
13. Jungle Jams (Ft Meyer)
14. Mouths of Velvet (Ft Meyer)
15. El Chupacabra (Ft Lauderdale)

WOw, i can't beleive it is over. I've been looking forward and thinking about this weekend non-stop for 3 months. I'm really really happy that everyone had a good time and SUPER DUPER inexplicably thankful to everyone that made this tourney possible. Eric Official official, Robert hold it down, Kei Algorithims, Kelli Wall, Sam Kerme, Jason Fuck off, Seth Noodles and ChrisGtian, and of course Kiko for all the drinks and extras that you helped out with along with the loudest cheering/heckling i've ever heard. and everyone that came that lended a hand here and there. Sarasota and Tampa for making me sore as fuck and being such amazing poeple and helping when we needed it. Kate for running court 2 most of the time. All the sponsors for donating the most amazing prizes. Atlantic bikes for fixing poeples busted up wheels and having what everyone needed on the spot. And most importantly, EVERYONE for coming and being a part of this. You might not know it, but this is part of a bigger thing and i feel this sport is only going to progress in growing al of our friendships, creating new ones, and giving us memories we will not soon forget. Also, thanks for dealing with all the rain...south florida is infamous for it! I am working with the city of Boca Raton about a covered court and it is looking oh so damn good and we wil be home to a luxurious full size roller hockey rink with a cover and lights and plenty of facility. Unfortunately, there is not a homeless population to help out with the tournements there and cheer us on! Thanks to FRED the bum for all the support, he ruled the weekend. The golden mallet is safe in FTL and we will see you all soon at the next get together ( i'm looking at you sarasota )

<3 love you all and sorry if i forgot to mention anyone, you know who you are.
Jared
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Congratulations!!!
Hannes.

wait.....jared.....what about me??? you forgot to thank the fact that i wasnt there......fucking shit....BASTARDS!!!!!!!!!

holy shit! best time ever! ill take 3rd. and that game polo fury where we held you for all 12 min and 3-2 that shit was wild!

that was the toughest game of the tournament...every game was so much fun including the pickup on Friday. ft myers is down to host halfway point friendlies...so expect more games soon. playing together steps up all our games!

gotta love your play style...those skids are crazy.

FTL BIKE POLO...

holy shit! best time ever! ill take 3rd. and that game polo fury where we held you for all 12 min and 3-2 that shit was wild!

I agree. definately the hardest played game of hte weekend. i wa shitting when you guys had us 2-0 . Had to make that comeback even with jason's broken bike. haha.
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Ft.myers was the champs of the losers bracket.

What an amazing weekend. Thank you EVERYONE! Everyone helped so much. I can't believe how many polo players I've made friends with in my own state!
Special thanks to Kei, Robert, Eric, Sam, Kate, Jack, and anyone who helped ref, goal judge, keep people in line!

Congrats to:
MVP: Seth aka Noodlehead FTL
DFL: Mouths of Velvet, Ft. Meyers
Top Losers Bracket: TampaSoda, Tampa/Sarasota
Most Valuable Goalie: myself, Kelli, FTL
Best Co-ed team: Jungle Jamz, Ft. Meyers
Special recognition Female: Valeri, Sarasota
Top Goals Scored, Males: Jared, Pete, Danny, Stu
Top Goals Scored, Females: Amanda, Sam, Kelli, Cherri

Also, I'd like to thank Fred (homeless man) for, in his words, letting us "play in his living room." He also picked up peoples trash, and will be in a lot of the photos from this weekend, haha.

Great stuff, FTL, thanks for putting so much time and effort into all this for us. I met so many great people that I lost count. Can't wait for next year! See you all at the SESPI's.

Oh and just a wee correction:

XalgoreX wrote:

Ft.myers was the champs of the losers bracket.

actually

heartofKelli wrote:

Top Losers Bracket: TampaSoda, Tampa/Sarasota

Since we did this for braggin' rights and all. Luv ya, Ft Myers! ;)

Scotty
Tampa Soda

Haha I ment it in the fact that all the ft.myers teams where in the losers bracket.

thanks for supporting pensacola bike polo, jarred
and my shitty screen printing job on cvs tank tops
glad to hear the tournament well, congrats to all!
especially jacksonville

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thanks josh! we'll see you soon.

and big thanks to everyone, this was an awesome tournament :D

Soooooooo much fun. Such a great tournament.

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