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I POLO NY: Bike Polo Tournament

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Friday, June 19, 2009 - Sunday, June 21, 2009
Host club: 
NYC

Some of you mentioned to Cecily and I at the last couple of tournies that a mid-summer polo round-up in New York would be simply delightful. So we're organising for the weekend of Jun 20th and you can bring either delight of terror to NYC!! We're ready... ...All day Grudge Matches/Team Pick-Up on Saturday. Double elimination, battle to the bones, on Sunday. Come with a team, or don't. Maybe you'll get to play with them, maybe you won't. Everyone must bring a prize: make a disc wheel; write a polo anthem; bake cookies!!! Bonus points awarded for most creative prizes. Friday night BBQ, Saturday night Bicycle Film Fest Party. Get your crayons out kids!

Updates

Hey Guys! So Cecily an I made this tournament our excuse to grab a couple of 2-for-1 beers after work the other evening and below are the updates to our grand plan... Team Formats - NY has your back: TEAM UPDATE: We're changing our minds...again. TEAMS OF THREE. MUST HAVE AT LEAST TWO CITIES REPRESENTED. BONUS POINTS FOR TEAMS WITH THREE CITIES REPRESENTED AND FOR TEAMS WITH NYC PLAYERS ON THEM. Prizes: As we said before we expect y'all to bring something you cooked up at home. You may also invent a category for which to award your prize (Eg: Best smile; flukiest goal; worst haircut etc. etc.) We will also have some locally donated prizes in case the hand-crocheted underwear you won for practically having babies with another player during a tumble doesn't do it for you! Schedule: Fri 6/19 Registration/BBQ party, location TBD Sat 6/20 Tournament play 10am - 4pm with a couple of hours in the middle for pick-up and munchies. Bicycle Film Fest Street Party followed by another BFF party somewhere else. Sun 6/21 Final games followed by pick-up and prize-giving 11am-4pm BFF screening at 7pm includes Bike Polo movie so we should all try to support it. After that y'all can go home! Housing: Please email Cecily (cecilyu@gmail.com) if you need a place to stay... If you already know you're gonna stay with a particular person please let Cecily know anyway so she's not losing sleep worrying about where you're gonna lay your pretty head. I think that's all for now... Oh...dancing shoes, bring your dancing shoes! Fiona

Location

The Pit
Sara Roosevelt Park
New York, NY
United States

Signed up

Thanks, Kev.

To recap from other post:

www.bicyclefilmfestival.com
Art Show, Street Party, Bmx Comp, Track Bike Comp, Alley Cat, Parties, Movies, etc.

Also, AUSTRALIA is coming to our tournament, so you have no excuses.

xoxo
C

who is our third chris?
skeet skeet skeeeeeeT!

O.G.D.C.

Portland United
www.eighthinch.com

nick, ian, which one of you is coming to this?

nycbikepolo.com

Assuming I have a replacement for the frame I donated to Boston's Sanitation Department I'll be there.

change it to tourny on Sat then Grudge Matches/Team Pick-Up on Sunday

Doug D
Brooklyn, New York
http://www.hardcourtbikepolo.com/

Doug D
Brooklyn, New York
hardcourtbikepolo+gmail+com
hardcourtbikepolo.com

Don't do it! Stand firm. Don't let the internet "chatter" sway you.

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Mallets Of Gayhem

doug is a hell of a lot more than internet chatterr. doug is god

aha! he IS ancient.

TOP CENTER 4-EVA

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

I will be there. Probably solo looking for teammates. Who's in?

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Mallets Of Gayhem

solo?

Doug D
Brooklyn, New York
http://www.hardcourtbikepolo.com/

Doug D
Brooklyn, New York
hardcourtbikepolo+gmail+com
hardcourtbikepolo.com

alexis lets team up

www.mkebikepolo.com

140x65

I don't even have to think about that. DONE!

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Mallets Of Gayhem

Hey Kermit, Uncle Hand Pusher is coming too. He's our third

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Mallets Of Gayhem

Little Richmond Bike Polo

that sounds like a great team.

solo ottawa is unacceptable. it just won't do.

What, are you going to drive Alexis? HA!! You might be able to party with your eyes closed but you cant drive with your eyes closed.

Man I cant even drive with my eyes open. I let that shit expire. I said solo just cause I've put out some feelers here and the response has been lukewarm. I've got myself a chaffeur and probably one more spot in the vehicle. Kremin and I need a teammate.

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Mallets Of Gayhem

Mmm I may be there. Might try to get a Euro team together... otherwise happy to join a team (as long as it's not with Birdseye + Ethan like in the previous tourney I played in NYC - we lost almost every game!)

Yorgo
LONDON: http://bricklanebikepolo.wordpress.com/
PARIS: http://panambikepolo.blogspot.com/

Yorgo

I'm thinking about coming. Originially from Jersey, could visit fam for a week and come play polo for the weekend. I'll play with anyone willing.

LBP_of_C0M0P0L0 ----[] o

is everyone gonna be showing up without a team?

I'm definitely down to play with some out of towners that are normally on the other side of the line.
north, west, south, I'm looking at you. let's be friends

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

will i get to play with your mallet?

sure can, you know how that shit hits

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

random drawing of teams, please!

Fuck that random shit. 2 on 2. Me and Kremin against the world!!!

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Mallets Of Gayhem

you goys need a pair of balls, ill play with ya

SKEET! SKEET!! SKEET!!!

O.G.D.C.

Portland United
www.eighthinch.com

ben you could not play yor way out of a wet bag with both ends open

two asshole's don't make it right"
BUTT three asshole's make a good team"

ok, robbie. sounds great, if i could understand what the fuck thats supposed to mean.

it means i love ya buddy see ya calgary i hope

two asshole's don't make it right"
BUTT three asshole's make a good team"

right right. i dont think i am going to be able to make it west for a little time yet. but soon.

Mr Boards, sir, I look forward to meeting you in Calgary. The Hand Pusher will be there too.

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Mallets Of Gayhem

Little Richmond Bike Polo

It looks like I'm going to be in town for this with my own bike. Anyone want to play with me?

~ tall jon from Madison

hell yeah! I wash dishes too

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

where did you go rb?

O.G.D.C.

Portland United
www.eighthinch.com

alexis i know this is going to break your heart but i will not be going to this im going to paris that week. but i could make it up to you how does $1500 sound? we have to win it in calgary first
www.mkebikepolo.com

140x65

alexis, you should pick up atwell.

Hey Guys!
So Cecily an I made this tournament our excuse to grab a couple of 2-for-1 beers after work the other evening and below are the updates to our grand plan...

Team Formats - NY has your back:
We have decided that each team should have one NYC member to be chosen at random from a mallet pile on the Saturday morning. We thought this would be a fun way to shake up the tournament, especially as a lot of people have set teams for the rest of the season. So come alone or with one other player and let us do the rest. We want this tournament to be fun and encourage diverse participation.

Prizes:
As we said before we expect y'all to bring something you cooked up at home. You may also invent a category for which to award your prize (Eg: Best smile; flukiest goal; worst haircut etc. etc.)
We will also have some locally donated prizes in case the hand-crocheted underwear you won for practically having babies with another player during a tumble doesn't do it for you!

Schedule:
Fri 6/19
Registration/BBQ party, location TBD

Sat 6/20
Tournament play 10am - 4pm with a couple of hours in the middle for pick-up and munchies.
Bicycle Film Fest Street Party followed by another BFF party somewhere else.

Sun 6/21
Final games followed by pick-up and prize-giving 11am-4pm
BFF screening at 7pm includes Bike Polo movie so we should all try to support it.
After that y'all can go home!

Housing:
Please email Cecily (cecilyu@gmail.com) if you need a place to stay...
If you already know you're gonna stay with a particular person please let Cecily know anyway so she's not losing sleep worrying about where you're gonna lay your pretty head.

I think that's all for now...
Oh...dancing shoes, bring your dancing shoes!

Fiona

There we have it. One lucky (or unlucky) New Yorker will have the chance to play with two of the dumbest motherfuckers out there. Who's going to be the third on Team Most Annoying?

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Mallets Of Gayhem

Little Richmond Bike Polo

wait you and AB are playing together?

Heads up New York. I have recently purchased a new stock of ski poles so if anybody would like some let me know and i can bring them down.

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Mallets Of Gayhem

Little Richmond Bike Polo

what about some head s?

O.G.D.C.

Portland United
www.eighthinch.com

letting you know.......

Check out the shirts I'm making here...

http://fifocycle.blogspot.com/

If anyone wants me to photoshop their head onto a shirt to see how it looks let me know...

fi

TEAM UPDATE:

We're changing our minds...again.

TEAMS OF THREE. MUST HAVE AT LEAST TWO CITIES REPRESENTED. BONUS POINTS FOR TEAMS WITH THREE CITIES REPRESENTED AND FOR TEAMS WITH NYC PLAYERS ON THEM.

WE LOVE YOU.

xox
C

Holy friggin a! Which NYCer wants to team up with me and Uncle Hand Pusher. Anyone? Anyone at all? Doug?

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Mallets Of Gayhem

Little Richmond Bike Polo

why is nobody jumping on this? they must all be facebooking you or something

i'll gladly be on your team

nycbikepolo.com

Done. I dont even have to think about that

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Mallets Of Gayhem

Little Richmond Bike Polo

who from rva is coming to this??

nycbikepolo.com

I want my RVA aswell!
Ben bring some good tweek
rollin with the WOADIE?

O.G.D.C.

Portland United
www.eighthinch.com

RVA better be coming. They have a place to sleep in "Just Add Richmond, Richmond." If they don't claim it, it's going to "Little Richmond."

anyone need a third for this? Brendan BAD polo.

somebody say yes to this ringer!

Brendan, come back to the motherland for a tourney in toronto June 28th.

ooh that is tempting but i'm leaving NY on the 24th.

you could do chirs and gaylexis

is chris NY chris who came to Rouen? I def play with him, dont think i know alexis

oh you will you will. baton down the hatches. hide the sparks and red bull and cut the FOUR delivery off.

brendan, yeah alexis and i already have a third. some lucky new yawker is going to have a blast playing with you. i think it should either be our brendan or paul. or ian rva who now has your bad polo shirt you gave me. you could probably convince leon to come too.

nycbikepolo.com

sweet i keep checking back for the hook up. B

I'll be your New Yorker.

Looking forward to seeing all your faces in a few weeks.

Bicycle Film Festival Schedule: http://bicyclefilmfestival.com/?p=newyork

if you don't have a team with two cities, or you don't have a new yorker, don't worry. there are plenty of NYC polo players lurking on this forum who need out-of-staters. we're having a registration party on friday night, so you can hook-up there.

ALSO, some of my bike polo photographs are being included in the BFF Art Show (Joy Ride), that opens on Thursday night. Even more reason to come, and to come early.

xxx
C

UPDATES:

Registration BBQ at Second Chance Saloon. Grand St. and Manhattan Ave. in Brooklyn (659 Grand St.). $5.

We'll be there from about 7 - 11 and then we'll ride down to Public Assembly for Goldsprints and miscellaneous other bike things. My digits are 2oh7six5oh97six5. And email is cecilyu[at]gmail[dot]com. Let me know if you're coming. Let me know if you need a place to sleep.

xox.
C

I'm sleeping very well on the upper west side, at the apartment of a friend of a friend, thanks.

On Friday night I am tempted to go on the Times Up ride to Coney island and get back in time for session 3 films at 11:30 p.m. So can I register now? Or Thursday evening (if it's not rained out). CU at the party on 2nd Ave Thursday anyhow. I can be somebody's out-of-towner, but be warned, I'm not a great player, especially on this bike I got hold of here.

Nik Dow
Melbourne
Australia

Nik Dow
Melbourne
Australia

hey birdeye was that directed to me?

yup

ok so you me and who else?

I'm sure we can pick up somebody.

I made a MAP: http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF8&hl=en&msa=0&ll=40.714216,-73.9722...

Check it out.

Also, Boston...DC...Philly, you need places to sleep?

wait why have yall never talked about these cherry st courts??

they're usually overrun with oafs carrying hockey sticks.

who dont carry skates, mind you....

because we don't want you to DRINK THEIR MILKSHAKE

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

also,
don't forget to bring/make a prize!

we're getting some shwag from:
king kog
outlier
boneshakers
fifocycle
sonadei
laek house
and others...

but we need yours too!

I need an out of towner or two. Fucking shit I wanted to play with Alexis. I hate you chris. You no love me anymore.

skoota and I need a third Ackbar

What about Doodle?

Alright folks, this is your last chance to send me requests for ski poles... I swear I have a million and I want you to have them

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Mallets Of Gayhem

Little Richmond Bike Polo

X3

O.G.D.C.

Portland United
www.eighthinch.com

save some for pensacola when i get to ottawa??

alexis pleeze bring me a couple ski poles and some of that sweet ABS

...and can ya ask coach if he's still coming down?? when are yall getting here? do you need homes and stuff

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

yes please, a handful of pole
nycbikepolo.com

x3

x3

Ok I will bring all the pole I can. I LOVE POLE!

Chombo: unfortunately Brian is not coming down for this one. Just me and Robbie. And we are staying with Cecily but thanks anyway for the offer.
Ryan: I will still have plenty of pole to feed you when you get to Ottawa.
Ackbar: Cheer up little buddy, we'll play together sometime soon.

See all you guys Friday afternoon

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Mallets Of Gayhem

Little Richmond Bike Polo

yo Ackbar?!

O.G.D.C.

Portland United
www.eighthinch.com

godammit

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

BBQBBQBBQBBQBBQBBQBBQBBQBBQBBQBBQBBQBBQBBQBBQ

organic, grass-fed deliciousness and veggie burgers toooOOOOOO!

7 - 11

Second Chance Saloon. Grand and Manhattan Ave in Brooklyn. Look for the red neon sign that says "Beer".

$5.

room for one more...

yes get up here skeet skeet skeet

nycbikepolo.com

Wish Shane and I could be there with you guys!
Hope you're having fun even if it is raining

get up here we're drinking four loko in the rain
birdeye sucks
alexis and robbie are here
we need some hot boiled nuts please
skeet skeet skeet

nycbikepolo.com

so what are you saying their is room for one more i needs team?

Shp dc

Who won?

Thanks to all who came out for I Polo NYC. It was pretty radical, in my opinion.

1st - Tuk Tuk Lady Boyz II Men (Alexis, Chris NYC, Paul)
2nd - Das Weiners (Menace, Zachstar, Robbie not Boards)
3rd - Bonebreakers (Cecily, Fiona, Amandaconda, Doug [rotating])
4th - Happy Father's Day (Chombo, Johan, Amandaconda)
5th - Team What? No Way! (Brendan from London, Birdeye, Jason)

I could be wrong about fourth and fifth. They could be switched.

Other notables:
Male MVP: ZackMKE
Female MVP: Bri
Best Defense: Amandaconda
Way to Rep [most folks from one out of town]: DC
Canadian Consolation Prize: Ottawa
Best Prize: Robbie [original artwork]
Worst Prize: Chris NYC [a sticker...although this was a misunderstanding]
Xenophobia Prize: Adam Menace [for checking a cameraman from Brazil who was filming the game into the wall]
Farthest Traveled: Brendan from London and Nick from Melbourne
DFL: Tie between Werewolf Bar Mitzvah and the Leftovers
Best Burrito Prize: Gus Legit

More? I can't remember right now.

Big Ups to the Sponsors: Bicycle Film Festival, Neighburrito, Fifocycle, Laek House, Sonadei, Outlier and all the great prizes made by the players.

Word on the street is that the Great Hawkkkk took this....... and thats our here in L.A...

"We don't need no education"

Tuk Tuk Lady Boyz II Men.....

"We don't need no education"

a big thanks to cecily and fiona for putting together a relaxed yet organized tournament. don't forget to save a spoke card for rawbie boardz. thanks to alexis and paul for being such awesome teammates; it was a blast playing with you guys and i would do it again anytime. was it the lacrosse gloves? paul, how do you feel about the name "metronome"? cause you keep the rhythm like no other. and alexis, you brought the pole is a big way. sorry the green is so taxed here. thanks menace for losing that dice game. sorry robbie that you had to play with menace, even if he was trying to pass. rainy pick-up at cherry st was wicked on saturday; i'm probably injured more from those games than the ones on sunday. see you all in ottawa in two weeks. in the end, we all won because don juan sells four loko now. pictures please?

nycbikepolo.com

thanks so much cecily and fiona and especially birdeye and jason. It was a pleasure playing with and against you all, nice to play at the world famous pit finally. Thanks nick for the f**king excellent mallet keyring, i've been showing it off to all and the muchos tasty burrito. I *polo NYC oh yes i do.
x
brendan

my shins are still killing me from that foot/ball hockey robbie and i played saturday at cherry street. Pictures?

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Mallets Of Gayhem

Little Richmond Bike Polo

For those who didn't get enough Zach this weekend, take another look. Or 11 looks.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/8846803@N07/sets/72157620194979327/

There'll be plenty more coming, but I'm crunched for time tonight and wanted to at least get something up. Feel free to contact me if you'd like a hi-res or the raw file of any given image.

Cecily and Fiona - thanks! What a pleasure a nice laid back tournament was after many recent hectic crazy intense events. Don't worry about the bolts for the wheel cover Cecily, I'm equipped with zip ties like mad.

http://legitbikepolo.com

Boston/MPLS/Elsewhere
currently running Photo Blog www.gustavHoiland.com
formerly of http://legitbikepolo.com

Super thanks to Cecily and Fiona for hosting such a stellar event. Can’t remember the last time I had that much fun at a tournament. It was a nice event without the intense stress of the usual tournaments but with the same fun people and high level of play. Shout out to Fiona for housing and humoring me, Doug for loaning me a polo bike, Menace for helping me with the taxi ride to the airport, MKE Zach for the back brake, Brie for magically arriving as a guide to Redhook, Birdseye for rolling around the city with me, all five of my teammates for putting up with my drunken state on the court, and all the New Yorkers and out-of-towners for a great weekend.
Already looking forward to next year- Amandrunk

I thought Drunken State=New Jersey.

thanks to the hostessess for a much much fun polo tourny.. met some new people amanda you kick ass ... saw some great polo... took some notes.. got a burrito..and a free T...sweetest polo day ever cant wait to see you all in ottowa onelove johan
SlauGHterHouse Polo dc

where did the group photo of i polo ny get to? anyone have it?

doug took it. it's in oklahoma.