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LE GRAND ROYAL - a Brussels Bike Polo tournament - 21/22 September 2013

LE GRAND ROYAL - a Brussels Bike Polo tournament - 21st/22nd September 2013
Saturday, September 21, 2013 - Sunday, September 22, 2013
Host club: 
Brussels Bike Polo
Contact info: 
bikepolograndroyal(at)gmail(dot)com
Court size: 
1 outdoor court, 40mx20m, smooth and grippy concrete ground, also by rain, with high walls and proper goals

UPDATED 31/07/2013

"LE GRAND ROYAL (non peut-être)" - a Brussels Bike Polo tournament - 21/22 September 2013

In the heart of Brussels, same location as last year, 16 teams, 2 days, 1 perfect court (40mx20m, with high walls and a concrete, grippy surface) - save the date!!

Format:
16 teams
FRI 20: Welcome pick-ups + party
SAT 21: Swiss Rounds + party
9-12H Group 1: 4 rounds (160 min)
12-15H Group 2: 4 rounds (160 min)
15-17H Bottom 8: 2/3 rounds (90/120 min)
17-19H Top 8: 2/3 rounds (90/120 min)
SUN 22: Double elimination and Finals 9-17H

And, cherry on the cake for everybody who can/wants to come earlier, we have good hope to build the court one week before, meaning polo, polo, polo in perfect conditions every evening all the week long!!

Registration details:

Registration will open on Sunday, August 11th 2013, at 8PM CET, sharp (yes, 11 days away, and the tourney is 51 days away..).

It's not really only "First come, first served", because we don't know exactly the interest and the availabilities of people during this particular period of the year, so it's more about applying for it, and then, we'll make a selection on the basis of some criteria:

- Priority to complete teams but the tourney is also open for duos or single players who are looking for a third/team, so we'll try to put in contact each other.

- We'll try our best to welcome in the capital of the EU all our friends from all over Europe and abroad who want to visit us and our beautiful city since ages!

- We want to permit all levels and a maximum of countries/cities to be represented, beginning from the World and European champions Call Me Daddy to the tourney newbies from Luxemburg, or Aalst in Belgium (just as quick examples).

If interested and sure to come, please send on this date an email with all details to :

bikepolograndroyal@gmail.com

(ie Name of team, full name of players, contact details, t-shirt size, if accommodation needed or not, special needs, arrival and departure time, etc..)

Confirmation/Fee:

You'll have to confirm your registration by payment of the fee of 15€ per player (45€ per team) before Sunday, August 18th, at 12PM, via paypal or bank transfer (details will follow with confirmation email of your registration).
If not confirmed/payed (or contacted before the deadline), the slot will be free again for a team on the waiting list.

With the fee, you'll get a welcome bag, exclusive tourney T-shirt included, free breakfasts, reduction tickets for drinks (e.g. 1€ for a Belgian Beer) and food on the spot and for the parties.

Accommodation:

For accommodation, we'll try our best to offer free housing at home for a maximum of people, but cannot guarantee it for everybody (most probably only 1/3). We're trying to find with the city and schools a gym with accommodations near to the court. We'll give your more infos about cheap housing very soon.

Travel:

For (cheap) travelling, Brussels is very easy to access from all neighbouring countries by car or by bus, but also by train (Thalys, Eurostar, TGV, ICE...), with the nearest station "Brussels - Gare du midi/zuid station" only 10 minutes by bicycle from the court (or 3 tram stations away, on the line 3 or 4, station "Horta"), or by plane, either in Brussels-National in Zaventem (BRU, with i.a. Brussels airlines or Easy jet) or in Brussels-Sud/South in Charleroi (CRL, with i.a. Ryan Air).

More infos soon, so let's keep in touch, here or elsewhere!

We're now just waiting for the 11th of August and we want YOU!

Cheers!

BBP

Event page also on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/492102357545445/?context=create#

Location

Place Morichar
1060 Saint-Gilles/Sint-Gillis
Brussels, BRU
Belgium

Signed up

#LEGRANDROYAL

UPDATE

Everything you wanted to know about

FORMAT, REGISTRATION DETAILS, ACCOMMODATION, TRAVELLING and NEW POSTER/FLYER

but didn't asked? Here are the answers !!!

>>>> http://checkthis.com/bikepolo

Cheers!

#brusselsbikepolo

Registered Team list (tbc):

- Güacapolo, Brussels BEL
- No name yet, Brussels BEL
- Moteur Fuckers, Bern/Geneva CH (Dani, Sammy & Piks)
- Affront, Cologne GER (Kati, Jan & Mario)
- El Forensiker, Duisburg/Dülmen GER (Moggi, Philip & TBA)
- Choke Artists, Cologne GER (Timon, Fabrice & Hagen)
- Troy Horses, Caen FRA (Xavier, Quentin & Florian)
- Schnick Schnack Schnuck, Canterbury UK (Kristian, Adam & Mark)
- No name yet, London UK (Adam, Emmet & Rupert)
- ΔPΔÇHΣŠ, Angers FRA (Lucas, Brice & Ronan)
- No Name yet, London/Cambridge UK (Max, Matt & Josh)
- Simon Says, Antwerp BEL (Chris, Jaouad & Nicky)
- Jetpacks, Antwerp BEL (Ercan, Joshua & Styn)
- Fixed Vikings, Aalst BEL (Tom Calloens, TBA, TBA)
- Salade, tomate, oignon, Nancy FRA (Thomas, Fabien & Pablo)
- No name yet, Frankfurt a.M./Giessen/Münster GER (Jan, Lukas & Florian)

Waiting list:
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Looking for a team:
- Simon, Antwerp
- Mayeut, London

Referee:
- Mayeut, London

The registered teams have now to confirm their participation and secure their slot by payment of the fee of 15€ per player (45€ per team) before Friday, August 23th, at 12PM, via paypal or bank transfer
(all details will follow to the contact person with confirmation email of your registration).
In case of problems, they have to contact us before the deadline.
If not payed and confirmed, the slot will be free for a team on the waiting list (prior payment also necessary; if not participating, they will be refunded).

If you want to be on the waiting list, with your team or as possible substitute, want please send an email with all details (Name of team, full names of players, contact details, t-shirt size, if accommodation needed or not, special needs, arrival and departure times, etc..) to : bikepolograndroyal(at)gmail.com
and confirm your registration with payment of the fee.

Nice greetings,

Registered teams
Confirmed List:
- Güacapolo, BE/GER, Antoine, Sacha (Brussels) & Timmy (Nürnberg) CONFIRMED
- The Kardiacs, BE, Dan, Loran & Patrick (all Brussels) CONFIRMED
- Moteur Fuckers, CH, Dani (Bern), Sammy & Piks (Geneva) tbc
- Affront, GER (Kati, Jan & Mario, all Cologne) CONFIRMED
- El Instinkt, GER, Moggi (Duisburg), Chris & Clemens (Giessen) CONFIRMED
- Choke Artists, BE/GER, Simon (Antwerp), Fabrice & Hagen (Cologne) CONFIRMED
- Troy Horses, FRA, Xavier, Quentin (Caen) & Mass(Montpellier) CONFIRMED
- Schnick Schnack Schnuck, UK (Kristian, Adam & Mark, all Canterbury) CONFIRMED
- Mondial, GB, Adam, Emmet & Rupert (all London) CONFIRMED
- ΔPΔÇHΣŠ, FRA, Gandhi, Brice & Ronan (all Angers) CONFIRMED
- No Name yet, GB, Max, Matt & Josh (London/Cambridge) CONFIRMED
- Simon Says, BE, Chris, Jaouad & Nicky (all Antwerp) CONFIRMED
- Jetpacks, BE, Ercan, Joshua & Styn (all Antwerp) CONFIRMED
- Fixed Vikings, BE, Tom, Fratelli & Wim (all Aalst) CONFIRMED
- Salade, tomate, oignon, FRA, Thomas, Fabien & Pablo (all Nancy) CONFIRMED
- GUDE!, GER, Jan (Frankfurt a.M.), Lukas (Giessen) & Florian (Münster) CONFIRMED

Waiting list:
- Team Alost, BE, Marije, Dimitri, Gregory (all Aalst)
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Free agent:
- Constant, Brussels
- Michaël, Brussels
- Chan aka Andrew, Manchester
- Anja, Brussels
- Cameron, London
- Robert, Hamburg

Referee(s):
- Mayeut, Paris
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Waiting list still open.

More infos on accommodation and other important stuff very soon.

Stay tuned.

#LEGRANDROYAL

ACCOMMODATION UPDATE

FREE HOUSING

>>> https://www.facebook.com/events/492102357545445/

#LEGRANDROYAL

UPDATE

groups composition, format and timetable

Saturday 21/9

Swiss rounds 18 teams

9H-12H30

GROUP 1 / 5 ROUNDS / 200 MINUTES

1. Mondial, London UK (Adam, Emmet & Rupert)

2. The Moteur Fuckers, Bern/Geneva CH (Dani, Sammy & Piks)

3. Güacapolo, Brussels/Nurnberg BE/GER (Antoine, Sacha & Timmy)

4. Troy Horses, Caen/Montpellier FRA (Xavier, Quentin & Mass)

5. Affront, Cologne GER (Kati, Jan & Mario)

6. Schnick Schnack Schnuck, Canterbury UK (Kristian, Adam & Mark)

7. Fixed Vikings, Aalst BE (Tom, Fratelli & Wim)

8. Jetpack, Antwerp BE (Ercan, Joshua & Styn)

12H30-17H

GROUP 2 / 5 ROUNDS / 250 MINUTES

1. 'No Name yet', London/Frankfurt GB/GER (Max, Matt & Eddy)

2. Simon Says, Antwerp BE (Chris, Jaouad & Nicky)

3. ΔPΔÇHΣŠ, Angers/Brussels FRA (Gandhi, Brice & Ronan)

4. Choke Artists, Antwerp/Cologne BE/GER (Simon, Fabrice & Hagen)

5. El Instinkt, Duisburg/Giessen GER (Moggi, Chris & Clemens)

6. Salade, tomate, oignon, Nancy FRA (Thomas, Fabien & Pablo)

7. GUDE!, Frankfurt/Giessen/Münster GER (Jan, Lukas & Florian)

8. The Kardiacs, Brussels BE (Dan, Loran & Patrick)

9. 'Free agents international' GB/GER/USA (Chan, Robert, Bernard)

10. 'The Associates', BE, Aalst/Brussels (Anja, Michael, Dimitri)

TOP 8, FIRST 4 TEAMS FROM EACH GROUP, DIRECTLY QUALIFIED FOR SUNDAY

17H- 19H00

BOTTOM 10 TEAMS / 2 ROUNDS / 100 MINUTES

LAST 2 TEAMS ELIMINATED

SUNDAY 22/9

10H-18H

DOUBLE ELIMINATION / 16 TEAMS / 30 GAMES / 325 MINUTES

Sooooooo we had some problems to put the last scores on the podium, apologies to all our fidel followers.

Here are the #thegrandroyal final results :
Final won by Mondial (LDN) VS Wizard Sticks (LDN/FRA), 4-1
MVP: Eddy (FRA)
Best Youngster: Timmy (NUR)

#1 Mondial
#2 Wizard Sticks
#3 Moteur Fuckers
#4 Simon Says
#5 Guacapolo
El Instinkt
#7 Free Agents International
GUDE!
#9 ΔPΔÇHΣŠ
Affront
Choke Artists
Troy Horses
#13 Jetpack
Schnik Schnak Schnuk
Salade, Tomates, Frites
The Kardiacs
#17 The Associates
Fixed Vikings

Thanks to all our partners, all the people who help us for the organisation, the wonderful public, the weather gods and all the players who came.

First live pictures here: http://instagram.com/brusselsbikepolo

This success is yours, see you next year !!!