Machine Politics vs L'Équipe, August 2010. Photo by Steph Simcox
All teams welcome.
There will be no cap on teams.
Bump. Anyone thinking about coming to this?
MALICE for the people.
I'd say 10% chance for me.
in. and I bring some other Karlsruhe people for sure.
perfect afterparty after Berlin!
Berlin Bike Polo 2010
London Bike Polo 2008 - 2010
going to try will keep updated
Hey Damon, you and me?
im in be there the 17th ish. now i need a place to stay!
Don't worry too much about housing... we have a large community of players who'll hook you up with somewhere to kip.
(This will be organised nearer the time.)
Ponies and l'équipe 50 %.
make it 99.9%
Registration for the London Open will commence on Sunday 30th May at 10am. Registration forms will be available on the LHBPA site at www.lhbpa.org/londonopen.
Saturday 21st August 2010
Harper Road, SE1
Gmap link here
All teams welcome. There will be no cap on teams, but we will close registration on the 30th June. Registration fee will be £25 per team.
This year, the London Open will be the final tournament of the summer, where scores can be settled and grudges forgotten whilst partying and reminiscing in our beautiful city. Looking to the future, we would like the London Open to become an annual tournament that evolves year-on-year to attract the best teams from around the globe.
Format will be the ‘Circle’ format, with teams playing at least 4 games in the first stage followed by the top 16 teams progressing through to a single elimination Finals stage.
Friday 20th August – Meet & greet. BBQ and Throw-ins at Downham during the day. Guided tour of ‘alternative’ London at night.
Saturday 21st August – Tournament starts at 9am. Finishes at 9pm. Prizes. Big polo party starts at 10pm.
Sunday 22nd August – Hangover coffees. Experimental polo at Newington (with prizes), BBQ in the afternoon.
(Note. With enough registered teams we will be moving to a 2-day tournament, with no experimental polo.)
All players needing accomodation will be housed by the London community. Please let us know on the registration form if you need housing and if you have any preference on where you stay.
Opens Sunday 30th May 10am at www.lhbpa.org/londonopen
London Bike Polo
Flight booked. I leave from Berlin on friday. Check out Easyjet, fares are real cheap right now.
*Somebody please think of the children!!*
Facebook group link.
looks like we'll have a team from dublin this year .. maybe 2
see you there!
deadline to register teams is next week, c'mon people London is waiting for you!
Registration ends at midnight tonight (GMT), get in there quick if you want to register a team!
I'm going to be coming to this touney most likely if anyone is interested in picking me up to play. Coming all the way from america =).
"ok Mr. Schwinn fucking Armstrong!"
Registration is now closed and the 45 registered teams are up, this is going to be awesome!
Please get in touch with myself ( firstname.lastname@example.org ) or Andy (email@example.com ) ASAP regarding late registration and we will try to accommodate you.
Hey Max and I from team Grizzly are looking for a player to complete our team let us know if someone is up (the polofuries ?)
sup, we might have a couple of guys coming over from dublin that arent on a team yet, nothing is booked yet but i'll let you know if ye are still looking
my mate in london said there were a few heads looking for a team so it should work out
we're team lets get pista .. see ye there!
An awesome weekend looms and I'd like to let everyone know that if you're thinking of registering a last minute team, then you need to let myself (jon[at]lhbpa[dot]org) know by midnight tomorrow evening.
This allows us enough time to draw up the schedules and although we'd hate to turn any last minute travelers away we need to have some sort of firm deadline... tomorrow at midnight it is.
If you know of any players that are thinking of attending but don't have a team registered, then please give them a friendly nudge that they need to send on an email with their intention.
Thanks, I hope most of you are successfully recovering from Berlin, polo rocks.
Where will pick up be on Thursday night?
Probably at downham
Kings - LDN
Yep. The polo forum is here. http://www.lfgss.com/forum24.html
The Downham (NE) Court thread is here: http://www.lfgss.com/thread6372.html
The Newington (South) Court thread is here: http://www.lfgss.com/thread2632.html
If you go to the last page you will see the discussions for the day. There may also be a specific thread for what's going on Thursday.
La Schmoove are looking for a third for this.
Please contact me at:
1st place: Team Frown, Seattle
2nd place: Machine Politics, Chicago
3rd place: Polosynthese, Frankfurt
MVP: David, Polosynthese
Thanks to everyone who made it a great weekend, London rocks.
Thanks also to 14 Bike Co for their support, funding and prizes (custom polo bike frames for the winners, £100 vouchers each for second and £50 each for third).
Bring on 2011.
Can't. Stop. Staring. At. This.
just noticed the mallet going up and down!
I like how Rory appears out of nowhere
Wow, Rory just totally took out Joe. I guess that's about right.
Okay catfish, I'm going to move my mouth like this...
You're doing a pretty good dance Yorgo…
Way to go Seattle, Chicago and Frankfurt! Sounds like there was lots of GOOD GAME all around.
Ha, the Washington Post puts out a free paper of mostly AP articles called the Express distributed at Metro stop locations, and there was a picture of the London Open on page 2. Not that the Wash. Post hasn't covered DC polo, but funny to see polo from London in a local paper.
Shots of the weekend will be added to the London Open 2010 Flickr pool very soon, feel free to add your own:
(We'll have video footage of the final and "best bits" soon too.)
Player, Family, & Friend portraits up here:
The London Open final is up (a highlights video is in the works too).
View the final here: http://vimeo.com/14525676
I got some pics up on flickr too…
Frickin' great weekend of polo high jinx!
It's taken a while (sorry), but the highlights video is up:
It's 2011, where did the time go? More teams, courts, prizes, parties and polo!