Solo Polo in Santa Fe
Solo Polo in Santa Fe
“Come with your friends…Polo with some new ones”
Sunday, August 12, 2012 (Pick-Up Games Saturday 5 – 7:00 p.m.)
Host club: Polo Santa Fe
Contact info: firstname.lastname@example.org (Put “POLO” in the subject line)
Court size: 140 ft x 60 ft
THE CONCEPT: I think it’s known as a “single-player” where only individual players (not teams) register. Originally, Solo Polo was planned as a Friendly for the NM Polo Clubs (ABQ, SF and Clovis), but we thought we’d extend it out to any players who’d like to jump in. (Especially our friends in AZ, CA, CO, TX, NV, OR, WA and RIO.) This little tourney is not about established teams kicking the PUCK out of rookie-clubs. Here, there will be no pressure and NO bitching. It’s an opportunity to play and make new friends and maybe initiate some new people into this cool sport. So plan on bringing your rookie-polo friends.
COURT: 140 ft x 60 ft outdoor roller-hockey rink, with 2-3 feet tall concrete walls, rounded corners, and a 6-foot fence on top of that. Surface is single-slab float-finish concrete with only a few minor cracks.
SATURDAY EVENING (August 11th) PICK-UP GAMES: 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
SUNDAY (August 12th) – Court opens for Pick-Up Games at 7:30 a.m. Sign-In from 7:30 – 9:00 a.m.
BREAKFAST AT 8:00 A.M.: Bagels, Cream Cheese, Peanut Butter, Fruit, Bring your own coffee (and for good karma, bring some for the guys setting up.)
TEAMS: Chosen from a hat, from separate regional areas (example: 1 player from ABQ, 1 player from Clovis, 1 player from Santa Fe = TEAM A)
PRE-REGISTER: Save time the morning of…Post if you’re coming and we’ll put you in the HAT. Just check for your name before 9:00 a.m. at registration.
ASSEMBELING TEAMS: At 9:00 A.M.: Don’t be late. Games will start IMMEADITLY FOLLOWING ASSEMBELAGE & SEEDING.
MATCHES: will be 10 minutes or first team to score 5. (Clock stopped after each goal and restarted after offence crosses mid-court line). Championship round - 15 minutes. Ties will be settled with a 2-minute Sudden Death, and then, if need be, we’ll figure something else out. We’ll play as many games as we can.
12:30 - LUNCH PROVIDED: Sandwich stuff, Frito-Pies, Fruit. BYOB (The Park is Alcohol Free…so use your head.)
HOUSING: Lots of inexpensive hotels on Cerrillos Road, minutes from the court.
NO FEES – NO PRIZES
(Contributions accepted to help cover food costs.)
Please pass the word!!!