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Cascadia Qualifier - Registration CLOSED

Saturday, June 29, 2013 - Sunday, June 30, 2013
Host club: 
Seattle
Contact info: 
aaron.grant00@gmal.com

**As of June 16th**
Okay folks, you needs to be paid up as of as-soon-as-possible. There are a few spots left, but not many and I have received only two pre-payments, which makes organizing and buying permits really fun. Remember, no player hits the court without payment, and the sooner the more thankful your hosts will be.

It's gonna be a hot one!

-24 teams will advance to Sunday
-32 team maximum for seeding
-$30 per team fee, goes to NAH
-There is a Hardcourtbikepolo.org tourney set up for this event
-If you are registered, but have not met first payment deadline of June 1st, we will remove your team and bump a waiting team into the registered list (assuming they have their monies ready)
-I think this tourney might actually be fun.

Location

Judkins Park Seattle, WA
United States

Signed up

It's kind of a long drive but I'll see if I can make it.

Sounds awful.

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The only reason anyone does anything.
For the lulz.

So close to L.A. but I think its great.

It's gonna be pretty cut and dried. Show up, score some goals, drink some beer, go home. If you want a party, make it to the ECO or the Westside Invite (September)

Purely selfish but this is too close to my due date for nick to even go so if there was any way it could be 1 week earlier or 3 weeks later that would be better!

did someone say anchor baby?

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The only reason anyone does anything.
For the lulz.

actually, we are talking about moving this tournament back a few weeks. Stay tuned!!

Yessss.

That will never work.

Support polo babies! Move the tournament!

Awesome! Though of course it could be late too. But who knows maybe we can bring it. Guess we would need a rush passport. And I'm thinking travel might seem less possible once it actually arrives!

Awww.. Little baby "it"

Portland United
www.eighthinch.com

Stand by for imminent revision to a MUCH earlier date

Raddisson , need a teammate...???

david joseph"polony"wells

Okay folks, it's going to be an early one. We just want this to be a smooth, easy, enjoyable tournament. There will not be any Friday night party, shooting for a 10am start time on both days, show up by 9am, games will start and forfeits applied beginning at 10am sharp. We'll have coffee and breads in the morning and some cooking implements for lunch later on. Relaxing after the seeding will be at Cal Anderson for pickup and a nearby bar for recovery beers and camaraderie.

Not going to be charging any registration fee for this tournament but it would be nice if you could register by April 20th so we know what to expect and can schedule accordingly. Registration is now open at hardcourtbikepolo.org

24 TEAM MAX FOR SUNDAY DOUBLE ELIM

thank you for listening and sorry for the drastic date change.

Top of page says 32 teams into Sunday, says 24 teams here. I agree with 24 into Sunday. Just trying to clarify.

That will never work.

24 is the correct, NAH required, number of double elim spots. I'll update the flyer and top of page.

Gah, I can make this now but I already committed to Southwest Qualifier.

Quote:

-There will be no prizes, no payment for registration and no one turned away for the seeding day, all comers may cast their lots in with the rest of Cascadia

:)

This is great. Thank you Seattle.

Shoot. This is the only weekend between April and June I cannot do. Leading a field trip that weekend. I guess Big Country is looking for a sub.

Boo changing dates

Get a sub... for your field trip

I wish. Unlike NAH this was planned months ago. 5 days in Tofino. Could be worse.

Don't former World Champs get an immediate IN for NA's??

deng I wish I could get that Big Country spot!

i dont think so

I can't make any other qualifier. Get in touch if you want a solid third.
Sincerely,
Robocop

The music the moment!

Portland United
www.eighthinch.com

I also come with woadie as my own personal cheerleader for all games

Hey,

Get at me here. my teamate and I in ease van talk to Woadie and he said your a solid third for us. Find me at aseltine@dal.ca

looking for team, and ride from vancouver

hello Josh? Im a lefty and have been playin of late @ evbp. id like to play and can give you a ride. I have another player Andy Joe who would be up for it as well

I gotta wait for the dates to be settled... i'll be down at the tour of California in may

free agent here. looking to see who is interested in making a run at the qualifying spot.

Already in another qualifier but I'll be in Seattle during this so I'll wear a mask, get your team qualified and disappear into the night. Need a third?

321polo.net

I'm gonna put this riiiiight here.

http://www.rockethub.com/projects/20889-a-grand-return-for-the-cq-with-e...

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If you aren't sinning, Jesus died for nothing.

I got 99 bitches, one ain't a problem.

dude, we're still going back and forth about the dates.

Pretty please a little later in the season!

What? Stop playing with my emotions!

That will never work.

You should leave your emotions at the door, this is bike polo.

And we have been getting many requests from all sorts of lovely people.

Just hang on to your panties...

You have been doing so much, with so little, for so long. That by now you can do almost anything with nothing. I have put my faith and my heart with you. I can be found in seclusion, in the west wing.

That will never work.

promise we'll get this settled soon

Seriously...

What would "Big Cuntry" without the "BIG" let him play...

Move the date back..

Portland United
www.eighthinch.com

two beers or not two beers, what was the question?

Right. Like they moved back ECO. Fuck off Aaron. You peed on my couch!

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

That couch really tied the room together...

I may be polite in person (except for the couch incident) but my only real goal in life is to thwart you

Let's just keep moving this around until only Seattle gets to qualify.

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The only reason anyone does anything.
For the lulz.

here's this too
http://hardcourtbikepolo.org/polo/main/tournament/116.html
dates are NOT may 1st

i'm just a patsy

Really, you should just create a doodle poll and invite everyone to select from a series of pre-selected dates and see when most people can attend. I find this very useful when herding cats. Daily.

okay yes, this should have been done from the very beginning.

can we just do this at the club level? SBP can host a number of weekends, i need East Van and Portland to give Seattle their requests. this does not include every club in Cascadia but it should give a good spread we can pick from. if you're in Calgary and have a request, let's hear it.

wtf is doodle?

Doodle is a super handy tool for planning stuff, here's how it works:

1. You set up a poll with a number of potential dates/times for an event, and send it out to the potential attendees.
2. About a third of them fill it out, and everyone else ignores you.
3. You wait a week or so and then start harassing people to fill out your poll.
4. Another handful of people fill out the poll. Meanwhile, the availability of most of the folks who filled it in originally has now changed. Only a small minority of them will update their availability, and most of those who do so will fuck it up by creating a second entry and skewing the poll results.
5. Time permitting, repeat steps 3 and 4.
6. Based on the poll results, Doodle tells you how many attendees are available on each potential date. Assured of success, you select and triumphantly announce the date of your event.
7. Everyone yells at you over the internet.

Precisely!
And I was kidding about doodle.

I'll get Jeff to set up one for East Van and we'll get back to you about our availability after the qualifier...

Listen, I want Rory to go as much as the next guy, but if this gets moved to another weekend I can't attend I'm gonna beat you down Aaron. (you filthy couch pee-r)

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

okay, enough with the couch-peeing slander. and secondly, i'm pretty sure you live in the same city....so if your city selects dates together....i think you can see where this is going

Admittedly too far. Disclaimer: Aaron has NEVER peed on my couch. It was a little jab in poor taste. I wholeheartedly regret my comments and revoke them.

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

who pees on a couch? what you need to do is find a good sized childrens pool and piss in that. preferably with small kids in the vicinity.

Rory can answer that question. No, Rory has never peed on a couch.

Damn...

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

Fuck it, do it in July. You know the weather is going to be awesome! Polo then Beach ride and swim.

Yeah man, I'm with Elijah on this one. No reason not to, plenty of time to figure out who's going to NAs and no pressure to do two tournaments in 2 months. Besides, he's right. July is when the weather starts being predictable (WSI Oly 2011 notwithstanding).

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If you aren't sinning, Jesus died for nothing.

I got 99 bitches, one ain't a problem.

East Van's set teams are going to have problems (subs) with any other month than July. So we would really like this.

Bend the rules, NAH!

Henry is on the right track here... gotta appeal to NAH if we want July. It's outside of the date range for us to host this tournament.

July would have been awesome...
Though I can appreciate the problems with herding cats and deciding on a date.

I think NAH is a guideline rather than a rule. Fuerthermore they created the timing to allow for the fun tournaments during the summer (LA and BM) but Ladies Army and Bench Minor got scheduled in the middle of the window which is what has squeezed the qualifer. First week in July!

Isn't NACCs happening the first week of July?

Tough choice between this tournament and Vancouver's pre-NACC weekend.

Tough choice? No brainer.

Big talk for a guy who plastered 'NO FUN' all over his tournament poster!!!

The important thing is now Calgary, Edmonton, and Saskatoon can make these dates and have plenty of time to get teams together. I hope they have one hell of a strong showing.

That will never work.

Next year, we should stick with a month or two window and say "no auxiliary tournaments are to be scheduled during that time"

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If you aren't sinning, Jesus died for nothing.

I got 99 bitches, one ain't a problem.

Yes, I agree the qualifier should be held later, outside of the window.

It is set for the last weekend in June.

I spoke with members of East Van, Seattle and Portland and while I wasn't able to satisfy 100% of everybody, I got as many as possible.

Thank you Aaron for speaking with the NAH committee directly and explaining the difficult situation with the Cascadia qualifier date dilemma. It is completely understandable that the regional be set to a date that is most agreeable to allowing your best teams the most opportunity to compete. The goal of regionals is to advance the best to compete for spots in NA's and World's.

The exception is being made because the calendar for NAH was set after the announcements of the Bench Minor and Ladies Army, both heavily populated with Cascadia players, and both highly competitive events. This is something we'd like to avoid for 2014. The new/re-elected regional reps should be talking about this now and thinking about where it could be held next year, and what details would effect your region, such as climate, city events, etc that could help determine the calendar. The sooner we have this out the sooner other auxiliary events can be scheduled. A more formal bids or discussion center will be set up soon.

Good luck to all the teams in the ECO next weekend!

When's reg?

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

I set registration for April 1st.

NACCC pre-event in Vancouver that weekend. Bike Couriers don't play polo anyways. HAHAHA HAHA HA

You make the rules, I'll play the game.

Registration open for this now.

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The only reason anyone does anything.
For the lulz.

sitting this one out. possibly

Ok, in need of a 3rd. Anyone still single? Hoping for a good shooter if at all possible. Failing that, I'll take an awesome happy person.

--Nevermind. I think we sorted it out.

New floor boards..

Elijah and I are looking for a third since Drew Kinney can't make it (and his polo bike got jacked...frown).

Contact him via facebook.

Pete,

I have no facebook and wavier-ed too long on the tournament to get a team together. If your still in need I would be interested, Mark from Eugene. Let me know, mark.desil24@gmail.com.

I think I'm going to start coming up a little more often on Sundays and Eugene just started Polo back up weekly with Jordan's help.

Later

PoloEug

I've been trying to register my team on HCBP.org last couple days, but the site has been down. Anyone else been having issues?

free agent here looking for a team. i'm playing in osaka right now but will be back in seattle around the end of may in time for team practice!

Just to confirm, Thunder buddies team is in!!

Matt Messenger
"Messmann"
bikepologuru.com
seattlebikepolo
since 1998

Wondering if there is any housing available for myself and a teammate? Who might I contact about that?

That's me again. Sorry been dealing with other crap. Email me again. This also goes for everyone else who needs a spot.

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The only reason anyone does anything.
For the lulz.

so like, is there a chance to play in this tourney if an instant mix team is needed? i promise to do terribly and not get close to qualifying. either way, i'll be there to watch/drink/heckle. cya soon 206!

Doesn't every game you play count as a loss regardless?

- Sincerely
Olsen Aviles

medic... I need a place to stay I dont see your email address anywhere on this thread. Hook me up.

Also, it doesn't look like my team is happening due to stuff so if anyone needs a 3rd or a sub or just a good hug, I'll be there

copy

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The only reason anyone does anything.
For the lulz.

Just Paypal'd 30 bucks to aaron.grant00@gmal.com. Was that the right way to pay?

Now I've sent 30 to aaron.grant00@gmail.com. I just copied the address from the top and it was missing the i in gmail.

yup. haven't quite got the club account up and running....

mm4mw

Max F and I are looking for a third. No pic no reply

I will know tomorrow if I will be coming up.
If you are still looking I could be your huckleberry.

fuck ur face

Im keen if you guys are still looking.

Okay, the registration link can be found here: http://www.seattlebikepolo.com

Scroll down just a bit to see it.

Party ride on Friday night, classic downhill tour of the city. Polo bike friendly.

Blazar, if Eugene had a last minute team, could we pay and play.

PoloEug

Yes, I think one more spot is open.

seattlebikepolo@gmail.com would be the paypal address.

Anyone still looking for a third hit me up.

any word on the am/pm brackets yet?
thanks

Portland United
www.eighthinch.com

more information forth coming.

still nailing down the final details but there are actually not that many teams registered and we may do one bracket, not two...

both days, prompt start time of 9AM will make everything run smoothly.

I can't not delete a comment I didn't mean to make.

do you know the link for the live stream?

321polo.net

can we get a confirmation on one bracket or am/pm? maybe's do not a breakfast plan make.

2007 - King of The Juice
2010 - LEFTY MAGIC

One bracket, just asked Vince.

http://www.followpodium.com/cascadiaqualifier

Live Video Stream and Full Results!

MOVE THE CAMERA!

that's a little better :)

Wonders whether the seeds are negatively correlated to alcohol intake.

Any idea if we can watch the games recorded over the weekend? I missed some good ones.

Unfortunately no, none of the games being streamed were actually saved... I don't know the logistics behind that but it was kind of a last minute decision to stream and that was really the only priority. I wish we could re watch all of the games

Thanks Seattle for a great weekend and a fantastic tourney.