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The Westside Invite Polo Tourney

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Friday, May 22, 2009 - Monday, May 25, 2009
Host club: 
Seattle
Contact info: 
scrawndawn@gmail.com

The Westside Invite has taken place every Memorial Day Weekend for the last eight years in Portland Oregon. Now in its ninth year, the Westside will take place in Seattle Washington on the same weekend in May, Memorial Day Weekend. The events will start on Friday with an All Girl Alley Cat and end Monday with Bike Polo. Also featuring: Time Trials, Footdown, Skids, Goldsprints, BBQ's, and Main Race! 

 

Preregistration

e-mail: 

  • Team Name
  • Team Members Names
  • City of Origin

to riggsdt@gmail.com

 

 

Description of Events 

*Sunday May 24th*

  • Unofficial seeding matches/throw-in games for those not competing in the Main Race, starts at 12:00pm

*Monday May 25th*

  • Polo Tournament at Judkins Park
  • 10am-12pm Registration...$15.00 per team registration fee 
  • 12:00pm Start
  • BBQ (free to all)

Location

Judkins Park Tennis Courts
S Judkins St & 23rd Ave S
Seattle, WA
United States

Signed up

that looks like a bad spot to end a highway?

...they ran out of money, the road just runs into a concrete wall.

Dead Baby Bikes/Seattle Bike Polo

Dead Baby Bikes/Seattle Bike Polo

i want my belt back
www.polohaus.blogspot.com
AXLES OF EVIL

can you do a seperate mini-tourney on the saturday or sunday for all the canadians who want to come but can't get monday off work? i think that was discussed in an earlier thread but am not sure that a decision was made.

TOP CENTER 4-EVA

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

Sunday we will be having polo at Judkins during the Main Race of the WI (Assuming most of those playing polo will not be competing in the Main Race), then head back downtown for Race Awards and After party.

Dead Baby Bikes/Seattle Bike Polo

Dead Baby Bikes/Seattle Bike Polo

Is that the I-90 lid park? I used to ride by there every day on my way to work, I remember it because it was always full of old people at 7am doing Tai Chi. Those used to be tennis courts, is it a hockey rink now?

yup...still tennis Courts.

Dead Baby Bikes/Seattle Bike Polo

Dead Baby Bikes/Seattle Bike Polo

if there are no lights there the same company that donated tower lights for the sespi is also up in seattle maybe try to work that same deal out! rsc rentals!

not an option for this event, just can't get away with something like that nor do we intend to play past 7-8:00pm when it gets dark.

Dead Baby Bikes/Seattle Bike Polo

Dead Baby Bikes/Seattle Bike Polo

These are some sweet court...don't even notice I-5 because it is up on a hill. Although the beer store is a 5 minute bike ride away. Still Tennis courts.

One day single elimination for the belts...I like. Maybe I can even come this year. Dead Baby Peter nice to see you on the forum. You coming to Portland this weekend?

...Double Elimination

Dead Baby Bikes/Seattle Bike Polo

Dead Baby Bikes/Seattle Bike Polo

*bump* is may too far aay for people to plan on going or what? i'll most likely at least come for support of the more serious plyerz. as will be illustrated tomorrow i just play for kicks, and not for skillz demonstrationz. anyhow i can go on beer runs when everyone else is busy.

soo. jackie? are you on here? i think if you're down for it kayla and i would like to join forces with you. i realize you may have sumthin else going on since westside is gonna be on your hometurf this year, but let us know.

!

Yo Dawg I heard you like redundancies so we got a PIN number for your PIN

I coming for you drew,like a crazy monkey with a mallet a mustache and a mohawk!

Yo Dawg I heard you like redundancies so we got a PIN number for your PIN

Wow Tim you look good with a tan. I can;t wait to see you closer to summer time.

tim-are you playing with your same team from the tourney? i can ask you this on wednesday i guess, but oh well. technology!!! i'm just saying: team ginger seems to do pretty well...maybe we can have a back up team or sumthin'.
rory-watch it there buddy! the redhead is a surly but sensitive creature...and we tend to look out for our own-well, at least the female of the species tries to...:-* (in case this doesn't make sense it's just my way of griping about being a very pale skinned person)
who else is coming?!?!? you know you want to...

so Nick and I were thinking of coming from Victoria but we never received an invitation. Do we need to send our address.

This is your invitation holmez! This is not a wedding and I will not be sending out individual invitations on personalized stationary. If you've read this post consider yourselves invited.

Dead Baby Bikes/Seattle Bike Polo

Dead Baby Bikes/Seattle Bike Polo

I won't be there but the messengers from LA will be. That's 213 to be precise. Good luck Derek, Joe and Animal!

hoping to make it. Im coming from central cali (209) can we get a carpool going. Who do i need to talk to, to make this happen?

putting southern oregon on the map

Hey bro, I think they're actually flying up there, but if that changes I will post up here, or shoot you their contact info thru here. Good games in PDX!

Preregister your team NOW!

e-mail your:
~team name
~team members names
~city of origin
to:riggsdt@gmail.com

Dead Baby Bikes/Seattle Bike Polo

Dead Baby Bikes/Seattle Bike Polo

Lets hear who is coming to this shit portland has 5 teams seattle how many east van you got a couple how about you alex you got a team coming or any other oregon teams coming up as well how about spokane they play right anyone from not the cascadia region coming would like to hear from them as well east coast waiting for the cog huh well ill see you there too the belts are sweet.

www.polohaus.blogspot.com
AXLES OF EVIL

Looks like 3-4 teams depending if we have any secret teams from East Van. Most of us need to work on Monday so that cuts down on numbers. I am hoping some people who can't play Monday will come down to play pickup for the weekend. Martin you're all about Cascadia fun are you coming down for Saturday/Sunday? Still have not heard from everyone so maybe we'll have more.

PLEASE HELP ME GET ACROSS THE BODER

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

I am coming. i think my team will be ondRash and JIMMMM.

Wyatt,tim
EV OG

east van whats up? pre register any teams you know are coming for sure so we have a general idea. also would like a head count on who's going to be in town friday/saturday for pickup in addition to sunday pickup!

I think there are a few of us Portlanders coming up Saturday who would like to get a little bit of pickup in.

Is anyone from boise coming? or someplace east of seattle? I'm looking to end up in la grand sometime tuesday.

I heard from a guy named Kyle in Idaho, he said a team is coming out, maybe even some cats from Pullman. In addition to individuals from Philly, MKE, NY, and DC that I've heard rumor of.

Dead Baby Bikes/Seattle Bike Polo

Dead Baby Bikes/Seattle Bike Polo

havent actually heard from anyone, so far portland eugene and east van is it

Dustin i emailed you some more portland participants...though i'm not sure of specifics on all those people.
anyhow...this weekend! hurray! I'm looking forward to seeing some good polo!

i hear word there will be over 25 teams playing how are we going to work this one out is sunday now manditory do to the fact that there are way to many teams i am not complaining about the number just am curious.
www.polohaus.blogspot.com
AXLES OF EVIL

it's at the quick and dirty court from last year, so two playing surfaces. should be more than enough time with double-elimination. polo 'til dark!

We always make it work, and I'm skeptical 25 teams will actually show.

Dustin has a list of teams who've preregistered. Sunday we'll continue to preregister teams during the unofficial seeding matches (Teams actually competing on Monday should play as a unit on Sunday, all others throw-in) and work on brackets. This is clutch, Monday we will be closing registration and starting games at 12 noon sharp, no exceptions! Teams who arrive early on Monday will be played against matched teams in the initial stage of the bracket until registration closes and we really get it on. Like Petier says in the posting above, two courts, light until nine, we got this.

Dead Baby Bikes/Seattle Bike Polo

Dead Baby Bikes/Seattle Bike Polo

GAME ON!

Dead Baby Bikes/Seattle Bike Polo

iam coming i am going take a paddle boat and paddle across should only take a few hours WHO WILL PICK ME UP

if i am going to be that dumb might as well load up the boat with a couple of big black bags of green stuff any takers

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

robbie that is great you are gonna make it to the states after all this is one tounrey not to miss and its now in the emerald city Seattle.
www.polohaus.blogspot.com
AXLES OF EVIL

there's no way robbie is coming. sometimes he likes to jest. this is one of those times.

TOP CENTER 4-EVA

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

such a bummer such a bummer but martin you better not miss this one either.
www.polohaus.blogspot.com
AXLES OF EVIL

dudeman. i don't know when i'm going to see you next. i have to work on the monday and have kinda written off the whole weekend so that i could stay home and do my job. i have a buttload of marking to do. you going to cog? if so i'll see you there. if not, i'll see you in portland in june, calgary in july, seattle in august, nyc/philly in aug/sept and east van in september. well, there you go. now you know my schedule. and yes, i am a douche for missing two of the top tourneys of the year (and because of work for that matter!). xoxox

TOP CENTER 4-EVA

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

i love you martin its been to long and we will see each other sooner than we think cant wait to sit down with you and have a real talk.
www.polohaus.blogspot.com
AXLES OF EVIL

dude, i did a search for 'west side invite belt doom' and this shit comes up, BUT WHERE ARE THE PICTURES OF THE FUCKING BELTS?!?

seriously, domt make me get any whine-ier!

good luck pdx, yalls looked hot tonight!

--
Like the Care Bears said, "sharing (bicycles, F/OSS, alcohol and Josh's Mom...) is caring"

--
Like the Care Bears said, "sharing (bicycles, F/OSS, alcohol and Josh's Mom...) is caring"

who's house can I crash at? I sent a email but I don't know if it when to the right place.

Wyatt,Tim

EV OG OG(game)Budapest

Wyatt,tim
EV OG

********Seabass************

Check your mail box. You will find somthing from FedEx.

SEATTLE!!!

I am headed up tomorrow all by my little lonesome and would love a place to sleep. I've spoken to dustin about this all ready and just like to increase my chances of not sleeping on a park bench.

Anyone want to show me around? Where are the races happening?
_______
Marco!

____________
The only reason anyone does anything.
For the lulz.

Mike if you get this when you get up here give me a call and will make sure you don't sleep on a bench.

206.375.3021
Leon
Seattle Bike Polo

i wish i was there to rb1 pass out like a school boy in heat

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

I'd be there too, but I had to go to a ceramics festival with my girlfriend in 이천.
Sasha

http://lamoix.blogspot.com/

is 604 bounce those 206 bounce BOUNCE

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

I Know what you mean friend. BOUNCE 206!
EVBP

EVBP
nsbikepolo.com

ya thats why when ya came to my i had to BOUNCE YER assss out of my cribbitcTDYFUKYGILUGHTCH

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

Who won?

Chicago Bike Polo 2003-2008
St Louis Bike Polo 2008-now

Retired.

I heard it was #1 Seattle, #2 Seattle, #3 East Van

that doesn't help much, who was on the seattle teams?

first place was Soren, Seabass, Drew. second place was Leon, Dusty, Nano. Third was Ballz Deep

I recognize most of the names but a quick question? Who is nano?

What was the format? Who knocked off east van?

nano is an amazing player who hasn't really travelled far to play polo. we've said it before and will say it again: the west coast has some of the best calibre players out there. you just don't see many of us on the east coast or the midwest because travel costs are higher for us (it's also one of the reasons why europeans don't frequent north american tourneys much). you see one another more frequently as road trips are feasible. hopefully we'll have more westcoasters travelling in the next couple of years but you should all suck it up and buy a plane ticket this year: to seattle for the north americans or to east van for the crown. both tourneys are sure to have some of the best players on the planet.

TOP CENTER 4-EVA

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

Jonny, Nano played with Drew and Amanda at the ESPI this year. Martin there are lots of westies showing up on the east coast. Your just not one of them. Suck it up buy a plane ticket and get your ass out to Ottawa. Bring that Robbie boards cat with you.

i'll see you at cog brian.
and nyc in august for pre-worlds pickup.
and philly for the worlds.

TOP CENTER 4-EVA

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

soon buddy soon but for now if ya want to meet this POLO CAT ya going to have to come to myHOOD to meat me SO

BOUNCE BOUNCE

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

Sweet I'm looking forward to it. And by the way I'm in Van for the week before Seattle. And moving to Vic after.

Hey guys, some results,

First - Seattle (Bad News Bears) - Soren, Seabass, Drew
Second - Seattle (Come Play Polo) - Nano, Leon, Dustin
Third - Vancouver (Ballz Deep) - Peter, Rory, Chris
Fourth - Portland (Oscar) - Brian, Ken, Ringer

It was double elimination, ballz lost to bad news, oscar lost to come play, come play lost to bad news, oscar lost to ballz, ballz lost to come play, and then in a spectacular final, come play took bad news first game 5 - 1, but bad news took come play second game 5 - 4.

Thanks for coming everybody, and thanks also to the guys who helped to put this together. I'm looking forward to seeing the portlanders in about a month, and hope to see everybody else sooner than later.

MOVING THERE LIKE IN LIVING THERE

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

Yes sir!

its about time we got some flat landers to join are crew

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

I figure it is like being at the center of polo. Sat ferry to Van Sun ferry to Seattle. And no more shoveling snow in minus 30!

when ya play polo here you will never go back to women

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

That explains all the hugging going on out there

yay brian!! i'm so stoked yer moving. you'll be a victoia birkenstock hippie in no time!

TOP CENTER 4-EVA

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

Sweet, look forward to the good east coast polo brian. Message me if you need help with anything.

Victoria/Golden Polo

Golden/Victoria/Golden Polo

martin i dont get it what the fuck is a birkentock hippie

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

what a great weekend, so good to see you all and bask in the glory that is seattle bike polo. every match was a classic.

Wow...great final Seattle. So fun to see two teams so close with similar styles battle it out for the victory. Congrats to the Bad News Bears for holding onto the belts. Seabass now holds so many championships that I cannot keep track. Portland always a blast playing/partying with you all.

Can't wait for June! Nice to see so many new faces from both Seattle and Porland.

Well done East Van for lots folks taking the day off work to play on Monday. Seriously we need to change that in the future so we all can play. I honestly had very little interaction with the messanger events, although what I did see was a blast. Why not make the tournament a Saturday/Sunday event next year and catch up with the messanger events at night? Portland I hear you're throwing down so what are your thoughts?

instead of the west side invite we make the west side polo invite same weekend but all tree days with monday being a hat tourney and sat and sunday be the real games. who wants to host it next year or is seattle holding onto it again im ok with that. and i had a great time playing with all of you it was the hardest west side ever best teams ever put together for this one it was not easy for anyone in this one thank you again seattle.
www.polohaus.blogspot.com
AXLES OF EVIL

I think for it to really be the West side it should move to a different City every year.
Any west coasters out there want to make an offer on this one.

Leon
Seattle Bike Polo

DIBS!!!

I think SF would like to take a turn.

Thanks to Seattle for a great couple of days. I'm super glad I came up early and was able to hang out with drew and Rory. Pleasure to meet everyone who I hadn't before, and I am looking forward to coming up again just to play around.

Congratulations to the bad news bears for keeping the belts!

North americans here we go.
_______
Marco!

____________
The only reason anyone does anything.
For the lulz.

what a blast, thanks to all the guys and girls who helped run the bracketing and kept track of things throughout the day. definately one of the best days of polo ive ever had. like pieter said every game was a classic match.

THANK YOU SEATTLE!
for hosting, for winning(way to go Bad News Bears for keeping the belts,and to Come Play Polo for placing 2nd) for giving us all places to stay. etc etc. It was great to see old Seattlites and East Vancouverites again, and to meet lots of new ones!
The weather was perfect, the beer was free flowing, lots of good polo playing to be had and watched.
Sunday pick up and seeding day was the best day of polo I've ever had so far, it was great to play with all these different people with such a relaxed atmosphere!
Good job Ballz Deep on your 3rd place and Oscar on your 4th place!
Messman's baby daughter is adorable, for the record.
Seattle Drew did not seem worried at all the morning of the tourney,for the record. He's used to that belt being around...
"too too much fun"

ya you got the evbp players drunk thts why they came in third NICE MOVE i am on to you guys know

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

robbie, robbie, robbie...learn to drink first and then learn to play polo! i think that's in the bi-laws somewhere...

Yeh Yall, I was stoked to see 100 plus people to show up and play there hearts out. I wanted that belt hard and Mess'd up with a few shots at goal and for the belts. At least I can go look at them! Nice work Seattle I will get you guys back on Tuesday nights from now on. Planning on gettn down to ptown for hat games! Hope I get Rory and Tad! Oh yeh Robmie Boredz as a back up!
Messmann
bikepologuru
seattlebikepolo
since 1998

Matt Messenger
"Messmann"
bikepologuru.com
seattlebikepolo
since 1998

BACK UP YOU STAY IN THE BACK OF A I WIIL TAKE YOU TO THE GOAL EVERT FUCKIN TIME

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

AND IF HE DONT THE JAZMAN WILL!NICE AND SMOOTH LIKE SO IT WONT HURT
p.s. hi Drew. hows that deal you made with the dark one going for ya. I thought you were kidding when you said you heard a voice telling you to PISS in the espi trophy..... TWICE

O.G.D.C.

Portland United
www.eighthinch.com

Thanks Seattle I made it home safe all in oneshot http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=2863659 (14hours)
The polo(mostly pick up for me)was great, the city was great, the swag was great!!!
Cascadian Fuack ya.

EV OG

Wyatt,tim
EV OG

very cool. I coundn't see your route with the link that was given. But that is a really good time for here to there!
Messmann
bikepologuru
seattlebikepolo
since 1998

Matt Messenger
"Messmann"
bikepologuru.com
seattlebikepolo
since 1998