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Desert Polo Invite 3

Saturday, January 29, 2011 - Sunday, January 30, 2011
Contact info: 
daveycarfax@hotmail.com
Court size: 
3 courts, approximately 130ft x 58ft, surface is blacktop parking lot

!!CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!!

For anyone needing housing or transportation from the airport please contact: daveycarfax@hotmail.com
Rules are still being determined.
Pickup will likely be held Friday night in the parking lot just south of the tournament courts if the tournament courts are not ready.
Updates will be regular as posssible.

Location

Grace Community Church (North parking lot)
1200 E Southern Ave NW Corner of Southern and Dorsey
Tempe, AZ
United States

Signed up

3:50

HA! Amazing:)

Cadabbers - "We will literally stab you"

great find! i had no idea about this movie when i drew up the flyer.

give blood. play polo.

i figured it was inspired directly. awesome poster.

thanks kev,
i was just thinkin about cacti, tumble weeds and desert stuff.
and then a showdown. :D

give blood. play polo.

Jinxy wrote:

thanks kev,
i was just thinkin about cacti, tumble weeds and desert stuff.
and then a showdown. :D

And pree-mee polo players !!

Not Yet....Not Yet.

Yes!

Joey California wrote:

Yes!

Can we expect minors ?

Not Yet....Not Yet.

Unfortunately my boy will not be coming along.

I CAN'T WAIT!!!!

First tourney of 2011,,,countin the days.

Ride, bake, polo, repeat.

anyone from cascadia going? i'm itching for a semi-vacation.

East Van? Vic?

Bellingham -> Phoenix, AZ return flights $221.

2007 - King of The Juice
2010 - LEFTY MAGIC

What's semi about it?

Planning a long road trip?

I'm going to keep watching flights. Let's (maybe) do it?

Edit

Eff it. Used my travel credit. Flight booked. Looking for a team and a place to stay. I'll bring you treats from the Great White North.

chris bottles wrote:

I'm going to keep watching flights. Let's (maybe) do it?

Edit

Eff it. Used my travel credit. Flight booked. Looking for a team and a place to stay. I'll bring you treats from the Great White North.

so you're bringing us a moose, and tim hortons' donuts?

Probably a beaver. Lets be honest here they fit in bike boxes much better than a moose.

Cameo wrote:

anyone from cascadia going? i'm itching for a semi-vacation.

East Van? Vic?

Bellingham -> Phoenix, AZ return flights $221.

try southwest.com,
http://www.southwest.com/flight/select-flight.html?disc=0%3A18%3A1292599...

it says here flights to/from phoenix from seattle are as low as $119 one-way. it's about $270 roundtrip with all taxes and fees. they also fly to spokane.

also, allegiant air is worth a look. they fly to phoenix(mesa) from bellingham:
http://www.allegiantair.com/aaRes/aaBookingFlow_1.php

Man, not going to be able to make it again. Glad the POLO GOSPEL is rollng strong in Phoenix. Miss the Arizona weather and Mexican food

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

Not good Marco

Not Yet....Not Yet.

I really want to make it this time! hmmmm....

Fuck off

Who want it!!! Haha jp I live on phx an jus found out today bout the turny thatzz sad ,,,,

Man, I haven't seen you since NAHBPC!! I don't know how to get a hold of you to tell you what's up. Shoot me some contact info.

Cadabbers - "We will literally stab you"

Hit me up davey 602 434 7279 iyz my new number
How you been

Sad indeed

Not Yet....Not Yet.

cant wait to see all you guys again....

I should be going to that tourney in Phoenix coming down to cascadia

Play polo And travel

Thank you thank you, booked my flights when toornie was but a rumour, SF to Phoenix return $119 return with two free checked bags. Cant wait for 2011 open shooting season on everyones bottom bracket to begin. Is it hot enough in January for speedos ..... Dan Finger was asking

"So this is how it ends"MACHINE

Yo. PHX! ABQ should be bringing at least 1 team. Trying to rally the heads here to form another team. Can wait to play. Right now the ABQ team is me, BOB, and one of the Mats (Sheridan or Bernaur).

P.S. I thought this tourney was just a rumor but now it's official!!!!

Right on! i was wondering about you guys in ABQ. I hear Santa Fe has a club now? Any word from them?

Cadabbers - "We will literally stab you"

Did brett quit playing?

Be prepared for some mile high slaying.

Can't wait!

Cadabbers - "We will literally stab you"

Same spot as last year, without the rain. Really looking forward to seeing/playing polo with y'all. I hear some of you goats have gotten a whole lot better. Bring it !!

Not Yet....Not Yet.

I want to see a "creepiest mustache" standing so i can beat bob this time around!

SF will be sending at least 5 or 6 players... hopefully more as the date gets closer.
C ya there!

Lefty Bullshit!

Flight reserved.

gathering a shit ton of sponsors

give blood. play polo.

Nanaimo's officially going international proper (Seattle doesn't count).

you best protect ya net.

2007 - King of The Juice
2010 - LEFTY MAGIC

Seattle counts!
But CA and MX in one polo tournament, jeesh, sounds like the po-lympics.

Me and Wildman are gonna need a third, I got the lefty bullshit, Mavericks been playing grass for about 8 years.

MontonavousJush wrote:

Me and Wildman are gonna need a third, I got the lefty bullshit, Mavericks been playing grass for about 8 years.

"maverick & the beef curtains"?

Dirty mike and the boys

Glad you guys will be at this tourny.

Yeah man will be good seeing you sorry to hear your son can't make it

I hope you're all getting stoked for this tourney! Our sponsors/supporters are really steppin up to make sure we're well covered as far as prizes and product is concerned. Like last year, almost EVERYONE should be going home with something other than a spoke card.

Cadabbers - "We will literally stab you"

Can I expect to get another sheep?

HAHA! Was that you that got the sheep? I'll put the word out and see if we can't get 3...

Cadabbers - "We will literally stab you"

"Valleros" Too $hort, Joker and Pistolero will be attending this tourney...

"We don't need no education"

Bullets!

you ready to throw some 3's????

wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeew.

Itll be good playing with u guys again!!!.. watch out I got the boys on steroids..i think there taller than joker now..ha jp.. Cant wait to play!!

WORD!!

Cadabbers - "We will literally stab you"

two questions. anyone driving to SF after? got room for an extra canadian? and can someone in PHX front a front wheel? by removing mine i'm hoping to avoid $100 in flight surcharges. cuz thats some bullshit.

2007 - King of The Juice
2010 - LEFTY MAGIC

talk to Joker. he will show you how its done

give blood. play polo.

26? 700?

Cadabbers - "We will literally stab you"

26". preferrably with some braking surface left. any old rubber. mucho gracias. also need housing. guess i could've just emailed all this to you.

2007 - King of The Juice
2010 - LEFTY MAGIC

it's nice to know I can destroy your front rim (cause it's not actually yours)

3 2 1 HECKLE

Ticket is in the bag and I'm counting the days......

Wish sac was going! I want a rematch with you guys you guys are awesome! I'll be on the east coast, might be able to talk the team into it. I should be back by then, I'll keep watching this but it may fill up. See ya soon!

Deaddog- sacbikepolo

Do it! Would love to play y'all agin!

Cadabbers - "We will literally stab you"

Still looking for a 3rd. An exceptional goal-keeper, and the ability to switch positions quickly and effectively .

P.S. Love Lefties!

Let the Shit Talking commence, Screw all y'all especially you machine you kilt wearing nightmare! Team Nightmare DFL!!! muahahhahaha

Remember.. in Arizona Cannabis is a felony. As your lawyer, I advise you to either buy some edibles or hit the bottle all weekend. Also, don't litter!

Its only a felony if you get caught, hide your bud in your lunchbox then the dog will look like dumb ass!

oops...double post.

Maxxx wrote:

Remember.. in Arizona Cannabis is a felony. As your lawyer, I advise you to either buy some edibles or hit the bottle all weekend. Also, don't litter!

this is true, but the times, they are a' changin'. MM has recently been approved here by the voters.

at the courts: don't even think about it, we play in a church parking lot.
off the court/elsewhere: keep it discrete, and you'll be fine.

is it a problem if I look mexican?

2007 - King of The Juice
2010 - LEFTY MAGIC

Cameo wrote:

is it a problem if I look mexican?

you'll be fine, just tape your ID card to your shirt pocket. I KEED!!!

but seriously, just don't hang out at the circle K with the other mexican-looking canadiens, and everything will be cream cheese :)

Dus][quote=Cameo wrote:

hang out at the circle K

I love a good circle K, but Jerry's liquors is 2 miles from the church courts ... (S. Rural near Apache)

should be able to bike-thru the drive-thru yea?!

Devin

--
Credo quia absurdum

ATTENTION LOOSE CANNONS!
If you want a team you'd better get your names up here. I know you're out there. If the numbers and convo get to be unmanageable I'll start a "Loose Cannons" thread. But for now just post up on this tourney thread.

Cadabbers - "We will literally stab you"

Loose cannon here!

How many teams can you guys host? What is the cap?

I don't think that number has been decided yet, but likey somewhere around 36. Could be more...
We'll update once decided.

Cadabbers - "We will literally stab you"

Count one full team from Seattle in.
I Just booked my teams tickets it will be Myself
Seattle Drew
Warrior Mike
I can't wait to play with you Arizona boy's again you guys were my favorite teams to watch in NA this past year and now I will get a chance to play on your home turf. This is going to be a great!

Sweeeeeeeeeeeeeet!
Leon we missed you during the e.van crown while we were up there so hopefully you'll bring a little bit of your cascadian magic to the south west.

Well, poloverse, it's with a heavy heart that I have to announce this...
But Team Gravy Pants had a meeting last nite... and well, we are sending our
team with the original lineup intact over to this AZ tourney.... just thought I'd let y'all know
in case it affects your travel plans.... seeing how TGP just won this tourney in advance, I
understand if y'all need to get a refund on your tickets... or y'all can just play pickup after the
you're eliminated... (wow, how can Gravy Pants be such assholes??? Hahaha...)

Lefty Bullshit!

I dunno man... I've got some Scary Larry being shipped out here. You might wanna hold on to those Gravy pants of yours, or bring a clean pair.

give blood. play polo.

Is the original team the Siz, Jackie, and you? Cant wait to hang with you all again.

i have a crush on Jackie for sure

[:][][:]

*thumbs up*

Cadabbers - "We will literally stab you"

Yes, Team Gravy Pants: Xian, Jacki, Scrz...
There's a chance that we are playing in L.A. this Sunday, Jan.2nd also!
But it's not certain.... we are leaving Joshua Tree that morning... but LA
might be rained out anyway.... we'll c that morning, etc...

Lefty Bullshit!

I hope you stop in LA! I miss u guys! and girl!

The 29th is my birthday... What are you bringing me?

Cadabbers - "We will literally stab you"

four loko!

the 29th is matt's bday too! oh man, whatta weekend this is gonna be!

Ride, bake, polo, repeat.

I'm bringing you a truck load of heckling and a brand new never used one of a kind fun fur fauxhawk for your helmet. :-]

"So this is how it ends"MACHINE

Happy New Years Ya'll! 25 more days till some Desert style ass kicking!

Also get your orders in for custom wheel covers! I will be accepting requests until Jan 21st!
acwainscott@gmail.com
$20 each or $30 for 2 (special for DPI3 players only)

give blood. play polo.

Will there be pickup on the 28th?

is the registration fee same as last year?

OK we are coming for sure
our team;
Jush, Maverick, Machine.

so i hear its we are playing in a church parking lot. what does this mean for all of us sinners??? you know smoking, drinking, pounding, shotgunnng, ripping, toking, ect....

Julian be PUFFIN wrote:

so i hear its we are playing in a church parking lot. what does this mean for all of us sinners??? you know smoking, drinking, pounding, shotgunnng, ripping, toking, ect....

cigs are ok, i'll see if i can pick up some of those "smoke-catcher" ashtray towers for the court area.

drinking: (pounding, shotgunning, social lubricant etc) not at the court. there is a park about 1/4 mile north of the court for maxin' & relaxin'. bring a coozy for your drink(s) for sure.

toking: (ripping, blasting, self-service lung removal) also not at the court. also, ask your housing if it's ok with them if you toke, most of them should be ok with it, depending on who you're staying with. if you are traveling by plane, or from so cal & you need help with that, let me know.

and hey, i'd rather laugh with the sinners than cry with the saints...

Dus wrote:

you need help with that, let me know.

and hey, i'd rather laugh with the sinners than cry with the saints...

we can bring alternatives to that from denver. think cookies, brownies, suckers, cola, popcorn, even coffee beans. all without the aroma, or smoke.

and dus, sounds like a paradise lost quote "better to reign in hell than serve in heaven"

oops...double post.

Dus any word on Fri. night pickup?

Nothing is set in stone for Friday night pickup. Depends mostly upon the status of the court build. If one of us is willing and available to transport the temp boards we use, we could possibly hold some pickup games in the south parking lot at our regular Monday night spot.

Again, nothing is set in stone. We'll have to play this by ear for the time being.

Cadabbers - "We will literally stab you"

Thanks Davey! Want me to bring you an In N Out burger or something for your you Bday?

There is an In-N-Out in tempe.

Sweet Jush and Maverick . Played with the Kiwi lads in auckland last night . 3 on 3 for 2 hours. They're holding down the polofort on the North Island and keeping it real.I'm arriving Friday afternoon at 3 ish so if ya wanna start court building I'm available from touch down, Phoenix

"So this is how it ends"MACHINE

Can't wait to play with ya Steve, yes i remember your real name, we are leaving noon so about an 8 hour drive depending on which car we drive. Davey Please E-mail me tu numero

Done

Cadabbers - "We will literally stab you"

Claiming the team name "El Polo Loco" not to be confused with Pollo (thats a chicken)

hopefully you won't be a chicken! (HECKLE!)

your heckling skills are weak

not as weak as your neck, chicken!

Point Maxxx

psh for your so called "heckling skills" i will bring ear plugs out here in the southwest as it gets we call it "shit-talking" heckling sounds to nice

do i have to not dress like a chicken or should i put on my best Loco Polo attire. Cluck cluck who gives a F?#$

"So this is how it ends"MACHINE

Looks like, I'm going to make it to this tourney, but I don't have any team mates at this point....anyone looking for a free agent?? Bottles? Maybe we can make team Alberta? Also looking for a place to stay if anyone can help me out.

JustinGullickson wrote:

Looks like, I'm going to make it to this tourney, but I don't have any team mates at this point....anyone looking for a free agent?? Bottles? Maybe we can make team Alberta? Also looking for a place to stay if anyone can help me out.

Hoorah!!! More players from Canadia!!!

-for housing, contact Davey Carfax, his email is at the top. His phone number is (1)-900-HOT-FUPA.

@ JustinGullickson: Hey man read your post, free agent too. If you want to team up, we'd just need a third... contact: javacr200@hotmail.com

BLOWING SHIT UP!
-CASIO

Congrats on being the first regional tournament of the year.

X poloverse

"So this is how it ends"MACHINE

"Registration will be managed by NAH via the web and will be detailed in the near future. Registration info for each qualifier such as teams, participants and registration times will be made viewable to all."

I'm wondering if we need to get our teams on a list already?

Go ahead and put Team Gravy Pants at the top of the list...

Lefty Bullshit!

Cant wait!

discount code: azpolo15
for 15% off @ state bike co.
http://www.statebicycle.com/
http://www.azbikepolo.com/

Everyone in the So Cal area : http://www.eplalimo.com/ (LA - El Paso Charter lines)
The bus from Colton to Phx is only $42 (one way) and it leaves every night at 7:30
I will be leaving Thursday night from that terminal, so if you want to join me, let me know

EDIT:
I called again and turns out they only run 1 (one) bus out of Colton at that time. So, if you want to go, let me know so I can make reservations!

give blood. play polo.

This is looking like a sick tourney! Can't wait to get down there to a play in the warmth. (Hopefully with no rain this year). ABQ may have 2 to 3 teams coming. We have a bunch of tentative maybes and people looking for teams. Anybody from Boulder or Colo Springs coming down?

Some boulder, who knows about springs, plenty denver

Can you post a map of where the courts will be. This will be handy for finding lodging.

BRINGING THE RUCKUS

Its hiding at the top of the page in all that info, but here is the link
Click here for the Map

give blood. play polo.

Registration opens for the DPI III on Wednesday January 12th at High Noon, Mountain Time. That's 11am PST. Any registrations received before this time will be ignored.

Registration is first come first served basis for 24 teams from the Southwest region (At least two players on your team must live in the Southwest) and 8 teams from beyond.

Registration is $75 per team, and includes $10 towards NAH. You are not considered registered until we have received your payment. You will be prompted to pay via paypal (you'll need a credit card OR a paypal account) as soon as you submit the form.

If registration doesn't fill up in the first week, the 25/75 restriction will be lifted and any remaining spots will be open to all on Wednesday January 19th at High Noon, Mountain Time

Registration is located here: https://spreadsheets.google.com/viewform?formkey=dEg2QnZDQmc0SW1zYlhJOW5...

I need a team if anyone needs another player!!!

anyone driving friday night from the bay area?
I am in Santa Cruz and want to bum a ride.....I have great treasures for my polo friends....

Beard Fear!

AZ BIKE POLO! I cant wait, DPI is gonna be EPIC!

Peace to All The Gods and the Earths, word is bond!

Peace to all the Gods and the Earths!

i hope you're not all taking this too seriously just coz it's a qualifier for Calgary. Remember, it's just another game of the best sport on the planet played by the most awesome people on the planet , so don't sweat it.YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAR,

"So this is how it ends"MACHINE

Anyone from the Bici Polo Tapatío club coming to this? It'd be so amazing to see a team from Mexico compete in the this NAHBPC qualifier.

Man, I hope so! That would be rad!

Cadabbers - "We will literally stab you"

shit just fell through with my teammates... :(

Anyone need a 3rd?

acwainscott@gmail.com

give blood. play polo.

I dropped an email. Are there any other free agents? Just wondering....

Speak up, free agents!!!!

Cadabbers - "We will literally stab you"

Many people in SF are now scrambling to form into teams. We also have people with travel commitments made many weeks ago.

I have a card up my sleeve for those with travel plans but it is a bigger effort than a handful of people taking 5 minutes to register at noon MST on Wednesday. It's potentially a non-issue if everyone can act promptly. I need your help if you're in that position and I will reward you with at least a frosty adult beverage.

For those with fragmented teams, see my post below for some valid alternatives.

If you have problems with registering, please contact me (email me from the contact page) before noon tomorrow. My hands are going to be very tied after then.

Smokin hot poster!

will there be a waiting list for the 25%'s

Portland United
www.eighthinch.com

Good question. No separate waiting list. We would look first to valid registration attempts that we had to turn away because of capacity during the 75/25 period. When that is lifted on the 19th (assuming some spots are still available), it's a whole new game. You'd have to re-try.

Looks like SF Badfingers are all in and coming to Phoenix. Stoked to see everybody and play some ol' fashioned desert polo! Thanks, AZ, for putting this on, see ya soon ~

Something to consider when picking your teams tomorrow. Your registration is reserving one of the two types of spots below:

1. You are reserving one of the 24 regional spots if your team contains 2 or more players from the Southwest region.
2. You are reserving one of the 8 non-regional spots if your team contains 2 or more players from the outside the Southwest region.

That said, here are some ideas of things that are possible:

- If you desire to change a player or two after your team has registered, you can as long as it doesn't change the majority you registered with. As an example, a team containing 3 southwest players could replace one player with an out of region player and not change their host region majority.
- If you have two out of region players still looking for a third or you have two SW region players looking looking for a third, you already have your majority. Register your two players and add in your third later.
- If you have 9 players from a SW club and you aren't sure who is going to be on what team, register the 3 teams randomly and you can sort out the rest later.

Also, here are some ideas of things that won't work:
- Registering a spot with one known player and two unknown players. We can't determine if you are a regional or non-regional team.
- Registering a spot with one SW player, one out of region player, and one unknown player. We can't determine if you are a regional or non-regional team.
- Changing your team majority from regional to non-regional or the opposite. An example would be if you registered a team having a two SW players and one non-SW player and then later wanted to replace one of the SW players with someone from out of the region. We would not be able to allow that.

If you're thinking of doing something non-standard, please let me know your plans. My suggestions above are non-standard so please let me know even if you are doing something I mentioned. We want to see you get registered successfully and make it as painless as possible.

Thanks for enduring the change that the NAH qualifier has brought to this tournament and doing your best to comply. The following 6 qualifiers will benefit from our difficulties.

We're all in this together people , so let's help out and set the standard for the next 6 qulaifiers

"So this is how it ends"MACHINE

Last year I had separated ribs and couldn't play, I really don't want to miss out this year. I AM A FREE AGENT, and im from the southwest.
If any of you know of a team looking or if there are 2 of you that want to team up, let me know ASAP please. Im super excited to play with all of you again.

Feel free to email or text to discuss. (text is the quicker form of communication)
469.323.9195
n.c.lessard@gmail.com

Hi organisers . If possible registration for tournaments should be 60 days before the tournie date due to the expense of flights. I winged it and booked flight to phoenix b4 the date was confirmed and b4 having a team coz the flights were 1/3 of the price that they are now............ just saying, i don't know anyone with a polo mama or dadda and we all know Mr Anderson's been lookin for a while now

"So this is how it ends"MACHINE

Alright. Just booked my flight. I'll be out representing Shandler(spelled Chandler). Are the firework stands still open?

kimbooooo

Anticipation on the outcome of the first efforts of the NAH registration first come first serve seeding.

any free agents still out there?

BLOWING SHIT UP!
-CASIO

Email Davey Jav.

aww sh*t! found a team... ready tempe for a FLAMINGO landing!

BLOWING SHIT UP!
-CASIO

hahaha, so its you me and Daniel Hoffman from SF (Max is stayin true to his South Central region roots)

now all we need is a team name.

give blood. play polo.

And the madness begins... the registration madness. 10 dollars going to NAH better be at least 5 dollars in Calgary and 5 dollars in Seattle by year's end.

hey jinx you still have that image of my wheel cover? make 1 more for me :)

BLOWING SHIT UP!
-CASIO

yup! no worries, got ya covered

give blood. play polo.

Lookin' at the reg list and the mix is lookin' pretty good...damn....SF, LA, ATL, SEA, ABQ, PHX...I can't fuckin' wait.

Ride, bake, polo, repeat.

X20000000

where the parties @ on friday and saturday!!!!

BLOWING SHIT UP!
-CASIO

I believe we're still determining the "Official" after parties, but will likely be at Boulders on Broadway. 530 W. Broadway Rd. Tempe, AZ 85281

Cadabbers - "We will literally stab you"

!!CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!!

Cadabbers - "We will literally stab you"

!!CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!!

Cadabbers - "We will literally stab you"

Or go to the top of the page and click "!!CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!!".
Not saying... Jus sayin...

Cadabbers - "We will literally stab you"

A few details on registration:

- There seems to be a delay between the time you hit submit and the time your info lands on the registration list.
- The timestamp is eastern time. Really your payment is when you're registered so as long as I got it after noon MST (2pm EST) I'm not going to challenge a registration that hit the spreadsheet before noon.
- Results are here: https://spreadsheets.google.com/pub?key=0Autj3tqs5MHTdEg2QnZDQmc0SW1zYlh...

For those not watching this event in the sports bar on the big screen, here is a summary after six and a half hours:

17 SW teams and 5 teams from outside the region have successfully registered. So, we have 10 spots in total remaining; 7 regional and 3 non-regional.

Hot polo

Reading the registration list causes my pacemaker to get twitchy.

Having serious issues getting my flight into Boston... maybe I'll reschedule and come to this... No snow forecasted right?

Kiersten wrote:

Having serious issues getting my flight into Boston... maybe I'll reschedule and come to this... No snow forecasted right?

No snow, & hopefully no rain like last year. It'll likely be mostly sunny, highs in the 70's, with a 100% chance of booze & a tomfoolery advisory.

Dus wrote:

No snow, & hopefully no rain like last year. It'll likely be mostly sunny, highs in the 70's, with a 100% chance of booze & a tomfoolery advisory.

can't wait for some warm weather polo. flying in that friday around noon and leaving monday afternoon.

also coming to Phoenix tomorrow till next week sometime. You guys play monday nights?

Sunday afternoon and Monday night

hotbike wrote:
Dus wrote:

No snow, & hopefully no rain like last year. It'll likely be mostly sunny, highs in the 70's, with a 100% chance of booze & a tomfoolery advisory.

can't wait for some warm weather polo. flying in that friday around noon and leaving monday afternoon.

also coming to Phoenix tomorrow till next week sometime. You guys play monday nights?

monday nights: 8pm-midnight @ the northwest corner of southern ave & dorsey lane in tempe. same location as DPI, different end of the parking lot. come hang out with us!

Dus wrote:
Kiersten wrote:

Having serious issues getting my flight into Boston... maybe I'll reschedule and come to this... No snow forecasted right?

No snow, & hopefully no rain like last year. It'll likely be mostly sunny, highs in the 70's, with a 100% chance of booze & a tomfoolery advisory.

And I need to do what I planned last year and wear a bathing suit that say bike polo on the chest and then we play with balls on the butt!

Naw, at the DPI you just get rained on. But aren't you Cascadians already used to that?

I'm still a free agent if you decide to come down here.

polopolopolopolopolopolopolopolopolopolopolopolopolopolopolopolo

Sarah, free agent?? What you're not on a team yet?

danya wrote:

Naw, at the DPI you just get rained on. But aren't you Cascadians already used to that?

I'm still a free agent if you decide to come down here.

Peace to all the Gods and the Earths!

bottles, still looking for a team? kiersten, where you at?

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carve. smash. eat shit.

Andrew Shitty Kyle from Santa Cruz was maybe looking. Lemme know if you want contact info he's not much on this board.

word. farmer john, where you at?

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carve. smash. eat shit.

mother.... you should have said something sooner dumbass

seriously!

give blood. play polo.

Fantastic line up so far . Snakebites shall be mixed accordingly

"So this is how it ends"MACHINE

Hey since I'm coming to this tournament, I'm just wondering how many polo balls I should bring...Can't remember who asked me now, but one of the people running this tourney I do beleive asked me to bring some....how many did you want? And Joey California asked for 6, anyone else looking for some good polo balls and wants to save the shipping costs? ($2/each and no shipping when you get them from me in person)

Yes, I would like about 5. thanks

What kind of balls are they? I would definitely be interested in about 5 of them.

http://www.mercurymessenger.org/poloballs.html these ones. They are the best balls I've been able to find anywhere, don't get soft & sticky in the heat, and hold up well.

how do they do in the cold? I think I'd like 4 please

JustinGullickson wrote:

Hey since I'm coming to this tournament, I'm just wondering how many polo balls I should bring...Can't remember who asked me now, but one of the people running this tourney I do beleive asked me to bring some....how many did you want? And Joey California asked for 6, anyone else looking for some good polo balls and wants to save the shipping costs? ($2/each and no shipping when you get them from me in person)

Hey Justin, put me (FLAMINGO) down for 6.

BLOWING SHIT UP!
-CASIO

6 red for me

BRINGING THE RUCKUS

I'll take 10. I can never have enough polo balls

I will buy 3 of those balls from you. In fact just fill up your whole ride with them and just open the doors at the tourney! lol

But seriously I will buy 3 of those.

Robin

I'll buy 5 for the denver club.
We've had some o the franklin balls explode at cold temps. I wonder if these do the same.

JustinGullickson wrote:

Hey since I'm coming to this tournament, I'm just wondering how many polo balls I should bring...Can't remember who asked me now, but one of the people running this tourney I do beleive asked me to bring some....how many did you want? And Joey California asked for 6, anyone else looking for some good polo balls and wants to save the shipping costs? ($2/each and no shipping when you get them from me in person)

Short memory. 30 for PBP.

Not Yet....Not Yet.

I remember you, remember talking mallet building...would know you to see you....just couldn't remember the name...

Any goalies out there wanna join a regional team????

are you and trevor gonna team up?

so i'm confused about what exactly is happening with registration here but i hope:
1. the $75 that i just plunked down actually reserves a spot for me, george and the CO master of lefty bullshit
2. it doesn't rain this year

I also have 2 boulder players looking for a third. hit me up if you are in need of 2 vivacious court masters.

I can guarantee you're registered. If the 29th is anything like today in Phoenix, you'll be very pleased.

awesome. i see we slid into the number 7 spot for out-of-region-ers.

who's back yard am i pitching a tent in this year?

Hit me up. daveycarfax@hotmail.com
I posted contact info for those looking for housing some time ago. My yard filled up quick and now, all f a sudden, everyone is hitting me up for housing.
At this point our housing resources are limited and are first come first served.

Cadabbers - "We will literally stab you"

Can you point us to hotels that are near the courts please?

hey davey,
i emailed you but haven't heard anything. is there still housing available?

nails done hair done everything did

Ditto! East Van is representin'!

about fucking time homies

2007 - King of The Juice
2010 - LEFTY MAGIC

We have random heads here in ABQ that would like to go but aren't sure what their plans are or don't have rides. Colorado people hit me up if you have room coming down and don't mind an extra person if you have space.

Looks like some east coast heads are rallying for this one too, DC and NY peeps?!!!!

I can't wait for this sick-ass tourney to happen!!!

word. if someone in abq would be willing to put us up for a lay-over (either/ both ways) to break up the 14hr drive, we'll see if we can accommodate a ride or two. how many of yous confirmed at this point?

Justin I'll take 5 Balls if poss..Thanks Man!

Peace to all the Gods and the Earths!

Justin i'll bring the bag of balls you gave me to pickup tonight.

People don't realize we've tried these things and in chilly SF they are rocks.

Ya they are better for warm weather when some balls get soft and sticky....in cooler temp I find just about any ball is fine as long as they don't shatter...These ones stand up pretty good in that department, but any ball will break eventually if its cold enough, and you hit it hard enough....but hot weather is where these balls shine.

Only 1 non-region spot left! Register and confirm with me before you buy plane tickets!

7 Southwest spots are still available.

hey leon..*edit**. REMATCH MY FRIEND... REMATCH

Portland United
www.eighthinch.com

ill take 10 of those red ball justin.. Thanks Broe

"We don't need no education"

I'm a free agent player from Boulder CO looking to fill out a team. I'll be coming down with Nick, Maxxxxxx, Lefty Blls#t, Jeff, Jared, etc. Been playing for a few years and seriously for a year. Anyone need a third?

FYI... Your only way in at the moment is to find two Southwest region players to team up with. Sarah? Dave Z? ABQ? SANTA CRUZ?

This could change on the 19th if all spots aren't taken. You would then be able to register a team having more than 1 outside player.

Yeah yeah... 7 spots left, there's gotta be some players who wanna play. Shoot me an email southwest allstars! I need two players like woah

0 - outside spots left
7 - Southwest region spots left

L M A O

Sorry my fault. I called him on the way to Boston and told him to hurry up.

so if your region doesn't fill its own 75% no one is really affected by a 25%'er...therefore ensuring SW players get slots at NA's...is everyone happy...ok good...can't wait to slay in a church parking lot again...
here's to hoping it doesn't end up with the LOBOP prez on the hood of a cop car!

Portland United
www.eighthinch.com

AGUILA wrote:

.can't wait to slay in a church parking lot again..

Can't wait to see you taco a wheel in a church parking again too. <3 u jason

Looked at the registered teams just now. Holy shit this is going to be so much fun! Cant wait to see ya'll again.

VOLTRON'S DICK WILL DOMINATE!

Peace to all the Gods and the Earths!

L.A WILL D8M1N8!

BLOWING SHIT UP!
-CASIO

actually, LA is just going to be fodder for "the kids" poloego. grass Assault will shut your play down, take the ball, score from half court, and take a deuce on your pride. good luck!

applen wrote:

actually, LA is just going to be fodder for "the kids" poloego. grass Assault will shut your play down, take the ball, score from half court, and take a deuce on your pride. good luck!

LMFAO! Aww, how cute :)

BLOWING SHIT UP!
-CASIO

I highly doubt this!!! LoL..

applen wrote:

actually, LA is just going to be fodder for "the kids" poloego. grass Assault will shut your play down, take the ball, score from half court, and take a deuce on your pride. good luck!

Peace to all the Gods and the Earths!

perhaps. but I'll be LOLing when it does.

me too. i play with these kids 3-4 times a week and they are only getting better and faster

Regional team still looking for a serious goalie!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! If you want to play let me know asap.

n.c.lessard@gmail.com
469.323.9195

Wouldn't it be damned sporting of us all to take one person each from 14 teams with all SW players and make 7 new teams , leaving 21 spots for out of region players to join in and thus fill up the tournament and allow us all the pleasure of having 21 xtra polo loving buddies to heckle and party with , all of who have a chance of qualifying............ or is this goin to be Strictly Polo.

"So this is how it ends"MACHINE

It would be damned sporting of us right chap!
cheerios!

Hey guys

Do you have a volunteer list? I wish we had one on Halloween. People wanna help but don't know what when how who. Stuff like setup, score/time keeping, ref etc... let us know.

and line judges.
yes, please let us know.

Very good idea Joel. I'll see what I can come up with. Thanks.

I need a 3rd!
unfortunately one of my guys is unable to make it.

the cool thing is, I can take either a SW or an outsider. let me know!
acwainscott@gmail.com

give blood. play polo.

Seriously can't wait for this! Can't wait to see my friends and meet a whole lot of new friends. May the good Lord have mercy on our courts.

Aw, quit fakin' it Jinxy! If you keep this up, we'll put Papa Gravy on your team...

Lefty Bullshit!

ugh! i aint fakin man... this is so frustrating!

but i am weighing a few options. i know i will have a team in time. just uughhH!!!

give blood. play polo.

you have been emailed!

Just a quick suggestion guys, the forecast calls for Voltron's Dick to jiz on all of you, so come prepared with your best rain gear.

Peace to all the Gods and the Earths!

This joke is not funny. Scano will u be in LA again tomrw?

; )

Peace to all the Gods and the Earths!

Nets or Cones for the tournament? IF nets, how tall are they? is the 2011 ruleset going to be released before this or are we working off the 2010 one? all technical questions for a nerd like me :D

Nets - 72" wide by 36" tall. MikeT and I will be making them this upcoming weekend. Hopefully it's a design that will be stout and reproducible for use in other tournaments. So far, rules are going to be just like 2010 NA's with some modifications for our specific courts and tournament timing.

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If they can withstand mailman jay running into them at full speed, I give it the thumbs up on being stout.

looking forward to the nets. that way there is no debate on if a shot was too high, or how turnovers work.
and no more drive by rear wheel clippings while someone blasts through the cones

give blood. play polo.

I still plan on blasting through the nets and taking our your rear wheel...

Cadabbers - "We will literally stab you"

Down boy, down!

hahaha...

gross.

give blood. play polo.

I have a set of goals I can bring. We used them at the NM tourney last April and they worked really well. Cones allow too much guess work. The goals have nets and are 72" wide by 48" tall. I can cut them down to 36" tall for this tourney. Let me know if you would like me to bring them or you want to buy them. They cost ~$120 for the Mylec nets and PVC. I would sell them for $100.

If you are looking for specialty PVC fittings check out this website: http://www.littlegreenhouse.com/accessory/pvc.shtml
They have all the 3-way 90s and slip Ts for sale. Mylec has sweet nets: http://www.mylec.com/mylechockey/Products/tabid/102/Default.aspx

Robin
805-704-1048

I'm not sure which design you will be using I just wanted to mention I really like the Euro nets with no top bar I feel like there better for bike polo allowing goalies to sit a little closer in the net an if there leg touches the inner tube or bungee it dosent move the goal. Either way it'll be fun see you guys in 2 weeks.

Good food for thought, thank you. Goals will be 1 1/2" steel and will probably have a solid top unless we find a way for time to make the clock tick slower. See ya soon.

Please make sure to pad them well. The all steel goals at ESPI were scary when games got heated.

If you guys are using steel then no need to bring the PVC goals unless you need a set for the third court. Definately have a top bar. Nets don't hold you up too well especially if people are getting physical with the goalies.

One thought, at the Colo Springs tourney, you couldn't rest on the top bar at all, essentially it was the same as a foot down. Did nationals have the same requirements? I hated it but it made for better action in the goal area.

Let me know Mike.

Robin

Hi Robin. I think we should be good if our Reynolds 853 goals turn out as planned this weekend. $100 is a good price for yours. I appreciate your offer.

Bar resting will be discouraged.

Bar resting should be treated like a dab.

Oh ya. Will there be refs?

Recent registrations from SLC and Prescott, AZ now have our available SW spots down to 5. If any spots remain on Wednesday at noon, they will be available to anyone interested (no regional restrictions).

We are now down to 4 open SW spots.

Is the google doc updated?

Yes it is.

Two spots left. Open to all.

Is there anyone looking for a possible third? Let me know?

I need a sugar momma so I can work less and play polo more!!

mr anderson wrote:

Is there anyone looking for a possible third? Let me know?

Looking for 3rd....contact me....javacr200@hotmail.com

BLOWING SHIT UP!
-CASIO

the Beehive Bike Polo Team will come down from Salt Lake City! see you, Stefano Chuck Dan

Stefano is an amazing player! Hell ya!

"The Hive" is going to bring it, we'll see how it all shakes out, totally stoked, yes Stefano has skills especially for being an old man and he isn't even the striker for our team ;)

you betta bring the Heat!
Chuck

Mallets will be available for purchase. HDPE and ABS, 39". If you have a special need, let me know soon.

JB

Not Yet....Not Yet.

N.O.D wrote:

Mallets will be available for purchase. HDPE and ABS, 39". If you have a special need, let me know soon.

JB

price?

BLOWING SHIT UP!
-CASIO

20 bux.

Not Yet....Not Yet.

Anyone need a ride from So.Cal? Leaving on the 28th at noon. Trying to fill my car so gas is a shared expense.

joey are you driving back as well? i'm praying for a ride to SF after the tourney.

2007 - King of The Juice
2010 - LEFTY MAGIC

Yes driving back to So.Cal after. Leaving Sunday night after the tourny. A little city called Upland.

i've been lurking on this thread too much to not say hello. hi, cya there, suckers!
joey says i have to limit my partying so i play better, doesn't he realize i'm a POLO PLAYER???

listen to yer coach, Donnie! lol

Peace to all the Gods and the Earths!

last call for wheel covers!!
even if you just want some blank pre cut rounds, let me know!!
after the 21st any custom designed covers will have to wait until after the tournament (unless its super duper easy one color)(then maybe)

Any covers ordered for the AZ tournament will be a special price of $15 (instead of $20-25)
Pre cut rounds are $5 each. If you miss your order by the tournament, don't worry, i will be bringing black and white blanks with me.

give blood. play polo.

Salt Lake will have a team Beehive Bike Polo Club or "The Hive" for short, this is going to be awesome playing so many teams from around the country. Yes I loose sleep thinking about polo.

you betta bring the Heat!
Chuck

awesome. i've been wanting to play with you folks. on the clubs map it appears we are relative neighbors, just have those damn mountains separating us.

can't wait for some hot adjacent-state action.

Slay! Joke! Slay! Joke! Qualify the team now! My ass ain't gettin to a qualifier anytime soon...

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

AZHC will have shirts for sale at DPI3 $12 black only

http://www.flickr.com/photos/juliovcastro/5278638345/sizes/l/

discount code: azpolo15
for 15% off @ state bike co.
http://www.statebicycle.com/
http://www.azbikepolo.com/

oh my god so good save me two at least!
-max

SAME SAME!

2007 - King of The Juice
2010 - LEFTY MAGIC

someone was inspired by courage wolf/insanity wolf. Awesome.

hopefully shitty registered Santa Cruz as a team. love to be there.

Minneapolis registered a team but it looks like only two of us are going to make it down. Looking for a third!

there is always illegal immigrants if you can't find one on here...

I look mexican. is this going to be a problem?

2007 - King of The Juice
2010 - LEFTY MAGIC

just carry your papers and its all good. haha.

it should make it easier for me to heckle you...

If there are any players on the fence about going, pick up these two!

I'll do a little braggin for ND.

http://vimeo.com/17764399

Watch the hat trick of laser beams he shoots in that game.

He's been playing just around 14 months. Which is insane because he's quickly become one of the best players in Minneapolis. Former hockey player showing us what ping pong passes and great shot mechanics will get ya.

Greta, ND's teammate, is a solid player. Able to receive passes and shoot when she's open. Good field positioning, will steal that lazy pass every time. Quickly picking up the skills she needs for fast breakaways.

As well as other prizes and sundries, this will be up for raffle:

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yes please! how much are tix?

We will be holding two raffles - one for the bike and one for the rest of the great stuff we're getting from our sponsors. Bike raffle tickets are $10 each and will be limited to 100 sold (you will be guaranteed a 1 in 100 chance of getting a bike for $10!). The other raffle will be $2/ticket or 3 for $5. Items in that raffle include tools, wheel covers, rims, shirts, lights, hats, awesomeness, and bragging rights (and more to come).

Those that came last year know how much stuff we have to give away. No player in this tournament will leave empty-handed!!!

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Freewheel Hayes hosts bike polo day. Great times! Thank you Dustin!

Good Times! Big Ups DUSTIN!

Peace to all the Gods and the Earths!

Dumb questions but Anyone know what the offical rules are or have a link to them? are the games timed or to a point amount like 5? Refs? First offical Hardcourt tourney and want to know.

you betta bring the Heat!
Chuck

It is one of the 7 NAH tours so I think the would be using the NAH rules. I think the most updated ones are at the link pasted below.

https://docs.google.com/Doc?docid=0AZwggtI5salfZHhjNDJyNl8yZm5wN3ZiZzY&h...

I need a sugar momma so I can work less and play polo more!!

thanks

you betta bring the Heat!
Chuck

Confirm or deny: Court-side taco truck.

Umm I agree with Bottles there should be a taco truck on hand!!!

I need a sugar momma so I can work less and play polo more!!

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