Machine Politics vs L'Équipe, August 2010. Photo by Steph Simcox
Fall Ballin' 2010
We have two great locations, but one is better than the other.
IF IT STAYS DRY, games will all go down at Scadding Court, at the corner of Bathurst and Dundas. We'll split up into two groups of ten teams (morning and afternoon) so no one has to wait too long between games.
IF IT RAINS, we'll need to move over to our backup location at Stanley Park, at the corner of Wellington and Walnut, about 10 blocks south-west of Scadding. If, when you wake up Saturday, it's raining, just go straight to Stanley Park. There are two courts at Stanley, so we won't bother splitting into morning/afternoon groups.
The weather calls for a chance of rain Saturday, so we might play Stanley on Saturday, and Scadding on Sunday. Keep your eyes on twitter.com/bikepoloTO or call/SMS one of the numbers at the bottom. It takes 3 hours to squeegee after the rain.
Here's a map of all events: http://bit.ly/crUEMk
We have awesome sponsors this weekend, you can find most of them on the map at http://bit.ly/crUEMk
Pac Designs www.pacdesigns.com
Zef Bike Co
Jet Fuel www.jetfuelcoffee.com
La Carrera www.lacarrera-cycles.com
Urbaine Cyclist www.ucycle.com
Under The Weather www.under-the-weather.ca
Liberty Street Cyclery libertycyclery.com
The Common Coffee
Cycle Solutions www.cycle-solutions.com
Bikes On Wheels bikesonwheels.ca
It'll be cold. Bring layers, whiskey, a thermos, extra socks, whatever it takes to stay warm and dry. We'll make sure that no one waits more than an hour between games. We're not expecting a ton of rain but you never know. We'll have a few tents in case it does, and we're renting a couple propane heaters.
We'll also have a two huge pots of chili, free for players on Saturday.
If yer from out of town and you don't know where you're staying, contact Shane (416) 274-6389 or firstname.lastname@example.org
9:30am: Pickup polo, registration, free breakfast
10:30am: Tournament starts
After: Party at Liberty Cycles, Unit 125, 171 E. Liberty St. We'll be selling some pretty cheap beer as a fundraiser for bikepoloTO.
We're going to use Swiss Rounds on Saturday, which is becoming the standard format for polo tourneys. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swiss-system_tournament. Basically, the idea is to get as many evenly-matched games as possible during the qualifying round. Teams with better records play teams with better records, teams with worse records play teams with worse records.
10:30am: Tournament time
We should be wrapped up by about 5pm.
Sunday will be double elimination, probably with the top 16 teams from Saturday. The exact number will depend on the weather.
see you saturday........