Machine Politics vs L'Équipe, August 2010. Photo by Steph Simcox
"High octane night" in your town? How do you organize it?
Does your club have a high octane night? i think East Van coined that term. A night for your A (and B?) players to play faster / more competitive / more tournament style polo.
I know it's caused drama in other places, and the one time we tried it in Toronto it failed for a few different reasons, and pissed some people off. We called it Fuck off Fridays, a nod to what Navid used to call Welcome Wednesdays, which became a weekly and pretty popular rookie night last year.
In the end it didn't really work, except for dissuading the rookies from showing up. So it was basically all the A and B and some C players, but no D players, the same as most other nights. We didn't have a good way to decide or communicate who the night was for. Someone recently mentioned the way some roller derby clubs do it--with skill and speed tests, basically.