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Great Lakes Winter Classic

Friday, February 28, 2014 - Sunday, March 2, 2014
Host club: 
Toronto
Court size: 
1 court, 108x44, painted concrete (treated for grip)

At the Toronto International Bicycle Show

Friday 28th February - Sunday 2nd March

A high profile indoor showcase tournament for bike polo, with 1 court, surrounded by bleachers.

20 teams

Court: 108' x 44'. 4' strong boards. Painted concrete floor (we will be treating it, to make it grippier)

Thursday 27th: Court Build

Friday 28th:
Pre 12pm: preperation
12pm-4:30pm: Bench
4:30pm-8:30pm: Group A, 3 rounds
11pm-2am: Pickup at our indoor pickup court

Saturday 1st:
9am-1pm: Group B, 3 rounds
1pm-7pm: Combined Group, 2 rounds
10pm-3am: Pickup and Party at our indoor pickup court (tbc)

Sunday 2nd:
9am-5:30pm: Elimination

Registration won't be a click race, but will stay open for few weeks, with teams chosen by the following factors:

Teams who’ve played in Toronto tournaments before.
Teams with good results in top tournaments (NAs, Worlds etc)
Teams travelling from far
Teams who can play on Friday.
Team with NAH qualified refs, and experience of reffing big tournaments.

The reason for this is that the event organisers want to provide the best entertainment we can to the crowd, which includes having the best possible polo on show, and teams from a variety of scenes.

A registration form will be made available soon.

Location

Better Living Centre
Exhibition Place
Toronto, ON
Canada

Signed up

Registration is now open until Jan 12th. It's not a click race!

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1-LXr6KDoTrDpKkpu3NPpNtdVNcvg_HheVChwtpp...

More importantly: who is bringing skates? I should have asked you Michigan maniacs who was driving before I bought a plane ticket...

I haven't been on any sort of skate in 10 years but I second this. size 10ish please.

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The only reason anyone does anything.
For the lulz.

You're going to be there?!

You can usually hire them at Dufferin.

There will also be a beginners session on Sunday evening, from 9:30pm-11pm

Oh man, most excellent. Sports here I come.

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The only reason anyone does anything.
For the lulz.

The 24 teams that made it

http://www.podiumbikepolo.com/glwc2014

I vote that you change the name of this event seeing as it is not in the great lakes NAH region ;)

Oi! Winnipeg! I got two saskatoon boys looking for a third. Get at me :)

saskaboom

i clearly posted this in the wrong tournament by accident. how embarrassing.

saskaboom

Anyone going to be heading through buffalo on the 27th at about 3:42pm?

Say yes.

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The only reason anyone does anything.
For the lulz.

haha dont forget yer spray-on glue and duct-tape!

What are these courts like? Most of my curiosity is with regards to netting or something that prevents errant shots from popping spectators in the face.

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The only reason anyone does anything.
For the lulz.

Great boards with netting behind the goals last year. I imagine that that won't change. Been working on your golf game?

Learning from Koyo.

Really though, I had a shot get blocked when I played indoor in SF and it smacked some dude in the face. It may or may not affect my decision making.

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The only reason anyone does anything.
For the lulz.

Pretty sure we had netting run all the way around the open sides of the court. Behind both nets and along the side open to spectators. The side that was only a few feet from the wall where we entered and exited the court did not have netting as I recall.

This, we will have netting around the court, on all the sides where spectators are.

Hell yeah.

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The only reason anyone does anything.
For the lulz.