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Happy Wheels || Hardcourt Bike Polo Tournament || 12 april 2009 || Registration closed

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Saturday, April 11, 2009 - Sunday, April 12, 2009
Host club: 
Rouen Bike Polo
Contact info: 
happywheels2009@gmail.com

HARDCOURT BIKE POLO Tournament
ROUEN - FRANCE - Sunday 12 April 2009

Registration closed

The teams included:

Fabulous French Fuckers (FFF) || FR

BAD Polo || UK

Broken Legs || FR

Les jupettes || FR & US

Dans Ta Gueule, Puceau || FR

Marteau Players || FR

No Sympathy || UK & SP

Malletov Cocktail || UK

Follow || UK, PL & PT

PiqueMaxx || UK & CAN

Les Maudites Plottes || UK, DE & CAN

JiHaD || US & UK

Zombie RMY || US, FR, AUST

Seattle Super Stars || US

V.A.F || FR & DE

STRANGE || USA

Registration closed


Program:

Friday April 10 (free for players)
Concert at 106 in Rouen with:
Ebony Bones, and Nina Bobsing Casement.
With films dedicated to bike and roller racing competitions.

Saturday 11 April - Afternoon

At the center of François Mitterrand Canteleu.
Animations, initiations to bike polo, skateboarding, single cycle, skateboard contest
and exhibition of the sign BUD Skateshop.

Saturday 11 April - Evening

"Welcome Party" in a bar Rouennais + Projections + Roller racing.

Sunday 12 April

Bike polo tournament (Registration 5 € / player)
matches begin at 9:00 at the Stade Saint Exupéry de Rouen.
DJ + restoration

Sunday April 12 - Evening
"closing party"
Rouennais in a bar at the end of the tournament


Let's go:

Name of Team:
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Names of 3 players:
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Nationality of your team:
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Size of each players for the welcome's T-shirt  " S M L XL":
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Your arrival in Rouen:
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Your day of departure from Rouen:
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For housing:
We can offer hotel accommodation with breakfast in the heart of Rouen for a price of 23 euros per person / night.
You must notify us as soon as possible to make reservations (limited seating).
Contact Pierre-Adrien: happywheels2009 (at) gmail.com
Hotel info: http://www.hoteldangleterre.net/

Information:

http://brokenlegs-bikepolo.com
happywheels2009 (at) gmail.com
Tel 02 77 76 28 96

Bands:

http://www.myspace.com/ebonybones
http://www.myspace.com/battantbattant
http://www.myspace.com/ninabobsing

Forum FR:
http://pignonfixe.com/forum/comments.php?DiscussionID=6724&page=1

Location

stade saint exupery Rouen 76000
France

Signed up

what's the score with this tournament, any more info?

who's it open to?, how many teams, fees?, prizes? etc, etc

I'm in!

Yorgo
LONDON: http://bricklanebikepolo.wordpress.com/
PARIS: http://panambikepolo.blogspot.com/

Yorgo

Hi
Trailer of Tournament on vimeo.
http://vimeo.com/3004988

THE TEAM DANS TA GUEULE, PUCEAU.IS IN!!!

loving the trailer and poster guys

Yorgo
LONDON: http://bricklanebikepolo.wordpress.com/
PARIS: http://panambikepolo.blogspot.com/

Yorgo

The inscriptions are open.

(Registration is open...)

any north americans wanting to go to this, contact me i need to return to the mother land
my schedule is open
i make tons of money as a bike messenger
plus the rabbi is going over to be with pope at this time
lemme know

O.G.D.C.

Portland United
www.eighthinch.com

team rabbi is ready. just tell us where to board the plane.
you know how much strange we would have access to?

nyc

Who's the 3rd on team rabbi?

leon. but apparently he has defected. c'mon mark, let's go to france.

nycbikepolo.com

The teams included:

Fabulous French Fuckers (FFF) || FR
BAD Polo || UK
Broken Legs || FR
Vélociraptor || FR
Dans Ta Gueule, Puceau || FR
Marteau Players || FR
...

Biggest badass sickest hardcore court. And covered as well!!!

Yorgo
LONDON: http://bricklanebikepolo.wordpress.com/
PARIS: http://panambikepolo.blogspot.com/

Yorgo

it really could be you mark
there is nothing going on around this month
can you say EURO STRANGE!!!!!
j
faggot bike golf forever

O.G.D.C.

Portland United
www.eighthinch.com

let's get this done!

nycbikepolo.com

what major airport is this nearby?

O.G.D.C.

Portland United
www.eighthinch.com

Paris.

You could recreate this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paris-Rouen , supposedly the first ever intercity bike race (1869!), and see if you could beat the top finishing time of 10 hours (for 123km) on polo gear.

the best is after the plane to Paris, you take the train ...only 50 MINUTES....

hugo, can you give me more information about this train? i have only been able to find a train (the RER) from CDG Airport to Gar de Nord, and then i would have to transfer to Gar St. Lazare where i can catch a train to Rouen. But this would be over two hours total. is there a direct train from CDG to Rouen?

when are you leaving Paris for Rouen? we arrive early on Thursday, so perhaps we could all go together?

nycbikepolo.com

Chris, I think that would be the only way. RER to gare du nord, then maybe cycle to gare St Lazare (5 mins), then train to Rouen.
Definitely no direct trains..

Yorgo
LONDON: http://bricklanebikepolo.wordpress.com/
PARIS: http://panambikepolo.blogspot.com/

Yorgo

Nouvelle équipe:
Malletov Cocktail || UK

calling out germany and switzerland!!! can you hear us??

Yorgo
LONDON: http://bricklanebikepolo.wordpress.com/
PARIS: http://panambikepolo.blogspot.com/

Yorgo

Nouvelle équipe:
Follow || UK

Mise à jour des équipes :

Fabulous French Fuckers (FFF) || FR
BAD Polo || UK
Broken Legs || FR
Les jupettes || FR & US
Dans Ta Gueule, Puceau || FR
Marteau Players || FR
No Sympathy || UK & SP
Malletov Cocktail || UK
Follow || UK
PiqueMaxx || UK & CAN
Les Maudites Plottes || DE, UK & CAN
JiHaD || UD & UK
Vélocyraptor || FR
Zombie RMY || US, FR, AUST

Seattle is coming to this tournament I just sent an email informing them. I cant wait this is going to be amazing.

Leon
Seattle Bike Polo

hey leon
will be nice to see you again!
You coming just for this or staying longer in europe? there is another tournament the following weekend in Manchester.

Yorgo
LONDON: http://bricklanebikepolo.wordpress.com/
PARIS: http://panambikepolo.blogspot.com/

Yorgo

We have just booked our tickets and we plan on going to the Tournament in MAN as well. Then we will be spending the week after in England and flying out of London on the 26 and 27. So make sure you get all your people to represent because we our hoping to play the best teams in Europe when were out there.

Leon
Seattle Bike Polo

Yorgo I was wondering if you have any information for this tournament I think I registered and emailed the people a couple of days ago but have not heard back from them. I just would very much like to know if we have a place to crash or not. My team and myself have never been to Manchester so we know very little about it and any info would be appreciated.
Thanks
Leon
Seattle Bike Polo

Manchester is slow. they'll get back to you eventually...
I've emailed Nes asking for details about the tourney; format, teams registered, etc. etc. so I can you know, just in case, when she gets back to me.

Mike,
London, UK.

Mike,
London, UK.

There is a kid from rouen who lives in madison now named pierre. He is quite good at polo, i don't think he is going to make this tourney but he will play with you guys this summer. He was super excited to find out about polo in rouen.

so great, he comes to see us on the site pignonfixe.com
for us to have happen

Nouvelle équipe :
Seattle Super Stars || US

Drew, Sebastien, and I just booked our tickets for this trip and all though we are fly air France our first hub is on Delta. I just called them and they said it was going to be $300 for a bike. Does anyone know of a better way of sending this. The trip was already putting a big dent in our wallet but this is ridiculous.

Leon
Seattle Bike Polo

great solution to this problem guys; the bikes kick ass, and with those bags you have a near perfect set-up.

nycbikepolo.com

I flew Delta with my bike for free I think.
Air France is defo free

Yorgo
LONDON: http://bricklanebikepolo.wordpress.com/
PARIS: http://panambikepolo.blogspot.com/

Yorgo

Leon
Tell them it is "artwork" it has worked for me before.
By the way where did you get your ticks? The Rabbi might be loaded but he is thrifty...

O.G.D.C.

Portland United
www.eighthinch.com

Thanks I will give it a try.
I got my tickets on Kayak

Leon
Seattle Bike Polo

I bought a hockey goalie bag whith wheels for $60 CDN and I have not paid for a flight with my bike since...4 flights so far.

yea, i just bought a hockey bag today, on rory's recommendation, for $25 at a sports consignment store. looking forward to cheap baggage costs!

TOP CENTER 4-EVA

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

This sounds like an awesome idea. How big are the bags you guys have, and how are you packing everything in? Wheels and all or what?

get quite a large hockey bag. rory says: goalie bag. i figure if you ask at a sports store they'll be able to hook you up. i was able to fit my entire bike - with wheels - and all my mallets and still had tons of room for clothes, parts, tools, etc. rorybear was able to fit two bikes into his if i remember correctly.

TOP CENTER 4-EVA

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

martin your bag is pointless unless you're using it. come to france with me.

nycbikepolo.com

no can do friend. where the fuck do you get all your money?

TOP CENTER 4-EVA

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

i thought you knew. i'm sponsored by tpl.
besides, trips pay for themselves when you rob strange on the way out in the morning.
throw in rabbi white and i'm good to go.

nycbikepolo.com

but tpl sponsorship only gives you cuddles from mark. be honest here saint christopher...

TOP CENTER 4-EVA

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

In the states, you sometimes have to pay for the domestic leg of your flight. The longhaul part should be free. I got stung hard on this over xmas, not knowing it was in effect over there.
Definitely look into the 'artwork' and other sports equipment options. You could also use your bikebag (or hockey bag) as your main luggage stuffing it full of your clothes and whatnot, possibly paying a smaller amount.
See ya in France!

Mike,
London, UK.

Mike,
London, UK.

oh God i just slipped down some stairs....
Chris lets put a French fry on the team!
Maybe even some roll off strange we meet on the train

O.G.D.C.

Portland United
www.eighthinch.com

The americans are comming...
Leon can't be the only globetrotting polo tramp.
As I put finger to keyboard the great and generous rabbi is purchasing tickets for christopher and I
We are still looking for a third usa douchebag....
RICHMOND!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

O.G.D.C.

Portland United
www.eighthinch.com

DONE TEAM STRANGE IN THE HOUSE
Chris nyc
jas dc
Sean RICHMOND!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Cant wait this is going to be so much fun
Remember Leon I know your Wizerdry

O.G.D.C.

Portland United
www.eighthinch.com

Les 16 équipes pour le tournoi de Bike polo:

Fabulous French Fuckers (FFF) || FR
BAD Polo || UK
Broken Legs || FR
Les jupettes || FR & US
Dans Ta Gueule, Puceau || FR
Marteau Players || FR
No Sympathy || UK & SP
Malletov Cocktail || UK
Follow || UK, PL & PT
PiqueMaxx || UK & CAN
Les Maudites Plottes || UK, DE & CAN
JiHaD || US & UK
Vélociraptor || FR
Zombie RMY || US, FR, AUST
Seattle Super Stars || US
V.A.F || FR & DE

WE GOING TO FRANCE!!!!!!!!

http://www.culturebully.com/the-evaporators-im-going-to-france-video

TOP CENTER 4-EVA

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

Team: Strange
Players: Jason (DC), Sean (RVA), Chris (NYC)
T-Shirts: I think all XL
Arrival: April 9
Departure: April 13

nycbikepolo.com

STRANGE!!!!!!!!!
Did sean get a hold you?
this is going to so awesome...

O.G.D.C.

Portland United
www.eighthinch.com

fuck bitch cant be there want to be there but for some reason uncle sam says NO because something about putting that guy in a wheel chair should'nt have made fun of me fuckin bitch asshole

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

Registration closed

The teams included:

Fabulous French Fuckers (FFF) || FR
BAD Polo || UK
Broken Legs || FR
Les jupettes || FR & US
Dans Ta Gueule, Puceau || FR
Marteau Players || FR
No Sympathy || UK & SP
Malletov Cocktail || UK
Follow || UK, PL & PT
PiqueMaxx || UK & CAN
Les Maudites Plottes || UK, DE & CAN
JiHaD || US & UK
Zombie RMY || US, FR, AUST
Seattle Super Stars || US
V.A.F || FR & DE
STRANGE || USA

Registration closed

Hey Leon
Who is going to be on your "all star" team?

O.G.D.C.

Portland United
www.eighthinch.com

Seabass and Drew are going to be my team.

Leon
Seattle Bike Polo

Im a bit concerned. team strange is not listed on the broken-legs website as a registered team. Were coming like it or not! Hope this is just a mistake

What are all of your plans are you going to come to the Manchester tourny the next weekend. What time do you get in to Paris. We should try and coordinate so we can get some OOTA action in Europe.

Leon
Seattle Bike Polo

we are flying in to Paris from NY on Wednesday April 8. We will be touching down at around 11:25am on Thursday April 9. Unfortunately we all fly back on monday afternoon but we should most definitely get our OOTA on

STRANGE is on the menu and in the tourney look at the header sean.

O.G.D.C.

Portland United
www.eighthinch.com

This is going to be interesting !

I've got my helmet on. Big rockstar compared to Elvis
KOOL KIETH
DR. OCTAGON
SEX STYLE
BLACK ELVIS
FOUR HORSEMEN
ULTRAMAGNECTICS
MATTHEW
TEAM STRANGE
ok i have an old passport
big love france hope you like KOOL KEITH
j

O.G.D.C.

Portland United
www.eighthinch.com

you can't tell me i'm not in space
with the national guard united states enterprise

my 7xl is not yet invented jas.
you'll see it at cog

TOP CENTER 4-EVA

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

Hi
Here is the plant of the city with the address and phone number :
http://www.eugeneetpauline.com/Happy...e-de-board.pdf

I want to fall asleep so bad but I'm so excited about this tournament, tell me, do the french really like cheese and wine as much as our american cartoons tell us they do?

I eat a variety of about 7 different cheeses every day, my lactose budget is about $400 a month.

Yorgo
LONDON: http://bricklanebikepolo.wordpress.com/
PARIS: http://panambikepolo.blogspot.com/

Yorgo

yep cant wait

O.G.D.C.

Portland United
www.eighthinch.com

just found this on pignon fixe

congrats seattle aka USA!

Breaking news: 1er Seatle's Superstars, 2eme Bad Polo, 3eme FFF, 4eme DTGP, un tournoi extra!

No Strange on the podium? howd they do? Seans leg okay from slaughterama?

Count it!

Cascadia putting polo on the map
www.polohaus.blogspot.com
AXLES OF EVIL

Strange did really well but got taken out by London's BAD Polo in the semis I think. Great tournament, great to finally be able to compare the level between Europe and the USA (the gap is narrowing....)
Sean's leg was purple-ish
Jas was drunk at the end
Seabass spoke french
Chris was extra nice to sub for my team
Drew was a true gent
And Leon blew everyone's mind with a goal shot off a bouncing ball, 60 cms off the ground. I hope someone's got it on video.

Yorgo
LONDON: http://bricklanebikepolo.wordpress.com/
PARIS: http://panambikepolo.blogspot.com/.

Yorgo

A bunch of good photos on Yann's blog here: http://www.yann-g.com/blog/?p=1796 . check out the awesome covered hockey rink... four times the size of Seattle's normal court?

notice
thanks yorgo, big love my man
i was drunk at the END...
did my best to remain semi sober the most of the time at least we only lost ta 1 and 2
everyone involveld with this program massive respect
pleasantly suprised at the level of compitition
go london!!!!!!!
still nursing my wounds from the "USURPER" and wanting to review the tapes as it is still unclear how 2 americans can colide so hard in france
i love you leon
to our hosts thank-you yeralt rules
SKEET SKEET SKEET!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

O.G.D.C.

Portland United
www.eighthinch.com

SKEEEEET !!!!

Really nice meeting you guys and seeing you play.

fun, fun, tourney, nice to meet you all fellas.
was good to see how the levels of play were not so huge apart
I hope I can meke it to Philli.

Rik
Berlin Bike Polo 2010
London Bike Polo 2008 - 2010

F'ckin' awesome tournament - props to all involved with organisation and everybody that turned up and played or supported. I thought London represented pretty damned well!
Great to play with all of you guys - 'til next time…

slamm // JiHaD

what an amazing event, from the pick-up in paris to the pick-up in the town where joan of arc was burned, to the actual tournament games.
guthrie, hugo, pierre, marc, you guys rock for showing us all around paris and taking us to and from rouen. thank you again and again.
yorgo, it was my pleasure to sub on your team. too bad guthrie couldn't secure a win for you too!
london: there are just too many of you cunts to individually acknowledge. it was one of the best parts of my trip to have had the opportunity to meet and play with so many of you. now switch to freewheels and come to the worlds.
jas: need i say anything brother?
sean: next time you travel internationally for polo, stay off the tall bike for at least two weeks prior.
broken legs: great job organizing the event. how can we get some of those beautifully printed posters?
i'll post a link soon to a bunch of pictures taken by roger.
brendan and everyone else who took footage: we've got to see that video.
skeet skeet skeet

nycbikepolo.com

WTF! G-rod, you didn't seal the deal? You need to return to MKE for extreme polo training

-hero squad * milwaukee, wi-

- Beaver Boys * Milwaukee Bike Polo Club -

The first throw in with you three bitches was fucking awesome. Made my weekend.

Great tourney, so good to finally meet and play against some of you americanoes. Massive thanks to everyone that organised it - so much fun.

here's a pic of the final score board for those interested

oh my god, hearing drew in translation is too much. hilarious.

hey chris!
thanks for making our crap team win one game. We played like shit all day, even Guthrie couldn't save us. At least I scored ONE miserable goal against Strange.

As everyone said, this was an epic tournament, I think a turning point in the history of Hardcourt Bike Polo, in the sense that it was the first time that American teams came to Europe in a serious and organised way (Adam+Zack in Zurich was a FAIL, and Kev, Jonny and Ben in Paris included a very parisian Kevin), and met some form of opposition (although the finals were done in a few minutes...).

I think you guys inspired a lot of people, and made us realize how much progress there is to do still. FUCK FREEWHEELS though. But I'll give it a try...

Yorgo
LONDON: http://bricklanebikepolo.wordpress.com/
PARIS: http://panambikepolo.blogspot.com/

Yorgo

i take offense at that. you can take the kanuckunuck out of canada but you cat put the perisian in him. thats fine though, you know the teams that played at this last tournement never make it to the top eight of any decent tournys here stateside. i doubt Jas has ever even been on a team that made it to the top 16.

Question is, can you put the kanuckunuck back into canada? i just got my free health care back last week so it would seem so.

2/3 of that Seattle team, plus Amanda, beat the North American champs in Florida.

yeah but im sure canada was wasted after doing beer bongs and jello shots at the wet tshirt contest. and did u see all those pics of brian passed out in different places...he wasnt in top form.
www.mkebikepolo.com

not the same team, but ottawa none the less.

agreed, drew seabass and leon arent very good.

oh and as long as you think that way about freewheels they will continue to fuck you

"Seattle supertars", If your in town (Paris). Meet us at the Palais de Tokyo polo spot @ 19:00 today (17/O4) (Paris Modern art musuem).

It is time to play in the best spot ever ! Everyone heard of it, everyone know it was full (of water). It is now half dry. Lets hope our "sabotage" works out...

If anyone comes to Paris, come and try it out.

Do you mean today as in (16 / 04)? I notice in your post you write (17 / 04)? We are in town still and itching to play with you guys again.

drew they are playing today I think at the Palais De Tokyo. Just in front of the eiffel tower, opposite side of the river, a bit upstream. I sent a text to Seabass...

Yorgo
LONDON: http://bricklanebikepolo.wordpress.com/
PARIS: http://panambikepolo.blogspot.com/

Yorgo

what an incredible blur of a weekend thank you to all our French hosts, I had an amazing experience playing with everyone.
Heres my pictures from Paris and Rouen
http://www.flickr.com/photos/seans_pictures/sets/72157616797127385/

rough end to a rough week in paris, Onwards towards Manchester!!!

that's my team-mate, getting ready for boston!

Mine too, takin' the picture!

The London Polo Massive can't stop talking about this weekend. Sounds like it was amazing. More to come fellas. I can't wait until we start having big international events. (Which suggests we should make the "Euros" and the "NA" tournies opens. Fuck geography.

In the spirit of multinational solidarity solidarity, Malice International is leaving in 10 hours to take the European pride back by destroying the Seattle Super Shitbags.

MALICE for the people.

that's what i'm saying, i wanna go to the euros... when that thread was active on bikepolo.ca all those brits said "no way" for north americans... it's cuz there scared to get thwamped (that's what i thinkanyways) but big deal, when it comes to tournaments, the bigger the better. plus, the more regions and different teams represented the better... why prolong it. if europe gets crushed (which they will ;) ) it would still be an awesome tourney.

I hope there is a bunch of teams from europe in philly for the worlds... i'd love to play some european teams and meet you guys

-hero squad * milwaukee, wi-

- Beaver Boys * Milwaukee Bike Polo Club -

bring the new polo blood. i thirsty. Marco

Messmann
bikepologuru
seattlebikepolo
since 1998

Matt Messenger
"Messmann"
bikepologuru.com
seattlebikepolo
since 1998

for Leon Drew and Seabass

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

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

I hope that was after the game.

fucking hippies

ha ha priceless

Yorgo
LONDON: http://bricklanebikepolo.wordpress.com/
PARIS: http://panambikepolo.blogspot.com/

Yorgo

here's a few hundred photos taken by rutger van houten

http://www.flickr.com/photos/31682976@N05/sets/72157618072042434/

nycbikepolo.com