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West Fixed Gear Jam

West Fixed Gear Jam
Saturday, March 19, 2011 - Sunday, March 20, 2011
Host club: 
Lisboa Bike Polo
Contact info: 
westjam2011@gmail.com
Court size: 
1x 30m x 20m (smooth+ endless grip dry or wet)

OK people. Things are finally sorted.

Here's how it's gonna work.

This will be a double event, with a Bike Polo tournament and a Fixed Gear Freestyle Jam, both international.

Things start on Friday with a welcome party in Lisbon's best spot to hang out -Bairro Alto.

The polo tournament starts on Saturday morning at 9am, and on Sunday it will be from 10 am till 18h. 14 teams divided into 2 groups. That way every team plays at least 6 games before the elimination rounds. Then it's on to the semis, followed by the game for 3 and 4th spot, and finally the double final!

For the fixed gear jam, the indoor skate park is open exclusively for fixed gear riders from 10 am.
From 9am till 14pm the riders can practice or do whatever they please. The Jam starts at 14pm. Riders will be divided into groups, and each group will have a predetermined ammount of time to ride the park and blow the judges minds. The top 10 will move on the the final, where another set amount of time will be given for riders to blow whatever is left of the judges minds. We're not specifiing the ammount of time for each part of the jam because it entirely depends on the number of riders present. (Theres already quite a lot of confirmed riders). Ladies get on over and we'll have a category for you as well.

As your probably noticed there's an overlap between the polo and freestyle events. Well, we tried, but there was just no way of making things work out otherwise. We tried to keep the overlap minimum, and 2 hours was the best we could get.

After polo on Saturday we'll be heading to the Sk8 park, for the finals, And a big Barbecue Party!

30€ per team
10€ per rider

We have a great list off sponsors and media partners. Check them out here: http://westjam.pt.vu/

Now, and so that everyone is satisfied:

The field will be ours for the whole weekend including friday, it has spotlights that start working as soon as the sun goes down. If partying or freestyle is not your thing, you're welcome to remain on the field and play pick up games. BUT there Will be a smaller field in the skate park for pick up polo!

There's information on places to stay on the site. We'll keep adding stuff in there, with all the information we might think could be useful. We're working on a bunch of other stuff to make things easier and more enjoyable, so keep checking for updates.

Location

Paço d'Arcos / Amadora Lisbon
Portugal

Signed up

Hi guys,
i just want to know if the tournament won't be cancel and how many teams can you receive because tickets are cheap right now... my friends and i have to take a decision quickly...
Thanx!!!

UPDATED!

So far:

Hienas (pt) : Francisco Oliveira, Hugo Barbosa, Tomás Machado - Rcicla Bike Shop
Ripa na Rapa (Pt) : António "Anta" Almeida, Pedro "Ribas" Ribeiro , Rodrigo Charrapeiro - Lucky Bastërds
Güacapolo (Be) : Antoine "Güacantonio, Julien "Güacamolo", Sacha "Güacasacho"- TBA

The Polo Tournament is Saturday AND Sunday (10am till 18pm followed by pick up games) .... forgot to put the sunday part in there.

All good now!

getting really excited about this! see you there!

Mmmhh....estoy mirando vuelos. Barcelona tiene que estar!

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El Vaquilla hubiese jugado Bike Polo.

looking forward to this, me and a friend will be coming from dublin, hopefully we will get to play but drinking beer and shooting photos is pretty good too

I'm part of two teams coming from Bristol and we are excited about this, especially as the court is next to the beach!! Is there any chance of pick-ups on the Friday ? Can we use the court on Friday?

sanyi wrote:

I'm part of two teams coming from Bristol and we are excited about this, especially as the court is next to the beach!! Is there any chance of pick-ups on the Friday ? Can we use the court on Friday?

Just read the write-up, pickups Friday.

14 teams registred. Anyone who registers now will be listed by order as replacement should any team back out.

Still waiting on the full list of names but as it stands now the teams are.

Hienas (PT)
Ripa na Rapa (PT)
Güacapolo (BE)
Poloholica(DE)
Polo Mo Thoin (Irl)
Miafasz (Ch)
Polodervishi (It)
Bristol #1 (Eng) - TBA)
Bristol #2 (Eng) -TBA)
CampoGrandeLX (Pt)
The Koolkets (Be)
Polo Warriors (Esp)
Zigadou (Ch)
Mongue Munique (DE)

7 Countries besides Portugal in a 14 team tourney is not bat at all!
And the freestyle event is also going through the roof! Check out the entries. A whole buch off eavyweights coming!

This is gonna be massive!!

Cheers to everyone who registred.

*(if you have not registred your full team players names try and do so till the end of the week please.).

Hey where are the TIOS from Barcelona? we would love to see you over here...imagine: Polo, Beach, Bikinis, Bear, Cheap flights from all over, and the best food in the world!
Sapo, glad to know that we will meet here in Portugal bring those Italians for the party!

MOSAIK Portugal HYENAS

What country is 'Ch'?

Isn't it Switzerland? I was following a list i found online.

Updated.

Hienas (PT) - Francisco Oliveira, Hugo Barbosa, Tomás Machado - Rcicla Bike Shop
Ripa na Rapa (PT) - António "Anta" Almeida, Pedro "Ribas" Ribeiro , Rodrigo Charrapeiro - Lucky Bastërds
Güacapolo (BE) - Antoine "Güacantonio, Julien "Güacamolo", Sacha "Güacasacho"- TBA
Poloholica(DE) - Anja, Katrin, Angie
Polo Mo Thoin (Irl) - Alex Stupar, Johnny O'Byrne, (3rd tba)
Miafasz (Ch) - Elena, Michel, Attila
Polodervishi (It) - Sapo, Marco, Tommy - RomaBikePolo
Sprocket Hogs (Eng) - Angie, Cab and AdyTeam Pie Plate (Eng) - Aidan, Tab and RichCampoGrandeLX (Pt) - Ruiaur, 2nd and 3rd TBA.
The Koolkets (Be) - Clément, Maxence, 3rd TBA
Polo Warriors (Esp) - Aleix, Rexo, Body
Zigadou (Ch) - Manu .TBA, TBA
Mongue Munique (DE)- Lorenzo. Eduardo, James

Any team missing a player? We a have a player from Croatia, playing in Geneva that wishes to play.

CH is Switzerland!!

Eddy Marx wrote:

CH is Switzerland!!

troppi nomi TBA nel team della confederazione elvetica!

The result is random the performance No

Certo che si! E per farvi una sorpresa... No davvero Il Manu is cracking down his string. Non la va fare cazzo! Vado io e cerco altre ancora sta settimana.

bugiardo...
;)

www.bikepolofano.blogspot.com
facebook: malaforca bike polo

Just thought i drop some news!

Everything is working out perfectly. We have the full support of the Town Hall. Hell! Even the mayor wants to give out the prizes!! All permits check!. Field is exclusivly ours the whole weekend, from dawn till 2h30 in the morning with lights! So there will be as much polo as you like. Beetwen Freestyle and Polo we have arround 13 nations represented (USA in there). 22 prize sponsors!!

Left to take care of, bassicly, all that is missing is Getting transportation to shutle everyone from one event to the other faster on saturday. Pretty much arranged aswell. And getting you a bigger discount on the Hostel! We'll see!

Unless the Mayan predictions where wrong the world ends in the meanwhile, THIS IS GONNA BE HUGE!!

Cheers!! See you there!

that all sounds amazing!! i can't wait! going to be a great weekend.

also the 3rd member of polo mo thoin (Ire) is shane

Wow, one month to go before Lisbon. Some of us are arriving on Thursday evening so up for some polo possibly that night or Friday morning. Anyone?

Yes, we're arriving already on wednesday morning, will try out the court asap and thursday, so it should be possible to play with you as soon as you get there..

Can't wait too!! 2 weeks to go now!

Cheers!

Ok Manu fucked almost everything up by: not going there first then not giving any news to organisers so lost the slot (nice anagram)! SO if someone is lookin' for a third/sub, i'm Laurent playin' in GVA for almost 3 years now, not so bad at playin but a bit angry sometimes. I really try not to be a dick on the court if you take me as a third... please

People of the world arriving on Thursday, you shall have polo!!
We want you all to get used to the court so there's no excuses!
My legendary mallet is awaiting. My hair though, does seem to have somewhere better to go. This tournament organizing business is one stressful endeavor.
And to that, the fact that Poloholicas backed out just made another handful migrate! SO:

THERE'S A SLOT OPEN!! i know there's some other team out there lurking in the shadows just waiting to pounce! Eddy find another 2 mates and come on over! It's gonna be legendary!

We're arriving already wednesday, so don't worry, we'll be on the court to get used to and get know each other.. Excited!

I must tell you that the Koolkets are possibly backing up too, quite sure about that, despite they're still on the list, but ask Clemsy Clem by yourself, I know that he will be in Lisboa for sure with his tricksters buddies and is looking for teammates, I mean..

Cheers, mate!

Yesss count me in The Moteur Fuckers GVA : Eddy Marx, Mario, Mr Pink
Cant wait youhouhouuuu

Glad you can come Eddy! And Geneve/Portugal flights are really cheap so extra money for Hardcore(court) Portuguese party! Will see you over here in Portugal!
Wellcome to Dreamland GVAs!

MOSAIK Portugal HYENAS

Perfect!!
See you in a few weeks then!!

HEY!! Where are the Spanish buddies???? Camilo wassss up man? Do you want me to pick you up in a gas station near Barcelona? Aahahhah

MOSAIK Portugal HYENAS

Joder...no money, but you have Los Warriors the most authentical representatives of Bcn!

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El Vaquilla hubiese jugado Bike Polo.

We will meet in Madrid then...Peace!

MOSAIK Portugal HYENAS

Hey guys,
we'll be arriving in a week earlier than the event and doing some travelling (by bus, not bike). is there anywhere that we can leave two bikes for the week leading up to this weekend? if anyone could keep them in their apartment or something that'd be great!
let me know. thanks

i'll give them shelter no worries!

Did you see the mail i sent you? Could you send me the information, i can get you the discount but it has to be pre-arranged as much time before as possible.
Cheers.

no, one of the other guys must have got the email. i haven't heard anything. is it about the hostel?

yes. I've seen your mail, il forward the information in a few minutes

just replied to your email there.

Some of Bristol are arriving Weds at 9.30pm at Lisbon airport, probably no time for games that night unless there are lights and it's late, we need to locate our hostel first but certainly the next morning or sometime during the day we will be there.

Anyone for late night throw-ins/pick-ups Wednesday night?

sanyi wrote:

Some of Bristol are arriving Weds at 9.30pm at Lisbon airport, probably no time for games that night unless there are lights and it's late,

Just read previous post regarding lights, does the 2.30am lights apply to Weds and Thursday? We can meet others later that night.

Rich, Cab and Aidan

sanyi wrote:

Anyone for late night throw-ins/pick-ups Wednesday night?

yes please, not sure when we go to porto but if we are in lisbon wednesday night count me in

The lights are shutting down every single day from now on at 00h, probably with a 10-15m error, (during the torunament days probably a litle bit more), so every night is a good night for Polo.
Just let us know when you arrive.
Fasten your seat belts and enjoy the flight!

MOSAIK Portugal HYENAS

But.... come monday i'm gonna ask for a extension on the lights. They've been really helpful so there should be no problem with that.

Who would like to share a double room/apartment in this youth hostel that is close to the courts?
I'm not smoking, not drinking, not going out for late.(I know these are not necessarily good points in the poloverse.)
I also wouldn't mind going in multiple rooms with other players, I just don't want to go with total strangers.

»»»»» Multiple Rooms (with other persons) 13,00 Euros / night/person
»»»»» Double Room with WC 34,00 Euros / night/room
»»»»» Double Room without WC28,00 Euros / night/room
»»»»» Apartment (4 pax ) 64,00 Euros /night/room

The Bisons;

i think there might be a hostel that is giving cheaper rates to polo people but if not then i dont mind bunking up in that multi room, there will be 5 of us from dublin

I had a blast.

Cheers to all the polo people there ;))

Amsterdam Fixed It ;)

had a great weekend,

thanks to everyone who made this happen!

the best weekend so far...
a lot of beer, lot of friends,lot of fun...
thank you Hienas and todos...
and prompt recovery PoLo!

thanks guys for an awesome time. had an absolute blast. met loads of lovely people, played some great polo and enjoyed the sun.
see you guys in barcalona.
woop woop

This was f***in' awesome. Everybody was so nice, the court was perfect, organization was very cool. Such a pleasure to play with relax schedule and ability to take part of decisions. Many thanks to all and hope to c ya'll soon

Eddy Marx wrote:

This was f***in' awesome. Everybody was so nice, the court was perfect, organization was very cool. Such a pleasure to play with relax schedule and ability to take part of decisions. Many thanks to all and hope to c ya'll soon

tout est dit..
+1
nothing more to add, except, can't wait for next year! Cheers!

Thank you all for coming, and those who couldn´t hope to see you here next year, as you can read "best weekend" so far,eheheheheh. How many times do you usually play under 25 degrees celcius, next to the sea, and with 50cts a bear?
HYENAS/ HIENAS keepin´it real polo in Lisboa

MOSAIK Portugal HYENAS