Archive for May, 2009

Results…

Hey for our special friend Max whos travelling in India, here’s a post just for him to catch up on tourney results:

Oxford Thingy – 09.05.09
1. SEX E – Dave (BAD), Sarah (Los conos), Andy-Lewosky
2. Cosmic Turd – Tomasito, Todd and Matt
3. Rotten Apples – Gabes, Em and Rik
words from guys guys guys (Andy formerly of mallertov cocktail)
“Awesome day. Without a doubt the best tournament I’ve ever been to, but I may be biased ;) Cheers to all the Oxford guys for putting on a fantastic day. And it was great to meet all the Oxford, Cambridge and Manchester crews.

Props to Los Conos for reaching the quater finals and playing some awesome polo. And Rotten Apples and Cosmic were both wicked and should make the Euro qualifiers interesting.

Thanks also to my team mates. Sarah was an absolute rock in goal and allowed Dave and I to do our thing. And Dave is the best team mate you could hope to have. He both forces you, and helps you to play better, at the same time. Weird!”

pic of score board:
ox
pic by Sarah of Los Conos

Rouen – 12.04.09
1 er Seattle Super Stars
2 ème BAD Polo
3 èmeFabulous French Fuckers
4 ème Dans Ta Gueule, Puceau.

words from Yorgo
“epic tourney. flawless organisation I must say, and great spirit from the London massive. Soon people will PAY us to come and enliven their polo events. The cheering in the BAD matches was great, the JiHaD vs Puceau match was monumental (or was it against another team? anyway Hassan was on fire), Bill & the ladies played about 7 games, fighting hard and winning most, Aidan showed the yanks how it’s done, etc etc. Expect better reports from others as soon as they get past their hangover tmrw. Zombie Fail though. But Rollapaluza win! Super chuffed with the bike – thanks Winston & Caspar!!”
words from Mike Zombie
“Fuck! What happened to Sideshow?”
and words from Hoser Brian
“-The 4 am full moon reflecting off the lake in the french country side biking into Rouen.
-Hassan smashing out of goal to own the entire french team and score a beauty. BEST. GOAL. EVER.
-The old french couple who made us pizza. Can they come over and do our next fundraiser?
-Malletov vs. FFF…the best game of polo i’ve ever seen.
-Things in general.
-Losing to the Americans…so much fun to smash around and feel the London crowd cheer us on.
-Seeing Bianca more happy than I’ve ever seen her, and seeing Tomasito dive off his bike to score a goal. Holy Commitment Batman!!!
-Seeing Adain smile for a change.
-Red Wine, Cheese and Baguettes on the beach in Dieppe.
-The English Channel looking like a sheet of glass.”

pic of score board:
rouen
pic by dunno

Manchester – 19.04.09
1st Seattle
2nd Malice
3rd Aidan, Jason & Dave
words from Nes
“just wanted to say thanks to everyone for coming and to everyone who helped make it totally fucking awesome…you all rule…it is my favourite day of all the festivals and one of my favourite days ever…i do however have sunstroke and feel sick…ah well x x x”
words from Dr Matt.
“Final game. Seattle v. Malice. 5-3. We had them up 2-1. They were relentless with a really tight close game in our goal. They played with three on offense a lot. Wish we could have broken out and popped a couple in that open goal.

Props to Seattle.m”

pic of score board:
manc

Throw-up Tourney London – 25.04.09
Blame Mike for these long winded results:
“Making it through to the 2nd round was
Skidmarx
Team 2: Bill, Nano and Zoe
Team Jo

A tie between Zombie Army and Boring meant a playoff for the wildcard spot which went to Boring. 3-5

2nd round games:
Skidmarx vs BNZ – 3-5
Team Jo vs Boring – 2-5

Winners bracket:
BNZ vs Boring – 2-5

Losers:
Skidmarx vs Team Jo – 1-5
Team Jo vs BNZ – 5-0

Finals:
Boring vs Team Jo – 4-5
Due to double elimination bracket, Boring had to lose twice…
Boring vs Team Jo – 5-4
Team Jo loses in 2nd round making Boring the winners.

YAY Boring! :)”

but on a good note no score board or match description needed.

words from Jonny formerly of Mallets of Hazzard
“cheers all for a great day of polo in the sun. nice one em, mike, bill and anyone else involved with organising, disorganising and organising. grats to the lovely seattle crew for bringing their style to the fray. big thanks to joel and anna for team JaJa. so cool that we managed to pull a win, against a side with the most drunken canadian ever, but it still counts.

quotes of the day. Pique “don’t mistake my arrogance for confidence” and Shins “nothing”

wish i could have hung round for the apres polo but a prior appointment with the G beckoned.

more throw-in tourneys I say.”

hope you’re happy MAX.

Come play polo

The legend known as JOL, one letter in the team JiHaD has designed these polo t-shirts as a fund raiser for the European Hardcourt Bike Polo Championships 2009 London.
Check them out

jols tees
words from the forum from JOL:

“Okay I have recreated the artwork after the damn thieves nicked our studio.

Lots of people wanted something coloured so decided on Red instead of Grey. Also better for sweat patches.

The shirts will be about £15 of which half the profits will go to the EHBPC09 fund.

I’ll post the final list of cols/sizes after I have spoken to the printers about stock.”

Login to the forum and add yourself to the order list!

http://www.londonfgss.com/thread19221.html

Off with golf club heads…west london style.

Dante hates golf and loves polo…
golf heads

Paris CPCV09 Tourney – 03.05.09

Results from last weekend:
1st : FGF (Marc, Laurent, Yorgo) Paris/London
2nd: DTGP (Hugo, Pierre, Guthrie) Paris
3rd: La Schmoove (John, James, Matt) London

words from John of la schmoove:
“What an amazing weekend!

Met Mr Brown at Victoria coach station late on Friday night. Took the redeye which got us into Paris at 7am. Put the bikes back together and headed into the city. Thank god JB had his GPS with him because the combination of no sleep and a new city would have been interesting.
Found Agata’s place and proceeded swiftly to the nearest coffee and croissant establishment for polo fuel.
11am and get a text from Golden Wheeel to say his train has pulled in. Once Mat has joined us and we feel slightly human again we roll down to the court via Cyclops where we are met by the sight of an alley cat check point and bump into Mark (FFF).
The court at Palais de Tokyo is great. Views of the river and the Eiffel Tower, nice size, square. fast.
The surface is very slippery as JB finds out again and again and again.
A good afternoon of sun soaked throw ins and we are done, grab some food and hit the hay.

The tournament starts at the sociable hour of 11am. There’s a great turn out of teams, 16 in total.
La Schmoove start well, for three guys who haven’t played together before we hold our shape well and show good organisation. Three comfortable wins (5-0, 5-1, 5-1) see us through to the first of our semi finals against The Fabulous Greek Fuckers. It was a hard fought game with some truly fabulous goals. Yorgo was on fire! (i think its the Parisian air) The crowd were cheering for the home team and we had a couple of goals disallowed. (the ref was swayed by the home support for sure (smiley face)2 – 5 but we all know it was really 4 – 5.

We drop down into the losers bracket for our second Semi final against DTGP. Again, hard fought but these guys are good. 1 – 5.
So, we lose against to the two teams that are in the final, we can all live with that and be happy that we fought hard and gave 100%.

Thankyou to everyone who helped make the tourney run smoothly. Agata for putting us up. Paris for your hospitality and a superb weekend of polo.

My writing skills cant really do it all justice.

I ache all over (smiley face)”

Heres a little film too:

BIKE POLO TOURNAMENT – CPCV09 from Androsky Knauer on Vimeo.

London Hardcourt Bike Polo Association

LHBPA is having its first AGM if youre London based come along:

Teams registering for EHBPC 2009…

The Europeans Hardcourt Bike Polo Championships 2009 London is quickly hotting up with 25 teams already registered.
Teams from France, Germany, Italy, Scotland, Sweden and Spain are registered and preparing for what is to be Europe’s best Hardcourt bike polo tournament.

to see the teams competing go to:

http://www.ehbpc.org/the-tournament/teams/



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