Tourney catch-up…

Been a bit behind on results of tourneys.
Heres a mega catch-up!
European Cycling Messenger Championships – BERLIN 28.05.09 – 01.06.09
From what i gather from Buffalo Bill, the weather was absolutely rubbish.

Bills first day write up (probably a bit tippsy)
’1st day’s play cut short by rain! Sitting Ducks played 3, won 3; Tres Amigos played 3, won 2 (beating a CPH team which may or may not have come 3rd at 2008 ECMC), drawn 1 (!); Malicious Zombie played 3, won 2, lost 1 (to the Munich team that won Shoreditch Invitational); Moving Target played 3, won 1, drawn 1, lost 1. Gabes leading farting contest by a considerable distance from Rik, with Bill some way behind, and Tom yet to post a score.

Mikey Q stacked on Friday night, broken collar-bone. Everyone else ok so far, apart from raging hang-overs.

Ridiculous number of teams registered (around 40), some no shows, planned 5 group, 8 team, round-robin, only managed 3 rounds… tournament organisation fail. Play restarts today, completing only 4 rounds, best 2 teams to advance to knock-out.

Forecast is for rain.’

Overall results:
1st to Geneva.
2nd to Munich.
3rd to Berlin.

Gabes account…
‘Had a brilliant weekend, organisation sucked, and the ref couldn’t count scores, so we got knocked out when we shouldn’t have been. But despite this, it was great to play with lots of different people. DTGP, Karlsruhe, Munich, Berlin etc.

London’s game has to change to compete with the europeans, they play such an amazing passing game, no glory runs towards goal, they drop the ball for each other as soon as they know they don’t have a clean run at goal. Great to watch, if a little too polite.’

Trophy…
ecmc trouphy]
by davesan
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Pologamy – Munich 27.06.09
results:
1st – l`equipe
2nd – munich torros
3th – mustard tigers

‘Firstly…thank you Munich!

You guys (esp. Eingang) put on one well organized tourney. The hospitality from all was great (esp. thanks to Catherine and Christophe for putting ( . ) ( . ) up) and desipite first impressions, the court ended up being super fun to play on – Friday throw in’s were awesome!

It was also awesome to meet up with some familiar Euro faces, as well as play against and alongside new faces from some of the best teams in European polo and the U.S what with Mustard Tigers being present.

And of course…I had a blast going out with Em, Brik, Gabes, Daaaavvveee, Manc Andy, Lebowskie, Playboy (Yorgo), Sarah, B and Cosmic Tommo.

We all gave each other the best support, on and off the court, as well as provided some of the best side line banter known to polo. Manc Andy was esp. on fire, calling out lookie like players such as ‘ ronnie corbit’, ‘my name is earl’ and ‘featureless andy’. You prob had to be there to find it funny, but trust me, it was a crack!

And despite all only playing 3 competitive games on the day, we def instigated the most throw in’s and played with the biggest smiles and best attitudes. So if anything, we showed Europe we all just simply love polo and that’s all that really matters!

Cheers guys!

Bring on more international polo – i want a polo wagon!’
words by Golden Wheel

little bit of footage from final:

winners in yellow
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Cambridge Tourney – 11.07.09
1st – Cosmic3
2nd – Rotten Apples
3rd – Netto Fabulous (mcr)

‘Awesome times.

Thanks Cambridge for a your hospitality, delicious cakes, and one hell of a trophy!!!
It was another great day out.

Playing our best buddies in the final couldn’t have been a better way to end the day.

Big love to London Polo and of course my CosmicĀ³ team mates.
You were magical.’
words by todd

results
pic by me

todd
pic by me

The games of the day has to go to BAD vs Los Conos, was a pretty exciting games… score tally…
1-0, 1-1, 2-1, 2-2, 3-2, 3-3, 4-3, 4-4, 5-4

…to Los Conos!!
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Next tourney of course is the European Hardcourt Bike Polo Championships…. Bring it on!!!

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