Hungry! Hungry! Hippolo 3! 5 of us are headed down to Tally this weekend for our first Hippolo. While there are only 20 teams signed up at the moment, the teams seem to be pretty stacked for the SE. Brett, Graham and Andy are playing together and I (Adam) am playing with Jacques and Bernard from Mobile. It’s going to be interesting to see who wins this tournament.
Also, I really hope we have time to hit up Soul Veg, which I just found out a few weeks ago exists in Tally! I haven’t been to Tallahassee since my band played at Big Daddy’s, lol.
As usual, you can watch the tournament at hardcourtpodium.com.
Graham and I (Adam) are headed to the big HOTlanta tonight for the “Georgia Is For Lovers” polo tournament. We’re teaming up with Theo from Savannah and hoping to win some games. I’ve been wanting to play in ATL for a while now, but the opportunity just hasn’t come. It’s gunna be great hanging with all the SE polo fam. I’m not positive, but I’m pretty sure you will be able to follow the tournament here: http://hardcourtpodium.com
A Beginner’s Night?
There’s 2 reasons for this post. First off, our numbers have dwindled during the few cold months we have to deal with in Memphis. If it drops below 40 degrees we all act like we were just thrown into the middle of Siberia in our birthday suite and the only remedy is to stay at home in front of the fire. So we’ve only played polo like 3 times in the past 2 months. Pretty frustrating. I realize I’m part of the problem because of my dedication to the Memphis Grizzlies. But give me a break, this is the best team they’ve had in years!
Second, I have heard from numerous people about how they would really like to try out bike polo but they don’t really want to jump in a game on our normal polo nights. Seems to intense for them. Understandable. I was the same way. I watched for several weeks before I was forced to play.
With that said, we need more people! We want to grow our polo club and want the sport to reach as many people as possible. We have tossed around the idea for a “Beginner’s Night” in the past, but never put it together. So I want us to get more serious about this. I would like to have a “Beginner’s Night” either once a month or a few times a year.
I imagine a beginner’s night to be a chance for you to try out mallets and bikes. You can play on any bike you have, but you’re welcome to try out one of ours. You’ll get a chance to ride around the court and get a feel for pushing the ball around and taking shots. You’ll get to play with other inexperienced, less aggressive players and figure out the game and the handful of rules.
So if you’re interested, please let us know. Leave a comment here, on Facebook page or shoot an email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here’s the final game between TEXAS TRILL (Diego HOU, Pelon ATX, Drew SMC) vs TEAM GINYU FORCE (Bob TLH, Chris, Arnold TLH)
Congrats to TEXT TRILL for winning first place and to TINA MEDLEY for winning MVP! Thanks to everyone for coming and a HUGE thanks to everyone who helped out! Hope to do it again!
Final Game 2 (sorry my phone went dead and missed the last part of it…)