Our very own Graham Notestine is in Ft Lauderdale, FL right now competing in the World Hardcourt Bike Polo Championship! Graham’s team, MEAN JEANS, made it in via the Wildcard tournament, and are competing today in the PM bracket fighting for a spot in the double elimination bracket tomorrow! Follow MEAN JEANS at followpodium.com.
GO GRAHAM! GO!
Watch this amazing video from our tournament last year! We’re planning on doing again soon, just trying to secure a spot.
Broken Bones back from NA’s, tied 25th out of 48
Well, Broken Bones finished tied for 25th place with a record of 4/6/2 over the course of the whole weekend, out of 48 teams. We started out with a rough day on Friday, but came back with a bunch of wins on Saturday which helped us make the cut into the double elimination bracket on Sunday. One of our games, against the Handsome Hosers, was showed on bikepolo.tv, which was a great game that ended up in a tie!
Unfortunately, we lost our first two games on Sunday. They were against The Breaknecks and Magic Toast, both of which qualified for World’s. They were two of the best teams we’ve ever had to play. We definitely needed that experience.
I’m glad the Southeast finally brought some teams to NA’s this year, we all had a blast. Hopefully, next year we can all make a bigger dent in the tournament. A HUGE thanks for all support back home. It was definitely felt 800 miles away!
Now it’s time for some serious practice!
Just got back from this year’s Southeastern Bike Polo Championship, the best teams in the south! Our two teams did pretty swell. Pagan Ritual (Charles, Andy and Bradley) ended up tied for 13th and Broken Bones (Graham, Brett and Adam) finished in 6th! Broken Bones had to play Ribbit (Sergio, Tiffany and Jake) for the 5th place tie-breaker and lost 4-3. The worst part was that both Memphis teams had to play each other in the loser’s bracket on Sunday, but it was just bound to happen at some point. Overall great weekend! Congrats to Team Ginyu Force and good luck to all 5 teams going to nationals. We know you guys will represent us well!
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