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!
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.