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 email@example.com.
The first TN bike polo tournament!
Date: September 29, 2012
Location: Tiger Lane (in front of the Liberty Bowl)
Other info: There will also be a wiffleball tournament a bunch of other things going. Free and open to the public.
Bike Polo @ Bikesploitation
We’re playing some polo all day Saturday on the rooftop of the parking garage to the Sears Building! This will probably be one of the best spots we’ve ever played at. I can already see how awesome the pictures are gunna look! Our official time to play is 7pm-8:30pm, but I believe we’re going to be playing all day before that and until they make us leave.
We want this to be an opportunity for people to try it out if they never have. We’re going to be playing some beginner games as well as some more advanced games. All you need to bring is a bike, we have a mallet you can borrow.
had a blast this past weekend in Ft Lauderdale. drove about 1,000 miles roundtrip. we kinda got unlucky the first day. 3 of the 4 teams we played in the swiss rounds placed in the top 10. oh well, better luck next time.
anyway, here’s a video of the final game, which unfortunately was a 5-0. the game those two teams played earlier was a way better game, 5-4, but i didn’t get a video of that.
huge thanks to Danny and FTL for stepping up and making this tournament happen! and congrats to all the teams who qualified for NA’s!