Boston Polo fled the crowded urban streets this weekend to a much needed chill-cation up north where the air is clear and the sherm is pure. Our crew arrived in 3 waves on Friday and got right into a plethora of shenanigans. Toni set the pace right off the bat, and it was apparent that this was going to be fully torqued the weekend. We arrived in the midst of Burlington’s Art Hop, the biggest most twisted torqued party of the year, full of bands and parties and dj’s and sherm sticks and whiskey and mind-blowing visual displays.
Saturday started without a hitch, save the high winds, and Boston was quickly dazzling folks on the hardtop. Two all Boston teams were in the running. Scorpionbowl DMT Sherminators was Howl, Sammy and Tyler. Slash and Burn was Toni Jav and Jamie. Johan and Addison played on The Not So Means and The Pointer Brothers respectively with some out of towner homies. Farm Raised was a quasi boston team with Jake and Tyler now of North Hampton. We played three high action swiss rounds before getting rained out.
After all was said and done, Johans team scored 2nd place, Slash and Burn pulled out in 4th, and Addison and Jake’s team’s tied for 7th. Everyone walked away with some dope prizes – designer French undies, Rad Caps and way more. Thanks to Liam and all the BVT crew for putting on such a rad tournament, we can’t wait to come back!
Madison, WI won the bid to host the 2010 North American Hardcourt Bike Polo Championship. Come July of next year around 96 teams from around the country and Canada, will compete to get one of the 32 slots for the double elimination tournament on Sunday. Expect there to be lots of polo, party’s, beer, and general Midwest fun. Trek is sponsoring them, and with that they are going to build purpose built courts for Sundays matches. Trust me, you will want to play on these courts.
Lets make sure Boston has a strong presence and show them how play bike polo. It is looking like the dates are going to mid July. Check www.leagueofbikepolo.com for all the current info on upcoming tournament information, and events.
Boston will be throwing a tournament next year, expect there to be around 32 teams coming to play.
Again thanks to all the folks who put this tourney together. I especially want to thank everyone who traveled to play. I, and I am sure all of Boston Bike Polo, was humbled by the show of comraderie from NYC, class from Ottawa and belligerence from RVA.
With a random seed of 16 teams in a double elimination bracket, each city had a team in the final four. The Coque Bloquers went undefeated. We held a playoff game to establish third place.
BBQ/beers at Jon & Kat’s. Polo courts perfect for some quick games are nearby if anyone gets in the mood. We’ll have veggies and fruit and deserts and some various salads, but if you want meat you should bring that yourself. Email me for address/directions.
The tournament is coming soon, and we are working out housing arrangements for all of you out-of-towners that need a spot to sleep. If you haven’t already contacted us, let us know where you’re coming from and how many people you’re bringing so we can set you up with a host. Contact editor at boston bike polo dot com.
So apparently Boston’s just not good enough when you have Hawaii as your back up option. Who can blame him – Spencer has decided to leave. He’s out of here on Saturday, so we’ll be playing Friday at 6pm, then heading out for drinks somewhere. What better reason to come out and play?