The New York Pre Worlds Round Robin Bike Polo Tournament and Barbecue Classic Memorial Day

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nyc may tourney

think you guys could come up with a longer name?

from the nyc site:

One day not too long ago, us New York Hardcourt kids got together and lamented about how boring the month of May is. “How could we make May any less crappy of a month to have to live in,” we thought. As is our answer to most things, we decided to throw a tournament. So we came up with the New York Pre-Worlds Round Robin Polo Tournament and Barbecue Classic Memorial Day Extravaganza. Or NYPWRRPT&BBQCMDE, for short. Come one, come all! Over Sunday & Monday of Memorial Day weekend, we’re going to try to cram in nearly 200 games, some barbecuing, perhaps some chicanery and shenanigans, and most definitely a great freakin’ time. It’s going to be a round-robin format, so each team will get to play every other team. That’s a lot of Polo. Even if you suck, you’ll still get to play the same number of matches as anyone else. As an added bonus, if you come to our great city early, you can do Rumble Through the Bronx on Saturday. And if you stay late, you can go to the Bicycle Film Festival the next weekend. That’s right. We’re New York. We effing love you.

bicycle film festival call for entries

the bicycle film festival is looking for polo and bike films for inclusion in the fest. submission deadline is extended to march 7 – send something in and get famous!

bike film fest

they also suggested that we might have a way to partner with them for actual festivities – any ideas? even just distributing a flyer to their locations might be great and get us some new meat. perhaps a tournament that weekend? their dates are still TBD but apparently they are looking at august.

calling ESPI teams

4/25 – 4/27 – East Side Polo Invitational, DC
espi flyer
Roll call! Let’s get some teams together. Anyone into team practice nights?

north end knockout recap

north end knockout flyer

14 teams. 8 from Boston, 6 from NYC.

double elimination took almost 5 hours.

1st place went to Everybody Dies (Doug and Chombo-NYC)- Prize was two matching custom mallets from Legit Bike Polo
2nd place went to Virgin Slayers (Jarrett and Zach-NYC)-Prize was matching copies of “The Devil Wears Prada”
3rd place went to The Fascists (Tyler and Jav-Boston)- Prize was two of Mary Higgens Clarks’ finest literary achievements

Team Generic (James and Aaron-Boston)
Ayn Rand’s Condescending Sigh (Jarrett/Brad and Tara-NYC)

Mix Masturbaters (Jon and Jonathan-Boston)
Memphis (Paul and Brad -NYC)
Flowing Locks (Phillip and LeGus- Boston)

Special Ed (Ken and Wang -NYC)
Early Elimination (Howl and Howard-Boston)

Cowboy Killers (Kat and Brandon -Boston)
Excessive Heat (Quinn and John -NYC)
Take It Easy on Us (Mark and Dan-Boston)
Jasonique (Jason and Veronique-Boston)

MUCH thanks to everyone who helped out.
Especially Kat for the awesome spokecards, getting coffee and pizza and the help organizing the brackets.
And Gus for giving away new mallets to the winners.