Monday, August 6, 2012

Sunday Pick-up Blowin-up!

So this last Sunday August 6th was rad. San Antonio came up to play with us like they have the last few weekends, we had Wes from North Carolina in town and a brand new player on the court. With next game piles 3 games deep, the play was fun and competitive. Every game I feel like everyone playing had fun. There were fast games and passing games, shooting games and even new people games. A couple weekends ago we had Houston, San Antonio, Dallas and other places im sure im forgetting come and play. Till it rained nonstop at about 7 PM, that was just as much fun with games 4 and 5 piles deep. It makes me really glad to see that though Texas might be far from alot of other places, we keeps it real within the state. It looks like Houston is hosting pickup in College Station this upcoming Sunday August 12th and I hope to see as many people there, if not more. With one of the best courts in central Texas, CS always puts on a good show. All this pickup should also make our Texas Series of small in state 1 day tournaments more fun too, as we all have played against each other. Port Aransas on August 25th is the fist game of that series, with Denton on September 8th, Austin on October 6th and Houston having the final game on November 10th. See you all soon!

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Reflections on the 2012 South East Championship

As I sit here with the last of my sunburn fading, I reminiscence on the South East Championships held in Fort Lauderdale a few weeks ago. What started out as a 10 hour ride to Mobile Alabama with fellow club member Rob, ended another 10 hours later after picking up AB on the way to the tournament. While 20 hours in the car can be...... rough, we had plenty to keep us occupied. When we arrived at the pickup courts at about 9, the lights went off as soon as we got our bikes together. Not a strong start, no pickup for us. We ended up meeting the other Texas players at our hotel at the Red Carpet Inn (excellent cheap hotel by the way) and partied at the Beach House where everyone else was Friday Night. 

Saturday began somewhat late we though, as we were all in the PM bracket. Arriving at the courts at Noon we figured the AM bracket would be well underway, but was only just beginning. While warming up with some pickup, I was put on my left shoulder and both wrists hard by a wild lefty. I didnt think it was so bad until I realized I had bruised a sunburn the next day. My playing wasnt affected and Edgar Allen Polo won 3 and tied 1 game, no losses. I took it Mucho Easy Saturday night with a grade A farmer tan from the sleveless cut off shirt I had to be cool and wear before donning my teams sweet sweet Camo jerseys.

Sunday started much more promptly, but as we had done well, my team had a buy first round. We then proceeded to lose our first game against the all Mobile team, because Brittany is a brick house in goal. Huff and puff as I might, only 1 goal was to be had and Mobile put 3 strong ones in on us. In the loser bracket we did quite well, proceeding to win our next 3 I believe until we faced Danny and Florida Bob's (as I will call him) team, the Funk Buddies. They got us 3 to 4 I believe and it was a hard fought battle. Edgar Allen Polo took home 5th overall right behind my fellow All Texas team Get It God Damn. 

The awards ceremony was the single most prizes Ive ever seen given out at a polo tournament and everyone got something. I got a sweet Chunk Qualified Polo Shirt, which is rad as all hell. Rob ended up winning a Mario frame and fork for being the crowds Most Sportsmanship guy, and he deserves the frame. A great time was had by all and  I for one am glad I spent 40 hours total in a car to come play polo and party with the South East region. See yall soon!

-Bob R

Monday, May 21, 2012

.... SEQ 12....

1st - ATL (Christopher, Eric ATL, Jason SEA)
2nd - D-Quads (Robert ATX, Tina, Kevin MOLO)
3rd - Funk Buddies (Danny MIA, Chris, Bob TLH)
4th - Get it god damn (kristina ATX, Diego, Alekos HOU)
5th - Edgar Allan Polo (Bob ATX, Tyler FTM, Seamus OXF)
5th - proud dog white (Bruce BLM, Shelley CHS, James MLJ)
7th - I don't know (hunter ATH, christi FTL)
7th - Polo Household (BritneyHill, justin, porch MOLO)
9th - SatchVag (Frederick CRG, Thomas JAX, Andy NIP)
9th - Rev 6:7-8 (Kyle ??, Tomohiko, Joseph TPA)
9th - Stay at Home Dads (Eric, Mark, Zack ATH)
9th - Solar Bears (travis GNV, Arnold, jimmy TLH)
13th - Rowdy Queens (Tiffany LEX, Emily, parker TPA)
13th - Buttery Discharge (Theo, Shea, James SAV)
13th - Cherri On Top (Nicholas, Jacob FTM, Cherri JAX)
13th - Philthy Florida (AB ??, James FTM, Marco Philly)
17th - Los Bori (rubenier, Jesus, gandul SJU)
17th - The Big Wieners (Stuart, Jonathan, Patrick ORL)
17th - Naptime (Robert, David, Zach FTM)
17th - Animal Tested (k FTL, Alix, Quinlan ORL)
17th - Tres Leches (Eric, Sergio, Chris MIA)
17th - Half Drunk Tactics (Miguel HOU, Jacques, Bernard MOLO)
17th - The Nads ! (Corey, Shaun CRG, oliver JAX)
17th - Pollos Locos (JJ JAX, Nick, Jeremy MIA)

.... SCC 12 ....

1st - Just Say MO (Nick, Charlie COMO, Ben STL)
2nd - Sea-Kings (chandel., Miguel ATX, Seabass SEA)
3rd - Barely Legal (kouyo, joey, Sterling SEA)
4th - The Heavy Hitters (Drew, Andre', Jason SEA)
5th - Knowing Your Rival (George COS, Brandon DEN, Jason PHX)
5th - Los Rebeldes (Jason ??, Robert, Pelon ATX)
7th - POLO-5-EVER (Duncan, Jared DEN, Peter LKS)
7th - Gunther's Revenge (Sarah, Brian LA, Davey TEM)
9th - Mucho Take It Easy (Bob ATX, Diego, Miguel HOU)
9th - JAGWOLVES (Maxxx, scooter SEA, Valley VAN)
9th - Tri Coast United (Zach ATX, donnie LA, Marco Philly)
9th - Starmaggedon (Gray, kristina ATX, machine SF)
13th - kick my head if you want (Elise, Maureen, Fabian ATX)
13th - Stew Pit (David, David, Art SAT)
13th - Larry and the HANDersons (Aaron COMO, Spencer, Malakai LKS)
13th - Pabst Smears (Nathan, Brandon, Dan LIT)
17th - Blind Dates (Kelli DEN, Adam MEM, Jean SAT)
17th - Peace, Love, and Polo (Jasmine, Cyrus, Michael ATX)
17th - Funkytown (Brian ??, Dylan DFW, Jeff FTW)
17th - Enter Witty/Mildly Offensive Team Name Here (Arthur, Josh ATX, Justin PDX)
17th - Power Bottom Brackets (Daniel, Adylle, Alekos HOU)
17th - Tulsa (Nic COMO, Stevenso, phillip TUL)
17th - Nay-Nate and the Left-handed Cyclops (Dan, Lembo, NayNate ATX)
17th - Borracho Beans (Lindsey HOU, Jesus SAT, Chris SMC)

Monday, February 13, 2012

South Central Championships 2012

Get ready folks, hopefully you've all registered and are getting your teams fine tuned to fight it out for the glory that comes with being the South Central Bike Polo Champions!!!

Just in case you didn't see this info already on the League of Bike Polo site here is the link!

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Desert Polo Invite IV

1. The Guardians
2. Con Safos
3. Dark Horse
4. Gardeners
5. Portland Doug Firs
6. Grass Assault
7. Los Rebeldes - ATX
8. Portland United
9. Heavy Hitters
10. Beard Fear
11. Two and a Half Men
12. Space Raiders

Monday, January 9, 2012

South Central Championships! and other news! (edit)

Ok folks, it is official, the NA Hardcourt Bike Polo South Central Championships are going to be hosted in Austin Texas this year.  This is a Regional Qualifier for the North American Championships later this year, so get your team together, get training, and come ready to slay the damn court!  The dates are April 14-15th 7th-8th starting at 9am both days!!

There are only going to be 32 spots available for teams to register.  So this means you better be ready when registration opens up!  South Central Represent!

Just in case you didn't know who is in the SC region:  Louisiana, Texas, Alabama, Oklahoma, Kansas, Colorado, Wyoming, and Mexico!  There are 29 clubs registered on the league of bike polo site in the SC region, surely we can fill this tourney up with regional players!?!

Austin Texas Bike Polo Social Club Members:
We've done this in the past so I know it will work again, we need to design our poster, and since we have so many creative and artistic people in our club, it would be nice to have a poster design competition again.  Who's down?  All you need to do is draw/design something up and if it's voted as numero uno by the club, we will work to digitize it and make it web/poster/t-shirt worthy!

Since the tourney is in April we need to get a poster together soon!  So let's say by the end of the month we will all have submitted our designs and we can have a club meeting to vote on our favorite!  SO THE END OF JANUARY IS THE DEADLINE TO SUBMIT A POSTER!  WE CAN VOTE THE FIRST WEEK IN FEBRUARY!

On another note, January 25th is our clubs official birthday.  That falls on a Wednesday, so let's celebrate the Sunday before on the 22nd.   Last year we went and played at each of the courts we've played at since polo started in ATX.  This year we can do anything you all want, but let's do one thing for sure!  GROUP PICTURE!  It's always nice to get everyone together and have a nice group photo!  Any ideas on location or timing will be appreciated!  So start thinking about it!

3,2,1 go!