Illinois

Bench Minor II: Chicago

Bench Minor II
Bike Polo Tournament
June 25th – 26th, 2011
Chicago, IL

The six General Managers, in their draft pick order, are:
1 Birdie – Milwaukee, WI
2 Chris Simpson – Lexington, KY
3 Chris W. – CO,MO (and recently CHI)
4 Maija – Toronto, ON
5 Joker – Los Angeles, CA
6 Julian – Seattle, WA

Each GM will make eight selections, in turn, from the registered players to create a nine player team. GMs are allowed to trade any drafted player on their team, during the trade window. GMs cannot trade themselves.

Sheet 1: Draft Card
Sheet 2: Registered Players

The Draft registration opened January 23rd, 2011

And closes 3 pm EST, Friday February 11th
153 players registered.

Side note, Kev set up a ranking system for 25 people he selected to each rank their top 25 picks based on who they would “want to play with on a 3 person team for a regular tournament”.

The Draft date is Feb. 15th, 9 pm EST

This is only 4 days after Reg. close for the GMs to study the field and will happen live on the Google spreadsheet.

The trade window will be open for two weeks after the draft.

The first Bench Minor was in New York City and I believe Bench Minor 3 will be in Ottawa

For more info: chicagohardcourt.com

Previously:
Bench Minor Tournament (NYC)
Bench Minor re-cap (NYC)
Also see posts with Bench Minor tag

2010 WHBPC Final

Chicago vs. Milwaukee at the MWBPC in COMO

More NACCC footage…

Um, I feel like I’m on drugs as I watch this.

NACCC Crashes Reverse Slow Motion

Tournament Announcement from COG mag & MKE Bike Polo

COG mag presents/MKE Bike Polo hosts

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COG invitational polo flier

COG Magazine Bike Polo Invite
Hardcourt Bike Polo Tournament
June 6th -June 7th, 2009
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Helmets will be required

Yes, this was going to be in Chicago. Now it’s going to be in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Same date just 80 miles North.
Invites will be sent/cities will be contacted after the New Year with details.

Invite Round Robin and Double Elimination. Open Division is open to all
with only limited wild card advancement into Sunday’s bracket. Side
events: polocat sight-seeing “race”, shooting and dribbling contests,
and pick up games. Hosted by COG Magazine and Milwaukee Bike Polo. More info, flyers, and invites on their way!

More info soon….

Drew at NACCC

Drew Playing bike polo at NACCC 2008 Chicago photo by Doug D

Photo © Doug D 2008

Blütt art at NACCC Polo

blutt bike polo art raised mallet mouth open blutt bike polo art beer belly

blutt bike polo art giant with bike blutt bike polo art arm through chest

blutt bike polo art hand tattoo no legs

To see more, visit Blütt’s photostream on Flickr

2008 NACCC Bike Polo People

No names, no order, no large images, I’m still working on it so give me some more time.

IMG_4927Ivan - Chicago at 2008 NACCC Bike Polo IMG_4599Lucky - St. Louis at 2008 NACCC Bike Polo IMG_4685Alexis - Ottawa at 2008 NACCC Bike Polo IMG_4700Brendan - New York at 2008 NACCC Bike Polo

IMG_4561Pete - Orlando at 2008 NACCC Bike Polo IMG_4770Jason - Baltimore at 2008 NACCC Bike Polo IMG_4866Charlie - Columbia, MO at 2008 NACCC Bike Polo IMG_4731Abraham - Chicago at 2008 NACCC Bike Polo

IMG_4817Tucker - Chicago at 2008 NACCC Bike Polo IMG_4645Joe - Milwaukee at 2008 NACCC Bike Polo IMG_4532Leon - Seattle at 2008 NACCC Bike Polo IMG_4601Cole - St. Louis at 2008 NACCC Bike Polo

IMG_4541Matt - Lexington at 2008 NACCC Bike Polo IMG_4833Joe - Chicago at 2008 NACCC Bike Polo IMG_4495Keith - Chicago at 2008 NACCC Bike Polo IMG_4734Andy - Lexington at 2008 NACCC Bike Polo

IMG_4639Ben - Madison at 2008 NACCC Bike Polo IMG_4649Ian - Richmond at 2008 NACCC Bike Polo IMG_4550Jill - Madison at 2008 NACCC Bike Polo IMG_4581Alex - Philly at 2008 NACCC Bike Polo

IMG_4746Meg - Portland at 2008 NACCC Bike Polo IMG_4593Joe - Dayton at 2008 NACCC Bike Polo IMG_4618Greg - Cleveland at 2008 NACCC Bike Polo IMG_4523Amanda - Seattle at 2008 NACCC Bike Polo

IMG_4554Jon - Madison at 2008 NACCC Bike Polo IMG_4820Daniel - Cleveland at 2008 NACCC Bike Polo IMG_4502 Kremin - Milwaukee at 2008 NACCC Bike Polo IMG_4613 Tony - Minneapolis at 2008 NACCC Bike Polo

IMG_4670 Zach - Richmond at 2008 NACCC Bike Polo IMG_4603 Trent - St. Louis at 2008 NACCC Bike Polo IMG_4803 Mikey - Orlando at 2008 NACCC Bike Polo IMG_4704 Chris - New York at 2008 NACCC Bike Polo

IMG_4674 Bainesworth - Richmond at 2008 NACCC Bike Polo IMG_4721 Dumptruck - Chicago at 2008 NACCC Bike Polo IMG_4811 Joe - Chicago at 2008 NACCC Bike Polo IMG_4610 Jake - Lexington at 2008 NACCC Bike Polo

IMG_4507 Drew - Columbia, MO at 2008 NACCC Bike Polo IMG_4688 Pieter - East Van at 2008 NACCC Bike Polo IMG_4538 Shane - Lexington at 2008 NACCC Bike Polo IMG_4761 Max - Madison at 2008 NACCC Bike Polo

IMG_4497 Arturo - Chicago at 2008 NACCC Bike Polo IMG_4624 Lawer Jim - Chicago at 2008 NACCC Bike Polo IMG_4939 Braily - Chicago at 2008 NACCC Bike Polo IMG_4500 Russ - Chicago at 2008 NACCC Bike Polo

IMG_4789 Calvin - Chicago at 2008 NACCC Bike Polo IMG_4609 Gus - Boston at 2008 NACCC Bike Polo IMG_4672 Josh - Richmond at 2008 NACCC Bike Polo IMG_4891 Tiff - Lexington at 2008 NACCC Bike Polo

IMG_4808 Corey - New York at 2008 NACCC Bike Polo IMG_4659Shawn - Richmond at 2008 NACCC Bike Polo IMG_4570 Melanie - Chicago at 2008 NACCC Bike Polo IMG_4898 Jakub - Lexington at 2008 NACCC Bike Polo

IMG_4508 Dana - Dayton at 2008 NACCC Bike Polo IMG_4857 Chris - Columbia, MO at 2008 NACCC Bike Polo IMG_4960 Haley - Minneapolis at 2008 NACCC Bike Polo IMG_4521 Chombo - New York at 2008 NACCC Bike Polo

IMG_4851 Drew - Lexington at 2008 NACCC Bike Polo IMG_4829 Ben - Chicago  at 2008 NACCC Bike Polo IMG_4576 Mark - Philly at 2008 NACCC Bike Polo IMG_4695 Brian - Ottawa at 2008 NACCC Bike Polo

IMG_4511 James - East Van at 2008 NACCC Bike Polo IMG_4910 Brian - Lexington at 2008 NACCC Bike Polo IMG_4957 Alexis - Chicago at 2008 NACCC Bike Polo IMG_4985 Kevin - Madison at 2008 NACCC Bike Polo

IMG_4565 Austin - Chicago at 2008 NACCC Bike Polo IMG_4879 Kyle - Lexington at 2008 NACCC Bike Polo IMG_4621 Edward - Cleveland at 2008 NACCC Bike Polo IMG_4906 Kevin - Lexington at 2008 NACCC Bike Polo

IMG_4588 Nick - Dayton at 2008 NACCC Bike Polo IMG_4555 Kieran - Chicago at 2008 NACCC Bike Polo IMG_4765 Bruce - DC at 2008 NACCC Bike Polo IMG_4916 Brad - Pittsburgh at 2008 NACCC Bike Polo

IMG_4591 Lee - Dayton at 2008 NACCC Bike Polo IMG_4739 Marie - Minneapolis at 2008 NACCC Bike Polo IMG_4546 Lief - Madison at 2008 NACCC Bike Polo IMG_4566 Birdie - Madison at 2008 NACCC Bike Polo

IMG_4529 Drew - Seattle at 2008 NACCC Bike Polo IMG_4724 Matt - Chicago at 2008 NACCC Bike Polo IMG_4557 Val - Chicago at 2008 NACCC Bike Polo IMG_4849 Brian - Chicago at 2008 NACCC Bike Polo

IMG_4667 Scott - Lexington at 2008 NACCC Bike Polo IMG_4772 Myself  at 2008 NACCC Bike Polo IMG_4799 Lee - St. Louis at 2008 NACCC Bike Polo IMG_4653 Nick - Richmond at 2008 NACCC Bike Polo

IMG_4749 Marco - Philly at 2008 NACCC Bike Polo IMG_4838 Owen - Chicago at 2008 NACCC Bike Polo IMG_4781 Evan - Chicago at 2008 NACCC Bike Polo IMG_4658 Crandall - Portland at 2008 NACCC Bike Polo

IMG_4970 Shay - Milwaukee at 2008 NACCC Bike Polo IMG_4904 Grant - Lexington at 2008 NACCC Bike Polo IMG_4755 Jamie - Madison at 2008 NACCC Bike Polo IMG_4505 Kim - Dayton at 2008 NACCC Bike Polo

IMG_4680 Martin - East Van at 2008 NACCC Bike Polo IMG_4512 Aaron - Chicago at 2008 NACCC Bike Polo IMG_4922 Jeff - Pittsburgh at 2008 NACCC Bike Polo IMG_4872 Jen - Ottawa at 2008 NACCC Bike Polo

IMG_4708 Charlie - Chicago at 2008 NACCC Bike Polo IMG_4577 Montana - Philly at 2008 NACCC Bike Polo IMG_4640 Jonny - Madison at 2008 NACCC Bike Polo IMG_4503 Brian - Milwaukee at 2008 NACCC Bike Polo

IMG_4862 Sean - Columbia, MO at 2008 NACCC Bike Polo IMG_4519 Adam - New York at 2008 NACCC Bike Polo IMG_4536 Patrick - Lexington at 2008 NACCC Bike Polo IMG_4515 Drew - Portland at 2008 NACCC Bike Polo

All Photos © Doug D 2008

"doug and robbie"

doug and robbie, originally uploaded by kev_walsh.

Kevin Walsh took this photo of Robbie and I playing against each other during the second day of play at the NACCC bike polo tournament. In this play Robbie was going for a shot on my goal and I was trying to block the shot. I’m pretty sure I hit the ball away before before he could get the shot off. I know he didn’t score and just after this I was feet from the back wall and moving at a good clip. Locked up the rear brake to swing the ass end around just enough, as I hit the back wall both wheels at the same time, and did so hard enough to pinch flat both front and rear tires. Swapped out bikes but in the end my team, Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, lost to his team, That’s What She Said. I like this photo because both our team names are in the picture. That’s What She Said went on to win the whole damn thing. Plus, I don’t see very many pictures of me playing.

Note my bloody hat. In the first day of tournament play I got a mallet to the head from Lee of Dayton by Lee FROM Dayton, big guy, lefty, kind of goof, kind of punk ass, if you see him, take his ass out for me. Twice!

Ottawa sits on top of N. American bike polo…That’s What She Said!

Ottawa Wins NACCC Bike Polo Tournament!!!!

OWN YOU, originally uploaded by Doug D.

Brian, Alexis, and Robbie (That’s What She Said) take the prestigious title of North American Bike Polo Champions at the 2008 Chicago NACCC. Kings of the sport, I respect Ottawa players the most (ever since seeing them win ESPI I in 2005) and they deserve the win, but did not go undefeated. Phillys Mark, Montana, and Alex (Hoagie Rollers) did fight out of the losers bracket to meet That’s What She Said in the final. And that game went up to 4 – 0 Philly!! Then Ottawa brought it back to 4 – 4 !!!! after a few more minutes of top notch play Philly won!!! forcing a Final, Final. This next game started and during most of it I was helping others chase two thieves who stole a bike and bag and ran off. I did get back in time to see Brian score a beautiful game winning goal. Way to go man and congratulations!

I want to thank all of Chicago Bike Polo, everyone who had a hand in this event did a super job. There is no doubt that this was the largest bike polo event to date! And it was excellent!

For me this whole weekend was great, so many friends and new faces. I got to relax in the shade, as Johnny bandaged my head, (thanks Johnny, thanks Lee). Everyone was great to let me take their photo. I think there were only 5 people I missed, out of 34 + teams (please give me some time to work on them, I will post them all). Thanks to Lucky for a personalized custom Mallet (I still need your address). Thanks to the Hunters for giving me a sample of the “Mid-West Red”. Thanks to Wil Mills of La Carrera Cycles for flowing me some clothing. I’m not sure of his name but the mechanic who set up a work shop at the courts, that was very generous thing to have all those spare tubes available for free and lending tools for two days. Just awesome, Thank You.

So Many Sponsors and tons of prizes. If you guys want to take the time to send a thank you to the people who gave products as prizes I think that would be a really good thing! Thanking the small companys that give to the bike polo events can go a long way. I want to list a few of the sponsors.

Waterford Precision Cycles
Milwaukee Bicycle Co.
Seagull Bags
Steelwool
TrackstarNYC
Kozie Prery
DQM
Sonadei
Crumpler Bags
And Many Others….

Results:

2008 North American Bike Polo Champions: “That’s What She Said” (Brian, Alexis, Robbie) Ottawa

2nd Place: “Hoagie Rollers” (Montana, Mark, Alex) Philly
3rd Place: “East Vanier” (Jen, Martin, Pieter) Ottawa/East Van

MVP: (highest goals per game avg.) Drew of Portland

35 teams with players from Ottawa, East Van, Chicago, Milwaukee, Philly, St. Louis, Madison, Seattle, Richmond, Lexington, New York City, Columbia, Minneapolis, DC, Baltimore, Boston, Orlando, Dayton, Portland, and Cleveland. 20 cities!!

2 days, 2 courts. 10 min games in round robin and bracket games up to the semi-finals. 15 min semi. un-timed Final. All games first to 5 points.