midwest champeenships

MWBPC IV map and schedule

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May 3rd 2008

9:30am breakfast and pickup games

10:30am announcements

10:45am round robin begins

1pm food will be set up---sandwiches, soup, beer.

3pm-ish playoff bracket begins

6pm-ish final game

8:30pm dinner at RP's Pasta, 1133 wilson St. they will stop taking orders at 9pm but we can stay there longer.

After dinner: move to Mickey's Tavern, 1524 Williamson St. (go east on Wilson two blocks until it becomes the bike path then follow the bike path one block, turn right, and you're there).

2012 Midwest Championships - Madison, WI

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Midwest Championships - Madison, WI


May 19-20

Door Creek Park

Wisconsin: Widwest Conference Champs

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Mad Bike Polo members - Jonny, Sam, Matt R, and Pierre - played on the winning Wisconsin team at the Midwest Conference Championship bench minor tournament in Bloomington, IN in early April.

Midwest Championships - Bloomington IN

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Midwest Championships '11 079

Several pictures from our weekend in Bloomington

Mad bike polo with a strong showing:

5th place - Rainbow Bridge (MattR, Jonny, Pierre)
9th place - Giant Kid Penis (Ben H, Gutherie MKE, Chambo NYC)
Top 24 - Rusty Nutz (Sam C, Adam Ann Arbor, Pat Lex.)

MWBPC IV

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Photo by Roxy Erickson

1st: Mercenaries (Chicago/Brooklyn)
2nd: The Militia (Madison)
3rd: Hero Squad 2 (MKE)

More detailed write-up to follow, and probably a lot more photos too.

Rules for MWBPC IV

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  • Games will last twelve minutes, or until one team has 5 points, whichever comes first.  From the semi-finals onwards, games go to 5 points regardless of time
  • Foot down
    • Players must not touch the ground, or “foot-down”. Each time a player goes
      foot-down, that player is out of play and may not play the ball until touch the sideline at center court. Then they may return to play.
    • No kicking the ball, but you may block the ball with any part of your body. Kicking the ball (adding momentum to ball with foot) counts as footdown. Blocking the ball with foot does not.

May 3rd: 4th Biannual Midwest Bike Polo Champeenships in Madison at the Thunderdome

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May 3rd: 4th Biannual Midwest Bike Polo Champeenships in Madison at the Thunderdome

Small ball, round robins followed by a bracket. Email us to let us know how many are comin.

3-2, 2-3, 3-2

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Max made a movie with the footage he shot last week. It's 13 minutes of mainly goals from the last match of the day.

Let's see how long it takes to crash my crappy server. If anyone wants to host this video streaming lemme know.

The malevolent preppies team?

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The Chicago Reader's article about the 2nd Biannual Midwestern Champeenships finally came out.

I think it captures the preposterousness of the sport pretty well.

For the record:
1) we don't play 3 times a week, nor do we ever "practice".
2) we don't really play much in the winter. i, for one, have to prioritize pond hockey first, especially given our waning winters.
3) As Jill just pointed out, Ben does a lot more other than truing wheels with his forehead for the "sheer theatrical pleasure of it"--though I think he actually feels that his forehead method is superior.

the final goal

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Ben scored the opening and final goal of the final match, which were both very memorable. After getting around a big check from joe, he squeezed this shot past their final defender.


more awesome pictures by Pete D from Milwauke

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