After months and months of emails and poster making and meetings and madness the polo tournament took place last Sunday and was absolutely amazing!!!

15 teams from France, London, Oxford and even Seattle turned up in addition to our wondrous home grown teams Including:

NanoAdamZoe (Seattle/MCR/Oxford)

aidenandjasonanddavepoloteaminmcr (London)

MCR Dropouts (MCR)

Team Glob (MCR)

Black Rebel Bike Club (London)

Seattle Supershitheads (Seattle)

Corussk8ordie (Oxford)

Dans tu gueule puceau (Paris)

Guffnuts (MCR)

Sitting Ducks (london)

Malice (London)

Los Conos (London)

The Toffs (Oxford)

Cutters (MCR)

Zombie (London)

It was a beautiful sunny day and teams started to turn up at 9am to Chorlton Park to play some warm up games before the tourney began. Wayne came prepared with an intricate system of how the games should be run that he’s spent days working on to make sure every team could play more than one game despite only having one day to do it in.

After I had registered each teams and drawn who they were to play I asked everyone to sit on the grass in the sun to discuss the rules, making sure everyone was aware of the more obvious ones and then discussing together some of the more contentious ones. We all came to easy agreements about how we would play and then the first round began.

FIRST ROUND

NanoAdamZoe 0 – AJD 5

Dropouts 4 0 Team Glob 1

Black Rebel 1 – Seattle 5

Corussk8ordie 0 – Dans tu gueule pucea 5

Guffnuts 3 – Sitting Ducks 5

Los Conos 0 – Malice 3

The Toffs 2 – Cutters 0

Zombie drew a free pass to round 2

After the first round we got the vegan BBQ lit and everyone ate delicous hot dogs and drank ice cold beers in the sunshine on the grass whilst the games and suspense continued…


Round 2

Winners

Zombie 2 – AJD 3

Dropouts 0 – Seattle 5

Dans tu gueule pucea 5 – Sitting Ducks 1

Malice 2 – Toffs 1

Losers

Corussk8ordie – Guffnuts

Los Conos 3 – Cutters 0

Team Glob 0 – Black Rebel 5

Round 3

Winners

AJD 0 – Seattle 5

Dans tu gueule pucea 2 – Malice 3

Losers

Zombie 5 – Guffnuts 0

Los Conos 0 – Dropouts 5

NAZ 3 – Sitting Ducks 4

Black Rebel 5 – Toffs 2

Round 4- Losers

Zombie 3 – Dropouts 0

Sitting Ducks 4 – Black Rebel 3

Round 5 Losers

Dans tu gueule pucea 2 – Zombie 1

AJD 5 – Sitting Ducks 1

Round 6 Losers

Zombie – AJD (win)

Semi Finals

Winners Bracket

Seattle (win) – Malice

Losers Bracket

AJD – Malice (win)

Final

Seattle (win) – Malice (5-3)

After their match Malice and Seattle swapped shirts and everyone cheered and hollered and the minute they left the court everyone threw i their mallets for more casual games.

Then we gathered in a circle on the grass for the prizegiving and to thank everyone for coming and for such an ace day.

Followed by more games and more beer!!!

Thanks to everyone that made this tourney possible: people for travelling to play, people that cooked hotdogs, people that gave out flyers and posters, the designer of the publicity, people who spent hours and hours thinking of how the games could work etc etc.  Hope everyone comes back again next year!!!

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