Birmingham Bike Polo Chat & BS Thread

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  • Would it make life easier if there was a thread for just waffling on about polo and one for the game/practice attendance lists?

    The Bike Polo Events works great already for the attendance lists, but then it all loses momentum and/or gets massively derailed by banter, even though it's polo banter it goes way the fuck over there and then Dan has to wade in to remind people there's a game this weekend or whatever and to put your names down.

    In my opinion B'ham FGSS can definitely support at least one other polo thread, it's by far the biggest topic discussed here, easily has the most people involved.

    Just trying to help, I'm guilty of derailing the other polo thread a fair (HUGE) bit - if you want to fuck about let's do it here and keep the other thread clean for the player lists.

  • Good idea - needs an Admin to come along and make this sticky, though.

  • Dan hit me in the face with a polo ball and i saw cute little birds flying around my head.

    Next time i play polo im going to have a shot of saki, fill my frame with tnt...tie a divine wind bandana around my head and blow you up.

    I could not think straight for 5 minutes...lmao!!

  • Pics from today, more here.

    Dan, I'll put the whole set (58 pics) on a disc so you can pick and choose for the BBP blog.
    Play 'spot the ball' in the last pic...

  • Hey Pastry did you move to where you said? If so, hook up and huck it to Calthorpe?

  • Prolly posted my Black Stabbath comment, expect BBP blog web traffic to redline off the motherfucking chart into the high double digits starting RIGHT NOW!!!

  • Hey Pastry did you move to where you said? If so, hook up and huck it to Calthorpe?

    yeah. i'll be going straight from work though, and I won't be there til 7 - I finish work at 6.45

  • Prolly posted my Black Stabbath comment, expect BBP blog web traffic to redline off the motherfucking chart into the high double digits starting RIGHT NOW!!!

    Awesome, good work.

  • link, void?

  • cool.

  • I'm eyeing up other Sabbath covers for possible polo potatochop work but there's nothing there really.

  • we should send prolly a t-shirt

  • Seeding 2011

    I think we need to take a vote some time soon, as tournaments are starting to be talked about. So, all the regulars, start thinking about the order of ability you would put your fellow players in.

    These are the people I consider to be regular, or semi-regular players. **If your name isn't on the list, but you'd like to be considered for tournaments, please add yourself ASAP. **

    In no particular order, usernames where possible, as it's a public forum (if you want to post your actual name, feel free):

    4ndy,
    dan_LJ,
    malletesta,
    hyperallah,
    simple,
    2squeak,
    speedypete,
    lucasR,
    danwentskiing,
    crankster,
    StuF,
    EMM
    Rob,
    DFP,
    ....

    For those who don't know, the process is as follows. From the above list, you put all of the players in descending order of ability on a piece of paper. If you don't know players, don't vote for them (part of seeding is awarding high-turnout/getting yourself known). DON'T vote for yourself (I may ask for votes to be named, so this can be checked). The papers get collated, anonymously, and then we end up with the seedings/rankings of players.

    We then use that to decide the order of first-refusal for rights to go to tournaments and/or team line-ups. So, for example, for a smaller or European tournament, only three people can go, and it goes down the list according to who has the time/money to go. For larger tournaments where we can send 2 or 3 teams, the same applies, but the seeding will decide team line-ups.

    This was the way we did it last year, and there has been little or no complaints as it's transparent and means that the best/most committed/most experienced players have the opportunites they deserve, whilst also ensuring that new players can come to bigger tournaments and also know what they need to do to move up the rankings.

    If you consider the other (informal) way of doing things, as in other cities, where people form teams based on personal preference, it can mean that the same team goes to all the best tournaments, and that nobody has the opportunity to get into that team, unless someone retires.

    If people want to discuss another system, now is the time, but you need to be quick....

    Apologies for the waffle...

  • Count me out of this one if thats ok mr. wentskiing. I'm still front wheel-less on my polo bike (hence my absence for a while) but to be honest i'm happy being a fairweather poloist.

  • Happy to take you off the list, if you want, but there's really no reason (unless you fear the judgement of your peers, I suppose).

    Conversely, if you actually don't *want *to go to any tournaments, then I guess there's no point being *on *the list, so...

  • speedysimon??? That's just rude.
    I am not a Simon and Simon is anything but Speedy!

  • Simon, who is called Peter, was a fisherman.

    guidedbiblestudies.com/topics­/simonpeter.htm

  • speedysimon??? That's just rude.
    I am not a Simon and Simon is anything but Speedy!

    (falls off chair laughing)

    Andy aka Dave
    Peter aka Simon
    simon aka Oi
    Simple aka - the girl

    brilliant

  • Oh and Seeding is fine, though ( I may be barking up the wrong tree here,) btu doesnt his mean if you attend lots but are shit you risk being offered a team place for a tourney....?

    runs off to book more Wednesday night dog training classes!

  • SHIT - sorry Peter. I had this name-confusion with Hash/Shamim too. I can't get over it!

    @ Simple - tournaments are awesome. It's almost more fun when you're on a shit team, as you can dedicate more time to drinking and heckling.

  • Hmm, not sure about this Mr Danski, Got dog training commencing as of mid Feb on Wed nights again anyway.. so i'll be Sunday only again for a while.

  • Lol =)

    And certain people would be still in a field conversing if i did not take the reigns and show how the old school do it... =P

  • shudduppayaface, You'd be in Sheffield (again) if I hadn't started using my satnav to get us back to the car, would of been a long lonely night on them moors.. we might hae had to huddle for warmth....shudder

  • I seem to recall the Sat-Nav was utilised after I lead you over a stone wall, sodden ground, another wall, used my bike to smash through brash, over a stream and finally over a barbed wire fence to the field of freedom.
    What shit directions!!
    Still more fulfilling than trail centres IMO.

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