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Old 8th July 2013   #1
Jess|e
London Open 2013 August 23 - 25th



August 23rd, 24th and 25th.

Three courts in Highbury Fields, Islington.

Thursday evening there will be a Polocat and welcome party.

Friday morning will be finalising the court build.

3 groups, Friday afternoon/Saturday morning/Saturday afternoon:
- Each group will play 4 - 5 rounds
- The top 7 from each group go through to the elimination (21 teams)
- The remaining teams will play several more rounds of Swiss on Saturday afternoon/Sunday morning
- 32 team double elimination on Sunday

The Open needs no introduction, it is going to be awesome as always!!

Registration details to follow...

Poster and all artwork by the wonderful Adrienne Hawkes.
Information and sponsor packs by the equally wonderful Zoe Bierman.
Formatting and registration brought to you via John H's diary.
Courts and Volunteers via Nik Hamilton.
Housing via Ben Blausten.
Head ref will be Ryan McCaig.
Press, PR and first point of contact will be Jess Duffy.
Priceless advice and experience is from Jon Marshall.
:)

In addition:
Secure attended bike parking by Cycle Hoop.
Coffee and cakes by Henry's Coffee bar.
Veggie food by Pogo.
Beer by Flatcap.
Mechanics from bikeworks.
London cycling information from LCC.

PLEASE REGISTER HERE: http://www.lhbpa.org/lo2013_registration/

Teams registered so far:

1. Globetrotters
2. Dildo Baggins
3. Johnny Rocket
4. Reservoir Dogs
5. Forensiker
6. Inkasso Altona
7. Dead Locos
8. WRISTS
9. MMA
10. 50 Shades of Daverage
11. Krystalis!
12. The Union
13. Pony pony roll roll
14. Dildo Baggins?
15. Octopussy
16. M.F
17. Bristol A
18. Histoire Fraiche Gros
19. New Direction
20.Brickman's Skid Skid Kids
21. Call Me Daddy
22. APOLLO 3
23. Manchester 1
24. Troika
25. True Danger
26. Black Stabbath
27. SSS
28. Cosmic
29. POLOSKI
30. The Commies
31. Instinct
32. 5G
33. Spring Break
34. Pickles
35. BKP
36. Winter Is Coming
37. Le Big Mac
38. Killer Tomatoes
39. SBS
40. Flowery Tw*ts
41. New Bruises
42. Take My Pocket

Last edited by Jess|e; 24th July 2013 at 08:06.
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Old 8th July 2013   #2
snottyotterdonor
 
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Yay!
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Old 8th July 2013   #3
Landslidedonor
 
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That poster. Wow.
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Old 8th July 2013   #4
NKTShane
Wooooo finally confirmed, I can make it, but need a team, somebody please take me :).
Or if anyone's up for building a completely new team that'd be awesome x
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Old 8th July 2013   #5
andytkdonor
 
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Awesome!
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Old 8th July 2013   #6
All the gear no idea
Awesome poster. I really like the subtle silhouettes of London landmarks. No rain this year please!!
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Old 9th July 2013   #7
Chukker Norrisdonor
 
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So awesome.
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Old 9th July 2013   #8
Future
 
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Yes! That poster is amazing!
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Old 9th July 2013   #9
Lebowskidonor
 
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Who did the poster?
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Old 9th July 2013   #10
kierangardner
Bloddy brilliant - Now to find a team...
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Old 9th July 2013   #11
Jess|e
Poster and all artwork by the wonderful Adrienne Hawkes.
Information and sponsor packs by the equally wonderful Zoe Bierman.
Formatting and registration brought to you via John H's diary.
Courts and Volunteers via Nik Hamilton.
Housing via Ben Blausten.
Head ref will be Ryan McCaig.
Press, PR and first point of contact will be Jess Duffy.
Priceless advice and experience is from Jon Marshall.
:)

In addition:
Secure attended bike parking by Cycle Hoop.
Coffee and cakes by Henry's Coffee bar.
Veggie food by Pogo.
Beer by Flatcap.
Mechanics from bikeworks.
Cycling information from LCC.
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Old 9th July 2013   #12
Lebowskidonor
 
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Nice work Jess. All looks really good.
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Old 9th July 2013   #13
sombra
 
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nice work
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Old 10th July 2013   #14
Biancha
 
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Yay, well done everyone involved! Loving the sound of food by pogo and a coffee bar!
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Old 11th July 2013   #15
Khornight2donor
 
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So when does registration start/end?
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Old 11th July 2013   #16
TSdonor
 
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Don't Call Me Bukkake registered...
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Old 11th July 2013   #17
snoops
 
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Wow, that came together fast! Well done, all involved.
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Old 11th July 2013   #18
Landslidedonor
 
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Don't Call Me Bukkake registered...
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Wow, that came together fast!
Isn't that the point of the exercise? (So I'm told...)
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Old 11th July 2013   #19
skootadonor
 
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so where do you register? Either i'm being very stupid or your doing a great job of hiding it. I've looked at all three contact pages.
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Old 11th July 2013   #20
Woods
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Don't Call Me Bukkake registered...
AHAH awesome
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Old 11th July 2013   #22
Landslidedonor
 
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Does the 3 pools of 24 teams mean there's a cap on entries this year?
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Old 11th July 2013   #23
skootadonor
 
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Thanks John, i didnt write the team name oops.
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Old 11th July 2013   #24
coventry eagle
Poster looks good!
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Old 11th July 2013   #25
John H
 
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Thanks John, i didnt write the team name oops.
You haven't filled in the form. You need to do that, to register.
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Old 11th July 2013   #26
skootadonor
 
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oops scrolling fail. done now.
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Old 11th July 2013   #27
EMM
WRISTS registered, but I couldn't see the 'other comments box' if paypal email and regular email are different. Mine is pretty obvs mcox@ vs matthewcox@ but just wanted to let you know.
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Old 11th July 2013   #28
lightbluejosh
 
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Is there a cap on teams?
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Old 11th July 2013   #29
John H
 
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72 teams
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Old 11th July 2013   #30
Jess|e
I was going to announce registration last night but had to make a few tweaks so sorry to all those I saw at polo and said it would be ready...

Yes, registration is indeed open!

http://www.lhbpa.org/lo2013_registration/
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Old 11th July 2013   #31
NKTShane
arghh i need a team!!
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Old 11th July 2013   #32
that little dude
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arghh i need a team!!
I recently started playing and don't either. If you want to join forces PM me.
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Old 11th July 2013   #33
danwentskiing
I remember when the London Open was actually open. And then other tournaments called themselves 'open' but were actually capped, Londoners mocked those tournaments to the point where they held a London Klosed (sp?) tournament, which I think was actually open. But those tournaments didn't listen and now the London Open is capped and no longer open.

Confused, but looking forward to what will certainly be the best tournament of the year.
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Old 11th July 2013   #34
Emyrdonor
 
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I always though open meant non-invitational.
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Old 11th July 2013   #35
Khornight2donor
 
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It's being limited to 70 something teams... That's hardly a small number.
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Old 11th July 2013   #36
JonoMarshall
 
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Originally the Open was designed to grow with each subsequent year (never capping the number of teams), but last year proved this is perhaps a bad way to experience/showcase bike polo.

Traditionally 'Open' means 'non-invitational', so a cap isn't so bad (the bullshit "first come first served except for X, Y, Z teams" stuff has got to stop though, this has never been an issue in London, thankfully).

Giving the notice (and lack of Worlds in Europe), I think you'll struggle to get 72 teams, I imagine it will be an awesome tournament regardless.
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Old 12th July 2013   #37
coventry eagle
Apparently team Dead Locos is registered, guess who?

Last edited by coventry eagle; 12th July 2013 at 01:45. Reason: ;)
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Old 12th July 2013   #38
danwentskiing
I was just being facetious, but actually I genuinely didn't know that 'open' just meant non-invitational, so now I look even stupider.
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Old 12th July 2013   #39
John H
 
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Yeah, unlimited is a nice idea, and I love that we did it, but... we didn't want to repeat last year.

72 is still more teams than the euros this year.
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Old 12th July 2013   #40
John H
 
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Dany from Czech Rep needs a team.

Good player, someone pick him up.
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Old 12th July 2013   #41
sombra
 
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is LOS GUAPOS beagle
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Old 12th July 2013   #42
burnhout
When will you announce the registered teams? cheers
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Old 12th July 2013   #43
dublinkevin
 
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Yes the term 'Open' in terms of tournaments has traditionally meant that you did not need to qualify beforehand. You just pay your dues and in you come. But putting a limit on the number of teams that can openly enter makes sense. There are only three courts.
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Old 15th July 2013   #44
JuAndCats
 
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Shit, I seem to be a free agent as Dice has family stuff to do and Josie is playing with others. Anyone need a third or would like to make a chaos team? I just wanna play!
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Old 17th July 2013   #45
emab
 
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Is it possible to see a team list for this?
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Old 18th July 2013   #46
moogdonor
 
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How full is registration?

I don't have a team and would like to know the urgency that I should sort my shit out with.
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Old 18th July 2013   #47
John H
 
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Half full right now.

I'm just waiting on access, then I'll post some team lists up.
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Old 18th July 2013   #48
moogdonor
 
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Thanks
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Old 18th July 2013   #49
danwentskiing
If possible can you list which Swiss session each team is in so they can get train tickets etc?
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Old 18th July 2013   #50
dangerussdonor
 
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^ this & also some more info on when we'll find out if we're getting housed or not so we can make arrangements as neccessary... Have PM'ed Ben about this but no response yet....
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