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Old 24th December 2011   #1
John H
 
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London International Invitational 2012 13th-15th Jan




We are excited to announce the London International Invitational 2012!

A showcase of the best teams from around Europe, as part of the London Bike Show at the Excel Centre.

The Tournament is taking place from Friday 13th to Sunday 15th of January. We will also be including demonstration games and ‘have a go’ sessions for the public on Thursday 12th.

We hope you can come along!

As well as the chance to check out the bike show itself there will of course be some incredible bike polo being played; certainly plenty of games you won’t want to miss.

LHBPA members will gain free entrance.

Timings and Location:
  • Thursday 10am – 7pm
  • Friday 10am – 7pm
  • Saturday 10am – 7pm
  • Sunday 10am- Final at 4pm!
ExCeL London
One Western Gateway
Royal Victoria Dock
London
E16 1XL


Teams:
  • UK
    • Spring Break
    • Nice Touch
    • Cosmic
    • Dead Rappers
    • Electric Cream
    • Netto
    • Tornadoes
  • France
    • Call Me Daddy
    • Hooks
    • Cocorico
    • TBC (Yorgo, René, Ben)
  • Switzerland
    • L’equipe
    • Iron Ponies
  • Germany
    • Monkey Punch
    • Clowns
    • Shotguns
    • Edisons
  • Spain
    • Los Pelos
    • El Club
  • Italy
    • Tigers
http://www.lhbpa.org/lii2012/
http://www.facebook.com/events/346809335345993/
http://leagueofbikepolo.com/london-i...itational-2012

Last edited by John H; 9th January 2012 at 14:49.
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Old 24th December 2011   #2
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Nice.
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Old 24th December 2011   #3
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bummer, I'm in Holland that weekend.

Good job to everyone who's organised this though, the line up looks great.

Go London!
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Old 24th December 2011   #4
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Good work on getting this opportunity for UK polo - hope to visit on the Friday.

Make it happen Netto!
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Old 24th December 2011   #5
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cannot wait.
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Old 24th December 2011   #6
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fantastic. love the poster too.
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Old 24th December 2011   #7
snottyotterdonor
 
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Can't believe I've swindled my way into playing in this
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Old 24th December 2011   #8
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what is the format of this? round robin would be ace. sorry if i have missed something
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Old 24th December 2011   #9
John H
 
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It's going to be a couple of group stages, and then single elim.
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Old 25th December 2011   #10
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Seeded or random? ;)

This looks awesome I'll be there on the weekend at least to help or maybe just cheer.
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Old 25th December 2011   #11
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not getting at you john just curious, can you release the groups early so travels / works can be accommodated?
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Old 25th December 2011   #12
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Yeah, probably can actually. I just need to nail down the exact format. We are still waiting for Edisons to confirm, so it will depend on that.

Louis, yes, of course seeded single elim ;)
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Old 26th December 2011   #13
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not getting at you john just curious, can you release the groups early so travels / works can be accommodated?
agree!!
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Old 29th December 2011   #14
John H
 
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poster updated in the first post.

Thanks Adrienne.

Last edited by John H; 29th December 2011 at 12:47.
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Old 30th December 2011   #15
John H
 
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Final 2 teams, Edisons and Yorgo's team confirmed.
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Old 30th December 2011   #16
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who is in edisons?
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Old 30th December 2011   #17
John H
 
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Normally Mo, David and Eddy. It's their new team now that Anna has left for Shotgun Sisters.

But David is away, so they will have a sub for him.
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Old 30th December 2011   #18
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yes i know ... instead of David?
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Old 30th December 2011   #19
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Do you guys know if we will be able to leave bikes / bike bags at the centre? For foreign players it can be handy. We did that in KA and most people took the tram.
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Old 30th December 2011   #20
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Yes, definitely no problem at all.

We'll be supplying a full information pack for all the players nearer the time
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Old 30th December 2011   #21
uolmo
Whats gonna be the exact court dimension and size of wall ( wooden and solid?)?


Cant wait!!!!
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Old 31st December 2011   #22
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obviously by foreign i meant herne hill.
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Old 31st December 2011   #23
John H
 
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30 x 18, 1.2m wood panels like the London Open

Last edited by John H; 31st December 2011 at 09:47.
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Old 31st December 2011   #24
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1.2m high (4 feet).
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Old 31st December 2011   #25
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Sorry, corrected.
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Old 31st December 2011   #26
uolmo
Nice!
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Old 3rd January 2012   #27
Mr Browndonor
Hey guys, Is this near to any of you Cambridge boys?

Bar Hill.
40 Fen End,
Willingham,
Cambridge.
CB24 5LH.

It'd be great if someone could help me out by picking something up for me on their way down from Cambridge... it's a tea urn so maybe someone who's driving as it'll be a bit heavy for the bag albeit a good size. Lemme know guys would be much appreciated.

JB
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Old 3rd January 2012   #28
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Top Tip:

Any Europeans travelling to the UK, why not buy some 50g pouches of Golden Virginia and sell them to us at a small mark-up. Win win (apart from the negative health aspects obvs).
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Old 3rd January 2012   #29
Robbadobdob
as payment you could promise to take a dive in the 7th minute
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Old 4th January 2012   #30
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Josh/John/Whoever
I'm gonna try and get along to show my face avec camera at some point over the weekend, what's the deal with getting in? Will someone from LHBPA be on the door, or will someone there have a members list?
Cheers, looking forward to some top-notch polo!
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Old 4th January 2012   #31
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Not 100% how we are going to deal with it yet, but we'll get something sorted.

By the way your membership runs out on the 13th ;)
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Old 4th January 2012   #32
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Ha, thanks for the notice!
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Old 4th January 2012   #33
John H
 
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We still have 5 teams we need to house, and only a week to go.

It would be really appreciated if people could help them out.
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Old 4th January 2012   #34
Joana
The Shotgun Sisters unfortunately are incomplete and are looking for a third player! If anyone is interested email Anna or me!
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Old 4th January 2012   #35
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Do you guys know if we will be able to leave bikes / bike bags at the centre? For foreign players it can be handy. We did that in KA and most people took the tram.
Yes !! as Cedric Told me he was living really far from the excel centre, it would be great if we could leave our bikes and stuff (safe) there and take the subway.
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Old 6th January 2012   #36
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Sorry if it's been covered, couldn't find it in the OP itinerary.

What is going to be happening on Friday? Throw ins? Tournament?
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Old 6th January 2012   #37
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Thursday:
Have-a-go sessions! Come and give polo a go at 1pm and 3.30pm.
Top teams will also be playing demonstration games throughout the day.

Friday:
The tournament begins, group stages all day.

Saturday:
Tournament group stages continue.

Sunday:
Tournament Knockout! Starting at 10am the teams will be battling it out in the elimination rounds.
1pm Have a go session
3pm Tournament Semifinals
4pm Tournament Final
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Old 6th January 2012   #38
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in other words: thursday throwins, fri-sun tournament
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Old 6th January 2012   #39
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Did you manage to find someone who can film some of the games/make a highlights movie in the end Josh?
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Old 6th January 2012   #40
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Yep, Chan is on the case!
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Old 6th January 2012   #41
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Awesome, nice one! (Good choice with Chan too.)
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Old 6th January 2012   #42
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Thursday:
Have-a-go sessions! Come and give polo a go at 1pm and 3.30pm.
Top teams will also be playing demonstration games throughout the day.

surely you wont know this until monday.. ; 0
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Old 6th January 2012   #43
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I will try and get Friday off, what happens if I can't?
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Old 6th January 2012   #44
Cohen
 
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you'll need a sub, sorry this wasn't made clear to you earlier
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Old 6th January 2012   #45
Gregory
Sorry if this has been covered before, but if I want to come and spectate/hang out, but I don't want to pay £15 to get into Excel each day can I join the lhbpa and get in free, even if I live in Cambridge?
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Old 6th January 2012   #46
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Yes, that's no problem Gregory.
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Old 6th January 2012   #47
Gregory
Please call me Greg.... only my grandparents call me Gregory
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Old 6th January 2012   #48
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orly?
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Old 6th January 2012   #49
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I'll be sending out an information pack with a full itinerary to all the teams tommorow evening. Sorry for the delay.
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Old 7th January 2012   #50
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Here is the tournament Information pack, I'm emailing it out to all the teams now along with your housing info:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1...3LYtlRydM/edit
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