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Old 4th April 2013   #5501
Schwar
Had a look round about half-seven and didn't see anyone. Is it one of the courts on the left of the walkway from Bramley road to where the climbing wall is?
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Old 5th April 2013   #5502
PhilJD
You'll have just missed me, I was there till 20 past then gave up and went home.

It's the netball court on the left after the little basketball thing. You have to go in and ask for the keys if it's not open
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Old 5th April 2013   #5503
BrickMan
Its funny cos in the north we all have this 'view' that there are 8.4 million polo players in london and they have to que up to use the courts, but in actual fact it seems like no-one ever plays polo in london? I was down a few weeks ago and not one single game going in the whole city :(
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Old 5th April 2013   #5504
coventry eagle
There were games in Hackney Downs and we thought you would show up but you didnt!
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Old 6th April 2013   #5505
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Thursday the 4th was the last day of RBKC subsidised bike polo at Westway. The council does not (unfortunately) have unlimited funds and are not able to extend the booking.

Should you be interested in contributing a few quid each week to play at Westway, please let me know. There are several ways we could proceed, so if you have any ideas or feedback, please also let me know!

Many thanks RBKC!
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Old 6th April 2013   #5506
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Its funny cos in the north we all have this 'view' that there are 8.4 million polo players in london and they have to que up to use the courts, but in actual fact it seems like no-one ever plays polo in london? I was down a few weeks ago and not one single game going in the whole city :(
There were loads of games happening. You just werent invited.
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Old 6th April 2013   #5507
punkturedonor
James I'm happy to contribute, so is Maddie
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Old 6th April 2013   #5508
Khornight2donor
 
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I'm willing to contribute on the occasions I can make it (or even a seasonal payment if you want to do it that way)
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Old 6th April 2013   #5509
aufbruch
 
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Forgot to add, court is 15 quid an hour...
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Old 6th April 2013   #5510
Khornight2donor
 
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Really?

I thought it was way cheaper for a "season"?

Last edited by Khornight2; 6th April 2013 at 16:25.
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Old 6th April 2013   #5511
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Nope.
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Old 8th April 2013   #5512
aufbruch
 
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Bikeminded has supported the West London Bike Polo sessions for 12 months now. It’s been great to see so many new players getting to play for the first time, but the time has come for us to take a break from booking the ‘best court in London’ so April 4 was our last court booking for the time being.

We are talking to LHBPA about plans for the future, and players can of course still book the ‘netball court’ by calling Westway on 020 3468 5576. The loaner bikes, mallets and goals will remain at the Westway and available for your use. Please look after them. We hope to be back with future polo plans, so do keep an eye out for an announcement in the coming months.

Regards. Bikeminded
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Old 8th April 2013   #5513
PhilJD
Pity it went out with a whimper.

I'll throw in some cash if we can get enough people together.
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Old 8th April 2013   #5514
BrickMan
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There were games in Hackney Downs and we thought you would show up but you didnt!
Haha, the one time people went to something I went to the diagonal opposite side of the city (newington, rather than, newington gardens #fail).

Maybe next time ;)
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Old 10th May 2013   #5515
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Bike Polo May - Dates : 15th / 22nd / 29th - Pitches booked

FAO any westies who want to play locally. This is an email from Henry, the organiser of the bike polo that they do on the big pitch. The last time we were there they were playing with wooden mallets and a small football, but I think they were going to move towards a smaller ball.

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The pitch has been booked for 3 Wednesdays (15th/22nd/29th) at 7pm in a row on the 8 a side pitch at the Westway in Notting Hill.

Please can you let me know which games you are in for. It will not cost more than £5-10 per head, depending on numbers (hopefully £5). We are limited to 10 players on the this pitch, so get your response in early as the players list now extends to over 50 people.
His email address is: henry AT robertfraser -dot- co -dot- uk

The game they play is different from ours - kind of a mashed version of grass and hardcourt, but still fairly fast and furious.
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Old 10th May 2013   #5516
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can a mod amend the title of this thread please
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Old 10th May 2013   #5517
John H
 
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To?
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Old 10th May 2013   #5518
punkturedonor
prob just make it: West London Polo (Westway Sports Centre) for the moment
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Old 11th May 2013   #5519
dublinkevin
 
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Yeah its not on Thursdays any more so the thread title is wrong.
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Old 15th May 2013   #5520
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Polo happening tonight on the 8 a side pitch in Westway. Bring a blue or white shirt if you want to play.

Mods, can you please change the title of this thread so the day and time are not in there.
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Old 31st July 2013   #5521
neil43b
The return of the Westway sessions

From Kensington and Chelsea...

We are very pleased to announce that we will be hosting the return of the West London Bike Polo Open Sessions at the Westway Sports Centre on Thursday evenings from 7-10pm starting Thursday 15 August 2013.

Most people bring along their own bike, however as previously, we have provided a limited number of loaner bikes, mallets and polo balls. Note too that these sessions are FREE TO ATTEND.

These sessions are for people of all abilities and experience, from those who would like to try bike polo for the first time to those who’ve played in polo tournaments before. Everybody is very welcome.

To keep up-to-date with any changes, Like our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/westlondonbikepolo
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Old 8th August 2013   #5522
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Are any regulars up for going to this next Thursday. I am keen to make the trek. I'd say Vit will come too.
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Old 8th August 2013   #5523
maddie
I'll come along. Won't be able to get there until 8ish though.
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Old 8th August 2013   #5524
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I will love too. but the start is to late for me people play early polo wtfk
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Old 8th August 2013   #5525
Vit
YEah, defo coming next Thursday, I thought it will be nice. Hopefully most of us who were playing there regularly would come for the first session. Sean James Jakob Ben Victor Phil... cool Kev MAddie Antonio see you up there; will be a trek ))
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Old 8th August 2013   #5526
Jess|e
I work late on Thursdays otherwise I would definitely be there. :(

Will try at least to make one session.

Beginner's tournament pencilled to be 12th October but will be confirmed very soon!
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Old 9th August 2013   #5527
punkturedonor
ill do my best to make on thursday
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Old 9th August 2013   #5528
victorRodri
I think I'll be able to make it.
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Old 10th August 2013   #5529
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Might brave the schlep (sp?), I work not far from here.
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Old 10th August 2013   #5530
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Thursday 15th:

1. dublinkevin
2. vit
3. victor
4. nesbit
5. punkture

I'll text some of the westies from last time around, have some of their numbers. Hopefully Niall will play again.
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Old 10th August 2013   #5531
maddie
that would be awesome to see niall and josh playing again..


Thursday 15th:

1. dublinkevin
2. vit
3. victor
4. nesbit
5. punkture
6. maddie (late)
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Old 10th August 2013   #5532
dublinkevin
 
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Sorry maddie meant to put you in as a late on the list.
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Old 13th August 2013   #5533
Jess|e
I have a huge favour to ask of one of the more experienced players! NBC would like to send a reporter down to give bike polo a go on Thursday but I'm working til 8pm. Could anyone be at the Westway for 6pm to talk to them/show them how to play? I need to put you in touch beforehand... let me know asap please! Thanks. Wish I could come along!
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Old 13th August 2013   #5534
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It doesnt start until 7pm Jess, nobody can get there at six.
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Old 13th August 2013   #5535
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Woop, more my area this! I can be down.
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Old 13th August 2013   #5536
punkturedonor
yeah best let the reporter knowwhat the times are then they can just rock up when they want and play. Someone already did an article on Westway polo that appeared in the guardian last year and thats what he did
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Old 13th August 2013   #5537
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Thursday 15th:

1. dublinkevin
2. vit
3. victor
4. nesbit
5. punkture
6. maddie (late)
7. io
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Old 14th August 2013   #5538
Jess|e
He knows the times Ben, like I said what I am asking for is an experienced player to meet him at 6pm and talk to him as they can only come there that early.
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Old 14th August 2013   #5539
dublinkevin
 
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If he's there at seven I'll talk to him. If he cant be bothered to wait until 7pm for his story, fuck him.
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Old 14th August 2013   #5540
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I'll be nice, I promise.
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Old 14th August 2013   #5541
Jess|e
Errrr okay Kev, I will pass that on to Jason at Bike minded. Thanks for your help as per usual :) you are a star!
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Old 14th August 2013   #5542
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He can always just copy and paste it from any other story.

"Gentleman of a certain distinction play horse polo, on fine parks, surrounded by genteel spectators, sipping wine and Pimms. Yet its' gritty, urban, edgy cousin, is taking over concrete parks under motorway flyovers around the world, and there's not a horse in sight." etc etc.
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Old 14th August 2013   #5543
punkturedonor
Seems like I've triple booked myself for Thursday so almost certainly out
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Old 14th August 2013   #5544
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I'll try to be in, but can't promise
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Old 14th August 2013   #5545
Jess|e
Cheers Kev, have let them know. Jason will be in touch I think. I will speak to them on the phone beforehand anyway... sorry again that I can't be there.
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Old 14th August 2013   #5546
Jess|e
Organisers and volunteers from last years beginner's tourney, please check LHBPA thread for some discussion on next tourney...
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Old 15th August 2013   #5547
dublinkevin
 
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Tonight.
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Old 15th August 2013   #5548
nesbit
 
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I've bailed, sorry. Could give you a long sob story, if you wanna hear it.
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Old 15th August 2013   #5549
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Yes, why not.
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Old 15th August 2013   #5550
Jakub11
I don't have a bike, are the loaners still there?
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