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Old 4th April 2013   #1151
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I'm sure we'll get some reviews soon...
http://lancasterpolo.com/2013/03/25/...c-mallet-head/
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Old 4th April 2013   #1152
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Hey guys. We're at a truck stop near Essen. Just fyi.
Careful, you will get merged. This thread is only for john h and his diary entries, noone else's.
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Old 5th April 2013   #1153
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LOL at john h home of soft rock
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Old 6th April 2013   #1155
Emyr
 
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Burro!
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Old 6th April 2013   #1156
danwentskiing
Is that 26"? Looks pretty tight.
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Old 7th April 2013   #1157
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what a cutey pie.
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Old 7th April 2013   #1158
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Back in Cardiff tomorrow! ;)
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Old 10th April 2013   #1159
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Podium for Eastsides this weekend.

http://www.followpodium.com/eastside

Top 7 (of 21 teams) and I make it to the NAHBPC
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Old 15th April 2013   #1160
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Not sure where to post this, but a crap division of the Ice Hockey world champs are starting in a few hours, here's the link to watch online:

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/iihf-d...cape-town-2013

Maybe interesting for a few...

Last edited by apollo; 15th April 2013 at 10:23.
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Old 15th April 2013   #1161
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Some real heavyweights of ice hockey in there alright, including "Luxembough" and "Ierland".
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Old 15th April 2013   #1162
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haha didn't notice that! One of my mates plays for Greece, totally didn't spot that this was a crap division.

Oh well Kevin, good luck to you at 3:15 hehe
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Old 15th April 2013   #1163
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Winter Olympics is next February, that'll be top class.
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Old 15th April 2013   #1164
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Where you at H-Bomb? Up to much?

I just had some dolcelatte on the McVities wholemeal bisquit/crackers – pretty good, but it's basically a digestive with no sugar and some seeds on top.
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Old 15th April 2013   #1165
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Hbomb is in Boston. just sayin
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Old 15th April 2013   #1166
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Safe, but grounded.
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Old 16th April 2013   #1167
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back in London now. But that's not relevant to the poloverse thread ;)

Last edited by John H; 16th April 2013 at 09:41.
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Old 16th April 2013   #1168
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Welcome back, and how'd you do, John?
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Old 16th April 2013   #1169
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I played in the Eastside qualifiers, and no, I didn't qualify.

We played ok on Saturday, 3 wins, 3 losses, only losing by 1 goal in each game, and winning well, so we had a really good GD, and finished the day 9th out of 20, with hope of finishing in the top 7 to qualify.

We started well on Sunday against Shane (ex Dublin) and Sprinks' team, and got a 2 goal lead, it was looking good for a while, playing really nice polo, but they came back and beat us with a succession of top corner goals. After that we played a New York team, and really fell apart, losing all rhythm and passing, losing 5-1.

So the dream of playing in the NAHBPC is over for another year...

I was really ill all weekend, which didn't help, if it had been any other tournament I would have probably stayed at home, Lemsip got me through it, but probably didn't help.

The Means won, and were looking really good, Alexis and Nick making great plays, and scoring loads of good goals, Chris Roberts holding the back, and being physical. They'll do some damage at the worlds this year.

Second place was Lomax's team, he was playing really well, super accurate shots.

Third place was White Fang, a Boston team, I'm sure home court advantage helped, but they deserved it.

Also Magic Toast (Nate, Zack & Paul from New York) looked like they could be a good team this summer.
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Old 16th April 2013   #1170
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Old 16th April 2013   #1171
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Magic Toast (Nate, Zack & Paul from New York) looked like they could be a good team this summer.
with the right equipment?
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Old 16th April 2013   #1172
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Ironically I think Nate is sponsored by Modified.

Last edited by John H; 16th April 2013 at 11:13.
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Old 16th April 2013   #1175
John H
 
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Is anyone going to Nantes, who could take a mallet for Seabass?
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Old 16th April 2013   #1176
Woods
and some balls ? pretty please ? :)
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Old 16th April 2013   #1177
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I'm going to Nantes, John. If you want me to take something i'll be waiting at london victoria coach station for around 2 hours on thursday evening.
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Old 16th April 2013   #1178
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Awesome, I can be there.
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Old 16th April 2013   #1179
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Thanks luca

#magicmule
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Old 23rd April 2013   #1180
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Did I read somewhere that you guys are getting a court built at Herne Hill? How's this coming along?
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Old 23rd April 2013   #1181
Jess|e
The surface for two courts will be finished this week. We are in the process of raising funds/sourcing sponsorship for the barriers which currently have permission but there is no money left to pay for them... so close!
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Old 23rd April 2013   #1182
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How much would they cost? could a fundraising tournament (using the wooden barriers) raise enough?
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Old 23rd April 2013   #1183
Jess|e
The problem is they have to be taken down after every throw-in session/tournament because of the track sightlines so if we were to invest in a long term solution like a modular system it would cost thousands. There will be several fundraisers in the next few months but really, a private sponsor would be the quickest solution. Something which is better dicussed in the LHBPA forum. We are working on a wood donation form Herne Hill's suppliers for temporary boards at the moment though.
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Old 23rd April 2013   #1184
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Pity it can't have hardcore perspex barriers like a squash court. Super pricey though!
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Old 23rd April 2013   #1185
Jess|e
Indeed. If anyone has seen any barriers that they think could work, please let us know!
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Old 23rd April 2013   #1186
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Or if anyone has a big bundle of cash they'd like to donate....
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Old 23rd April 2013   #1187
Jess|e
Amen.
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Old 23rd April 2013   #1188
TS
 
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When you movin' South, Jess?
#resistanceisfutile
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Old 23rd April 2013   #1189
Jess|e
I've thought about it, but I'd need to find another cushty guardian deal ;) plus, all my work is based North and it's nice to go home on your lunch break!
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Old 23rd April 2013   #1190
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Guardianing FTW.

Noticed there was an AdHoc guardian property between the tourney courts and the Shell garage in Bristol.
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Old 23rd April 2013   #1191
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Forgetting budget for the moment, the best setup I've seen is Karlsruhe, HDPE on an Alu frame.

Super strong, smooth, should be fairly light, no issue with damp, etc.

Not cheap though.

If you do get a budget, please let me know, I might have some ideas for courts, portable or permanent.

Last edited by John H; 23rd April 2013 at 14:39.
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Old 23rd April 2013   #1192
Jess|e
Why not share those ideas now so that if we think they're viable, we can work towards the cost?
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Old 23rd April 2013   #1193
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Well, the ideas depend on the budget, £2000, or £20,000 gives you very different options. And I'm guessing there are various reasons for keeping the budget off a public forum for the moment (you don't want people ripping you off). All I ask is if you could talk to me before you make a final decision.

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Old 25th April 2013   #1194
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Polorama registration starts at "18:00 CET", which I presume means 17:00 BST

http://www.polorama.it/?registration.html
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Old 26th April 2013   #1196
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http://www.followpodium.com/mozartplayedpolo

Featuring Jono, Badger & Josh, I'm playing with Poloroid, and Netto Marek is also playing
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Old 26th April 2013   #1197
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good luck guys! Give Marek a kiss from me
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Old 26th April 2013   #1198
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Polorama registration starts at "18:00 CET", which I presume means 17:00 BST

http://www.polorama.it/?registration.html
some one knows whats happend whit the regis on that theres nothing happenig??
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Old 27th April 2013   #1199
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Is there polo in/around Nürnburg?
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Old 27th April 2013   #1200
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The boys totally got this

http://www.followpodium.com/mozartplayedpolo
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