A no muss, no fuss tournament/polo party for polo hobos, tramps, vagabonds, crumbs, and barnacles to be held at Musgrave Park Polo Courts, Cordelia Street Brisbane on Sunday March 27 11am til the sun goes down.
…to say “good bye” to Erin as she wanders back along the lost highway, “hello” to Ali a newcomer polo hobo, “please stay Rootbeer” (the O.G. polo hobo), and most of all a big thanks for the bright times to Brisbane polo massive. A kind of homage to all the polo passers by through Brisbane.
***REGISTRATION CLOSED (one spot on one team for one individual still remains) ***
format: 5 swiss rounds + top 4 in finals single elim.
Games start at 10am!
The level of formality is low, this is a polo party with a side of organisation and seriousness (serious beer drinking at least). So wear your glad rags, bring your bindle mallets, california blankets, scrumpy and tramp beers, and come play polo at Musgrave Park!
because of the informality of the event, and because i thought it’d be hard to get people to put themselves into teams at short notice, blah blah blah… what do you think about this format (based on a tourney i played in in france last year):
each person individually registers and based on my knowledge of your experience, i seed each player into a team. it’s like a premeditated throw in format. and just makes it easier to work out schedule in advance, know numbers, but still have a fairly even spread of teams. it’s like the benefit of a throw in tourney, without the messiness of on the spot organising… actually another tourney i went to did this because it was pitched as a ‘it’s my party and i’ll choose the teams if i want to’ format…
from this, one of two formats will happen (again, need your input) -
a) full round robin if small number of teams (5 or less), one court
b) double elimination if 6 or more teams. i know it’s less polo for teams who are losing, but thought that it would be easier to manage because wouldn’t mean having to split the courts into two to save time…
ideas? because it’s more of a party than a tourney, i figure less polo playing and more sideline activities (heckling, etc) is ok?
the tourney i played in worked really well as a double elim, so this is why i am leaning towards this…
So you are saying players a ranked, A, B or C. And then players are drawn randomly from each pool to form teams. I.e One A player drawn randomly, with one B player drawn randomly, one C player drawn randomly to create the first team, and so on…?
No merger. Strongly against it. Wants wrong with two tourney’s. its not like we have had one since nationals?
I think the 27th should be more a fun tourney. fuck the rules and fuck everything else. full size brisbane court. people will get to play with random teams and enjoy it abit more.
Brisbane tourney two or three weeks later will give people the opportunity to display their team skills and nationals teams if they are attending. and play half court.
as for sundown issues, time to do the draw? no issues there. every other time we did this, the draw was made up on the spot. its not hard to do a round robin draw and fit it in one afternoon. Cap the games at 10 mins/first to 3 goals. Its quick. No one sits in the sun for long periods of time. we have anough time to break like 3 rounds through for beer runs.
sorry? i really think i missed your o.g. point… did you not just suggest that up top?
simon and rootbeer msg’d be earlier about it. sorry, was under the impression they had set dates in april but because i was leaving, and because they wanted to keep it away from acmc, they offered a merger…
I like the idea of random teams of 3. Erin, you want a fun relaxed farewell - if this was your first instinct then go with it. There are plenty of serious teams tournaments in the next few months. Your tournament, your choice.
Ps - I agree with gypsy -don’t split the court! I love playing Brisbane style on a gigantic court.
Even though I’m not going to be there, I’d say random draw, 10 minute games first to 3. It’s fun as hell and you can work out the draw on the day. No stress as nobody is putting in wads of cash or expecting massive props for winning the damn thing.