Monday, December 20, 2010

New Years Polo

Apparently There will be enough of us to start polo again on Monday the 3rd of Jan. Be there or we will send Bobby around with the boys.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Friday, November 26, 2010

2v2 KISS and TELL: results

Wow, what a great day of fun! I'll try my best to summarise the day's events.

The day started off with mumma-prawi cooking some spring rolls (the main event for the tournament), then me heading off to the courts to sort things out. I sent a message out the night before "10 am registration, be there or don't play"... PCP has a bad habit of being fashionably late... 1.5 hours later Matty rocks up with his Death Machine and BBQ:


I missed a phone call the day before and checked my voicemail. "Gday Prawi, just calling up about the weather tomorrow, have you seen it?" So off I go to see the weather forecast. Periods of rain with a chance of a thunderstorm. Oh gawd. No worries, we play polo, a little bit of rain wont hurt right? Turns out the rain was one of our saving graces, 33 degree weather with scorching humidity, at times we were praying for rain. By the end of the day the clouds cleared and the weather was ace (albeit a bit warm).

Next up, in typical Prawi form, I left things a little late and decided to sort the brackets out the night before. Looking at our facebook invites I was expecting roughly 10 teams. okay, thats not too bad, now, lets put that into a round robin format plus a double elimination.. did the maths and realised that it would involve over 60 games. "OH SH*T", we'll never finish this tourney in time. Fortunately as we all know, facebook invites don't really count for much, we had 7 teams arrive by the start of games play. We then decided that we should play out a round robin and see how much time we would have in the end.

We drawed the 14 names out of a hat and the teams came together as follows:

Nick/Hesh - Hazards of Dukes
Scotty/Matty- Team Gerbil
Tom/Wall - Piss Buddys
Shane/Prawi - Sham WOW
TowTruck/Brad - Granny Wank
Bobby/Derren - Sea Shepards
Ash/Shane - Ginger Ninjas

The random teams pretty much turned out perfect, (imo) no team was at a super ad/disadvantage, and we were happy to welcome two new players to polo, Hesh and Shane.

We set the format to 10 minute games or first to 3 goals. This allowed for some fast exciting games, and for the 2v2 format, 10 minutes seemed like an eternity and 3 goals was enough to leave you buggered by the end of the game. Time to play some POLO: 3..2...1...

Nick and Shane jousting it out
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Ash takes a shot

Prawi making his attack. Notice the clouds and ominous weather

Derren cooking up some snags

Suddenly its HOT, time to chill in the shade

Previously known as PISS CORNER..

Chalking up the results

(thanks Lewis for taking the photos, you can see the rest of his set here)

After about 3 and a half hours the round robin was over, it flew by. The standings by then end were:



Every team managed to squeeze in a win, with ShamWow undefeated and Piss Buddys not too far behind. It was time to do some eliminating. By then we were all pretty much buggered and it was scorching hot, so we agreed on a single elimination format for the end. We drew up the tables and the tourney quickly narrowed down to the finals.

There were a few upset games within the elimination round, most notably 6th seeded Hazards of Dukes pulling out a win against the 2nd seeded team, Piss Buddys. HOD then went on to defeat Granny Wank, seeded 3rd. Before they knew it, they were in the Finals.

Ginger Ninjas won their first game in a tight battle against Team Gerbil, but were defeated by the well rested Sham Wow who got a bye due to their number 1 seeding. In the end it was Hazards of Dukes (Nick and Hesh) vs Sham WOW (Shane and Prawi), wow, Hesh and Shane, both totally new to the game, BOTH made it to the finals. Props! We let the newbies battle out the joust and the game was on. Hesh put in some gutsy attacks, at one point his whole body was over his handle bars reaching for the ball and Shane applied really good defensive pressure making hard for the opposition to score.

Hesh reaching over his bars for the ball

It came down to 2-all, next goal wins. Some tight defence on both teams made it hard to score and the ball went back and forward. In the end i got a lucky break and got into a breakaway to score the final goal of the tournament.

The end results.

1st Sham WOW (Shane and Prawi)
2nd Hazard of Dukes (Nick and Hesh)
3rd Ginger Ninjas (Ash and Shane)
3rd Granny Wank (Wristy and Brad)
7th Sea Shepards (Derren and Bobby)
7th Piss Buddys (Tom and Wall)
7th Team Gerbil (Matty and Scotty)


All in all a fantastic day of polo, thanks everyone for coming down and making it possible! Look forward to the next tourney :D

Thursday, November 4, 2010

KISS and TELL: 2v2 Polo Tournament


Keep it simple stupid, and TELL EVERYONE.

From our shy begginnings of 6 regular players, Perth Cycle Polo has expanded and grown significantly and we feel that now we have the depth to create our first ever state tournament.

This month we're proud to announce our inaugural 2v2 polo tournament. The plan is simple: 2v2 tournament, random teams, round robin + double elimination, no prizes, no dramas, just spring rolls. SIMPLE.

So whats the plan?

Rock up at 10am and chuck everyones name into a hat. Names will be drawn in 2's and for the rest of the tournament, this pairing will play together as a team until they get eliminated.

I will bring down an epic amount of spring rolls, SOMETHING YOU DO NOT WANT TO MISS OUT ON. and hopefully it'll be a great afternoon of fun. If you've never played before, this is probably the best oppurtunity to get in amongst the action.

check out our Facebook invite, we'll be releasing as many online posters as possible so you can spread the word and tell everyone.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Monday, October 11, 2010

Australian Bench minor tourney

Lewis is finally coming home after some epic travels through Europe and the US, and in celebration will be holding a Bench minor tourney when he gets back. Basically click on this link to find out more.

Tourney is on the 4/5th of Feb.

I'm keen on going, tickets end up at around $400 return if you book now.

Anyone else keen?

-prawz

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Becoming an incorporated association

Perth Cycle Polo is in the process of becoming a registered association (i.e. becoming incorporated in WA). One of the reasons we are doing this is to support our cause when it comes to dealing with government bodies. We are currently tossing up names but the most likely is Australian Hardcourt Bike Polo. For a summary of what becoming incorporated means, see this link.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

2pm Sunday


Let's keep the 2pm start until it gets really hot then maybe move it back as far as 4pm?????
See ya Sunday

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

AHBPC Photos


Here are links to the photos I took during the Nationals in Bris-Vegas.

Day 1

Day 2

Day 3

Monday, September 6, 2010

PCP Doco now on DVD!




The PCP Doco has been released on DVD thanks to the up-and-coming film students from ECU: Tamara, Mikaela, and Tabitha. They have burnt 12 copies, including special features such as a crash montage, interviews, game footage and a photo slidedshow. Pity about the ugly bloke they chose for the cover, and the title. Get your's now!

Monday, August 30, 2010

Monday, August 9, 2010

Photo cat Sat Aug 21st

Could you guys make a post about the photo cat that is happening in two saturdays? Heres the flier:



thanks, andy

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Freo in sept

We checked out the John Curtin College of the Arts Basketball courts Today.
It looks like a awesome venue to kick off polo in Femantle after the Nationals.







Pity about the dickheads that drop their pants on the courts though.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Possible Venue?

Found it in Cottesloe, across the road from ocean beach restaurant. Beach front. It seems like skateboarders playing ground but it wasn't used when I saw it. The size is about 2/3 of tennis court so it is a bit small for polo court but a great location for sure. What you reckon?


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Wheel protectors

I've picked up enough core flute to cover two front wheels. Free to a good home, just let me know and they're yours.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

2 pm start

From next week,(7th) we'll be doing a 2pm start to get more practice in for the nationals. Ash will also bring a timer to limit games to 20 minutes. Come early play lots.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010


Getting some iron on patches made to sell at the nationals, here's the modified crest. Any comments welcome.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Monday, June 28, 2010

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Friday, June 18, 2010

WA today story is posted, check it out.....

Monday, June 14, 2010

Fighting over us

Yesterday we had two publications fighting over us for interviews. David from The Voice Community Newspaper was there to meet us, camera and note pad in hand. Minutes later Ana, a post grad journo, working for the web site Perth Now, rocked up.
We had a few games while the press filmed and snapped away. Then Brad 'I'm no good in front of the camera' Pretel, game a rather professional interview to Ana. Tom jumped up and answered a few questions too.
On friday night a few of us went to the making of a star. with God making his screen debut in the role (that was written just from him) - Hi my name is Nick. A story of a boring office worker by day, to master polo player by weekend.
The film/doco had some great polo footage, as well as some guest appearances by, Derren, Prawi and myself. Congrates to the girls for a great job.
So, when these 3 articles and footage become available we will post them here.

Hollywood watch out.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Next game is Monday

Due to the long weekend, the next game will be at Mt Lawley High School on Monday 7th June at 3pm. Newbies welcome (BYO bike, mallets provided).

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Nicks birthday celebrations

Nick is having his 30th on Saturday June 5 @3pm. 56 Rutland Ave Lathlain, entry off Saleham rd. BYO drinks, warm clothes, dogs and polo players. Hope you can make it!!

Monday, May 10, 2010

PCP doc-o

PCP has hit celebrity status. Two weeks ago we had some students from Mount Lawley Senior High shoot a small assignment whist we played. Now students from Edith Cowan Uni are shooting a doco on us. Shooting started sunday just gone, but the majority will be shot this sunday the 19th after 6pm. The students are organizing lights so we can play a night game.

Weather permitting filming will take place at MLSH, but if it is raining we will move it to The Polonade. So bring your A-game and your stage make up.

Play will start at the usual time of 3pm.

Friday, May 7, 2010

look new posts



Yes I was bored (haha bored)
Polo as usual sunday 3pm see you there (apparently Prawi is coming this week?)

Monday, April 19, 2010

Anzac Weekend

This following weekend is the Anzac Weekend so we're playing on Monday at 3:00pm rather than Sunday. Still at MLSHS so see you there!

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Easter polo

Polo this Easter Sunday will be @ Mt Lawley and we will be starting @ 2pm. Being that Monday is a public holiday i can't see why we wouldn't end up at the Scotto for many beers and a few pizza's.

See you there!

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Tuesday nights postponed

Due to fading light and the carpark at MLSH being busy till after 7pm, tuesdays nights will have to be moved to a new location which will have to be discussed.

Tho tonight (30th) there is a Blue Moon ride leaving from outside the Melbourne Hotel at 8pm and heading to Little Creatures in Freo. It should be a cruisey ride ending in pints.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Rocko polo


Sundays trip to Rocko for the Bike Week exhibition game went well. The grass made for some slower play but the crowd still loved it, tho there weren't too many of them, due to the freeway ride. A couple of the old boys had a ride on our bikes and some even played a couple of games.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Totally Wild @ the national

Whilst Brad, Prawi and myself were in Melbourne for the Nationals,Totally Wild came along and interviewed Damon and shot some footage.
Our game is on during the interview, 45sec +


Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Rocko Bike Week Exhibition

This Sunday (21st) We will be doing an exhibition game in Rockingham for the bike week festivities. play will kick off at 9am till 10.30. There will be bike maintenance stands, unusual bike shows and other bike related stuff. But most importantly bike polo. We will be playing on grass, this will change things up a little, but surely make it interesting.
The festivities will be on Rockingham Oval, check the link.
There will be 2 cars heading down so contact Tom or Ashley if you need a lift.

Tuwsday Polo

Since is getting too dark for tuesday Polo. Next week there is a bike film screening on the big tele in northbridge. Come along between 3 and 8 and maybe hit Billy Lees after.
Here's some details

Monday, March 15, 2010

Old and New

Here's an awesome vid that Ash (because he's a hipster) found on Prolly

Saturday, March 6, 2010

rtr pcp interview

Anyone that missed Flash chatting to Adrian Craddock on RTR fm 92.1
Hear podcast here

Sunday Polo

Tomorrows Polo at Mt Lawley High, The 3ps Polo, Pint and Pizza.






Tomorrows Polo at Mt Lawley High, The 3ps Polo, Pint and Pizza.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Sunday Polo

Since Mt Lawley high is such a awesome location we'll be playing there again. 3pm Sunday see ya there.

Sunday Polo 31/1/2010

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Tuesday polo

Apparently the Mt Lawley high school has lights on the teachers carpark.
see ya there 6.30pm

Monday, February 1, 2010

Tuesday night recon night

Due to a severe lack of playing locations, this tuesday we're going for a reccy ride.
Meet at Brads at 6pm. We'll make a sort list from the Google map Perth Cycle Polo Locations If you can think of anywhere else to add, log in to a google account to edit.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Sunday Polo

86 Thomas until we find a better location, I guess. Netball WA has a whole heap of courts in Jolimont. A cool down period of a couple months would surely make the colonnade useable again?

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

WE NEED A NEW LOCATION

Unfortunately we have been asked to stop playing at the Colonnade carpark. We will do so respectfully and are grateful to have played in such a great location for however long we did.

Now, we are in search for a new location.

Here are some things to consider when looking for a court.

-Central Location (the closer to the CBD the better)
-Flat Smooth Surface (Concrete is best)
-Edging (So the ball doesnt go miles away)
-Shade (Because Perth is hot, and Bobby is allergic to the sun) (rain too..)
-Lighting (Does it have lights? Will it be bright enough to play polo at night?)

If you can meet 3 of these criteria, then the court has lots of potential. Unless we win lotto and make our own court, the chances of us finding the perfect polo court are pretty slim.

POLO COURTS

If you have any ideas for a polo court, click the link above and tag your potential location and add a small description and we'll investigate its "potentialness".

Cheers

Prawi

Friday, January 22, 2010

the Belgiums in Adelaide

A citytrip wouldn’t be complete without a game of polo with the locals. The boys (and girl) from the Adelaide Bicycle Polo Club were nice enough tohost 2 games while we were in town. The first one was on Wednesday in a parking lot in Chinatown. Chris was on an unlucky streak and ran a flat on arriving, but Tom & Nicky had fun playing. We got a bit of a shakedown though, those guys didn’t finish 5th in the nationals for nothing!

The sun was out on Sunday and 14 people showed up to play at the Wakefield tenniscourts. Everyone had a blast and things got pretty hectic playing 7 on 7! The last game was for the official intercontinental polocup and sadly Belgium lost 5-3 to Australia :) We met heaps of nice dudes, had fun playing and impressed everybody with the techniques we picked up in Perth!






Sunday, January 17, 2010

Tuesday Polo Jan 19th

Due to not finding a useable tuesday venue with lights in the city, we thought we would try south perth.
The Como bowls club on Hensman st has just resurfaced their carpark and Prawi says there are lights.
It's a bit of a ride but hope to see you there 6.30pm Tuesday. Oh here's a map

Tuesday, January 12, 2010