Sunday, 26 October 2008

3rd Fixtures

The third fixtures of the league are as follows:

No Sympathy vs. Malice International
The Sick Buckets vs. The Moving Targets
Zombie RMY vs. Bad Polo
Malletov Cocktail vs. Los Coños
The DeBeauvior Townies vs. JiHaD
The Sitting Ducks vs. Black Rebel Bicycle Polo Club

Home vs. away, respectively. And please, be considerate, announce day/court/time at least 48hrs in advance.

2nd Fortnight

The second fortnight of fixtures has drawn to a close.

The Moving Targets vs. No Sympathy - Moving Target forfeit* - 0-5, 0-5, 0-5

Bad Polo vs. The Sick Buckets - 5-4, 5-0, 5-3

First off there was JiHaD vs. Malletov Cocktail - 1-5, 3-5, 4-5
The dialogue amongst the players and ref (loosely) as follows:

gabes: Bath St was too small and had holes in the wall, so we went to Broadway Mrkt.
Where Malletov Cocktail beat JiHaD
The games were great to watch/ref, esp the last two were very close indeed!

tomasito: it was 5-1, 5-3, 5-4.
great games, and thanks for reffing gabes - but get the score right!

gabes: oops.
it was a game of polo, the ball got hit with sticks and occasionally went into a bit at either end of the court.

hassanr: frustrating as hell, but some good close games. well played malletov.

JOL: Yeah it was a good close game with Malletov. Unfortunately we made a few errors at crucial points in the game. Well played by all.

Or summed up nicely by Hassan:
First match was pretty one sided, malletov took the game easily at 1-5. JiHaD picked up the pace for the second match, came back from 0-3 to draw even, but Tom and Andy's teamwork got them the last two they needed to win, 3-5. the last game was very closely played, JiHaD went up 2-0, Hassan scored almost right out of the charge, then Dave followed with some good back and forth with Joel. Malletov drew even thanks first to Mark, then both teams managed to keep tying up the match, again with Tom and Andy's teamwork being fantastic. however, Malletov proved to be the more consistant team that day, which won the game for them 4-5.

Next up, Los Coños vs. Zombie RMY (Wed 22 Oct, Peckham):

We were winning at one point in the second game :D
Mike did a sterling job in goal though, and we were unable to get any more despite cracking shots on target by Jo and Ali! In fact, Mike spent about 95% of the time in the goal - it was just that momentary lapse in concentration...
-Sarah (Hops)

Malice International vs Sitting Ducks 5-2 5-3 5-2.

Bill, the Buffalo:
Best/worst moment: Jon and Scott tackling each other, which led directly to MI's last goal.

The shame of it! Well played MI, you gave us a polo lesson. MVP: Nick. Before the match, we thought that you would be spending most of the match on the ground. In fact, you spent most of the match in our goalmouth. And you got a great hit in on Matt's head!

Iain who playswellwithotters said, "Things looked rosy when we arrived; you and Scott had shades on and beers in hand. There's no disguising hair of the dog."

To which Bill Buffalo retorted: "As Scott texted me at 9am: I am still drink..."

Apparently Scott was so upset at losing he dressed as a cow and beat his bike, breaking his mallet in the process! Any truth to this? More importantly, any pics?!

And finally we have Black Rebel Bicycle Polo Club vs. The DeBeauvior Townies
2-1 (5-4, 4-5, 5-3)

As reported by Matt, the bad designer:
Was an awesome set of matches, despite the adverse conditions. The rain, Tom on a new bike and Harry's duff chain probably helped us out a bit.
Dan was on fire with some great chasing and intercepts. Harry was the biggest threat playing the left side fast and with a good strike at the end. The first match saw the BRBPC keep an even field at 3-3, until a few unfortunate near misses from the townies allowed us to seize our first league point. The second game saw the BRBPC down 4-1, with Harry grabbing some excellent goals at all angles. BRBPC clawed 3 goals back in succession, but Harry had us pegged and charged a final goal.
The last game was close, with BRBPC having to pull another come-back. of course, with some style and the usual flair we rubbed our cocks in the townies faces with a 5-4 win.

Good times.

A big thanks to Hassan for helping sub for Roxy, thanks to Bill, Horatio and Gabes for the side-line duty. Get better soon Miss Roxy.

Tuesday, 14 October 2008

2nd Draw Games

The Moving Targets vs. No Sympathy
Bad Polo vs. The Sick Buckets
Los Coños vs. Zombie RMY
JiHaD vs. Malletov Cocktail
Black Rebel Bicycle Polo Club vs. The De Beauvior Townies
Malice International vs. The Sitting Ducks

Home vs. away, respectively. And please, be considerate, announce day/court/time at least 48hrs in advance.

Zombie RMY vs. JiHaD

Tuesday 14 at the Central Street court. Played on a very slippy surface, many standstill and low speed falls kept play on the cautious side. Not even wanting to tap out quickly for fear of a wipeout, everybody apart from Dave of JiHaD crept along with a technical start and then it was soon figured out that nobody would chance blocking long hard shots. Zombie RMY won 3 points in a sweep of 5-3, 5-1 and 5-2. The last game saw more play in RMY's goal area than the other two as JiHaD came to grips with the wet court.
Dave should be noted as the MVP for his fearless speed and relentless assaults. Rob scored the best and final goal of the night with a hard slapshot taking flight to around head high.

Monday, 13 October 2008

More Results

This weekend was a busy time for the league. Games between Sitting Ducks and Moving Targets, No Sympathy and BAD Polo, Malletov Cocktails and Black Rebel Bicycle Polo Club.
The Sitting Ducks, BAD Polo and Malletov Cocktails came out victorious! Still awaiting full details on the games...

BAD Polo vs. No Sympathy
Played Saturday afternoon at Mint Street Park in Southwark on one of the original Hardcourt Bike Polo courts in London. BAD Polo fairly dominated the games, scoring 3 points 1-5, 2-5, 0-5 (No Sympathy/BAD Polo respectively) in what started as nice, cool and collective (well, as much as they can be!) games until the peanut gallery showed up in all their flamboyantly abusive heckling. To quote Brendan of BAD Polo, "in case you didnt remember it was
my mum taking it in the ass x 48 vs Your dad being ridden bare back x 44
which i think was a little unfair. :)"
Aidan gets the mention of MVP for scoring 11 of 15 goals for BAD.

The Sitting Ducks vs. Moving Targets
A tactical decision by the Sitting Ducks led to this fixture being played at 11am on a Saturday. Not least of the SD skipper's intentions was to catch MT half-asleep, and so it proved in the first game, SD easing to 5-2 win.

Despite Vojtech's lack of experience, and Kwackenbosh's lack of consciousness, MT won the next game 5-3, levelling the tie. A see-saw final match saw SD just about squeak it 5-4. MVP was Moving Target's Ryan by miles, scoring at least 10 of their goals, and a constant threat whether in defence or in attack.

The Boleyn Road court proved to be fast, and high walls all round made for intense game-play. Whilst not as spectator friendly as the De Beauvoir court, all felt that the court was one of the best they had played on, with the only flaw a small patch of degraded surface.

Malletov Cocktail vs. The Black Rebel Bicycle Polo Club
(Sunday at Broadway Market)

5-2 , 5-3, 5-2 - respectively

The Sick Buckets vs Los Coños (played Monday at Boleyn Rd.)
5-1, 5-1, 5-1. Assuming to The Sick Buckets, though not sure. Apparently a goal was handed to Sarah by leaving the ball just in the goal for her. Max seems to have a caning nose?!

I would love to hear more about these games!

Saturday, 4 October 2008

First Game of the League -

The De Beauvior Townies vs Malice International

Saturday, 4 October.
Won 2-1 by The DeBeauvior Townies (0-5, 5-4, 5-3). The games were close, which irritated Ray to no end as they weren't over very quickly (played at the NE court). Harry has been nominated the days MVP, scoring 8 of the Townies 10 goals.


Wednesday, 1 October 2008

League Guidlines

• The league is owned by the players.
• Every team will play every team in the league once, with matches home or away.
• Home team provides the court and the ball of their choice. Any special rules pertaining to the court must be made known before gameday. (travelling through goals if possible, what happens if ball leaves the court, size of goals, etc. etc.)
• Match must be played in a fix date, unless agree by the two teams to be play in another date within the two weeks. These dates are:
Oct. 2 - 4 - 9 - 11
Oct. 16 - 18 - 23 - 25
Oct. 30 - Nov. 1 - 6 - 8
Nov. 13 - 15 - 20 - 22
Nov. 27 - 29 - Dec. 4 - 6
Dec. 11 - 13 - 17 - 20
*Dec. 25 - 27 - Jan. 1 - 3
Jan. 8 - 10 - 15 - 17
Jan. 22 - 24 - 29 - 31
Feb. 5 - 7 - 12 - 14
Feb. 19 - 21 - 26 - 28


• 1 substitute per team per game, if needed. This player can be any player, league player or not.
• 3 games per match, 1 point per game win.
• In case one team doesn’t show up, the other team get the 3 points, and the absent team gets -1
• Games can be 2 against 3 or 2 against 2. Again, 1 sub per team is allowed.

1st Draw Games

No Sympathy vs. Bad Polo

The Sick Buckets vs. AJS (name to follow)

Zombie RMY vs. DHJ (name to follow)

Malletov Cocktail vs. The Black Rebel Bicycle Polo Club

The De Beauvior Townies vs. Malice International

The Sitting Ducks vs. The Moving Targets