Polo is played twice a week as temps rise to 110 plus. PBP still plays grass polo on Wednesday evenings at 7:30pm till ? at Desert Storm Park in Phoenix. 16th Street and Colter, behind the Extended stay motel. Armadillo Grill after.
Hardcourt polo is played on Sunday around 5pm till dark in Tempe at Grace Comm. Church. Southern and Dorsey.
Pictures are of the ABQ Bench Minor tourney last May. Three peet for Arizona. ATX second place.
Ok. Guilty. I admit social media has taken over. Even though Phoenix Bike Polo has a FB page as Az Bike Polo, there is no reason I can't keep our blog up to date. I'll try.
These pics are the South Central Regional qualifier in Austin Tx. Mailman Jay and I drove there and met up with Tall George and Brandon from Colo Springs. They became team "Know your Rivals: and finished 5th to qualify for North American Championships, July 2012 in Milwaukee.
Davy Carfax and his team also qualified.
Austin is a cool town. I would go back.
The dog days of summer is finally over. That means we get to play bike polo in the daylight again. It has been an extremely hot summer. Yesterday, Sunday, we set up and played at our DPI tournament spot. Mailman Jay and I made angle bkts with velcro fastners for a quick and easy set up/tear down. Success! Mike T. Mailman J, Jacob, Adam Cruz, Nathan Perryman, Shampoolio(Julio) and Hot Rod(Justin) and Me, played from 3pm till dark.
So as of Oct. 3, 2011 this is our polo schedule: Monday Funday Polo at Southern and Dorsey(South parking lot), Tempe, 8pm till ? Wednesday Grass Polo at 16th Street and Colter, Phoenix, 7:30 til 10:30 Sunday Daytime Polo at Southern and Dorsey(North parking lot) 3pm till dark.
Az Foto says we need more pictures. Coming next time
With Face Book and other social networks, I have not kept up with this blog. So I find myself at a cross road. Keep it active(daily or weekly at least), or put it to bed.
This next October marks a year since I've written here. It is PBP,Phoenix Bike Polo blog. We have at least 4 polo clubs in Arizona. Phoenix, Tempe, Tucson and Prescott. I would continue to comment largely about the Phoenix family with added events, club news, play by play, links and so on.
What do you think? Boat anchor or continue? I say keep it. Helps keep us connected. Please let me know your thoughts. Helps.
Around 7th Street and Thunderbird road, Phx. Az. This is only an example of the destruction, October 4th and 5th, 2010.
Un-typical weather for October. 50 mile an hour winds and large hail in some parts of the Valley. Downed trees and power lines. One car dealer on the west side lost 80 cars and trucks to hail damage. Flagstaff had tornado's destroy homes, and cut a devastating swath through the Forrest. I have lived in Az since 1959. Never seen anything like this.
Tue evening, some flooding through out the valley. Polo at the YMCA was obviously canceled. So we figured Wed. polo at the sacred grounds, Desert Storm Park, would be canceled too. I walked the field around 2pm Wed. Dry, clean and freshly mowed. A real magical place. We played. 8 players showed up. Three unbelievable games. Each so close, anyone could have beat the other.
This is our night for Noob's and a more casual play. The Tempe spot has been in action for a couple years. Most of the originators have long gone, but is being preserved by new and very good talent and dedicated polo ambassador's. The emphasis is on bike polo promotion and entry level play.
Southern and Dorsey, Grace Community Church parking lot. Mondays at 8pm to ?
A very special thanks to Julio and Justin for set-up, tear-down, storage of the end boards every Monday night. Keep on truckin'
Phoenix Bike Polo, PBP, is a group of folks who play bike polo. We have been playing grass polo for over 12 years, and now play hardcourt polo as well. As of January 2010, we play 4 times a week. Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday grass.
Grass polo is our roots. Hardcourt is the future. Meet up with us and play some polo. I am sure we can accomadate anyones time or style of play.
#1: Sunday at the Monarch Apts. Hardy and Baseline,Tempe...4pm
#2: Monday at Grace Comm Church, Southern and Dorsey, Tempe...8pm
#3: Tues. at the YMCA roller hockey rink, 17th ave an Missouri, Phx. after 5:30 pm
Wed. is grass polo, 16th street and colter Phx, Desert Storm park 8pm.