And a few words about the tournament from Cory S.:With 18 teams in total, people came from Seattle, Portland, Vancouver and 1 guy from New York City. Friday night was pickup games and drinking. Saturday morning was registration and games started at 11am. Games were timed to 10 mins or 5 points, whatever came first. Justin set it up as a swiss style tournament and that kept things super fair. Teams got points for winning games so if you were on a team that won 3 games you would go up against another team that won 3 games and so on....
Saturday night we had gold sprints for those who had the energy and a DJ but most people packed it in early (1:30am) . Sunday games started again at 11am . We had to bump some of the teams with less points to the smaller court, just across the field, to accommodate for how many games we had to get through with 18 teams playing. The skill level was amazing and people were having a blast. We had hot food, cold beer, hats, shirts, hoodies, water bottles, and other stuff available the whole tournament.
Here are the top teams from the tournament:
# 1 .. Balls Deep from east van ... such a amazing team .. these guys got mad skillz winners of $1500 cash
#2 .. Smile from Seattle.. these guys can play!.. and are true gentleman on the court
#3 .. noinche noinche noinche...Kenny and martin from east van and Chris from nyc....these guys would spank you on the court but make you laugh while it happened
#4 .. Ramsay Rams.. our local A-team players .. although they hardly ever play together here in Calgary as a team..
#5 .. BallAholics.. Calgary local team ..I was on this one .. not bad for a guy who has been playing polo for 7 months!
Around 12 am Justin brought out all the prizes and I think everyone was happy with how it all turned out. It was so great to play such talent in our home town and hopefully everyone can make it back next year. It will be bigger and badder I promise! oh one last thing .. the weather gods were on our side .. nothing but sunshine the entire 3 days ...:)