Sunburn free polo: Banana Boat

Thanks to Banana Boat, we have tons of sunscreen on hand this weekend.

Banana boat has also sponsored Podium, the software we're using to track the swiss rounds on Saturday. Sunburn-free polo...

Squarebuilt polo bar

Bike polo bikes keep evolving, and one of the big trends this year are the riser bars built by Squarebuilt in a basement workshop in Brooklyn NY. Lance, the framebuilder behind Squarebuilt, has kicked in three handlebars for the prize table this year. Thanks Lance!

Tournament schedule

All these locations are on the map:

Wednesday June 29
6pm-11pm: Pickup at Scadding Court

Thursday June 30
6pm to 11pm: Pickup at Dufferin Grove Park. Farmers market from 4pm to 7pm.
Working on boards.

Friday July 1
All day: Pickup at Scadding Court (Alexandra Park), or at Dufferin Grove if it’s raining. Registration and bike-check 5pm-9pm. Swimming next door to court.

Saturday July 2
9am: Breakfast at the court, registration, bike check.
10am: Morning group (see below) swiss rounds
2pm: Afternoon group (see below) swiss rounds
7pm: Pickup or maybe a DFL tourney
9pm: Party address tbd, probably Navid's.

Sunday July 3
9am: Breakfast at the court
10am: 24 team double elimination. Finals sometime after 5pm.
3pm-7pm: Pizza from the oven at the court

Hoopdriver Bicycles, gold sponsor

We're stoked to be working with Hoopdriver Bicycles on this tournament. They've sponsored our tournaments in the past, and for this one they're getting Brooks saddles laser-engraved for the podium prize table.

Hoopdriver is home to some top-notch mechanics and they'll be court-side to represent their shop with tools and a few commonly needed parts. Megs will be there all day Saturday at the tournament while Martin holds down the shop, and Martin will be there Sunday. Feel free to leave them tips!

But you should make it a point to stop by the store on Saturday when you're not playing, cause it's closed Friday for Canada Day, and Sunday and Monday. They're at 1073 College St, just a two minute bike ride straight south from Dufferin Grove Park. Martin's got an incredible selection of parts from Brooks, Paul's, Velo Orange, Nitto, crammed into the display, and some vintage randonneurs hanging from up high.

Net Building!

Locally produced petroleum-free bike lube

George and Chris from Orontas came by Dufferin Grove last night to watch some polo and drop off some of their petroleum-free bike lube products that we'll be giving out as prizes during the Northside Regional Qualifier tourney.

They told us they're the only bike lube manufacturer in Canada, but that they've started to distribute in the US, Australia, Japan, and Europe. In Canada you can get their stuff at MEC and many bike stores.

They also told us that our drivetrains were noisy and in bad need of lube, and that although they make petroleum-free products for more industrial uses like hydraulics, they do not make any products for use in the bedroom.

We'll be putting up more sponsor profiles in coming days and weeks.

Northside Regional Qualifier Tourney July 2 and 3 2011

We're stoked to be welcoming 34 teams to Dufferin Grove Park on the Canada Day long weekend, where they'll fight for a spot at the North American Championships this August in Calgary.

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