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The Ho-Town Hoedown

Hobart Bike Polo was formed in 2013 and recently held their inaugural tournament – the Ho-Town Hoedown. Polo players from all over Australia descended upon our country’s nether regions to battle it out in what ended up being a very classy competition. Brisbane boys Jamie, Ollie and Tom formed the team Penile Colony and took out first place, narrowly beating Brook, Kent and Marty from Sydney team Wild Oats in an exciting double final. Third place went to another Sydney team, Tres Caprones, made up of Andrew, Danny and Tom who kept their heads cool and displayed impeccable teamwork, it was a joy to watch and won them the award ‘Team of the Tournament’.

The Hobart crew outdid themselves on the organisational front –  the venue had two awesome courts, a hill for spectators, tennis seating for the refs on court B, a sound system, Ecru coffee in the mornings, sausages for lunch, plus a sound system and some very cool prizes from Henty, Knog, Emily Dimozantos Photography and Cool Wine.

My team was called Pretty Much and I have to thank my team mates James and Tom for putting up with my enthusiastic and sometimes wild play – it’s easy to get excited when you are having as much fun at a tournament as I was at this one.

The wire fence around the court meant I didn’t get as many photos of the actual gameplay as usual, instead I turned my lens to the players and spectators off the court. I hope you enjoy them!

Andy and John

Film-maker Andy Messersmith and John Giles from Brisbane team Yeti Ghetto Slang – photobomber extraordinaire Brook is in the background

Andy surveys the battleground

Andy surveys the battleground

Scott from Perth

Scotty from Perth

Guns and bikes on display

Everyone’s bikes and guns were on display

A spare mallet waiting in the fence

A spare mallet waiting in the fence

Gemma and Scott

Major babes Gemma and Scott

Penile Colony

The Penile Colony boys

One of Dom's famous celebrations

One of Dom’s famous celebrations

Occupying the shade

Occupying the shade

Dan showing off his mad skills

Dan showing off his mad bike skills

'30 Second Dave' had his eyes all over the court

’30 Second Dave’ had his eyes all over the court

So much leg

So much leg

Tipene receiving some love

Tipene receiving some love

Big Sam

Big Sam

More of these babes

More of these babes

Coffee!

Coffee!

Penile Colony vs Beirut Triple was a game that really drew the crowds

Penile Colony vs Beirut Triple was a game that really drew the crowds

James enjoying the awesome polo clubhaus

James enjoying the awesome polo clubhaus

Jordie seems less impressed with the clubhaus

Jordie seems less impressed with the clubhaus

A birds-eye view of the final

A birds-eye view of the final

Massive thanks go to the refs and organisers (I'm looking at you JB!)

Massive thanks go to the refs and organisers (I’m looking at you JB!)

I took over 2000 photos this weekend, the above are my first selection and edit. If I have the chance I will get some more of them up for you to check out.

Hobart has since announced that they will be hosting the Ho-Town Hoedown again in 2015. Book your tickets early, I have a feeling next years tourney will be maxed out!

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