Abit of chat amongst the polo community re: Nats 2015.
We have had semi yarns around this with old email thread etc.
What's people's thoughts.
Mike - Timaru
Poll Created Fri 26 Sep 2014 12:16AM
Split Worlds qualification for our region. Closed Sat 18 Oct 2014 5:33AM
No outcome as group was divided. More discussion needed as there now appears to be at least four options for going forward.
I propose that FOR 2015 ONLY we split our regions qualifiers into Aus and NZ.
As stated previously there are many disadvantages to a major AHBPC: it limits our regions organisational and travel funds, creates more work for reps and organisers who could otherwise focus on worlds, and create a distraction from worlds in our region.
I believe if we are to hose THE BEST WORLDS YET we need to have as much time, man power, attendance, input and funds as we can muster. Hosting worlds will be a regional effort. It will have a massive gain for our region as many players who cannot afford to travel to worlds and play will be able to play in the main tourney or the wild card. Negating the need for a massive open Nats to grow our region.
|Results||Option||% of points||Voters|
|Undecided||0%||19||ABC S FF JB P[ GG RV MC KJW TG JT(|
8 of 27 people have voted (29%)
Fri 26 Sep 2014 12:17AM
It will allow us more time to ficus on worlds and local players wanting to learn and play against way higher level teams can play the wild card. Or the main tourney if they qualify.
Thu 2 Oct 2014 4:44AM
We can do a one day tournament in BNE, 2 courts, up to 24 teams with 6 games each. two days if it has more teams so no need to split the qualifier unless NZ teams don't want to fly over.
Poll Created Thu 5 Feb 2015 8:52AM
For 2015 ONLY we split the NZ/Aus qualification. Closed Sun 15 Feb 2015 8:04AM
For 2015 only we will split our regional qualifiers.
Voting can now commence for the host city for each qualifier.
Rules regarding qualification and attendance to be discussed as there is some differing of opinion.
This split is to reduce the travel costs of the entire polo community and reduce the organisational burden to allow the community to focus on THE WORLD CHAMPS which are in our region for the first time.
By reducing the travel costs for players more will be able to travel to the main event in Timaru and be able to play the main even or wild card. The wild card will take the place of our regular big AHBPC as a place for players to play against a higher level and learn.
Timaru has put its hand up to host the NZ qual as it has a polo specific court with little to no tourney set up costs.
East coast Aus clubs Melb and BNE have put their hands up to run tourneys that will cost very little as they have the facilities already to run an Aus qual.
This saving of set up costs can act as a fundraiser for worlds, with entry fee's and other associated funds raised (cafe's, tee's etc) going to WHBPCVII.
|Results||Option||% of points||Voters|
||Agree||80.0%||12||DU ABC D JB C P[|
|Undecided||0%||13||S FF GG RV MC KJW TG JT(|
15 of 28 people have voted (53%)
Thu 5 Feb 2015 10:47AM
I think this is wise just for getting a ranking to use for direct qualification. I'd like to see everyone push the Wildcard tournie as the "AHBPC" replacement for the larger tournie where everyone can play hard or chill out and party.
Sun 8 Feb 2015 9:42AM
Add the amendment of entry into both Aus and NZ for each country but not able to qualify.
David Corrin MEL
Sun 8 Feb 2015 9:37PM
General consensus around the traps is in favour of split quals. Not sure how we feel about a limited numbers tourney that allows for nz entries and vise versa. Especially if we are not allowing internationals or others already qualified or attempted
Mon 9 Feb 2015 12:56AM
Perth has generally come round to the idea of splitting it. but like Dave has said has some concerns about a reduced numbers tourny but somehow still having room for other non qualifying teams to come as well.
Fri 13 Feb 2015 4:25AM
Brisbane host, AHBP assist in organisation
No cap teams
$rego excess goes to timaru/ MPS appearance fee
Fri 13 Feb 2015 11:50AM
Canberra is unaffected by this decision - we have no teams or players likely to qualify for Worlds directly. We want a decision but do not feel like we should decide it.
Sat 14 Feb 2015 8:31AM
As for Canberra, we are generally supportive of the BNE Australian comp, but feel the decision about nationals really needs to be made by those who are directly affected in terms of competitiveness and travel costs.
Sun 15 Feb 2015 1:52AM
No objections from anyone in Sydney. There are some reservations about NZ teams attending qualifier tournament and impacting results, with the suggestion NZ teams come to one of the other tournaments