Chastened Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak preps to beat Barbados Flyin’ Fish Segway polo team

Segway Polo World Champions - Barbados Flyin' Fish

Silicon Valley Aftershocks want more punishment. Flyin’ Fish plan to Bring It!

OK folks, here’s de plan…

Steve Wozniak “Woz” and his team were grilled for lunch last time they met Barbados Flyin’ Fish in the 2009 Segway Polo final in Germany. Now they are coming to Barbados in June to seek revenge ’cause we’re hosting the 2010 Woz Cup Segway Polo championship. (Segway Polo Club of Barbados website here.)

Before the big game in Germany last year, Woz brushed off the Bajan Flyin’ Fish. (Hey Steve… how did that work out for you? heh heh)

Forbes: Tell us about this year’s Woz Cup in Germany. Did you expect the team from Barbados to beat you?

Steve Wozniak: We thought Barbados would be kind of like the Jamaican bobsled team. We really respected the German team; we heard the Austrians were very good, too. We went in thinking we have a chance to win. And luck was actually with us. We lost one match to Austria. We made it to the finals and Barbados … well, the first time we watched them, we acknowledged that they were very good. They could hit that shot good and fast, like a soccer shot.

“Jamaican bobsled team” !!!

Oh, Woz… I guess you didn’t know that Barbados and polo is like flying fish & cou cou. We gon take our cou cou sticks and… well, we’ll be ready for you again friend!

Steve Wozniak Segways everywhere!

Woz reveals his weakness! (Barbados Free Press staff understands completely!)

We received a clue about Woz in his Forbes interview last September: He is a man who enjoys a drink once in a while. Consider that he says one of the benefits of the Segway is that you can’t be charged for “DUI” (drunk driving)…

“When you’re on a Segway, you’re a pedestrian. You can stop and talk to people or look into a store window. On a national level, Segways come under consumer electronics code, not vehicle. There’s no DUI for a Segway.”

… Steve Wozniak as quoted by Forbes: Steve Wozniak on Segway Polo

Hmmmmm… So Steve likes a drink once in a while. Yup… I see a plan coming!

Here is the Flyin’ Fish victory plan!

Chris Breedy promises free pre-match drinks for Silicon Valley Aftershocks at Mount Gay. Good plan, Chris!

We know our Flyin’ Fish are going to do us proud an keep de trophy where it belongs – but all is fair in love and war, so our Shona suggests the following…

When Woz and his team arrives, we show them a real good time when they’re not practicing. Everybody make them very welcome, show them around the island and take them on some tours. Make them feel appreciated and happy as they should in a friendly place like Bim.

Let them sample some of our finest rum. Maybe a Banks Beer or eight or ten too! Then a glass or three of “special” rum punch that you’ll find on some of the boats out of Bridgetown.

Yup. Be real friendly to our guests from Silicon Valley for the two days leading up to the opening match. Keep Woz and his team happy. Real happy.

That’s the plan and if Mount Gay is still sponsoring the Flyin’ Fish as they did last year, it should be no problem.

Like Shona say, all is fair in love and Segway Polo!

Is Woz leaning to make the shot... or is there another reason? ;-)

Further Reading

Wall Street Journal May 6, 2010: Aftershocks Prep for Rematch After Big Upset, but Will Wozniak Make the Trip?

Mac Daily News Oct 1, 2009: Apple co-founder Woz: “There’s no DUI for a Segway”

Forbes Sept 30, 2009: Woz talks about Segway Polo and his defeat by Barbados Flyin’ Fish

BFP July 21, 2009: Barbados Segway Polo Team – World Champions, 2009 Woz Cup

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11 responses to “Chastened Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak preps to beat Barbados Flyin’ Fish Segway polo team

  1. Rev

    Excellent feeling good article made me smile. Linked to it from Mac Daily News.

  2. Macs Rule!

    Woz is going to kick your A##!

  3. Just asking....

    BFP,
    Not being racist, but where are the Blacks?

    Why can’t they take part in this type of competition?

    Just asking

  4. BFP

    Hi Just asking…

    We asked that too last year and apparently there are three black team members who were not able to make it to Germany for whatever reason so we are told. This year I would hope to see a more colourful team on the field. Can anyone from the Flyin’ Fish tell us what to expect?

  5. wow

    “Just asking” first thing out of his mouth is about colour….wow…how about you get the full story first.

  6. Duppy Lizard

    It never ceases to amaze me how everything and I mean EVERYTHING is reduced to the colour of one’s skin.

    Perhaps I should pose these questions – Where are the white cricketers? Where are the white football players? Where are the white track members? Where are the white body builders? Where are the white swimmers? Where are the white postmen? Where are the white bank tellers? Where are the white immigration officers? Where are the white policemen? Where are the white members of parliament? Should I continue or do you get the picture?

  7. Duppy Lizard

    It never ceases to amaze me how everything and I mean EVERYTHING is reduced to the colour of one’s skin.

    Perhaps I should pose these questions – Where are the white cricketers, the white football players, the white track members, the white body builders, the white swimmers, the white postmen, the white bank tellers, the white immigration officers, the white policemen, the white members of parliament? Should I continue or do you get the picture?

  8. The Funky-Move Turtles are loking foreward to visit your wonderful island – meet people – eat the grilled bajan food and drink mount gay again…. see you on 4th june at the airport..

    olaf

  9. Steven

    Two more weeks till we start migrating to Barbados for the Woz Challenge Cup!!! The Black Rose Segway Polo team looks forward to seeing our friends on the Flyin’ Fish and the rest of the Segway Polo community.
    Keep the trophy polished for us ! :-)

  10. BFP

    Hi Steven

    “In your dreams, baby!”

    Flyin’ Fish gonna wilt dem roses!
    ;-)

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