Location: Avery Aquatic Center, Stanford
Sports Chair: Andy Burke 650-591-8585
Format: Tournament format will generally be round robin with crossover championship matches. Age divisions are M50-59, W50-59, M60+. We reserve the right to change the tournament format for any age division based on entry numbers, space restrictions, skill levels or other circumstance.
- This tournament will be conducted in accordance with FINA Masters rules.
These games will be open to athletes who are 50 years of age, or more, or turn 50 years of age in 2013. All athletes will be required to pay the $49.00 registration fee to compete in the 2013 Bay Area Senior Games, and indicate the team on which they wish to compete. This fee is non-refundable. Since this is a USA Water Polo sanctioned event, all athletes must be registered with USA Water polo. Registration will be verified. Each team will be required to pay a $300.00 entry fee. This fee is to cover the additional cost involved in renting the pools required at Avery Aquatic Center, the cost for officials and equipment required. If the team does not participate in the Senior Games, this fee will be returned. Team Captains need to mail your $300.00 team entry fee to Bay Area Senior Games, 81 Encina Ave (Upper Floor), Palo Alto, CA. 94301.
The age groups for men and women will be 50+, 55+ 60+ and 65+. A minimum of three teams will be required for an age group tournament. There will be a maximum of six teams allowed in an age group. If less than three teams register for an age group above 50+, they will be offered the opportunity to compete in the next lower age group that meets the three team minimum requirement. If they do not wish to compete in that age group, the team fee will be refunded.
Each Age Group tournament will be conducted in the following manner:
Three teams: A double round-robin, giving each team 4 games. Final placing will be based on points gained in the tournament, with 2 points for a win, 1 point for a tie and 0 points for a loss. Tie games will not be played off. In case of a tie in points, final placing will be determined by goal difference in games played against common opponents. In the case that two teams enter the final game tied in points and that game ends in a tie, leaving them tied, the game will go to an immediate shootout to determine the final winner.
Four Teams: A single round-robin, with the teams being ranked after completion of the round-robin and then First and second ranked teams meeting for First and Second place, and the third and fourth ranked teams meeting for Third Place, giving each team 4 games. Ties will not be played off in the round-robin and the ranking for finals will be based on points gained in the round-robin, with 2 points for a win, 1 point for a tie and 0 points for a loss. In case of a tie in points, finals ranking will be determined by goal difference as specified in FINA Rule BL 126.96.36.199, or BL 188.8.131.52. In the games for final placing, if either game ends in a tie, it shall go to an immediate shootout to determine a winner.
Five Teams: A single round-robin, giving each team four games. Final placing will be based on points gained in the tournament, with 2 points for a win, 1 point for a tie and 0 points for a loss. Tie games will not be played off. In case of a tie in points, final placing will be determined by goal difference as specified in FINA Rule BL 184.108.40.206, or BL 220.127.116.11.
Six Teams: The teams will be divided in to two groups of 3 teams each, and each group will play a single round-robin. Tie games will not be played off. At the conclusion, each group will be ranked based on points gained in the round-robin, with 2 points for a win, 1 point for a tie and 0 points for a loss. In case of a tie in points, ranking will be determined by goal difference as specified in FINA Rule BL 18.104.22.168, or BL 22.214.171.124. After ranking the teams, the top two teams in each group will play cross-over games to determine final placing from First to Fourth place, and the third ranked team in each group will play each other for Fifth and Sixth Place. This will give the top four teams four games and the bottom two teams, three games. If either of the final placing games end in a tie, the game will go to an immediate shootout to determine the winner.
Teams will be seeded into their groups by the Tournament Director, after consulting with the team’s representatives to determine relative strength.
Players may play on more than one team, but the teams must be from the same Club. However, if two teams on which a player is playing happen to be playing at the same time then the player may play for only one team during that time period. There will be no switching between teams during that time period.
Entry Deadlines: Entry Deadline for Captains to enter their team is Saturday, May 4, 2012. Entry deadline for individuals to register and designate their team(s) is Friday, May 17, 2013. We will again request teams to assist with the desk. We will advertise for volunteers, but unless they are experienced in either, Game Clock, Shot clock or secretary, we do not have time to train them. Teams will be asked to man the desk either before or after their game.
Please Note: All players must register online at www.bayareaseniorgames.org. To start, click on the red registration box on the home page. Captains should register themselves and their team name first so team members can then add their name to the team roster during their registration process. If you have any registration questions please contact Helen Mendel at or at 650/323-9400. Thanks for your cooperation, looking forward to seeing you all at Stanford, May 18-19, 2013.
Past Water Polo Results
- Soda Mom's
- Menlo Mavens
- Peninsula Water Polo
Men's 50+ Division
- Olympic Club
- Tri-Valley Porpoises
- Tri-Valley Sharks
- Tri - Valley Turtles
- Team Vegas/Henderson
Men's 55+ Division
- Old Mission Bay
- Tri-Valley Marlins
- Tri-Valley Manta Rays
- Tri-Valley Whales