Connor Cup Series

2018 CONNOR CUP SERIES


Historical Results:

2005,2006,2007,2008,2009,2010,
2011,2012,2013,2014,2015,2016,2017

OPEN DIVISION: (After 3 of 5 Events)

PLACE CLUB TOTAL
POINTS
SC
FIN
SC
PART
AI*
FIN
AI*
PART
CD
FIN
CD
PART
HTS
FIN
HTS
PART
DFI
FIN
DFI
PART
1 Dallas WPC 18 8 2 0 0 5 3 0 0 0 0
2 Longhorn Aquatics 17 3 3 0 0 8 3 0 0 0 0
3 HOPS 12 5 2 0 0 3 2 0 0 0 0
4 San Antonio WPC 5 1 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
5 Trident WPC 3 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0
6 Austin WPC 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

* Alamo Invite not held, no points awarded

WOMEN’S DIVISION: (After 3 of 5 Events)

PLACE CLUB TOTAL
POINTS
SC
FIN
SC
PART
AI*
FIN
AI*
PART
CD#
FIN
CD#
PART
HTS
FIN
HTS
PART
DFI
FIN
DFI
PART
1 HOPS 10 8 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 Longhorn Aquatics 8 5 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 Alamo Masters 5 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

* Alamo Invite not held, no points awarded
# Dutton Tourney did not have a women’s division, no points awarded

AGE GROUP DIVISION (ANNUAL): (After 9 of 11 Events)

PLACE CLUB TOTAL
POINTS
SPRING SUMMER FALL
1 Thunder WPC 150 35 98 17
2 West Houston Water Polo 63 0 54 9
3 Southside Badgers 59 16 39 4
4 Trident Water Polo 41 15 15 11
5 Pegasus Water Polo Academy 21 12 1 8
6 CFWPC 16 0 16 0
7 Longhorn Aquatics 15 8 6 1
7 North Houston WPC 15 0 10 5
9 Boerne WPC 8 0 8 0
10 Zilla WPC 5 2 3 0

 

AGE GROUP DIVISION (SPRING SEASON): (After 3 of 3 Events)

PLACE CLUB TOTAL
POINTS
TST SBB TAGS
1 Thunder WPC 35 13 14 8
2 Southside Badgers 16 0 11 5
3 Trident Water Polo 15 8 0 7
4 Pegasus Water Polo Academy 12 7 0 5
5 Longhorn Aquatics 8 5 0 3
6 Zilla WPC 2 0 0 2

 

AGE GROUP DIVISION (SUMMER SEASON):(After 4 of 4 Events)

PLACE CLUB TOTAL
POINTS
WTT JOQ DSC SST
1 Thunder WPC 98 21 20 41 16
2 West Houston Water Polo 54 15 15 3 21
3 Southside Badgers 39 9 10 6 14
4 CFWPC 16 0 4 5 7
5 Trident Water Polo 15 2 11 2 0
6 North Houston WPC 10 2 4 0 4
7 Boerne WPC 8 3 0 5 0
8 Longhorn Aquatics 6 3 1 2 0
9 Zilla WPC 3 0 1 0 2
10 Pegasus Water Polo Academy 1 0 0 1 0

 

AGE GROUP DIVISION (FALL SEASON): (After 2 of 4 Events)

PLACE CLUB TOTAL
POINTS
AC *OPF SFT DFI
1 Thunder WPC 17 17 0 0 0
2 Trident Water Polo 11 11 0 0 0
3 West Houston Water Polo 9 9 0 0 0
4 Pegasus Water Polo Academy 8 8 0 0 0
5 North Houston WPC 5 5 0 0 0
6 Southside Badgers 4 4 0 0 0
7 Longhorn Aquatics 1 1 0 0 0

*OctPoloFest (OPF) tournament has been cancelled, no points to be awarded


The Connor Cup

NOTES:
FIN – Total points received for tournament finish place (1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th = 8, 5, 3, 1 points for Open/Women; = 5, 3, 2, 1 for Age Group)
PART – Total points received for tournament participation (2 pts. for first team, 1 pt. for second team)
SC – Spinlob Classic (Austin)
CD – Charles Dutton Memorial Tournament (North Texas)
AI - Alamo Invitational (San Antonio)
TST – Thunder Spring Tournament (North Texas)
SBB – Southside Badger Brawl (Pearland)
TAGS – Texas Age Group Championships (Location Varies)
WTT – Welcome To Texas Shootout (Austin)
JOQ – Southwest Zone NJO Quals (Location Varies)
DSC – Dallas Summer Classic (North Texas)
SST – Southside Summer Tournament (Pearland)
HTS – H-Town Showdown (Houston) (former Houston Summer Open)
AC – Armadillo Classic (North Texas)
OPF - OctPoloFest (Houston)
SFT – Sharkfest Tournament (Houuston)
DFI – Dallas Fall Invite (North Texas)

WHAT: (OPEN/WOMEN) Annual point Series based on final standings in five annually held open water polo tournaments in the USAWP Southwest Zone, namely:
• SpinLob Classic – host Totex/Austen, mid February
• Alamo Invitational – host Alamo Masters, mid March
• Charles Dutton Memorial Tournament – host Dallas WPC, approx. March/April
• H-Town Showdown – (former HSO) host HOPS, September
• Dallas Fall Invite – host North Texas Thunder WPC, approx. early November

WHAT: (AGE GROUP) Seasonal and Annual point Series based on final standings in multiple annually held age group water polo tournaments in the USAWP Southwest Zone, namely:
• Thunder Spring Tournament – host Thunder WPC,  approx. March
• Southside Badger Brawl – host Southside Badgers,  approx. mid April
• Texas Age Group Championships (TAGS) – host USAWP Southwest Zone, late April or early May
• Welcome To Texas Shootout – host West Houston WPC, late May
• Southwest Zone JO Qualification - host USAWP Southwest Zone, early June
• Dallas Summer Classic – host Thunder WPC, approx. mid June
• Southside Summer Tournament - host Southside, approx. mid July
• Armadillo Classic – host North Texas Thunder WPC, September
• Viper Pigeons OctPoloFest – host West Houston WPC, October
• Sharkfest Tournament – host CFWPC, October
• Dallas Fall Invite – host Thunder WPC, approx. early Nov.

WHO: All USWP Southwest Zone clubs are automatically entered when participating in one of the Series’ tournaments. There is no entry fee. There will be two separate classifications: one for Mens/Open, one for Women and one for Age Group.

POINT SYSTEM: The top four finishing teams in each tournament earn placement points for their club: 8 for first, 5 for second, 3 for third and 1 for fourth (OPEN/WOMEN); 5-3-2-1 (AGE GROUP). Each club will also earn participation points for up to two teams: 2 for the first team, 1 for a second team (OPEN/WOMEN only). Placement points will not be awarded for non-Southwest Zone registered clubs, those points are dropped down in the final standings order to the next placing Southwest Zone club(s). Points for ties in standings for any single tournament will have points for the tied placement positions split equally (i.e. a two way tie for Third Place will split 3rd and 4th place points equally). Any ties in total points earned in the Series will be broken first by: 1) head-to-head records between the tied clubs (A teams vs. A teams only) in all Series tournaments in the current year, then 2) total Series participation points earned in the current year. If ties remain, the awards earned by the tied clubs will be split equally. Each classification scores points separately.

 

AWARDS – Final Series points are calculated at the end of each year to determine awards for:
• The Connor Cup open trophy for the Mens/Open classification winning club to keep for a year until the following year’s winner is awarded by presenting the cup trophy to the new Series winner.
• The Connor Cup women’s trophy for the Womens classification winning club to keep for a year until the following year’s winner is award by presenting the cup trophy to the new Series winner.
• The Connor Cup Age Group trophy for the Age Group classification winning club to keep for a year until the following year’s winner is award by presenting the cup trophy to the new Series winner.
• Plaques for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in each classification for those clubs to keep permanently (Men’s/Open and Women’s divisions)
• Plaques for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place seasonally for the Age Group division for those clubs to keep permanently

RULES:
HOST AND CLUB RESPONSIBILITIES
• All scoring events must be listed on the SW Zone calendar as of January 1st of the scoring year in ordered to be considered for inclusion.
• All scoring events must be multi-day events and open to all eligible zone clubs.
• All scoring events must be sanctioned by USAWP at least 14 days prior to the first date of competition to the first date of competition.
• All teams participating in any Connor Cup Series event must be entered in the event as their official USAWP club name, to avoid confusion between tournament results and Series point standings. This list must be provided to the SW Zone chair at least 5 days prior to the first day of competition, if not already provided within the event game schedule.
• Hosts will ensure all USAWP roster requirements are met for clubs seeking Connor Cup points.
• Any club that enters more than one team in any Connor Cup Series event, must specify to the tournament director which team is designated as their “A” level team. This information to be used should a Series standings tiebreaker be required.
• Hosts will provide results, inclusive of scores and final standings, to the SW Zone Board and all participants no later than 7 days after the event.
• Any conflicts or issues related to participation in a Series event must be brought to the attention of the SW Zone Board within 10 days prior to the event.

ZONE RESPONSIBILITIES
• There are no team roster club affiliation requirements. The Connor Cup Series relates to club performance only. However in the spirit of competition and sportsmanship, once the tournament schedule is released in the Men’s/Open and Women’s Divisions, the Southwest Zone Chair shall declare the Connor Cup Series club-affiliation (or non-affiliation) for each participating team using all resources required. Every effort shall be made to complete this prior to the first day of competition.
• The Southwest Zone Board may review and adjust these rules annually. Any rule change proposals should be sent to southwestwaterpolo@earthlink.net.

GENERAL RULES
• If any of the Series’ tournaments are either cancelled or fail to be sanctioned by USA Water Polo, all related tournament points shall be set to zero for that year.
• If any of the Series’ tournaments do not have a Mens/Open or Womens division, then no points are earned for the respective classification for the event.
• This Series uses each tournament’s final official placement standings ONLY to calculate earned points. The Series is not responsible for tournament seeding, bracket placement, tournament schedules/dates, tournament final standings, tournament protests, failure of a club to properly enter a tournament or if a tournament host disallows a club’s second team to be entered.
• Points will only be awarded to clubs for their team’s rosters that are submitted through the USAWP online event registration system for the respective tournament/event. If a club has teams entered, but no online roster is submitted for one or more teams, then no participation or results points will be awarded for the team’s without an online roster.
• Any team that forfeits 50% or more of their tournament games due to inability to have a legal roster, shall not earn any Connor Cup Series points for that tournament.
• The Southwest Zone Board reserves the right to drop a tournament from the Connor Cup Series on an annual basis should any Series event fail to meet the Connor Cup Series expectations.
• Any Southwest Zone sanctioned tournament not included as a Connor Cup Series event may apply for inclusion by contacting the Southwest Zone.
• Any conflicts or issues raised affecting Series scoring will be ruled upon by the USAWP Southwest Zone Board within 10 days of the results being published for the respective event; otherwise points stand as published within this document.
• Any protests or considerations related to the ConnorCup Series should be sent by email to: southwestwaterpolo@earthlink.net..

PAST WINNERS (OPEN DIVISION):
• 2017 – 1) Longhorn Aquatics, 2) HOPS, 3) Dallas WPC
• 2016 – 1) Thunder WPC, 2) HOPS, 3) Longhorn Aquatics
• 2015 – 1) Longhorn Aquatics, 2) HOPS, 3) Dallas WPC
• 2014 – 1) HOPS, 2) Thunder WPC, 3) Dallas WPC
• 2013 – 1) HOPS, 2) Dallas WPC, 3) Thunder WPC
• 2012 – 1) Dallas WPC, 2) HOPS, 3) Thunder WPC
• 2011 – 1) West Houston Water Polo, 2) Dallas WPC, 3) HOPS
• 2010 – 1) Dallas WPC, 2) HOPS, 3) North Houston WPC
• 2009 – 1) HOPS, 2) Dallas WPC, 3) San Antonio WPC
• 2008 – 1) Dallas WPC, 2) HOPS, 3) Austin WPC
• 2007 – 1) Dallas WPC, 2) Houston WPC, 3) HOPS
• 2006 – 1) Dallas WPC, 2) Houston WPC, 3) HOPS
• 2005 – 1) HOPS, 2) Dallas WPC, 3) Austin WPC

PAST WINNERS (WOMEN’S DIVISION):
• 2017 – 1) Thunder WPC, 2) HOPS, 3) Longhorn Aquatics
• 2016 – 1) Thunder WPC, 2) Austin WPC, 3) HOPS
• 2015 – 1) Thunder WPC, 2) Austin WPC, 3) West Houston Water Polo
• 2014 – 1) West Houston Water Polo, 2) Thunder WPC, 3) Austin WPC
• 2013 – 1) West Houston Water Polo, 2) Thunder WPC, 3) Alamo Masters WPC
• 2012 – 1) Thunder WPC, 2) West Houston Water Polo, 3) Totex
• 2011 – 1) Houston WPC, 2) Dallas WPC, 3) HOPS

PAST WINNERS (AGE GROUP DIVISION):
• 2017 – 1) Thunder WPC, 2) West Houston Water Polo, 3) Trident WPC
• 2016 – 1) Thunder WPC, 2) West Houston Water Polo, 3) Trident WPC
• 2015 – 1) West Houston Water Polo, 2) Thunder WPC, 3) St. Marks WPC
• 2014 – 1) Thunder WPC, 2) West Houston Water Polo, 3) Longhorn Aquatics