Connor Cup Series

2017 CONNOR CUP SERIES


Historical Results:

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

OPEN DIVISION: (After 4 of 5 Events)

PLACE CLUB TOTAL
POINTS
SC
FIN
SC
PART
CD
FIN
CD
PART
DSC
FIN
DSC
PART
*HTS
FIN
*HTS
PART
DFI
FIN
DFI
PART
XXX XXX
1 Longhorn Aquatics 24.5 7.5 3 8 3 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 HOPS 22.5 6.5 2 5 2 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 Thunder WPC 13 0 2 2 3 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 Dallas WPC 12 0 0 0 2 8 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 Austin WPC 5 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 Trident WPC 4 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 San Antonio WPC 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 CFWPC 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 West Houston 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0

* The HTS was cancelled due to Hurricane Harvey, no points scored

WOMEN’S DIVISION: (After 4 of 5 Events)

PLACE CLUB TOTAL
POINTS
SC
FIN
SC
PART
CD
FIN
CD
PART
DSC
FIN
DSC
PART
*HTS
FIN
*HTS
PART
DFI
FIN
DFI
PART
XXX XXX
1 Thunder WPC 32 5 2 11 3 8 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 HOPS 27 8 2 5 2 8 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 Longhorn Aquatics 8 1 2 0 2 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 Austin WPC 5 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 Alamo Masters 5 0 2 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 CFWPC 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0

*The HTS was cancelled due to Hurricane Harvey, no points scored.

AGE GROUP DIVISION (ANNUAL): (After 9 of 10 Events)

PLACE CLUB TOTAL
POINTS
SPRING SUMMER FALL
1 Thunder WPC 127.5 19.5 75 33
2 West Houston Water Polo 68 5 48 15
3 Trident WPC 44 18 17 9
4 CFWPC 25 0 19 6
5 Boerne WPC 16 6 5 5
6 Southside WPC 14 0 0 14
7 Zilla Water Polo 4.5 3.5 0 1
8 North Houston WPC 4 0 1 3
9 Longhorn Aquatics 3 0 3 0
9 Pegasus WPA 3 0 2 1

 

AGE GROUP DIVISION (SPRING SEASON):(After 2 of 2 Events)

PLACE CLUB TOTAL
POINTS
CD TAGS XXX
1 Thunder WPC 19.5 7.5 12 0
2 Trident WPC 18 10 8 0
3 Boerne WPC 6 0 6 0
4 West Houston Water Polo 5 1 4 0
5 Zilla Water Polo 3.5 3.5 0 0

 

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

PLACE CLUB TOTAL
POINTS
WTT
SZC DSC
*VPS
XXX
1 Thunder WPC 75 29 24 22 0 0
2 West Houston WPC 48 19 20 9 0 0
3 CFWPC 19 8 8 3 0 0
4 Trident WPC 17 8 3 6 0 0
5 Boerne WPC 5 0 5 0 0 0
6 Longhorn Aquatics 3 0 3 0 0 0
7 Pegasus WPA 2 0 0 2 0 0
8 North Houston WPC 1 1 0 0 0 0

*The VTS did not submit standings, no points scored

AGE GROUP DIVISION (FALL SEASON): (After 3 of 4 Events)

PLACE CLUB TOTAL
POINTS
AC
*HTS
VPF
DFI
XXX
1 Thunder WPC 33 28 0 5 0 0
2 West Houston WPC 15 3 0 12 0 0
3 Southside WPC 14 2 0 12 0 0
4 Trident WPC 9 9 0 0 0 0
5 CFWPC 6 0 0 6 0 0
6 Boerne WPC 5 0 0 5 0 0
7 North Houston WPC 3 0 0 3 0 0
8 Zilla WPC 1 1 0 0 0 0
8 Pegasus WPA 1 1 0 0 0 0

* The HTS was cancelled due to Hurricane Harvey, no points scored


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 (Southlake)
LI – Longhorn Invitational (Austin)
TAGS – Texas Age Group Championships (Location Varies)
WTT – Welcome To Texas (Austin)
SZC – Southwest Zone Champs (Location Varies)
DSC – Dallas Summer Classic (Southlake)
HTS – H-Town Showdown (Houston) (former Houston Summer Open)
VPS – Viper Pigeons 14U/12U Slammaramma Tournament (Houston)
LFI – Longhorn Fall Invite (Austin)
AC – Armadillo Classic (Southlake)
VPF – Viper Pigeons Fall (Houston)
DFI – Dallas Fall Invite (Southlake)

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, approx. mid February
• Charles Dutton Memorial Tournament – host Dallas WPC, approx. mid March
• Dallas Summer Classic – host North Texas Thunder WPC, early Summer
• 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:
• Charles Dutton Memorial Tournament – host Dallas WPC, approx. mid March
• Longhorn Invite – host Longhorn Aquatics, early April
• Texas Age Group Championships (TAGS) – host USAWP Southwest Zone, late April or early May
• Welcome To Texas – host West Houston WPC, late May
• Southwest Zone Championships – host USAWP Southwest Zone, early June
• Dallas Summer Classic – host North Texas Thunder WPC, approx. mid June
• Houston Summer Open – host HOPS/West Houston, approx. mid July
• Viper Pigeons 14U/12U Event – host West Houston WPC, mid July
• Longhorn Fall Invite – host Longhorn Aquatics, September
• Armadillo Classic – host North Texas Thunder WPC, September
• Viper Pigeons Tournament – host West Houston WPC, OCtober

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 and one for Women.

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.
• Plaques for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in each classification for those clubs to keep permanently.

RULES:
• 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.
• 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.
• 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.
• 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.
• 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 respective event; otherwise points stand as published within this document. All scoring protests must be emailed to southwestwaterpolo@earthlink.net.

PAST WINNERS (OPEN DIVISION):
• 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):
• 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):
• 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