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Texas Age Group State Water Polo Championship (TAGS)

Sunday, May 4th at UT Swim Center – Austin, TX
Date: Sunday, May 4th.
Games will begin no earlier than 8:00 am on Sunday, May 4th and end no later than
5:00 pm. On May 2-3, the Texas High School Water Polo State Championships will be competed at the same
location. Come up early and watch the games on Saturday and play on Sunday.

Location: UT Swim Center on the campus of the University of Texas-Austin. There will be at least two all
deep 25 yard courses. For maps & directions, please go to http://www.tsc.utexas.edu/

Division & Teams: All divisions are Coed. Athletes must meet both the age and grade criteria to play in a
specific division. Athletes can play in both divisions.

6th Grade & Younger/12U: Viper Pigeons Blue, Viper Pigeons Orange, Central Texas, Longhorn, Thunder
8th Grade & Younger Coed/14U:
• A Bracket: Viper Pigeons Green, St Marks, Thunder Silver, Viper Pigeons Black
• B Bracket: Thunder Black, Longhorn, Viper Pigeons Red

Format: The 6th Grade & Younger Division will play a round robin between all teams with any ties in final
placements broken by USA Water Polo tiebreak rules. The 8th Grade & Younger Division will play within
brackets which will seed the Championship Round All games will use 5:00 quarters using USA Water
Polo playing rules and each team will have two timeouts per game. If a game is tied after four quarters
(including round robin games), the teams will play normal USAWP overtime rules (straight to shoot out). All
schedules & results will be posted at www.SouthwestWaterPolo.org.

Awards: Championship Banners will be given to the 1st & 2nd place teams in each division.

Texas Age Group State Water Polo Championship Schedule-2014
NOTE: Team listed first wears white caps. White team starts to the left of the table.
Pool #1: North Pool (Right)

7:15 Pool Opens for warm up
8:00 Longhorn v. Viper Pigeons Red (8th Grade)
8:45 St Marks v. Viper Pigeons Black (8th Grade)
9:30 Longhorn v. Thunder (6th Grade)
10:15 Thunder Black v. Win 8:00 P#1 (8th Grade)
11:00 Win 8:45 P#1 v. Win 8:45 P#2 (8th Grade)
11:45 Viper Pigeons Orange v. Thunder (6th Grade)
12:30 Los 8:00 P#1 v. Los 8:45 P#2 (8th Grade,5th-7th RR)
1:15 Central Texas v. Thunder (6th Grade)
2:00 1st A v. 2nd B (8th Grade- Semi #1)
2:45 Los 8:45 P#1 v. Los 8:45 P#2 (8th Grade, 5th-7th RR)
3:30 Viper Pigeons Blue v. Thunder (6th Grade)
4:15 Win 2:00 P#1 v. Win 2:00 P#2 (8th Grade-1st/2nd)

Pool #2: South Pool (Left)
7:15 Pool Opens for warm up
8:00 No Game. Pool open for warmup.
8:45 Viper Pigeons Green v. Thunder Silver (8th Grade)
9:30 Viper Pigeons Orange v. Central Texas (6th Grade)
10:15 Viper Pigeons Blue v. Central Texas (6th Grade)
11:00 Los 8:00 P#1 v. Loser 8:45 P#1 (8th Grade, 5th-7th RR)
11:45 Viper Pigeons Blue v. Longhorn (6th Grade)
12:30 No Game
1:15 Viper Pigeons Orange v. Longhorn (6th Grade)
2:00 1st B v. 2nd A (8th Grade-Semi #2)
2:45 No Game
3:30 Central Texas v. Longhorn (6th Grade)
4:15 Loser 2:00 P#1 v. Loser 2:00 P#2 (8th Grade-3rd/4th)

Tournament Committee: John Rightmyer (Head Referee), Rudy Thomas (Viper Pigeons), Tom Andrews
(Longhorn), Mihai Oprea (St Marks), and Joe Linehan (Tournament Director). Protests are due 15 minutes after
the game in question to the Head Referee with a $50 protest fee (if protest is upheld, the $50 fee will be
refunded). All disputes, suspensions, etc. will be handled by the tournament committee.

TISCA High School Water Polo Regionals

State Qualifiers from this past weekend’s regional tournaments. Top four from each region qualify for the TISCA Texas High School Water Polo State Championships on May 2-3 at the UT Swim Center in Austin, TX.

North Boys:
1. St. Marks
2. Denton
3. Southlake Carroll
4. Denton Ryan
Co-MVP – Thomas Hyvarinen, Denton and Tim Simenc, St. Marks
Coach of Year – Mihai Oprea, St. Marks

North Girls:
1. Southlake Carroll
2. Rockwall
3. Flower Mound
4. Denton
MVP – Raena Eldridge, Southlake Carroll
Coach of Year – Joey Yglesias, Southlake Carroll

South Boys:
1. Clear Creek
2. Clear Lake
3. Brazoswood
4. Clear Springs
MVP – Jarred Castillo, Clear Creek
Co-Coach of Year – Jeff Otten, Friendswood and Anne Woolweaver, Clear Creek

South Girls:
1. Baytown Sterling
2. Clear Creek
3. Clear Springs
4. Clear Lake
Co-MVP – Callie Woodruff, Baytown Sterling and Nicole Herrick, Clear Creek
Coach of Year – Allie Hill, Baytown Sterling

East Boys:
1. The Woodlands
2. Jersey Village
3. Cypress Creek
4. Strake Jesuit
MVP – Cole Pollina, The Woodlands
Co-Coach of Year – Stuart Webb, Jersey Village and Jeff Chandler, Cypress Creek

East Girls:
1. Cypress Creek
2. St. Agnes Academy
3. Jersey Village
4. Lamar
MVP – Annie Eubanks, Cypress Creek
Coach of Year – Kaitlin Kelly, St. Agnes

West Boys:
1. Waco Midway
2. Alamo Heights
3. Round Rock
4. Anderson
MVP – Philip Bearid, Waco Midway
Coach of Year – Dan Marlin, Waco Midway

West Girls:
1. Round Rock
2. McNeil
3. Cedar Ridge
4. Anderson
MVP – Caroline Wallace, Round Rock
Coach of Year – Tom Arrendondo, Round Rock

Longhorn Spring Invite Results

Longhorn Spring Invite Results. Bold games are 12&Under, others 14&Under.

Longhorn V San Antonio 5-0 (8-9)
Longhorn White V Viper Pigeon Green 0-5 (14-13)
Centex V Viper Pigeon Red 3-20
Longhorn Orange V Viper Pigeon Black 0-5 (2-14)
Longhorn V Austin 5-0 (16-2)
Longhorn Gold V Viper Pigeon Green 0-5 (10-12)
Centex V San Antonio 5-0 (4-11)
Longhorn White V Viper Pigeon Black 0-5 (9-12)
Longhorn V Viper Pigeon Red 4-10

Longhorn V Austin 5-0 (9-11)
Longhorn White V Viper Pigeon Green 0-5 (8-10)
Centex V San Antonio 5-0 (4-16)
Longhorn Gold V Viper Pigeon Black 0-5 (12-10)
Viper Pigeon Red V San Antonio 5-0 (14-5)
Longhorn Orange V Viper Pigeon Green 0-5 (9-9)
Austin V Viper Pigeon Red 0-5 (8-16)
Longhorn White V Viper Pigeon Black 0-5 (9-8)
Longhorn V Centex 11-5

USAWP National Junior Olympics Entries

Entries are now open for the 2014 Southwest Zone Junior Olympics Qualifier and National Junior Olympics Championships.
Please note that we have created a new registration process for your convenience.
The New Junior Olympic and Junior Olympic Qualifier Registration allows you to register ALL teams prior to making a payment. For your registration to be active 50% payment required for Junior Olympics.
ALL TEAMS MUST REGISTER FOR THE JO QUALIFIER EVENT AND THE NATIONAL JUNIOR OLYMPICS – EVEN IF YOUR ZONE DOES NOT TYPICALLY REQUIRE A QUALIFIER.

Register online: here

Southwest Zone Qualifier Tournament Info:
Tournament Dates – June 7 – 8, 2014
Qualifier/NJO Entry Deadline – Friday, May 23 at 9:00 pm (PT)
(Neither registration is considered active until 50% of NJO payment has been received.)
Qualifier Roster Deadline – Friday, May 23 at 9:00 pm (PT)
Qualifier Roster Lockdown Deadline – Friday, May 30 at 9:00 pm (PT) *
*Any changes made to a roster between April 18 and April 25 will incur a $100 late roster charge.

Charles Dutton Memorial Tournament Results

The Dallas WPC won the Open Division and the North Texas Thunder WPC won both the 8th Grade and 6th Grade Divisons at the Charles Dutton Memorial Tournament this weekend. More detailed results to be posted soon. The Connor Cup Series standings have been updated to reflect this event; see link in menu section of this site for current standings.

SpinLob Classic Results

The Olympic Club defeated TMWPC to win the SpinLob Classic at the UT Swim Center in Austin on Feb. 8-9. Game scores to be added at this site soon.

1st – Olympic Club (won final 15-10)
2nd – TMWPC
3rd – Arizona State University (won 3rd place 12-9)
4th – Rain City
5th – Darkside of Clayton (won 5th place 13-12)
6th – University of San Francisco
7th – TOTEX (won 7th place 13-8)
8th – HOPS
9th (tie) – St. Louis, Dynamo, Univ. of Pennsylvania, Univ. of Texas
13th (tie) – Austin, San Antonio

Southwest Zone Board and Updated Policies

The Southwest Zone Policies & Procedures document will dictate how the Southwest Zone will conduct business. Changes, updates, etc. can be made to the document on Zone Board conference calls and/or the annual Southwest Zone meeting. Below is the current Southwest Zone Board. We would like to welcome Vern Heimbigner as the newest addition to the Southwest Zone Board, being recently named to the position of Southwest Zone Head Referee. The next slate of elections will occur in the 4th Quarter of 2014. Details can be found in the document found under the Governance link on this page..

2014 Southwest Zone Board:
Zone Chair: Joe Linehan
Secretary: Robert Albach
Treasurer: Jim Linehan
Zone Referee: Vern Heimbigner
At Large Member: JT Wall
At Large Member: Scott Slay

Connor Cup Series – Open/Women’s Divisions

The Connor Cup Series Open and Women’s Division will stay the same as with past years with the exception that the Spinlob Classic hosted at the UT Swim Center in February each year will be added to the list of Connor Cup Events: Spinlob Classic (February in Austin), Dutton Tournament (March in North Texas), Dallas Summer Classic (June), Houston Summer Open (July), Fosdick Tournament (September in San Antonio), and the Dallas Fall Invite (November). Points based on placing and participation for each event will be accumulated throughout the year. At the conclusion of the Dallas Fall Invite, plaques for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place for each gender will be given out. In addition, the perpetual trophy will be past over to the annual 1st place team for each gender. If a tournament does not have a women’s specific division, there will be no points awarded for that event in the Women’s Division. To see the current and past standings for the Connor Cup Men’s & Women’s Divisions please see the Connor Cup Series link in the Menu of this page,

2014 Connor Cup Series Adds Age Group Divison

The Connor Cup – Age Group Division will be awarded to the team with the most cumulative points based on final standings in all sanctioned USA Water Polo events within the Southwest Zone. There will be seasonal and annual awards to maximize recognition for the growing number of age group water polo programs within the Southwest Zone. All standings will be posted online at www.southwestwaterpolo.org. Details wil be included under the Connor Cup Series on the Menu link on this page.