Connor Cup Series – 2015

FINAL STANDINGS


OPEN DIVISION

PLACE CLUB TOTAL
POINTS
SC
FIN
SC
PART
CD
FIN
CD
PART
DSC
FIN
DSC
PART
HSO
FIN
HSO
PART
*LFI
FIN
*LFI
PART
DFI
FIN
DFI
PART
1 Longhorn Aquatics 38 12 3 0 0 5 2 1 2 0 0 10 3
2 HOPS 29 3 2 1 2 3 2 7 2 0 0 5 2
3 Dallas 26 0 0 5 2 7 3 5 2 0 0 0 2
4 Thunder WPC 23 1 2 3 3 1 3 3 3 0 0 1 3
5 St. Marks WPC 11 0 0 7 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
6 West Houston WPC 7 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 3 0 0 0 2
7 San Antonio WPC 4 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 Austin WPC 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 Jesuit Water Polo 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
8 TCU Water Polo 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2

*LFI was not a USAWP sanctioned event, no points earned

WOMEN’S DIVISION: (Final Standings)

PLACE CLUB TOTAL
POINTS
SC
FIN
SC
PART
CD
FIN
CD
PART
DSC
FIN
DSC
PART
HSO
FIN
HSO
PART
*LFI
FIN
*LFI
PART
DFI
FIN
DFI
PART
1 Thunder WPC 48 5 2 8 3 9 3 4 3 0 0 8 3
2 Austin WPC 45 7 2 7 2 7 2 7 2 0 0 7 2
3 West Houston WPC 14 0 0 0 0 0 3 5 3 0 0 1 2
4 Alamo Masters WPC 7 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
5 HOPS 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
5 Longhorn Aquatics 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
5 TCU Water Polo 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2

*LFI was not a USAWP sanctioned event, no points earned

AGE GROUP DIVISION (ANNUAL): (Final Standings)

PLACE CLUB TOTAL
POINTS
SPRING SUMMER FALL
1 West Houston Water Polo 120.5 20.5 80 20
2 Thunder WPC 116 30 53 33
3 St. Marks WPC 33 8 10 15
4 San Antonio WPC 11.5 8.5 3 0
5 Longhorn Aquatics 11 7 3 1
6 Texas Wildcat WPC 5 0 0 5
7 Jesuit Water Polo 2 0 2 0
7 HOLA 2 0 2 0
9 Boerne WPC 1.5 0 0 1.5
10 Central Texas WPC 0.5 0 0 0.5

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

PLACE CLUB TOTAL
POINTS
CD
FIN
LI
FIN
TAGS
FIN
1 Thunder WPC 30 11 7 12
2 West Houston Water Polo 20.5 6 5.5 9
3 San Antonio WPC 8.5 0 5.5 3
4 St. Mark’s WPC 8 4 0 4
5 Longhorn Aquatics 7 1 4 2

AGE GROUP DIVISION (SUMMER SEASON):(After 5 of 5 Events)

PLACE CLUB TOTAL
POINTS
DSC
FIN
SZC
FIN
WTT
FIN
HSO
FIN
VPS
FIN
1 West Houston Water Polo 80 12 24 19 10 16
2 Thunder WPC 53 8 18 23 1 3
3 St. Mark’s WPC 10 10 0 0 0 0
4 Longhorn Aquatics 3 3 0 0 0 0
4 San Antonio WPC 3 0 0 0 0 3
6 Jesuit Water Polo 2 0 0 2 0 0
6 HOLA 2 0 2 0 0 0

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

PLACE CLUB TOTAL
POINTS
*LFI
FIN
AC
FIN
#VPF
FIN
DFI
FIN
1 Thunder WPC 33 0 23 0 10
2 West Hoston Water Polo 20 0 12 0 8
3 St. Mark’s WPC 15 0 8 0 7
4 Texas Wildcat WPC 5 0 0 0 5
5 Boerne WPC 1.5 0 0 0 1.5
6 Longhorn Aquatics 1 0 1 0 0
7 Central Texas WPC 0.5 0 1 0 0.5

*LFI did not have age group divisons and was not a USAWP event, no points earned.
#VPF did not determine placements, no points earned.


The Connor Cup

NOTES:
FIN – Total points received for tournament finish place (1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th = 7, 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)
HSO – Houston Summer Open (Houston)
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
• Houston Summer Open – host HOPS/West Houston, approx. mid July
• Longhorn Fall Invite – host Longhorn Aquatics, 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: 7 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 event’s 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 are removed from the Series calculation 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 protests, failure of a club to properly enter a tournament or if a tournament host disallows a club’s second team to be entered.
• There are no team roster club affiliation requirements. The Connor Cup Series relates to club performance only, however tournament directors must email all team rosters to southwestwaterpolo@earthlink.net.
• The Southwest Zone Board may review and adjust these rules annually. Any rule change proposals should be sent to southwestwaterpolo@earthlink.net.
• 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 Board to apply.
• 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.

USA Water Polo's Southwest Zone