WATER POLO

DISCIPLINE MASTERS TRAINING PERIOD MASTERS TRAINING VENUE MASTERS COMPETITION PERIOD & VENUE
WATER POLO 22-23 May 2020 Széchy Tamás swimming pool 24-29 May 2020; Széchy Tamás & Hajós Alfréd swimming pool
DISCIPLINE MASTERS TRAINING PERIOD
WATER POLO 22-23 May 2020
MASTERS TRAINING VENUE MASTERS COMPETITION PERIOD & VENUE
Széchy Tamás swimming pool 24-29 May 2020; Széchy Tamás & Hajós Alfréd swimming pool

COMPETITION RULES AND REGULATIONS

EVENTS AND AGE GROUPS

EVENTS AND PARTICIPATION

Events are:

  • a) Men club teams
  • b) Women club teams

Women may be members of men’s teams.

MINIMUM AGE LIMIT

30 years

AGE DETERMINING DATE

The actual age of the competitor as of December 31st (of the year of the competition).

Age groups are:

  • a)  30 years and older for men and women 1)
  • b)  35 years and older for men and women 2)
  • c)  40 years and older for men and women 2)
  • d)  45 years and older for men and women 2)
  • e)  50 years and older for men 2)
  • f)  55 years and older for men 2)
  • g)  60 years and older for men 2)
  • h)  65 years and older for men 2)
  • i) 70 years and over for men 2)

The age of the youngest member of the team shall determine the age group of the team.

Each Club may enter one (1) men’s team per age group and per club and one (1) women’s team per club.

Clubs must be affiliated to the Federation approving the entry.

A player may compete in only one (1) team.

The list of entered players cannot be changed after the deadline for its submission.

Players shall be eligible for a club either affiliated to a Member Federation or affiliated to a Federation registered by LEN.

Each competing team may register a maximum of 2 (two) players without European nationality but with residence in Europe.

Any Competitor having registered a non-European club shall not be eligible to represent a European club unless he has been under the jurisdiction of the European club for at least twelve (12) months.

Players who were registered for a club competing in the European Water Polo Cups for Club Teams in the season prior to the Championships shall not be eligible to compete.


1  The Championship in this group will be held when there are three (3) or more teams entered. 

2  Only if there are three (3) or more teams entered into this group. Otherwise, these teams will play in the next youngest age group.

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

TEAM LEADERS MEETING

The Team Leaders Meeting will be held one day prior to the start of the Championships.

SYSTEM OF COMPETITIONS

The distance between the goal lines will be minimum 23.5 meters and the width of the field of play minimum 17 meters.

FINA time standards shall apply except that the duration of the matches shall be four periods of five minutes each of actual play for all age groups.

For age groups 50 years and older, the time of possession of the ball shall be 40 seconds.

The system of competition in each age group depends on the number of teams taking part. It shall be decided by the LEN MaC.

Ranking matches shall be played for all places.

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

TEAM LEADERS MEETING

The Team Leaders Meeting will be held one day prior to the start of the Championships.

SYSTEM OF COMPETITIONS

The distance between the goal lines will be minimum 23.5 meters and the width of the field of play minimum 17 meters.

FINA time standards shall apply except that the duration of the matches shall be four periods of five minutes each of actual play for all age groups.

For age groups 50 years and older, the time of possession of the ball shall be 40 seconds.

The system of competition in each age group depends on the number of teams taking part. It shall be decided by the LEN MaC.

Ranking matches shall be played for all places.

CLASSIFICATION

SCORES AND POINTS AT PRELIMINARY ROUNDS

Each victory shall count three (3) points for the winning team and each draw one (1) point per team and zero (0) points for the losing team.

The final classification within a group shall be established according to the points gained by each team in all matches of its group.

For each match in which a team is disqualified a goal score of 10:0 shall be awarded to the opposing team.

Equality of points

In case of equality of points between two teams in a group the classification shall be established as follows:

  • a)  Precedence shall be given to the team having won the match between the two teams.
  • b)  If this has been a tie, precedence shall be given to the team with the largest difference between goals scored for and against.
  • c)  If there is still a tie precedence shall be given to the team having scored the higher number of goals.
  • d)  If there is still equality, the classification of the teams shall be decided by lot.

In case of equality of points between more than two teams the classification shall be established as follows:

  • a)  Only points gained in those matches played among the teams with equal points shall be decisive.
  • b)  If there is still equality the classification shall be established according to the goal difference from only those matches played among the teams with equal points.
  • c)  If there is still equality the classification shall be established according to the highest number of goals scored in the matches played among the teams with equal points
  • d)  If there is still equality the classification shall be established according to the goal difference from all matches played in the group.
  • e)  If there is still equality the classification shall be decided by lot.

MATCHES TO BE PLAYED TO A FINAL RESULTS

If a match ends with a tie after the normal time there shall be a penalty shoot-out to determine the result.

 AWARDS

Victory Ceremonies will take place after the conclusion of the respective age group.

Members of teams ranked 1st, 2nd and 3rd in each age group shall be awarded gold, silver and bronze medals if they have played in at least one match.

Members of teams ranked 1st to 8th in each age group shall be awarded a diploma if they have played in at least one match.