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Dates

Dates

27 May 2017 through 29 May 2017
10:00AM - 7:00PM

Location

Location

Ransom Everglades School

University of Miami

Competition

competition
divisions

  • Open Division
  • Recreation Division
  • Women's Division

The World OutGames Miami Water Polo tournament will have one "Open" division for men, women or mixed teams. It will also have a Women’s Division, assuming that more than three women-only teams register. Women may register for both the Open Division and the Women’s Division.

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Schedule

World OutGames Miami will post specific times in 2017 once registration has been finalized.

 
Competition

competition
divisions

  • Open Division
  • Recreation Division
  • Women's Division

The World OutGames Miami Water Polo tournament will have one "Open" division for men, women or mixed teams. It will also have a Women’s Division, assuming that more than three women-only teams register. Women may register for both the Open Division and the Women’s Division.

Participation

Participation &
Awards

No more than 20 teams may compete. Teams are guaranteed a minimum of 5 games. Each team will play no more than 2 games each day. Teams may be Women's, Men's, or Mixed. Teams contain at least 7, and no more than 20 players, two of them being goalkeepers. Players can register to only one team (Exception: Women competing in the women's division may also compete in the open division). Players may register to compete on any team, regardless of their place of residence.

All competitors must be currently registered in accordance with the regulations governing masters swimming in their country. Any competitor has to be at least 18 years old on 01 May 2017. Medals will be awarded to top three finishers per division.

Schedule

Schedule

World OutGames Miami will post specific times in 2017 once registration has been finalized.

 

Skill Level

World OutGames Miami will offer the following skill levels for competition:

  • Open: Highly Advanced
  • A: Advanced
  • B: High Intermediate
  • C: Low Intermediate
  • D: Beginner

A player may enter any division for which that player will have reached the minimum age of the division by 31 December 2017 of the calendar year in which the event starts. It is the player’s responsibility to determine that she or he is playing in the correct division. If the player has a Gay and Lesbian Tennis Association (GLTA) ranking, then it will be used to determine the minimum level the player can play. If the player has never played at a GLTA event, then it is the player’s responsibility to determine the appropriate division to play. World OutGames Miami may move players to another division or possibly disqualify players if World OutGames Miami determines that the players are playing in an inappropriate division.

Rules

The tournament will run under the rules for USA Water Polo, of the Federation Internationale de Natation (FINA) and following the recommendations of International Gay and Lesbian Aquatics (IGLA)
Duration of play: 4 periods of 6 minutes, 2 minute intervals between the first and second period, as well as between second and third period. Five-minute interval between third and fourth period. Ball possession: 35 seconds. 15 minute warm up before each game.
World OutGames 2017 will be using current FINA rules. Each team will be allocated 1 timeout per quarter. In the event of a tie during bracket play, the game ends in a tie. In a game where a winner needs to be determined, play will proceed directly to a shootout of 5 shots. For the purpose of tie breaking during bracket play, a maximum of 10 goal differential will be used.