Welcome to the Nicosia International Waterpolo Cup
The Nicosia Waterpolo Cup is an annually hosted water polo tournament which aims to promote water polo in Cyprus. As an island, Cyprus is in great need of developing sports inherent in water, and water polo is one of those that is in great development the last few years. The participation of teams from all over Europe, offers the opportunity to hundreds of people from abroad every year to discover and explore Nicosia particularly and Cyprus in general.
The tournament that was firstly organized in 2017, it was won by the Greek side Peristeri in 2017, ASA Tel Aviv in 2018 and APOEL Nicosia in 2019. The tournament has received very positive comments by the teams who participated so far and the goal is to improve year by year. The Nicosia International Waterpolo Cup is organized by TSM Total Sports Marketing and is under the auspices of the Mayor of Nicosia.
Games and Events Schedule
18:30: Lecture by Mr Ivan Rakovic, Member of the Board of Directors of the World Water Polo Referee’s Association on the subject: ‘The upcoming changes in the regulations. Referees, coaches and players are invited.
20:45: Lokomotiv – KOPE
11:30: ASA – KOPE
13:00: APOEL – Lokomotiv
16:30: Friendly tournament for ages 2007 and younger.
18:00: APOEL – ASA
19:30: CHALLENGE CUP *
09:30: ASA - Lokomotiv
11:00: APOEL - KOPE
16:30: 3RD PLACE FINAL: 3rd – 4th (playing for seating places)**
18:00: FINAL: 1st – 2nd (playing for the Cup Trophy)**
21:30: Award Ceremony Party. Dinner Party with music and drinks for all participants of the teams, sponsors and the organizing committee.
Last year during the 2nd ‘Nicosia’ water polo cup we had the ‘Sprint Challenge’. Players from each team participated at this challenge and we had a winner after the elimination process.
This year we will run an ‘One man more/less’ challenge CUP. It is a great opportunity for the teams and coaches to play ‘one man more/less’ playing against other teams, with time and referee.
The challenge CUP will follow the same schedule as ‘NICOSIA’ water polo cup. Each team will play 20(twenty) ‘one man more’ (after a time out) and 20(twenty)’ one man less’. The team who scores more goals in each game wins’ the game. In case of draw, each team will shoot 3(three) penalties, in case of draw, will shoot 1(one) penalty (different players) each until there is a winning team.
The team who wins more games win the challenge. In case that two teams have the same number of winning games, the team who won the game between them, has the advantage on the table.
All NEW FINA water polo rules are apply for the challenge.
*The challenge CUP will follow the same schedule as ‘NICOSIA’ water polo cup.
**IF ASA qualify for the final, the final will move on 16:30 and the 3rd place final on 18:00 due to their flight departure time.