Welcome to the 3rd Nicosia International Waterpolo Cup
Following the tremendous success of the previous events in 2017 and 2018, The Nicosia Waterpolo Cup is ready to offer to sports fans in Cyprus another great weekend full of action that only water polo can provide. 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.
Like the previous years, the tournament will host clubs from Europe, with the exceptional presence of the current holders of the tournament, ASA Tel Aviv (Israel) among Lokomotiv Nikola Nanov (Bulgaria), Kópé Uvse (Hungary) and the Cypriot Champions APOEL Nicosia.
The tournament is under the auspices of the Mayor of Nicosia and it will take place on June 14-17 at the Nicosia Olympic Swimming Pool.
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.