CALL FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST - WINTER COMPETITION
BWPI is now calling for Expressions of Interest from Clubs / Teams / Individuals who are interested in taking part in the Winter Competition. Expressions of Interest are to be received by the BWPI Administrative Coordinator by Friday, 31st May.
Duration (anticipated dates): 8 weeks - 7 weeks of competition ( 9/10 July to 20/21 August) and a Finals night on August 27.
Venue - Valley Pool - Juniors - Tuesday nights / Seniors - Wednesday nights from 7.30 to 10.00 pm
Cost - Approximately $300 per team - payment will cover pool set-up, referees, trophies and a small administration cost.
- Senior - Male and Female Open Competitions
- Junior - Boys and Girls Competitions for 14&U and 16&U
- Composite teams or Club based teams
- Individual nominations will be accepted - BWPI will place ‘pool’ players in teams.
- All players must be registered with Water Polo Queensland.
- Viewed as developmental for players, referees and table officials as well as for the enjoyment of all.
- Length of quarters / games etc will depend on the number of teams finally nominated.
BWPI now requires your Expression of Interest in wishing to participate in the 2013 Winter Competitions.Details of what type/number of teams you are interested in entering will assist BWPI in how best to structure the competitions. ALL Expressions of Interest responses are required by 31st May.
Nomination Forms will be sent out in early June and Programs in late June
DATES FOR BWPI 2013-14 SEASON
The 2013-14 water polo season will run on Saturdays from October 12 to November 30, 2013, and from February 1 to March 29, 2014 - with Junior semi-finals on 22 March and finals on 29 March, 2014.
The 2013-14 water polo season will run on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday nights from October 14 to December 4, 2013, and from January 28 to March 19, 2014.
The semi-finals will be on the week commencing Monday, 24 March, and the finals on Sunday, 30 March, 2014.
FANTASTIC RESULTS FOR QUEENSLAND TEAMS AT NATIONAL LEAGUE FINALS
(May 5, 2013) BWPI wishes to congratulate the Brisbane Barracudas and KFC Breakers on fine performances at the 2013 National League Finals held in Sydney this past week. The Brisbane Barracudas Women snared their 4th National Title defeating Fremantle in the Grand Final while the KFC Breakers Women earned a Bronze after downing the Cronulla Sharks. The Brisbane Barracudas men also impressed throughout the tournament notching wins against top teams and coming away with a narrow loss to Fremantle in the Bronze medal match. Many of the players from these teams compete in the Brisbane Competition and we congratuate all of the players and the clubs on their great performances.
Brisbane Barracudas Women earning their 4th national title in 5 seasons!
The KFC Queensland Breakers women bring home a bronze medal.
The Brisbane Barracudas men earn 4th spot and put in some sensational performances throughout the finals.
GRAND FINALS WRAP UP - PREMIERS CROWED AS SEASON COMES TO A CLOSE
(March 25, 2013) A thrilling weekend of Grand FInal water polo action at the Valley Pool saw the 2012/13 Premiers crowned in both the Junior and Senior competition. The Grand Finals were all hotly contested. On the Junior side, Saturday's matches were all close matches many of which came down to the wire.
Please find attached the Results for the Junior and Senior Finals and the List of the 2012-13 BWPI Premiers.
On the Senior side of the competition, Sunday's Grand Finals results included Warriors Women winning X Grade and Warriors Men taking out Division 2. The X Grade men's match was a block buster that required extra time and a penalty shoot out to split the teams. Ultimately it was Avalon Icebergs (pictured left) who unthroned the Barracudas Old Boys from their 7 year run of the Premiership. Division 2 Women was taken out by River City while the Barracudas Club claimed top honours in the Division 1 Men and Women's categories. The Cudas defeated the Barras in the women's Div 1 Grand Final while the men's Div 1 match was called with 0:43 remaining due to the sudden onset of Sunday's "super storm" that brought with it severe and dangerous lightning. At that time, the Barracudas had a 10-6 unassailed lead, a margin too great to make up in the remaining time and were deemed to the be the Premiers of 2012/13.
The BWPI Committee would also like to take this opportunity to thank all the people - parents, Club volunteers, coaches, managers, referees, Pool Coordinators and players - whose dedication and assistance enables Brisbane Waterpolo to successfully run 75 Junior and 18 Senior games every week of its 15-17 week season.
NOTE:- BWPI will be running a Winter Competition again this year - an 8-10 (incl Finals) week competition during July - August - at Valley Pool on Tuesday / Wednesday nights.
An Expression of Interest and information about the proposed structure of the competition will be circulated in late May.
Again, thanks for your assistance and support during the season and looking forward to seeing you all back again for the 2013-14 season.
JUNIOR AND SENIOR GRAND FINALS PROGRAM NOW POSTED - SEMI FINAL RESULTS
(Updated March 21, 2013) This past week all of the BWPI Semi Finals were played with the winning teams progressing onto this weekend's Junior and Senior Grand FInals at the Valley Pool. Congrats to all teams who have participated and in particular those who have earned themselves berths in the Finals. Please find below the links to the Junior Grand Final Draw as well as the Semi Final results. The Senior Grand Final draw for this Sunday is listed here as well. Good luck to our finalists this year! Come down and support all of the teams playing.
Junior Grand Final Program
Junior Semi FInal Results
Senior Semi Final Results
FINAL REGULAR SEASON POINTS STANDINGS
(March 14, 2013) The Junior, Senior Mens and Womens Points Standings following the conclusion of regular round matches are now available.
Senior Mens Points Standings - FINAL
Senior Womens Points Standings - FINAL
Overall Junior Boys and Junior Girls Final Standings 2012/2013 Season
REFEREE ANDREW CARNEY REACHES 500 MATCH MILESTONE
Andrew Carney added another milestone to his refereeing career at Sutherland Pool on Sunday. He has now officiated 500 Water Polo Australia National Water Polo League games - the Women's game between the Cronulla Sharks and Longmont Fremantle Marlins marking that milestone.
Andrew was a member of Queensland Water Polo while he resided in Brisbane from 2005 - 2010. Many of his 500 NWPL games have been Home Games firstly of Barracudas and then Breakers as well here in Brisbane.
Andrew was appointed to referee in NWPL in 1998 and refereed his first Final Series (Bronze Medal) in 2000. He has been a member of the WPA FINA Referee panel since 2002. He has officiated at World League Finals, Junior Women's World Championships World Cup, toured internationally with Australian National teams and has been appointed by FINA to be a neutral referee at qualifying events.
He was very much involved in the development of junior referees and extending their pathways through to the Senior ranks in the Brisbane Water Polo Inc competition. He introduced the mentoring program that is still followed and carried on by a few of his protégés.
BWPI congratulates Andrew on a fantastic achievement and refereeing carfeer. We would also like to acknowledge his contribution to water polo in Brisbane and his continued interest in the development of referees with the association.We wish him continued success and recognition as a National and International Referee.
TABLE OFFICIALS "A HOW TO AND TIPS"
BWPI has made the course package available for all to reference to assist those interested in table duties. The package is ideal to refresh yourself if you area bit rusty or for new comers who are keen to see what is involved. Have a look and download the presentation by clicking the link below.
BWPI - An Introduction to Timekeeping and Scorecard Reporting