There can be a maximum of 12 teams in each category, men and women, representing the four zones of the Americas. Teams will be composed of athletes born in 2002 or later. The qualifying teams for UANA Youth Water Polo Pan American Championship will be: the host team, one team from zones III and IV; and teams selected by rotation between Zone I and Zone II (in that order) until the maximum of twelve (12) teams is achieved.
The teams qualifying for these Championships are as follows;
a. ZONE I – CONSANAT
Men: (5) teams to be nominated by CONSANAT Women: (5) teams to be nominated by CONSANAT
b. ZONE II – CCCAN
Men: Trinidad and Tobago and four (4) teams to be nominated by
CCCAN Women: Trinidad and Tobago and four (4) teams to be nominated by
c. ZONE III – UNITED STATES
Men: UNITED STATES Women: UNITED STATES
d. ZONE IV-CANADA
Men: CANADA Women: CANADA
These Championships are classification tournaments for the 5th FINA Youth Water Polo World Championships to be held in 2020 for both men
and women. The number of teams qualifying for the Youth World Championships will be determined by FINA rules. The current number is four (4) or five (5) men and four (4) women, subject to change by FINA. The FINA By Laws that will be used to determine the qualifying teams is as follows Women BL 126.96.36.199
Men BL 188.8.131.52
II. COMPETITION PROGRAM
The schedule of activities for these Championships from August 14-24, 2019 is the following:
Day 1 August 14 Arrival of Teams Delegations
Scheduled team practices Day 2 August 15 Scheduled team practices
6:00 pm Technical Meeting 7:00 pm Referees Meeting Day 3 August 16 Qualification games in both categories Day 4 August 17 Qualification games in both categories Day 5 August 18 Qualification games in both categories Day 6 August 19 Qualification games in both categories Day 7 August 20 Qualification games in both categories Day 8 August 21 Qualification games in both categories Day 9 August 22 Semifinal games in both categories Day 10 August 23 Final games in both categories
Awards & Closing Ceremonies Day 11 August 24 Departure of Teams Delegations
The Technical Meeting will be held at 6:00 pm on August 15, 2019 at the National Aquatic Center, Balmain, Couva All team’s delegates and referees must be present at the Technical Meeting with official team roster and player’s passports.
III. TEAM DELEGATION
The Organizing Committee will guarantee room and board to a maximum of 18 persons for each team delegation in categories, men and women. Each delegation shall consist of 13 players and 5 supporting personnel, out of which one must be a 2019 UANA Water Polo Referee list. Each delegation must comply with the required room and board fees as specified in section VIII of this Summons.
All delegations must make all the necessary arrangements for the arrival in Port of Spain, Trinidad The Organizing Committee shall provide ground
transportation from the Piarco International Airport (POS) in Trinidad to the hotel and returning.
All teams must be properly registered before June 15, 2019 by sending the numerical entry for the categories (men and/or women) in which they will participate and the remaining number of the supporting personnel for the delegation (see Annex “A”). Each team must pay a deposit to UANA in the amount of $1000 (U.S.). THIS DEPOSIT SHOULD BE FORWARDED TO UANA (Mel Goldstein:email@example.com). $300.00 of the deposit will be your Entry Fee and the remaining $700.00 will go towards your accommodation/meals/transportation.
The final submission of the following documents must occur before July 15, 2019 together with a 50% room occupancy deposit. Final payment will be due upon arrival
1. Team rosters with cap numbers and the required information in the
registration form (see Annex “B”) 2. Arrival and departure information (see annex “C”) 3. Rooming list information (see Annex “D”)
All mailings must be sent to the following address:
ORIGINAL TO: Amateur Swimming Association of Trinidad &
ATTENTION: Neil Marcano
Manuel de Jesus –U.A.N.A. TWPC Secretary Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 787-642-5311
Brenda Villa – U.A.N.A. Executive Committee Email: email@example.com
Roberto G. Cabral – Chairman of U.A.N.A. TWPC Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Those countries with final entries which later do not participate in the competition will be fined in the amount of one thousand dollars ($1,000). Each delegation is responsible for securing their required visas from the proper
Government Institutions. VISA letters request must be received no later than Monday June 15, 2019 in order to avoid delays with government.
All U.A.N.A. affiliated Federations, regardless of their participation or not in these Championships, can send one referee to officiate in this tournament. The submitted referees must be included in the 2019 UANA Water Polo Referee list. Participating Federations must send one referee for each registered team (men and/or women). The U.A.N.A. Technical Committee can use them in any of the games and in any gender. The country that registers a team and does not bring a referee shall be fined two thousand five hundred dollars (US $2,500) in accordance with U.A.N.A. regulations.
The competition will take place at:
National Aquatic Center Balmain, Couva
The hotel for the teams will be:
Athletes’ Village at the National Aquatic Centre
The hotel for the referees & delegates will be:
Cara Suites (Tentative)
The Organizing Committee will provide ground transportation required for official delegations from the hotel to the venues from August 14-24, 2019 including airport transfer for arrival and departure.
VII. TECHNICAL EQUIPMENT
An electronic timing system will be utilized. The official playing ball shall comply with all the requirements of FINA regulations.
Teams must bring their own playing caps for the games, in compliance with FINA regulations, and must also provide their own practice balls. The Organizing Committee will provide official game balls.
The official delegations from each visiting country participating in these Championships will pay the Organizing Committee the following amounts in
U.S. dollars per person per day (which includes food, accommodation and transportation to and from official venue).
Team Hotel: Village at the National Aquatic Centre
Septuple (3 queen, 1 sofa bed, 2 baths) US$105 Quintuplet (2 queen 1 sofa bed 1 bath) US$105 Quadruple (2 queen 1 bath) US$108 Triple (1 king 1 sofa bed 1 bath) US$120 Double (1 king 1 bath) US$140 Single (1 king 1 bath) US$220
Referee Hotel: Cara Suites (Tentative)
Referees – Double Occupancy 2 US$150 Referees – Single Occupancy 1 US$240
Teams registering will be invoiced directly by Amateur Swimming Association of Trinidad & Tobago
TEAMS SHOULD NOTE THAT, AFTER JUNE 15, 2019, THE ORGANIZING COMMITTEE CANNOT GUARANTEE THAT ACCOMMODATION/MEALS WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR TEAMS NOT CONFIRMING ENTRY BY THAT DATE.
Information as to the Bank Account to wire (bank transfer) your deposit is as follows:
Name of Bank: First Citizen Bank Limited Bank Address: 44-46 Maraval Road, Port of Spain, Trinidad &
Tobago Name of Account: Amateur Swimming Association of Trinidad &
Tobago Phone number: 1(868)225-4886 Ext 202 Routing/Transit Number: PNBPUS33PHL/ABA026005092 Swift Code: FCTTTTPS Account Number: 35008268370
Each federation is responsible for the related bank charges that will be incurred by the Organizing Committee and must be included when the funds are transferred.
Referees that are not members of any official delegation participating in these Championships must make arrangements with the Organizing Committee. Referees that are members of official delegation will be required to stay separate from their teams. They will be notified as to the location/costs of this accommodation.
Delegations arriving earlier than August 14, 2019, or departing after August 24, 2019, must make their own arrangements with the Organizing Committee.
If possible, there will be referees’ clinics prior and during the Championships. FINA will sponsor the clinic and will nominate the lecturer.
X. COMPETITION FORMAT
For this event, the competition format will be based on the number of participating countries.
For this event, official FINA rules will be applied.
All registered players in the teams arriving in the first three positions of the final standing of the Championships for each category (men and women), will receive medals in gold, silver and bronze colors. Most valuable players and best goalies will be selected by UANA TWPC for each category (men and women)
All awards shall have the proper identification of U.A.N.A.