NVMWP Summer Tournament

12-14 July 2024

We are excited to announce that this year marks the 20th annual Napa Valley Masters Water Polo Tournament!

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(Pictures from the 2023 tournament)

Team Rosters


The latest tournament schedule is available here.

Note: The schedule may change due to unforeseen circumstances. Please check the schedule before + after each game

The tournament will be held 12-14 July 2024. Each team will play two games on Saturday and two games on Sunday. We shoot to finish play at 5 pm on Saturday and 4 pm on Sunday.

An open co-ed scrimmage is held on Friday afternoon between 4 – 6 pm.

2024 Tournament Schedule

      • Friday, 4 pm – 6 pm: Open Scrimmage
      • Saturday, 8 am – 5 pm: Tournament Games
      • Saturday evening, 6 pm – 10 pm: Gala Dinner and Auction, Live Band, Wine Raffle
      • Sunday, 9 am – 4 pm: More Tournament Games

Game Rules

    • 6 min quarters
    • 2 min break between quarters 1-2 and 3-4
    • 5 min halftime
    • Overtime is 3 min of sudden death, repeat if necessary
    • Each team has 1 TO per regulation and 1 TO in overtime
    • No running clock (even with large score difference)
    • No restrictions on playing time or substitutions
    • Live time substitutions are allowed
    • 2M ‘goal box’ rule is in effect


A water polo competition for women over 25 and men over 40, the NVMWP summer tournament has been held every year since 2004 (with one year off for the pandemic in 2020). The event was founded by Mike Garabaldi, the coach/player who also started our club. This year (2024) marks our 20th tournament.

This is a “Napa Style” tournament meaning attendees register as individuals and not as a team. The tournament organizers then place each registered player on a team based on ability and experience. Our goal is to create balanced teams to enhance competition and to create a great social atmosphere where people get to play with new teammates each year.


The 2024 NVMWP Tournament will be held at the Napa Valley College Pool

Saturday Night Gala

This year’s gala dinner and auction will be held at the Napa Golf Course.

The Gala (included with your registration) includes a catered dinner, wine and beer, and features a silent auction, wine locker raffle, live music and dancing.

Gala Theme

The theme for the Gala this year is The Roaring 20s! Dress up in your finest 1920s Casino Attire to enjoy our charity casino and jazz band.

Gala Location

This year, the Gala will be hosted at the Napa Golf Course. The Gala begins at 6pm


2024 tournament entry fees are $250 per player and $150 per non-player guest (i.e. Gala Dinner only).

Spectator guests are welcome to come and cheer on the players at no charge. There is no admission fee for watching the tournament.


Anyone can sign up for this tournament as long as…

    • You are a current US Water Polo member in good standing
    • You meet the age requirements (over 25 for women, over 40 for men)
    • We receive your registration form + payment before the tournament is sold out.
A few very important notes regarding registration and refunds:
    • Registering without paying does not hold a place for you. Your registration is not considered received until you’ve paid in full.
    • The registration deadline is July 1.
    • If you register and need to cancel, you may cancel before July 1 and receive a full refund. After July 1 we can’t provide refunds.

Click Here to Register Today!