The 17th annual Napa Valley Masters Water Polo Tournament will be held Friday – Sunday, July 9 – 11th, 2021 at Napa Valley College.
Open to women 25 and over and men 40 and over the tournament will be limited to 5 men’s and 5 women’s teams. In true “Napa Style” each entrant will be placed on a team based on abilities and experience. This allows us to create a balance between teams and to enhance the social aspect of the event. Our goal is for you to meet new people, make new friends and have a great time playing the game we love.
Each team of 10 players will play two games on both Saturday and Sunday. We try to finish tournament play between 3-4 pm each day. Informal co-ed scrimmages are scheduled for Friday afternoon between 4 and 6 pm.
Our Gala dinner event will be held at COPIA this year. The catered dinner will include a fabulous buffet and a No Host bar. There is a limit of 150 guests for the dinner.
The tournament is an open format (or “Napa Style”) meaning anyone can sign up (as an individual) as long as…
- You are a current US Water Polo member in good standing
- If you are a male, you are over 40 years old
- If you are a female, you are over 25 years old
- You send in your registration form and payment before we sell out
A few days prior to the tournament we assign each player to a team, doing our best to make evenly matched teams for maximum fun. On most years we will have 4-5 women’s teams and 6 men’s teams.
Interested? Here is the entry form for the tournament. Fill it out and send it back to us (email is best, for snail mail the address is in the PDF). But don’t wait too long, this event fills up every year.
The tournament schedule is, roughly speaking, like this:
- Friday: open scrimmage from 4-6
- Saturday: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. games, alternating between men’s and women’s games
- Saturday evening: Dinner and Dancing (included with your registration)
- Sunday: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. more games
This tournament is a perennial blast and we highly recommend it to you if you like playing water polo in the sun with fun, supportive teammates. Also, the competition is always good and exhausting. The dinner and dancing are just plain great.
2019 tournament entry fees are $165 per player (includes catered dinner) and $95 per guest/non-player (i.e. dinner only).