Preliminary. Details subject to change.
Eligible: All members and guests with at least some experience. PLEASE PLAY! More players equal more fun. No first-time players.
Cost: Free to members; $20 to all others; ACA insurance policy applies (see below).
Registration: Each player must register on Meetup by 11:59pm Thursday 1/18. This will help the committee set up teams in advance.
4PM Set-up, check-in, and team formation.
5pm Games begin. Anyone not present may be disqualified, as it is very difficult to juggle team makeup and keep them balanced. PLEASE do not be late.
Team Formation The Tournament Director and Tournament Committee will make up teams, probably each captained by an A or B player, and aim for roughly equal strength teams with each team having a variety of skills. We’ll play five-person teams if 20 or more people register; 4-person teams if fewer.
Maximum 1 goal per half per player Unless all players on team have scored in half
Goalie Limit A-team quality goalies cannot be primary goalies (may defend against fast breaks only). Tournament director to categorize.
Goal Multiplier – for all rounds Each player suggests their own category – but Tournament Director has final determination.
A & B team levels: each goals = 1 point
C Team level: each goal = 2 points
Tackling Each player may announce if they wish to be capsized. Players who do not wish to be capsized may not capsize others.
3 points for win; 1 point draw; 0 points loss
Playoff seeding: Points; Goal differential (max. 4/game); goals
PLAYOFFS – Handicapping
4 plays 1; 2 plays 3
Consolation and championship games playoff handicaps: Teams get ranking differential (4th minus 1st means 4th place team starts with 2 points; 3rd place team starts with 1 point against 2)
Tournament Director is sole arbiter of rules, and may interpret or make up additional rules, for fun or fairness, as she sees fit.
Prizes for Round-Robin & Playoff Champions
Insurance Policy: ACA Membership ($30/year) or a one-time event fee ($5) for insurance is required and due separately from club and facility fees for all participants (including free trial participants). Newcomers can pay the $5 fee upon arrival (or apply as new ACA members in advance). Regulars: please confirm that your ACA membership is up to date. For the ACA membership discount ($10), select “New York Kayak Polo” as your Paddle America Club.
ACA Waivers: every calendar year, all participants must sign a new ACA waiver (paper or online). See Insurance – Paddle Clubs of America section of ACA site, http://www.nykayakpolo.org/the-game/
What to bring: swimsuit, rash guard, towel/shower stuff.