SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- Information for the 2011 Pan America Games was released today for the championships on August 3-14 in Puerto Rico.
UNION AMERICANA DE NATACIÕN
XVI U.A.N.A. PAN AMERICAN JUNIOR MENS WATER POLO (17U) CHAMPIONSHIP
X U.A.N.A. PAN AMERICAN JUNIOR WOMENS WATER POLO (17U) CHAMPIONSHIP
I. PARTICIPATING TEAMS
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 1994 or later. The qualifying teams for Junior Pan American Championship will be: the first three teams on the standing from the previous Championships; the host team; one team from each zone; and teams selected by a rotation between Zone II and Zone I (in that order) until the maximum of 12 teams is achieved. Teams from Canada, United States, and Brasil in women, and Canada, United States and Brasil in men have already qualified due to their standing in the last Junior Pan American Championships held in Florida, United States of America.
The teams qualifying for these Championships are as follows;
a. ZONE I - CONSANAT
Men: Brasil and four teams to be nominated by CONSANAT
Women: Brasil and four teams to be nominated by CONSANAT
b. ZONE II - CCCAN
Men: Puerto Rico and four teams to be nominated by CCCAN
Women: Puerto Rico and four teams to be nominated by CCCAN
c. ZONE III - UNITED STATES
Men: UNITED STATES
Women: UNITED STATES
d. ZONE IV-CANADA
These Championships are classification tournaments for the Junior World Championships to be held in 2012 for both men and women. Number of teams qualifying for the Junior World Championships will be determined by FINA rules: the current number is four or five (4 or 5) men and four (4) women, but of course, this is subject to change by FINA.
II. COMPETITION PROGRAM
The schedule of activities for these Championships from August 4 -August 13, 2011 is the following:
Thursday, August 4 Arrival of Teams Delegations
Friday, August 5 Scheduled team practices
- 2:00 pm U.A.N.A. TWPC Meeting
- 6:00 pm Technical Congress
- 8:00 pm Referees Clinic
Saturday August 6 Qualification games in both categories
Sunday, August 7 Qualification games in both categories
Monday, August 8 Qualification games in both categories
Tuesday, August 9 Qualification games in both categories
Wednesday, August 10 Qualification games in both categories
Thursday, August 11 Semifinal games in both categories
Friday, August 12 Final games in both categories
Awards & Closing Ceremonies
Saturday, August 13 Departures of Team Delegations
The final competition schedule for both categories, men and women, shall be determined by the number of participating teams and will be prepared at the Technical Congress to be held at 6:00 pm on August 5, 2011 on the facilities designated by the Organizing Committee. All team’s delegates and referees must be present at the Technical Congress.
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 referee.
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 San Juan, Puerto Rico. The Organizing Committee shall provide ground transportation from the Luis Muñoz Martin International Airport (SIU) to the hotel and returning.
All teams must be properly registered before May 15, 2011, 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”).
The final submission of the following documents must occur before July 1, 2011:
(b) Arrival and departure information (see annex “C”)
(c) Individual information with two photographs of each delegation member (see Annex “D”).
(d) Team photograph for the program.
All mailings must be sent to the following address:
SWIMMING FEDERATION OF
Jorge Torres – Director Water Polo Technical Committee
Eldon Godfrey - President of
William J. Shaw – U.A.N.A.
Those countries with final entries which later do not participate in the competition will be fined in the amount of $1,000 US dollars. Each delegation is responsible for securing their required visas from the proper Government Institutions.
San Juan Natatorium, San Juan Central Park, San
Juan, Puerto Rico
The hotel for the teams are:
- The Doubletree by Hilton Hotel
- Radisson Ambassador Plaza Hotel San Juan
The hotel for the referees & delegates will be:
- Sheraton Old San Juan
The Organizing Committee will provide ground transportation required for official delegations from the hotel to the venues from August 5 through August 13, 2011.
VII. TECHNICAL EQUIPMENT
An electronic timing system will be utilized. The official playing ball shall comply with all the requirements of FINA regulations. All participating teams will be informed about the adopted system after the Organizing Committee receives the numerical entries.
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 an amount of $100.00 U.S. dollars per person per day. Payment shall be made in United States dollars.
Information as to the Bank Account to wire(bank transfer) your deposit is as follows:
Name of Bank: Banco Popular de Puerto Rico
Name of Account: Federacion Puertorriqueña de Natación Polo
Routing/Transit Number: 021502011
Swift Code: BPPRPRSX
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 4, 2011, or departing after August 13, 2011, 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 these Junior Pan American Championships one of the following formats will be used depending on the number of participating teams.
(a) 9 to 12 teams:
Two groups will be established (A and B). The teams will be seeded according to the standing of the last Pan American Junior Championship. Each group will play a single qualification round robin to establish a standing. In the final round one semifinal game will be played between first place from group A and group B with the second place in group B and group A respectively. The winners will play for the gold medal and losers for the bronze medal.
(b) 5 to 8 teams
A single qualification round robin will be played among all the teams. In the final round, there will be semifinals games between teams in the first and fourth position and between teams in the second and third positions of the standing. The winners will play for the gold and silver; the losers will play for the bronze. The remaining final standings for position 5th to 8th will be decided in the same manner.
A double round robin will be played among all teams.
There will be trophies for the teams in first three positions of the final standing of the Championships in each category; men and women.
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.