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State Water Polo Championships

15/03/2016
A fantastic tournament hosted by the Darling Downs region in the beautiful garden city of Toowoomba, thank you DD! The eight participating regions arrived Wednesday March 9th in preparation for the 4 days of competition.
 
The boys endured the outdoor Milne Bay pool and some windy weather, whilst the girls competition went ahead at Fairholme College’s indoor facility.
 
Day 1’s twelve minute grading games saw plenty of quality play and intensity at both venues, resulting in the division of teams into two pools, the Title and Plate, for the remainder of the champs.
 
In the Title Division the three Metropolitan teams and Sunny Coast took the lead, whilst Darling Downs, Capricornia, Northern and South Coast finished in the Plate Division, across both the boys and girls competitions.
 
Within each division over the following two days all teams played one another once again. These longer games (4 x 7minutes) allowed for plenty of kick-outs, high scores and some exceptional strategic play.
 
Semi-finals began Saturday afternoon with the finals requiring an early start on the Sunday. The improvement in quality and teamwork was evident as the competition progressed and all players should be commended on their performance.
 
The grand finals showcased some outstanding play across all divisions, with the girls Title Final finishing in a very exciting and stressful penalty shoot-out! Well done to all winning teams (results table below) and to all players selected into the state teams- an excellent achievement.
 
Finally, all players, team officials, referees and organisers should be congratulated for their contribution to such a successful state championship. Thank you.
 
Girls Title
Boys Title
Girls Plate
Boys Plate
1st – Sunshine Coast
1st – Met East
1st – South Coast
1st- South Coast
2nd – Met North
2nd- Sunshine Coast
2nd- Capricornia
2nd – Northern
3rd – Met East
3rd – Met West
3rd – Darling Downs
3rd – Darling Downs
4th – Met West
4th Met North
4th – Northern
4th – Capricornia