The report covers the water polo activities in the county for the period 1st October 2017 to 30th September 2018. As the majority of water polo competitions are played at the end of the year the report gives the full results of the 2017 championships. The water polo committee are hopeful that in 2019 we can complete all the championships earlier in the year, and so bring the season to a close within the calendar year.
CHESHIRE CHAMPIONSHIPS 2017
The whole event took place on Sunday 21st January 2018 at Europa Pools, Birkenhead. Teams competing were Birkenhead, City of Chester and Warrington. Results were;
SENIOR MENS CHAMPIONSHIP 2017
Birkenhead 1 vs Warrington 12
City of Chester 2 vs Warrington 5
Birkenhead 3 vs City of Chester 9
The championship trophy and medals were awarded to Warrington, with medals awarded to City of Chester as runners up.
YOUTH U16 CHAMPIONSHIP 2017
City of Chester 2 vs Warrington 10
Birkenhead 0 vs Warrington 9
The Dr David Cooke Memorial Trophy and medals were awarded to Warrington, with medals awarded to City of Chester as runners up.
ACADEMY U14 CHAMPIONSHIP 2017
City of Chester 1 vs Warrington 14
The Alf Harland Memorial Trophy and medals were awarded to Warrington, with medals awarded to City of Chester as runners up.
12 YEARS AND UNDER MINI POLO TOURNAMENT 2017
The event took place on Saturday 21st October 2017 at Orford Park, Warrington. Eight teams took part in two mini leagues and the results were;
Warrington 0 vs Sedgefield 11
Bridgefield 1 vs Chester Romans 4
Tyldesley 3 vs Liverpool 3
Chester Saxons 0 vs Radcliffe 14
Bridgefield 8 vs Liverpool 2
Warrington 1 vs Radcliffe 5
Chester Saxons 1 vs Warrington 10
Bridgefield 5 vs Tyldesley 2
Sedgefield 9 vs Chester Saxons 1
Chester Romans 4 vs Tyldesley 5
Chester Romans 6 vs Liverpool 1
Sedgefield 8 vs Radcliffe 1
The results gave us the Bronze medal match as;
Bridgefield 2 vs Chester Romans 4
The results gave us the Gold medal match as;
Sedgefield 3 vs Radcliffe 1
Final placings were;
1st Sedgefield 2nd Radcliffe 3rd Chester Romans 4th Bridgefield
5th Tyldesley 6th Liverpool 7th Warrington 8th Chester Saxons
The event was once again a great success and was thanks to a large team of parents and young helpers who helped coach teams, table officiate and referee.
The water polo technical committee wishes to record its thanks to the officers and members of the executive committee for their continued support and help with water polo in the county. Thanks are also given to the referees from the county teams for officiating at county and local events.
For and on behalf of the Water Polo Technical Committee
Mr. John Hamilton