Rules for Asian Water Polo Cup & Qualification Tournament (M & W) for the FINA Water Polo World Cup

1. TITLE

Asian Water Polo Cup 2010

2. AUSPICES

The Water Polo Cup will be held under the auspices of the Asia Swimming Federation (AASF).

3. DATES

The Cup will be held 6 - 10 March 2010 in Chengdu, CHINA.

Arrival: 4-5 March

Managers and Referees Meeting: 5 March (afternoon)

Competitions: 6- 10 March

Departure: 11 March

* IF 4 TEAMS OR LESS PARTICIPATE THE COMPETIIONS WILL BE HELD FROM 6-8 MARCH AND DEPARTURE DATE WILL BE ON 9TH MARCH 2010.

4. ELIGIBILITY

1. All countries can nominate one Men and one Women team for participation.

2. Only the athlete with citizenship of the countries.

*One Men team will be qualified for the FINA Men World Cup to be held in Romania, Oradea (27July-1August2010) and One Women team will be qualified to attend in the FINA Women World Cup in New Zealand, Wellington (17-22 August 2010).

5. NUMBER OF COMPETITORS / OFFICIALS

13 players, 2coaches, 1 Referee, 1 Physician, 2 Officials

(Total 19 persons).

6- ENTRIES

All documents must be certified by President / Secretary General of National Swimming Federation.

Entries not supported by the documents will be automatically rejected.

7- DRAWS

The Draws shall be held at the respective Managers Meeting.

8- ENTRY FEES

No fee will be charged

9- PRIZES

Gold, Silver and Bronze medals will be awarded to the respective winner teams.

Certificates will be presented to the first six finalists.

Certificates of Participation will be presented to all participants.

AASF logo should also appear on the top of the Certificate.

10- COSTING FOR ACCOMMODATION AND TRANSPORTATION

1. All Teams must accommodate in Hotels which had been appointed by Host country and bear their own cost of board and lodgings and transportations (overseas).

All Teams must pay their accommodation fees regarding the fee announced by host country and approved by AASF.

2. The host country will provide local transportation for all teams.

11. OPENING CEREMONY

Opening Ceremony will be held on the first day of the Championships.

12- TECHNICAL & MANAGERS AND REFEREES MEETINGS

The meeting will be held on the day before the Championships.

Technical Officials & Managers Meeting will be conducted at 18:00p.m. & the Referees Meeting at 19:00 p.m.

13- FAREWELL PARTY

The Farewell Dinner party will be held on the final day.

The following members of the team will be invited:

All officials under categories A and B.

Team officials

Team athletes

Notices:

1- Competition:

In the case of 6 teams participating, the competition will be played on a round robin basis in one group.

If 7 up to 12 teams participating, the competition will be divided into

2 groups and they will compete on round robin basis in each group.

By presences of 13 or more teams, the competition will be divided into 4 groups and they will compete on a round robin basis in each group whose schedule will be drawn up at the Managers Meeting.

Days of competitions:

a. If 4 teams or less participate, the competitions will be held in 3 days. (Plus 1 day for arrival and 1 day for departure).

b. In case of 6 teams or less participation the competitions will be held in 4 days. (Plus 1 day for arrival and 1 day for departure)

c. By presences of 7 or 8 teams , the competition will be held in 6 days. (Plus 1 day for arrival and 1 day for departure)

d. However if there are 9 teams or more, the competitions will be held for 8 days. (Plus 1 day for arrival and 1 day for departure)

2- Rules:

FINA and AASF Regulations.

2.1- Any Team withdraws 1 week after the closing date for entries shall pay a penalty fee of U.S. $ 200 to AASF.

2.2-1. Any Team withdraws after drawing ceremony and competition schedule shall pay 2000 U.S. $ and face a suspension of 3-6 months.

Note: All countries shall bring two national standard flags:

one No. 1 flag (size: 280 cm x 192 cm) and one No. 4 flag (size: 144 cm x 96 cm).

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