The HRM WATER POLO LEAGUE (HWPL)
This format and the budget are based upon four teams participating. In the event of a different number of teams, both the schedule and the budget will need to be revisited.
Each block of regular league time is 2.5 hours, to allow a 15 minute warm-up for each team, and one hour of game time.
Games will be 4 periods of 5 minutes stop-time, with a one minute break between quarters and a two minute break at the half.
The relationship between the regular season games and the Final Tournament Round will be as follows:
- Points to determine standings for Regular season games are 2 pts for a win and 1 pt for a tie.
- Ties will stand in regular league play.
- For the Final Tournament, Teams will be allocated points based on their regular season’s standings, which will apply to the final tournament.
First = 3 pts
Second = 2 pts
Third = 1 pt
Fourth = 0 pts
In the League Finals, each win is worth 1 pt. There will be no tie results. All games will have winners determined by sudden death overtime (2 x 3 minute periods) and penalty shots if necessary.