The Platja Gran in Palamós hosts, from August 30 to September 1, a new edition of the international beach water polo tournament.
An All-Star game will take place on Saturday evening with the best player of each team and the Spanish international Felipe Perrone.
About twenty teams from seven different countries will participate in the event: Spain, France, Holland, Belgium, Hungary, Iran and Italy.
Palamós is ready for a new edition of the Beach Water Polo Costa Brava, the beach water polo tournament organized by the Barcelona International Water Polo Academy (BIWPA) with the support of the City Council of Palamós.
The event will take place from August 30 to September 1 on the Catalan Costa Brava and will host a total of 20 teams from 7 European countries. The ‘Beach Polo’ will welcome several combined Catalan teams such as the Club Natació Barcelona, the Club Natació Catalunya or the UE Horta, teams from the rest of Spain as CD Fortuna or Urbat IKE from the Basque Country and a total of 11 foreign teams, with the significant presence of 5 french teams.
The event has already become a classic to close the summer season in Palamós.
Felipe Perrone, a very special guest
As every year, on the second day of competition, on Saturday 31 at 19h, will take place the All-Star game, featuring one player from each team and Felipe Perrone, one of the best players on the planet and silver medalist in the last World Championships.
This year the event is held just after the beach water polo has been become an official discipline in the Gwangju Swimming World Championships this past summer.
A more dynamic water polo
The beach water polo is a variant of the water polo that offers a more dynamic spectacle in a smaller field and fewer players (5 instead of 7). It is an ideal format to promote the sport in smaller fields of play and focusing on fun with pre- and after-match entertainment.
As it happened in the previous edition, there will be two inflatable fields of play, the competition area right in front and a village area with music and bar service for the general public. All teams will enjoy dinner and party right after the competition finishes both on Friday and Saturday.