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BIWPA Tournaments 2020

There will be new editions of Beach Polo, Turbo Cup and Masters Cup next year

BIWPA will organize three major tournaments in 2020. Beach Water Polo Costa Brava (fourth edition), Barcelona International Turbo Cup (5th edition) and a completely renewed Barcelona Masters Cup (third edition), with new dates and location.

The three events will be held between the last week of August and the first two weeks of September, in all cases dates close to the beginning of the preseason for water polo teams in Spain.

Beach Polo | Sun, water polo and party

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The first will be the Beach Water Polo Costa Brava. The reference beach water polo tournament will take place for the fourth consecutive year in Palamós (Girona), in the famous Catalan Costa Brava, from August 28th to 30th, for men, women and coed teams over 16. 

This fourth edition comes with several new features. BIWPA has incorporated a registration option without accommodation, for those teams that have residence near by. In addition, the two hotel options have dropped in price, with the aim of achieving a more massive event and welcoming more than the 20 teams that came last August.

The All-Star game will take place on Saturday, while the two dinners with party will also happen on the first two nights (Friday and Saturday).

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Turbo Cup | A high-level preseason tournament

The week after Beach Polo will be the Turbo Cup’s turn, which will celebrate its fifth anniversary. Since it was born, it was presented as an ideal tournament for the preseason, aimed at 18U men’s teams and senior women’s teams. The truth is that the event has maintained its essence all these years: presence of international and national teams, the participation of some high-level teams and the guarantee of a minimum of 7-8 matches (real time) for all teams.

The Turbo Cup will take place once again in the Montjuic Municipal pool, undoubtedly one of the event’s main attractions. The Olympic facility will host the competition from September 3rd to 6th.

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Masters Cup | The best masters water polo is back

After the great success of the first edition of the Barcelona Masters Cup last June at CN Barcelona, ​​with 21 teams from 9 countries, the event has new dates and venue. The new location will be the Montjuic Municipal pool, which will host the tournament from September 11th to 13th with three different age groups: +30, +40 and +50 men, women or coed. 

For this second edition, the organization will set up two playing fields in the 33-meter pool, while there will be a village area with music, chill-out zone and bar service around the diving pool.

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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.

Unveiling 3rd Beach Water Polo Costa Brava

Family picture at the presentation of the 3rd Beach Water Polo Costa Brava

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.

3rd Beach Water Polo Costa Brava