50th Annual Hawaiian Invitational Water Polo Tournament
July 31-August 5, 2018
Since its inception in 1968, the Hawaiian Invitational Water Polo Tournament has grown to become one of the largest and most prestigious water polo tournaments in the world. The Hawaiian Invitational also enjoys its standing as the oldest annual international water polo tournament in the world, annually attracting as many as 115 teams from around the world. In the past few years, teams from the Netherlands, New Zealand, Italy, England, Australia, Brazil and Canada have participated in the Hawaiian Invitational.
Tournament participation is open to a wide range of age-group teams: 14 and under, 16 and under, and 18 and under with separate divisions for boys and girls, as well as open divisions for men and women.
Tournament games are held in Olympic-sized, 50-meter pools. The University of Hawaiʻi, Punahou School, `Iolani School and Kamehameha School pools, all located within a twenty-minute drive of Waikiki, serve as frequent tournament sites.
Teams should expect to play one game per day during the first five days of the tournament. ALL TEAMS MUST PLAY TUESDAY TO ELIMINATION. Those teams that advance in their division will play in a championship match on the last day of the competition, Saturday for 14 and under divisions and Sunday for all other divisions.
The tournament provides practice balls at all venues so that teams are not burdened with having to travel with team balls.
Ample time is available during the tournament for your team to experience the beauty and excitement of Oʻahu. From the majestic and secluded beaches of the North Shore, to the tropical rain forests of the Windward Side, to the non-stop action of Waikiki and Downtown Honolulu, there is something for everyone on the island of Oʻahu.
TOURNAMENT ENTRY & PAYMENT:
Enter and pay online quickly and easily. The Tournament Committee has begun accepting entries for the 2018 tournament, and will continue to be accepted until July 1, 2018, or until the tournament has reached its capacity, whichever comes first.
TOURNAMENT ENTRY FEE: $1, 940.00 PER TEAM
EARLY ENTRY FEE IS $1,740 EFFECTIVE THROUGH APRIL 30, 2018.
Each entering team receives:
After entry, each team will be provided with:
Just prior to the tournament, teams must provide:
Approximately one week prior to the start of competition, the Tournament Welcome Packet will be available for download. It will contain maps to all venues, Playing Rules and Schedule.
TEAM ROSTERS & WAIVERS:
Once entered into the tournament, and no later than July 10, 2018, all teams must submit their team rosters. International teams must also complete a waiver form. Roster entry and waivers are accomplished via the following links:
TOURNAMENT QUICK LINKS:
(Subject to change)
14 & U Girls (TBD)
14 & U Boys (TBD)
16 & U Girls
16 & U Boys
18 & U Girls
18 & U Boys
2018 Travel Planning:
Mark your calendars!
FUTURE TOURNAMENT DATES
for the Annual Hawaiian Invitational Water Polo Tournament:
51st Annual - July 30 - August 4, 2019
(Coaches Meeting & Reception July 29)
52nd Annual - August 4 - August 9, 2020
(Coaches Meeting & Reception August 3)
Travel International Sports (TIS) is the official sponsor for the tournament. Leveraging off of their wholesale purchasing power, superior group travel planning expertise and exceptional travel industry relationships, they offer U.S. mainland and international tournament participants the most competitive travel packages available. Click HERE to go to their website now.