Final costs for the tournament are set at $1000 per team, up to 12 players per team.
Costs for our clinic with Liam Watson will run $50 per player. More details to come regarding the clinic.
Final times and the hotel reservation block will be out shortly.
See you all soon!
The 2015 CMCs will feature two underwater hockey divisions: Regional Elite and Open Division. The three day Regional Elite Division will be held over February 6,7, and 8th.
Our Open division will run only on February 7th and 8th, and is open to the first 10 teams to register.
Regional Elite Division Details
For the second year, CanAm will use CMCs to help foster the growth of a regional championship system within the United States. This division’s play will span the full three day event.
Four teams will represent their regions. As the Regional Championships mature, each region will feature a yearly tryout open to both men and women. There may be a tryout for your region.
If you are interested, please contact your local Regional Representative:
Northwest: WA, OR, CA (north of 36th N. Latitude)
Matt Blair firstname.lastname@example.org
Northeast: MN, WI, IL MI, OH, PA and all of New England N. of PA
Chris Tommaso email@example.com
Southeast: MO, VA DC, NC, SC, GA, FL
Andrew Creedon firstname.lastname@example.org
Southwest: CA (south of 36th degree N. Latitude), AZ, CO, TX
Phil Hickey email@example.com
Currently, the Regional Elite Division is only open to these four teams. International teams may be admitted. Interested in entering your team in this division? Send your request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Open Division Details
This year, our Open Division will run on Saturday and Sunday only, February 7th and 8th.
Openings are limited to the first 10 teams to register.
We are pleased to announce the Date for the 2015 CMC’s tournament on February 6th-8th, 2015. This will include Underwater Hockey & Underwater Rugby!
The B Division will only be Saturday & Sunday games.
~Steven & Rachel
CAMPEONATO CANAM DEL MEDIO OESTE 2014 – RUGBY SUCACUATICO
Por Rolexi Pinzon
La edicion 2014 del Campeonato CanAm del Medio Oeste en los Estados unidos llevada a cabo el pasado 24 a 26 de Enero en la ciudad de Brown Deer, Wisconsin fue un total exito.
Por Primera vez el Campeonato CanAm de Hockey Subacuatico, tuvo como nueva disciplina el Rugby Subacuatico como nuevo deporte competitivo en esta edicion y ojala tambien en las proximas ediciones.
El torneo se desarrollo en la piscina de calvados del Centro Acuatico Walter Schroeder. Aparte del largo del area de juego (22m) un tanto por encima del maximo official, el area de juego estuvo perfecta para la practica del Rugby Subacuatico, con 5m de profundidad y las porterias ubicadas junto a las paredes.
El torneo de Rugby tuvo como participantes clubes y equipos mixtos de los Estados Unidos, como el club “New Jersey Hammerheads” de New Jersey, el equipo mixto “Orphans” con jugadores de Florida, Texas, DC y varios jugadores que viajaron desde Colombia. El equipo mixto “Team X” con jugadores de California, Wisconsin, Michigan, Massachusetts y Ontario.
La participacion internacional en este torneo estuvo a cargo del Club Orcas de Medellin Colombia, participando en esta primera edicion con 3 equipos; Orcas A y Orcas B con jugadores en su gran mayoria junior y Orcas C con jugadores experimentados .
El torneo se diseño en una sola division con dos rondas todos contra todos para los tres dias de competencia viernes, sabado y domingo, y juegos finales basado en la puntuacion de las dos rondas, para el domingo en la tarde.
El Equipo junior Orcas B a pesar de no ganar ningun partido, mejoro todos sus resultados en la segunda ronda de partidos. El equipo mixto Team X que conto con jugadores nuevos y experimentados finalize en 5ta posicion venciendo a Orcas B en el juego final.
El equipo mixto Orphans finalizoen el 4to. lugar tras perder con los New Jersey Hammerheads que ganaron el partido final por el tercer puesto. Durante los juegos de todos contra todos estosdos equipos empataron en el primer encuentro 1-1 y orphans vencio en el segindo 3-1. El juego final fue muy emocionante y New Jersey vencio a los Orphans 3-2.
El partido por el primer puesto se dispute entre los equipos Orcas A y Orcas C de Colombia. Orcas C vencio al equipo A y gano el titulo en un partido muy cerrado por 1-0.
Todos los equipos extuvieron muy contentos con la organizacion del torneo, la piscina y el sitio de competencia. Todos los equipos disputaron una gran cantidad de partidos (11 juegos durante los 3 dias de competencia) y la comunidad del Rugby Subacuatico en los Estados unidos y Canada esperan participar en futures ediciones del Torneo CanAm deRugby Subacuatico.
1st Puesto – Orcas C (Medellin, Colombia)
2nd Puesto – Orcas A (Medellin, Colombia)
3rd Puesto – New Jersey Hammerheads (NJ)
4th Puesto – The Orphans (FL, TX, DC)
5th Puesto – Team X (CA, WI, MI, MA, QB)
6th Puesto – Orcas B (Medellin, Colombia)
1ST Puesto – Orcas C – 7 goles en contra
2nd Puesto – Orcas A – 11 goles en contra
3rd Puesto – New Jersey – 12 goles en contra
1ST Puesto – New Jersey – 42 goles
2nd Puesto – Orcas C – 40 goles
3rd Puesto – Orphans – 36 goles
1ST Puesto – Daniel Lopez – New Jersey – 19 goles
2nd Puesto – Julian Muriel – Orphans – 14 goles
3rd Puesto – Juan Tejada – Orcas C – 10 goles
Ramiro Barona – Orphans – 10 goles
2014 CANAM MIDWESTERN CHAMPIONSHIPS – UNDERWATER RUGBY by Rolexi Pinzon
The 2014 edition of the CanAm Midwestern Championship was an excellent success. For the first time CMC’s featured Underwater Rugby as a new and exciting sport on this edition and hopefully in the years ahead.
Played on the diving pool from the Walter Schroeder Aquatic Center, despite the length of the playing area, the pool was an excellent venue for the sport with 16 feet deep and goals at the bottom against the wall.
The Underwater Rugby competition featured both club and mixed teams from the US including the New Jersey Hammerheads, The Orphans (mixed team from Florida, DC, and TX), Team X (mixed team from CA, WI, MI) and international participation from Team Orcas from Medellin Colombia, participating with 3 teams (Orcas A, Orcas B with junior players and Orcas C with mostly experienced players)
The tournament for the six participating teams was design on one division with two Round Robins for Friday,Saturday and Sunday, and final games played on Sunday afternoon based on the positions from the Round Robin final chart.
Orcas B team, a mostly junior player team from Colombia, improved their performance after the first round robin, finishing the second round robin games with better scores in all the games. Team X the mixed team with both new and experienced players from California, Wisconsin and Michigan ended up on 5th position. The Orphans Team with players from Florida, Texas and a few players from Colombian clubs got fourth place.
The New Jersey Hammerheads got third place against The Orphans team. During the two round robin games, they tied 1-1 and lost on the second game 1-3 against the Orphans team. But on the final game New Jersey won 3-2 in very exciting game, taking the bronze.
The final game was played between Orcas A and Orcas C teams from Colombia. Orcas C defeated Orcas A in a very close and exciting final game by 1-0.
All the teams were really happy with the organization, the pool and the venue. Each team got a great number of games (11 games during the 3 days of tournament). And the underwater Rugby Community in the US and Canada is looking forward to participate in future CanAm Tournaments.
The final rankings below:
FINAL TOURNAMENT POSITIONS
1st Place – Orcas C (Medellin, Colombia)
2nd Place – Orcas A (Medellin, Colombia)
3rd Place – New Jersey Hammerheads (NJ)
4th Place – The Orphans (FL, TX, DC)
5th Place – Team X (CA, WI, MI, MA, QB)
6th Place – Orcas B (Medellin, Colombia)
1ST Place – Orcas C – 7 goals against
2nd Place – Orcas A – 11 goals against
3rd Place – New Jersey – 12 goals against
TOP SCORER TEAM:
1ST Place – New Jersey – 42 goals
2nd Place – Orcas C – 40 goals
3rd Place – Orphans – 36 goals
TOP SCORER PLAYER:
1ST Place – Daniel Lopez – New Jersey – 19 goals
2nd Place – Julian Muriel – Orphans – 14 goals
3rd Place – Juan Tejada – Orcas C – 10 goals
Ramiro Barona – Orphans – 10 goals
Hi Everyone, just a quick update on the 2014 CanAm Midwestern Championships Final Standings. We will have an official wrap up later in the week.
1. Orcas C
2. Orcas A
3. NJ Hammerheads
4. The Orphans
5. Team X
6. Orcas B
1. Boondock Saints
3. Abusement Park
4. CAMO Elite & Friends
6. Club Cincy
7. 95 Banditos
1. No Where’s
2. CAMO Kick-Ass
3. From Russia with Love
5. Chicks with Sticks
Please read through the notes completely and carefully. Captains, you are responsible for making sure your team knows these rules
– Chief Ref is Veronique Seguin
-We will be using CMAS rules version 10.00 (available here: http://usauwh.com/info/
-The following additions/modifications to the CMAS rules will be used:
All USA players must pay USOA dues and sign waiver (excluding foreign players), and everyone must sign CanAm Waiver and Media release forms. No team will be allowed to play a match until every member of their roster is in compliance. Please go here to sign the 2 CanAm documents:
-Appropriate color hat must be worn during play. Ear-guards and straps excluded from color requirements provided they do not create confusion about hat color
-Wrestling headgear does not count as a hat – an appropriate color hat must be worn together with a wrestling headgear
-BLUE and BLACK are acceptable hat/stick colors when playing black/dark
-White and Yellow are acceptable hat/stick colors when playing white/light
-Ear and mouth guards must be worn. Players will not be allowed to play without them, or will be asked to leave the pool until they have found appropriate protection.
-No body writing of any kind (except C, VC as appropriate)
-Observe venue rules regarding food, drink, glass containers on deck, etc. Everyone please, team gear in the bleachers in the 2nd level, no gear on the pool deck or lower bleachers.
-Team rosters must be submitted before first game you play. No modifications allowed after that point
-Players arriving late to a game must notify officials at officials table
-“C” and “VC” clearly marked on both shoulders of captain and vice-captain, respectively
-In-water coaches must not wear head gear and be in the center portion between the sub boxes.
-‘Minnesota Rule’ and ‘Dilly-Dally Rule’ apply for reffing. Sign up refs (2 per team) before your game starts (Put your team’s names on the line of the game you PLAY, not the game you ref)
-Glove-color rules will NOT be enforced, but unsportsmanlike conduct infringements may be called if glove color is being used to intentionally mislead/confuse other players or officials
-Only active team captain (vice-captain in captain’s absence) may speak to officials during a match
-‘Colorful metaphors’ and other inappropriate language/gestures will not be tolerated, keep it clean peeps.
– In the court set up to film (large court), the black team is responsible for providing an extra person to film in the next game.
-Black starts on the guard shack side of the pool, white walks.
-Warm up: There will be warm up lanes in between the bulk head and the underwater rugby court on the dive well end. There will be periods of time when this is not available.
– We will be using an automated timing system. Change-over time between games is maintained by the computer, and games WILL start on schedule. Teams and refs are responsible for being ready when the games start (refs not ready will incur dilly-dally rule penalties). The game clock doesn’t stop. The game clock will not stop for penalty shots.
7:45-8:00am Warm up
8am-3pm Tournament Play
6-10pm at Tournament Hotel – Level 1 Refs Course
7-9pm – Introduction to Rugby at Tournament Hotel.
9:45am-10am Warm Up
10am-6pm Tournament Play
7pm-till? All you can eat pasta buffet
7:45-8am Warm Up
8-3pm Championship Play
3pm – Court tear down, please all hands on deck to help move barriers out of the pool and move the courts around.
3:30pm Pool Side Team Awards for Underwater Hockey & Rugby
7pm -Till? Banquet/Party/Dancing
PLEASE at all times be considerate to other facility users and facility staff. Our tournament depends on it!
There will be an introduction to Underwater Rugby course at the Tournament Hotel from 7-9pm on Friday night. We would encourage as many people to attend and see what this cool sport is about!!!
We will also have a time slot on Saturday and one on Sunday to do a beginners game/clinic for anyone who is interested in Underwater Rugby. Please sign up at the gear table during Friday.
There will be a full Level 1 Referee Course being taught on Friday Night at the Tournament Hotel from 6-10pm. It will be held in one of the smaller banquet rooms close to the entrance way.
This course will be taught by Carol, Vero, Nicole & Katy.
There is NO cost for this. Please sign up at the pool on Friday, at the Gear Table.