For the third consecutive year, February in Šibenik will be dedicated to the Memorial Tournament “The Sunny Cup” (Sunčana kapica). This competition is set to take place in the indoor pool “Crnica” in Šibenik from February 15 to 18.
Teams in the U12 category (players born in 2011 or later) will compete in the tournament, which was established in honor of Grgo Renje and Renato Vrbičić, club legends of Solaris who were both players and coaches and tragically passed away in 2018.
The top three teams will be awarded the “Sunčana kapica” statues and medals. The best center-forward will receive a “Sunčana Kapica” statue featuring the number 7 to commemorate Renato Vrbičić, while the outstanding goalkeeper will be honored with a statue bearing the number 1, in memory of Grgo Renje. Additionally, the Most Valuable Player of the Tournament will be recognized based on Total Waterpolo Arena statistics.
The tournament is expected to host either 8 or 12 teams, as per the preliminary plans.
VENUE AND SCHEDULE: The memorial tournament “Sunčana Kapica” will be held over four competition days in the indoor city pool Crnica in Šibenik (33 x 25 meters, a capacity of approx. 500 seating places). Group matches will begin on Thursday, February 15, in the afternoon, while the final is scheduled for the early afternoon on Sunday, February 18, 2023.
RULES: The matches will be played according to FINA water polo rules, on a field measuring 25 x 17 meters and with a ball size no. 4 – women. The number of team members is not limited, but there is a maximum of 15 players that can participate in each match. The match duration is 4 x 7 minutes, with a 2-minute break between the quarters.
SYSTEM OF 8 TEAMS: The teams will be split into two groups of four (A and B). After the group stage, the first two best-placed teams from the groups would qualify for the semi-finals, and the remaining teams would play for 5th to 8th place.
SYSTEM OF 12 TEAMS: The teams will be split into four groups of three clubs each (A, B, C, and D).
After the group stage, the first-placed teams would play off the second-placed teams. The winners of those matches would qualify for the semi-finals, while the losers would go on to fight for 5th to 8th place. The third-placed teams would form their own group where, according to the system, they would play each other for 9th to 12th place.
ACCOMMODATION PRICES AND FEES:
Hotel Imperial Park in Vodice will provide the accommodation:
– The price of one night per person in a double room – €70
– Price of one night per person in a single room – €80
If you want to bring your team feel free to request additional information on firstname.lastname@example.org.