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Curtain comes down on water polo tournament at World Masters Championships

After 106 games, that were played in two pools, the water polo tournament at the FINA World Masters Championships in Gwangju has been completed today.

The last matches in the men’s groups 45+, 60+ and 65+/70+ were played at the Nambu University Grounds today.

In the men’s category 45+, Spandau (Germany) and AMPA ECP (Brazil) shared the points (8:8). A point was enough for the Germans to take the 2nd place, behind Dubrovacki Veterani (Croatia), which secured the gold medal on Saturday.

Santa Barbara S. Surfers (USA) defeated SV Canstatt (Germany) in the final of the 60+ category (6:3). The bronze medal was won by Pampas (Argentina).

Dusseldorfer (Germany) clinched the gold medal in the group 65+/70+. The German team was in a neck-and-neck race with KVP H2Opolo Piestany (Slovakia). Both teams completed the tournament with 16 points each, but Dusseldorfer won the gold thanks to a better goal difference.

Winners in all groups

Men 30+: Politehnica Cluj-Napoca (Romania)
Men 35+/40+: The Olympic Club (USA)
Men 45+: Dubrovacki Veterani (Croatia)
Men 50+: Saint Petersburg Masters (Russia)
Men 55+: Real Canoe NC (Spain)
Men 60+: Santa Barbara S. Surfers (USA)
Men 65+/70+: Dusseldorfer SC 1898 (Germany)
Women: San Diego Shores (USA)

FINA World Masters Water Polo Championships, Day 7

Men 45+
Last match of the Unique Round
Spandau 04 – AMPA ECP 8:8

Final rankings
1 Dubrovacki Veterani (Croatia) 6 – 16
2 Spandau 04 (Germany) 6 – 13
3 YBL-Octopus (Hungary) 6 – 13
4 AMPA ECP (Brazil) 6 – 10
5 V. Veterani Kosice (Slovakia) 6 – 6
6 East Bay Masters (USA) 6 – 3
7 BT Guam (USA) 6 -0

Men 60+ (Classification matches)

Final: S. Barbara S. Surfers – SV Canstatt 6:3.
Bronze medal match: Perth Cockatoos – Pampas 2:3.

Final rankings
1 S. Barbara S. Surfers (USA)
2 SV Cannstatt (Germany)
3 Pampas (Argentina)
4 Perth Cockatoos (Australia)
5 Calgary WPC Masters (Canada)
6 Campo de D. Larraina (Spain)

Men 65+/70+ (Unique Round)

Dusseldorfer SC 1898 – Perth Cockatoos 65+ 8:6
S. Barbara Masters – KVP H2Opolo Piestany 3:4
Perth Cockatoos 70+ – BT Piestany 70+ 8:4

Final rankings
1 Dusseldorfer (Germany)6 – 16 (goal difference +40)
2 KVP H2Opolo Piestany (Slovakia) 6 – 16 (+26)
3 S. Barbara Masters (USA) 6 – 12
4 Perth Cockatoos 65+ (Australia) 6 – 9
5 Perth Cockatoos 70+ (Australia) 6 – 6
6 BT Ancient Mariners (USA) 6 – 3
7 BT Piestany 70+ (USA) 6 – 0

Men 55+

Final rankings
1 Real Canoe NC (Spain) 4 – 10
2 Master Old Fellows (Brazil( 4 – 7
3 Sunday Boys (Hungary) 4 – 0
(The gold medal match Real Canoe – Master Old Fellows wasn’t played, the rankings was determined based on results in group stage)

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