Each summer in Trinity term we hold an inter-college cuppers water polo tournament, which is an opportunity for anyone at Oxford who wants to give water polo a try without signing up for the Blues squad at the start of the year. The inaugaral tournament was held in 2004, following the completion of the Rosenblatt pool, and has been a popular occasion every year since, with increased participation each year.
The tournament format is an initial group stage followed by semi-finals and a final. The group stage usually sees four groups of three, four or five colleges playing a round-robin tournament, with the group winners progressing to the semi-finals. It is a mixed tournament, with each team required to field at least three girls in the water at any time. Each team is also allowed only two Blues players in the pool at any time.
If you are interested in taking part in water polo cuppers, but are unsure if your college has a team, please contact one of the committee who will be happy to point you in the right direction, or will suggest you organise your own team. If your college is not entering a team it may be possible to find you a surrogate college for the tournament. We do allow joint teams, but confirm this with the committee before entering, as we try to avoid joining teams where possible.
|2007||Balliol||Pembroke & Hertford|
|2006||St. Anthony's & New||St. Peter's & St. John's|