Pool play

sportswaterpoloWater polo enthusiasts should have their appetites both whetted and wetted this weekend.

That’s because the Barbados Water Polo Club will be staging the Darren Eastmond Memorial Invitational Water Polo Tournament running from March 30 to April 1 at the Aquatic Centre, Wildey, St. Michael and at Bay Street.

At a media briefing yesterday club president Cheryl Lady Forde outlined plans for the tournament as well as efforts to revive a sport that was once quite popular in Barbados in the 1960s and 1970s.

She noted that part of the club’s efforts would be directed toward encouraging younger Barbadians to take up the sport and advance it. She said that in addition to local participants, it was expected that players from the United Kingdom and the United States would take part in the Easter weekend event.

The action gets underway at 9 a.m. on Saturday with Barbados Sharks taking on Combined Dolphins. There will be five further match-ups during the morning and afternoon period involving Lamar High School Women, Combined Flying Fish Women and Lamar High School Men. The participants return to the pool at 9 a.m. on Sunday and there will be action throughout the day with the final match scheduled for 8 p.m.

On Monday the teams will be at Pebbles Beach where two combined teams will do battle.The first contest is at 10 a.m. (WG)††

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