6-8 Invitational Showcase tourney livestream

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6-8 Invitational Showcase tourney livestream

Postby jhwp » Sun Dec 20, 2020 5:08 pm

6-8 Academy (Azevedo) is hosting a HS Invitational Showcase tourney this weekend at SMU in Dallas. Teams were seeded yesterday based on 6-8 Challenge Results, with 4 teams of 8-9 players. About half northern CA players, a quarter southern CA, and a quarter from rest of country (TX, IL, UT, FL, OR, Canada). Lots of 2019 dev/cadet national team talent, mostly sophomores and juniors.

Livestream here:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCT7vIj ... AQcIugwXEw
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Re: 6-8 Invitational Showcase tourney livestream

Postby 5150wpdad » Sun Dec 20, 2020 10:51 pm

jhwp wrote:6-8 Academy (Azevedo) is hosting a HS Invitational Showcase tourney this weekend at SMU in Dallas. Teams were seeded yesterday based on 6-8 Challenge Results, with 4 teams of 8-9 players. About half northern CA players, a quarter southern CA, and a quarter from rest of country (TX, IL, FL, PNW). Lots of 2019 dev/cadet national team talent, mostly sophomores and juniors.

Livestream here:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCT7vIj ... AQcIugwXEw


Awesome. Hopefully others will follow Azevedo's lead.

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Re: 6-8 Invitational Showcase tourney livestream

Postby JackBurton » Sun Dec 20, 2020 11:59 pm

Did they post any rosters or anything like that?

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Re: 6-8 Invitational Showcase tourney livestream

Postby jhwp » Mon Dec 21, 2020 2:41 am

JackBurton wrote:Did they post any rosters or anything like that?


Cap # First Name Last Name Cap Color Team Name
1 Gracin Kerry LIGHT BLUE Team Frank
3 """Sadie"" Saundra" Sallas LIGHT BLUE Team Frank
4 Ella Woodhead LIGHT BLUE Team Frank
7 Kate Morgan LIGHT BLUE Team Frank
8 Lauren Hett LIGHT BLUE Team Frank
9 Claire Eusey LIGHT BLUE Team Frank
10 Kaia Levenfeld LIGHT BLUE Team Frank
11 Meg Peters LIGHT BLUE Team Frank
14 Annabelle Mundelius LIGHT BLUE Team Frank

Cap # First Name Last Name Cap Color Team Name
1 Sophia Bunnell ROYAL BLUE Team Petri
2 Anna Tarantino ROYAL BLUE Team Petri
3 Sofia Holman ROYAL BLUE Team Petri
4 Ana Pieper ROYAL BLUE Team Petri
5 Sabrina Shipley ROYAL BLUE Team Petri
7 Alexandra Lurie ROYAL BLUE Team Petri
8 Makena Fine ROYAL BLUE Team Petri
12 Nieve Courtney ROYAL BLUE Team Petri

Cap # First Name Last Name Cap Color Team Name
1 Grace Raquel BLACK Team O'Toole
2 Quinn Healy BLACK Team O'Toole
4 Meghan McAninch BLACK Team O'Toole
5 Dania Innis BLACK Team O'Toole
6 Stephanie Nelson BLACK Team O'Toole
8 Novalee Roberto BLACK Team O'Toole
9 Lucy Berkman BLACK Team O'Toole
10 Marley Persch BLACK Team O'Toole

Cap # First Name Last Name White Team Name
1 Lindsey Lucas WHITE Team Villa
3 Margaret Hawkins WHITE Team Villa
4 Aliyah Cohen WHITE Team Villa
7 Brienz Lang WHITE Team Villa
12 Jojo Walters WHITE Team Villa
13 Emma Ruzic WHITE Team Villa
15 Amaya Leiby WHITE Team Villa
17 Makayla Keating WHITE Team Villa

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Re: 6-8 Invitational Showcase tourney livestream

Postby JackBurton » Mon Dec 21, 2020 1:52 pm

Thank you for posting this.

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Re: 6-8 Invitational Showcase tourney livestream

Postby jhwp » Mon Dec 21, 2020 3:01 pm

First semi: White Villa over Light Blue Frank in shootout
Second semi: Black O'Toole over Royal Blue Petri by 1 with 0 seconds left

Exciting games, very even teams. Deck seeding at start of tourney had worked out nicely.

Central Time games below

3:15 pm: Women's Gold Medal Game (White Villa v Black O'Toole)

4:25 pm: Women's Bronze Medal Game (Light Blue Frank v Royal Blue Petri)

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Re: 6-8 Invitational Showcase tourney livestream

Postby Pacificblue » Tue Dec 22, 2020 7:33 pm

jhwp wrote:
JackBurton wrote:Did they post any rosters or anything like that?


Cap # First Name Last Name Cap Color Team Name
1 Gracin Kerry LIGHT BLUE Team Frank
3 """Sadie"" Saundra" Sallas LIGHT BLUE Team Frank
4 Ella Woodhead LIGHT BLUE Team Frank
7 Kate Morgan LIGHT BLUE Team Frank
8 Lauren Hett LIGHT BLUE Team Frank
9 Claire Eusey LIGHT BLUE Team Frank
10 Kaia Levenfeld LIGHT BLUE Team Frank
11 Meg Peters LIGHT BLUE Team Frank
14 Annabelle Mundelius LIGHT BLUE Team Frank

Cap # First Name Last Name Cap Color Team Name
1 Sophia Bunnell ROYAL BLUE Team Petri
2 Anna Tarantino ROYAL BLUE Team Petri
3 Sofia Holman ROYAL BLUE Team Petri
4 Ana Pieper ROYAL BLUE Team Petri
5 Sabrina Shipley ROYAL BLUE Team Petri
7 Alexandra Lurie ROYAL BLUE Team Petri
8 Makena Fine ROYAL BLUE Team Petri
12 Nieve Courtney ROYAL BLUE Team Petri

Cap # First Name Last Name Cap Color Team Name
1 Grace Raquel BLACK Team O'Toole
2 Quinn Healy BLACK Team O'Toole
4 Meghan McAninch BLACK Team O'Toole
5 Dania Innis BLACK Team O'Toole
6 Stephanie Nelson BLACK Team O'Toole
8 Novalee Roberto BLACK Team O'Toole
9 Lucy Berkman BLACK Team O'Toole
10 Marley Persch BLACK Team O'Toole

Cap # First Name Last Name White Team Name
1 Lindsey Lucas WHITE Team Villa
3 Margaret Hawkins WHITE Team Villa
4 Aliyah Cohen WHITE Team Villa
7 Brienz Lang WHITE Team Villa
12 Jojo Walters WHITE Team Villa
13 Emma Ruzic WHITE Team Villa
15 Amaya Leiby WHITE Team Villa
17 Makayla Keating WHITE Team Villa


Thanks for posting. Link or info on boys' rosters?

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Re: 6-8 Invitational Showcase tourney livestream

Postby jhwp » Tue Dec 22, 2020 10:15 pm

Game vids are on the GOLS YouTube page. High quality (ie non stream, original recording) will be available soon, contact GOLS if interested.

Cap # First Name Last Name Cap Color Team Name
1 Can Caglar Green Team Wigo
2 Jackson Benners Green Team Wigo
4 Bear Weigle Green Team Wigo
5 Blake Monsef Green Team Wigo
6 Logan Conover Green Team Wigo
8 Trey Rogers Green Team Wigo
9 Luke Johnston Green Team Wigo
10 Logan Morgan Green Team Wigo
11 Ian Wilson Green Team Wigo


Cap # First Name Last Name Cap Color Team Name
1 James Carr White RED Team Oeding
2 NICHOLAS ILINE White RED Team Oeding
3 Ryan Kerry White RED Team Oeding
4 Easton Hamm White RED Team Oeding
5 Zander O'Dwyer White RED Team Oeding
7 Jack Bradbury White RED Team Oeding
10 Lukas Kuizenga White RED Team Oeding
12 Jack Murad White RED Team Oeding
18 Reef Lippa White RED Team Oeding

Cap # First Name Last Name Cap Color Team Name
1 Riccardo Di Giuseppe DARK BLUE Team Schroeder
3 Andrew Huston DARK BLUE Team Schroeder
5 Bronson Birdsall DARK BLUE Team Schroeder
10 Pietro Cattano DARK BLUE Team Schroeder
12 Gavin West DARK BLUE Team Schroeder
14 Patrick Hughes DARK BLUE Team Schroeder
15 Jack Merrill DARK BLUE Team Schroeder
16 Kyle Seifen DARK BLUE Team Schroeder
17 Thomas Newell DARK BLUE Team Schroeder


Cap # First Name Last Name Cap Color Team Name
1 Sterling Burleigh White Teal Team Humbert
2 Leo Ohannessian White Teal Team Humbert
6 Nico D'Angelo White Teal Team Humbert
7 Donovan Davidson White Teal Team Humbert
8 Jack Berube White Teal Team Humbert
9 AJ Wilkinson White Teal Team Humbert
10 Brett Honaker White Teal Team Humbert
11 Leyton Kraft White Teal Team Humbert
13 Zachary Whitfield White Teal Team Humbert

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Re: 6-8 Invitational Showcase tourney livestream

Postby jhwp » Thu Dec 24, 2020 1:18 pm

(Reposting from HS Boys Forum)

6-8 Azevedo just showed us all a path forward. The tournament they hosted at SMU this past weekend was significantly more competitive than an ODP National Championships, with four very equal girls' teams that played 5 games in 3 days with average goal differential of 2. 8-9 kids per team, tons of playing time. Every player was D1 level, more than half at NTSC+ level, and a quarter travel National Team level. Teams were created onsite, so the teams hadn't ever played together, but who cares? It was real water polo. Covid tested, temperature checked, masked and distanced. No reports of outbreaks so far, fingers crossed.

Hopefully we see an event like this every month or two going forward. But we need similar events for the players newer to the sport, where losing 2 years out of a 5 year career would make the difference between playing and not playing in college. If we don't do this, recruiting classes will run dry, and athletic directors will start canceling programs. Polo is already under assault, with admissions and sex abuse scandals, and a population CA-centric and white/wealthy.

So - if you're a parent, consider sending your athlete to the next event like this. If you're a CA club director or high school, encourage your players to attend. If you're a TX/UT/FL/CT club director or university coach, do the same, or better yet, consider helping host an event.

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Re: 6-8 Invitational Showcase tourney livestream

Postby badboy » Tue Dec 29, 2020 6:42 pm

The way forward is spending tons of money to fly kids around the country to play a few days of water polo with strangers? Must be nice.

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Re: 6-8 Invitational Showcase tourney livestream

Postby jhwp » Wed Dec 30, 2020 12:55 am

badboy wrote:The way forward is spending tons of money to fly kids around the country to play a few days of water polo with strangers? Must be nice.


Have to spend the last nine months of tourney registration and hotel money on something...

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Re: 6-8 Invitational Showcase tourney livestream

Postby PoloParentfor2 » Wed Dec 30, 2020 2:23 am

... and it was a great way to use the flight credits from ODP cancellation. Great experience all around!!!

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Re: 6-8 Invitational Showcase tourney livestream

Postby Justafan22 » Wed Dec 30, 2020 6:34 pm

It's bit strange that they did not hold this even in an outdoor pool. I know it gets cold in December, but there are outdoor pools in parts of Texas that are decent weather right?

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Re: 6-8 Invitational Showcase tourney livestream

Postby retiredguy » Wed Dec 30, 2020 8:24 pm

Justafan22 wrote:It's bit strange that they did not hold this even in an outdoor pool. I know it gets cold in December, but there are outdoor pools in parts of Texas that are decent weather right?


If you want to talk about science, I’m not sure it matters when it comes to pools. Indoors or outdoors, they appear to be a pretty safe environment.

https://www.swimmingworldmagazine.com/n ... ted-stats/

Meanwhile, California continues to blow it with their virus strategy by adding 4 more weeks of the “regional lockdown with no real enforcement of anything”. Good luck containing the faster spreading mutated 3 arms 3 legs 4 eyed Covid this way.

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Re: 6-8 Invitational Showcase tourney livestream

Postby wplover » Thu Dec 31, 2020 4:27 pm

If you want to talk about science, I’m not sure it matters when it comes to pools. Indoors or outdoors, they appear to be a pretty safe environment.


That article mentions nothing about Water Polo at all. Swimmers, swimming laps in their own lanes, is not comparable to Water Polo at all, and @retiredguy knows that.

I doubt we will hear if there was any spread at the 68 Showcase, but I certainly hope there was not. If they are being transparent it would be a great example of how this could be done safely. FTR, Tony and some families appeared to arrive in Texas via private plane (as documented on their social media accounts) and were probably not staying at the local Best Western. So any experiences at this showcase may not be typical to your average tournament.

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