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Rules and Regulation

BL 10.5 Water Polo

BL 10.5.1 Composition of Teams

   BL 10.5.1.1 A player may not represent more than one team at the FINA World Masters Championships.
   BL 10.5.1.2 The final composition of the team shall be announced latest at the Technical Meeting prior to the Championships. All players must be registered as a player according to the entry specifications.

BL 10.5.2 Draw

   BL 10.5.2.1 The draw for the FINA World Masters Championships shall be made at least one month prior to start of the Water Polo competition. The seeding for the draw for the preliminary rounds shall be based on the placing at the previous FINA World Masters Championships as follows:
a) With two groups in the age group:
- First line, two of the teams placed 1st and 2nd at the previous Championships,
- Second line, two of the teams placed 3rd and 4th at the previous Championships,
- The rest of the entered teams shall be placed in groups by a random draw.
b) With four groups in the age group:
- First line, four of the teams placed 1st to 4th at the previous Championships,
- The rest of the entered teams shall be placed in groups by a random draw.
   BL 10.5.2.2 Teams from the same country should not be drawn in the same group, if possible
   BL 10.5.2.3 The FINA Masters Commission can decide, if needed, on additional criteria as base for the draw.
   BL 10.5.3 Classification
   BL 10.5.3.1 The classification of teams in the preliminary rounds will be made based on FINA BL 9.6.

BL 10.5.4 Composition of groups for preliminary round for women

   BL 10.5.4.1 The composition of groups for the preliminary round for women is dependent on the number of entries for each Age Group. The FINA Masters Commission can, based on the entries received, combine the groups including teams of different Age Groups. A playing schedule shall be decided by the FINA Masters Commission to decide the final ranking for the teams in each Age Group.