Providence, R.I.- Brown University will host the Collegiate Water Polo Association's (CWPA) Eastern Championship at the newly constructed Katherine Moran Coleman Aquatics Center starting on Friday, April 27 and ending on Sunday, April 29. It will mark the first major event in Brown's new 56-meter aquatics facility.
The 12-team championship features the host Bears, Princeton, George Washington, Bucknell, Harvard, Notre Dame College (Ohio), Maryland, Gannon, Hartwick, Indiana, Mercyhurst and Michigan. The winner of the Eastern Championship will represent the league at the NCAA Tournament on May 11-13 at San Diego State University.
General admission for the championship is $25 for a tournament pass and $10 for a day pass. Students, faculty and staff at Brown with a valid student/faculty ID will gain admission for free.
The CWPA will be offering video streaming of the championship tournament. Unlike previous seasons, the league has invested in the purchase of a TriCaster, a professional video switcher that will allow the CWPA to use a three-camera feed, which will make for a better broadcast.
Fans can access the broadcast by clicking HERE and registering. The cost of viewership is $9.99 per game, or $25 for the weekend championship package that includes all the contested games.
The Bears, receiving the sixth seed in the tournament, will play Gannon at 1 p.m. on Friday, April 27. The winner of the game will advance to the 6:20 p.m. game against third-seeded Indiana.
2012 Eastern Championship Seeding
1. University of Michigan
2. Princeton University
3. Indiana University
4. University of Maryland
5. Hartwick College
6. Brown University
7. Harvard University
8. Bucknell University
9. George Washington University
10. Mercyhurst University
11. Gannon University
12. Notre Dame College
|Friday, April 27, 2012||SEED||TEAM||vs.||SEED||TEAM||GAME NO.|
|9:00 a.m.||8||Bucknell||vs.||9||George Washington||1|
|10:20 a.m.||4||Maryland||vs.||13||Salem International (Forfeit)||2|
|11:40 a.m.||5||Hartwick||vs.||12||Notre Dame College||3|
|3:40 p.m.||1||Michigan||vs.||Winner of Game 1||6|
|5:00 p.m.||Maryland||vs.||Winner of Game 3||7|
|6:20 p.m||3||Indiana||vs.||Winner of Game 4||8|
|7:40 p.m.||2||Princeton||vs.||Winner of Game 5||
|Saturday, April 28, 2012||TEAM||vs.||TEAM||GAME NO.|
|10:00 a.m.||Loser of Game 3||vs.||Salem International (forfeit)||10|
|11:20 a.m.||Loser of Game 5||vs.||Loser of Game 4||11|
|12:40 p.m.||Loser of Game 7||vs.||Loser of Game 6||
|2:00 p.m.||Loser of Game 8||vs.||Loser of Game 9||13|
|3:20 p.m.||Loser of Game 1||vs.||Winner of Game 10||14|
|4:40 p.m.||Loser of Game 11||vs.||Salem International (forfeit)||15|
|6:00 p.m.||Winner of Game 9||vs.||Winner of Game 8||16|
|7:20 p.m.||Winner of Game 6||vs.||Winner of Game 7||17|
|Sunday, April 29, 2012||TEAM||vs.||TEAM||GAME NO.|
|9:00 a.m.||Winner of Game 15||vs.||Loser of Game 14||11th Place|
|10:30 a.m.||Winner of Game 14||vs.||Winner of Game 11||9th Place|
|12:00 p.m. (noon)||Loser of Game 13||vs.||Loser of Game 12||7th Place|
|1:30 p.m.||Winner of Game 12||vs.||Winner of Game 13||5th Place|
|3:00 p.m.||Loser of Game 16||vs.||Loser of Game 17||3rd Place|
|4:30 p.m.||Winner of Game 17||vs.||Winner of Game 16||1st Place|