Cup Of The East Kayak Polo

New Event! Kayak Polo is a unique twist on Water Polo. Teams of 5-8 compete in specialized kayaks with bumpers as they jostle for position on the James.


Teams will compete on Saturday in a round robin style tournament. The top teams will then move into an elimination bracket, with the finals taking place at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday. This is a can’t miss spectator event!

To learn more about Kayak Polo, check out the Game Rules and Beginner’s Guide.

Cost & Registration


Through March 31: $325
April 1 – May 3: $400

Registration will close on May 3rd. Participants will receive a cool finisher t-shirt!

Entries are non-refundable, non-transferable, and non-deferrable, even in the case of a race cancellation, postponement, event format changes, and/or if you are unable to participate.

Packet Pick Up

Packets will be prepackaged for all teams to be picked up at the Canal before the initial event briefing. Teams will be sent the briefing time and location on event week.

Competition Schedule and Format

The first game will take place at 10 a.m. Saturday. Games have 20 minute halves with a 10 minute half time. The clock never stops unless there is a time out! Once the round robin tournament concludes, games will move into an elimination bracket.



  • Round Robin Games from 10am to 4:30pm


  • Round Robin Games from 8am to 11:30am
  • Semi Finals from 1 to 2pm
  • Finals from 2:30 to 3pm
  • USA Exhibition Match at 3:30pm

Competition Bracket

Pairing One

  • Austin Aquabats vs —-
  • Richmond Rapids vs Pointe-Clark Sharks
  • Bay Area Pelicans vs New York Kayak Polo

Pairing 2

  • Austin Aquabats sv Pointe-Clark Sharks
  • —- vs New York Kayak Polo
  • Richmond Rapids vs Bay Area Pelicans

Pairing 3

  • Austin Aquabats vs New York Kayak Polo
  • Pointe-Claire Sharks vs Bay Area Pelicans
  • —- vs Richmond Rapids

Pairing 4

  • Austin Aquabats vs Bay Area Pelicans
  • New York Kayak Polo vs Richmond Rapids
  • Pointe-Claire Sharks vs —-

Pairing 5

  • Austin Aquabats vs Richmond Rapids
  • Bay Area Pelicans vs —-
  • New York Kayak Polo vs Pointe-Claire Sharks


  • Kayak Polo Rules and Beginner Guide 
  • Participants must be at least 15 years old to participate.
  • You must be on time! If you are late for your game your team will be DQ’d and eliminated from the competition.
  • All competitors must wear life vests and helmets.  When things get rowdy, you’ll be glad you did!
  • Consumption of alcohol before the event is PROHIBITED



1. Bay Area Pelicans
2. Richmond Rapids
3. Austin Aquabats
4. New York Kayak Polo
5. Montreal Point-Claire Sharks