HaBaWaBa Brasil comes to an end as a dream come true
This Sunday, champions of Titan and Tsu series will be known, plus the winner of the Fair Play Trophy
The rain that fell on the penultimate day of HaBaWaBa Brazil, tournament under-13 mixed water polo organized by the Association of Bauru Desportes Water (ABDA), did not hurt at all the energy of the event. The first edition of the largest children's water polo tournament in the world in Latin America comes to an end this Sunday (13/12) as a dream held by the entity that takes care of more than 5,500 children and adolescents in Bauru (SP).
Saturday morning, the athletes got excited for the quarterfinals and, as a result, disputed the semifinals of the two series Titan and Tsu. Throughout the day, they also went to the break dance workshop and to the experience with basketball players. The fun in inflatable toys Semel installed on site has not been lacking. The teams also went to New Thermas of Piratininga, as in previous days.
This Sunday, the two series champions of HaBaWaBa Brasil will be known. Titan Series (first division), Luso and Arena play by the decision of 3rd and 4th places. ABDA and Sesi-Interior go all in for the League Champion Trophy. In Tsu series, Sea Horse and ABDA Female compete for 3rd and 4th place, while the confrontation between ADPM and Cobra d’água defines the champion of the second division.
After the matches, at 12:30, the closing ceremony with award ceremony will be held. In addition to the champion's trophies, as is usual in HaBaWaBa events from Waterpolo Development around the world, the Fair Play Trophy will be offered to the team that stand out for fair play in every game.
For ABDA, the realization of pioneering event in Brazil was a challenge overcome before the difficulties posed by the pandemic. "It is the realization of a dream. Bringing the largest children's water polo tournament in the world to Bauru and show our children everything they want, they can achieve if they work with humility, respect and commitment. We face the pandemic, with difficulty, but with great respect, taking all possible care and the result was a beautiful event that will be remembered by the children and all of us, "summarized Claudio Zopone, maintainer of ABDA.
RESULTS OF TODAY'S MATCHES (12/12)
- BLUE SHARK X ARENA 3 – 5
- ABDA X ECP 21 – 4
- ABDA FEM X RED CRABS 12 – 6
- COBRA DÁGUA X ABDA RIO 10 – 3
QUARTER FINALS (12/12)
- LUSO X ECP 10 - 3
- SESI INTERIOR X SESI CAPITAL 8 – 4
- ABDA X LUSO 12 - 1
- ARENA X SESI INTERIOR 4 - 9
- ADPM X SEA HORSE 10 - 6
- COBRA DÁGUA X ABDA FEM 6 – 2
3rd and 4th place - LUSO X
1st and 2nd place - ABDA
3rd and 4th - 09:00 SEA HORSE X ABDA FEM
1st and 2nd place - 09:45 ADPM X COBRA DÁGUA