Viper Pigeon OctPoloFest - Schedule - 2016 (PDF)

Viper Pigeon OctPoloFest - Thunder Rosters - 2016 (Updated, PDF)

The Viper Pigeon OctPoloFest is this upcoming Saturday-Sunday, October 1-2 at the Lamar Consolidated ISD Natatorium in Rosenberg, TX (suburb of Houston, see address below).  Thunder will be entering 4+ teams in the tournament in the various divisions:  18U Boys, 18U Girls, 16U/10th Grade & Younger Coed, and 14U/8th Grade & Younger Coed.  Additionally, some Thunder athletes will be playing EXTRA games with the Waco team on Sunday only.  Attached is the Viper Pigeon OctPoloFest schedule and the Thunder Water Polo team specific rosters for the event this weekend (specific game times for each team also listed below).  We have 30+ athletes playing this weekend with some athletes playing on multiple teams (double check rosters).  The first Thunder games on Saturday do not begin any earlier than 11:15 am so therefore all athletes/parents have the option to drive down on Friday night or Saturday morning.  It will be great experience for all involved.  

All teams will play at least four games over the two day tournament.  This tournament will not have their divisions play to a championship game, but the tournament provides lots of games and a wonderful opportunity to learn, get plenty of playing time, gain experience, and have fun.  Please plan on being at the pool ready to go one hour before your first scheduled game and check in with one of the coaches when you arrive.  All athletes needs to bring their Thunder apparel, team suits, etc.  The coaches will be at the pool all day on Saturday and Sunday.  Athletes will be free to come and go as needed to get meals, etc.  The coaches will tell all athletes where to meet and when to be back for their next game.  All of the athletes will meet as a team, warm-up together before each game, play the game, meet after each game, and designate when to meet for the next game. After their final game, please make sure the athletes “check-out” with one of the coaches before heading home.  Below is the important information for the event this weekend.

Important Phone Numbers:

  • Coach Joe Linehan:  713-705-0945
  • Coach Chris Cullen:  940-369-3456
  • Coach Brandon Dion:  214-500-8728
  • Lamar Consolidated ISD Natatorium:  832-223-0530

Thunder Game Times – Viper Pigeon OctPoloFest

  • 14U/8th Grade & Younger:  Saturday games – 12:00, 2:15, 4:30 (all games in Pool #2);  Sunday games – 7:30 am in Pool #2, 10:30 am in Pool #1
  • 16U/10th Grade & Younger:  Saturday games – 3:45 pm in Pool #1, 6:00 pm in Pool #2;  Sunday games – 12:00 pm in Pool #1, 3:00 pm in Pool #2
  • 18U Girls Division:  Saturday games – 3:00 pm, 5:15 pm (both games in Pool #1);  Sunday games – 10:50 am in Pool #2
  • 18U Boys Division:  Saturday games – 11:15 am, 1:15 pm (both games in Pool #1);  Sunday games – 10:30 am in Pool #2, 1:30 pm in Pool #1
  • Waco Games (Sunday Only):  9:45 am in Poll #2, 11:15 am in Pool #1, 2:15 pm in Pool #2

Tournament Location:  Lamar Consolidated ISD Natatorium, 1020 Horace Mann, Rosenberg, TX.  There will be two courses running simultaneously all weekend.  Please be sure to go to the Lamar Consolidated ISD Natatorium, 1020 Horace Mann, Rosenberg, TX (not the pool on Airport Dr.).  There should be plenty of parking adjacent to the facility.

USA Water Polo Membership:  All athletes will also need to be Bronze, Silver or Gold members of USA Water Polo in order to play in this event.  To register with USA Water Polo or upgrade your membership, please go to www.usawaterpolo.org (if a new member, please choose North Texas Thunder Water Polo Club for the athlete's club affiliation). 

Area Hotel Information:  The deadline to reserve rooms at the Thunder team hotel has passed (Team Hotel was Springhill Suites…coaches will be staying at this hotel).  Below is a listing of area hotels in the Rosenberg, TX area (suburb of Houston).  Rosenberg is only 5-10 minutes Southwest from Sugarland, TX that also has a lot of hotels.  The tournament is located at the Lamar Consolidated ISD Natatorium, 1020 Horace Mann, Rosenberg, TX.

  • Spring Hill Suites – Houston/Rosenberg, 6815 Reading Rd, Rosenberg, TX 77471, 832-595-2220
  • Hampton Inn & Suites – Rosenberg, 3312 Vista Dr, Rosenberg, TX 77471, 281-341-9393 
  • La Quinta Inn & Suites – Rosenberg, 28332 Southwest Fwy 59, Rosenberg, TX 77471, 832-595-6111

​For Additional Information, please contact Coach Joe Linehan at 713-705-0945 or email to [email protected]