Viper Pigeon Tournament - Schedule (Verison 2), PDF

Viper Pigeon Tournament - Thunder Rosters (Updated), PDF

The Viper Pigeon Tournament is this upcoming Saturday-Sunday, October 3-4 at the Lamar Consolidated ISD Natatorium in Rosenberg, TX (suburb of Houston, see address below).  Thunder will be entering three total teams in the tournament in three different divisions:  18U Boys, 18U Girls/16U Boys, and 14U/8th Grade & Younger Coed (no Thunder 12U team).  Attached is the Viper Pigeon Tournament 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 around 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 12:10 pm (18U Boys start even later in the day) 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
Lamar Consolidated ISD Natatorium:  832-223-0530

Thunder Game Times – Viper Pigeon Tournament

  • 14U/8th Grade & Younger:  Saturday games - 1:00 pm in Pool #1, 5:10 pm in Pool #2;  Sunday games – 7:30 am in Pool #2, 9:10 am in Pool #2
  • 18U Girls/16U Boys Division:  Saturday games – 12:10 pm in Pool #1, 4:20 pm in Pool #2, 6:50 pm in Pool #2;  Sunday games – 10:50 am in Pool #2
  • 18U Boys Division:  Saturday games - 6:00 pm in Pool #2, 7:40 pm in Pool #2;  Sunday games – 8:20 am in Pool #2, 10:00 am in Pool #2

Tournament Location:  Lamar Consolidated ISD Natatorium, 1020 Horace Mann, Rosenberg, TX.  This is a brand new facility and 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.

Entry Fee/Payment Deadline:  If you have not done so already, please complete the tournament online registration process (includes payment process) at the Thunder Water Polo website, http://www.thunderpolo.com and then select the Viper Pigeon Tournament at the Thunder Water Polo Events Page (you can also access this at the bottom of the "home page”, must log in to register for the event).  The athlete entry fee is $60.  If you have registered online already and not paid, please mail a check to Thunder Water Polo, 2600 E Southlake Blvd #120-156, Southlake, TX 76092.

USA Water Polo Membership:  All athletes will also need to be Seasonal, 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:  There will not be a team hotel for this event.  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.

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