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Otter and Manchester claim Super 5s titles

27 January 2014

The 2014 British Gas Water Polo Championships moved a step closer following the conclusion of the British Water Polo League Super 5s in Guildford.

London Otter claimed their first League title in the women’s competition, seeing off Caledonia 16-8 on Saturday before a dramatic 16-14 defeat of defending champions City of Manchester on Sunday.

Otter – who feature former GB captain Fran Leighton in their squad – will face fourth-placed City of Coventry in the British Water Polo Championships semi-finals while Manchester will take on local rivals Liverpool Lizards who finished third in the Super 5s.

Entry is free to watch the British Gas Water Polo Championships Prelims - click here for details.The line-up for the men’s British Gas Water Polo Championship Preliminaries was also confirmed this weekend after City of Manchester claimed their first British League title.

Victory means Manchester will go in to Group A of the Prelims while Super 5s runners-up Cheltenham will be top seeds in Group B with the top two teams from each group qualifying for the Championship Finals.

Manchester won’t have an easy run to qualify as they face 2012 champions Portobello and defending champions Bristol Central in Group A, as well as London Polytechnic.

Cheltenham will take on Lancaster City, City of Sheffield and Invicta in Group B over the weekend of 8 – 9 February 2014.

Group A

Teams

  • City of Manchester
  • Portobello
  • Bristol Central
  • London Polytechnic

Fixtures

  • Manchester v Polytechnic (Saturday 8 February, 12:30)
  • Portobello v Bristol (Saturday 9 February, 13:40)
  • Manchester v Bristol (Saturday 9 February, 17:10)
  • Portobello v Polytechnic (Saturday 9 February, 18:20)
  • Manchester v Portobello (Sunday 10 February, 11:50)
  • Bristol v Polytechnic (Sunday 10 February, 13:00)

Group B

Teams

  • Cheltenham
  • Lancaster City
  • City of Sheffield
  • Invicta

Fixtures

  • Cheltenham v Invicta (Saturday 9 February, 14:50)
  • Lancaster v Sheffield (Saturday 9 February, 16:00)
  • Cheltenham v Sheffield (Sunday 10 February, 09:30)
  • Lancaster v Invicta (Sunday 10 February, 10:40)
  • Cheltenham v Lancaster (Sunday 10 February, 14:10)
  • Sheffield v Invicta (Sunday 10 February, 15:20)
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