06 Jan FINA Women's Intercontinental Tournament set for Texas By: Tim Hartog National Teams, World League Huntington Beach, CA - January 5 - With preparation for the 2016 Olympic Games in full swing, some of the best in women's water polo head to Texas this February 16-21 for the FINA Women's Intercontinental Tournament. The Lewisville ISD Westside Aquatic Center which recently hosted the USA Water Polo Champions Cup, a 14U National Championship, welcomes international water polo for the first time. A qualifying event for the 2016 FINA World League Super Final, this event will feature the reigning Olympic and World Champions in Team USA alongside Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, and Japan. Lewisville, Texas, just north of Dallas, will be treated to a field packed with teams eyeing the podium at the coming 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. With qualifying still to come for Team USA, the competition will serve as a kickstart to a jam packed year. The USA Women are coming off a banner 2015 where they finished with a record of 41-6 while earning gold at the Pan American Games, FINA World League Super Final and FINA World Championship. The top four teams from this event will qualify for the FINA World League Super Final set for June 7-12 in Shanghai, China. More details including ticket information and live streaming links will be available in the coming weeks. See below for a tentative match schedule. 2016 FINA Women's Intercontinental Tournament Schedule (all times in Central Time Zone) Date Game 1 Game 2 Game 3 Day 1 Tuesday,Feb 16 16:40 AUS-CHN 18:00 BRA-USA 19:20 JPN-CAN Day 2 Wednesday,Feb 17 16:40 CAN-AUS 18:00 BRA-JPN 19:20 USA-CHN Day 3 Thursday,Feb 18 16:40 CHN-CAN 18:00 JPN-USA 19:20 AUS-BRA Day 4 Friday,Feb 19 16:40 BRA-CHN 18:00 JPN-AUS 19:20 USA-CAN Day 5 Saturday,Feb 20 16:40 CHN-JPN 18:00 BRA-CAN 19:20 AUS-USA Day 6 Sunday,Feb 21 10:00 5th- 6th 11:20 3rd- 4th 12:40 1st- 2nd Source: USA Water Polo Media release.