Sport Overview

Postponement has been decided for the World Masters Games 2021 Kansai.
The new dates are being arranged.
Please note that the followings are the information before the postponement was confirmed.

Canoe polo is a sport combining the features of handball and basketball and is played on the water by players riding one-man canoes (polo kayaks). The ball is the same as a water polo ball. Players are allowed to push the player with the ball, making it a very exciting sport.

 Friday, 20th May - Sunday, 22nd May 2022

 Onzui Lake Canoe Course <Shiso City, Hyogo>


(General Category)
Men: 30+, 45+
Women: 30+
Mixed: 30+, 45+

* The age category is determined by the age of the youngest participant in the team.
* A team may make entry into a younger age category.
* If the number of entry teams is less than 3, no competition will be held.
* In this case, participating teams will be allowed to make re-entry into other categories (it is allowed to add or remove players to enter the mixed gender category or other age category).
* Double entry will be allowed (namely, one player can enter various categories), but no consideration in terms of the match schedule will be given. In addition, at least five players in a team must be single entry players.



Age Requirement

Minimum age is 30 (as of 31st December 2022)
In line with the sport-specific rules, an athlete must compete in their designated age group, with your age determined as at 31st December 2022.
For example, if you are 44 during Games time but have turned 45 by 31st December 2022, you would compete in the 45+ age category.

Sport News

[16th July 2021] Updated “World Anti-Doping Code” and “the rules of the International Masters Games Association” of Sports Information Guide.
[1st March 2021] We have released the Sports Information Guide with new schedule!

Sports Information Guide


Sport Discipline May 2022 Venues
13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29
Fri Sat Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Canoe Marathon                          
Kumihama Bay Canoe Stadium
Tsuburo Lake Canoe Stadium
Naka River Wajiki Rhine
Onzui Lake Canoe Course
Dragon Boat                              
Biwako Motor Racing Course

※The above schedule was created based on the information that is current as of 1st March, 2021. It is subject to change due to various circumstances in the future.


Onzui Lake Canoe Course

Location 328-44 Hagacho Hikihara, Shiso City, Hyogo
Games Accreditation ◯ * Temporary Accreditation Venue (18 - 20 May) Sports Check-in
Official Homepage

Sport Check-in

[Date and time]
 a) Thursday, 19th May 2022, 10:00 - 16:00
 b) Friday, 20th May 2022, 8:00 - 9:00

 Competition venue (Onzui Lake Canoe Course)

Nearest Village

Masters Village Hyogo (Duo Kobe “Duo Dome”)

Location 3-2-1 Aioicho, Chuo-ku, Kobe City, Hyogo
Access From JR Kobe Station, exit out of Central Gate, go down to the basement floor using the escalator at the south exit. The square in front of the escalator is “Duo Dome”.
Official Homepage

Onzuiko Canoe Club house

Location 328-44 Hagacho Hikihara, Shiso City, Hyogo
Official Homepage

Sports Equipment Rental

* The same price will be applicable to all individual equipment.
* Payment must be made in cash (Japanese yen only) at the competition venue.
* The boats and equipment to be rented should be shared (no exclusive use is allowed).
In addition, any rented equipment must be return to the predetermined place after each use.
* It is possible not to meet participants’ request because there are limited numbers of equipment and equipment sizes.

Sports Equipment Boat
Rental Fee 5,000 yen /boat during the competition period
Sports Equipment Equipment (paddle, life jacket, helmet, spray cover)
Rental Fee 5,000 yen / set, during the competition period




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