2017-18 S2 Results R6

Thursday 15/03/2018

Beached Az 34 def by Sheep Stations 42
Sam/Wes each 12, Nicole/Susan each 12

Sea Serpents 30 def by Clownfish 40
Carrie 6, Julie 14

Sharks 44 def by The Nuts 50
Ellie/Caitlin/Dylan each 10, Tony 36

Ducks 34 def Brothers 16
Ron/Shane/Sophie each 8, Jo 10

The ladder and top scoring rankings have also been updated under Statistics.

Weekly Rule Highlight

Section 15.3 basically deals with holding onto or leaning on the edges of the pool or baskets, which is not allowed, unless in the event of injury (including cramp) or illness.

15.3 To gain positional advantage by holding on to, resting or pushing off from the goal or their fixtures or by holding on to, resting or pushing off from the sides or ends of the pool during actual play except with the permission of the umpire.

15.3.1 The umpire may give permission for a player to hold onto the goal or sides of the pool in the event of injury or illness.

 If you are injured or ill and can’t participate in play, it is recommended that you exit the pool in the quickest and easiest way. Note, that if you then return to play, you must do so in a considered manner without risk to others.

Officially, returning to the pool should only be done via the substitution area, but umpires do make an exception when someone has briefly left the pool to stretch out some cramp etc, and then returns to the water before play has returned to that area. It is risky, and therefore not acceptable, to re-enter the pool where there are other players and the game is in full progress.


2017-18 S2 Results R5

Thursday 8/03/2018

Clownfish 22 def by The Nuts 50
Brett/Scott each 8, Jemma 28

Sheep Stations 39 def Ducks 38
Nicole 16, Nicki 14

Beached Az 42 def by Sharks 50
Sam 16, Dylan 14

Brothers 28 def by Sea Serpents 48
Anna 8, Cole 18

The ladder and top scoring rankings have also been updated under Statistics.

Weekly Rule Highlight

Occasionally I’m asked whether it’s ok to pass the ball forward when starting the quarter. Whenever you have a question like that, please check the Regulations first. We also have a printed copy of the regulations on the table on game nights.

The short answer is yes, as long as the ball is passed from the centre point of the field (Section 9.6). Minor foul 15.1 might be confusing, but that merely states that you’re not allowed to advance past the centre line before the umpire has given the signal to start.

The person starting with the ball must be in the middle of the centre line and is not allowed to swim with the ball until it has been passed to another player. That can be in any direction after the umpires have started the game.

2017-18 S2 Results R4

Thursday 1/03/2018

Ducks 34 def by Beached Az 48
Shane 8, Sam 20

The Nuts 46 def Sea Serpents 31
Tony 28, Cole 23

Sheep Stations 30 def by Sharks 44
Jen 12, Mikalah 20

Brothers 16 def by Clownfish 43
Jo 8, Brett 15

The ladder and top scoring rankings have also been updated under Statistics.

Weekly Rule Highlight

While not often called, minor foul 15.4 “To take or hold the entire ball under the water for more than 2 consecutive seconds.” is still something to be aware of. Quite often, players will briefly push the ball underwater in order to stabilise and/or push themselves up a bit just after obtaining possession. That’s fine and generally doesn’t take longer than a couple of seconds.

Similarly, rule 15.18 stipulates that a player can’t swim (interpreted as ‘be’; i.e. whether in motion or static) underwater for more than 2 consecutive seconds. This sometimes happens when players get tangled up or someone has to retrieve a fin, but very rarely with the intention to hide from other players.

An umpire is most likely to enforce these rules when the player gains an unfair advantage in the process.

2017-18 S2 Results R3

Thursday 22/02/2018

Sheep Stations 30 def by Sea Serpents 41
Nicole 16, Cole 19

Sharks 30 def Brothers 18
Markus 14, Eliza 8

Clownfish 42 def Ducks 28
Scott 16, Ron/Shane/Nicki each 6

Beached Az 32 def by The Nuts 46
Sam 16, Jemma 42

The ladder and top scoring rankings have also been updated under Statistics.

Weekly Rule Highlight

With the conclusion of Round 3, the relaxed rules around fill-ins return to normal again (see section 3 and 6 of the Regulations). So, to remind you; note that all fill-in names should be written into the specific section on the sheet and not directly below the registered players. A fill-in is someone who is not printed on the score sheet. Note to Captains; fill-ins written in the team section of the sheet are not considered as newly registered players until an updated Team Registration Sheet has been submitted.

During Round 4 and subsequent rounds each team must have a minimum of 4 of its own registered players (or forfeit the game – don’t forget you could still play a scratch match with whomever is there).

Scores from registered (with another team) players do not count at all Round 4 onward, so also not towards the total team score (and obviously not be eligible for B & F points for that game).

A non-registered fill-in can score and that score does count towards the team total score, but they will still not be attributed to the players top scoring rankings & not be eligible for B & F points until officially registered with a team (captain updates team sheet and submits with Kyle and Dave).

Duty teams please note that if a registered player scores as a fill-in during round 4 or a later round, and an umpire has not picked this up and signals the score, these scores should not be counted on the score sheet. If you are not sure whether a player is registered with a team or not, then ask the relevant captain and/or umpires ASAP (preferably before game start).

2017-18 S2 Umpiring Roster Finalised

Hope you’re all having a great weekend 🙂

Just a quick note to let the umpires know that the umpiring roster has been finalised and is available on the Roster page.

There are a few gaps, which were unavoidable due to the limited number of umpires. As players, please take that into account when your game is umpired by only one umpire and something gets missed.

If you’re interested in volunteering, please get in touch with Tony.

2017-18 S2 Results R2

Thursday 15/02/2018

Sharks 32 def by Clownfish 40
Markus/Ellie each 10, Scott 18

Brothers 24 def by Beached Az 40
Jo 10, Sam 14

Ducks 36 def by Sea Serpents 40
Nicki 10, Cole 14

The Nuts 36 def by Sheep Stations 37
Tony 20, Rob 18

The ladder and top scoring rankings have also been updated under Statistics.

Weekly Rule Highlight

Only 2 players of each team are allowed to occupy any space within each 2 meter area (see 15.8 and 15.9 of the Regulations).

For full details on the rule, see this post from last season, but to highlight the things to do when this foul is called in the offensive team’s favour:

  • The player with the ball at the time (or nearest if no possession) gets to take the free throw.
  • You must take the free throw either on the spot that player was on at the time of the foul call, OR, directly in front of the basket on the 2-meter line. It’s your choice and you should make your decision clear to players and umpires.
  • If you take the free throw in the 2-meter area (on the line is also considered in the 2-meter area), then only 1 other player from your team can be in the 2-meter area.
  • From the free throw spot (you may be called back if not on the designated spot), you may shoot, pass or swim.
    • If you swim, the umpires will call Play On and the defenders may resume defending.

Please remind your team mates of this process, since umpires keep having to explain the rule even to experienced players, and it can get confusing trying to shout a rule explanation over the water to people with ear guards on.

2017-18 S2 Results R1

Thursday 8/02/2018

The Nuts 60 def Brothers 20
Tony 38, Sam/Lisa/Bec/John each 4

Clownfish 36 def Sheep Stations 30
Shannon 8, Nicole/Jen each 8

Sea Serpents 36 def by Beached Az 48
Caitlin 20, Wes 14

Sharks 45 def Ducks 38
Markus 26, Nicki 20

The ladder and top scoring rankings have also been updated under Statistics.

Thank you captains and umpires for the great turn-out to the start of the season Umpiring meeting last night. It was very beneficial to have everyone represented and constructively establish a common understanding and interpretation of the rules.

Weekly Rule Highlight

As in previous seasons, fill-in scores for players registered with other teams (as well as those of non-registered players) count towards the team total during the first 3 rounds of every regular season (see Section 6 of the Regulations), which will give teams the opportunity to settle into the season. In addition, during the first 3 games of the season, there is no minimum of 4 own players requirement and the minimum of 4 players can be met through use of fill-ins from other teams.

Fill-in scores are, during the entire season, noted in the score sheet’s Fill-In section for the team and fill-in players are excluded from top-scoring and Best & Fairest stats for their fill-in game(s). Any players written into the scoresheet’s printed player list (which as mentioned above is incorrect) are considered fill-ins.

Round 4 onwards goals from fill-in players registered with another team do not count (and are not noted on the scoresheet). Scores from new (non-registered) players however continue to count and should still be noted in the Fill-In section of the scoresheet.

Once a player has played 3 games with any team, he/she must register for water basketball and nominate a specific team, as agreed with its captain. During the remainder of the season (after the first 3 games) the minimum of 4 own players or forfeit rule (see 3.5.4) applies.