2015 S1 Results R14

Thursday 21/05/2015

Pink Pirates 38 def by The Nuts 48
Nick 13, Tony 30

Sea Snakes 30 def by Brothers 40
John 16, Susannah 18

Ducks 44 def Clownfish 34
Ron 18, Sam 22

Sharks 34 def by Beached Az 50
Phillip 22, Alison 20

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

This concludes the regular part of the season and we will now proceed to the Finals period, with the Quarter finals on 28-May-15, Semi Finals on 4-Jun-15 and Grand Finals & Awards night on 11-Jun-15. The Finals roster has been published on the Roster page.

Thanks everyone for another great season so far and good luck in the finals!

Dave

2015 S1 Results R13

Thursday 14/05/2015

Ducks 30 def by Beached Az 38
Kyle/Ron/Sophie each 8, Sam 20

The Nuts 48 def Sharks 34
Tony 34, Peter 20

Brothers 34 def by Pink Pirates 43
Mitchell 30, Michelle 14

Sea Snakes 38 def Clownfish 22
John 24, Katie 10

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

Rule Highlight of the Week

Whenever a player takes any kind of free throw (regular free throw, neutral ball, goal line throw in (after score), corner, side line (after ball goes out), penalty) no player within 2 metres of the player taking the Free Throw may contest (defend) the taking of the throw or obstruct mechanics of the throw in any way (14.7).

While defending players may be closer to the person taking the free throw when they don’t defend the throw, the player taking the free throw should be given sufficient space to take the free throw without interference.

2015 S1 Results R12

Thursday 7/05/2015

Sharks 40 def Brothers 38
Phillip 22, Lisa 20

Ducks 28 def Sea Snakes 24
Cole 10, Leah 8

Beached Az 34 def by Pink Pirates 56
Sam/Alison each 16, Nick 26

Clownfish 28 def by The Nuts 38
Sam 12, Dave 22

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

Rule Highlight of the Week

With the Finals rapidly approaching, a quick word on Fill-In arrangements during the Finals period of a season. During that time, teams may not use fill-ins from other teams or non-registered players and may not field additional male players from the same team should there be less than 3 females available. To play in the Finals, a player must be registered and have played with a team at least 3 games before he/she is allowed to play for that team in the Finals. Note, that if a forfeit occurred, all players registered at the time of that game will be considered as having played that game (3.4.1).

When a team has less than 6 players (registered with that team) available to play during Finals and the missing player(s) cannot play due to medical reasons (a medical certificate must be presented to a Board member before the game), replacement fill-in(s) may be used regardless of whether they have played the minimum of 3 games with that team (6.7.1).

Any proposed deviations from the above will need to be discussed with the opposing Captain and at least one Board member as early as possible before the game (e.g. via email days before). Should the opposing team not agree with the suggested changes, then that stands and should not be subject to further objections.

2015 S1 Results R11

Thursday 30/04/2015

Sea Snakes 20 def Beached Az 0 (forfeit)

Brothers 20 def by The Nuts 38
Mitchell 10, Tony 16

Clownfish 34 def by Sharks 46
Brett 12, Markus 24

Ducks 26 def by Pink Pirates 34
Sophie 10, Nick 26

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

Rule Highlight of the Week

This week we’re having a look at what happens when there are 3 or more players (of one team) in the 2 meter area and the foul (typically ‘3 in’ or ‘3 in the key’) is called.

If the attacking team is in possession of the ball at the time of the foul, then the in-possession player may take the free throw from the position the player is in at the time of the foul being committed if that player is within the 2 meter area or choose to take the free throw from the 2 meter line, directly in front of the basket (14.3.2.1).

If the team (defending or attacking) that is awarded the free throw is not in possession of the ball at the time of the foul being committed or in possession but outside of the 2 meter areas, the free throw must be taken from the 2 meter line, directly in front of the basket (S. 14.3.2.2).

Beyond that, standard free throw rules apply, such as not defending the player taking the free throw unless the player starts swimming and the umpire calls ‘Play On!’. Obviously no unnecessary time delays are allowed (at the discretion of the umpires) and lastly, if the player (in possession of the ball and therefore having to take the free throw) must leave the game due to injury or exclusion, their substitute (from the ‘bench’) shall take the free throw. If no substitute is permitted or available, then the nearest team mate may take the free throw.

2015 S1 Results R10

Thursday 23/04/2015

The Nuts 48 def Ducks 30
Tony 40, Kyle/Sophie each 10

Pink Pirates 28 def Clownfish 24
Jen/Michelle each 8, Sam 12

Sharks 60 def Sea Snakes 28
Phillip 36, Leah 10

Beached Az 40 def Brothers 38
Alison 18, Mitchell 22

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

Rule Highlight of the Week

This week we’re having a look at the Corner Throw-In (S. 12.5). Obviously, the corner is awarded when the ball goes over the baseline when last touched by the defending team, but perhaps less obvious is what ‘over the baseline’ means. The baseline side of the pool has a black line (somewhat underwater) and the ball is considered to be out of play when the majority of the ball has passed that line.

Any player on the attacking team can take the Corner Throw-in from the pool corner on the side nearest to where the ball crossed the goal line. The player taking the corner is counted as one of the maximum 2 players of that team allowed in the 2 meter area. Once the player is in place, the umpire will blow the whistle and raise the arm to signal that the corner may be taken. Like regular free throws, you may swim with the ball (at which point the umpires will call ‘Play On!’, pass the ball (obviously keeping in mind the max 2 in the key rule) or attempt to score directly from the corner throw-in.

In cases where it’s unclear who last touched the ball, players are encouraged (and often do, which is great to see) to let the umpires know they touched the ball last. If however it cannot be determined, a neutral ball is awarded to the team whose turn it is to receive the neutral ball. Note, that normal Neutral Ball rules (S. 13) apply, so that means that if the attacking team receives the Neutral Ball, they do not have to take a corner but can take it from the spot the ball went out. As with Neutral Ball situations though, the player may not score from it and has to pass first.

2015 S1 Results R9

Thursday 16/04/2015

Pink Pirates 49 def Sharks 42
Nick 28, Markus 18

Clownfish 39 def by Beached Az 42
Brett 16, Sam 30

Sea Snakes 29 def by The Nuts 62
John 13, Jamie 42

Brothers 36 def Ducks 22
Mitchell 14, Ron 10

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

Rule Highlight of the Week

The Neutral Ball (S. 13) follows similar rules as a regular Free Throw, but there are some differences.

A Neutral Ball is awarded first to the team that won the toss and alternates throughout the game from there on. It is generally awarded in cases where:

  • the umpire is unable to clearly (enough) determine which team committed the foul (e.g. simultaneous possession of the ball or jointly tapping it over a sideline, etc.);
  • the players involved both commit the foul at the same time (within acceptable limits – e.g. if player A commits a minor foul while player B commits a gross misconduct foul, the umpires should interpret that particular event in accordance with the circumstances and within the context of the game);
  • when the ball is out of play but not not out of bounds (e.g. stuck between the ring and the backboard).

Finally, note that a player is not permitted to score a goal from a Neutral Throw. So you will always have to pass it to someone else first before a scoring attempt may be made, even if you swum away with it and ‘Play On!’ has been called.

2015 S1 Results R8

Thursday 2/04/2015

Brothers 56 def Clownfish 34
Mitchell 24, Brett 14

Sharks 46 def Ducks 34
Phillip 24, Sophie 14

The Nuts 53 def Beached Az 34
Tony 26, Sam 18

Pink Pirates 20 def Sea Snakes 0 (forfeit)

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

Lastly, a reminder that there will be no games next week due to the Easter break. The competition will resume with Round 9 on the 16th of April.

Until then, enjoy the break and have a very eggy Easter!

Dave

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