2016 S2 Results R1

Thursday 4/02/2016

The Nuts 44 def Sharks 32
Tony 26, Peter 16

Brothers 26 def by Ducks 47
Lisa/Mitchell each 12, Sophie 16

Pink Pirates 33 def by Beached Az 42
Deanne 12, Sam 24

Clownfish 22 def by Sea Snakes 26
Dave 6, No score by Sea Snake player

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

To all captains, please make sure you have submitted your most up to date team sheet no later than Wednesday.

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).

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, they 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.

2016 S1 Roster

The full roster for the first season of 2016 has been published on the Roster page, including the umpiring schedule for the first 4 rounds. Please keep an eye out for ‘no game’ dates, particularly during season 1.

The roster page also contains a link to the planner for the entire year. At this stage one of the no game dates during the 2nd regular season is still unclear, but that will be confirmed by the time that season starts.

As you can see in the planner (and mentioned at the last awards night), the aim this year is to have a single awards night out at the end of the year (3 Dec, mark it in your calendar!) where we hope to see all teams and during which awards for both regular seasons will be presented. A fun night out at a venue to be determined. We’ll need your help finding a good venue, where we can have some drinks, food, music and presentations, so if something suitable comes to mind (low/no cost, reasonably central) then please mention it to a board member.

The list of umpires for the upcoming season has been posted on the relevant page and at this stage there is room for one more volunteer from one of the following teams: Beached Az, Brothers, Ducks or Sea Snakes. Applications, or any questions regarding umpiring can be directed to John and myself.

It would be greatly appreciated if all players could familiarise themselves with the Duty responsibilities as well as the Regulations before the start of the season. Note that Sylvie is unable to play this season, so please don’t count on him for the set up of equipment when your team has the first Duty time slot.

Good luck everyone & have fun with another season of water basketball :-)

Dave

2016 S1 Come & Try Night

We’re kicking off the new year again with a Come & Try night on the 28th of January, at 7:30pm in the Dive Pool. To those new to the game, come and check it out and to existing players, bring your friends along :-).

Pool entry is free, just mention at Reception that you’re there for the Water Basketball Come & Try night. We also have caps and fins available, but if you have your own (regular sized, not scuba) fins then we recommend you bring those.

If you’d like to print the below flyer (for yourself or to help out by giving it to friends, posting it at your work, etc.) then click on the pdf image below (Adobe Reader required).

Flyer 2016 S1

2016 S1 Start

Hi all, hopefully you’ve all had a great break, enjoyed Christmas and are having a good start to the year. All the best for 2016!

The 1st season of 2016 will start with a Come & Try night on Thursday the 28th of January (7:30pm) and Round 1 of the 2016 1st regular season on the 4th of February at the usual times.

The flyer for the Come & Try night will be published soon and the roster will be provided closer to the start of the season, after some further communication with the captains and last year’s umpires.

Cheers,
Dave

2015 S2 Results Grand Finals

Thursday 26/11/2015

The Nuts 42 def Sharks 29
Tony 28, Markus 14

Beached Az 44 def Pink Pirates 41
Sam 26, Nick 21

Congratulations to Division Premiers The Nuts (Div 1) and Beached Az (Div 2), as well as to the winners of Individual Awards in the category Best & Fairest Female, Georgie Andrewartha (The Nuts) with 13 votes and Best & Fairest Male Cole Dabner (Ducks Out Of Water) with 15 votes. The complete Best & Fairest list (of those who received points) has now been updated in the Stats section for this season.

The Nuts (Lauren, Georgie, Liz, Jason, Dave, Jo and Tony & Troy missing) - 2015 S2 Div 1 Premiers

The Nuts (Lauren, Georgie, Liz, Jason, Dave, Jo with Tony & Troy missing) – 2015 S2 Div 1 Premiers

The Most Improved Player awards were awarded by the Board to Lauren Wilde (The Nuts) and Sam Scandrett (Beached Az) for having noticeably improved this season and having made valuable contributions to their respective teams. The achievements of this season’s 3 top scorers, Tony Edmondson (The Nuts) 283, Nick Moles (Pink Pirates) 246 and The Scandrett Family (Beached Az) 223 and 206, were also highlighted.

Beached Az (Alyce, Lisa, Tim, Sam, Kylie, Alison, Greg with Daniel missing) - 2015 S2 Div 2 Premiers

Beached Az (Alyce, Lisa, Tim, Sam, Kylie, Alison, Greg with Daniel missing) – 2015 S2 Div 2 Premiers

The contributions of duty teams and umpires were once more recognised and a big thank you went out to Sylvester for his continuing efforts in setting up the equipment each week and Andrew for providing us with game highlights on Facebook all season. We were fortunate again this season to have 8 (reasonably) solid teams with a thank you to all Captains for keeping their teams organised and engaged, the Board for their work behinds the scenes and THAC for providing us with the equipment, the opportunity to play and for once again providing us with a great spread of nibbles & drinks last night.

The contributions of retiring Board Members Kath and Phil were recognised and we thank them both for their efforts in keeping the Water Basketball program running smoothly. We wish them all the best for the future and hope to see them return to the game some day!

It’s now time for the Summer break, with the likely start date of the first season of 2016 to be the Come & Try night on February 4th followed by Round 1 on the 11th. The 2016 program will likely be quite similar to that of 2015, pending mid-December advise from THAC regarding their review of all programs (such as Water Basketball, Underwater Hockey, Fin Swimming, Masters, etc). We will try and make the Social Roster more attractive for a broader range of players and are thinking about combining the 2 Grand Final nights into 1 single night out (e.g. the Saturday following the last GF) at a venue where we can do the presentations, some nibbles/drinks, music, etc. with the aim to make the night more social, involve all teams and go out with a bang. Feedback from all teams, through their Captains, will be sought on all this as well as further suggestions, prior to next season.

Leading up to 4 and 11 Feb, new/interested players are encouraged to send us an email with your inquiry through our enquiry form. As mentioned, there will be a Come & Try night, which always proves valuable in getting a feel for what it’s like to play Water Basketball.

To assist in planning, it would also be very useful if the Captains could indicate as early as possible whether their team will continue to play next year. Similarly, the sooner umpires can confirm with John whether they intend to continue umpiring next season the better. Closer to the start (5 Feb at the latest) Captains should submit their team sheets to me, so we can get the stats and scoresheets side of things organised.

Thank you all for another great season and have a great Christmas & New Year :-) !

Dave

Chairman Water Basketball Tasmania

2015 S2 Results Semi Finals

Thursday 19/11/2015

Pink Pirates 29 def Clownfish 24
Deanne 18, Katie 8

Sharks 40 def Ducks 26
Phillip 16, Ron/Clare/Carrie/Sophie each 6

The Grand Finals roster has been added to the Roster page.

The Div 1 final starts at 7pm and the Div 2 final at 7:45pm. Free entry to supporters as usual (just tell Reception you’re there to watch the water basketball grand finals) so bring them along!

After that, hopefully we’ll see you all from 8:30pm at the cafeteria for the awards presentations with nibbles & drinks provided by THAC. Hope to see you there to close out the last season of 2015!

2015 S2 Results Quarter Finals

Thursday 12/11/2015

Beached Az 49 def Pink Pirates 41
Sam 29, Nick 19

The Nuts 50 def Sharks 22
Tony 32, Phillip 8

Clownfish 28 def Sea Snakes 24
Katie 12, John 14

Ducks 34 def Brothers 25
Ron 16, Mitchell 13

The Semi Finals roster has been added to the Roster page.

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