2018-19 S2 Results R5

Thursday 14/03/2019

Ducks 26 def by The Sisters 44
Andrew/Marlyce each 10, Steve 36

Sharks 40 def Clownfish 30
Nykita 24, Natalie 18

Sheep Stations 17 def by The Nuts 50
Dee 10, Tony 28

Brothers 36 def by Beached Az 37
Anna 20, Sam 17

BYE The Krillers

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

Weekly Rule Highlight

Highlighting a few aspects of Free Throws this week.

A goal may be scored directly from any Free Throw except for the Neutral Ball (must pass first).

During a Free Throw (including the Restart Throw-in, which occurs after a score), opposing players within 2 meters may not contest the ball (i.e. defend). In accordance with 14.7.1, players may be no closer than 1 meter from the player taking the free throw. However, this is not always enforced when it concerns space limitations in the 2 meter area and/or the shooter is clearly not hindered in his/her actions or there is advantage in being able to play on quickly. The main thing umpires look for is that you do not defend the free throw.

If the quarter ends before the Free Throw can be taken (for all except Neutral Ball), then the relevant player may still take the shot at goal. This is of course without further movement, e.g. if it concerns a Corner Throw-in then the shot needs to be taken from the corner.

A final thing to emphasise with regards to Corner Throw-ins, is that they are in fact Free Throws and they work similarly. From a Corner you are allowed to pass, swim and score directly, without having to pass the ball to another player first.

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No Games Tonight (Roster Change)

No Games tonight. DKHAC is running a swimming event (2019 Tasmanian State Championships) and forgot to notify me so I only found out today through a heads-up from Honey Badger Steve.

To resolve this, we are moving Rounds 5 – 10 (7 Mar – 11 Apr) up 1 week and will catch up on, what was originally a ‘No Game’ night, 18 April. So no games tonight, everything shifts up one week, we play 18 April and after that everything is as originally scheduled. The Roster and Year Planner have been adjusted accordingly.

DKHAC apologises for the inconvenience and will not be charging us for the 18 April game night. Funds saved will go towards equipment etc.

Umpires, please review the change and get in touch with Tony ASAP if you see any conflicts.

I’ll send an email to all captains as well.

See you next week,
Dave

2018-19 S2 Results R4

Thursday 28/2/2019

Clownfish 40 def Ducks 34
Natalie 26, Nicki 12

The Nuts 61 def Beached Az 37
Jemma 26, Tim 11

The Sisters 19 def by The Krillers 62
Steve 11, Lauren 20

Sheep Stations 27 def by Sharks 42
Dee 10, Nykita 18

BYE Brothers

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

Weekly Rule Highlight

Section 15.3 basically deals with holding onto, leaning on or pushing off the sides 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.

2018-19 S2 Results R3

Thursday 21/2/2019

Beached Az 24 def by Clownfish 46
Kylie 16, Natalie 24

The Krillers 44 def Sharks 40
Shane 16, Nykita 16

Ducks 30 def by Brothers 38
Nicki 16, Lisa 12

The Sisters 23 def by The Nuts 48
Julie 6, Jemma 18

BYE Sheep Stations

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

Umpires, please note that the full season’s umpiring roster has been published on the Roster page. Any reported days of unavailability have been taken into account, so hopefully that means everyone can umpire as scheduled. If anything comes up, please contact the Chief Umpire Tony asap.

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).

If confusing, please ask a board member or umpire before your game.

2018-19 S2 Results R2

Thursday 14/2/2019

Sharks 40 def Beached Az 36
Ellie 18, Sam 17

Ducks 36 def by The Krillers 42
Nicki 16, Lauren 10

Clownfish 34 def by Sheep Stations 44
Natalie 12, Clinton/Dee each 16

Brothers 31 def by The Nuts 50
Anna 10, Jemma 28

BYE The Sisters

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

During the meeting last night a question came up regarding what is expected of Duty teams. I’ve listed a link below to the page on this website that explains this, as well as some other useful links:

 

Weekly Rule Highlight

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.

Active defense of the player taking the free throw may only resume once the free throw has been taken or after the umpire has called ‘Play On’.

2018-19 S2 Results R1

Thursday 7/2/2019

The Nuts 62 def Sharks 26
Tony 34, Ellie 14

Sheep Stations 35 def by The Krillers 36
Clinton 16, Clare 12

Beached Az 38 def The Sisters 12
Wes 14, Peat 8

Clownfish 32 def by Brothers 34
Natalie 12, Lisa 12

BYE Ducks

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

Firstly, as we get into the new season, a request for all our existing and experienced players: please be mindful of our new players and new(ish) teams. If they (apparently) don’t know a rule then explain it to them, give them some tips on the game and tactics, and give them a bit more room than you would normally give your opponent. It is important that we support our new players and beginning teams, particularly during their first season, to keep them engaged and improve as a team.

Secondly, an update on the changes resulting out of the switch to a 9-team roster. As a result of selecting option one, the Ducks, The Sisters, Sheep Stations, Brothers and The Krillers have 2 byes and Clownfish, Beached Az, Sharks and The Nuts have 1 bye. We’re trying to make this as fair as possible, by:

  • Evening out the number of duty sessions per team.
  • Trying to have teams play similarly ranked (last year’s final ladder) teams.
  • Spreading the fees out proportionally (2-bye teams pay slightly less than 1-bye teams).
  • Dealing with the difference of opportunity to win games due to the extra bye for the 2-bye teams. I.e. those teams have 1 less game from which they can score points for winning. We are currently (see ladder) using the approach that we used to take during seasons with byes, which is that every bye counts as a win (with 0 points for/against).  Happy to discuss any other suggestions during next week’s 14/2 captains and umpires meeting, so if you have any, please discuss with your captain beforehand.

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). The intention is to give teams the opportunity to settle in and get their line-up sorted out. In addition, during the first 3 rounds, 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 for stats purposes.

Round 4 onwards goals from fill-in players registered with another team do not count (and are not noted on the scoresheet’s team line-up). 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.

2018-19 S2 Roster

The roster for the second season of 2018-19 has been published on the Roster page.

With some more players from the Come & try night and input from all captains, including a 9th team, ‘The Krillers’ captained by Shane Hamel, it has been confirmed that we are running a 9-team roster this season.

Since the pool bookings and planning for this year were for an 8 team roster, it meant some decisions needed to be made with regards to how to adjust the roster for this season to accommodate 9 teams. Three options were proposed to the captains of all teams:

1. Keep the game days as they are currently in the planner. This is the usual 14 regular rounds and 3 finals rounds, from 7 Feb to 13 Jun.

  • Pro: No need to change the scheduled game days and pool bookings with DKHAC. Since we’re spreading the same pool fees over 9 teams instead of 8, the fee per team will be less.
  • Con: A 9 team roster consists of 18 regular rounds plus 3 finals rounds, with 2 byes for each team. So if we stick with the usual 14+3 rounds, we are 4 rounds short. This means that not every team plays each other twice and that 4 teams will have only 1 bye instead of 2.

2. Play a full 9 team roster, which takes 21 nights and finish before the start of next season at mid-July. We would need to play on 18 April (day before Good Friday) which is a scheduled night off and we would finish on July 4th. The next season would start with a Come & Try night on 18 July and Round 1 on 25 July (so, only 1-2 weeks break in between seasons).

  • Pro: Every team can play each other twice and therefore also will have equal byes.
  • Con: No fee savings (still would have to calculate this but I suspect also no increase) and less of a break between seasons. For the board this also means a tighter window for planning, elections/hand-overs, etc. Note that if we choose this I will still need to confirm with DKHAC that the additional nights are available.

3. Same as option 2, but with a shorter finals period.

  • Pro: See option 2, but with a longer break between seasons and lower fees than option 2 (but not as much lower than option 1).
  • Con: No second chances during the finals period and slightly less of a break than option 1. As with option 2, I’d still need to confirm with DKHAC that the additional 2 nights can be booked.

The majority vote went to option 1 (then 3 and then 2), so we’ll keep the season as it is currently shown in the year planner. As indicated above, the fee per team will be less (I’ll calculate and will let the captains know later this week), not every team will play each other twice, and 4 teams will have only 1 bye instead of 2. This has been done completely randomly through the roster provided by Kyle.

If the 9 teams work out and we keep going like that during 2019-20 then we can try and plan accordingly. Happy to also then consider changes like a shorter finals period and any other suggestions at that time.

Lastly, there will be a quick captains & umpires meeting next week 14/2 at 7:00pm. I’ll send out an invite and agenda to the captains and umpires via email.

The aim is to have 2 umpires per team available. This means there is less dependency on the same volunteers and we have greater continuity and training opportunities, meaning an broader appropriate standard of umpiring. Currently the numbers are as follows; can the teams providing 1 umpire or none please consider providing more volunteers:

2 Beached Az
1 Brothers
1 Clownfish
2 Ducks
1 Sharks
0 Sheep Stations
1 The Krillers
2 The Nuts
1 The Sisters