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.