2017-18 S2 Come & Try

Happy New Year everyone; hope you’ll have a healthy and happy 2018 😉

We’ll be in touch with the captains and umpires via email to get things organised for the upcoming season which starts Thursday 8 February (see full year planning (incl 2018-2019 S1 here).

The Come & Try night will be on Thursday 1 February, 7:30pm – 8:30pm in the Dive Pool. Free entry as usual (just say at reception you’re there for the Water Basketball Come & Try night). We have plenty of caps but limited fins. So if you’re bringing people along, have them bring their fins if they have them.

You can click on the poster below to open up a PDF version so you can print/download it more easily for publication purposes (email/notice boards, etc).

2017-18 Come & Try Night


2017-18 S1 Results GF & Awards

Thursday 30/11/2017

Sharks 40 def by Beached Az 42
Markus 14, Sam 28

The Nuts 48 def Clownfish 22
Tony 30, Dave/Brett each 8

As previously mentioned, the awards for both this season and Season 2 of the 2017-18 financial year will be handed out during the Winter Water Basketball Dinner on the 16th of June 2018 (see the Water Basketball Planner for the full 2017-18 schedule).

However, we wouldn’t want keep you in the dark until then with regards to the achievements of this season. Congratulations to the Championship winners of Division 1, The Nuts and of Division 2, Beached Az! A big congratulations also to the winners of the Individual Awards, especially the recurring champs Brett and Jemma for keeping their standards high:

2017-18 Season 1:

  • Best & Fairest Female: Jemma Dazeley (The Nuts)
  • Best & Fairest Male: Brett Ring (Clownfish)
  • Most improved Female: Mikalah Swain (Sharks)
  • Most improved Male: Nat Jackson (The Nuts)

The complete Best & Fairest list (of those who received points) has now been updated in the Stats section for this season.

Jemma Dazeley just frog-leaped Tony Edmondson (both from The Nuts) during the last regular game of the season (312 over 287) for the number 1 spot on the top scorers ladder with Brett Ring (Clownfish) in third spot with 174 points.

As usual, I’d like to take a moment here to recognise the contributions of duty teams, captains, umpires and board members! Without everyone’s help and enthusiasm we wouldn’t be able to keep this competition running as smoothly as it has been. A small effort on everyone’s part constitutes a significant result for everyone to enjoy. As always Sylvie’s help with setting up equipment and duty and Andrew’s efforts in providing us with game highlights on Facebook are appreciated as well. We were fortunate again this season to have 8 (reasonably) solid teams, so a special thank you to all Captains for keeping their teams organised and engaged, particularly with the added membership fee collection effort, and the Board for their work behinds the scenes.

Speaking of the Board, Tony will be taking over the Chief Umpire responsibilities in the upcoming season. Thank you John, for all your work in that role. Not always noticed or thanked, but it’s the kind of volunteer effort that keeps this competition running.

We’ve noticed (as umpires on the board but also speaking with various players) that the consistency in relation to the interpretation of rules has dropped a bit over the last few seasons, leading to confusion and at times play that is too physical. So we’d like to meet with all umpires at the beginning of next season to make sure we’re all on the same page with regards to the regulations and the interpretation of the ambiguities of the game. However, while that effort will be made, please be reminded that even with paid professional umpires, who study the game and practice umpiring, games are never perfect for everyone involved. So we’ll always continue to rely on that understanding from players and their capacity to play the game fairly with a positive and respectful mindset towards other players.

After the Christmas break, we’ll kick the 2017-18 second season off with a Come & Try night on 1 February, followed by the first round on the 8th. For the full season’s schedule, as usual, check the Roster page.

To assist in planning, it would be very useful if the Captains could indicate as early as possible whether they continue as Captains and whether their team will need help with finding new players. Similarly, the sooner umpires can confirm with Tony whether they intend to continue umpiring next season the better. Captains will need to submit their team registration sheets by January 26th at the latest (start with confirmed players only; it’s easier to add than to remove when doing the Stats).

New/interested players are encouraged to attend the Come & Try night on 1 Feb and/or send us an email with your inquiry through our enquiry form. The usual notification and poster will make its way onto the website and into DKHAC in the lead up to the night as well.

Thank you all for another great season; hopefully you’ll have a great Christmas break and much health and happiness in 2018! 🙂


2017-18 S1 Results SF

Thursday 23/11/2017

Brothers 20 def by Clownfish 30
Sam/Lisa each 6

Sea Serpents 22 def by Beached Az 43
Leah 8, Kylie 18

The Grand Finals roster has been published on the Roster page. Kyle’s coming in especially to umpire the second game since we only had one umpire available for it – thanks Kyle!!

2017-18 S1 Results QF

Thursday 16/11/2017

Sea Serpents 34 def by Sharks 48
Clare 14, Markus 16

The Nuts 42 def Brothers 20
Tony 22, Lisa/Matt each 9

Beached Az 56 def Ducks 48
Sam 26, Ron 22

Pink Pirates 27 def by Clownfish 34
Susan/Jen each 8, Brett 16

The Semi Finals roster has been published on the Roster page. John’s coming in especially to umpire the first game since we only had one umpire available for it – thanks John!!

2017-18 S1 Results R14

Thursday 9/11/2017

The Nuts 42 def Clownfish 34
Jemma 36, Brett 20

Ducks 36 def Brothers 35
Ron/Nicki each 8, Jess 13

Beached Az 42 def by Sea Serpents 46
Wes 24, Caitlin 34

Pink Pirates 29 def by Sharks 30
Rob 10, Ellie 12

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 16 Nov, Semi Finals on 23 Nov and Grand Finals on 30 Nov. The Finals roster has been published on the Roster page.

Brush up on your understanding of the Regulations (in particular Sections 3.4 and 6.7) and if there are any special arrangements to be made for your team (fill-ins etc), please do so as soon as possible with the captain of the opposing team and a member of the Board.

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

2017-18 S1 Results R13

Thursday 2/11/2017

Beached Az 34 def by Sharks 54
Alison 18, Markus 16

The Nuts 36 def Pink Pirates 20
Jemma 20, Rob 14

Brothers 26 def by Clownfish 30
Lisa/Jo each 8, Brett 20

Ducks 26 def by Sea Serpents 44
Jayden/Shane each 8, Caitlin 20

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

REMINDER to all Duty teams – please make sure all balls and other equipment are accounted for at the end of the night. We found a ball in the 50m pool last night after everyone had left. We have 5 new balls – I can’t remember how may of the older pink ones (about 5 as well). In any case, do a quick scan around the 2 pools to make sure.

Also, one of the (basket) rings is broken (few weeks ago). We’ll try and get that fixed asap, but just a reminder to the Duty teams for that as well; make sure you line up the basket correctly before you click it into the catch/lock on the wall. Don’t bend and force it in if not alligned properly.

Last regular round (14) next week before we head into the Quarter Finals 16 Nov, Semi Finals 23 Nov and Grand Finals 30 Nov.

2017-18 S1 Results R12

Thursday 19/10/2017

Pink Pirates 14 def by Brothers 39
Nicole 4, Lisa 21

Beached Az 44 def Ducks 28
Wes 18, Ron 8

Sharks 36 def by Clownfish 40
Ellie 18, Brett 20

Sea Serpents 34 drew The Nuts 34
Cole 16, Tony 22

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

REMINDER: No games next week due to it being Hobart Show Day. We resume with Round 13 on the 2nd of November.