2015 S1 Results R3

Thursday 26/02/2015

Beached Az 22 def by Pink Pirates 34
Sam 12, Michelle 14

Ducks 30 def by Brothers 48
Kyle 12, Susannah 24

Sea Snakes 33 def by Clownfish 36
Leah 14, Sam 12

Sharks 38 def by The Nuts 43
Markus 16, Tony 24

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

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.

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 onwards, 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 will count towards the team total score, but they will 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 Kath 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).

2015 S1 Results R2

Thursday 19/02/2015

Ducks 38 def Sea Snakes 20
Clare 16, Scott/Nikole each 6

Brothers 28 def by Sharks 36
Susannah 12, Phillip 20

Clownfish 22 def by Pink Pirates 36
Sam 10, Deanne 18

The Nuts 43 def Beached Az 34
Tony 26, Sam/Julia each 16

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

Weekly Rule Highlight

As everyone probably knows, only 2 players of each team are allowed to occupy any space within each 2 meter area (see 15.8 and 15.9 of the Regulations). So, also means that the extended arms of the 3rd team member into the 2 meter area (e.g. to grab or tap the ball) counts as a violation of this rule.

If it was a defensive violation, and the attacking team was in possession of the ball, the attacking player with the ball at the time of the foul must choose between taking the free throw either from the spot he/she was in at the time, or on the 2 meter line directly in front of goal (the player should indicate this last one to the umpire, or Play On may be called). If it was a defensive foul and the attacking team was not in possession of the ball, then the free throw must always be taken on the 2 meter line directly in front of the goal by the attacking player nearest to the ball at the time of the foul.

2015 S1 Results R1

Thursday 12/02/2015

The Nuts 60 def Brothers 32
Tony 34, Kath 14

Sea Snakes 24 def by Beached Az 50
John 8, Julia 24

Pink Pirates 33 def Sharks 28
Clinton 9, Phillip/Natalie each 8

Ducks 34 def Clownfish 30
Ron 16, Sam 18

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

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 THAC 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.

2015 S1 Roster

Hopefully you’ve all had a great break and are enjoying the Summer whenever the weather allows. Time is flying past and we’re already in February; which means it’s time to dust those fins off, see if the bathers are indeed as stretchy as advertised and head on down to Water Basketball Thursdays :-).

Unfortunately Plankton couldn’t get a team together this season, but due to an excellent turn-out at last week’s Come & Try night we’ve been able to establish a new team (using the name of an old team) called Sea Snakes, which features 3 experienced players and 6 further new players. Hopefully all existing teams will do their usual best to make the new players feel welcome and assist with their introduction to the game. This means players assisting players, umpires explaining the rules a bit more during and outside of play, as well as the team Duty tasks.

The full roster for the first regular season of 2015 is available on the Roster page now, including umpiring for the first 3 rounds (the rest will be added in the next few weeks as usual). See the 2015 Water Basketball Planner for the full year’s schedule.

To be kept up-to-date of results, roster changes and other important news, click the Email subscription ‘Sign me up!’ button on the website on the right-hand side. You can unsubscribe at any time.

Last but not least, don’t forget to have a look through those Regulations (especially new players), to ensure you get the most out of your game experience. To all players, please also remind yourself of the Duty process and the proper way to fill out a scoresheet to assist in making the games run smoothly for all and ensure we don’t lose or damage our equipment.

See you poolside for another great Water Basketball season!


Come & Try Night this Thursday

A reminder that the Water Basketball Come & Try Night is this week. To those new to the game, come and check it out and to existing players, bring your friends along :-).


2014 S2 GF Results

Thursday 4/12/2014

The Nuts 44 def Brothers 36

Sharks 36 def by Pink Pirates 39

Congratulations to Division Premiers The Nuts (Div 1) and Pink Pirates (Div 2), as well as to the winners of Individual Awards in the category Best & Fairest Female, 1st season player Jamie Waterland with 22 votes and Best & Fairest Male Rich East with 16 votes. The complete Best & Fairest list (of those who received points) has now been updated in the Stats section for this season. The Most Improved Player awards were awarded by the Board to Jen Welch (Pink Pirates) and Brett Ring (Clownfish) for having improved further this season and having successfully taken on more central roles in their respective teams. The achievements of this season’s 3 top scorers, Tony Edmondson (The Nuts) 277, Sam Tassell (Clownfish) 262 and Cathy Hawkins (Plankton) 186 were also highlighted.

Pink Pirates 2014 S2 Div 2 Winners

Pink Pirates 2014 S2 Div 2 Winners

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 keeping the competition running smoothly, THAC for providing us with the equipment and the opportunity to play and lastly Jose, for once again providing us with nibbles & drinks last night. We’ll chalk the lack of sushi down to the ever expanding ripples of the Government’s budget cuts ;-).

The planning for 2015 has been drafted and in its current state is similar to that of 2014. 1 Come & Try night on 5 Feb, Season 1 start on 12 Feb and finish on 4 Jun, Social Competition (same 3 round format) 18, 25 Jun and 2 Jul, and finally a Season 2 start on 16 Jul and finish on 19 Nov. Additional breaks will be 9 April (Easter), 11 Jun and 9 Jul book-ending the Social Competition, 1 Oct (16 & U Boy’s Water Polo Nat Sep 28 – Oct 4) and the usual 22 Oct (Show Day). It’s all still in the planning stage, so feedback (via email or website) on this from members, as well as on alternative breaks more in line with school terms, would be greatly appreciated. We can’t accommodate every schedule, but we can try.

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 season. Similarly, the sooner umpires can confirm with John whether they intend to continue umpiring next season the better.

Thank you all for another great season, hope to see you in the pool again in 2015, and have a great Christmas & New Year!


Chairman Water Basketball Tasmania

2014 S2 SF Results

Plankton 32 def by Brothers 40

Clownfish 21 def by Pink Pirates 43

The roster for the Semi Final has been published on the roster page. As mentioned before, the first Grand Final starts at 7pm, 2nd game at 7:45pm and Awards & nibbles at 8:45pm. As usual, spectators can come in for free :-)


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