2016-17 S1 End of Season

Thanks to those attending the BBQ last Saturday๐Ÿ™‚. It was nice to see that despite the busy time of the year a decent number of us had found the time to catch up with other team players, which included their children, the next generation of Water Basketball players.

In addition to recognising the Division winners, DKHAC free entry vouchers were presented to winners of individual awards:

2016 Season 1

  • Best & Fairest Female: Ellie Bucher 17 (Sharks)
  • Best & Fairest Male: Sam Scandrett 18 (Beached Az)
  • Most Improved Female: Jemma Dazeley (Nuts)
  • Most Improved Male: James Barnes (Sea Snakes)

2016-17 Season 1 (switch to financial year season naming)

  • Best & Fairest Female: Alyce Francis (Beached Az)
  • Best & Fairest Male: Cole Dabner (Ducks)
  • Most improved Female: Caitlin Barber (Sea Snakes)
  • Most improved Male: Chris Waugh (Pink Pirates)

Congratulations everyone; all well deserved! The complete Best & Fairest list (of those who received points) has now been updated in the Stats section for this season.

Tony Edmondson (The Nuts) maintained his traditional number 1 spot on the top scorers ladder this season with 282 points, closely followed by Jemma Dazeley (The Nuts) with 278 points and Markus Bucher (Sharks) with 227 points.

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 Andrew efforts in for 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 in leading the competition through the recent organisational changes without really any noticeable negative impact to the game.

Since we now operate by financial year, which runs from 1/7-30/6, next season’s structure and cost will stay exactly the same. As per the Water Basketball Year Planner, we’ll start off with a (free) Come & Try night on 2 February and Round 1 on 9 February. The season will run as usual, with 14 regular rounds and 3 finals rounds, with the only break in the season for Easter. We’re scheduled to finish the season with the Grand Finals on 15 June, followed by our newly introduced mid-year Water Basketball event on Saturday 17 June.

It will be a dinner for all teams in the function room of the Ball & Chain and is shaping up to be a great night out so please keep this night free in your calendars. All we need now is a catchy name, somewhat Dark MoFo-like. The WeeBees? The Water Ball? Send in your idea and I’ll put up a poll during next season so you can all vote for it. Based on the votes, the board will make a final decision, consider it to be our Boaty McBoatface disclaimer, and the winner takes home a, possibly framed, DKHAC free entry voucher.

To assist in planning, it would be very useful if the Captains could indicate as early as possible whether their team will continue to play next year (so we can determine whether the competition will remain financially viable). Similarly, the sooner umpires can confirm with John whether they intend to continue umpiring next season the better. Closer to the start (19 January at the latest) Captains should confirm their team’s ability to pay the current team registration fee of $960 (between about $7-$10 per player per game, depending on team numbers) submit their team sheets to me, so we can get the stats and scoresheets side of things organised.

New/interested players are encouraged to attend the Come & Try night on 2 Feb and/or send us an email with your inquiry through our enquiry form.

Thank you all for another great season; hopefully you’ll have a great Christmas break and much health and happiness for 2017!๐Ÿ™‚

Dave

2016-17 S1 Results GF

Thursday 1/12/2016

The Nuts 43 def Pink Pirates 21
Jemma 16, Clinton 9

Beached Az 36 def Clownfish 29
Sam 16, Brett 17

Congratulations to the Championship winners of Division 1, The Nuts and of Division 2, Beached Az! The winners of the Individual Awards will be announced during the end-of-season get-together and awards presentations BBQ at the Waterworks Site 1, tomorrow Saturday 3 Dec, starting from 11:30am onward with the awards part taking place around 1:00pm.

It would be great to see as many people at the BBQ as possible and catch up with people away from the pool deck before we belly-splash into the silly season. BYO food/drinks/etc (each team should cater for itself) and the whole family is welcome!

2016-17 S1 Results SF

Thursday 24/11/2016

Pink Pirates 36 def Ducks 28
Clinton 16, Cole 14

Sharks 26 def by Clownfish 31
Markus 14, Chris 11

The Grand Finals roster is now available on the Roster page.

Reminder: The end-of-season get-together and awards presentations BBQ will be at the Waterworks Site 1 on Saturday 3 Dec, starting from 11:30am onward with the ‘formalities’ taking place around 1:00pm. It would be great to see as many people there as possible and catch up with people away from the pool deck. BYO food & drinks and the whole family is welcome!

2016-17 S1 Results QF

Thursday 17/11/2016

Beached Az 48 def Sharks 40
Alison 20, Markus 22

The Nuts 50 def Pink Pirates 20
Jemma 22, Rob 8

Sea Snakes 22 def by Clownfish 32
Caitlin 14, Dave 10

Ducks 40 def Brothers 34
Cole 14, Mitchell 10

The Semi Finals roster is now available on the Roster page.

Reminder: The end-of-season get-together and awards presentations BBQ will be at the Waterworks Site 1 on Saturday 3 Dec, starting from 11:30am onward with the ‘formalities’ taking place around 1:00pm. It would be great to see as many people there as possible and catch up with people away from the pool deck. BYO food & drinks and the whole family is welcome!

2016-17 S1 Results R14

Thursday 10/11/2016

The Nuts 60 def Pink Pirates 42
Tony 32, Rob 11

Brothers 32 def Ducks 30
Lisa 14, Cole/Sophie/Melissa each 6

Clownfish 26 def by Sea Snakes 34
Dave/Brett/Chris/Julie each 6, Inala 16

Beached Az 48 def Sharks 40
Alison 20, Kyrin 14

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

We now head into the 3-week finals period, starting with the Quarter Finals next week as detailed on the updated Roster page.

There is sufficient interest in the end-of-season get-together and awards presentations so that’s going ahead with a BBQ at the Waterworks Site 1 on 3 Dec, starting from 11:30am – 12pm onward. BYO food & drinks and the whole family is welcome!

Rule Highlight of the Week

With the Finals starting next week it is important that everyone gives each other the best opportunity to do well and enjoy themselves. This means that:

  • Any fill-in arrangements have been sorted out with the opposing team captain and at least 1 board member well before the game;
  • the Duty team sets up, is present on time and pays attention to scores and time during the game;
  • the score sheet is ready to go with any questions answered before the start of the game;
  • umpires are on time and pay attention to the game, double-checking the score sheet during breaks;
  • players/teams are ready to start on time, without having to have been asked more than once (during finals, late teams may be penalised with a turn-over free throw to the other team);
  • players have read and know the rules, so they don’t need to be explained during the game;
  • all players are respectful of each other and those volunteering as umpires and duty team members.

Good luck in the finals!!๐Ÿ™‚

Dave

2016-17 S1 Results R13

Thursday 3/11/2016

Clownfish 35 def by Sharks 36
Brett/Scott each 10, Kyrin 16

The Nuts 47 def Beached Az 38
Tony 18, Sam 18

Ducks 30 def by Pink Pirates 37
Cole/Clare each 12, Clinton 15

Brothers 20 def Sea Snakes 0 (forfeit)

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

Last round next week, before we head into the 3-week finals period (see bottom of the Roster page for remaining dates and next season dates).

Regarding the end-of-season get-together and awards presentations we are looking at scheduling for a BBQ at the Waterworks on 3 Dec; we provided all captains with details on 25 Oct and asked them to check with their teams so we can determine what the level of interest is. Can all teams please let us know ASAP, through their captains, whether they’d be able/want to come along?

Rule Highlight of the Week

With the Finals rapidly approaching, a quick word on Fill-In arrangements during the Finals period of a season. During that time, teams may not use fill-ins from other teams or non-registered players and may not field additional male players from the same team should there be less than 3 females available. To play in the Finals, a player must be registered and have played with a team at least 3 games before he/she is allowed to play for that team in the Finals. Note, that if a forfeit occurred, all players registered at the time of that game will be considered as having played that game (3.4.1).

When a team has less than 6 players (registered with that team) available to play during Finals and the missing player(s) cannot play due to medical reasons (a medical certificate must be presented to a Board member before the game), replacement fill-in(s) may be used regardless of whether they have played the minimum of 3 games with that team (6.7.1).

These are the rules, but we always aim to be flexible when considering each team’s circumstances. Any proposed deviations from the above will need to be discussed with the opposing Captain and at least one Board member as early as possible before the game (e.g. via email days before). Should the opposing team not agree with the suggested changes, then that stands and should not be subject to further objections.

2016-17 S1 Results R12

Thursday 27/10/2016

Beached Az 44 def Ducks 42
Alison/Sam each 16, Cole 16

Clownfish 22 def by Brothers 26
Julie 6, Kath 14

Sharks 24 def by Pink Pirates 40
Markus 10, Jen/Susan/Nicole each 10

Sea Snakes 25 def by The Nuts 50
Caitlin 10, Tony 20

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

Rule Highlight of the Week

Section 18 deals with Game Stoppages. The umpire may stop a game in the event of accident, injury or illness and in the event of a game stoppage a player shall be allowed to leave the water, or sit or stand on the steps or side of the pool with the permission of a umpire.

If an accident, injury or illness, including bleeding, occurs, an umpire may at their discretion suspend the game for not more than three minutes, in which case he shall instruct the timekeeper as to when the stoppage period is to commence. Missed time is added on.

In the case of a stoppage, the team in possession of the ball at the time of the stoppage resumes in possession of the ball, roughly where the play stopped. Note that this is a bit like a Neutral ball in the sense that the player who puts the ball back in play after a stoppage is not permitted to shoot.

During the stoppage, the injury is checked and discussed with the concerning player. Actions taken can range from the player returning to the pool, to substituting/remaining out of the game for a bit to recover, to engaging a first-aid certified lifeguard in a more formal capacity. This last option will require the player to discuss their condition and options with the lifeguard and possibly (depending on the circumstances) sign the incident form the lifeguard completes.