2011 S2 Round 13 Results

Thursday 4/11/2011

Nuts 38 def by Brothers 39
Tony 18, Susannah 18

Ducks 52 def Swordfish 38
Fiona 14, Leanna 14

Plankton 32 def Pink Pirates 26
Cathy 20, Nick 14

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

Rule Highlight: “What’s with this ‘cylinder’ the umpires keep talking about?”

Regulation 15.6 & 15.6.1: A player with the ball is considered to have a no-go space around them, known as the “cylinder”, a space the width of their shoulders. Therefore a defending player cannot push up against the chest or back of a player with the ball as this is considered to be within the safe “cylinder” space around the player with the ball; this is called as ‘Contact’ (or impeding).

To clarify the interpretation of this rule further; this means that if a player doesn’t have the ball, the cylinder rule doesn’t apply and therefore a player may, for example, reach over someone to tap away the ball or rebound. In these cases, general Contact penalties still apply to the player initiating the contact. So, in the previous example, if a player reaches over another to tap away in incoming ball, that’s ok, but if during that action that player clearly contacts the other player, then that is considered a contact foul.


About Water Basketball Tasmania
Water Basketball is a sport developed by The Hobart Aquatic Centre. It involves two teams of 6 players, who pass the ball down the pool to their goal end, which is a hoop similar to basketball. Each player wears flippers (and a cap to identify which team they are playing for). Goals are scored as two or three points depending how far from the goals you are.

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