Water Basketball in 2012

Best wishes for the new year! We’re already well into 2012 and it’s time to starting thinking about dusting off those fins once again.

Emails have already gone out to captains of existing teams, requesting 2012 (at least season 1) confirmation from each participating team. As per previous seasons, we’ll need an updated team sheet from each captain as early as possible. This year, Kath will be taking on the Statistics role, which includes team registration, so email her your sheets (I’m hesitant to post email addresses for spam reasons, so if you don’t have her email, send them to me, as each captain will have my address already).

Water basketball in 2012 will be similar to 2011, but a bit more balanced with regards to season duration:

  • 2 and 9 Feb Come & Try nights (7:45pm start – anyone can come along for a scratch match)
  • Season 1 runs from 16 Feb to 7 June, which is 14 rounds plus 3 finals weeks
  • Social competition from 14 June to 26 July, which is 5 rounds (for 6 mixed teams so everyone plays each other once) and 2 finals weeks.
  • Season 2 runs from 2 Aug to 29 Nov, which is 14 rounds plus 3 finals weeks

The regular seasons are based on 8 teams, each playing each other twice, which adds up to 14 rounds (of 2 games at 7:45pm and 2 at 8:30pm each), plus 3 finals weeks. Show day is the only public holiday this year that falls on a Thursday and has been taken into account. The 8th team still needs to be established, so if you are not registered with a team and interested in playing, or know of anyone, do get in touch either via email or the new Enquiry Form.

Besides the come & try nights, we’ll still have the first 3 rounds to settle teams etc, so expect a 3 round roster, and the rest of the season to follow, as previously done. The game night entry fee, for both non-HAC and HAC members, will remain $9.25 ($7.40 entry, plus $1.85 membership fee), at least until the 30th of June.

As an aside, besides Kath’s new role above, John will take on the role of Chief Umpire, while Kyle will be doing the regular roster and duty teams. For a full list of new roles & responsibilities, check the board page.

We hope to see all of you again this year and perhaps welcome a few new faces!



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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