2013 S1 R3 Results and Regulations Update

Thursday 21/02/2013

Nuts 50 def Plankton 46
Tony 34, Jo/Daniel each 18

Pink Pirates 30 def by Ducks 35
Michelle K. 16, Andrew 12

Beached Az 32 def Swordfish 30
Alison/Julie each 14, Dave 18

Sharks 45 def Brothers 38
Sophie 18, Susannah 16

The ladder and top scoring rankings have also been updated under Statistics. As a reminder, from Round 4 onwards, fill-ins are still allowed under the normal rules (S.6 of Regulations), but their score will not count towards the team’s total points (S.6.4.2). Determining this is the scoring Duty member’s responsibility. The referee will indicate the score and the Duty member will ensure the scores are noted in the fill-in section on the scoring sheet.

Rules & Regulations Update

The aim of the water basketball program is to provide a mixed gender competition accessible to a broad skill range, as well as ensure the game remains fun for everyone. We’re generally successful at that, but while static player contact, barging and impeding rules have been around for a while now and are generally understood and applied, current game rules still have a few gaps where it comes to players in motion.

So in the attempt to address this particular area of contact & contention, the Board has developed a number of changes and additions to Section 15 of the Rules & Regulations. These changes have been reviewed and discussed by the Captains & Umpires and after a final revision, approved.

Please read, especially Section 15, the new rulebook as there will be a test 😉 next week, when the umpires will start applying them. Some patience is required from everyone, while umpires and players adjust to this during the next few rounds.

While the changes are likely to result in a few more foul calls, umpires are aware that calls will be made while interpreting accidental contact in terms of severity, location and intent, within the spirit of the game (15.18.4) and that any contact will be interpreted by the umpire in terms of advantage (7.4 & 15.18.6). So for example a barging foul would be interpreted with regards to the severity of the impact, whether the player continues to push or stops immediately, as well as resulting unfair advantage.

Should you, after reading Section 15 of the Rules & Regulations still have any questions, please come and see one of the Board members or Umpires before the game and discuss with your Captain in the next few weeks.

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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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