2014 S1 Results R5

Thursday 14/03/2014

Ducks 40 def by Sharks 44
Cole/Ron each 12, Phillip 22

Plankton 50 def Clownfish 28
Cathy 18, Sam 16

Beached Az 54 def Pink Pirates 49
Wes 36, Nick 32

Brothers 30 def by The Nuts 39
Tim 12, Tony 33

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

Rule Highlight of the Week

This week’s highlighted rule concerns the restriction on fin sizes. As outlined under Section 2.4 of the Regulations, players must wear flippers with the extended fin component not to exceed 30 centimetres beyond the players toe line. So in other words, 30 cm maximum from the toe line to the end of your fin.

The rule was mainly established in order to avoid unfair advantage, but it is also important in minimising the risk of other players getting hurt by your oversized fins. Lastly, as anyone with experience in the game will have learned, while large scuba fins work for underwater hockey they tend to reduce maneuverability in the water basketball surface (more vertical) style of play; so you’d be also doing yourself a disservice wearing oversized fins.

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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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