2014 S2 Results R4

Thursday 21/08/2014

Clownfish 42 def Beached Az 26
Sam 30, John 16

Pink Pirates 43 def Ducks 26
Nick 17, Cole 12

Sharks 29 def by The Nuts 44
Phillip 13, Tony 26

Plankton 42 def Brothers 27
Cathy 20, Matt 13

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

Rule Highlight of the Week

We’re having a quick look today at Regulation 15.18.2, which is one of the rules that deals with ‘barging’ and elaborates on the role of the defender. As you (hopefully) know by now, the concept of the ‘cylinder’, which is the shoulder-width space around the person, is important when determining the barging violation.

As mentioned in, the defender may have his/her arms out for mobility or defensive purposes, but since in that scenario they do not fall within the defender’s cylinder, the defender is not allowed to use the arms to hold an attacker back from their desired direction (this may only be done with the cylinder/torso in accordance with established contact/barging rules). Should the defender be too slow in removing the arms (, they should be slack (preferably retracted in the process) and the attacker should be allowed to swim over them, while taking care not to grab or kick the defender. To recover, the defender then must swim and overtake the attacker without making contact to resume the defending position between the defended basket and the attacker.

To get a full picture of rules related to barging, check out Section 15.18-15.21, and in particular 15.21 which concerns the situation where both the attacking and defending player are in motion.


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.

2 Responses to 2014 S2 Results R4

  1. Lisa Taylor says:

    But when and in what circumstances is the attacker called for barging?

    Sent from my iPhone


    • Hi Lisa,

      That’s why I added that last line, referring to Section 15.18-15.21, which deal with “Physical Contact & Cylinder Related Minor Fouls”. In particular, 15.19 refers to barging a static defender, while 15.21 deals with barging in motion.

      They were a bit too long to include and I just wanted to focus on the arms part, since that tends to confuse players.


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