2015 S1 Results R5

Thursday 12/03/2015

Sea Snakes 16 def by The Nuts 63
Nikole 10, Jamie 26

Beached Az 42 def Clownfish 36
Alison 24, Sam 16

Sharks 38 def Ducks 32
Markus 14, Andrew 10

Brothers 28 def by Pink Pirates 32
Susannah/Mitchell each 10, Deanne 16

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

Weekly Rule Highlight

As with most ball sports, water basketball is played in an environment where people interact closely together, are generally competitive and aim for the best for themselves and their team. So, as is common in these types of situations, that means there will be times when there is physical and/or verbal contact. The players themselves and to a further degree the Regulations, enforced by our volunteer umpires, are there to ensure all this remains within acceptable limits and it must be pointed out that during the majority of game time throughout the past years that works quite well; mainly due to players understanding & managing their physical and verbal impact and to a further degree through the rules and umpires.

There are however times when you find yourself in a situation where there is some interaction with other players, verbally or physically, that either may not be heard or seen by the umpires and/or is within the boundaries of the Regulations but simply not appreciated by you.

In those cases we encourage you to address it as follows:

  1. Talk to the player (or umpire if you have a problem with him/her) first. Confrontations can be difficult, especially for shy people (and we all have a bit of that), which means these conversations may come across a bit abrupt or harsh at first. Take the time to calm down, think about what you’d like to say and then talk to the player either during the game or during the break. Chances are the other player is not even aware you’re experiencing their actions negatively and will usually try to do you the courtesy of changing their behaviour somewhat (swapping players could work as well).
  2. If that doesn’t work, then talk to your captain, who can discuss it with the other captain. Preferably do that in the presence of the umpires during the break.

As we’re all adults and there for a good time, further action is generally not needed, but please note that additional information and the entire escalation path can be viewed in Section 20 of the Regulations.


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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