2015 S2 Results R13

Thursday 29/10/2015

Clownfish 38 def by Sharks 43
Katie 18, Phillip 19

The Nuts 57 def Brothers 24
Tony 47, Susannah 8

Pink Pirates 41 def by Ducks 52
Nick 27, Cole 20

Beached Az 36 def Sea Snakes 31
Alison/Sam each 14, John 17

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

Rule Highlight of the Week

The recently introduced rules around Screening seem to have caused some confusion. It seems to be an unfortunate side-effect of regulations in its attempt to try and avoid ambiguity (bit like that legal mumbo-jumbo).

To put it more simply, the main aim of this rule (or clarification, because it is actually already covered by existing barging/contact rules) is that we want to make sure that attacking players do not set moving screens (i.e. get in the way of people trying to defend by illegally obstructing and holding them). So it intends to support defenders in their ability to move with the attacker without being bumped out of the way illegally. As with all of these close contact rules we don’t expect our volunteer umpires to always get it right, but the intent is there and has been discussed with the umpires in a meeting as well as via email.

Basketballers will know about screening, but if you don’t, here’s a decent page that explains it in basketball terms.

The Screening rule does not really relate to the tactic of getting in the way of players as they make their way down the pool (without the ball). That situation remains covered by the existing barging and contact rules. If the defender is fast enough to block you with their cylinder, fair enough, that’s within the rules. If the attacker is able to get around the defender and the defender ‘swims under’ or obstructs the attacker with the arms, then that is a defensive foul.

Hopefully that explains it a bit better, but if you still have questions, feel free to ask Dave or John on game night.

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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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