2016-17 S1 Results R5

Thursday 25/08/2016

Brothers 30 def by The Nuts 54
Mitchell 10, Tony 28

Sharks 52 def Sea Snakes 26
Markus 36, John 14

Beached Az 42 def Clownfish 32
Sam 24, Brett 16

Ducks 34 def by Pink Pirates 38
Cole/Clare each 10, Jen/Chris each 10

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

Rule Highlight of the Week

Over the last couple of weeks a number of people have asked me whether it’s ok to pass the ball forward when starting the quarter. Whenever you have a question like that, please check the Regulations first. We also have a printed copy of the regulations on the table on game nights.

The short answer is yes, as long as the ball is passed from the centre point of the field (Section 9.6). Minor foul 15.1 might be confusing, but that merely states that you’re not allowed to advance past the centre line before the umpire has given the signal to start.

The person starting with the ball must be in the middle of the centre line and is not allowed to swim with the ball until it has been passed to another player. That can be in any direction after the umpires have started the game.

Since it can be tempting to re-position while swimming underwater in this scenario, note that players are not allowed to intentionally swim underwater for more than 2 seconds (S.15.18).

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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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