2017-18 S1 Results R9

Thursday 21/09/2017

Clownfish 25 def by Pink Pirates 35
Dave 7, Nicole 10

Sea Serpents 42 def Sharks 30
Caitlin 14, Markus 14

Ducks 29 def by The Nuts 50
Andrew 13, Jemma 40

Brothers 32 def Beached Az 27
Anna 10, Sam 15

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

REMINDER: No games next week, due to DKHAC hosting the 2017 National 16 & Under Girls Championships. Games will resume in Round 10 on the 5th of October.

Weekly Rule Highlight

As recently explained again, only 2 players of each team are allowed to occupy any space within each 2 meter area (see 15.8 and 15.9 of the Regulations).

For full details on the rule, see this post earlier this season, but to highlight the things to do when this foul is called in the offensive team’s favour:

  • The player with the ball at the time (or nearest if no possession) gets to take the free throw.
  • You must take the free throw either on the spot that player was on at the time of the foul call, OR, directly in front of the basket on the 2-meter line. It’s your choice and you should make your decision clear to players and umpires.
  • If you take the free throw in the 2-meter area (on the line is also considered in the 2-meter area), then only 1 other player from your team can be in the 2-meter area.
  • From the free throw spot (you may be called back if not on the designated spot), you may shoot, pass or swim.
    • If you swim, the umpires will call Play On and the defenders may resume defending.

Please remind your team mates of this process, since umpires keep having to explain the rule even to experienced players, and it can get confusing trying to shout a rule explanation over the water to people with ear guards on.

 

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Umpiring Roster Update

Hi umpires – the full umpiring roster is now available on the roster page.

2017-18 S1 Results R8

Thursday 14/09/2017

Brothers 40 def Sea Serpents 22
Craig/Bec each 10, Cole 14

Pink Pirates 28 def by Beached Az 30
Jen 10, Sam 18

The Nuts 46 def Sharks 26
Tony 28, Markus 14

Clownfish 49 def Ducks 38
Brett 29, Ron 14

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

The rest of the umpiring roster will be published this weekend.

Reminder

As explained in section 2.3 of the Regulations, players must remove jewellery and other articles that might cause injury, prior to the game (e.g. watches, rings, bracelets etc.).

The umpire will assess and have the final say in whether wearing jewellery during the game presents a danger to any player (including the person wearing it) and if so, the item must either be removed or thoroughly covered with waterproof/resistant tape (e.g. piercing). If that is refused or not possible, the player can be excluded from the game.

2017-18 S1 Results R7

Thursday 7/09/2017

Clownfish 30 def by Beached Az 40
Brett 12, Sam 18

Sea Serpents 33 def by The Nuts 52
Cole 17, Tony 30

Brothers 34 def by Sharks 36
Lisa 22, Ellie 12

Ducks 32 def by Pink Pirates 43
Ron 16, Nicole 18

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

Reminder

A reminder for all teams this week, on how to complete scoresheets when on duty. Please make sure you read this and assist your team mates who don’t read this website. Completing the scoresheets correctly helps the volunteer stats people to correctly record your results and reduces the need for following up with captains and umpires to find out the actual results.

Please check the example scoresheet at the bottom of the Regulations page with guidelines on all its sections, as well as check the below frequent mistakes.

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  • Points should be recorded in 2s and 3s; not by tallying |s. Or as Kyle likes to exclaim: “NO CHICKEN SCRATCHES!!”
  • Fill-ins should be entered in the fill-in section (2 lines only for each team, since a minimum of 4 own players is required to not forfeit).
  • The person completing the scoresheet should count the scores down during the game, but also after the game count the scores for each player across to the right, which provides the check that the final scores match the player’s scores.
  • The person completing the scoresheet should write his/her name at the bottom of the scoresheet, whcih we use if we need to follow up.

2017-18 S1 Results R6

Thursday 31/08/2017

Pink Pirates 38 def Sharks 30
Susan 12, Markus 18

Clownfish 44 def Ducks 30
Scott 16, Andrew 8

Beached Az 32 def by The Nuts 58
Wes 12, Tony 30

Sea Serpents 30 def by Brothers 38
Cole/Haig each 8, Lisa/Jo each 10

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

Weekly Rule Highlight

This week we’re looking at the barging rule in general. Section 15.19 refers to barging a static defender, while 15.21 deals with barging in motion.

The concept of the ‘cylinder’, which is the shoulder-width space around the person, is important when determining the barging violation. Barging can be called on physical contact, but also on movement into the defender’s cylinder.

While barging a static defender (15.20) is generally straight forward, what happens when both players are in motion without contact but in each other’s cylinder is not always obvious (read 15.21). Simply said; if an attacking player moves forward or sideways into the defender’s cylinder, that is barging. If the attacker is static or moves backwards and the defender moves into the attacker’s cylinder, that is impeding (although usually more leniency is given here, since as the ‘follower’ it is harder to know when to stop). Note, that the interpretation of forward/backward depends on the placement of the defender. I.e. the defender is usually placed between the attacker and the defended basket. But, if the defender is placed behind the attacker (e.g. a double-team defence) and the attacker swims backward into the defender, that is also barging.

Since the in-motion/non-contact situations happen very often, we need to keep those rules practical. Therefore, umpires generally only call consistent barging. E.g. if the attacker tries to swim closer to the basket and does so by diagonally swimming forward into the cylinder of the defender (so not arms), then the umpires generally wait for a few seconds to see if the attacker stops. If the attacker consistently keeps moving into the defender’s cylinder in this situation, then a barging foul is called.

Similarly if this happens in reverse, with the attacker retreating and the defender consistently swimming forward into the attacker, that is impeding. The in-motion/non-contact scenarios tend to be considered more severely when they occur closer to the attacking area/basket.

As you can see, contact & barging rules are not simple considering the many different possible scenarios. Umpires must consider on- & off-the-ball situations (with on-the-ball being considered more severely than off-the-ball), general impact, flow of the game, intent, etc. etc. So while the barging rules have been discussed, agreed and documented to a large extent, the ongoing need for careful & consistent interpretation by the umpires and understanding & cooperation from the players are ultimately essential.