2017-18 S1 Results R10

Thursday 5/10/2017

The Nuts 62 def Beached Az 36
Tony 40, Wes 20

Clownfish 36 def Sea Serpents 34
Brett 18, Cole 22

Pink Pirates 48 def Ducks 30
Rob 22, Ron 8

Sharks 14 def by Brothers 36
Caitlin 8, Jo 14

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

Note that next week’s 8:30PM 50M Sea Serpents v Pink Pirates game is cancelled due to a Sea Serpent forfeit. The booking for that timeslot has been cancelled, so the 50m pool baskets should be removed after the 7:45pm game and that pool is not to be used after 8:30pm.

Weekly Rule Highlight

Water Basketball is similar to Basketball in the sense that it’s a non-contact sport, but some contact is unavoidable. It’s the nature of the contact, whether an advantage is gained and the intent that determines whether umpires let it go or whether they cal a contact foul as outlined in Section 15.19-15.23 of the Regulations.

Depending in the severity, intentional contact, such as grabbing, pushing or hitting an opponent can easily be considered a Gross Misconduct/Dangerous Play foul. While sports like Water Polo are more tolerant of these types of fouls, they are unacceptable in Water Basketball. Unlike in regular Basketball though, umpires cannot always see what goes on underwater and as a result, unchecked this behaviour can escalate quite easily into arguments between players and a bad experience for all involved.

This behaviour should be dealt with in an escalating manner (see Section 20 of the Regulations):

  1. We start, normally, by having a conversation with the person involved. Possibly this involves the captain of both teams.
  2. If that is unsuccessful, the Chief Umpire and possibly the Association’s President can be involved to mediate and help resolve the issue.
  3. The final point of escalation is a decision by the Board (or selection thereof if there is a conflict of interest), such as dismissed/not guilty, warning or suspension (possibly indefinite).

Luckily it has never come to that last point, since most players are relaxed and there for a good time or the player in question has stopped playing out of their own accord, but it’s good to be aware of the process nonetheless.


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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