Roster Reminder

As mentioned on April 10th, there are no games this week due to the Australian Water Polo Country Championships taking place at DKHAC.

The competition continues next week 25/5 with Round 13.

2016-17 S2 Results R11

Thursday 4/05/2017

Brothers 44 def Ducks 34
Lisa 18, Cole 12

Pink Pirates 37 def The Nuts 22
Rob 18, Dan 16

Sea Snakes 30 def by Beached Az 58
Caitlin 20, Sam 22

Clownfish 26 def by Sharks 49
Julie 12, Markus 21

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

Rule Highlight of the Week

It’s great that each team does duty and that, for the most part, this is done well and positively. Water Basketball depends on volunteers (thank you umpires and board as well) because we don’t have the funds do do otherwise. Many sports work this way, so it’s great to see every team pitch in.

Having said that, with new players doing duty and existing players forgetting how to at times, it’s important that we remind ourselves of what’s involved and how to complete a score sheet.

Some points to focus on at the moment:

  • If someone is not printed on the score sheet then they are considered a fill-in. Fill-ins must be written in the box below the team list.
  • All players must write their cap number onto the sheet. This is not for the duty team, umpires and later on stats coordinators to have to try and figure out.
  • When setting up equipment, make sure that starts at 7:30pm prompt and is done asap. There is a default set up, so talk to board members or experienced players if you are unsure what that is.
  • Similarly, when tidying up, there is a designated storage spot and method. It also helps when all players who have borrowed caps and/or fins, return those promptly. If you prefer to chat with your team mates, that is fine, but then purchase your own fins and caps so you don’t have to worry about returning anything.
  • Lastly, scoring duty members should make eye contact with the umpire when he/she calls a score, pay attention to the game, and monitor/call time accurately & audibly.

It all sounds a bit ‘instructive’ 🙂 but it is meant to improve how we do things, lessen the dependency on those fixing up after others and make things more enjoyable for everyone. So when you see your team mates being a bit unsure or doing things incorrectly, please step up and help them out.

2016-17 S2 Roster Update

DKHAC has been given the opportunity to host the Australian Water Polo Country Championships from 17th May to 21st May 2017. To accommodate the schedule for this championship they have needed to change a number of bookings, including our 18 May game night.

So, no games on 18 May and the remainder of the roster has been pushed out by 1 week. This means the regular part of the season now ends on 1 June, the finals weeks are on 8, 15 and 22 June, and our club dinner will be on 24 June (please mark in your calendars).

Umpires, should this change present any difficulties, please get in touch with John asap.

Lastly, a reminder that we’re heading into the Easter break. So no games this week or next and we’ll resume with Round 10 on 27 April.

Hope you enjoy the Easter break 🙂
Dave

2016-17 S2 Roster

The full roster, featuring the same 8 teams as last season, for the second season of the 2016-17 financial year has been published on the Roster page.

Umpiring has been scheduled for the first 3 rounds, in case there are any changes to the umpiring line-up and/or availability, and the rest will be added by end of week 2. Any questions or concerns regarding umpiring, please contact John asap.

As usual, the full (financial) year planner, which shows game & no game weeks, is available at the bottom of the Roster page as well. The Grand Final takes places on 15 June, followed by the Water Basketball Tasmania event of the year <insert trumpet call> on the 17th of June.

Please keep the evening of 17/6 free in your calendars for dinner (with a few awards thrown in). We would like to make this a fun evening for all players and see all teams solidly represented there, which at that time of the year and with this much notice should be achievable. More details regarding the event will be posted here as the season progresses.

If you haven’t already captains, please submit your updated team sheets to me by email no later than Wednesday 8 Feb. Just list the confirmed players for now and we can add further players when you submit your updated team sheet later on. Kyle and I have to manage the stats which is a fair bit of (volunteer) work, so we need to have an up-to-date view of confirmed (not potential) players and cap numbers, if you have your own caps, at the start of the competition. Don’t forget, players are only added to the printed score sheet after submitting an updated team sheet (not by writing them on the score sheet on the night).

Lastly, we strongly recommend that all players brush up on their understanding of the Regulations. Umpires still regularly have to explain simple things like how/where to take a free throw after a 3-in-the-2-meter area foul, even to experienced players, which is difficult to do shouting across the pool. Also, have a quick read of what’s expected of the Duty teams and how to complete the Score Sheet.

Have a great season everyone!

Dave

2016-17 S1 Results SF

Thursday 24/11/2016

Pink Pirates 36 def Ducks 28
Clinton 16, Cole 14

Sharks 26 def by Clownfish 31
Markus 14, Chris 11

The Grand Finals roster is now available on the Roster page.

Reminder: The end-of-season get-together and awards presentations BBQ will be at the Waterworks Site 1 on Saturday 3 Dec, starting from 11:30am onward with the ‘formalities’ taking place around 1:00pm. It would be great to see as many people there as possible and catch up with people away from the pool deck. BYO food & drinks and the whole family is welcome!

2016-17 S1 Results QF

Thursday 17/11/2016

Beached Az 48 def Sharks 40
Alison 20, Markus 22

The Nuts 50 def Pink Pirates 20
Jemma 22, Rob 8

Sea Snakes 22 def by Clownfish 32
Caitlin 14, Dave 10

Ducks 40 def Brothers 34
Cole 14, Mitchell 10

The Semi Finals roster is now available on the Roster page.

Reminder: The end-of-season get-together and awards presentations BBQ will be at the Waterworks Site 1 on Saturday 3 Dec, starting from 11:30am onward with the ‘formalities’ taking place around 1:00pm. It would be great to see as many people there as possible and catch up with people away from the pool deck. BYO food & drinks and the whole family is welcome!

2016-17 S1 Results R14

Thursday 10/11/2016

The Nuts 60 def Pink Pirates 42
Tony 32, Rob 11

Brothers 32 def Ducks 30
Lisa 14, Cole/Sophie/Melissa each 6

Clownfish 26 def by Sea Snakes 34
Dave/Brett/Chris/Julie each 6, Inala 16

Beached Az 48 def Sharks 40
Alison 20, Kyrin 14

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

We now head into the 3-week finals period, starting with the Quarter Finals next week as detailed on the updated Roster page.

There is sufficient interest in the end-of-season get-together and awards presentations so that’s going ahead with a BBQ at the Waterworks Site 1 on 3 Dec, starting from 11:30am – 12pm onward. BYO food & drinks and the whole family is welcome!

Rule Highlight of the Week

With the Finals starting next week it is important that everyone gives each other the best opportunity to do well and enjoy themselves. This means that:

  • Any fill-in arrangements have been sorted out with the opposing team captain and at least 1 board member well before the game;
  • the Duty team sets up, is present on time and pays attention to scores and time during the game;
  • the score sheet is ready to go with any questions answered before the start of the game;
  • umpires are on time and pay attention to the game, double-checking the score sheet during breaks;
  • players/teams are ready to start on time, without having to have been asked more than once (during finals, late teams may be penalised with a turn-over free throw to the other team);
  • players have read and know the rules, so they don’t need to be explained during the game;
  • all players are respectful of each other and those volunteering as umpires and duty team members.

Good luck in the finals!! 🙂

Dave