2018-19 S1 Results SF

Thursday 29/11/2018

Sharks 34 def by Brothers 42
Daniel 18, Anna/Lisa each 12

Clownfish 38 def Ducks 33
Julie 20, Nicki 14

The Grand Finals roster has been published on the Roster page. Note, as agreed with both teams involved, the 2nd final starts 15 minutes later than normal to give Clownfish a chance to field a full team. Our pool booking runs until 9:30pm, so please make sure all players tidy up and leave the pool quickly.

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2018-19 S1 Results QF

Thursday 22/11/2018

The Sisters 36 def by Ducks 42 (Before overtime: 32 – 32)
Carrie 12, Ron 18

The Nuts 48 def Sharks 30
Tony 30, Markus/Caitlin each 10

Beached Az 38 def by Brothers 42
Sam 20, Eliza 16

Sheep Stations 41 def Clownfish 39
Susan 24, Brett 15

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

The Semi Finals roster has been published on the Roster page.

Weekly Rule Highlight

The duration of the game, breaks and potential overtime are described in Section 10.

As pretty much everyone knows, a game lasts for 4 periods of 8 minutes of playing time. Rest time between quarters is 2 minutes and with 30 seconds to go both teams should take their places on the field. Please don’t be late, since that affects everyone involved, including potentially pushes out the game finishing time which then impacts the next two teams.

Lesser known is what happens when regular time ends in a draw in a game where a result is required (a finals game). If that happens, there will be the normal 2 minute rest period followed by two further 3-minute periods (teams swap sides for the 2nd period) of extra-time with no rest period in between.

The team that previously won the toss has starting possession for the first period of overtime and the opposing team has starting possession for the second period of overtime. The Neutral ball rule should continue as is; i.e. it does not reset back to the team that started the game if it is the other team’s turn.

If the scores are level at the end of overtime, there will be a further 2-minute rest period followed by a continual period of ‘Golden Goal’ overtime. So, the team that scores the first goal wins. Note, the team starting with starting possession and Neutral ball possession for ‘Golden Goal’ overtime will be determined by a new toss.

2018-19 S1 Results R12

Thursday 2/11/2018

Sheep Stations 40 def Sharks 38
Rob 16, Markus 18

Brothers 32 drew Clownfish 32
Anna 12, Natalie 10

Beached Az 59 def Ducks 38
Sam 23, Ron 16

The Sisters 20 def by The Nuts 51
Clare 6, Jemma 24

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

Weekly Rule Highlight

Some reminders of things that are still regularly forgotten and add extra work to the volunteers coordinating the scoresheets, results and stats:

  • All captains should make sure that any newly registered players are added onto the Team Registration Sheet and emailed to Dean and Dave at least a day prior to game night.
  • Anyone who is not printed on the scoresheet (unless there was some miscommunication) is considered a Fill-In and should be written into the 2-line box below the team list, with header ‘List FILL-INS below’.
    • If the player is registered with another team, circle Y in front of the name. Scores won’t count from R4 onwards and B&F points are never awarded.
    • If the player is new and not registered with any team, circle N in front of the name. Scores count, but B&F points will not be awarded until the player registers with a team.
      • A player can play up to 3 games with the team before needing to register.
      • Ideally, a player should not be added onto the Team Sheet until you’re reasonably sure they can commit to the season.
  • Cap numbers should be checked and, if needed, updated on the scoresheet prior to game start. If the number is printed on the sheet and is no longer correct, this needs to be updated on the Team Sheet and submitted by the captain as mentioned above.
  • The Duty Team member competing the score sheet should tally all scores horizontally at the end of the game and write their name at the bottom of the completed scoresheet.

Round 8 Cancelled

DKHAC contacted me with some bad news; unfortunately they have a major issue with one of the pipes leading into the dive pool that requires an urgent major fix. Parts are due to arrive late Wednesday meaning that the dive pool will need to be closed for the entire day of Thursday the 20th September and possibly Friday. If these works are not undertaken ASAP the dive pool may be out for longer.

I’ve presented a number of options to the captains via email today and we agreed on cancelling next week’s games (round 8/20 Sep) completely, which was the least of all negatives. The consequences of this are that not every team plays each team twice and there is slightly less bang for buck for each player, depending on how your team arranged the fees. Note that we will retain the funds and put that towards equipment, which then benefits all anyway.

2018-19 S1 Results R3

Thursday 16/08/2018

Beached Az 36 def Ducks 34
Sam 14, Nicki 18

Brothers 28 def by Sharks 30
Anna 12, Mikalah 12

Clownfish 32 def The Sisters 30
Brett 12, Clare 12

Sheep Stations 38 def by The Nuts 40
Rob 18, Tony 22

In all my years at Water Basketball I don’t think I’ve ever seen a round where there were (only) 2 points difference in every game. Full moon?

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

The Umpiring roster will be published later this weekend. Thanks to the umpires and captains who attended last night’s Umpiring meeting. As a result a few changes will be made to the regulations, which will be drafted, reviewed and published in the next few weeks. You’ll be notified when they have been published and from which round they will take effect.

Weekly Rule Highlight

With the conclusion of Round 3, the relaxed rules around fill-ins return to normal again (see section 3 and 6 of the Regulations). So, to remind you; note that all fill-in names should be written into the specific section on the sheet and not directly below the registered players. A fill-in is someone who is not printed on the score sheet. Note to Captains; fill-ins written in the team section of the sheet are not considered as newly registered players until an updated Team Registration Sheet has been submitted.

During Round 4 and subsequent rounds each team must have a minimum of 4 of its own registered players (or forfeit the game – don’t forget you could still play a scratch match with whomever is there).

Scores from registered (with another team) players do not count at all Round 4 onward, so also not towards the total team score (and obviously not be eligible for B & F points for that game).

A non-registered fill-in can score and that score does count towards the team total score, but they will still not be attributed to the players top scoring rankings & not be eligible for B & F points until officially registered with a team (captain updates team sheet and submits with Kyle and Dave).

Duty teams please note that if a registered player scores as a fill-in during round 4 or a later round, and an umpire has not picked this up and signals the score, these scores should not be counted on the score sheet. If you are not sure whether a player is registered with a team or not, then ask the relevant captain and/or umpires ASAP (preferably before game start).

If confusing, please ask a board member or umpire before your game.

2018-19 S1 Roster

The roster for 2018-19 Season 1 has been published on the Roster page. The rest of the umpiring roster will be added closer to round 4. Please get in touch with Tony regarding unavailability.

The Annual General Meeting will be held ahead of round 1 on the 2nd of August, 6:30pm – 7:30pm. All members are welcome and particularly captains are encouraged to attend.

The first Umpiring meeting is scheduled for the 16th of August, ahead of round 3, 6:30pm – 7:30pm. The Regulations must be read prior to that meeting. Captains are strongly encouraged to attend; we are always struggling to get enough umpires so could you please canvas your teams and have a good try at convincing anyone to umpire. For those teams that are not volunteering at least one umpire (who is also attending the meeting), could you please either attend the meeting or nominate someone from your team to attend.

Duty teams, please be on time and have sufficient team members available to set up/clean up. A refresher of the tasks involved with Duty can be found here.

To assist the umpires in keeping the games running smoothly, all players are requested to read the Regulations at the start of each season. Aside from understanding the practicalities of the game, saving umpires the effort of having to shout an explanation over the water, it will also help you to understand how minor fouls (S15) and gross-misconduct fouls (S16) are enforced and how you can follow up on conflicts between players (S20).

Lastly, a reminder of the kind of sport Water Basketball is, the social environment it is played in and how that should inform your behaviour.

While Water Basketball is a sport, it is primarily a social game. Unlike sports played by large numbers of people and as such more categorised by ability, Water Basketball is a mixed sport, played by a small number of people, who therefore differ more in skill level, age, strength, fitness and motivation.

This means greater responsibility and consideration is needed from each player with regards to their impact on other players.

Water Basketball is also run by and dependent on volunteers. People who sacrifice their personal time, without compensation, for the benefit of each player. Umpiring any sport is difficult. Professional umpires are paid, thoroughly trained, and still make mistakes. It’s even more difficult to umpire a sport, where half the action is underwater.

Competitiveness is fine, but not if it comes at an unfair cost to others. That includes your team mates, other players and volunteers. Consider your actions, physically and verbally. Abusive behaviour of any kind is not acceptable, even if you personally think you have a good reason for it. When it is pointed out to you, don’t get defensive, but reflect and actively try and adjust your behaviour. The umpire’s word is always final, but it would be nice if it doesn’t have to come to that.

The Board and umpires continuously aim to improve the game, but we can’t do this without your goodwill and positive input. To help with this, please all read the Regulations and discuss any ambiguities with your Captain and/or the Board members. When in the pool and you’re finding yourself in a physically escalating situation, swim away, take a deep breath and think before you act.

2017-18 S2 Results SF

Thursday 7/06/2018

Sharks 38 def Beached Az 32
Caitlin 14, Kylie/Christy/Wes each 10

Ducks 22 def by Sea Serpents 48
Nicki 8, Cole/Carrie each 16

The Grand Finals roster is now available on the Roster page, including Duty and Umpiring arrangements.

A reminder regarding the Winter Water Basketball Dinner. See a previous post for a summary, and please follow up with your captain if you haven’t yet received the more detailed email with RSVP and payment arrangements. Please make sure you get your RSVP/Payments in ASAP.