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 S1 End of Season

Thanks to those attending the BBQ last Saturday :-). It was nice to see that despite the busy time of the year a decent number of us had found the time to catch up with other team players, which included their children, the next generation of Water Basketball players.

In addition to recognising the Division winners, DKHAC free entry vouchers were presented to winners of individual awards:

2016 Season 1

  • Best & Fairest Female: Ellie Bucher 17 (Sharks)
  • Best & Fairest Male: Sam Scandrett 18 (Beached Az)
  • Most Improved Female: Jemma Dazeley (Nuts)
  • Most Improved Male: James Barnes (Sea Snakes)

2016-17 Season 1 (switch to financial year season naming)

  • Best & Fairest Female: Alyce Francis (Beached Az)
  • Best & Fairest Male: Cole Dabner (Ducks)
  • Most improved Female: Caitlin Barber (Sea Snakes)
  • Most improved Male: Chris Waugh (Pink Pirates)

Congratulations everyone; all well deserved! The complete Best & Fairest list (of those who received points) has now been updated in the Stats section for this season.

Tony Edmondson (The Nuts) maintained his traditional number 1 spot on the top scorers ladder this season with 282 points, closely followed by Jemma Dazeley (The Nuts) with 278 points and Markus Bucher (Sharks) with 227 points.

I’d like to take a moment here to recognise the contributions of duty teams, captains, umpires and board members! Without everyone’s help and enthusiasm we wouldn’t be able to keep this competition running as smoothly as it has been. A small effort on everyone’s part constitutes a significant result for everyone to enjoy. As always Andrew efforts in for providing us with game highlights on Facebook are appreciated as well. We were fortunate again this season to have 8 (reasonably) solid teams, so a special thank you to all Captains for keeping their teams organised and engaged, particularly with the added membership fee collection effort, and the Board for their work behinds the scenes in leading the competition through the recent organisational changes without really any noticeable negative impact to the game.

Since we now operate by financial year, which runs from 1/7-30/6, next season’s structure and cost will stay exactly the same. As per the Water Basketball Year Planner, we’ll start off with a (free) Come & Try night on 2 February and Round 1 on 9 February. The season will run as usual, with 14 regular rounds and 3 finals rounds, with the only break in the season for Easter. We’re scheduled to finish the season with the Grand Finals on 15 June, followed by our newly introduced mid-year Water Basketball event on Saturday 17 June.

It will be a dinner for all teams in the function room of the Ball & Chain and is shaping up to be a great night out so please keep this night free in your calendars. All we need now is a catchy name, somewhat Dark MoFo-like. The WeeBees? The Water Ball? Send in your idea and I’ll put up a poll during next season so you can all vote for it. Based on the votes, the board will make a final decision, consider it to be our Boaty McBoatface disclaimer, and the winner takes home a, possibly framed, DKHAC free entry voucher.

To assist in planning, it would be very useful if the Captains could indicate as early as possible whether their team will continue to play next year (so we can determine whether the competition will remain financially viable). Similarly, the sooner umpires can confirm with John whether they intend to continue umpiring next season the better. Closer to the start (19 January at the latest) Captains should confirm their team’s ability to pay the current team registration fee of $960 (between about $7-$10 per player per game, depending on team numbers) submit their team sheets to me, so we can get the stats and scoresheets side of things organised.

New/interested players are encouraged to attend the Come & Try night on 2 Feb and/or send us an email with your inquiry through our enquiry form.

Thank you all for another great season; hopefully you’ll have a great Christmas break and much health and happiness for 2017! 🙂

Dave

2016-17 S1 Results GF

Thursday 1/12/2016

The Nuts 43 def Pink Pirates 21
Jemma 16, Clinton 9

Beached Az 36 def Clownfish 29
Sam 16, Brett 17

Congratulations to the Championship winners of Division 1, The Nuts and of Division 2, Beached Az! The winners of the Individual Awards will be announced during the end-of-season get-together and awards presentations BBQ at the Waterworks Site 1, tomorrow Saturday 3 Dec, starting from 11:30am onward with the awards part taking place around 1:00pm.

It would be great to see as many people at the BBQ as possible and catch up with people away from the pool deck before we belly-splash into the silly season. BYO food/drinks/etc (each team should cater for itself) and the whole family is welcome!

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

2016 S1 Results GF

Thursday 16/06/2016

Pink Pirates 31 def by Brothers 48
Nick 21, Mitchell 22

The Nuts 42 def Ducks 26
Cole/Ron each 8, Tony 20

Congratulations to Division Premiers The Nuts (Div 1) and Brothers (Div 2)! It was a bit more of a quiet affair in the stands last night; perhaps too cold for people, or not having the awards night, but hopefully we can all come together for a big awards night out on the 3rd of December to celebrate the victories and individual awards of both seasons and for all teams to have a fun night out.

We don’t want to keep you in suspense regarding the Individual Awards, so congratulations to the following winners. In the category Best & Fairest Female, Ellie Bucher (Sharks) with 17 votes and Best & Fairest Male Sam Scandrett (Beached Az) with 19 votes. The complete Best & Fairest list (of those who received points) has now been updated in the Stats section for this season.

The Most Improved Player awards were awarded by the Board to Jemma Dazeley (The Nuts) and James Barnes (Sea Snakes) for having noticeably improved this season and having made valuable contributions to their respective teams. The achievements of this season’s 3 top scorers, Tony Edmondson (The Nuts) 315, Sam Scandrett (Beached Az) 262 and Ellie Bucher (Sharks) 198, should also be recognised.

The contributions of duty teams and umpires are appreciated as always as well as Andrew efforts in for providing us with game highlights on Facebook all season. We were fortunate again this season to have 8 (reasonably) solid teams with a thank you to all Captains for keeping their teams organised and engaged and the Board for their work behinds the scenes.

Peter Gardiner has resigned from the Board and will take a 6-12 month break from Water Basketball to focus on the various Schools Sports initiatives he’s involved in. On behalf of the Board and all players I’d like to thank him for all his work at Water Basketball throughout the years and wish him all the best in his other endeavours.

This brings the numbers down to 3, which are bring back up to 5 by welcoming Alison Scandrett and Tony Edmonson to the Board. The exact roles and responsibilities of each Board member will be published prior to next season. This will be the approach for the 2016-17 Financial Year and once Water Basketball has navigated the transition into its new Incorporated structure we will schedule its first Annual General Meeting to vote on and elect new Board members. Going forward this will be the new way of determining the Board composition.

As mentioned in last week’s post and the week before that, next season’s structure will stay the same and the cost per player will remain similar, so we hope to see you all back next season which, as detailed on the latest year planner, commences 28 July. Captains may be contacted in June to work out any further details and we aim to have the final arrangements on the website for you by early July, so we can confirm the necessary team commitments by mid-July at the latest.

To assist in planning, it would also be very useful if the Captains could indicate as early as possible whether their team will continue to play next year. Similarly, the sooner umpires can confirm with John whether they intend to continue umpiring next season the better. Closer to the start (22 July at the latest) Captains should submit their team sheets to me, so we can get the stats and scoresheets side of things organised.

New/interested players are encouraged to send us an email with your inquiry through our enquiry form. There will most likely be a Come & Try night on 21 July, which always proves valuable in getting a feel for what it’s like to play Water Basketball.

Thank you all for another great season 🙂

Dave