2018-19 S1 Results R14

Thursday 15/11/2018

The Nuts 56 def Ducks 18
Jemma 30, Nicki 12

Clownfish 42 def by Sharks 44
Julie 16, Markus 20

Brothers 32 def The Sisters 18
Anna 12, Steve 10

Sheep Stations 23 def by Beached Az 44
Stewart 7, Sam 20

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

This concludes the regular part of the season and we will now proceed to the Finals period, with the Quarter finals on 22 Nov, Semi Finals on 29 Nov and Grand Finals on 6 Dec. The QF roster has been published on the Roster page.

Brush up on your understanding of the Regulations and if there are any special arrangements to be made for your team (fill-ins etc), please do so as soon as possible with the captain of the opposing team and a member of the Board.

Thanks everyone for another great season so far and good luck in the finals!

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2018-19 S1 Results R13

Thursday 8/11/2018

Brothers 52 def Beached Az 45
Anna 18, Sam 25

The Nuts 20 def Sheep Stations 0 (forfeit)

Sharks 54 def Ducks 48
Daniel 20, Ron 14

Clownfish 40 def The Sisters 24
Natalie 20, Clare 10

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

Weekly Rule Highlight

With the Finals rapidly approaching, a quick word on Fill-In arrangements during the Finals period of a season. During that time, teams may not use fill-ins from other teams or non-registered players and may not field additional male players from the same team should there be less than 3 females available. To play in the Finals, a player must be registered and have played with a team at least 3 games before he/she is allowed to play for that team in the Finals. Note, that if a forfeit occurred, all players registered at the time of that game will be considered as having played that game (3.4.1).

When a team has less than 6 players (registered with that team) available to play during Finals and the missing player(s) cannot play due to medical reasons (a medical certificate must be presented to a Board member before the game), replacement fill-in(s) may be used regardless of whether they have played the minimum of 3 games with that team (6.7.1).

These are the rules, but we always aim to be flexible when considering each team’s circumstances. Any proposed deviations from the above will need to be discussed with the opposing Captain and at least one Board member as early as possible before the game (e.g. via email days before). Should the opposing team not agree with the suggested changes, then that stands and should not be subject to further objections.

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.

2018-19 S1 Results R11

Thursday 18/10/2018

Clownfish 38 drew Beached Az 38
Natalie 16, Sam/Christy each 14

Sharks 28 def by The Nuts 40
Ellie/Dylan each 10, Jemma 30

The Sisters 24 def by Sheep Stations 26
Steve 8, Jen 12

Brothers 30 def Ducks 25
Anna 18, Nicki 8

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

REMINDER: No games next week due to Show Day. We resume with Round 12 on the 1st of November.

Weekly Rule Highlight

I fielded a question last night regarding a tactic that will be useful to clarify for everyone. A player was holding the ball with two hands in front and using that posture to maintain extra space (beyond the cylinder) in front while lining up a shot.

That is fine, if in accordance with the normal contact/barging rules.

The arms and the ball, even though extended beyond the cylinder, form part of your body. Therefore:

  • If the player already has the arms holding the ball extended, is either stationary or moving backwards, and a defender is pushing up against the defender (including the ball), then that is Impeding.
    • As soon as the player with the ball brings the arms up to take the shot (and gives up the space) then the defender can close the distance to the edge of the attacker’s cylinder, again bearing in mind normal Impeding rules.
  • If the player already has the arms holding the ball extended, and is moving forward into the defender, then that is Barging.
  • If at any stage, so even when static or moving backwards, the player extends the ball beyond his/her cylinder and pushes into the defending player, that is also Barging.
    • So for example, if the attacker brings the arms up to shoot, the defender closes the distance, but then the attacker changes his/her mind and tries to extend the arms again to make space and pushes into the defender, then that is Barging.

As with all barging/impeding/contact fouls, both attacker and defender are likely to be moving at the same time, so umpires have the difficult task of taking note of the length of arm extension and the direction of pushing when players come together.

2018-19 S1 Results R10

Thursday 11/10/2018

The Nuts 51 def Brothers 35
Tony 23, Eliza 15

Ducks 28 drew The Sisters 28
Nicki 12, Clare 14

Sheep Stations 37 def Clownfish 34
Clinton 14, Julie 14

Beached Az 44 def Sharks 40
Sam 20, Markus 16

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

Weekly Rule Highlight

One tactic for freeing up players from their defenders is the setting of screens. E.g. a player (screen setter) is holding a stationary position and his/her team mate is swimming directly past that screen, forcing his/her defender to go around that screen and as a result create some space.

In accordance with standard physical foul rules (s15.19-22), a screen is set correctly when:

  • The screen setter was stationary or moving backwards along with the direction of play.
  • The screen is set with the cylinder and not the arms.

The screen is set incorrectly if:

  • The screen setter is too late and moves sideways into the screen position at the same time as the defender arrives. This is considered a ‘Swimming-under’ or ‘Contact’ foul.
    • A variation of this can occur when the screen setter moves with his team mate and is creating a moving screen. This is fine, as long as no contact is made in the process. If there is contact, normal ‘Contact’ rules apply. All players involved are moving and in close proximity, so this can get a bit messy. It’s up to each player to behave respectfully towards each other and the umpires to do their best in determining inappropriate levels of contact.
  • The screen setter moves forward (against the direction of play) into the defender’s cylinder or even makes physical contact. This is considered to be an ‘Impeding’ or ‘Contact’ foul.

If a screen is set correctly, these are some of the common fouls by the other players involved:

  • The defender/screen receiver swims into the screen setter. This is a ‘Barging’ or ‘Contact’ foul.
    • Since barging rules apply, if the defender/screen receiver can’t reasonably see the screen then relaxed barging rules apply; meaning that if the contact with the screen setter is light and the screen receiver stops immediately upon that contact, play continues (Play On can be called for clarity). Alternatively, if the screen receiver keeps moving into the screen or the contact is of significant impact, then barging is called on the screen receiver.
  • If the player, who is leading the screen receiver into the screen, pushes/nudges the defender/screen receiver in the process then normal barging/contact rules apply to that player.

2018-19 S1 Results R9

Thursday 27/09/2018

Ducks 34 def by Sheep Stations 36
Andrew/Nicki/Sophie each 10, Susan 14

The Sisters 31 def Beached Az 20
Rebecca 14, Christy/Wes each 8

Clownfish 32 def by The Nuts 62
Natalie 14, Tony 32

Sharks 20 def Brothers 0 (forfeit)

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

REMINDER: No games next week due to the 2018 16 & Under Girls National Club Championships. We resume with Round 10 on the 11th of October.

Weekly Rule Highlight

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). Note that you are also considered to be within the 2 meter area if your body is outside it but you reach into the area to grab the ball.

For full details on the rule, see a previous post, 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.

Captains, 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.

2018-19 S1 Results R7

Thursday 13/09/2018

Ducks 40 def Brothers 36
Kyle/Shane/Nicki each 8, Eliza 18

The Sisters 18 def by The Nuts 38
Clare 10, Jemma 30

Sharks 57 def Beached Az 47
Markus 27, Sam 29

Clownfish 28 def Sheep Stations 20
Natalie 14, Clinton 12

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

Weekly Rule Highlight

Section 15.3 basically deals with holding onto, leaning on or pushing off the sides of the pool or baskets, which is not allowed, unless in the event of injury (including cramp) or illness.

15.3 To gain positional advantage by holding on to, resting or pushing off from the goal or their fixtures or by holding on to, resting or pushing off from the sides or ends of the pool during actual play except with the permission of the umpire.

15.3.1 The umpire may give permission for a player to hold onto the goal or sides of the pool in the event of injury or illness.

If you are injured or ill and can’t participate in play, it is recommended that you exit the pool in the quickest and easiest way. Note, that if you then return to play, you must do so in a considered manner without risk to others.

Officially, returning to the pool should only be done via the substitution area, but umpires do make an exception when someone has briefly left the pool to stretch out some cramp etc, and then returns to the water before play has returned to that area. It is risky, and therefore not acceptable, to re-enter the pool where there are other players and the game is in full progress.