2017-18 S2 Results R3

Thursday 22/02/2018

Sheep Stations 30 def by Sea Serpents 41
Nicole 16, Cole 19

Sharks 30 def Brothers 18
Markus 14, Eliza 8

Clownfish 42 def Ducks 28
Scott 16, Ron/Shane/Nicki each 6

Beached Az 32 def by The Nuts 46
Sam 16, Jemma 42

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

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).

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2017-18 S2 Results R2

Thursday 15/02/2018

Sharks 32 def by Clownfish 40
Markus/Ellie each 10, Scott 18

Brothers 24 def by Beached Az 40
Jo 10, Sam 14

Ducks 36 def by Sea Serpents 40
Nicki 10, Cole 14

The Nuts 36 def by Sheep Stations 37
Tony 20, Rob 18

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

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).

For full details on the rule, see this post from last season, 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.

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.

2017-18 S2 Results R1

Thursday 8/02/2018

The Nuts 60 def Brothers 20
Tony 38, Sam/Lisa/Bec/John each 4

Clownfish 36 def Sheep Stations 30
Shannon 8, Nicole/Jen each 8

Sea Serpents 36 def by Beached Az 48
Caitlin 20, Wes 14

Sharks 45 def Ducks 38
Markus 26, Nicki 20

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

Thank you captains and umpires for the great turn-out to the start of the season Umpiring meeting last night. It was very beneficial to have everyone represented and constructively establish a common understanding and interpretation of the rules.

Weekly Rule Highlight

As in previous seasons, fill-in scores for players registered with other teams (as well as those of non-registered players) count towards the team total during the first 3 rounds of every regular season (see Section 6 of the Regulations), which will give teams the opportunity to settle into the season. In addition, during the first 3 games of the season, there is no minimum of 4 own players requirement and the minimum of 4 players can be met through use of fill-ins from other teams.

Fill-in scores are, during the entire season, noted in the score sheet’s Fill-In section for the team and fill-in players are excluded from top-scoring and Best & Fairest stats for their fill-in game(s). Any players written into the scoresheet’s printed player list (which as mentioned above is incorrect) are considered fill-ins.

Round 4 onwards goals from fill-in players registered with another team do not count (and are not noted on the scoresheet). Scores from new (non-registered) players however continue to count and should still be noted in the Fill-In section of the scoresheet.

Once a player has played 3 games with any team, he/she must register for water basketball and nominate a specific team, as agreed with its captain. During the remainder of the season (after the first 3 games) the minimum of 4 own players or forfeit rule (see 3.5.4) applies.

2017-18 S1 Results R14

Thursday 9/11/2017

The Nuts 42 def Clownfish 34
Jemma 36, Brett 20

Ducks 36 def Brothers 35
Ron/Nicki each 8, Jess 13

Beached Az 42 def by Sea Serpents 46
Wes 24, Caitlin 34

Pink Pirates 29 def by Sharks 30
Rob 10, Ellie 12

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 16 Nov, Semi Finals on 23 Nov and Grand Finals on 30 Nov. The Finals roster has been published on the Roster page.

Brush up on your understanding of the Regulations (in particular Sections 3.4 and 6.7) 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!

2017-18 S1 Results R11

Thursday 12/10/2017

Ducks 30 def by Sharks 45
Andrew 14, Markus 21

Brothers 22 def by The Nuts 36
Jo 6, Jemma 26

Sea Serpents 0 (forfeit) def by Pink Pirates 20

Beached Az 37 def by Clownfish 41
Wes 18, Brett 17

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

Weekly Rule Highlight

All fill-ins (both new and existing players) should not be written into the team’s list of registered players. Fill-in’s should be written into, surprisingly, the FILL-IN sections of the sheet, which are the 2 spots in the separate section below the team list. You should then, in the FILL-IN section, circle Y or N in front of the name to indicate whether the player is registered with another team or not, so the duty team knows whether their goals will count. Captains, please make sure you assist your players with this process.

As outlined in Section 3, new players will not be added to your team list until the captain updates the team registration sheet and submits it to Kyle and Dave. If a player is not registered (which must be done after playing 3 times with the team and to play finals), the player will be considered a fill-in and not be eligible for Top Scorers’ and Best & Fairest points.

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.

2017-18 S1 Results R9

Thursday 21/09/2017

Clownfish 25 def by Pink Pirates 35
Dave 7, Nicole 10

Sea Serpents 42 def Sharks 30
Caitlin 14, Markus 14

Ducks 29 def by The Nuts 50
Andrew 13, Jemma 40

Brothers 32 def Beached Az 27
Anna 10, Sam 15

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

REMINDER: No games next week, due to DKHAC hosting the 2017 National 16 & Under Girls Championships. Games will resume in Round 10 on the 5th of October.

Weekly Rule Highlight

As recently explained again, 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).

For full details on the rule, see this post earlier this season, 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.

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.