2018-19 S1 Results R2

Thursday 09/08/2018

Brothers 42 drew Clownfish 42
Anna 20, Brett/Natalie each 14

Sharks 38 def Sheep Stations 27
Mikalah 20, Clinton 11

The Sisters 54 def Ducks 21
Rebecca 28, Katie 8

The Nuts 54 def Beached Az 26
Jemma 44, Wes 14

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

Reminder for Umpires and Captains: Umpiring meeting next week on 16 Aug at 6:30pm in the Dive Pool meeting room. The Regulations must be read prior to that meeting.

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 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.

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.

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2018-19 S1 Results R1

Thursday 02/08/2018

The Nuts 60 def Sharks 33
Jemma 38, Ellie 10

Clownfish 26 def by Beached Az 47
Julie 10, Sam 27

Ducks 30 def by Sheep Stations 51
Andrew 10, Rob 18

Brothers 42 def The Sisters 30
Anna 14, Clare 12

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

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). The intention is to give teams the opportunity to settle in and get their line-up sorted out. In addition, during the first 3 rounds, 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 for stats purposes.

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.

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 R13

Thursday 17/05/2018

Sharks 40 def Sheep Stations 39
Caitlin 16, Jen 14

The Nuts 54 def Beached Az 52
Tony 32, Wes 22

Brothers 28 def by Sea Serpents 48
Eliza 8, Cole 20

Clownfish 27 def by Ducks 40
Julie 12, Shane 12

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

Hopefully everyone is safe out there in this storm and that you have managed to avoid damage & flooding.

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.

2017-18 S2 Results R12

Thursday 10/05/2018

Beached Az 48 def Brothers 28
Sam 24, Eliza 10

Sharks 44 def Clownfish 38
Markus 18, Julie 16

Sheep Stations 31 def by Sea Serpents 48
Nicole 24, Cole 28

Ducks 30 def by The Nuts 58
Jayden 10, Jemma 30

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

Hopefully everyone is safe out there in this storm and that you have managed to avoid damage & flooding.
 

Weekly Rule Highlight

Highlighting a few aspects of Free Throws this week; a goal may be scored directly from a Free Throw (including Corner Throw-in). You are however, not allowed to score directly from a Neutral Ball (must pass first).

During a Free Throw (including the Restart Throw-in, which occurs after a score), opposing players within 2 meters may not contest the ball (i.e. defend).

In accordance with 14.7.1, players may be no closer than 1 meter from the player taking the free throw. However, this is not always enforced when it concerns space limitations in the 2 meter area and/or the shooter is clearly not hindered in his/her actions or there is advantage in being able to play on quickly. The main thing umpires look for is that you do not defend the free throw.

If the quarter ends before the Free Throw can be taken (for fouls and corners only), then the relevant player may still take the shot at goal. This is of course without further movement, e.g. if it concerns a Corner Throw-in then the shot needs to be taken from the corner.

2017-18 S2 Results R11

Thursday 03/05/2018

Clownfish 42 def Sheep Stations 36
Julie 20, Greer/Stewart each 12

Brothers 26 def by The Nuts 44
Anna 18, Lauren 28

Ducks 38 def by Beached Az 40
Nicki 12, Wes 16

Sharks 48 def Sea Serpents 47
Markus 26, Cole 23

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

Weekly Rule Highlight

As outlined in 14.7, whenever a player takes any kind of free throw (regular free throw, neutral ball, goal line throw in (after score), corner, side line (after ball goes out), penalty):

  1. NO opposing player within 2 metres of the player taking the Free Throw may contest (defend) the taking of the throw or obstruct mechanics of the throw in any way; and
  2. NO opposing player may be closer than 1 metre of the player taking the Free Throw.

The umpires may allow opposing players to be slightly within the 1-metre radius where practical, as long as the main aim of not interfering with the free throw is achieved.

2017-18 S2 Results R10

Thursday 26/04/2018

The Nuts 46 def Sharks 24
Jemma 38, Mikalah 10

Sea Serpents 26 def by Ducks 28
Cole 12, Nicki 10

Beached Az 28 def Clownfish 24
Sam 14, Scott 12

Sheep Stations 48 def Brothers 18
Nicole 26, Bec 8

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

Weekly Rule Highlight

Substituting may only occur along the halfway line and the player leaving the field must be under or past the rope before the other player enters the field (see section 1 and 5 of the Regulations and ).

Late arrivals must also enter the field via the interchange area/halfway line.