2018-19 S2 Results R2

Thursday 14/2/2018

Sharks 40 def Beached Az 36
Ellie 18, Sam 17

Ducks 36 def by The Krillers 42
Nicki 16, Lauren 10

Clownfish 34 def by Sheep Stations 44
Natalie 12, Clinton/Dee each 16

Brothers 31 def by The Nuts 50
Anna 10, Jemma 28

BYE The Sisters

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

During the meeting last night a question came up regarding what is expected of Duty teams. I’ve listed a link below to the page on this website that explains this, as well as some other useful links:

 

Weekly Rule Highlight

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) no 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 (14.7).

While defending players may be closer to the person taking the free throw when they don’t defend the throw, the player taking the free throw should be given sufficient space to take the free throw without interference.

Active defense of the player taking the free throw may only resume once the free throw has been taken or after the umpire has called ‘Play On’.

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2018-19 S2 Results R1

Thursday 7/2/2018

The Nuts 62 def Sharks 26
Tony 34, Ellie 14

Sheep Stations 35 def by The Krillers 36
Clinton 16, Clare 12

Beached Az 38 def The Sisters 12
Wes 14, Peat 8

Clownfish 32 def by Brothers 34
Natalie 12, Lisa 12

BYE Ducks

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

Firstly, as we get into the new season, a request for all our existing and experienced players: please be mindful of our new players and new(ish) teams. If they (apparently) don’t know a rule then explain it to them, give them some tips on the game and tactics, and give them a bit more room than you would normally give your opponent. It is important that we support our new players and beginning teams, particularly during their first season, to keep them engaged and improve as a team.

Secondly, an update on the changes resulting out of the switch to a 9-team roster. As a result of selecting option one, the Ducks, The Sisters, Sheep Stations, Brothers and The Krillers have 2 byes and Clownfish, Beached Az, Sharks and The Nuts have 1 bye. We’re trying to make this as fair as possible, by:

  • Evening out the number of duty sessions per team.
  • Trying to have teams play similarly ranked (last year’s final ladder) teams.
  • Spreading the fees out proportionally (2-bye teams pay slightly less than 1-bye teams).
  • Dealing with the difference of opportunity to win games due to the extra bye for the 2-bye teams. I.e. those teams have 1 less game from which they can score points for winning. We are currently (see ladder) using the approach that we used to take during seasons with byes, which is that every bye counts as a win (with 0 points for/against).  Happy to discuss any other suggestions during next week’s 14/2 captains and umpires meeting, so if you have any, please discuss with your captain beforehand.

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’s team line-up). 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 Results GF & Awards

Thursday 6/12/2018

The Nuts 49 def Brothers 27
Jemma 30, Anna 15

Sheep Stations 28 def by Clownfish 34
Clinton 18, Natalie 20

Like last year, the awards for both this season and season 2 of the 2018-19 financial year will be handed out during the Winter Water Basketball Dinner on Saturday the 15th of June 2018 (see the Water Basketball Planner for the full 2018-19 schedule).

However, we wouldn’t want keep you in the dark until then with regards to the achievements of this season. Congratulations to the Championship winners of Division 1, The Nuts and of Division 2, Clownfish. A big congratulations also to the winners of the Individual Awards.

2018-19 Season 1:

  • Best & Fairest Female: Anna Harris (Brothers)
  • Best & Fairest Male: Sam Scandrett (Beached Az)
  • Most improved Female: Natalie Wren (Clownfish)
  • Most improved Male: Steve Harwin (The Sisters)

The complete Best & Fairest list (of those who received points) has now been updated in the Stats section for this season.

Jemma Dazeley (The Nuts) is becoming the new regular top scorer, convincingly taking the number 1 spot on the top scorers ladder with 276 points. Tony Edmondson (The Nuts) ended up second with 233 points and Sam Scandrett (Beached Az) in third spot with 216 points.

As usual, 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. A small effort on everyone’s part constitutes a significant result for everyone to enjoy. As always Sylvie’s help with setting up equipment & duty and Andrew’s contributions to our Facebook page are appreciated as well. We were fortunate again this season to have 8 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.

After the Christmas break, we’ll kick the 2018-19 second season off with a Come & Try night on 31 January, followed by the first round on the 7th of Feb. For the full season’s schedule, as usual, check the Roster page.

To assist in planning, it would be very useful if the Captains could indicate as early as possible whether they continue as Captains and whether their team will need help with finding new players. Similarly, the sooner umpires can confirm with Tony whether they intend to continue umpiring next season the better. Captains will need to submit their team registration sheets by February 1st at the latest (start with confirmed players only; it’s easier to add than to remove when doing the Stats).

New/interested players are encouraged to attend the Come & Try night on 31 Jan and/or send us an email with your inquiry through our enquiry form. The usual notification and poster will make its way onto the website and into DKHAC in the lead up to the night as well.

Thank you all for another great season; hopefully you’ll have a great Christmas break and much health and happiness in 2019! 🙂

Dave

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.

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 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!

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.