Come & Try and 2019-20 S1 Roster

All 9 teams have confirmed for next season, so I have adjusted the roster accordingly to make sure each team will play each other twice as well as has the same number of byes.

This season’s roster will have 18 regular rounds (each team plays each of the other 8 twice and has 2 byes (so 2 x 8 + 2 = 18). To help make the longer season fit, we have decided to reduce the finals rounds to 2, which makes it more of a knock-out structure, rather than the 3 round finals which gives the top teams in each division a second chance.

The roster has been published on the Roster page and the full year planner is up-to-date and available below it as well. The umpiring roster will be added in the coming week.

To all of last season’s umpires, please confirm to Tony in the next few days whether you will still be umpiring this season. Remember, we need at least 1 umpire per team, but 2 would be a lot better. So, if you’re not continuing, please arrange someone from your team to replace you. If anyone hasn’t umpired and is interested, please contact Tony to discuss asap.

This means we now also have a date for the Come & Try night, which will be on the 11th of July 2019 at 7:30pm in the Dive Pool. The usual flyer, post and DKHAC advertising will be organised soon.

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2018-2019 S2 Results QF

Thursday 30/05/2019

The Nuts 54 def The Krillers 29
Jemma 44, Cole 19

Beached Az 28 def by Sheep Stations 41
Christy 20, Clinton 15

Brothers 48 def Sharks 44
Anna 24, Nykita 24

Clownfish 28 def by Ducks 36
Julie 14, Andrew 12

The Semi Finals roster, including duty and umpiring, has now been posted on the Roster page.

The details of the Winter Water Basketball Awards night on 15/6, regarding venue, booking and payment, have been emailed to your captains yesterday so please check with them for details.

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.

2018-19 S2 Results R14

Thursday 23/05/2019

Ducks 34 def The Sisters 32
Marlyce 10, Alex 12

Sharks 34 def Clownfish 32
Nylita 16, Brett 14

Sheep Stations 38 def by The Nuts 50
Susan 16, Tony/Jemma each 20

Brothers 48 def Beached Az 32
Kath 12, Wes 24

BYE The Krillers

The Quarter Finals will be played next week on 30/5, for which the roster, including duty and umpiring, has now been posted on the Roster page. The finals structure will be the same as previous seasons with 9 teams, where the 9th team is directly eliminated from the finals and the top 8 play the usual Div 1 and Div 2 QF/SF/GF finals series.

If all 9 teams continue next season, pending feedback from the captains, the board proposes to change the season structure to 18 regular rounds (so each team can play each other twice and include byes), with the usual 3 finals rounds, or perhaps reduce that to 2 finals rounds.

The Semi Finals take place on 6/6, Grand Finals on 13/6 and Winter Water Basketball Awards night on 15/6. More details to follow on the awards night, but please continue to keep that date (evening) free in your calendar.

The ladder and top scoring rankings have also been updated under Statistics and finalised for the season.

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, i.e. 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.

No Games Tonight (Roster Change)

No Games tonight. DKHAC is running a swimming event (2019 Tasmanian State Championships) and forgot to notify me so I only found out today through a heads-up from Honey Badger Steve.

To resolve this, we are moving Rounds 5 – 10 (7 Mar – 11 Apr) up 1 week and will catch up on, what was originally a ‘No Game’ night, 18 April. So no games tonight, everything shifts up one week, we play 18 April and after that everything is as originally scheduled. The Roster and Year Planner have been adjusted accordingly.

DKHAC apologises for the inconvenience and will not be charging us for the 18 April game night. Funds saved will go towards equipment etc.

Umpires, please review the change and get in touch with Tony ASAP if you see any conflicts.

I’ll send an email to all captains as well.

See you next week,
Dave

2018-19 S2 Results R3

Thursday 21/2/2019

Beached Az 24 def by Clownfish 46
Kylie 16, Natalie 24

The Krillers 44 def Sharks 40
Shane 16, Nykita 16

Ducks 30 def by Brothers 38
Nicki 16, Lisa 12

The Sisters 23 def by The Nuts 48
Julie 6, Jemma 18

BYE Sheep Stations

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

Umpires, please note that the full season’s umpiring roster has been published on the Roster page. Any reported days of unavailability have been taken into account, so hopefully that means everyone can umpire as scheduled. If anything comes up, please contact the Chief Umpire Tony asap.

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).

If confusing, please ask a board member or umpire before your game.

2018-19 S2 Roster

The roster for the second season of 2018-19 has been published on the Roster page.

With some more players from the Come & try night and input from all captains, including a 9th team, ‘The Krillers’ captained by Shane Hamel, it has been confirmed that we are running a 9-team roster this season.

Since the pool bookings and planning for this year were for an 8 team roster, it meant some decisions needed to be made with regards to how to adjust the roster for this season to accommodate 9 teams. Three options were proposed to the captains of all teams:

1. Keep the game days as they are currently in the planner. This is the usual 14 regular rounds and 3 finals rounds, from 7 Feb to 13 Jun.

  • Pro: No need to change the scheduled game days and pool bookings with DKHAC. Since we’re spreading the same pool fees over 9 teams instead of 8, the fee per team will be less.
  • Con: A 9 team roster consists of 18 regular rounds plus 3 finals rounds, with 2 byes for each team. So if we stick with the usual 14+3 rounds, we are 4 rounds short. This means that not every team plays each other twice and that 4 teams will have only 1 bye instead of 2.

2. Play a full 9 team roster, which takes 21 nights and finish before the start of next season at mid-July. We would need to play on 18 April (day before Good Friday) which is a scheduled night off and we would finish on July 4th. The next season would start with a Come & Try night on 18 July and Round 1 on 25 July (so, only 1-2 weeks break in between seasons).

  • Pro: Every team can play each other twice and therefore also will have equal byes.
  • Con: No fee savings (still would have to calculate this but I suspect also no increase) and less of a break between seasons. For the board this also means a tighter window for planning, elections/hand-overs, etc. Note that if we choose this I will still need to confirm with DKHAC that the additional nights are available.

3. Same as option 2, but with a shorter finals period.

  • Pro: See option 2, but with a longer break between seasons and lower fees than option 2 (but not as much lower than option 1).
  • Con: No second chances during the finals period and slightly less of a break than option 1. As with option 2, I’d still need to confirm with DKHAC that the additional 2 nights can be booked.

The majority vote went to option 1 (then 3 and then 2), so we’ll keep the season as it is currently shown in the year planner. As indicated above, the fee per team will be less (I’ll calculate and will let the captains know later this week), not every team will play each other twice, and 4 teams will have only 1 bye instead of 2. This has been done completely randomly through the roster provided by Kyle.

If the 9 teams work out and we keep going like that during 2019-20 then we can try and plan accordingly. Happy to also then consider changes like a shorter finals period and any other suggestions at that time.

Lastly, there will be a quick captains & umpires meeting next week 14/2 at 7:00pm. I’ll send out an invite and agenda to the captains and umpires via email.

The aim is to have 2 umpires per team available. This means there is less dependency on the same volunteers and we have greater continuity and training opportunities, meaning an broader appropriate standard of umpiring. Currently the numbers are as follows; can the teams providing 1 umpire or none please consider providing more volunteers:

2 Beached Az
1 Brothers
1 Clownfish
2 Ducks
1 Sharks
0 Sheep Stations
1 The Krillers
2 The Nuts
1 The Sisters

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.