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.

Advertisements

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 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.

Round 8 Cancelled

DKHAC contacted me with some bad news; unfortunately they have a major issue with one of the pipes leading into the dive pool that requires an urgent major fix. Parts are due to arrive late Wednesday meaning that the dive pool will need to be closed for the entire day of Thursday the 20th September and possibly Friday. If these works are not undertaken ASAP the dive pool may be out for longer.

I’ve presented a number of options to the captains via email today and we agreed on cancelling next week’s games (round 8/20 Sep) completely, which was the least of all negatives. The consequences of this are that not every team plays each team twice and there is slightly less bang for buck for each player, depending on how your team arranged the fees. Note that we will retain the funds and put that towards equipment, which then benefits all anyway.

2018-19 S1 Full Umpiring Roster

Please see the Roster page for the 2018-19 S1 full umpiring roster.

Tony has taken unavailability into account as much as possible, but please check your assigned games ahead of time to make sure you’ll be able to umpire.

Umpiring Round 2

Hi all – just a quick note to let you know that some of our regular umpires are unavailable this week (round 2), so a few of the games will need to be umpired by single umpires. As always, we count upon each player’s understanding of limited visibility as well as their intent on making each game a positive experience for everyone involved.

On a related note, it would be much appreciated if the captains of teams that are providing no umpires or just 1 umpire, can try and find some suitably experienced candidates for the umpiring role (email to Tony and Dave). Ideally we’d like to be able to call upon 2 umpires from each team. The more umpires and better spread across teams we have, the more we can guarantee 2 umpires per game, as well as some breaks for the regular umpires.

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.