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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2018-19 S2 Results GF & Awards

Thursday 13/06/2019

The Nuts 44 def Brothers 34
Tony 28, Kath/Anna each 10

Sheep Stations 37 def by Beached Az 40
Rob 15, Christy 16

Please see this previous post for the final scores and awards for the 2018-19 Season 1.

The awards for both both seasons of the 2018-19 financial year were presented during the Winter Water Basketball dinner yesterday at Amici restaurant in North Hobart. A big thank you to the 49 in attendance for making it another very enjoyable evening!

With regards to the 2018-19 Season 2, congratulations to the Championship winners of Division 1, The Nuts and of Division 2, Beached Az. A big congratulations also to the winners of the Individual Awards:

2018-19 Season 2:

  • Best & Fairest Female: Nykita Moore (Sharks)
  • Best & Fairest Male: Stewart Wilde (Sheep Stations)
  • Most improved Female: Kylie Sih (Beached Az)
  • Most improved Male: Jayden Petrusma (Ducks)

The complete Best & Fairest list (of those who received points) has now been updated in the Stats section for this season. The female players did very well and convincingly took up the overall top 3 spots on the B & F ladder! With 284 points for the season, Jemma Dazeley once more bagged the top scorer spot, followed by Tony Edmondson with 230 and Nykita Moore in third with 200 points.

As usual, I’d like to take a moment here as well to thank all members for being a part of the sport and DKHAC for sponsoring the Come & Try nights & promotion, MIP vouchers and being flexible with regards to bookings. Furthermore, I’d like to recognise the contributions of duty teams, the captains who organise their teams and fees, the umpires who have the difficult task of umpiring games where they can only see half the players πŸ™‚ and of course the board members who keep it all going behind the scenes.

Without everyone’s help and enthusiasm we wouldn’t be able to keep this competition running as smoothly as it has been. A small effort on everyone’s part constitutes a significant result for everyone to enjoy. As always Sylvie’s help with setting up equipment continues to be appreciated and Andrew taking photos and keeping an eye on the facebook page.

During this past year we successfully increased the number of teams from 8 to 9 and, if we’re able to maintain this, we’ll need to adjust the roster accordingly so that each team can play each other twice. I have received commitments for next season from most captains, but until all teams are confirmed, we cannot fix the dates for the Come & Try night and start of the season. I’ll send out an email to the captains soon, so please confirm asap. To everyone else, keep an eye on the website for further news, or better yet, subscribe for email notifications at the top right of this page.

As mentioned last night, there are also some changes in progress with regards to our User Group Agreement with DKHAC and its likely return to a calendar year approach. This in turn would mean a change in our Incorporated Association’s schedule, annual financial reporting, roster planning & booking and the timing of the Annual General Meeting. More about all that in an email to the captains as well.

Thank you all for another great season; hope to see you all back in the pool in July. πŸ™‚

Dave

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 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 S2 Come & Try Night

We’re kicking off the new season again with a Come & Try night on Thursday the 31st of January, at 7:30pm in the Dive Pool. To those new to the game, come and check it out and to existing players, come along to support us and bring your friends along πŸ™‚ . The 2018-19 Season 2 starts the following week on Thursday the 7th of February, so now’s the time to give it a go!

Pool entry is free; just mention at Reception that you’re there for the Water Basketball Come & Try night. We have plenty of caps but limited fins, so bringing your own fins is recommended.

If you’d like to print the below flyer (for yourself or to help out by giving it to friends, posting it at your work, etc.) then click on the pdf image below (Adobe Reader required).

2018-19 S2 Come & Try Night

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 2019 (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! πŸ™‚

Dave

2018-19 S1 Come & Try Night

We’re kicking off the new season again with a Come & Try night this Thursday the 19th of July, at 7:30pm in the Dive Pool. To those new to the game, come and check it out and to existing players, bring your friends along :-). The 2018-19 Season 1 starts 2 weeks later on Thursday the 2nd of August, so now’s the time to give it a go!

Pool entry is free; just mention at Reception that you’re there for the Water Basketball Come & Try night. We have plenty of caps but limited fins, so bringing your own fins is recommended.

If you’d like to print the below flyer (for yourself or to help out by giving it to friends, posting it at your work, etc.) then click on the pdf image below (Adobe Reader required).

2018-19 S1 Come & Try Night