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

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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 🙂 . 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 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 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

2018-19 S1 Roster Update

Hi all,

Please note the following updates to the 2018-19 first season planning. Note, that the Come & Try night will still be on Thursday 19/7 as originally scheduled.

  • Round 1 has been delayed by 1 week due to the Australian School Sports Swimming Championships (DKHAC apologises for the late notice) and will now take place on Thursday the 2nd of August.
     
  • The Water Polo Nationals are scheduled for the first week of October, so Water Basketball will have a break that week.

The planner on the Roster page has been updated accordingly.

It is currently also unclear whether we will have 8 or 9 teams. This depends to a large extent on whether certain teams are able to find a few more players during the Come & Try night (so the Round 1 delay may not be such a bad thing).

Once that has been confirmed, we’ll be able to finalise the season structure, possibly further affecting the dates and introducing byes if we end up with 9 teams.

We aim to publish the detailed roster for the first season of 2018-19 during the weekend prior to Round 1 at the latest.

Cheers,

Dave

2017-18 S2 Results GF & Awards

Thursday 14/06/2018

Sheep Stations 37 def Sea Serpents 34
Rob 21, Cole 14

The Nuts 44 def Sharks 26
Tony 22, Ellie 10

Please see this previous post for the final scores and awards for the 2017-18 Season 1.

The awards for both both seasons of the 2017-18 financial year were presented during the Winter Water Basketball dinner last Saturday. A big thank you to the 35 in attendance for making it another success.

With regards to the 2017-18 Season 2, congratulations to the Championship winners of Division 1, The Nuts and of Division 2, Sheep Stations. A big congratulations also to the winners of the Individual Awards:

2017-18 Season 2:

  • Best & Fairest Female: Nicki Fox (Ducks)
  • Best & Fairest Male: Tim Hynes (Beached Az)
  • Most improved Female: Julie Mc (Clownfish)
  • Most improved Male: Dylan graham (Sharks)

The complete Best & Fairest list (of those who received points) has now been updated in the Stats section for this season. With 286 points for the season, Jemma Dazeley once more bagged the top scorer spot, closely followed by Tony Edmondson with 275 and Cole Dabner in third with 215 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 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 🙂 . We were fortunate again this season to have 8 (reasonably) 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.

The Incorporated Association’s Annual General Meeting is due and will be held prior to Round 1 of next season, which will be on the 26th of July, 6:30pm – 7:30pm in DKHAC meeting room 1 (Dive pool). All players are invited to attend. The agenda will be communicated to the captains via email closer to the meeting date. One of the items discussed will be Board membership. The current Board members have all confirmed they’re happy to continue in their current roles. However, if any player wishes to nominate themselves for a position on the board, the nomination should be submitted to me via email by Friday 20 July 5pm at the latest, so it can be voted upon (via email through captains) in the lead-up to, and confirmed in, the AGM.

We’ll kick the 2018-19 first season off with a Come & Try night on 19 July, followed by the first round on the 26th. For the full year’s schedule, as usual, check the Roster page.

It sounds like all teams are good to continue and have their captains in place. To assist in planning, it would be very useful if the Captains could indicate as early as possible whether their team will need help with finding new players, and if they do, please make sure to attend the Come & Try night. 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 Sunday the 22nd of July at the latest (start with confirmed players only; it’s easier to add than to remove when doing the Stats).

The fees for the 2018-19 financial year have been negotiated to remain the same as last year, which is great news, and the usual detailed information wil be emailed to the captains for distribution.

New/interested players are encouraged to attend the Come & Try night and/or send us an email with your enquiry 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. Kyle has posted the event on our Facebook page, so you can share that on your timeline.

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

Dave