2017-18 S2 Roster

The roster for 2017-18 Season 2 has been published on the Roster page.

To those teams that haven’t provided team sheets yet, please provide them ASAP.

To the umpires, please note that we’re counting on every umpire (except for Kath and Troy) to continue this season. As is, we’ve already got gaps where we only have 1 umpire, so if others are not umpiring this season Tony and I need to know asap. Hopefully we can find 1 or 2 new umpires in addition to the current umpires, so we can cover all games and avoid situations where fouls etc aren’t seen.

Don’t forget, we have an umpiring meeting this Thursday 8/2 at 6:30pm in the Dive Pool meeting room.

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2017-18 S2 Come & Try

Happy New Year everyone; hope you’ll have a healthy and happy 2018 😉

We’ll be in touch with the captains and umpires via email to get things organised for the upcoming season which starts Thursday 8 February (see full year planning (incl 2018-2019 S1 here).

The Come & Try night will be on Thursday 1 February, 7:30pm – 8:30pm in the Dive Pool. Free entry as usual (just say at reception you’re there for the Water Basketball Come & Try night). We have plenty of caps but limited fins. So if you’re bringing people along, have them bring their fins if they have them.

You can click on the poster below to open up a PDF version so you can print/download it more easily for publication purposes (email/notice boards, etc).

2017-18 Come & Try Night

2017-18 S1 Results GF & Awards

Thursday 30/11/2017

Sharks 40 def by Beached Az 42
Markus 14, Sam 28

The Nuts 48 def Clownfish 22
Tony 30, Dave/Brett each 8

As previously mentioned, the awards for both this season and Season 2 of the 2017-18 financial year will be handed out during the Winter Water Basketball Dinner on the 16th of June 2018 (see the Water Basketball Planner for the full 2017-18 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, Beached Az! A big congratulations also to the winners of the Individual Awards, especially the recurring champs Brett and Jemma for keeping their standards high:

2017-18 Season 1:

  • Best & Fairest Female: Jemma Dazeley (The Nuts)
  • Best & Fairest Male: Brett Ring (Clownfish)
  • Most improved Female: Mikalah Swain (Sharks)
  • Most improved Male: Nat Jackson (The Nuts)

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

Jemma Dazeley just frog-leaped Tony Edmondson (both from The Nuts) during the last regular game of the season (312 over 287) for the number 1 spot on the top scorers ladder with Brett Ring (Clownfish) in third spot with 174 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 and duty and Andrew’s efforts in providing us with game highlights on Facebook are appreciated as well. 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.

Speaking of the Board, Tony will be taking over the Chief Umpire responsibilities in the upcoming season. Thank you John, for all your work in that role. Not always noticed or thanked, but it’s the kind of volunteer effort that keeps this competition running.

We’ve noticed (as umpires on the board but also speaking with various players) that the consistency in relation to the interpretation of rules has dropped a bit over the last few seasons, leading to confusion and at times play that is too physical. So we’d like to meet with all umpires at the beginning of next season to make sure we’re all on the same page with regards to the regulations and the interpretation of the ambiguities of the game. However, while that effort will be made, please be reminded that even with paid professional umpires, who study the game and practice umpiring, games are never perfect for everyone involved. So we’ll always continue to rely on that understanding from players and their capacity to play the game fairly with a positive and respectful mindset towards other players.

After the Christmas break, we’ll kick the 2017-18 second season off with a Come & Try night on 1 February, followed by the first round on the 8th. 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 January 26th 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 1 Feb 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 2018! 🙂

Dave

2017-18 S1 Roster

The full roster, featuring the ‘samish’ 8 teams as last season, for the first season of the new 2017-18 financial year (26/7 – 30/11) has been published on the Roster page.

Umpiring has been scheduled for the first 3 rounds, in case there are any changes to the umpiring line-up and/or availability, and the rest will be added by end of week 2. Any questions or concerns regarding umpiring, please contact John asap.

As usual, the full (financial) year planner, which shows game & no game weeks, is available at the bottom of the Roster page as well.

If you haven’t already captains, please submit your updated team sheets to me by email no later than Wednesday 26 July. Just list the confirmed players for now and we can add further players when you submit your updated team sheet later on. Kyle and I will need to have an up-to-date view of confirmed (not potential) players and cap numbers, if you have your own caps, at the start of the competition. Don’t forget, players are only added to the printed score sheet after submitting an updated team sheet (not by writing them on the score sheet on the night).

Lastly, we strongly recommend that all players brush up on their understanding of the Regulations. Umpires still regularly have to explain simple things like how/where to take a free throw after a 3-in-the-2-meter area foul, even to experienced players, which is difficult to do shouting across the pool. Also, have a quick read of what’s expected of the Duty teams and how to complete the Score Sheet.

Have a great season everyone!

Dave

End of season and Come & Try

Our first end-of-year club dinner was a success last week, with a great turnout of 34 (which we’ll be aiming to increase further next year 🙂 ), a nice dinner, with some sponsored nibbles from the Ball & Chain, awards presentations and a chance to catch up with everyone and practice recognising each other out of the pool.

Water Basketball, as we play it in Tasmania, has been going for over 13 years, with many of its members from its start-up first 3-4 years still here. As the sport developed seasons varied from 2-4 per year, we ran Splashball for kids, played with up to 13 teams and 2 nights, ran a mixed social roster and settled into a steady competition of 8 teams and stabilised rules.

You may have already seen some photos posted on our Facebook page that gave you a clue, but it’s my pleasure to confirm the following individual awards.

  • Best & Fairest Female: Ellie Bucher (Sharks)/Jemma Dazeley (The Nuts, also top scorer) both with 17 votes.
  • Best & Fairest Male: Brett Ring (Clownfish) with 18 votes.
  • Most Improved Female: Nicki Fox (Ducks Out Of Water)
  • Most Improved Male: Pete Woolford (Sharks)

The full Best & Fairest votes list is updated for this past season.

Congratulations to all and thanks again to all volunteers (Captains, Duty Teams, Umpires, Board, Andrew for videos and Craig for basket maintenance) for your continued efforts in keeping Water Basketball afloat.

With all 8 teams confirmed to continue again next season, the fees for the next 2 seasons (2017-18 Financial Year) will be confirmed in the next week.

John will put the umpiring roster for the first 3 rounds together as well. So far it’s our understanding that all umpires continue, and that Rob from Pink Pirates has put his hand up to umpire as well. We may need one ot two more umpires to spread the efforts nicely, so we’ll be in touch with the relevant teams who have not yet provided umpires. Please get in touch with John ASAP re any changes or periods of unavailability.

Last but not least, we’ll again have a Come & Try night, which will this time be on the Wednesday the 26th of July at 7:30pm in the Dive Pool, preceding the start of the season on Thursday 27 July (full year planner). The Come & Try night will again be free entry for all, as sponsored by DKHAC. So, please join us and bring along interested friends & family! Limited fins available, so best bring your own.

2016-17 S2 Results R7

Thursday 23/03/2017

Sharks(38)                 Def      Clownfish(34)
Markus 14                              Scott 12

Sea Snakes(52)          Def      The Nuts(38)
Caitlin 33                                Jemma 34

Pink Pirates(22)         Def by Ducks(39)
Rob 10                                     Cole 13

Brothers(34)              Def      Beached Az(270
Lisa 20                                    Sam 13

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

Thank you everyone for getting in your Payments for the Season!

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). So, also means that the extended arms of the 3rd team member into the 2 meter area (e.g. to grab or tap the ball) counts as a violation of this rule.

If it was a defensive foul, and the attacking team was in possession of the ball, the attacking player with the ball at the time of the foul must choose between taking the free throw either from the spot he/she was in at the time, or on the 2 meter line directly in front of goal (the player should indicate this last one to the umpire, or Play On may be called). If the attacking team was not in possession of the ball, then the free throw must always be taken on the 2 meter line directly in front of the goal by the attacking player nearest to the ball at the time of the foul.

If it was an attacking foul, then the ball goes to the defensive player nearest the ball at the time of the foul who must take the free throw from the 2 meter line, directly in front of the basket (see 14.3.2 of the Regulations). The umpires usually allow the free throw to be taken anywhere in the 2 meter area, but note that the ball may be called back in case of an unfair advantage.

2016-17 S2 Roster

The full roster, featuring the same 8 teams as last season, for the second season of the 2016-17 financial year has been published on the Roster page.

Umpiring has been scheduled for the first 3 rounds, in case there are any changes to the umpiring line-up and/or availability, and the rest will be added by end of week 2. Any questions or concerns regarding umpiring, please contact John asap.

As usual, the full (financial) year planner, which shows game & no game weeks, is available at the bottom of the Roster page as well. The Grand Final takes places on 15 June, followed by the Water Basketball Tasmania event of the year <insert trumpet call> on the 17th of June.

Please keep the evening of 17/6 free in your calendars for dinner (with a few awards thrown in). We would like to make this a fun evening for all players and see all teams solidly represented there, which at that time of the year and with this much notice should be achievable. More details regarding the event will be posted here as the season progresses.

If you haven’t already captains, please submit your updated team sheets to me by email no later than Wednesday 8 Feb. Just list the confirmed players for now and we can add further players when you submit your updated team sheet later on. Kyle and I have to manage the stats which is a fair bit of (volunteer) work, so we need to have an up-to-date view of confirmed (not potential) players and cap numbers, if you have your own caps, at the start of the competition. Don’t forget, players are only added to the printed score sheet after submitting an updated team sheet (not by writing them on the score sheet on the night).

Lastly, we strongly recommend that all players brush up on their understanding of the Regulations. Umpires still regularly have to explain simple things like how/where to take a free throw after a 3-in-the-2-meter area foul, even to experienced players, which is difficult to do shouting across the pool. Also, have a quick read of what’s expected of the Duty teams and how to complete the Score Sheet.

Have a great season everyone!

Dave