2017-18 S2 Results SF

Thursday 7/06/2018

Sharks 38 def Beached Az 32
Caitlin 14, Kylie/Christy/Wes each 10

Ducks 22 def by Sea Serpents 48
Nicki 8, Cole/Carrie each 16

The Grand Finals roster is now available on the Roster page, including Duty and Umpiring arrangements.

A reminder regarding the Winter Water Basketball Dinner. See a previous post for a summary, and please follow up with your captain if you haven’t yet received the more detailed email with RSVP and payment arrangements. Please make sure you get your RSVP/Payments in ASAP.

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Dinner Reminder

A final reminder to get your RSVPs/payments in for the Winter Water Basketball Dinner. See a previous post for a summary, and please follow up with your captain if you haven’t yet received the more detailed email with RSVP and payment arrangements.

Hope you can all make it 🙂

Good luck with the Semi Finals tonight!

Dark Mofo: Landing

Dark Mofo organisers and artist Tanya Lee have asked me to help them communicate one of their events and encourage our players to participate. Please see below for details:

I’m getting in touch on behalf of Dark Mofo and artist Tanya Lee to let you know about a project called Landing that is coming up as part of the Festival that the Water Basketball might be interested in. We’d love to have you involved!

We are looking for swimmers to dive into the 50 metre pool at the Hobart Aquatic Centre to help us swim the distance between Australia and Manus Island in a continuous 24 hour relay. We need hundreds of swimmers to participate to make the project work!

The project is taking place from 6pm on Saturday 9 June- 6pm on Sunday 10 June and is free to participate.

For more information: https://darkmofo.net.au/program/landing-tanya-lee/

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2017-18 S1 Come & Try Night

We’re kicking off the new season again with a Come & Try night this Wednesday the 26th 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 :-). Remember, the season starts the following DAY on 27 July, 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 also have caps and limited fins available, but if you have your own (regular sized, not scuba) fins then we recommend you bring those.

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).

2017-18 S1 Come & Try

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 GF

Thursday 22/06/2017

Brother 29 def by The Nuts 40
Lisa 11, Jemma 24

Pink Pirates 41 def Beached Az 20
Rob 15, Christy 16

Congratulations to the Championship winners of Division 1, The Nuts and of Division 2, Pink Pirates! The winners of the Individual Awards will be announced during the end-of-season Winter Water Basketball Dinner.

If you haven’t already, please make sure you RSVP ASAP to me (Dave) and your payment either directly into the Water Basketball bank account (details provided in email to captains) or to your captain to then transfer on.

To repeat from previous posts, the email with details regarding the Winter Water Basketball Dinner has been sent to the captains. They should have forwarded the details to their players for RSVP, so if you haven’t received anything yet then get in touch with your captain asap.

  • The Dinner will be at 7:00pm on the 1st of July at the Ball & Chain’s upstairs function room.
  • The cost is $35 per head to be paid in advance and the menu is a choice (decide/order on the night) of:
    • Chargrilled smoked half chicken – hot smoked and finished on the chargrill and served with a black cherry chutney.
    • Lamb shank – A chunky shank served on potato mash enhanced with a tasty rosemary and red wine sauce.
    • Tasmanian Atlantic salmon – Chargrilled with hollandaise sauce.
    • Porterhouse – It has a fine texture and its taste is boosted by the open grill.
    • We didn’t confirm a vegetarian option but this is simply all you want from the salad bar for about $15. If anyone wants this option then we suggest they just confirm their attendance and then pay on the night to keep it simple.
  • Drinks can be purchased separately at the upstairs bar.

RSVP and payments ASAP please (captains, please forward your RSVPs to me and any payments to the water basketball account).

2016-17 S2 Results SF

Thursday 15/06/2017

Clownfish 22 def by Beached Az 40
Brett 9, Sam 18

Sharks 34 def by The Nuts 48
Markus 14, Tony 24

The Roster has been updated for the Grand Finals and at the bottom of that page you will also find the new planning for the 2017-18 financial year.

Check the Regulations for the Fill-in and Team member requirements during the finals.

To confirm, we have enough numbers for the Winter Water Basketball Dinner, so that is definitely going ahead (just in case you were holding off on payment).

The email with details regarding the Winter Water Basketball Dinner has been sent to the captains and further information was provided here last week. They should have forwarded the details to their players for RSVP, so if you haven’t received anything yet then get in touch with your captain asap.

A few questions came up which I’ll address here; you don’t need to order now, you can do this on the night at the table. The salad bar is included in the $35; the $15 is only if you don’t want a main meal and just want access to the salad bar.

Those attending can transfer their $35 to their captain who collects all and then transfers it into the Water Basketball Tasmania bank account, or you can transfer it there directly (you can get the details from your captain). As mentioned, if you just want the salad bar then you can pay the $15 on the night.

RSVP to your captain today and we’ll need everyone’s payments by Friday 23 June.