Umpiring Roster Update

Hi umpires – the full umpiring roster is now available on the roster page.

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2017-18 S1 Results R7

Thursday 7/09/2017

Clownfish 30 def by Beached Az 40
Brett 12, Sam 18

Sea Serpents 33 def by The Nuts 52
Cole 17, Tony 30

Brothers 34 def by Sharks 36
Lisa 22, Ellie 12

Ducks 32 def by Pink Pirates 43
Ron 16, Nicole 18

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

Reminder

A reminder for all teams this week, on how to complete scoresheets when on duty. Please make sure you read this and assist your team mates who don’t read this website. Completing the scoresheets correctly helps the volunteer stats people to correctly record your results and reduces the need for following up with captains and umpires to find out the actual results.

Please check the example scoresheet at the bottom of the Regulations page with guidelines on all its sections, as well as check the below frequent mistakes.

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  • Points should be recorded in 2s and 3s; not by tallying |s. Or as Kyle likes to exclaim: “NO CHICKEN SCRATCHES!!”
  • Fill-ins should be entered in the fill-in section (2 lines only for each team, since a minimum of 4 own players is required to not forfeit).
  • The person completing the scoresheet should count the scores down during the game, but also after the game count the scores for each player across to the right, which provides the check that the final scores match the player’s scores.
  • The person completing the scoresheet should write his/her name at the bottom of the scoresheet, whcih we use if we need to follow up.

Umpiring Roster Update

Please note that the umpiring roster has been scheduled up to and including Round 8.

Normally John would provide the roster for the rest of the season at this point but due to changes in umpires’ availability it will be updated published in parts.

Also, we have not been able to assign the full 2 umpires to each game. The (volunteer) umpires appreciate your patience and the understanding that a single umpire can’t always see everything but calls the game to the best of his/her ability.

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 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.

2016-17 S2 Results QF

Thursday 8/06/2017

The Nuts 26 def by Brothers 29
Jemma 10, Lisa 19

Beached Az 36 def Sea Snakes 30
Sam 18, John 12

Pink Pirates 46 def Clownfish 34
Rob 14, Scott 14

Sharks 40 def Ducks 32
Ronnie 16, Clare 14

The Roster has been updated for the Semi 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.

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.

There will be some awards thrown in for the current season, but we’d like this to be event for all teams to participate in. Please help us make this event a success by getting as many of your team mates to come along as possible. Partners are invited as well.

  • 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 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 to your captain by Friday 16 June at the latest. We’ll need payments by Friday 23 June, again via your captain (like the membership fees are paid).