2017-18 S1 Results QF

Thursday 16/11/2017

Sea Serpents 34 def by Sharks 48
Clare 14, Markus 16

The Nuts 42 def Brothers 20
Tony 22, Lisa/Matt each 9

Beached Az 56 def Ducks 48
Sam 26, Ron 22

Pink Pirates 27 def by Clownfish 34
Susan/Jen each 8, Brett 16

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

The Semi Finals roster has been published on the Roster page. John’s coming in especially to umpire the first game since we only had one umpire available for it – thanks John!!

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2017-18 S1 Results R14

Thursday 9/11/2017

The Nuts 42 def Clownfish 34
Jemma 36, Brett 20

Ducks 36 def Brothers 35
Ron/Nicki each 8, Jess 13

Beached Az 42 def by Sea Serpents 46
Wes 24, Caitlin 34

Pink Pirates 29 def by Sharks 30
Rob 10, Ellie 12

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

This concludes the regular part of the season and we will now proceed to the Finals period, with the Quarter finals on 16 Nov, Semi Finals on 23 Nov and Grand Finals on 30 Nov. The Finals roster has been published on the Roster page.

Brush up on your understanding of the Regulations (in particular Sections 3.4 and 6.7) and if there are any special arrangements to be made for your team (fill-ins etc), please do so as soon as possible with the captain of the opposing team and a member of the Board.

Thanks everyone for another great season so far and good luck in the finals!

2017-18 S1 Results R10

Thursday 5/10/2017

The Nuts 62 def Beached Az 36
Tony 40, Wes 20

Clownfish 36 def Sea Serpents 34
Brett 18, Cole 22

Pink Pirates 48 def Ducks 30
Rob 22, Ron 8

Sharks 14 def by Brothers 36
Caitlin 8, Jo 14

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

Note that next week’s 8:30PM 50M Sea Serpents v Pink Pirates game is cancelled due to a Sea Serpent forfeit. The booking for that timeslot has been cancelled, so the 50m pool baskets should be removed after the 7:45pm game and that pool is not to be used after 8:30pm.

Weekly Rule Highlight

Water Basketball is similar to Basketball in the sense that it’s a non-contact sport, but some contact is unavoidable. It’s the nature of the contact, whether an advantage is gained and the intent that determines whether umpires let it go or whether they cal a contact foul as outlined in Section 15.19-15.23 of the Regulations.

Depending in the severity, intentional contact, such as grabbing, pushing or hitting an opponent can easily be considered a Gross Misconduct/Dangerous Play foul. While sports like Water Polo are more tolerant of these types of fouls, they are unacceptable in Water Basketball. Unlike in regular Basketball though, umpires cannot always see what goes on underwater and as a result, unchecked this behaviour can escalate quite easily into arguments between players and a bad experience for all involved.

This behaviour should be dealt with in an escalating manner (see Section 20 of the Regulations):

  1. We start, normally, by having a conversation with the person involved. Possibly this involves the captain of both teams.
  2. If that is unsuccessful, the Chief Umpire and possibly the Association’s President can be involved to mediate and help resolve the issue.
  3. The final point of escalation is a decision by the Board (or selection thereof if there is a conflict of interest), such as dismissed/not guilty, warning or suspension (possibly indefinite).

Luckily it has never come to that last point, since most players are relaxed and there for a good time or the player in question has stopped playing out of their own accord, but it’s good to be aware of the process nonetheless.

Umpiring Roster Update

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

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