2016-17 S2 Roster Update

DKHAC has been given the opportunity to host the Australian Water Polo Country Championships from 17th May to 21st May 2017. To accommodate the schedule for this championship they have needed to change a number of bookings, including our 18 May game night.

So, no games on 18 May and the remainder of the roster has been pushed out by 1 week. This means the regular part of the season now ends on 1 June, the finals weeks are on 8, 15 and 22 June, and our club dinner will be on 24 June (please mark in your calendars).

Umpires, should this change present any difficulties, please get in touch with John asap.

Lastly, a reminder that we’re heading into the Easter break. So no games this week or next and we’ll resume with Round 10 on 27 April.

Hope you enjoy the Easter break 🙂
Dave

2016-17 S2 Results R6

Thursday 16/3/2017

Beached Az(38) Def by  Ducks (42)
Sam 18                                Sophie 10

Sharks (28)        Def by   Brothers (46)
Markus 12                          Lisa 10

Clownfish(31)   Def by   The Nuts (56)
Bret 15                                Tony 32

Sea Snakes (22) Def by  Pink Pirates (40)
Leah 8                                Rob 19

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

Rule Highlight of the Week

This week we’re looking at the barging rule in general. Section 15.19 refers to barging a static defender, while 15.21 deals with barging in motion.

The concept of the ‘cylinder’, which is the shoulder-width space around the person, is important when determining the barging violation. Barging can be called on physical contact, but also on movement into the defender’s cylinder.

While barging a static defender (15.20) is generally straight forward, what happens when both players are in motion without contact but in each other’s cylinder is not always obvious (read 15.21). Simply said; if an attacking player moves forward or sideways into the defender’s cylinder, that is barging. If the attacker is static or moves backwards and the defender moves into the attacker’s cylinder, that is impeding (although usually more leniency is given here, since as the ‘follower’ it is harder to know when to stop). Note, that the interpretation of forward/backward depends on the placement of the defender. I.e. the defender is usually placed between the attacker and the defended basket. But, if the defender is placed behind the attacker (e.g. a double-team defence) and the attacker swims backward into the defender, that is also barging.

Since the in-motion/non-contact situations happen very often, we need to keep those rules practical. Therefore, umpires generally only call consistent barging. E.g. if the attacker tries to swim closer to the basket and does so by diagonally swimming forward into the cylinder of the defender (so not arms), then the umpires generally wait (for 1 or 2 seconds) and see if the attacker stops. If the attacker consistently keeps moving into the defender’s cylinder in this situation, then a barging foul is called.

Similarly if this happens in reverse, with the attacker retreating and the defender consistently swimming forward into the attacker, that is impeding. The in-motion/non-contact scenarios tend to be considered more severely when they occur closer to the attacking area/basket.

As you can see, contact & barging rules are not simple considering the many different possible scenarios. Umpires must consider on- & off-the-ball situations (with on-the-ball being considered more severely than off-the-ball), general impact, flow of the game, intent, etc. etc. So while the barging rules have been discussed, agreed and documented to a large extent, the ongoing need for careful & consistent interpretation by the umpires and understanding & cooperation from the players are ultimately essential.

Umpiring Roster Updated

The umpiring roster has been updated with 3 more rounds and the remainder of the season will follow in the next few weeks.

Also, a reminder that with the conclusion of Round 3, the relaxed rules around fill-ins return to normal again (see section 3 and 6 of the Regulations). Note that all fill-in names should be written into the specific section on the sheet and not directly below the registered players. A fill-in is someone who is not printed on the score sheet. Note to Captains; fill-ins written in the team section of the sheet are not considered as newly registered players until an updated Team Registration Sheet has been submitted.

During Round 4 and subsequent rounds each team must have a minimum of 4 of its own registered players (or forfeit the game – don’t forget you could still play a scratch match with whomever is there). Note that with the DKHAC pool space booking process any booking not cancelled with at least 10 days notice is non-refundable. In other words, lost pool time & fees.

Scores from registered (with another team) players do not count at all Round 4 onwards, so also not towards the total team score (and obviously not be eligible for B & F points for that game). A non-registered fill-in can score and that score will count towards the team total score, but they will not be attributed to the players top scoring rankings & not be eligible for B & F points until officially registered with a team (captain updates team sheet and submits with Kyle and Dave).

Duty teams please note that if a registered player scores as a fill-in during round 4 or a later round, and an umpire has not picked this up and signals the score, these scores should not be counted on the score sheet. If you are not sure whether a player is registered with a team or not, then ask the relevant captain and/or umpires ASAP (preferably before game start).

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

2016-17 S1 Results SF

Thursday 24/11/2016

Pink Pirates 36 def Ducks 28
Clinton 16, Cole 14

Sharks 26 def by Clownfish 31
Markus 14, Chris 11

The Grand Finals roster is now available on the Roster page.

Reminder: The end-of-season get-together and awards presentations BBQ will be at the Waterworks Site 1 on Saturday 3 Dec, starting from 11:30am onward with the ‘formalities’ taking place around 1:00pm. It would be great to see as many people there as possible and catch up with people away from the pool deck. BYO food & drinks and the whole family is welcome!

2016-17 S1 Results QF

Thursday 17/11/2016

Beached Az 48 def Sharks 40
Alison 20, Markus 22

The Nuts 50 def Pink Pirates 20
Jemma 22, Rob 8

Sea Snakes 22 def by Clownfish 32
Caitlin 14, Dave 10

Ducks 40 def Brothers 34
Cole 14, Mitchell 10

The Semi Finals roster is now available on the Roster page.

Reminder: The end-of-season get-together and awards presentations BBQ will be at the Waterworks Site 1 on Saturday 3 Dec, starting from 11:30am onward with the ‘formalities’ taking place around 1:00pm. It would be great to see as many people there as possible and catch up with people away from the pool deck. BYO food & drinks and the whole family is welcome!

2016-17 S1 Results R12

Thursday 27/10/2016

Beached Az 44 def Ducks 42
Alison/Sam each 16, Cole 16

Clownfish 22 def by Brothers 26
Julie 6, Kath 14

Sharks 24 def by Pink Pirates 40
Markus 10, Jen/Susan/Nicole each 10

Sea Snakes 25 def by The Nuts 50
Caitlin 10, Tony 20

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

Rule Highlight of the Week

Section 18 deals with Game Stoppages. The umpire may stop a game in the event of accident, injury or illness and in the event of a game stoppage a player shall be allowed to leave the water, or sit or stand on the steps or side of the pool with the permission of a umpire.

If an accident, injury or illness, including bleeding, occurs, an umpire may at their discretion suspend the game for not more than three minutes, in which case he shall instruct the timekeeper as to when the stoppage period is to commence. Missed time is added on.

In the case of a stoppage, the team in possession of the ball at the time of the stoppage resumes in possession of the ball, roughly where the play stopped. Note that this is a bit like a Neutral ball in the sense that the player who puts the ball back in play after a stoppage is not permitted to shoot.

During the stoppage, the injury is checked and discussed with the concerning player. Actions taken can range from the player returning to the pool, to substituting/remaining out of the game for a bit to recover, to engaging a first-aid certified lifeguard in a more formal capacity. This last option will require the player to discuss their condition and options with the lifeguard and possibly (depending on the circumstances) sign the incident form the lifeguard completes.