2017-18 S1 Results SF

Thursday 23/11/2017

Brothers 20 def by Clownfish 30
Sam/Lisa each 6

Sea Serpents 22 def by Beached Az 43
Leah 8, Kylie 18

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


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 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!!

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 R13

Thursday 2/11/2017

Beached Az 34 def by Sharks 54
Alison 18, Markus 16

The Nuts 36 def Pink Pirates 20
Jemma 20, Rob 14

Brothers 26 def by Clownfish 30
Lisa/Jo each 8, Brett 20

Ducks 26 def by Sea Serpents 44
Jayden/Shane each 8, Caitlin 20

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

REMINDER to all Duty teams – please make sure all balls and other equipment are accounted for at the end of the night. We found a ball in the 50m pool last night after everyone had left. We have 5 new balls – I can’t remember how may of the older pink ones (about 5 as well). In any case, do a quick scan around the 2 pools to make sure.

Also, one of the (basket) rings is broken (few weeks ago). We’ll try and get that fixed asap, but just a reminder to the Duty teams for that as well; make sure you line up the basket correctly before you click it into the catch/lock on the wall. Don’t bend and force it in if not alligned properly.

Last regular round (14) next week before we head into the Quarter Finals 16 Nov, Semi Finals 23 Nov and Grand Finals 30 Nov.

2017-18 S1 Results R12

Thursday 19/10/2017

Pink Pirates 14 def by Brothers 39
Nicole 4, Lisa 21

Beached Az 44 def Ducks 28
Wes 18, Ron 8

Sharks 36 def by Clownfish 40
Ellie 18, Brett 20

Sea Serpents 34 drew The Nuts 34
Cole 16, Tony 22

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

REMINDER: No games next week due to it being Hobart Show Day. We resume with Round 13 on the 2nd of November.

2017-18 S1 Results R11

Thursday 12/10/2017

Ducks 30 def by Sharks 45
Andrew 14, Markus 21

Brothers 22 def by The Nuts 36
Jo 6, Jemma 26

Sea Serpents 0 (forfeit) def by Pink Pirates 20

Beached Az 37 def by Clownfish 41
Wes 18, Brett 17

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

Weekly Rule Highlight

All fill-ins (both new and existing players) should not be written into the team’s list of registered players. Fill-in’s should be written into, surprisingly, the FILL-IN sections of the sheet, which are the 2 spots in the separate section below the team list. You should then, in the FILL-IN section, circle Y or N in front of the name to indicate whether the player is registered with another team or not, so the duty team knows whether their goals will count. Captains, please make sure you assist your players with this process.

As outlined in Section 3, new players will not be added to your team list until the captain updates the team registration sheet and submits it to Kyle and Dave. If a player is not registered (which must be done after playing 3 times with the team and to play finals), the player will be considered a fill-in and not be eligible for Top Scorers’ and Best & Fairest points.

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.