2016-17 S2 Results R8

Thursday 30/03/2017
Pink Pirates(43)  Def        Sea Snakes(28)
Rob 16                                 Leah 10

Beached Az (28)  Def by  Clownfish(35)
Was 20                                Brett 25

Ducks (44)            Def by   Ducks (25) ( The Nuts Forfeit) The Nuts Crack under Pressure!
Daffy Duck 44                    Donald Duck 25

Sharks (36)           Def by   Brothers(44)
Ellie 18                                 Craig/Lisa 10

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

Thank you everyone for getting in your Payments for the Season!

Weekly Highlight

Kyle Spooner has put his old Navy and Boy Scout rope skills to work by repairing the 50M rope line.  Great Job!

2016-17 S2 Results R7

Thursday 23/03/2017

Sharks(38)                 Def      Clownfish(34)
Markus 14                              Scott 12

Sea Snakes(52)          Def      The Nuts(38)
Caitlin 33                                Jemma 34

Pink Pirates(22)         Def by Ducks(39)
Rob 10                                     Cole 13

Brothers(34)              Def      Beached Az(270
Lisa 20                                    Sam 13

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

Thank you everyone for getting in your Payments for the Season!

Weekly Rule Highlight

Only 2 players of each team are allowed to occupy any space within each 2 meter area (see 15.8 and 15.9 of the Regulations). So, also means that the extended arms of the 3rd team member into the 2 meter area (e.g. to grab or tap the ball) counts as a violation of this rule.

If it was a defensive foul, and the attacking team was in possession of the ball, the attacking player with the ball at the time of the foul must choose between taking the free throw either from the spot he/she was in at the time, or on the 2 meter line directly in front of goal (the player should indicate this last one to the umpire, or Play On may be called). If the attacking team was not in possession of the ball, then the free throw must always be taken on the 2 meter line directly in front of the goal by the attacking player nearest to the ball at the time of the foul.

If it was an attacking foul, then the ball goes to the defensive player nearest the ball at the time of the foul who must take the free throw from the 2 meter line, directly in front of the basket (see 14.3.2 of the Regulations). The umpires usually allow the free throw to be taken anywhere in the 2 meter area, but note that the ball may be called back in case of an unfair advantage.

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.

2016-17 S2 Results R5

Thursday 9/3/2017

Brothers(42)       Def by    The Nuts(44)
Lisa 14                           Jemma 22

Ducks(40)             Def        Sea Snakes(24)
Cole 20                         Caitlin 16

Beached Az(51)   Def        Clownfish(37)
Sam 33                           Brett 13

Pink Pirates(28)  Def        Sharks(24)
Nicole 16                       Ellie/Kyrin 10

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

Remember everyone to have a great weekend, and be safe on the roads.  We would like to see everyone next week.

Weekly Rule Highlight

Substituting may only occur along the halfway line and the player leaving the field must be under or past the rope before the other player enters the field (see section 1 and 5 of the Regulations and ). Late arrivals must also enter the field via the interchange area/halfway line.

2016-17 S2 Results R4

Thursday 2/3/2017

Sea Snakes 46 def by Beached Az 50
Caitlin 28, Sam 34

The Nuts 48 def Sharks 22
Jemma 36, Markus 10

Ducks32 def by  Clownfish 39
Cole 14, Scott & Dave 12

Pink Pirates17 def by  Brothers 26
Clinton 8, Kath & Lisa 8

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

Rule Highlight of the Week

As outlined in 14.7, whenever a player takes any kind of free throw (regular free throw, neutral ball, goal line throw in (after score), corner, side line (after ball goes out), penalty):

  1. no opposing player within 2 metres of the player taking the Free Throw may contest (defend) the taking of the throw or obstruct mechanics of the throw in any way; and
  2. no opposing player may be closer than 1 metre of the player taking the Free Throw.

The umpires may allow opposing players to be slightly within the 1-metre radius where practical, as long as the main aim of not interfering with the free throw is achieved.

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 Results R3

Thursday 23/2/2017

Ducks 34 def by Sharks 40
Cole 16, Ellie 14

Clownfish 30 def Pink Pirates 20
Julie 10, Chris/Clinton each 6

Brothers 38 def Sea Snakes 22
Anna 16, Caitlin 10

Beached Az 28 def by The Nuts 48
Alison 16, Jemma 36

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

A quick update with regards to last week’s incident where someone jumped from the dive tower into a water basketball game in progress. The DKHAC general manager called me the following day to let us know that DKHAC takes the incident very seriously and that CCTV footage was being reviewed with the aim to take action against the person(s) involved and possibly look into improving security around the dive tower. No further news since.

Rule Highlight of the Week

Highlighting a few aspects of Free Throws this week; a goal may be scored directly from a Free Throw (including Corner Throw-in). You are however, not allowed to score directly from a Neutral Ball (must pass first).

During a Free Throw (including the Restart Throw-in, which occurs after a score), opposing players within 2 meters may not contest the ball (i.e. defend).

In accordance with 14.7.1, players may be no closer than 1 meter from the player taking the free throw. However, this is not always enforced when it concerns space limitations in the 2 meter area and/or the shooter is clearly not hindered in his/her actions or there is advantage in being able to play on quickly. The main thing umpires look for is that you do not defend the free throw.

If the quarter ends before the Free Throw can be taken (for fouls and corners only), then the relevant player may still take the shot at goal. This is of course without further movement, e.g. if it concerns a Corner Throw-in then the shot needs to be taken from the corner.