2017-18 S2 Umpiring Roster Finalised

Hope you’re all having a great weekend 🙂

Just a quick note to let the umpires know that the umpiring roster has been finalised and is available on the Roster page.

There are a few gaps, which were unavoidable due to the limited number of umpires. As players, please take that into account when your game is umpired by only one umpire and something gets missed.

If you’re interested in volunteering, please get in touch with Tony.


2017-18 S2 Results R2

Thursday 15/02/2018

Sharks 32 def by Clownfish 40
Markus/Ellie each 10, Scott 18

Brothers 24 def by Beached Az 40
Jo 10, Sam 14

Ducks 36 def by Sea Serpents 40
Nicki 10, Cole 14

The Nuts 36 def by Sheep Stations 37
Tony 20, Rob 18

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

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).

For full details on the rule, see this post from last season, but to highlight the things to do when this foul is called in the offensive team’s favour:

  • The player with the ball at the time (or nearest if no possession) gets to take the free throw.
  • You must take the free throw either on the spot that player was on at the time of the foul call, OR, directly in front of the basket on the 2-meter line. It’s your choice and you should make your decision clear to players and umpires.
  • If you take the free throw in the 2-meter area (on the line is also considered in the 2-meter area), then only 1 other player from your team can be in the 2-meter area.
  • From the free throw spot (you may be called back if not on the designated spot), you may shoot, pass or swim.
    • If you swim, the umpires will call Play On and the defenders may resume defending.

Please remind your team mates of this process, since umpires keep having to explain the rule even to experienced players, and it can get confusing trying to shout a rule explanation over the water to people with ear guards on.

2017-18 S2 Results R1

Thursday 8/02/2018

The Nuts 60 def Brothers 20
Tony 38, Sam/Lisa/Bec/John each 4

Clownfish 36 def Sheep Stations 30
Shannon 8, Nicole/Jen each 8

Sea Serpents 36 def by Beached Az 48
Caitlin 20, Wes 14

Sharks 45 def Ducks 38
Markus 26, Nicki 20

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

Thank you captains and umpires for the great turn-out to the start of the season Umpiring meeting last night. It was very beneficial to have everyone represented and constructively establish a common understanding and interpretation of the rules.

Weekly Rule Highlight

As in previous seasons, fill-in scores for players registered with other teams (as well as those of non-registered players) count towards the team total during the first 3 rounds of every regular season (see Section 6 of the Regulations), which will give teams the opportunity to settle into the season. In addition, during the first 3 games of the season, there is no minimum of 4 own players requirement and the minimum of 4 players can be met through use of fill-ins from other teams.

Fill-in scores are, during the entire season, noted in the score sheet’s Fill-In section for the team and fill-in players are excluded from top-scoring and Best & Fairest stats for their fill-in game(s). Any players written into the scoresheet’s printed player list (which as mentioned above is incorrect) are considered fill-ins.

Round 4 onwards goals from fill-in players registered with another team do not count (and are not noted on the scoresheet). Scores from new (non-registered) players however continue to count and should still be noted in the Fill-In section of the scoresheet.

Once a player has played 3 games with any team, he/she must register for water basketball and nominate a specific team, as agreed with its captain. During the remainder of the season (after the first 3 games) the minimum of 4 own players or forfeit rule (see 3.5.4) applies.

2017-18 S2 Roster

The roster for 2017-18 Season 2 has been published on the Roster page.

To those teams that haven’t provided team sheets yet, please provide them ASAP.

To the umpires, please note that we’re counting on every umpire (except for Kath and Troy) to continue this season. As is, we’ve already got gaps where we only have 1 umpire, so if others are not umpiring this season Tony and I need to know asap. Hopefully we can find 1 or 2 new umpires in addition to the current umpires, so we can cover all games and avoid situations where fouls etc aren’t seen.

Don’t forget, we have an umpiring meeting this Thursday 8/2 at 6:30pm in the Dive Pool meeting room.

2017-18 S2 Come & Try

Happy New Year everyone; hope you’ll have a healthy and happy 2018 😉

We’ll be in touch with the captains and umpires via email to get things organised for the upcoming season which starts Thursday 8 February (see full year planning (incl 2018-2019 S1 here).

The Come & Try night will be on Thursday 1 February, 7:30pm – 8:30pm in the Dive Pool. Free entry as usual (just say at reception you’re there for the Water Basketball Come & Try night). We have plenty of caps but limited fins. So if you’re bringing people along, have them bring their fins if they have them.

You can click on the poster below to open up a PDF version so you can print/download it more easily for publication purposes (email/notice boards, etc).

2017-18 Come & Try Night

2017-18 S1 Results GF & Awards

Thursday 30/11/2017

Sharks 40 def by Beached Az 42
Markus 14, Sam 28

The Nuts 48 def Clownfish 22
Tony 30, Dave/Brett each 8

As previously mentioned, the awards for both this season and Season 2 of the 2017-18 financial year will be handed out during the Winter Water Basketball Dinner on the 16th of June 2018 (see the Water Basketball Planner for the full 2017-18 schedule).

However, we wouldn’t want keep you in the dark until then with regards to the achievements of this season. Congratulations to the Championship winners of Division 1, The Nuts and of Division 2, Beached Az! A big congratulations also to the winners of the Individual Awards, especially the recurring champs Brett and Jemma for keeping their standards high:

2017-18 Season 1:

  • Best & Fairest Female: Jemma Dazeley (The Nuts)
  • Best & Fairest Male: Brett Ring (Clownfish)
  • Most improved Female: Mikalah Swain (Sharks)
  • Most improved Male: Nat Jackson (The Nuts)

The complete Best & Fairest list (of those who received points) has now been updated in the Stats section for this season.

Jemma Dazeley just frog-leaped Tony Edmondson (both from The Nuts) during the last regular game of the season (312 over 287) for the number 1 spot on the top scorers ladder with Brett Ring (Clownfish) in third spot with 174 points.

As usual, I’d like to take a moment here to recognise the contributions of duty teams, captains, umpires and board members! Without everyone’s help and enthusiasm we wouldn’t be able to keep this competition running as smoothly as it has been. A small effort on everyone’s part constitutes a significant result for everyone to enjoy. As always Sylvie’s help with setting up equipment and duty and Andrew’s efforts in providing us with game highlights on Facebook are appreciated as well. We were fortunate again this season to have 8 (reasonably) solid teams, so a special thank you to all Captains for keeping their teams organised and engaged, particularly with the added membership fee collection effort, and the Board for their work behinds the scenes.

Speaking of the Board, Tony will be taking over the Chief Umpire responsibilities in the upcoming season. Thank you John, for all your work in that role. Not always noticed or thanked, but it’s the kind of volunteer effort that keeps this competition running.

We’ve noticed (as umpires on the board but also speaking with various players) that the consistency in relation to the interpretation of rules has dropped a bit over the last few seasons, leading to confusion and at times play that is too physical. So we’d like to meet with all umpires at the beginning of next season to make sure we’re all on the same page with regards to the regulations and the interpretation of the ambiguities of the game. However, while that effort will be made, please be reminded that even with paid professional umpires, who study the game and practice umpiring, games are never perfect for everyone involved. So we’ll always continue to rely on that understanding from players and their capacity to play the game fairly with a positive and respectful mindset towards other players.

After the Christmas break, we’ll kick the 2017-18 second season off with a Come & Try night on 1 February, followed by the first round on the 8th. For the full season’s schedule, as usual, check the Roster page.

To assist in planning, it would be very useful if the Captains could indicate as early as possible whether they continue as Captains and whether their team will need help with finding new players. Similarly, the sooner umpires can confirm with Tony whether they intend to continue umpiring next season the better. Captains will need to submit their team registration sheets by January 26th at the latest (start with confirmed players only; it’s easier to add than to remove when doing the Stats).

New/interested players are encouraged to attend the Come & Try night on 1 Feb and/or send us an email with your inquiry through our enquiry form. The usual notification and poster will make its way onto the website and into DKHAC in the lead up to the night as well.

Thank you all for another great season; hopefully you’ll have a great Christmas break and much health and happiness in 2018! 🙂


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!!