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.

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2017-18 S1 Results R2

Thursday 3/08/2017

Beached Az 52 def Ducks 44
Sam 32, Jayden 14

Brothers 32 drew Pink Pirates 32
Kath 10, Susan 20

Sea Serpents 38 def by Clownfish 40
Caitlin 18, Julie 14

The Nuts 51 def Sharks 24
Tony 31, Ellie 10

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

To all captains, please make sure you have submitted your most up to date team sheet no later than Wednesday.

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).

Being fully ON the line is not really possible, unless you’ve been on a very strict diet, so umpires should generally go with the same rule that applies to a ball being out: if the majority of your fine physique is over the line, then you’re in the 2 meter area. The exception to that is the arm holding the ball since that constitutes an advantage within the 2 meter area. In other words, the extended arms of the 3rd team member into the 2 meter area (e.g. to grab or tap the ball, pass or shoot) also means you’re in the 2 meter area.

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.

2017-18 S1 Results R1

Thursday 27/07/2017

The Nuts 48 def Brothers 28
Tony 38, Kath 10

Ducks 28 def by Sharks 46
Jayden 10, Ellie 20

Clownfish 30 def by Pink Pirates 37
Dave/Mike each 8, Nicole/Susan each 14

Beached Az 34 drew Sea Serpents 34
Cole 14, Sam 16

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

To all captains, please make sure you have submitted your most up to date team sheet no later than Wednesday.

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 S1 Come & Try Night

We’re kicking off the new season again with a Come & Try night this Wednesday the 26th of July, at 7:30pm in the Dive Pool. To those new to the game, come and check it out and to existing players, bring your friends along :-). Remember, the season starts the following DAY on 27 July, so now’s the time to give it a go!

Pool entry is free; just mention at Reception that you’re there for the Water Basketball Come & Try night. We also have caps and limited fins available, but if you have your own (regular sized, not scuba) fins then we recommend you bring those.

If you’d like to print the below flyer (for yourself or to help out by giving it to friends, posting it at your work, etc.) then click on the pdf image below (Adobe Reader required).

2017-18 S1 Come & Try

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

End of season and Come & Try

Our first end-of-year club dinner was a success last week, with a great turnout of 34 (which we’ll be aiming to increase further next year 🙂 ), a nice dinner, with some sponsored nibbles from the Ball & Chain, awards presentations and a chance to catch up with everyone and practice recognising each other out of the pool.

Water Basketball, as we play it in Tasmania, has been going for over 13 years, with many of its members from its start-up first 3-4 years still here. As the sport developed seasons varied from 2-4 per year, we ran Splashball for kids, played with up to 13 teams and 2 nights, ran a mixed social roster and settled into a steady competition of 8 teams and stabilised rules.

You may have already seen some photos posted on our Facebook page that gave you a clue, but it’s my pleasure to confirm the following individual awards.

  • Best & Fairest Female: Ellie Bucher (Sharks)/Jemma Dazeley (The Nuts, also top scorer) both with 17 votes.
  • Best & Fairest Male: Brett Ring (Clownfish) with 18 votes.
  • Most Improved Female: Nicki Fox (Ducks Out Of Water)
  • Most Improved Male: Pete Woolford (Sharks)

The full Best & Fairest votes list is updated for this past season.

Congratulations to all and thanks again to all volunteers (Captains, Duty Teams, Umpires, Board, Andrew for videos and Craig for basket maintenance) for your continued efforts in keeping Water Basketball afloat.

With all 8 teams confirmed to continue again next season, the fees for the next 2 seasons (2017-18 Financial Year) will be confirmed in the next week.

John will put the umpiring roster for the first 3 rounds together as well. So far it’s our understanding that all umpires continue, and that Rob from Pink Pirates has put his hand up to umpire as well. We may need one ot two more umpires to spread the efforts nicely, so we’ll be in touch with the relevant teams who have not yet provided umpires. Please get in touch with John ASAP re any changes or periods of unavailability.

Last but not least, we’ll again have a Come & Try night, which will this time be on the Wednesday the 26th of July at 7:30pm in the Dive Pool, preceding the start of the season on Thursday 27 July (full year planner). The Come & Try night will again be free entry for all, as sponsored by DKHAC. So, please join us and bring along interested friends & family! Limited fins available, so best bring your own.

2016-17 S2 Results GF

Thursday 22/06/2017

Brother 29 def by The Nuts 40
Lisa 11, Jemma 24

Pink Pirates 41 def Beached Az 20
Rob 15, Christy 16

Congratulations to the Championship winners of Division 1, The Nuts and of Division 2, Pink Pirates! The winners of the Individual Awards will be announced during the end-of-season Winter Water Basketball Dinner.

If you haven’t already, please make sure you RSVP ASAP to me (Dave) and your payment either directly into the Water Basketball bank account (details provided in email to captains) or to your captain to then transfer on.

To repeat from previous posts, the email with details regarding the Winter Water Basketball Dinner has been sent to the captains. They should have forwarded the details to their players for RSVP, so if you haven’t received anything yet then get in touch with your captain asap.

  • The Dinner will be at 7:00pm on the 1st of July at the Ball & Chain’s upstairs function room.
  • The cost is $35 per head to be paid in advance and the menu is a choice (decide/order on the night) of:
    • Chargrilled smoked half chicken – hot smoked and finished on the chargrill and served with a black cherry chutney.
    • Lamb shank – A chunky shank served on potato mash enhanced with a tasty rosemary and red wine sauce.
    • Tasmanian Atlantic salmon – Chargrilled with hollandaise sauce.
    • Porterhouse – It has a fine texture and its taste is boosted by the open grill.
    • We didn’t confirm a vegetarian option but this is simply all you want from the salad bar for about $15. If anyone wants this option then we suggest they just confirm their attendance and then pay on the night to keep it simple.
  • Drinks can be purchased separately at the upstairs bar.

RSVP and payments ASAP please (captains, please forward your RSVPs to me and any payments to the water basketball account).