Premier Junior Grand Final – this Wednesday!

by Hamish Saunders on September 8, 2014

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After 7 preliminary rounds, and some very hotly contested quarter finals and semi finals, we now have found the two top teams in Premier Junior in 2014.  Congratulations to Pinehurst and Westlake Boys 2 for making it through to the final.

The details for the final are:

Date: Wednesday 10 September
Time: Debate starts at 6.15
Where: Pinehurst College, in the Arena

All are welcome to come and support the two teams, and watch what we are sure will be a very high quality final.

Refreshments will be served following the debate.

Good luck to both teams!

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A huge congratulations to Long Bay 3 for winning the Senior Open grade for 2014 last week!

Long Bay successfully negated the motion “this house regrets David Cunliffe’s apology for being a man” against WBHS 1 in a unanimous decision. The panel of adjudicators thought the debate was extremely close but were ultimately convinced by Long Bay’s view that men in general were culpable for the power structures that encouraged some men to commit domestic violence.

A huge thank you also to Mitchell Smitheram for all his hard work throughout the year as the grade convener. The grade would not have worked to seemlessly if it was not for Mitch’s hard work each week.

We look forward to your entries in Senior Open next year!

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Junior Open – Congratulations to Selwyn 1!

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The break rounds continue with the Semi Finals in each grade. The draw for the breaks rounds can be found through the “Draw” tab above.
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The details for the Semi Finals are:
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Senior Open Quarter Finals

August 19, 2014

The Senior Open Quarter Finals were held last night at Epsom Girls Grammar School
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WBHS 1
WGHS 1
Long Bay 3
Pakuranga 1

Further details for the semi finals will be posted here shortly. Photos of all the quarter finals can be found on our facebook page here.
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Junior Open Quarter Finals

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The Junior Open Quarter Finals were held last night at Diocesan School for Girls.
Congratulations to the following teams for progressing to the semi finals of the competition:

Selwyn 1
Sacred Heart 3
Mission Heights 1
Lynfield 1

Further details for the semi finals will be posted here shortly. Photos of all the quarter finals can be found on our facebook [...]

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Quarter Finals

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The break rounds continue with the Quarter Finals in each grade. The draw for the breaks rounds can be found through the “Draw” tab above.
The details for the Quarter Finals are:
Junior Open Quarter Finals
Date: Monday 18 August 2014
Venue: Diocesan School for Girls
Meeting room: Level 2, Centennial Building.
Time:
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The break rounds continue with the Advanced Open Octo Finals and Premier Junior Quarter Finals next. The draw for the breaks rounds can be found through the “Draw” tab above.
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Date: Tuesday 12 August 2014
Venue: Epsom Girls Grammar School
Meeting room: D9. Enter [...]

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The break rounds commence this week with the Junior and Senior Octo Finals. The draw for the breaks rounds can be found through the “Draw” tab above.
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The details for the Octo Finals are:
Date: Monday 4 August 2014
Venue: ACG Parnell
Meeting room: Level 1 of the main College campus – [...]

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Welcome back from the school holidays.
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The break for each grade has now been announced. All teachers should have now received an email announcing the teams that have made it through to the finals series. A separate email has also been sent to all coaches with teams in the break with [...]

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