Impromptu Cup 2013

The Wellington Speaking Union Impromptu Cup for senior and junior students was held on Sunday 15 September at Wellington Girls’ College. It was a great day of debating.

Ten teams entered the senior section. After three rounds of debating followed by semi-finals, the Grand Final featured Wellington College  against Hutt International Boys School. Eventually HIBS were the winners in 2-1 split decision, after successfully negating the motion “this house would tie a politician’s salary to the average national income”.

Congrats to Liam Dennis and Alisdair Armstong who win the IMPS Trophy, and commiserations to Jack Garden and Barnaby McIntosh.

Tens teams entered the junior section. The Grand Final was between Wellington High School and a Scots College composite team, with Wellington High School eventually prevailing after affirming “this house would legalise voluntary euthanasia”.

Congrats to Shakked Noy and who win the Evening Post Cup – the second year in a row this has been won by High.

Congratulations to Jack Garden, who was best speaker for the tournament, and to Shakked Noy who was best speaker in the Junior grade. Congratulations, too, to Peter from Scots College for winning a Promising Speaker award.

Thanks to all those who judged during the tournament, and to Wellington Girls’ College for hosting.

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