The Wellington Speaking Union Impromptu Cup for senior and junior students was held on Saturday 16 October at Wellington College.Â It was a great day of debating, despite fewer teams in the competition than normal.
Eight teams entered the senior section. After three rounds of debating followed by semi-finals, the Grand Final featured Wellington College 1 against Wellington College 1. Eventually Wellington College 1 were the winners in an unanimous decision, after successfully negating the motion â€œThat we should make voting compulsory”.
Congrats to Duncan McLachlan and Marcus Playle who win the IMPS Trophy, and commiserations to Rayhan Langdana and Tom Mitchell.
Four teams entered the junior section. The Grand Final was between Wellington College and Sacred Heart College, with Wellington College eventually prevailing after affirming “That it should be compulsory to learn Maori at secondary school”.
Congrats to Luke and Jack who win the Evening Post Cup.
Thanks to all those who judged during the tournament, and to Wellington College for hosting.