Wellington College wins Premier B Grand Final

On Tuesday September 15 the Grand Final of the Premier B competition for the Fred McComish Cup was held at Parliament hosted by Paul Foster-Bell MP.

The topic was: This house regrets societal norms of monogamy

Wellington College (Ben Stockton, Hansaka Ranaweera, Timothy Rutherford, Jack Roberts (Reserve) affirmed the motion and St Patrick’s College, Wellington negated (Augustine Lee, Tom Hall, Jack Turnbull).

After a great debate, Wellington College were declared the victors.

Thanks to adjudicators Emma Smith, Scott Fletcher, and James Gavey for adjudicating, and also Oscar Battell-Wallace for convening the grade this year.

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Senior Premier B Final

The Grand Final for 2012 will be held on Tuesday 11 September at 6.30pm, in the Council Chambers in the Wellington Town Hall.

Congratulations to Sacred Heart College and Wellington College for making it this far in the competition – all are welcome to come and support them.

Motion: That housewives and househusbands should be paid for their work.

Affirmative Negative

Sacred Heart  College                    Wellington College

Key Documents for 2011

Below is a list of key documents for 2011.

WSU Intercollegiate Debating Calendar 2011

Premier A Letter, Draw and Topics – 2011

Premier B – Letter, Draw and Topics – 2011

Junior Premier – Letter, Draw and Topics – 2011

Junior Certificate – Letter, Draw and Topics – 2011

The Senior Certificate letter, draw and topics document will be posted asap.

The Results form can be accessed at: www.wsu.co.nz/results

Here’s a copy of the WSU Marksheet for 2011

Intercollegiate Debating – Full List of Results for 2010

Here is a full list of the results in intercollegiate debating and public speaking events this year.

Premier A Grade for the Henning Cup

  • Winners: Sacred Heart College
  • Runners-Up: Scots College

Premier B Grade for the Fred McComish Trophy

  • Winners: Chilton St James School
  • Runners-Up: Tawa College

Senior Certificate Grade for the Rennie Cup

  • Winners: Wellington East Girls’ College
  • Runners-Up: Wellington Girls’ College

Junior Premier Grade for the WGT Wiggs Cup

  • Winners: Sacred Heart College
  • Runners-Up: Hutt International Boys’ School

Junior Certificate Grade for the Wellington Speaking Union Cup

  • Winners: Paraparaumu College
  • Runners-Up: St Patrick’s College, Wellington

Impromptu Cup for the IMPS Trophy and The Evening Post Cup

  • Senior: Wellington College
  • Junior: Wellington College

Stockley Cup / Dunsheath Plate for Public Speaking

  •  Senior: Duncan McLachlan (Wellington College)
  • Junior: Daniel Gendall (Wellington College)

Congratulations to all of the above schools and individuals!

Nga Tawa win Senior Premier B Grade

The Premier B Grade Grand Final for 2009 was held at the Turnbull House in downtown Wellington and saw Nga Tawa Diocesan School,  in only their second year competing in WSU competitions, win the prestigious Fred McComish Trophy.

The Premier B grade this year was the largest in recent memory, with 22 teams competing for the trophy from around Wellington and all the way up to Marton.

The Nga Tawa team of Charlotte Legge, Brooke Cox, and Megan Burney beat Samuel Marsden’s Olivia Norling, Stephanie Dawson, and Stephanie van Geete on the topic “This House believes that parents have a right to smack their children”. Marsden affirmed the motion and Nga Tawa  negated.

Nga Tawa’s Megan Burney was named the best speaker of the Grand Final. All six speakers are all to be congratulated for an exceptional debate. Congratulations and thanks also go to the two coaches – John Worthington from Nga Tawa and Marg Adeane from Marsden, both of whom have given up a huge amount of time to coach their teams through the five preliminary and four knockout rounds of debating.

The entire Nga Tawa team are in year 12, and so their presence in Prem A next year will be much anticipated.

Premier B Semi-final Results

Here are the results from the Premier B Grade semi-finals held last week. Winners in bold below. In brackets is where each team broke after the preliminary rounds.

Samuel Marsden Collegiate School (1) v Tawa College (4)
Nga Tawa Diocesan School 1 (6) v Wellington College (2)

The Grand Final for the Fred McComish Trophy will be held on Thursday 24 September at Turnbull House at 7pm.

Samuel Marsden will affirm, and Nga Tawa will negate.

The prepared topic is:  This House believes that parents should have the right to smack their children

Good luck to both teams.

Premier B Grade – Quarter-final Results, Semis Draw

Here are the results from the Premier B Grade quarter-finals held on Tuesday 28 July. Winners in bold below. In brackets is where each team broke after the preliminary rounds.

Kapiti College (8) v Samuel Marsden Collegiate School (1)
Wellington Girls’ College (7) v Wellington College (2)
Scots College (3) v Nga Tawa Diocesan School 1 (6)
Tawa College (4) v Hutt International Boys’ School (5)

The semis draw is below. Affirming teams on the left.

Samuel Marsden Collegiate School (1) v Tawa College (4)
Nga Tawa Diocesan School 1 (6) v Wellington College (2)

The debates will be held on Tuesday 25 August at the respective affirmative schools.

The prepared topic is: This House would grant amnesty to dictators in exchange for a relinquishment of their power

Good luck to all teams.