Premier A and B break rounds

The dates for the Semi and Grand Final of Premier A are as follows:

Semi Final: Tuesday 27 August 2013
Grand Final: Tuesday 10 September

The dates for the Quarter, Semi, and Grand Final of Premier  are as follows:

Quarter Finals: Tuesday 6 August
Semi Finals: Tuesday 20 August
Grand Final: Tuesday 3 September
The venues and topic areas will be announced separately. If there are any questions, please contact the grade convenors.

Premier A Break 2013

Congratulations to all teams for an excellent quality tournament so far this year. We are breaking eight teams to a quarter final stage. These teams are:

1. Sacred heart College
2. Queen Margaret College
3. Wellington High School
4. Wellington College
5. St Catherine’s College
6. Chilton
7. Scots College
8. St Mary’s College

Congratulations to these teams, and commiserations to all the other teams in the tournament.

The quarter final will be hosted at St Mary’s College, on Tuesday 30 July at 7.00pm. We look forward to seeing as many of you there as possible.

The draw for the quarter final is below, with the affirmative listed on the left:

St Mary’s College v Sacred Heart College
Queen Margaret College v Scots College
Chilton v Wellington High School

St Catherines’ College v Wellington College

The final points table can be found here:

Premier A Round 3

Hello all

Round 3 of Premier A will be hosted at Wellington College on Tuesday 7 May. The motions will be released at 6.30.

The results for this round were as follows. The winners are marked in bold.

Affirmative Negative
St Catherine’s College Queen Margaret College
Samuel Marsden Sacred Heart College
Chilton St James School St Pats Stream
Wellington High School St Mary’s College
Scots College St. Bernard’s College
Hutt Valley High School Wellington College
Paraparaumu College Wellington Girls College
Heretaunga College Hutt International Boys’ School

The motions for the round were:

  1. THS the legalisation of all drugs
  2. That we should not prosecute individuals or communities who apprehend criminals if they had a reasonable belief the police could not do so
    THW grant automatic name suppression to an accused, until a guilty verdict is reached

Connell/Mukherjee win Vic Shield 2013

Last night the WSU held the Victoria Shield impromptu debating competition for 2013 at Wellington High School.

The winners were Joe Connell and Udayan Mukherjee, who defeated Victoria University (Asher Emanuel and Jodie O’Neill) in the Grand Final in a 4-1 decision.

The topics for each round are below.

Round One:

  • That major sports should be broadcast free to air
  • That we should ban alcohol sponsorship of sport in NZ

Round Two:

  • That gay pride marches’ (like the Hero parade) time has passed
  • This House would mandate the use of condoms in pornography

Round Three:

  • That the Treaty settlement process has failed urban Maori
  • That there should be a lower minimum wage for Maori and other minorities

Grand Final:

  • That on the 10 year anniversary of the Iraq War, this House regrets the War
  • That the West should aggressively fund de-Stalinisation programs in Russia run by NGOs.

Thanks to all who took part.

Premier A Round 2

Hello all

Premier A Round 2 is to be hosted at Wellington Girls’ College. The motion will be released at 6.30pm on Tuesday 26 March.

As previously announced, the theme for round 2 is The Environment. Results for this round will be posted as they are made available.

Premier A Round One

Hello all

Please see below for the results of Round One. The winners are marked in bold.

Affirmative Negative
St Catherine’s College Scots College
Queen Margaret College HVHS
Wellington Girl’s College Chilton St James
St Pats Stream Wellington College
Heretaunga College Wellington High School
Sacred Heart College Paraparaumu College
HIBS Samuel Marsden
St Bernard’s College St Mary’s College