The weekend of 19/20 March saw the remaining 3 regions hold their qualifying tournament.
In the North Island over the 4 regions we had 58 teams vying for a place in the championship and from the feedback I have received there were some tightly contested games.
At the time of writing this article I am still trying to organize wild cards therefore I cannot give you a definitive list of those teams attending, however I think we should congratulate the winners in each grade:
Junior Girls -Horowhenua College (C.West) Hastings Girls (C.East) Middleton Grange (Southern)
Junior Open Feilding (C.West) St. John’s College (C. East) Wai Coll (C.South)
Senior Girls – Palmerston North Girls (C. West) Karamu (C. East) Mags (Northern) Otago Girls (Southern)
Senior Open – Feilding (C.West) St John’s College (C East) Onslow (C.South) Te Puke (Northern) Dunstan (Southern)
Congratulations to all.
The South Island schools hold the SISS Champs in August and from there we have 5 teams coming up to NZSSSC this year, this is the most we have had come up in the 12 years I have been involved with schools and it is such a pleasure to host them.
The qualifers are organized by the regional coordinators who once again have done a great job, both in terms of organizing the comps to getting their results in early with their take on grades and wild cards. They are Andy Candy (Northern) Kirsten Demanser-Wilson (Central East) Angela Shailer (Central West) Lynne Russell (Central South) and Peter Anderson (Southern) to all of you my thanks.
The champs this year might have been more expensive, if not for the terrific job done by Megan Bolton who is the funding officer for NZCPA and so far she has been successful from Sport Manawatu and Blue Sky. We have also secured major spot prize sponsorship from Polo Mania and JC Polo and to a lesser extent Ferg’s Canoe and Kayaks Wellington and Classic Uniform and Sportswear. A massive thank you to all of you.
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