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Report: Winter Tournament Week (Day 1)

Teams representing Auckland Grammar School at regional and national tournaments around the country started in positive fashion yesterday (Monday 29 August) A summary of their performances includes:

The Under 15 Basketball team played superbly to defeat Rosmini College in their Regional Championship semi-final 120-68. They take on St Peter’s College in the final at 4pm on Tuesday afternoon.

The Premier Table Tennis team began their national title campaign with three wins from three matches against Wellington College, Tauranga Boys’ College, and St Paul’s Collegiate School. With these results, they won their pool and are in the favoured position of playing Macleans College’s second team to start the 1-8 playoff phase of the competition today (Tuesday).

The Premier Badminton team started their national championship competition well in Wellington, with three strong wins against Kristin School, Wellington College, and King’s College. They are currently first equal as they move into an important second day of competition, where they expect the level of competition to grow.

The Under 15 Rugby team started the national invitational tournament in Christchurch with a sound 18-10 win over Hastings Boys’ High School. They followed this up with a 34-12 win over St Patrick’s College. They are currently top of their pool with one further pool game against Wesley College today (Tuesday).

The 1st XI Hockey team started well moving to a 4-0 lead against Wairarapa College to hold on for the win after conceding three late goals. They play a must-win game against St Peter’s College this morning before facing Westlake Boys’ High School later this afternoon in a rematch of the recent Supercity Final.

The 1st XI Football team also started strongly in their first pool play match leading Timaru Boys’ High School 2-0 at half time. However, the team let the lead slip to draw the match 2-2. Their second game of the day was against St Paul’s Collegiate which they won 2-1. This result has set up a Pool B decider against Scot’s College this morning (Tuesday).