Otago / Southland

Otago / Southland 2020-08-23T23:44:19+00:00

The Otago-Southland Regional Championships were held at the University of Otago on 29th of February and 1st of March 2020.

22 teams participated in 6 preliminary rounds, with Columba College and James Hargest College reaching the Grand Final where they debated the motion “This house believes New Zealand should allow immigrants based on a random ballot rather than on skills”. Congratulations to Columba College who won the final and are the Champions for Otago-Southland for 2020.

Congratulations also to the following students who received awards at the tournament:

Winners: Columba College
Abby Bowmar
Jody Syme
Isobel Fraser

Runner Up: James Hargest College
Samaria Aruru Hill
Liam Barnes
Donald McIntosh

Highly Commended
Maita Mackenzie
Donald McIntosh
Rosa Latton
Liam Connolly
Jody Syme

Regional Team
Isobel Fraser (Columba)
Abby Bowmar (Columba)
Penelope Hare (Columba)

Reserves to the Regional Team
Samuel Blackwood
Liam Barnes

Dev Squad Junior 
Sophie Bowmar
Hetty Finney-Waters
Ben Hawke
Angela Fu
Charlotte Werner
Michael Crossen

Dev Squad Senior
Samuel Blackwood
Maita Mackenzie
Lara Seaton
Jody Syme
Rosa Latton
Liam Connolly
Ben Monaghan
Robert Donohoe
Liam Barnes

Most Promising
Sophie Bowmar

Best Style
Penelope Hare

Best Speaker
Isobel Fraser 

Previous Winners
Previous winners of the Otago / Southland Regional Schools’ Debating Championships can be found here.

Previous Best Speakers
Previous winners of the Rachel Carrell Cup at Otago Regionals can be found here.

Previous Most Promising Speakers
Previous winners of the Cup for the Most Promising Speaker at Otago Regionals can be found here.

Previous Teams
Previous members of Otago / Southland Regional Schools’ Debating Teams can be found here.

2015 Championships
For a report on the 2015 Russell McVeagh Otago / Southland Regional Schools Debating Championships, please click here.

2014 Championships
For a report on the 2014 Russell McVeagh Otago / Southland Regional Schools Debating Championships, please click here.

2013 Championships
For a report on the 2013 Russell McVeagh Otago / Southland Regional Schools Debating Championships, please click here.

2012 Championships
For a report on the 2012 Russell McVeagh Otago / Southland Regional Schools Debating Championships, please click here.

2011 Championships
For a report on the 2011 Russell McVeagh Otago / Southland Regional Schools Debating Championships, please click here.

2010 Championships
For a report on the 2010 Russell McVeagh Otago / Southland Regional Schools Debating Championships, please click here.

2009 Championships
For a report on the 2009 Russell McVeagh Otago / Southland Regional Schools’ Debating Championship, please click here.

2008 Championship
For a report on the 2008 Russell McVeagh Otago / Southland Regional Schools’ Debating Championship please click here.

2007 Championship
For a report on the 2007 Russell McVeagh Otago / Southland Regional Schools’ Debating Championship please click here.

2005 Championship
For a report on the 2005 Russell McVeagh Otago / Southland Regional Schools’ Debating Championship please click here.