Boys Quarter-Finalists found at Zone 1 Qualifiers

Thursday was the moving day at the Zone 1 2016 Secondary Schools National Championships Qualifying Tournament on the North Shore in both the Boys and Girls competitions.

The quarter-finals of the Boys competition was completed after the final two rounds of pool play on Thursday. All six Premier Grade teams progressed along with Selwyn College and Whangarei Boys.

 

Quarter-Final draw:

Rangitoto College v Whangarei Boys

Westlake Boys v Mt Albert Grammar

Auckland Grammar v Kelston Boys

Rosmini College v Selwyn College

 

Standings at the completion of Pool play

Pool A

Rangitoto College* 4-0

Kelston Boys* 3-1

Macleans College 2-2

Takapuna Grammar 1-3

Birkenhead College 0-4

Pool B

Westlake Boys* 4-0

Selwyn College 3-1

Pakuranga College 2-2

Mount Roskill Grammar 1-3

Northcote College 0-4

Pool C

Auckland Grammar* 4-0

Whangarei Boys 3-1

Massey High 2-2

Avondale College 1-3

Kristin School 0-4

Pool D

Rosmini Coll* 4-0

Mt Albert Grammar* 3-1

St Peter’s College 2-2

Whangaparaoa College 1-3

Southern Cross 0-4

*Teams that competed in the Auckland Premier competition this season.

 

The Girls competition is structured differently to the Boys with the top two teams in each pool heading straight to the semi-finals and therefore automatic entry to National’s in October.

The next two teams in each pool enter play-offs for places 5-8 with only three of the four earning a spot.

The make up of the two pools has been a topic of discussion this week with the top three teams from the Premier competition, Auckland Girls Grammar, Mt Albert Girls Grammar and Westlake Girls all sitting in Pool B.

With Mt Albert suffering defeats at the hands of Westlake and Auckland Girls their route to the Nationals will be via the 5-8 classification games.

The final round of pool games remain to be played on Friday morning with the overnight standings as below.

Pool A

Rangitoto College* 3-0

St Kentigern College* 2-1

Orewa College* 2-2

Epsom Girls High 2-2

Diocesan Girls 0-4

Pool B

Westlake Girls* 4-0

Auckland Grammar* 4-0

Mt Albert Grammar* 2-2

Massey High* 1-3

Pakuranga College 0-4

Rosehill College 1-3

* teams that competed in the Premier competition this season.

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