Thomson & Whelan Draws

Draws for our flagship High School competitions will be posted here.

Each week of the regular season, the Dowson Cup is up for grabs between schools in the McDonald’s Thomson Trophy Competition, in a similar manner to the Ranfurly Shield. More details about the Dowson Cup, and the current holders can be found here

 

Weekly Draws are available here: 2022 Thomson and Whelan August 22-23 Grand Final 2022

 

Weeks of Play:

  • 10 May
  • 17 May
  • 24 May
  • 31 May
  • 14 June
  • 21 June
  • 28 June
  • 5 July
  • 26 July
  • 2 August
  • 9 August
  • 16 August
  • 18 August (if needed)
  • 22 August – Division II Finals Day
  • 23 August – Division I Finals Day

 

The Format for each competition is listed below:

For the Thomson Trophy Division One Competition, 14 teams have been granted entry into the competition. The “Top Eight” will play a round robin. Then be put into pools of “Top Four” and “Middle Four”. While the “Top Eight” are playing the round robin the “Bottom Six” teams will play a double round robin. Playoffs will consist of: Play-In Games: 6th vs 9th; 5th vs 10th. Then Quarterfinals, Semi-Finals (this is likely to be Thursday night) before the Grand Final.

In the Whelan Trophy Division One Competition 9 teams have been granted entry into the competition. Full round robin will be played. Each team will have one bye and playoffs will consist of: Quarterfinals (8th vs 9th also played this round), Semi-Finals (7th place game also played this round) then Grand Final.

In the Thomson Trophy Division Two Competition, 9 teams have been granted entry into the competition. Full round robin will be played. Each team will have one bye and playoffs will consist of: Quarterfinals (8th vs 9th also played this round), Semi-Finals (7th place game also played this round) then Grand Final.

In the Whelan Trophy Division Two Competition, 9 teams have been granted entry into the competition. Full round robin will be played. Each team will have one bye and playoffs will consist of: Quarterfinals (8th vs 9th also played this round), Semi-Finals (7th place game also played this round) then Grand Final.