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: 2020 Thomson and Whelan Draw Through September 22

 

Weeks of Play:

  • 23 June
  • 30 June
  • 21 July
  • 18  July
  • 4 August
  • 11 August (and 13 August for Thomson Division One Top six)
  • 18 August (and 20 August for Thomson Division One Bottom six)
  • 25 August
  • 1 September
  • 8 September
  • 15 September
  • 21 September (Division II Finals Day)
  • 22 September (Division I Finals Day)

 

The Format for each competition is listed below:

Thomson Division I (12 Teams)

  • Two even pools of six play five rounds to split into top six, and bottom six
    • Pool A: Christ’s; Rangiora; Riccarton; Shirley; St. Bede’s; St. Thomas
    • Pool B: Ashburton; Burnside; Cashmere; Christchurch Boys’; Middleton Grange; St. Andrew’s
  • Five rounds in Top/Bottom pools to confirm qualifying teams for playoffs, with no competition points carrying over from initial pools
    • Top Three Teams from Top Six Pool after the Round Robin is completed will qualify for Nationals (Round ten of competition)
  • Play-In games on 8 September: 3 vs 8 and 4 vs 7 (Teams 1-4 in Top pool, teams 7 and 8 from bottom pool)
  • SF games on 15 September between QF winners and teams 1 and 2 (1 will play lowest seeded QF winner, 2 will play other QF winner)
  • Grand Final on Tuesday 22 September

Whelan Division I (8 Teams)

  • A full round robin before splitting teams into two even pools (ranks 1, 3, 6, 8 and 2, 4, 5, 7)
  • Three week round robin within these new pools, with results from the previous match-ups carrying over for the teams within each pool (but not results from teams in the other pool)
  • SF games between first from one pool, against second from the opposing pool on 15 September
  • Grand Final on Tuesday 22 September

 

Thomson Division II (13 Teams)

  • Two pools made: one of six teams that plays a round robin; seven team pool plays within two “sub pools” of three and four teams for three rounds, before SF and F rounds are played
    • Pool A: Ellesmere; Hagley; Hillmorton; Hornby; Lincoln; Rolleston
    • Pool B(1): Cathedral; Kaiapoi; Papanui; Rangiora New Life
    • Pool B(2): Linwood; Mairehau; Te Pā o Rākaihautū
  • Top Three teams from each pool form Top Six, with remainder in Bottom Seven Pool. Top Six plays a full round robin. Bottom Seven plays with two “sub pools” of three and four teams for three rounds, before SF and F rounds are played. No competition points carrying over (Teams 1-4 in Top pool, teams 7 and 8 from bottom pool)
  • QF games on 15 September: 3 vs 8 and 4 vs 7
  • SF games (on Thursday 17 September) between QF winners and teams 1 and 2 (1 will play lowest seeded QF winner, 2 will play other QF winner)
  • Grand Final on Monday 21 September

Whelan Division II (11 Teams)

  • Full round robin
  • Grand Final (teams 1 and 2) on Monday 21 September