NZSS Tournament Week Update


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NZSS Badminton (Hamilton) – NATIONAL CHAMPIONS

Our Badminton team are now national champions following a good 4-2 win in their final on 1 September.  Congratulations!

NZSS Table Tennis Tournament (Palmerston North) – 2nd in NZ

  • Our boys finished 2nd in New Zealand after losing to Auckland Grammar School in the final.
  • Victor Ma has won the National title in the singles event, as reported in the Manawatu Standard

Hockey (1st XI, 2nd XI and Under 15)

1st XI – Rankin Cup (Wellington) – 14th Overall

  • 29 August:  WBHS beat Timaru Boys’ High School 2-1
  • 29 August:  WBHS drew with King’s College 1-1
  • 30 August:  WBHS beat Rathkeale College 5-0.
  • 31 August:  WBHS lost to Wellington College 4-3
  • 1 September:  WBHS lost to Tauranga Boys’ College 1.0 and will play off in the 8-16 pool on 2 September
  • 2 September: WBHS beat St Kentigern College 1-0
  • 3 September:  WBHS lost to Hamilton Boys’ High School and finished 14th

2nd XI – Galletly Cup (Taupo) – 6th Overall

  • 29 August:  WBHS beat Tauranga Boys’ College 2nd XI 3-1 (Goals by Max Bartylla, Tony Brinkman & Sam Readman)
  • 30 August:  WBHS beat Timaru Boys’ High School 8-0 (Goals by Max Bartylla 3, Tom Roycroft 2, Oscar England 1, Nic Reif 1 and Tony Brinkman 1)
  • 31 August:  WBHS lost to Whangarei Boys’ High School 3rd XI 1-2 (Goal by Sam Readman)
  • 31 August:  WBHS lost to Hamilton Boys’ High School 2nd XI 1-2 (Goal by Oscar England)
  • 1 September:  WBHS beat Whangarei Boys’ High School 2nd XI 8-0 (Goals by Oscar England 2, James Banks 2, Tony Brinkman 1, Tom Roycroft 2, Nic Reif 1 and Callan Pryde 1)
  • 2 September:  WBHS lost 2-0 in their final game and finished in 6th place overall.

Under 15 – Tanner Cup (Cambridge) – 3rd OverallJunior 1tanner

  • Our boys had a great experience in Cambridge with beautiful weather and top notch hockey. Junior 1 came first in their pool after a big win over New Plymouth Boys’ High School and a tight win on strokes to Wellington College. A solid quarter final win against Palmerston North Boys saw us in the semi-final with Auckland Grammar who were a skilled and fast team. In the end we lost to them 3-0 after a hard fought battle. Our play off for 3rd and 4th was a good win for us against Christ’s College – with the wonderful symmetry that their coach was retiring after 38 years having coached our teacher, Mr Fairgray through Christ’s and as Captain on Christ’s First XI.  Junior 1 placed third.

Lotto Premier National Football Tournament (Papamoa)

Premier Rugby League (Papakura) – 3rd Overall

  • 30 August:  WBHS beat Tamaki College 35-22
  • 31 August:  WBHS beat Avondale College 30-18
  • 1 September:  WBHS lost to Kelston Boys’ High School 16-32 in the semi final
  • 2 September:  WBHS won their final game, finishing in 3rd place overall


Westlake Boys’ Basketball

Premier Team – Zone 1 Premiership Tournament (Qualifying for Nationals) – 4th Overall

  • WBHS beat Northcote College 105 – 69
  • WBHS beat Pakuranga College 102-67
  • The team had their final two pool games on 1 September against Selwyn College  and Mt Roskill Grammar
  • WBHS finished 4th Overall and are National Qualifiers

The Westlake Premier Team managed to win their Pool quite comfortably, beating Mt Roskill Grammar and Selwyn College after having beaten Pakauranga and Northcote earlier in the week. They now face their toughest challenge so far against Mt Albert Grammar in the quarterfinal today to qualify for the Zone 1 Premiership (Qualifying for Nationals). With 7 teams from Zone 1 qualifying Westlake are almost guaranteed a qualifying spot by being in the quarters, but the team would like the best seeding possible.

WBHS Senior B Team – Northern Zone Cup Tournament

  • WBHS beat Lynfield College86-80 (in double overtime)
  • WBHS beat Long Bay College 69-36
  • WBHS beat Botany Downs Secondary College 81-48
  • The team has one more pool game on 1 September

The Westlake Senior B team who were playing in the Northern Zone Cup (Non-qualifying tournament) lost their final last night at Trust Stadium going down 63-70 to Orewa College. After winning Pool A with wins over Lynfield Long Bay, Botany Downs and Pukekohe, they qualified for the final against Orewa, the winner of Pool B. In the final, the team got down early to a very spirited Orewa team but clawed back into the game in the 2nd Quarter behind a great offensive run by Jackson Port, who score 9 straight points (hitting a couple of big time 3-pointers and a string drive to the hoop) to pull the team back to within 5 points. The boys rallied from here and played much better in the 3rd Quarter with everyone in the team contributing. In the 4th quarter Westlake were down 14 points and then the boys zoned in on defensive and went into attack mode. The offence was initially lead by Quintin Lynch who had 2 very strong drives to the hoop for a 3 point play and another 3 point play. With 40secs left to play Aldrein Sepnio hit a huge 3 pointer to cut the lead to 8. After a great defensive possession the boys ran a perfectly executed sideline play from a timeout, which Aldrein finished with another dagger 3-pointer. After fouling and sending Orewa to the line where they extended the lead to 7, with time expiring, Jackson Port put up a deep 3 that just hit the front of the rim. Orewa secured the ball and the final score was 63-70 to Orewa. This young team of mainly Year 11 boys all played well throughout the tournament. They were a pleasure to coach and conducted themselves extremely well throughout the tournament.