Macca’s Week One 2019 Tipoff

Want to know where tonight’s games are (and if we picked your team to win) – look no further!

Rangiora High School has won the opening match of the 2019 season, defeating St. Margaret’s 69-44. We have one hiccup tonight, with Te Pā being forced to forfeit due to some injury and sickness issues to Linwood College’s Thomson Trophy Team.

The first game of the night begins at the earlier time of 4:30pm at the Graham Condon Centre, as the Papanui Whelan Team takes on Ellesmere College.

All of the other games are in the normal tipoff times – 5:15pm for an early game, and 7:00pm for a later one.

The highlight of the round for most spectators will be the first home games at Ōrua Paeroa for Avonside Girls’ High against St. Andrew’s (5:15pm) and then Shirley Boys’ facing off against Ashburton College immediately afterwards (7:00pm)

Check out Anaru and Greg who are expecting a big crowd tonight!

Burnside High will be hosting two games as well, first up against newcomers to the Whelan Trophy Competition from Riccarton High School in the early slot, and then the boys face off against preseason #3 Christ’s College.

Kaiapoi High will have the Ashburton Girls, then Papanui Boys visiting, while Lincoln High will have both of the Hornby teams visiting. Middleton Grange plays host to both of preseason #1 ranked teams: Christchurch Girls’ High and Cashmere High.

In some early 5:15pm single game action Villa Maria is hosting Cashmere, and last year’s second placed Thomson Trophy team, Rangiora High, will be visited by Hillmorton High.

The 7:00pm singles games have some great matchups set: Rangiora New Life @ Cathedral; Riccarton @ Haeata; St. Bede’s @ Christchurch Boys’; and St. Andrew’s @ St. Thomas.

If you’re at a Whelan Trophy game tonight, keep an eye out for some visitors from the Alloyfold Canterbury Wildcats who will be trying to visit as many of these games as possible tonight.

 

Our Picks for the week:

Whelan Division I

Rangiora; Avonside; Kaiapoi; CGHS

 

Whelan Division II

Riccarton; Papanui; Lincoln; Cashmere

 

Thompson Division I

Shirley; Christ’s; Rangiora; Cashmere; St. Bede’s; St. Andrew’s

 

Thomson Divisionj II

Linwood; Cathedral; Riccarton; Papanui; Lincoln

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