Maadi Cup

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The Maadi Cup is the prize for the New Zealand Secondary Schools Boys' Under 18 Rowing Eights. More colloquially, it is the name given to the New Zealand Secondary Schools Rowing Regatta, at which the Maadi Cup is raced. The regatta is the largest school sports event in the Southern Hemisphere, with over 2100 rowers from 125 secondary schools participating in 2014.[1][2] The regatta is held annually in late March, alternating between the country's two main rowing venues: Lake Karapiro near Cambridge (odd years), and Lake Ruataniwha near Twizel (even years).

The top prizes at the regatta are the Maadi Cup, Springbok Shield, Levin Jubilee Cup, Dawn Cup and Star Trophy.

History[edit]

During World War II, members of the 2nd NZEF based at Maadi Camp in Egypt competed in regattas on the Nile against local Egyptian rowing clubs. At a regatta held on 20 November 1943 the Maadi Camp Rowing Club "Kiwi" oarsmen beat the Cairo River Club by 11 points to six to win the Freyberg Cup, which they then gifted to the competitors. In return, as a token of friendship, Youssef Baghat presented the Kiwis with a cup. Youssef Baghat's cup was offered to the NZARA (now NZRA) as a trophy for an annual boys' eight-oared race between secondary schools and was brought to New Zealand at the end of the war.

Renamed the Maadi Cup it was first raced for in 1947 at Wanganui where it was won by Mt Albert Grammar School, who beat Sacred Heart College by a half-length. The Maadi Cup gained its native timber pyramid shaped base from Mt Albert Grammar's woodwork master and first rowing coach, Jack Jenkin, in 1951.

Only 14 schools have ever won the cup, with Wanganui Collegiate School the most successful, having won it 17 times.

Members for the 2nd NZEF competed in rowing regattas and won races run by the Cairo River Club until they were shipped back to New Zealand at the end of the War.

Regates Du Caire - Cairo River Club Rowing Medal 1945
Regates Du Caires - Cairo River Club - Open Fours Rowing Medal - 9th December 1945

Schools that have won the Maadi Cup:

Springbok Shield

The Springbok Shield is the prize for the boys' under 18 coxed four. It was instigated in 1964 by Mr Cecil Purvis who was visiting South Africa at the time and met with members of the Johannesburg youth rowing community. After much discussion the Springbok Shield eventuated. The Shield is made from segments of all the woods from South Africa and was first rowed for in 1965 when it was won by Hamilton Boys' High School.

Levin 75th Jubilee Cup

The Levin Cup is awarded to the winner of the girls' under 18 eight. In 1981 the Maadi Regatta was held on Lake Horowhenua. That year the Levin Borough Council was holding its 75th Jubilee. The mayor, Jack Bolderson, decided that a fitting memorial would be for a cup for the girls senior eight. The inaugural winner was Wanganui Girls College.[3]

Dawn Cup

The Dawn Cup is awarded to the winner of the girls' under 18 coxed four.

Star Trophy

The Star Trophy is the prize awarded to the top overall school at the Regatta, and therefore come to denote the top rowing school in New Zealand. The award is determined on a points basis: schools winning events get 5 points, runners up get 3 points, and third place-getters get one point

Executive Trophy

The Executive Trophy is the prize awarded to the top overall school in sweep-oar events (i.e. pairs, fours and eights) at the Regatta.

Presidents Scull

The Presidents Scull is the prize awarded to the top overall school in sculling events (i.e. singles, doubles and quads) at the Regatta.

Eligibility[edit]

Rowers and coxswains in the Maadi Cup must be full-time students (at least 0.8 FTE) at a registered New Zealand school, and must be studying at secondary level (Year 9 or above). They must also have a satisfactory school attendance record, in the opinion of the school's principal, in order to participate.

The regatta is split into four age classification: under 15, under 16, under 17, and under 18. Only students who are under the specified age at 1 January preceding the regatta may compete in that class. For example, a student who is aged 15 on 1 January may compete in the under 16, under 17 and under 18 classifications, but not the under 15 classification.

Females may cox male boats, and vice versa. The minimum weight for coxswains is 55 kg for under 18 open-weight events, and 50 kg for all other events. For lightweight events, the international weight standard is used: males must be under 72.5 kg, and females must be under 59 kg.[4]

In mid-2007, the New Zealand Secondary Schools Sports Council introduced a quota system restricting the number of new-to-school and international students a school can field at national championships, including the Maadi Cup, in an aim to reduce top sporting schools "poaching" athletes from other schools. A new-to-school student is a student who has enrolled at the school in the 24 months prior to the event, excluding students who enrolled at the school in Year 9 or below. An international student is a student who is not a New Zealand or Australian citizen, or the holder of a New Zealand resident visa or domestic-endorsed student visa. For eights, no more than three crew members that are classified as a new-to-school or international students are permitted per boat, with no more than two crew members being international students. For all other events, no more than one crew member that is classified as a new-to-school or international student is permitted per boat.[5]

Events[edit]

As of 2013

Under 15 Under 16 Under 17 Under 18
Girls Boys Girls Boys Girls Boys Girls Boys
Single scull (1x)
Pair (2−)
Double scull (2x)
Lightweight double scull
Novice double scull
Coxed four (4+)
Lightweight coxed four
Novice coxed four
Coxed quad scull (4x+)
Eight (8+)

Recent winners[edit]

Major events[edit]

Year Venue Maadi Cup (B U18 8+) Springbok Shield (B U18 4+) Levin 75th Jubilee Cup (G U18 8+) Dawn Cup (G U18 4+)
1995[6] Christ's College Hamilton Boys' High School Rangi Ruru Girls' School Rangi Ruru Girls' School
1996[7] Christ's College Christ's College Rangi Ruru Girls' School Gisborne Girls' High School
1997[8] Tauranga Boys' College Tauranga Boys' College Rangi Ruru Girls' School Rangi Ruru Girls' School
1998[9] Christ's College Christ's College Rangi Ruru Girls' School Rangi Ruru Girls' School
1999[10] Christ's College Christchurch Boys' High School Rangi Ruru Girls' School Rangi Ruru Girls' School
2000[11] Ruataniwha Wanganui Collegiate School (6:24.86)
2nd: Christ's College (6:26.73)
3rd: St Paul's Collegiate School (6:30.03)
St Paul's Collegiate School (6:40.79)
2nd: Wanganui Collegiate School (6:45.90)
3rd: Auckland Grammar School (6:50.18)
Rangi Ruru Girls' School 1 (7:17.32)
2nd: St Margaret's College (7:22.98)
3rd: Rangi Ruru Girls' School 2 (7:30.72)
Gisborne Girls' High School (7:30.55)
2nd: St Margaret's College (7:32.09)
3rd: Rangi Ruru Girls' School (7:32.11)
2001[12] Wanganui Collegiate School (6:00.76)
2nd: Christ's College (6:02.29)
3rd: King's College (6:06.25)
Wellington College (6:44.09)
2nd: Auckland Grammar School (6:46.78)
3rd: Wanganui Collegiate School (6:49.03)
St Margaret's College (6:47.33)
2nd: Rangi Ruru Girls' School (6:50.90)
3rd: Marlborough Girls' College (6:52.38)
Rangi Ruru Girls' School (7:37.76)
2nd: St Margaret's College (7:45.61)
3rd: Marlborough Girls' College (7:49.57)
2002[13] Ruataniwha St Paul's Collegiate School (6:43.59)
2nd: Wanganui Collegiate School (6:54.03)
3rd: Westlake Boys' High School (6:54.57)
Westlake Boys' High School (8:07.24)
2nd: Christ's College (8:11.09)
3rd: St Paul's Collegiate School (8:30.04)
Waikato Diocesan School (7:39.07)
2nd: St Margaret's College (7:39.89)
3rd: Rangi Ruru Girls' School (7:46.26)
Westlake Girls' High School (9:27.72)
2nd: Marlborough Girls' College (9:29.20)
3rd: Diocesan School for Girls (9:43.81)
2003[14] Karapiro St Paul's Collegiate School (6:12.12)
2nd: Wanganui Collegiate School (6:15.20)
3rd: Auckland Grammar School (6:18.93)
St Paul's Collegiate School (6:34.58)
2nd: Auckland Grammar School (6:41.56)
3rd: Otago Boys' High School (6:43.75)
St Margaret's College (7:10:01)
2nd: Baradene College (7:12.48)
3rd: Gisborne Girls' High School (7:18.36)
Rangi Ruru Girls' School (7:40.50)
2nd: St Margaret's College (7:43.19)
3rd: Gisborne Girls' High School (7:43.69)
2004[15] Ruataniwha Wanganui Collegiate School (6:34.22)
2nd: Kings' College (6:37.51)
3rd: Christ's College (6:38.28)
Wanganui Collegiate School (7:54.84)
2nd: Auckland Grammar School (7:55.01)
3rd: Christ's College (7:56.98)
St Margaret's College (7:32.21)
2nd: Rangi Ruru Girls' School (7:33.19)
3rd: Sacred Heart Girls' College (7:38.36)
St Margaret's College (7:45.61)
2nd: Rangi Ruru Girls' School 2 (7:58.68)
3rd: Rangi Ruru Girls' School 1 (8:04.94)
2005[16] Karapiro Hamilton Boys' High School (5:53:17)
2nd: Wanganui Collegiate School (5:59.38)
3rd: St Kentigern College (6:01.85)
Hamilton Boys' High School (6:30.79)
2nd: Wanganui Collegiate School (6:37.22)
3rd: Westlake Boys' High School (6:45.68)
Rangi Ruru Girls' School (6:47:16)
2nd: Sacred Heart Girls' College (6:49.25)
3rd: St Margaret's College (6:52.82)
Sacred Heart Girls' College (7:21.32)
2nd: Rangi Ruru Girls' School (7:29.18)
3rd: Gisborne Girls' High School (7:32.53)
2006[17] Ruataniwha Christ's College (5:56:48)
2nd: Kings' College (5:57.41)
3rd: Hamilton Boys' High School (5:58.68)
Hamilton Boys' High School (6:45.07)
2nd: Wanganui Collegiate School (6:50.35)
3rd: St Kentigern College (6:50.62)
Wanganui Collegiate School (6:41.18)
2nd: Rangi Ruru Girls' School (6:42.99)
3rd: Sacred Heart Girls' College (6:50.08)
St Margaret's College (7:38.46)
2nd: Gisborne Girls' High School (7:41.81)
3rd: Wanganui Collegiate School (7:44.62)
2007[18] Karapiro Hamilton Boys' High School (6:22.50)
2nd: Christ's College (6:30.96)
3rd: Kings' College (6:37.11)
Hamilton Boys' High School (6:26.40)
2nd: Christ's College (6:32.01)
3rd: Marlborough Boys' College (6:37.12)
Rangi Ruru Girls' School (7:15:19)
2nd: Nelson College for Girls (7:19.26)
3rd: Wanganui Collegiate School (7:20.96)
Rangi Ruru Girls' School (7:25.44)
2nd: St Margaret's College (7:25.83)
3rd: Wanganui Collegiate School (7:30.28)
2008[19] Ruataniwha Hamilton Boys' High School (5:54.71)
2nd: Kings' College (5:58.17)
3rd: Wanganui Collegiate School (6:00.37)
Hamilton Boys' High School 1 (6:42.44)
2nd: Wanganui Collegiate School (6:51.88)
3rd: Hamilton Boys' High School 2 (6:52.76)
Rangi Ruru Girls' School (6:39:63)
2nd: Wanganui Collegiate School (6:42.05)
3rd: Nelson College for Girls (6:45.90)
Rangi Ruru Girls' School (7:28.52)
2nd: Wanganui Collegiate School (7:30.44)
3rd: Waikato Diocesan School (7:35.93)
2009[20] Karapiro Hamilton Boys' High School (5:53.21)
2nd: Westlake Boys' High School (5:53.76)
3rd: Christ's College (5:58.37)
Hamilton Boys' High School 1 (6:50.39)
2nd: Westlake Boys' High School (6:52.05)
3rd: Hamilton Boys' High School 2 (6:52.11)
Rangi Ruru Girls' School (6:37.58)
2nd: Waikato Diocesan School (6:43.48)
3rd: Wanganui Collegiate School (6:44.17)
Rangi Ruru Girls' School (7:35.83)
2nd: Wanganui Collegiate School (7:42.98)
3rd: Marlborough Girls' College (7:45.91)
2010[21] Ruataniwha Hamilton Boys' High School (5:55.64)
2nd: Westlake Boys' High School (5:57.83)
3rd: Auckland Grammar School (6:02.52)
Hamilton Boys' High School (6:51.96)
2nd: Westlake Boys' High School (6:53.25)
3rd: St Paul's Collegiate School (7:00.06)
Rangi Ruru Girls' School (6:42.11)
2nd: Westlake Girls' High School (6:48.53)
3rd: Marlborough Girls' College (6:48.96)
Rangi Ruru Girls' School (7:41.84)
2nd: Marlborough Girls' College (7:46.13)
3rd: Sacred Heart Girls' College (7:49.73)
2011[22] Karapiro Auckland Grammar School (5:55.72)
2nd: Christ's College (5:58.31)
3rd: Westlake Boys' High School (6:00.96)
Auckland Grammar School (6:36.99)
2nd: Napier Boys' High School (6:39.74)
3rd: Marlborough Boys' College (6:42.79)
Waikato Diocesan School (6:46.40)
2nd: Christchurch Girls' High School (6:52.73)
3rd: St Kevin's College (6:54.84)
St Peter's School (7:48.07)
2nd: Christchurch Girls' High School (7:53.65)
3rd: Wellington Girls' College (7:54.06)
2012[23] Ruataniwha Christ's College (5:57.41)
2nd: Auckland Grammar School (5:58.11)
3rd: Westlake Boys' High School (5:59.43)
Marlborough Boys' College (6:26.76)
2nd: Auckland Grammar School (6:29.40)
3rd: Westlake Boys' High School (6:31.21)
St Margaret's College (6:46.54)
2nd: Waikato Diocesan School (6:48.65)
3rd: St Peter's School (6:51.52)
St Peter's School (7:20.15)
2nd: Marlborough Girls' College (7:53.65)
3rd: Waikato Diocesan School (7:25.82)
2013[24] Karapiro Hamilton Boys' High School (5:54.71)
2nd: Napier Boys' High School (5:54.95)
3rd: Westlake Boys' High School (5:58.47)
Hamilton Boys' High School (6:31.71)
2nd: Auckland Grammar School (6:32.26)
3rd: Napier Boys' High School (6:34.35)
St Margaret's College (6:43.23)
2nd: Waikato Diocesan School (6:47.84)
3rd: Craighead Diocesan School (6:51.14)
St Margaret's College (7:17.94)
2nd: Waikato Diocesan School (7:24.22)
3rd: Craighead Diocesan School (7:24.94)
2014[25] Rutanaiwha Hamilton Boys' High School (5:55.84)
2nd: St Bede's College (5:57.99)
3rd: Napier Boys' High School (5:58.52)
Napier Boys' High School (6:49.53)
2nd: Hamilton Boys' High School (6:54.61)
3rd: Christ's College (6:57.91)
Waikato Diocesan School (6:51.43)
2nd: Westlake Girls' High School (7:00.11)
3rd: St Margaret's College (7:01.72)
Westlake Girls' High School (7:51.60)
2nd: Waikato Diocesan School (8:02.78)
3rd: St Margaret's College (8:04.59)

Overall points[edit]

Year Venue Star Trophy (all events) Executive Trophy (sweep-oar) Presidents Scull (sculling)
1997 Rangi Ruru Girls' School
1998 Rangi Ruru Girls' School
1999 Rangi Ruru Girls' School
2000 Rangi Ruru Girls' School
2001 St Margaret's College
2002 St Margaret's College
2003 Karapiro St Margaret's College (60)
2nd: Hamilton Boys' High School (25)
3rd: Queen Charlotte College (21)
St Margaret's College (38)
2nd: Hamilton Boys' High School (25)
3rd: Rangi Ruru Girls' School (20)
St Margaret's College (22)
2nd: Queen Charlotte College (20)
3rd: Tauranga Girls' College (13)
2004 Ruataniwha St Margaret's College (53)
2nd: Hamilton Boys' High School (28)
3rd: Queen Charlotte College (21)
St Margaret's College (36)
2nd: Hamilton Boys' High School (28)
3rd: Rangi Ruru Girls' School (20)
Queen Charlotte College (21)
2nd: Rotorua Lakes High School (18)
3rd: St Margaret's College (21)
2005 Karapiro Hamilton Boys' High School (42)
2nd: Sacred Heart Girls' College (Hamilton) (29)
3rd: St Margaret's College / Kings' College (23, tie)
Hamilton Boys' High School (42)
2nd: Sacred Heart Girls' College (Hamilton) (29)
3rd: Rangi Ruru Girls' School (21)
Wanganui High School (18)
2nd: King's College (15)
3rd: Queen Charlotte College (14)
2006 Ruataniwha Rangi Ruru Girls' School (32)
2nd: Hamilton Boys' High School (29)
3rd: Christ's College (26)
Hamilton Boys' High School (29)
2nd: Rangi Ruru Girls' School (27)
3rd: Christ's College (21)
Marlborough Girls' College (19)
2nd: St Andrew's College (16)
3rd: Bethlehem College / Takapuna Grammar School (10, tie)
2007 Karapiro Rangi Ruru Girls' School (38)
2nd: Hamilton Boys' High School (37)
3rd: Nelson College for Girls (28)
Hamilton Boys' High School (32)
2nd: Rangi Ruru Girls' School (29)
3rd: Nelson College for Girls (18)
Hauraki Plains College / Nelson College (22, tie)
3rd: Bethlehem College (15)
2008 Ruataniwha Hamilton Boys' High School (55)
2nd: Rangi Ruru Girls' School (39)
3rd: Roncalli College (26)
Hamilton Boys' High School (50)
2nd: Rangi Ruru Girls' School (33)
3rd: Wanganui Collegiate School (21)
Roncalli College (26)
2nd: Marlborough Girls' College (11)
3rd: Wanganui High School (10)
2009 Karapiro Hamilton Boys' High School (54)
2nd: Rangi Ruru Girls' School (49)
3rd: James Hargest College (27)
Hamilton Boys' High School (49)
2nd: Rangi Ruru Girls' School (44)
3rd: Waikato Diocesan School (16)
James Hargest College (24)
2nd: Roncalli College (19)
3rd: Edgecumbe College (10)
2010 Ruataniwha Rangi Ruru Girls' School (33)
2nd: Marlborough Boys' College (27)
3rd: St Peter's School / James Hargest College (26, tie)
Rangi Ruru Girls' School (33)
2nd: Hamilton Boys' High School (25)
3rd: Waikato Diocesan School (22)
St Peter's School (25)
2nd: Marlborough Boys' College (19)
3rd: James Hargest College (18)
2011 Karapiro Waikato Diocesan School (53)
2nd: St Peter's School (26)
3rd: St Margaret's College (21)
Waikato Diocesan School (45)
2nd: Auckland Grammar School (21)
3rd: St Margaret's College (18)
St Peter's School (20)
2nd: Kavanagh College (18)
3rd: Craighead Diocesan School (17)
2012 Ruataniwha St Peter's School (37)
2nd: St Margaret's College (31)
3rd: Auckland Grammar School (24)
St Margaret's College (30)
2nd: Auckland Grammar School (24)
3rd: Christ's College (19)
Kavanagh College / St Peter's School (22, tie)
3rd: Timaru Boys' High School (19)
2013 Karapiro Hamilton Boys' High School (44)
2nd: St Margaret's College (38)
3rd: Waikato Diocesan School (32)
Hamilton Boys' High School (40)
2nd: St Margaret's College (37)
3rd: Waikato Diocesan School (27)
Kavanagh College (31)
2nd: Whakatane High School (17)
3rd: St Peter's School (14)
2014 Rutanaiwha Hamilton Boys' High School (39)
2nd: St Peter's School (26)
3rd: St Margaret's College (25)
Hamilton Boys' High School (27)
2nd: St Margaret's College (25)
3rd: Waikato Diocesan School (23)
St Peter's School (25)
2nd: Whakatane High School (17)
3rd:Glendowie College (16)

References[edit]

  1. ^ van der Werff, Paul (23 March 2013). "Maadi Cup attracts more than 2000 athletes". 3 News NZ. Retrieved 5 January 2014. 
  2. ^ "Record numbers in this weeks Maadi Cup". Radio New Zealand. 24 March 2014. Retrieved 30 March 2014. 
  3. ^ http://www.schoolrowing.org.nz/nzssra.php.page=x5w
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  8. ^ "1997 Maadi Results". New Zealand Secondary Schools Rowing Association. Retrieved 7 January 2014. 
  9. ^ "1998 Maadi Results". New Zealand Secondary Schools Rowing Association. Retrieved 7 January 2014. 
  10. ^ "1999 Maadi Results". New Zealand Secondary Schools Rowing Association. Retrieved 7 January 2014. 
  11. ^ "2000 Maadi Results". New Zealand Secondary Schools Rowing Association. Retrieved 7 January 2014. 
  12. ^ "2000 Maadi Results". New Zealand Secondary Schools Rowing Association. Retrieved 7 January 2014. 
  13. ^ "2000 Maadi Results". New Zealand Secondary Schools Rowing Association. Retrieved 7 January 2014. 
  14. ^ "Medallists – 2004 PPCS Maadi". Retrieved 5 January 2014. 
  15. ^ "Medallists – 2004 Scottwood Trust Maadi". Retrieved 5 January 2014. 
  16. ^ "Medallists – 2005 Aon NZ Maadi". Retrieved 5 January 2014. 
  17. ^ "Medallists – 2006 Aon NZ Maadi". Retrieved 5 January 2014. 
  18. ^ "Medallists – 2007 Aon NZ Maadi". Retrieved 5 January 2014. 
  19. ^ "Medallists – 2008 Aon NZ Maadi". Retrieved 5 January 2014. 
  20. ^ "Medallists – 2009 Aon NZ Maadi". Retrieved 5 January 2014. 
  21. ^ "Medallists – 2010 Aon NZ Maadi". Retrieved 5 January 2014. 
  22. ^ "Medallists – 2011 Aon NZ Maadi". Retrieved 5 January 2014. 
  23. ^ "Medallists – 2012 Aon NZ Maadi". Retrieved 5 January 2014. 
  24. ^ "Medallists – 2013 Aon NZ Maadi". Retrieved 5 January 2014. 
  25. ^ "Medallists – 2014 Aon NZ Maadi". Retrieved 27 March 2014. 

External links[edit]

  • [1] - Official Maadi Cup regatta website.
  • [2] - Website of the New Zealand Secondary School Rowing Association.