Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 2, No. 9. June 7, 1939
Seniors v. Old Boys. Hataitai, 1.
Juniors 1st v. Kaiwarra, Kaiwarra.
Juniors 2nd v. Poneke, Wakefield, 1.
Juniors 3rd v. Tech. Old Boys, Wakefield. 2.
3rds, 1st v. Athletic. Wakefield, 3.
3rds, 2nd v. Johnsonville; Wakefield. 3.
All games at 2.43 p.m.
At Weir House
Weir has been prominent lately in the world of sport. Last week C. G. Wilson, by winning the Sherwood Cup, brought Weir once more into the limelight. Weir can perhaps be termed the nursery of the University Sporting World. From its portals have gone forth many of the College's Blues of recent years and with the sporting spirit keenly fostered as it is to-day. Weir should maintain its fine record.
Hockey, a game formerly frowned upon by Weir, has now come into its own. With the entry of a team in this year's fourth grade competition, Weir House can now boast of participation in all fields of Varsity Sport. Although most of the members of the team had never handled a hockey stick before the performances so far have been excellent. The first two games played with a fully representative team from members of the House resulted in victories against Wellington. 2-0 and against Petone, 5-1. Now that the holidays have ended and the team is again fully mustered, it is probable that the early promise shown will be continued. Cook, Rutherfurd, and Culliford are prominent in the forwards and half-backs, and Moss and Barton have been towers of strength in the back line.
In the final of the Weir House Table Tennis Tournament held recently. P. B. De la Mere vanquished R. Te Punga in one of the most exciting games witnessed at the House for years. Playing before an enthralled gallery De la More upheld his reputation for finished stroking. He won by 2 games to 1 after an evenly contested match in which Te Punga fought hard.
Billiards is a game also very popular at Weir at present. In the final of the Tournament held last, week Whitlock, playing brilliantly defeated the popular favourite James Halpin by 2 games to 0. Some of the breaks might have made even Lindrum envious.
And hail to Weir's golf champion. David Graham. North Island champion and probably the most promising golfer in New Zealand at the present time.