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History of the Queensland GPS Head of the River rowing regatta

1988 QLD GPS Head of the River

The 66th boys Head of the River was conducted on Saturday 19th March 1988 at Lake Wivenhoe, Queensland. 

In 1988 it was decided by the GPS Headmasters that the Old Boys Cup was included in an introduced aggregrate points system to decide the Rowing Premiership. Whereas the GPS Premiership had previously been decided on the outcome of the first crew race (the O’Connor Cup) it would now be decided on an aggregate of points from an agreed set of races. Initially, with six schools in the competition, 7 points were awarded for a win then 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, for 2nd to 6th places. In 1988 there were 15 races on the program so a possible 105 points were available. 

 

Organising Committee:

Great Public Schools Association 



Open First Eight

The O'Connor Cup

Distance: 2000 Metres 

1st Brisbane Grammar School - Bow: J. W. Fitzgerald, 2: J. D. Warat, 3: P. E. Hannell, 4: I. A. Coventry, 5: A. J. Rose, 6: M. L. England, 7: D. J. Weightman, Str: R. J. Finch, Cox: P. A. Armstrong, Coach: A. Bromiley 

2nd St. Joseph's College, Gregory Terrace 

3rd Anglican Church Grammar School - Bow: S. Devereaux, 2: J. L. Stinson, 3: B. J. Knights, 4: D. A. Morris, 5: D. D. Clifford, 6: D. J. Ower, 7: J. D. West, Str: G. D. Thomson, Cox: J. N. Green, Coach: J. D. Morice

Daniel A. Morris, the four seat in the 1988 Anglican Church Grammar First VIII, represented the winning Queensland crew in the 1991 Noel F. Wilkinson Youth Eight Trophy. Morris also represented Queensland at the 1990 Australian Rowing Championships in the Junior Pair and Junior Coxed Four. 


Open Second Eight

Distance: 2000 Metres

1st Brisbane Grammar School

2nd St. Joseph's College, Gregory Terrace 

3rd The Southport School 


Open Third Eight

Distance: 1500 Metres

1st Brisbane Grammar School 

2nd The Southport School 

3rd Anglican Church Grammar School 


Open Fourth Eight

Distance: 1500 Metres

1st Brisbane Grammar School 

2nd The Southport School 

3rd Anglican Church Grammar School 


Under 16 First Eight

Distance: 1500 Metres

1st Brisbane Boys' College

2nd Anglican Church Grammar School 

3rd Brisbane Grammar School 


Under 16 First Four

Distance: 1000 Metres

1st Brisbane Boys' College

2nd The Southport School 

3rd Anglican Church Grammar School 


Under 16 Second Four

Distance: 1000 Metres

1st Anglican Church Grammar School 

2nd Brisbane Grammar School 

3rd Brisbane Boys' College 


Under 16 Third Four

Distance: 1000 Metres

1st St. Joseph's College, Gregory Terrace

2nd Brisbane Boys' College 

3rd Anglican Church Grammar School 


Under 16 Fourth Four

Distance: 1000 Metres

1st Brisbane Grammar School 

2nd Anglican Church Grammar School 

3rd St. Joseph's College, Gregory Terrace 


Under 15 First Four

Distance: 1000 Metres

1st Brisbane Grammar School 

2nd The Southport School 

3rd Brisbane State High School 


Under 15 Second Four

Distance: 1000 Metres

1st Brisbane Grammar School 

2nd Brisbane Boys' College

3rd Anglican Church Grammar School 


Under 15 Third Four

Distance: 1000 Metres

1st Brisbane State High School 

2nd Brisbane Boys' College

3rd St. Joseph's College, Gregory Terrace 


Under 15 Fourth Four

Distance: 1000 Metres

1st Brisbane Grammar School 

2nd Brisbane Boys' College

3rd Anglican Church Grammar School 


Under 15 Fifth Four

Distance: 1000 Metres

1st Brisbane Grammar School 

2nd Anglican Church Grammar School 

3rd Brisbane State High School 


Under 15 Sixth Four

Distance: 1000 Metres

1st Brisbane State High School 

2nd Anglican Church Grammar School 

3rd Brisbane Grammar School 


Sources

Queensland Rowing 1880-1995 by Jack Pritchard, published by Rowing Queensland

Pages 45-52, Churchie Rowing by Peter Jell, Published by Anglican Church Grammar School

Page 55, Churchie Rowing by Peter Jell, Published by Anglican Church Grammar School

Pages 68-98, Churchie Rowing by Peter Jell, Published by Anglican Church Grammar School

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