Ultimately a disappointing Reps season for CAS, and it was clear that there are many problems that need fixing from the top down. The 5-round-season is nowhere near enough to prepare the speakers for Reps debates, especially considering not many CAS schools get past the octo-finals of ISDA. Perhaps a combined CAS-GPS competition would help the two associations compete against CHS and Archdale. 12 debates is very long, I know, but I think any solution which gives CAS debaters more than 5 debates would be beneficial, especially since debates against Waverley (and sometimes Trinity) generally turn out to be of extremely low quality. A trial system for selection into CAS Reps teams would obviously benefit them immensely. With the sheer number of debaters in Knox, Barker and Aloys, and the quality of coaching they have, even scrapping the quota system for weaker schools could see CAS compete much more strongly. Many debaters from Cranbrook, Waverley and Trinity who wouldn't be there if the school quota wasn't in place. Same goes for debaters from Knox, Barker and Aloys during their weaker years, with the unwritten rule of having at least 2 speakers from the 3 schools in the CAS 1sts being respected too much. However, there are some positives going into next year. Barker with James Leeder and Knox with Clyde Welsh are going to be competitive next year, especially considering the Knox and CAS Captain is only in Year 10. Barker were unlucky not to progress further in ISDA, and Knox will only look to improve upon their achievement of reaching the Semi-Finals. Cranbrook, unfortunately, did not have any Year 11s in their 1sts so it remains to be seen how competitive they will be next year. Congratulations to Archdale for winning the 1sts Competition. Does anyone know the result of the entire competition?