2009 New Zealand Case Competition Part 4

Blog Post #4 from Champions Trophy Case Competition in New Zealand

Today it started and I guess the most important thing are the results…but before I tell you how we did I have to say that it is almost tangible the change in energy that occurs when the competition starts. The students, advisors and all of the community who is supporting the event holds their collective breath and is nervous. With the first one done, the teams know a bit more of what will be expected of them tomorrow so the fear is a bit less. No one is complacent by any means, but they are feeling better.

And so the results for round one are:

WE WON!!!! ok, now that that is out of my system, here is the breakdown of the point system. Each team wins 3 points for a win, 2 points for second and so forth, the team with the most points on Friday goes to finals on Saturday. If there is a tie on Friday then the scores that they have received on that day are doubled. The judges feedback was very positive, their criticisms were on target and the team felt really good about what they did.

The case was a public owned freight and logistics company called Manfreight. The founder of the company was on of the judges in our panel.

Round 1 Results

Division 1
Winner-University of Hong Kong
Second-University of Washington
Third-Nanyang Unviersity

Division 2
Winner-Berkeley
Second-Hong Kong University ST
Third-Copenhagen

Division 3
Winner-University of Melbourne
Second-Singapore Management U.
Third-Thammasat

Division 4
Winner-National University of Singapore
Second-University of Auckland.

The next case which will be given tomorrow will be a small business case. We will present first tomorrow. More tomorrow.


Posted by Dinko Lakic for Janet Amador

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