The Inter-College Sporting Competition includes twelve sporting events carried out over the universities calendar year. Sports are contested between the University of Otago college communities, all competing to be crowned the Inter-College Sport Champion.
The competition contains a range of sports, including: cricket, rowing, rugby, football, netball, volleyball, basketball, futsal and more!
Sports are either structured as Ongoing or Festivals. Ongoing Sports take place over six weeks; the first four weeks consist of round robin, while the final two weeks consist of semi finals and finals. Sport Festivals take place over one day and involve three round robin games before the top 4 teams play off for placings.
Teams earn game points for a win, loss or draw. Teams can also accumulate bonus points which are awarded based on good performance, these vary between each sport. Each teams game points and bonus points are accumulated together which results in success points. Teams placings are determined by their success points. Colleges are awarded podium points based on their placing in each sport, which contributes to the overall sporting competition.
Participation points are also awarded to colleges for each team they enter. For a college to be crowned Inter-College Sport Champion, they will not only need to be winning events but also making sure they are taking part in as many as possible.
For a full run down on the different sports, structures and points system please refer to the Inter-College Handbook.